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October 30, 2013 | Wire reports
It was a tie that felt like a loss to the Americans. Hannah Wilkinson , twice denied on near goals, chipped in a 15-yard shot in the 87th minute to allow New Zealand to forge a 1-1 draw with the United States in a soccer friendly Wednesday night at Columbus, Ohio. Sydney Leroux scored in the 42nd minute for the Americans. "Any time the U.S. women's national team ties, it's a loss for us," Leroux said. "We're very proud. I think we should have won. We're going to be upset about this for a while.
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April 10, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
SAN DIEGO - The U.S. women's soccer team has been ranked No. 1 in the world for seven years, hasn't lost a match at home in nearly a decade and has been beaten just twice in its last 48 matches overall. Not exactly the record of a group in turmoil. But when a team is that good, even the slightest stumble can have dramatic repercussions, as Tom Sermanni found out Sunday when he was fired as coach, after 15 months and two losses, by a national federation that thought he had the team headed in the wrong direction.
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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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February 15, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Christen Press and Whitney Engen grew up just 13 months and a few miles apart on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. And they've been virtually inseparable on a soccer field ever since, playing together as kids, against each other in college and now as teammates with the U.S. national team. Both, however, saw their careers get off to inauspicious starts. As a preschooler, Press was forced to play with older kids in a coed league because one team was short a girl. "I didn't touch the ball once," she remembers.
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February 15, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Christen Press and Whitney Engen grew up just 13 months and a few miles apart on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. And they've been virtually inseparable on a soccer field ever since, playing together as kids, against each other in college and now as teammates with the U.S. national team. Both, however, saw their careers get off to inauspicious starts. As a preschooler, Press was forced to play with older kids in a coed league because one team was short a girl. "I didn't touch the ball once," she remembers.
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February 21, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Standout goalkeeper Hope Solo was left off the U.S. team for next month's Algarve Cup in Portugal to have a long-standing wrist injury treated. Solo, generally considered the best women's goalkeeper in the world, has been playing with ligament damage in her left wrist. But the injury worsened recently and with qualifying for the 2015 World Cup more than a year off, the national team's medical staff recommended Solo treat the injury now, perhaps through surgery. Nicole Barnhart, Ashlyn Harris and Jill Loyden were the three keepers named to the team in Solo's absence.
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April 10, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
SAN DIEGO - The U.S. women's soccer team has been ranked No. 1 in the world for seven years, hasn't lost a match at home in nearly a decade and has been beaten just twice in its last 48 matches overall. Not exactly the record of a group in turmoil. But when a team is that good, even the slightest stumble can have dramatic repercussions, as Tom Sermanni found out Sunday when he was fired as coach, after 15 months and two losses, by a national federation that thought he had the team headed in the wrong direction.
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August 3, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
NEWCASTLE, England — Perhaps one reason Hope Solo has had so much time to spend on Twitter during these Olympic Games is because she hasn't had much to keep her busy on the field. "I haven't really been tested," the U.S. goalkeeper complained Friday after posting her third consecutive shutout, this one in a 2-0 victory over New Zealand that sends the Americans on to next week's semifinals. "I'm still waiting. That's what happens when you get to be No. 1 in the world. " It doesn't really matter whether Solo's reference was to the U.S. women's soccer team or just its defense because the adjective works either way. And, frighteningly for opponents, both seem to be getting better.
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August 3, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
NEWCASTLE, Britain -- Goals by Abby Wambach and Sydney Leroux rescued a sputtering offense Friday and lifted the U.S. to a surprisingly difficult 2-0 win over New Zealand in the quarterfinals of the women's Olympic soccer tournament before a crowd of 10,441 at St. James' Park. With the victory, the U.S. team moves on to Monday's semifinal at historic Old Trafford in Manchester, where they will meet the winner of Friday's late match between Canada and Britain. The U.S. team, the two-time defending Olympic champions who have never lost a knockout-round game in five Olympic appearances, took a 1-0 first-half lead when Wambach's scored in the 27th minute, set up by a perfect pass from Alex Morgan.
