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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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U.S. women’s national team: What are they doing?

I figured it out. The USA is playing a 4-3-3 formation with fluid interchanges in midfield. No, wait — it’s a 4-5-1, with one target forward and two traditional wingers. Or maybe it’s a 4-2-4, with Carli Lloyd and Lauren … Co...

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An instant classic at Old Trafford

I’m just going to state for posterity what should be remembered about today’s Olympic semifinal, in which the U.S. women beat Canada by the odd goal in seven: Christine Sinclair is a brilliant player, and it’s nice to see her final...

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Will WPS stars sign up for another season?

Here’s a bit of irony: iTunes, in shuffling through my music library, has just called up Stevie Wonder’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered. If you look at the list of players who have and have not signed with WPS teams for 2012, … Continue...

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