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August 10, 2009 | Staff Reports
Shannon Boxx scored on a penalty kick in the third minute of second-half injury time to lift the Sol to a 2-1 win over the Boston Breakers on Sunday in a Women's Professional Soccer game in Cambridge, Mass. Boxx's penalty kick came after Boston defender Alex Scott was called for a foul -- and subsequently received a red card -- on forward Marta in the penalty area. The Sol, which finished the regular season with a league-best record of 12-3-5, has clinched a spot in the inaugural championship game at the Home Depot Center on Aug. 22 against an opponent to be determined.
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September 29, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
They gave Shannon Boxx a medal Saturday. Not exactly the most original gift for a woman who already has three Olympic golds plus two bronzes and a runner-up prize from her three World Cup appearances. "She can add it to the collection," joked teammate Abby Wambach with a smile. "Oh, and it's silver. " Actually, as medals go, it's more like a purple heart since Boxx had to endure pain and display courage to earn it. Five years ago Boxx, a standout midfielder on the U.S. women's soccer team, was diagnosed with lupus, a debilitating autoimmune condition with no known cure and one that, if left untreated, can be fatal.
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May 28, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
You never forget the first time, Sydney Leroux says. In her case it came when she was just 13, after a bet with her mother over how many goals she would score in a national soccer tournament. For Shannon Boxx it happened in college - and it, too, came on a dare after she led Notre Dame to an NCAA soccer championship. Yet for both women their first and subsequent tattoos have become indelible markers of accomplishment on a road each hopes will lead to a gold medal in the London Olympics this summer.
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July 27, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
With the exception of last summer's World Cup matches with Brazil and Japan, the U.S. women's soccer team generally faces few challenges on the field. So Coach Pia Sundhage has tried to foster some of that off the pitch by rotating players through her starting lineup. "It's a good team and there is competition," she said Friday while preparing for the U.S.'s second Olympic match, Saturday against Colombia at historic Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland (NBC Sports Network, 9 a.m. PDT)
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May 10, 2009 | Grahame L. Jones
VS. BOSTON Time: 1 p.m. On the air: none. Where: Home Depot Center. Records: Sol 3-1-1, Breakers 3-2-0. Record vs. Breakers: 0-1. Update: Having lost the first game in its brief history to Boston last weekend, the Sol can avenge that defeat by beating the Breakers today. The Sol sent defender Kendall Fletcher and forward Christie Welsh and a 2011 second-round draft pick to St. Louis Athletica for a conditional first-round pick in next year's Women's Professional Soccer draft and a first-round pick in 2011.
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May 31, 2009 | Grahame L. Jones
The Sol solidified its hold on first place in Women's Professional Soccer on Saturday afternoon with a 2-0 victory over St. Louis Athletica in Carson. Goals by French midfielder Camille Abily in the 35th minute and Shannon Boxx five minutes into the second half improved Los Angeles' record to 6-1-2, as it approaches the halfway point in the inaugural WPS season. St. Louis, which fell to 2-3-2 and lost for the first time in five games, was outshot, 16-8, including 8-4 in shots on target.
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August 26, 2004 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
With any luck, there won't be any house fires or cats to get out of trees or any other sort of emergency this morning in San Jose. That way, the men and women at Willow Glen Fire Station No. 6 can tune into the gold-medal women's soccer match between the United States and Brazil. They do, after all, have a direct connection to the game. One of their own, 30-year-old firefighter and paramedic Gillian Boxx, is here in Greece. Not as an athlete, but as a spectator.
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October 1, 2006 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
On their way to winning the gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, there was one fear that Mia Hamm and the rest of the U.S. women's soccer team had that was never made public. "We asked the question, what would we do if Shannon Boxx got injured?" Coach Greg Ryan recalled the other day at the Home Depot Center, where the U.S. plays Chinese Taipei at 1 p.m. today in a friendly. "We never knew," Ryan said. "Honestly, we didn't have an answer."
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August 8, 2008 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
Shannon Boxx and her U.S. Olympic soccer teammates have been to China enough times so that some of them have absorbed a Mandarin phrase or two. "We learned xiexie, wo bu yao," the Redondo Beach midfielder and 2004 gold medal winner said the other day, "which means 'No, thank you.' So stop trying to sell me things!" It will be Boxx who will have to do the selling Saturday as she and a handful of other veterans on the U.S.
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July 27, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
With the exception of last summer's World Cup matches with Brazil and Japan, the U.S. women's soccer team generally faces few challenges on the field. So Coach Pia Sundhage has tried to foster some of that off the pitch by rotating players through her starting lineup. "It's a good team and there is competition," she said Friday while preparing for the U.S.'s second Olympic match, Saturday against Colombia at historic Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland (NBC Sports Network, 9 a.m. PDT)
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May 28, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
You never forget the first time, Sydney Leroux says. In her case it came when she was just 13, after a bet with her mother over how many goals she would score in a national soccer tournament. For Shannon Boxx it happened in college - and it, too, came on a dare after she led Notre Dame to an NCAA soccer championship. Yet for both women their first and subsequent tattoos have become indelible markers of accomplishment on a road each hopes will lead to a gold medal in the London Olympics this summer.
