Monthly Archives: August 2016

NWSL Roundup
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It is not all about Hope Solo in women’s soccer, even if it sometimes feels that way. With that in mind let’s get to this week’s NWSL Roundup. Ay Carli! For a while Carli Lloyd’s delayed return to the league … Continue reading

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Solo Ends Her NWSL Season
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The Hope Solo saga took another turn today with the goalkeeper’s announcement that she was ending her NWSL season with the Seattle Reign early; saying in a statement released on social media that she is still “coming to terms with … Continue reading

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With Dempsey Out With Heart Problems Klinsmann Names WCQ Roster
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Just two days after news broke that star U.S. MNT and Seattle Sounders striker Clint Dempsey will be out of action for an indeterminate period while he is evaluated for an irregular heartbeat, Jurgen Klinsmann announced his 26 man roster … Continue reading

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Is Hope Solo A Victim of Double Standards?
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In a move that seems both paternalistic and hypocritical U.S. Soccer announced on Wednesday that it has suspended Hope Solo from the U.S. WNT for six months for “conduct that is counter to the organization’s principles.” With no major competition … Continue reading

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NWSL Post Olympic Roundup
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The early exit by the U.S. WNT was a disappointment for the National Women’s Soccer League and the news was no better for the league as Germany won gold over Sweden in a match that featured no NWSL players. But … Continue reading

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MLS – Big 5
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1) Chicago Cure Road Blues The Chicago Fire hadn’t won a game away from home in two years before they finally defeated the Impact 3-0 Saturday in Montreal. Now, to be fair Chicago has been awful the past three seasons, … Continue reading

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What Now for the U.S. WNT?
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With a couple of days to reflect on the U.S WNT loss to Sweden and its elimination from the 2016 Olympics; here are four thoughts on where the defending world champions go from here. 1) Make Solo Fight for Her … Continue reading

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U.S. Crash Out of Olympics to Sweden on Penalty Kicks
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The unthinkable happened today at Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil as Sweden eliminated the United States from the Olympics on penalty kicks after the two sides played to a 1-1 draw over 120 minutes. The U.S. was attempting to … Continue reading

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Solo and U.S. WNT Look to Move on in Olympic Quarterfinals
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The preliminaries are over, the safety net removed and the U.S. WNT begins the true defense of its three consecutive Gold Medals and the 2015 World Cup Friday at noon when it faces Sweden. Despite topping the group in the … Continue reading

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MLS – Big 5
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With Michael Phelps, Simone Biles, and the U.S. WNT dominating the sporting headlines it may be a little bit difficult to remember that Major League Soccer is kicking around during these hot August days and nights, but MLS stops for … Continue reading

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U.S Set for Quarterfinals Despite Shocker from Solo
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The U.S. WNT was just moments from claiming a come from behind win over Colombia Tuesday night in Manaus, Brazil and completing group play with a perfect record when goalkeeper Hope Solo was beaten for the second time in the … Continue reading

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Solo and Lloyd Sneak U.S. Past France
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On a day when they were outplayed for long stretches the U.S. WNT relied on a pair of veteran leaders to provide the heroics in a hard earned 1-0 Olympic win over France today at Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Carli Lloyd’s … Continue reading

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GotSoccer Chats to Tim Parker on the U.S. Missing out on Olympics
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On Wednesday the U.S. WNT began its quest to win yet another Olympic Championship defeating New Zealand 2-0 as they set out to make history as the first team to win Olympic Gold on the back of winning the Women’s … Continue reading

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MLS – Big 5
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Major League Soccer’s Transfer Window closed last night, so let’s see who is in and who is out. Philadelphia Lands Bedoya Clearly, the biggest capture in the window came when the Union bolstered its midfield by enticing the U.S. international … Continue reading

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