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June 8, 2009 | Staff Reports
The Sol beat the Washington Freedom, 3-1, at the Home Depot Center in Carson on Sunday and improved its Women's Professional Soccer league's best record to 7-1-3. The Sol opened the scoring in the 14th minute when Shannon Boxx's long pass from the left side of the defense found midfielder Aya Miyama in stride in the center of the field. Miyama played a perfect ball to Camille Abily, who put her shot past Washington goalkeeper Erin McLeod and into the net. Washington (3-3-3)
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August 9, 2012 | Kevin Baxter
LONDON -- Carli Lloyd scored twice -- once in each half -- to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead over Japan early in the second half of the gold-medal game of the Olympic women's soccer tournament at Wembley Stadium on Thursday. Her first goal, in the eighth minute, came on a diving header after Alex Morgan, trapped along the end line, flipped a left-footed pass into the six-yard box for Abby Wambach. But Lloyd ducked in front of Wambach, got her head on the ball and drove it into the net. Then, nine minutes into the second half, Lloyd gathered the ball at midfield, dribbled more than 30 yards down the center of the pitch, stopped and drove a left-footed shot into the back of the net from just inside the penalty area.
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August 9, 2009 | Grahame L. Jones
Sol today AT BOSTON Time : 3 p.m. On the air : FSC. Where : Harvard Stadium, Cambridge, Mass. Records : Sol 11-3-5, Breakers 7-8-4. Record vs. Breakers : 0-1-1. Update : The inaugural regular season of Women's Professional Soccer comes to a conclusion today for the Sol, which would prefer it to end on a winning note after the disappointment of last Sunday's 3-1 loss at the Chicago Red Stars. That was the only two-goal loss of the year for Coach Abner Rogers' team.
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August 9, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
The U.S. women's soccer team got the payback it was looking for Thursday by beating Japan, 2-1, in the Olympic gold-medal game before a crowd of 80,203 at Wembley Stadium. The attendance was an Olympic record as well as the largest crowd ever to see a women's game in Britain. The U.S. last played before a crowd that big in the 1999 World Cup final at the Rose Bowl. For the Americans, the loss avenged a painful decision in last summer's World Cup final, when the Japanese twice rallied from deficits to win the title on penalty kicks.
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June 28, 2009 | Mario Aguirre
Sol forward Marta darted across a hallway, headed for the locker room, when a fan stopped to ask for an autograph. She scrawled her signature on the side of the bobblehead doll, leaving her imprint much as she did in the game that ended minutes earlier. Her consecutive goals in the second half Saturday propelled the Sol to a 4-0 victory against the Chicago Red Stars in front of an announced 4,653 at the Home Depot Center.
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June 22, 2009 | Mario Aguirre
Seven weeks ago, the Sol endured its only loss of the season. It could be another seven before it is similarly challenged. Until then the Sol is collecting wins comfortably, Sunday's 2-0 victory over FC Gold Pride being the latest example as it remains atop the Women's Professional Soccer standings. The Sol (8-1-4) used goals by Camille Abily and Marta in the first half to increase its first-place lead in front of an announced crowd of 4,593 at Home Depot Center.
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August 9, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
The U.S. women's soccer team got the payback it was looking for Thursday by beating Japan, 2-1, in the Olympic gold-medal game before a crowd of 80,203 at Wembley Stadium. The attendance was an Olympic record as well as the largest crowd ever to see a women's game in Britain. The U.S. last played before a crowd that big in the 1999 World Cup final at the Rose Bowl. For the Americans, the loss avenged a painful decision in last summer's World Cup final, when the Japanese twice rallied from deficits to win the title on penalty kicks.
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August 9, 2012 | Kevin Baxter
LONDON -- Carli Lloyd scored twice -- once in each half -- to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead over Japan early in the second half of the gold-medal game of the Olympic women's soccer tournament at Wembley Stadium on Thursday. Her first goal, in the eighth minute, came on a diving header after Alex Morgan, trapped along the end line, flipped a left-footed pass into the six-yard box for Abby Wambach. But Lloyd ducked in front of Wambach, got her head on the ball and drove it into the net. Then, nine minutes into the second half, Lloyd gathered the ball at midfield, dribbled more than 30 yards down the center of the pitch, stopped and drove a left-footed shot into the back of the net from just inside the penalty area.
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July 17, 2011 | By Grahame L. Jones
It was the most gut-wrenching, most emotional and most dramatic final in the history of the Women's World Cup. It produced the most surprising, most gloriously happy and most deserving world champion women's soccer has yet seen. As far as Sunday nights in Frankfurt go, this one will take some beating. As far as fairy tales go, even Germany's Grimm Brothers could not have penned this story. Japan, riding the emotions of a domestic tragedy and the overwhelming goodwill of neutral fans worldwide, won the sixth Women's World Cup, defeating the United States, 3-1 on penalty kicks, after a 2-2 tie in extra time.
