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Alex Morgan volley secures USA win over stubborn Scotland

World Cup champions end 2018 unbeaten after 1-0 winScotland put in encouraging performance as World Cup loomsAlex Morgan’s classy first-half strike gave world champions the United States a narrow 1-0 friendly win over Scotland at the Simple Digital Are…

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USA extend unbeaten run to 27 games with victory over Portugal

Jessica McDonald scores winner in second USWNT appearanceUSA’s last defeat came in July 2017 against AustraliaJessica McDonald, making just her second appearance for the US, scored in the 43rd minute as her team recorded their 500th victory with a 1-0 …

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Concacaf Women’s Tournament lessons: US-Canada rivalry and Lavelle’s importance

The US, Canada and Jamaica qualified for next summer’s World Cup, and it is the Americans who look the strongest teamThe US women are officially the champions of Concacaf after beating rival Canada 2-0 in the final of the region’s World Cup qualificati…

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USA rampage past Jamaica to qualify for 2019 Women’s World Cup

Alex Morgan scores twice as USWNT beat Jamaica 6-0Canada also book place in France with win over PanamaIt was only eight years ago that the US almost missed out on the 2011 Women’s World Cup due to a shock loss in qualifying. Coming into Sunday’s Conca…

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USA v Jamaica: Concacaf Women’s Championship – live!

USWNT will qualify for Women’s World Cup with victoryYou can email Beau with your thoughts or tweet him @duresportHow the US reinvented themselves after disaster at Rio 2016 12.11am BST Nov. 5, 2010. The U.S. women took the field for the second World C…

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How the US prepared for the Women’s World Cup by ripping everything up

The Americans suffered a shock exit to Sweden at the Rio Olympics, and coach Jill Ellis reacted by reinventing how her team play the gameFor observers who last watched the US women’s national team win the Women’s World Cup in 2015, the ongoing Concacaf…

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Naomi Osaka’s $8.5m Adidas deal shows being a female athlete can pay

Brands are beginning to come round to the idea that female sports can pull in huge audiences and plenty of potential customersWhen Forbes released their list of the 100 highest-paid athletes, it came as a shock to many that not a single woman made the …

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Something is broken when the USA women are dominated by white girls next door

Race was something most people on teams I played with didn’t want to talk about. But silence changes nothing – we need bold action We called ourselves the Ponytail Posse because that’s what the US women’s national team was about. The white girls next d…

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Carli Lloyd at the death: Ten years on from the USWNT’s most improbable win

When the US met Brazil in the 2008 Olympic final, they were still recovering from the shock of a 4-0 defeat to Marta and Co at the 2007 World CupThe 21st of August, 2008. For perhaps the first time in their history, the US women’s soccer team lines up …

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Five things the USWNT must do to successfully defend the World Cup

With the Tournament of Nations behind them, the world’s No 1 team is eight weeks from opening their France 2019 qualifying campaign. Here are five things they must do to retain their titleBy the time 2017 ended, it seemed as if the US could do little w…

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Matildas suffer late heartbreak as USA salvage Tournament of Nations draw

USA (Horan 90+1) 1-1 Australia (Logarzo 22)Late equaliser keeps USA’s unbeaten record intactAn injury-time equaliser saved the United States’ now 18-game unbeaten record as the Matildas came within seconds of repeating last year’s Tournament of Nations…

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Tournament of Nations 2018: USA v Australia – live!

Updates on the US-Matildas game at Pratt & Whitney StadiumAny thoughts? Get in touch on email or tweet @mike_hytner 12.50am BST 33 min: De Vanna’s looking Australia’s most dangerous player at the moment. Her pace is really unsettling the American b…

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Alex Morgan hat-trick fires USA over Japan in Tournament of Nations opener

Morgan shines as USA beat Japan in World Cup final rematchMatildas top Brazil for dream start at Tournament of NationsAlex Morgan capped a seemingly effortless hat-trick by converting off a dazzling piece of footwork by Tobin Heath, and the US rolled t…

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Hope Solo on 2026 World Cup: ‘It shouldn’t go to the United States’

Goalkeeper is a World Cup and Olympic champion with US teamSolo attacks set-up of domestic game within the United StatesOlympic and World Cup champion Hope Solo wants her country to lose one of its biggest soccer contests: Fifa’s vote on the 2026 World…

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‘Gotta teach ’em’: Sydney Leroux Dwyer fells son with crunching tackle

US international gives son Cassius a lesson in toughnessBoth toddler’s parents are USA internationalsSydney Leroux Dwyer knows football can be a tough game. She grew up in Canada but chose to play for the US, something that means she has been greeted w…

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Brandi Chastain puts on brave face over ‘not the most flattering’ plaque

Chastain, who won two World Cups with USA, inducted into the Bay Area Hall of Fame – but a tribute to her achievements has … provoked debateThe sculptural humiliation of football’s finest players continues apace. Few thought the bar could be lowered af…

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Why the US men will never win the World Cup (and that’s OK)

The dream of USA dominating world football has been a dream for years. But structural and cultural issues ensure it won’t happen anytime soonIt’s only a matter of time, they tell us. The powerful economy. The changing demographics. All the kids who can…

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Alex Morgan double powers United States in 4-1 friendly win over Mexico

Alex Morgan (twice), Carli Lloyd and Katie Johnson score in 4-1 winBoth US and Mexico are preparing for World Cup qualifying this fallAlex Morgan scored twice and the US women’s national team got three goals in the space of four minutes early in the se…

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Christen Press: how did a World Cup winner end up at a club she didn’t want to join?

The saga of an unwanted trade highlights the complicated balancing act between the National Women’s Soccer League and the US national teamChristen Press is one of the world’s best footballers: she has a nose for goal and the skill to take on defenders….

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USA women reclaim SheBelieves Cup title on England keeper flub

Karen Bardsley’s second-half own goal makes difference as US winPhil Neville’s Lionesses had needed one point to win tournamentSheBelieves Cup 2018: USA 1-0 England – as it happenedThe United States women’s national team beat England 1-0 on Wednesday n…