2012 Olympics

Can Amy Rodriguez Become the Next Great Outside Back for the USWNT?

August 11, 2012
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In the aftermath of the USWNT’s dramatic 2-1 victory over Japan in the Olympic gold medal match, one of the storylines that hasn’t gotten much attention is the rapid fall-off of Amy Rodriguez’s playing time with the USWNT. In the 2011 World Cup, Rodriguez started five of six games. In the 2012 Olympics, Rodriguez...

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USWNT: Positives to Take Towards World Cup 2015

August 10, 2012
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On Thursday, the USWNT defeated Japan 2-1 in a thrilling match to re-establish itself as the world’s pre-eminent soccer team. Following the celebrations will come a three-year lull before the next major international competition, the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which will be held in Canada. Here are three positives the USWNT can take...

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USWNT Wins Its Fourth Olympic Gold Medal: Four Thoughts from the Historic Victory

August 9, 2012
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The USWNT continued its remarkable Olympic history on Thursday winning its fourth Olympic Gold medal in five tournaments with a 2-1 victory over Japan. With the win, the U.S. reasserted itself as world champions by avenging their bitter loss to Japan in last summer’s World Cup. Here are four thoughts from the match. Amy...

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USWNT Wins the Gold Medal: Why Carli Lloyd Is the Woman of the Match

August 9, 2012
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In a game filled from start to finish with thrills, the USWNT outlasted Japan at Wembley Stadium 2-1 Thursday to claim Olympic Gold. While many of the USWNT players had outstanding games, including a lights out effort by goalkeeper Hope Solo, Carli Lloyd’s effort deserves special recognition. Prior to the tournament, Lloyd lost her...

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Video: Melissa Tancredi – Head Stamp on Carli Lloyd

August 7, 2012
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I don’t know how I missed this in real time, but I went back and watched it on my DVR as well and it was definitely intentional. It also should have definitely been a red card. This happened in the 55th minute when the game was still 1-1. If it was spotted, she’s off....

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