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July 10, 2011 | Grahame L. Jones, On Soccer
Somewhere, Mia Hamm is shedding a happy tear or two. Emotions always ran close to the surface for America's soccer darling. Somewhere, Julie Foudy is letting loose with a whoop and a holler. "Loudy" Foudy always was one to express her feelings vocally. Somewhere, Michelle Akers is leaping high and stretching her neck, heading in that last-second desperation goal to salvage an American World Cup dream. Only, it was Abby Wambach who scored it Sunday. Akers was simply the inspiration, the template from the past that said no U.S. women's soccer team is ever beaten until the final whistle sounds.
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July 10, 2011 | By Grahame L. Jones
The semifinal field is set and the French are quivering. Well, that might be a little presumptuous, but after what the U.S. achieved Sunday in advancing to the last four of the Women's World Cup in Germany, any future opponent would be foolish not to be a little nervous. Trailing, 2-1, two minutes into injury time at the end of extra time, the U.S. somehow found a way to tie the score, via an Abby Wambach headed goal, and then went on to knock Brazil out of the tournament, 5-3 on penalty kicks, in the quarterfinals in Dresden.
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August 10, 2009 | Staff Reports
Shannon Boxx scored on a penalty kick in the third minute of second-half injury time to lift the Sol to a 2-1 win over the Boston Breakers on Sunday in a Women's Professional Soccer game in Cambridge, Mass. Boxx's penalty kick came after Boston defender Alex Scott was called for a foul -- and subsequently received a red card -- on forward Marta in the penalty area. The Sol, which finished the regular season with a league-best record of 12-3-5, has clinched a spot in the inaugural championship game at the Home Depot Center on Aug. 22 against an opponent to be determined.
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May 31, 2009 | Grahame L. Jones
The Sol solidified its hold on first place in Women's Professional Soccer on Saturday afternoon with a 2-0 victory over St. Louis Athletica in Carson. Goals by French midfielder Camille Abily in the 35th minute and Shannon Boxx five minutes into the second half improved Los Angeles' record to 6-1-2, as it approaches the halfway point in the inaugural WPS season. St. Louis, which fell to 2-3-2 and lost for the first time in five games, was outshot, 16-8, including 8-4 in shots on target.
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May 10, 2009 | Grahame L. Jones
VS. BOSTON Time: 1 p.m. On the air: none. Where: Home Depot Center. Records: Sol 3-1-1, Breakers 3-2-0. Record vs. Breakers: 0-1. Update: Having lost the first game in its brief history to Boston last weekend, the Sol can avenge that defeat by beating the Breakers today. The Sol sent defender Kendall Fletcher and forward Christie Welsh and a 2011 second-round draft pick to St. Louis Athletica for a conditional first-round pick in next year's Women's Professional Soccer draft and a first-round pick in 2011.
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July 10, 2011 | By Grahame L. Jones
The semifinal field is set and the French are quivering. Well, that might be a little presumptuous, but after what the U.S. achieved Sunday in advancing to the last four of the Women's World Cup in Germany, any future opponent would be foolish not to be a little nervous. Trailing, 2-1, two minutes into injury time at the end of extra time, the U.S. somehow found a way to tie the score, via an Abby Wambach headed goal, and then went on to knock Brazil out of the tournament, 5-3 on penalty kicks, in the quarterfinals in Dresden.
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July 10, 2011 | Grahame L. Jones, On Soccer
Somewhere, Mia Hamm is shedding a happy tear or two. Emotions always ran close to the surface for America's soccer darling. Somewhere, Julie Foudy is letting loose with a whoop and a holler. "Loudy" Foudy always was one to express her feelings vocally. Somewhere, Michelle Akers is leaping high and stretching her neck, heading in that last-second desperation goal to salvage an American World Cup dream. Only, it was Abby Wambach who scored it Sunday. Akers was simply the inspiration, the template from the past that said no U.S. women's soccer team is ever beaten until the final whistle sounds.
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December 12, 2008 | Corina Knoll, Knoll is a Times staff writer.
Pssst, China -- got a secret. Shannon Boxx isn't as scary as she looks. The U.S. women's national soccer team plays China at the Home Depot Center on Saturday. It might surprise China's team to know that Boxx, a U.S. defensive midfielder whose tackles can terrify, who shoots to kill, whose forehead is weirdly resilient (remember that game-winner she headed past you in January?) is, get this, a laugher. "I've just been enjoying myself so much," Boxx said after a recent practice.
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August 8, 2008 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
Shannon Boxx and her U.S. Olympic soccer teammates have been to China enough times so that some of them have absorbed a Mandarin phrase or two. "We learned xiexie, wo bu yao," the Redondo Beach midfielder and 2004 gold medal winner said the other day, "which means 'No, thank you.' So stop trying to sell me things!" It will be Boxx who will have to do the selling Saturday as she and a handful of other veterans on the U.S.
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