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November 10, 2010 | By Melissa Rohlin
When Sydney Leroux left her family and friends in Canada and moved by herself to Arizona at 15, she knew life would be hard. But the young soccer star had dreams of grandeur, and she thought they had a better chance of coming true in the land that produced such legends as Mia Hamm. Without the support of family, high school was tumultuous and her body soon became something of a personal journal. Now a junior at UCLA, Leroux survived and thrived, becoming the leading scorer for a soccer team that will play host to Brigham Young in the first round of the NCAA tournament Thursday at 5:30 p.m. A road map of her journey to success is etched across her body in the form of tattoos ?
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October 30, 2013 | Wire reports
It was a tie that felt like a loss to the Americans. Hannah Wilkinson , twice denied on near goals, chipped in a 15-yard shot in the 87th minute to allow New Zealand to forge a 1-1 draw with the United States in a soccer friendly Wednesday night at Columbus, Ohio. Sydney Leroux scored in the 42nd minute for the Americans. "Any time the U.S. women's national team ties, it's a loss for us," Leroux said. "We're very proud. I think we should have won. We're going to be upset about this for a while.
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February 21, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Standout goalkeeper Hope Solo was left off the U.S. team for next month's Algarve Cup in Portugal to have a long-standing wrist injury treated. Solo, generally considered the best women's goalkeeper in the world, has been playing with ligament damage in her left wrist. But the injury worsened recently and with qualifying for the 2015 World Cup more than a year off, the national team's medical staff recommended Solo treat the injury now, perhaps through surgery. Nicole Barnhart, Ashlyn Harris and Jill Loyden were the three keepers named to the team in Solo's absence.
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August 3, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
NEWCASTLE, England — Perhaps one reason Hope Solo has had so much time to spend on Twitter during these Olympic Games is because she hasn't had much to keep her busy on the field. "I haven't really been tested," the U.S. goalkeeper complained Friday after posting her third consecutive shutout, this one in a 2-0 victory over New Zealand that sends the Americans on to next week's semifinals. "I'm still waiting. That's what happens when you get to be No. 1 in the world. " It doesn't really matter whether Solo's reference was to the U.S. women's soccer team or just its defense because the adjective works either way. And, frighteningly for opponents, both seem to be getting better.
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August 3, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
NEWCASTLE, Britain -- Goals by Abby Wambach and Sydney Leroux rescued a sputtering offense Friday and lifted the U.S. to a surprisingly difficult 2-0 win over New Zealand in the quarterfinals of the women's Olympic soccer tournament before a crowd of 10,441 at St. James' Park. With the victory, the U.S. team moves on to Monday's semifinal at historic Old Trafford in Manchester, where they will meet the winner of Friday's late match between Canada and Britain. The U.S. team, the two-time defending Olympic champions who have never lost a knockout-round game in five Olympic appearances, took a 1-0 first-half lead when Wambach's scored in the 27th minute, set up by a perfect pass from Alex Morgan.
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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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November 10, 2010 | By Melissa Rohlin
When Sydney Leroux left her family and friends in Canada and moved by herself to Arizona at 15, she knew life would be hard. But the young soccer star had dreams of grandeur, and she thought they had a better chance of coming true in the land that produced such legends as Mia Hamm. Without the support of family, high school was tumultuous and her body soon became something of a personal journal. Now a junior at UCLA, Leroux survived and thrived, becoming the leading scorer for a soccer team that will play host to Brigham Young in the first round of the NCAA tournament Thursday at 5:30 p.m. A road map of her journey to success is etched across her body in the form of tattoos ?
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May 27, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
U.S. women's soccer Coach Pia Sundhage has selected a roster deep in experience for this summer's Olympic Games, naming 11 players from the 2008 gold medal-winning team to the squad for London. Sundhage announced the final cuts Sunday, hours before her team's friendly with China in Chester, Pa. Sundhage was expected to wait until Thursday to announce the roster, which was finalized Saturday. In addition to the 11 holdovers from China, midfielders Shannon Boxx and Heather O'Reilly and defender Heather Mitts will be participating in their third Olympics while captain Christine Rampone will be playing in her fourth Games, a U.S. record.
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