Posts Tagged ‘ pia sundhage ’

USWNT steamrolls Dominican Republic in Olympic qualifying opener

January 21, 2012
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The United States Women’s National Team opened up Olympic qualifying with a dominant performance defeating the Dominican Republic for a 14-0 final which was split between two 7-0 halves. Simply outmatched, the Dominican Republic defense was continually barraged by a series of hard, quick runs in behind, slick give-an-go’s, tight possession play and repeated...

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USWNT: Pia Sundhage Stuggling to Get Team into Top Gear

November 21, 2011
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On Saturday night, the United States Women’s National Team faced Sweden in a warmup for January’s Olympic qualifiers. In a game televised only on US Soccer’s website, the U.S. managed a 1-1 tie against a solid Swedish side. While there were some positives to take away from the game, the growing concern is that...

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U.S. Men vs. U.S. Women: Which National Team Will Have a Better Future?

November 4, 2011
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The United States men and women’s national teams will both be in action this month. The women take on Sweden in a friendly in Arizona, and the men travel to Europe to take on France and Slovenia. As the women’s team finishes preparations before Olympic qualifying in January and the men continue to experiment...

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USWNT: Six Thoughts from the Women’s World Cup

July 19, 2011
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As the World Cup has now been put to bed and our players have returned to American soil, I wanted to share six thoughts I had from the tournament. I’m extremely proud of our team Who wouldn’t be, right? Our women battled through some tremendously difficult circumstances to make it to the finals and...

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USWNT: Missed Chances, Sloppy Defense Hand Japan the World Cup

July 18, 2011
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American hearts were broken not once, not twice, but three times Sunday as the Americans twice conceded the lead and eventually fell to the Japanese in penalties. For Americans, the bitter pill to be swallowed will be in knowing that they were the better team, but allowed the Japanese to stay in the game...

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