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Abby Wambach

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  • U.S. women, with eye on World Cup berth, open CONCACAF qualifier

    U.S. women, with eye on World Cup berth, open CONCACAF qualifier
    It's been three years and three head coaches since the U.S. women's national soccer team lost a heartbreaker to Japan in a World Cup final decided on penalty kicks. On Wednesday the Americans begin the long climb toward another World Cup when they...
  • U.S. names 20-woman roster for World Cup qualifying

    U.S. names 20-woman roster for World Cup qualifying
    A number of familiar names are on the 20-player roster U.S. women's soccer Coach Jill Ellis has called up for this month's CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament. Fourteen of the 20 women named participated in qualifying for the 2012 Olympics while 11...
  • Megan Rapinoe makes a good U.S. soccer team look even better

    Megan Rapinoe makes a good U.S. soccer team look even better
    Megan Rapinoe is a team player — which is a good thing to be when you consider the team she plays for. The U.S. women's soccer squad, which enters World Cup qualifying next month, isn't so much a collection of players as it is a constellation of...
  • After World Cup loss, U.S. fans don't waffle in their pride

    After World Cup loss, U.S. fans don't waffle in their pride
    Hide your waffle irons, America. After the U.S. lost, 2-1, in extra time to Belgium in the World Cup Round of 16, the domestic reaction has been more resigned pride than vitriol. Still, the Belgian waffle had already been the target of some American...
  • Sydney Leroux, Christie Rampone are a great blend for U.S. soccer

    Sydney Leroux was a 6-year-old first-grader when Christie Rampone made her debut with the United States women's soccer national team. That was 17 years ago and now the two are teammates on the U.S. squad, Leroux an energetic forward and Rampone a wise...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo named soccer's world player of the year

    Cristiano Ronaldo named soccer's world player of the year
    Cristiano Ronaldo recently opened a soccer museum is his Portuguese home of Madeira. And Monday he received something special to put in it when he was named winner of the Ballon d'Or, which goes annually to the player voted best in the world. It was...
  • He's gay, he's a surfer - get over it

    He's gay, he's a surfer - get over it
    All it takes is one look at Thomas Castets for people to arrive at a conclusion — he must have a girlfriend. The sun-kissed surfer is then forced to drop somewhat of a bomb on them. "People just assume I'm straight," Castets, 36, said. "So every...
  • U.S. women win in wake of coach's firing

    SAN DIEGO — The U.S. women's soccer team has been ranked No. 1 in the world for seven years, hasn't lost a match at home in nearly a decade and has been beaten just twice in its last 48 matches overall. Not exactly the record of a group in...
  • As soccer pals and teammates, they've had similar goals

    Christen Press and Whitney Engen grew up just 13 months and a few miles apart on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. And they've been virtually inseparable on a soccer field ever since, playing together as kids, against each other in college and now as...
  • U.S. women's soccer dominates Russia in exhibition

    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Carli Lloyd and Christen Press each scored twice to help the U.S. women's soccer team beat Russia, 7-0, on Saturday in an exhibition game that extended the Americans' unbeaten streak to 41 games. Abby Wambach entered 14...
  • U.S. women cruise past Mexico, 7-0, in soccer friendly

    U.S. women cruise past Mexico, 7-0, in soccer friendly
    Abby Wambach extended her world record with her 161st international goal, Sydney Leroux scored four times in the first half, and the next generation of U.S. women's soccer blended nicely with the old guard Tuesday night as the Americans thumped Mexico, 7-...