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July 17, 2011 | Grahame L. Jones, On Soccer
Where next for women's soccer? And quickly, before the Neanderthals out there grunt and yell, "Who cares?" let us state here loudly and unequivocally that it does matter. It matters to every little girl who has sat in front of a television set these last few weeks and marveled at the skills of, say, Louisa Necib or Lotta Schelin or Lauren Cheney. It matters to those fans all across the U.S. who watched and tried to will Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan and Hope Solo to victory Sunday.
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July 17, 2011 | Grahame L. Jones, On Soccer
Where next for women's soccer? And quickly, before the Neanderthals out there grunt and yell, "Who cares?" let us state here loudly and unequivocally that it does matter. It matters to every little girl who has sat in front of a television set these last few weeks and marveled at the skills of, say, Louisa Necib or Lotta Schelin or Lauren Cheney. It matters to those fans all across the U.S. who watched and tried to will Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan and Hope Solo to victory Sunday.
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July 17, 2011 | By Grahame L. Jones
It was the most gut-wrenching, most emotional and most dramatic final in the history of the Women's World Cup. It produced the most surprising, most gloriously happy and most deserving world champion women's soccer has yet seen. As far as Sunday nights in Frankfurt go, this one will take some beating. As far as fairy tales go, even Germany's Grimm Brothers could not have penned this story. Japan, riding the emotions of a domestic tragedy and the overwhelming goodwill of neutral fans worldwide, won the sixth Women's World Cup, defeating the United States, 3-1 on penalty kicks, after a 2-2 tie in extra time.
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June 27, 2011 | By Grahame L. Jones
Former Los Angeles Sol midfielder Aya Miyama scored the goal of her career on Monday when she curled a free kick into the back of the net to give Japan a 2-1 victory over New Zealand at the sixth Women's World Cup in Germany. Later, Mexico, inspired by the play of 16-year-old goalkeeper Cecilia Santiago, held favored England to a 1-1 tie in the first almost-upset of the 16-nation tournament. The two results left Japan at the top of Group B, with England and Mexico tied for second and New Zealand in last place.
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August 9, 2009 | Grahame L. Jones
Sol today AT BOSTON Time : 3 p.m. On the air : FSC. Where : Harvard Stadium, Cambridge, Mass. Records : Sol 11-3-5, Breakers 7-8-4. Record vs. Breakers : 0-1-1. Update : The inaugural regular season of Women's Professional Soccer comes to a conclusion today for the Sol, which would prefer it to end on a winning note after the disappointment of last Sunday's 3-1 loss at the Chicago Red Stars. That was the only two-goal loss of the year for Coach Abner Rogers' team.
SPORTS
June 28, 2009 | Mario Aguirre
Sol forward Marta darted across a hallway, headed for the locker room, when a fan stopped to ask for an autograph. She scrawled her signature on the side of the bobblehead doll, leaving her imprint much as she did in the game that ended minutes earlier. Her consecutive goals in the second half Saturday propelled the Sol to a 4-0 victory against the Chicago Red Stars in front of an announced 4,653 at the Home Depot Center.
SPORTS
June 22, 2009 | Mario Aguirre
Seven weeks ago, the Sol endured its only loss of the season. It could be another seven before it is similarly challenged. Until then the Sol is collecting wins comfortably, Sunday's 2-0 victory over FC Gold Pride being the latest example as it remains atop the Women's Professional Soccer standings. The Sol (8-1-4) used goals by Camille Abily and Marta in the first half to increase its first-place lead in front of an announced crowd of 4,593 at Home Depot Center.
SPORTS
June 27, 2011 | By Grahame L. Jones
Former Los Angeles Sol midfielder Aya Miyama scored the goal of her career on Monday when she curled a free kick into the back of the net to give Japan a 2-1 victory over New Zealand at the sixth Women's World Cup in Germany. Later, Mexico, inspired by the play of 16-year-old goalkeeper Cecilia Santiago, held favored England to a 1-1 tie in the first almost-upset of the 16-nation tournament. The two results left Japan at the top of Group B, with England and Mexico tied for second and New Zealand in last place.
SPORTS
June 8, 2009 | Staff Reports
The Sol beat the Washington Freedom, 3-1, at the Home Depot Center in Carson on Sunday and improved its Women's Professional Soccer league's best record to 7-1-3. The Sol opened the scoring in the 14th minute when Shannon Boxx's long pass from the left side of the defense found midfielder Aya Miyama in stride in the center of the field. Miyama played a perfect ball to Camille Abily, who put her shot past Washington goalkeeper Erin McLeod and into the net. Washington (3-3-3)
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