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USWNT v. Germany: 3 thoughts from the 1-1 draw

October 21, 2012
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The USWNT tied Germany 1-1 on Saturday night in the fifth match of the post-Olympics Fan Tribute Tour. Here are three thoughts from the match. The U.S. looked like it hadn’t played together in a month There were a number of signs that the long stretches between matches with little training is starting to...

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CanWNT Bitterness Still Lingers

September 15, 2012
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I can’t believe this is still going on. Watch the video. The comments about the USWNT stop at the 2:10 mark. My thoughts are below. From what I can tell, this is from Wednesday’s edition of Canada’s TSN network show “Off the Record” with Michael Landsberg. The Canadian Women’s National Team members on the...

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USWNT Crushes Costa Rica in First Match of Fan Celebration Tour

September 1, 2012
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In a game which the USWNT dominated from start to finish, the U.S. started its fan celebration tour in style, thoroughly defeating Costa Rica 8-0. Here are three thoughts from the match. The U.S. played some gorgeous soccer One of the best parts of the afternoon was not necessarily that the U.S. won, or...

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Video: Abby Wambach Getting Her Head Stapled

August 24, 2012
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I was getting a little grief today from a “fan” about not being zealous enough in my recognition of Abby Wambach’s toughness. I thought the criticism was a little unfair, as I am a huge Wambach fan, but it bothered me, and I spent some time going through old YouTube videos of Wambach. I...

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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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