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Category: USA women’s football team

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Women’s World Cup game-changing moments No 4: Brandi Chastain in 1999

The 1999 World Cup games were watched by 660,000 fans and will for ever be associated with USA defender celebrating the winning penalty by ripping off her shirtThe Rose Bowl, Pasadena – a virtual cauldron on a typically sweltering Californian summer’s …

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Women’s World Cup game-changing moments No 4: Brandi Chastain in 1999

The 1999 World Cup games were watched by 660,000 fans and will for ever be associated with USA defender celebrating the winning penalty by ripping off her shirtThe Rose Bowl, Pasadena – a virtual cauldron on a typically sweltering Californian summer’s …

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USA women face Sweden in first true test with chance to exorcise Rio ghosts

Three years after Sweden handed the US women their earliest ever exit from a major tournament, the Americans can score revenge while making a statement in their first true World Cup testMegan Rapinoe insists that she has moved on from the 2016 Olympics…

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I was heartbroken when I called Sweden cowards. Now rawness is accepted | Hope Solo

I did not express myself well after USA’s loss to Sweden at the Rio 2016. But US Soccer made sure it exploited my comments for its own endsThis World Cup is about championing emotion – especially in a lot of the marketing and ads surrounding the tourna…

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‘We don’t need smaller goals,’ says USA’s Crystal Dunn at Women’s World Cup – video

USA left-back Crystal Dunn has spoken out against her former manager, Chelsea’s Emma Hayes, saying the women’s game does not need smaller pitches and goals to make it more appealing.The USA put 13 goals past the Thai goalkeeper Sukanya Chor Charoenying…

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Women’s World Cup game-changing moments No 3: China in 1991

Fifa’s fears that the tournament would be a commercial failure and the players might not last 90 minutes proved unfounded at the Women’s World Championship For The M&Ms CupLike much of what is published on Fifa’s website, its account of what it cal…

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The superb Christiane Endler shows women don’t need smaller goals | Hope Solo

Goalkeeping is one of the last aspects to develop in women’s soccer. That’s down to lack of resources, not lack of talentChristiane Endler is the best female goalkeeper in the world. I was really excited to see her play against the United States and fo…

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USA aim golf-clap at their celebration critics and show their steel

Carli Lloyd celebrated her goals on Sunday like she was on the links. And while her team are scary in attack the quality of their defence is still a mysteryIn a result that surprised no one, the US women’s national team punched past Chile to secure a s…

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Carli Lloyd scores double as USA sweep Chile aside to advance to last 16

Striker Carli Lloyd scored twice as the United States made light work of Chile on Sunday, winning 3-0 and sending the current holders into the last 16 at the Women’s World Cup.The US, coming off a record 13-0 win over Thailand in their Group F opener, …

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USA v Chile: Women’s World Cup 2019 – live!

Champions resume campaign after 13-0 win over ThailandEmail Tom with your thoughts or tweet @tom_lutz 4.12pm BST Those of you expecting another double-digit thrashing may be disappointed today. Jill Ellis has named a weakened US team for their meeting …

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‘It’s great when there’s a target on your back’: USA untroubled with villain role

A historic rout of Thailand didn’t earn the USWNT much goodwill among neutral fans. Lucky for them, they couldn’t care lessThey are the teams that neutrals love to root against: the New England Patriots, the Golden State Warriors, Manchester United and…

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Women’s World Cup 2019: talking points from the first week of action

Fifa’s ticket policy, French sarcasm, colourful supporters and teams making their World Cup debut have grabbed attentionThe word on the street in Nice and Le Havre – well, mainly from the mouths of taxi drivers but they’re usually a decent barometer – …

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It would have been a bigger disrespect if USA had not celebrated all 13 goals | Eni Aluko

Criticism of the World Cup defending champions has been widespread since they thumped lowly Thailand by a record score in Tuesday’s group gameI have to say I’ve been surprised to see some of the reaction to the USA team’s celebrations during the 13?0 w…

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The US scoring 13 against Thailand was great, the celebrations were not | Hope Solo

Carli Lloyd’s sympathy with the Thai goalkeeper was a far better expression of what the US team are about than any choreographed celebrationsShould the US have taken their foot off the pedal against Thailand? Absolutely not. When you respect your oppon…

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The US scored 13 against Thailand but we still don’t know if they can defend

The Americans have a host of brilliant attacking players but it is their defenders who will most likely decide whether they can retain their World Cup titleThe USA’s campaign to defend their Women’s World Cup title could not have started more comfortab…

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Ruthless USA break World Cup record as they hit 13 past hapless Thailand

It was clear what kind of match this would be a few seconds before the whistle blew. The US put seven attacking players on the halfway line while just three defenders hung back with the goalkeeper. Once the game started, those seven US players sprinted…

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USA v Thailand: Women’s World Cup 2019 – live!

USA will not find it easy in a talent-packed World CupHope Solo: If you’re not nervous, you don’t care enough to winWomen’s World Cup team guides: USA and ThailandGroup F: Chile v Sweden suspended by weather – live!Tweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email…

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Champions USA will not find it easy in a talent-packed World Cup

The tournament has usually been a contest between the Americans and a few others. But the rest of the world has become much stronger in recent yearsAs the United States prepare for their opening game in the Women’s World Cup on Tuesday against Thailand…

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If you’re not nervous at a World Cup, you don’t care enough to win | Hope Solo

The pressure of a major tournament can be difficult to handle – and not a lot of players have the ability to deal with that day in and day outBefore every World Cup game I played in, I felt good during the warm up. I was ready to play and wanted to pla…

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Shaky defenders and France’s threat: our writers’ US World Cup predictions

The defending champions have been expected to breeze to the final in years past. But the rest of the world has caught up in the last few yearsUSWNT’s key player is …Julie Ertz. No one else in the squad offers the same physical disruption in central mid…