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U.S. women in the World Cup semifinals: Decisions, decisions

Jill Ellis made three lineup changes for Friday’s quarterfinal win against China, two out of necessity. The result: Still just a 1-0 win against a team that had little attacking punch, but the team looked better and felt better. And … Co...

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On the Women’s World Cup and Hope Solo, in that order

What a World Cup we’ve seen so far! – Stunning upsets: Nigeria tying Sweden, Norway tying Germany (this isn’t 1995), and Colombia over France. – Moments of brilliance: Colombian keeper Sandra Sepulveda, the sequence leading ...

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Western New York Flash make their own luck in loss to Spirit

Soccer karma does not exist, most of us have agreed. But can a team make its own luck? Saturday at the SoccerPlex looked like a typical Washington Spirit game against the Western New York Flash for 45 minutes. The Spirit … Continue reading &ra...

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On concussions, Krieger, Wambach, etc.

The soccer community, much to its credit, is taking concussions seriously. Even those of us who are at the low rungs of the coaching ladder have been required to watch videos so frightening that the natural response might be to … Continue read...

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The skill of Abby Wambach

Abby Wambach has an indomitable will. She has the ability to raise her game when the stakes are higher. She works hard and inspires others to do the same. But let’s remember one thing: She’s also a danged good soccer … Continue rea...

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Washington Spirit vs. Western NY Flash: Dan Borislow was wrong

Those of you who recall WPS may remember that Dan Borislow was an immense supporter of U.S. national team players. Other players, not so much. The idea of fans cheering for anyone other than Abby Wambach almost struck him as … Continue reading...

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NWSL stars: Home sweet home

A common theme running through the NWSL conference calls that stacked up Monday afternoon: Players are happy to be home. Not just in the sense that they could easily be playing overseas or spending a lot of time in U.S. … Continue reading &rar...

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Very Good Things in U.S. soccer

No, the U.S. soccer scene isn’t all petty arguments over turf wars, business plans and what was said in 2007. A lot of Very Good Things have happened in American soccer recently — some well-publicized, some not. – The U.S. men won...

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