Monthly Archives: January 2012

USMNT vs. Venezuela and Panama: 10 Things We Learned From These Friendlies

January 30, 2012
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Although both games were played against under-strength squads, the United States Men’s National Team was able to pick up two 1-0 wins last week against Venezuela and then Panama using a squad primarily comprised of Major League Soccer players with relatively minor international experience. Here are ten things we learned. Brek Shea still has...

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Alex Morgan Starts; USWNT Dominates Canada in Final Olympic Qualifier

January 29, 2012
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For the first time in almost a year, Alex Morgan was given a spot in the starting lineup for the U.S. Women’s National Team and didn’t disappoint as the U.S. defeated Canada 4-0 in the final qualifier for this summer’s London Olympics. Morgan was involved in all four of the U.S.’s goals, scoring the...

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USWNT Qualifies for the Olympics with Win over Costa Rica

January 28, 2012
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Surviving a dicey first half, the United States Women’s National Team defeated a feisty Costa Rica side Friday night 3-0 to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. With one of the deepest rosters in the world, USWNT coach Pia Sundhage selected regular starters Hope Solo, Amy LePeilbet, Rachel Buehler, Christie Rampone, Shannon Boxx, Carli...

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USMNT: Few Positives in Win over Panama

January 27, 2012
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Wednesday night, the United States Men’s National Team took on Panama in the second of two January friendlies. Despite the 1-0 win, Jurgen Klinsmann’s side looked sluggish and disorganized for most of the night and were fairly lucky to escape Panama with a win. The backline looked disorganized all night The center back tandem...

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USWNT defeats Mexico; makes Olympic qualification much easier

January 25, 2012
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With four changes to its starting lineup, the United States Women’s National Team continued to show its depth Tuesday night, cruising to a 4-0 scoreline over CONCACAF rival Mexico. The victory over Mexico, which helped the U.S. win their group, sets up an all-important semifinal against Costa Rica on Friday night with Olympic qualification...

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