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U.S. WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM

August 25, 2015
CAREER CHANGE
Van Hollebeke (Buehler) heading to med school

Add defender Rachel Van Hollebeke to the list of veteran players retiring either from international soccer, or hanging them up all together. Van Hollebeke (nee Buelher), who is with the Portland Thorns of the NWSL, will leave soccer all together in order to start medical school this fall in her hometown at UC San Diego


August 19, 2015
GOALS GALORE
WNT romps past Costa Rica, 7-2

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee -- Carli Lloyd and Heather O'Reilly led the way with two goals apiece as the US Women's National Team continue its post-World Cup Victory Tour with a 7-2 win over Costa Rica Wednesday in front of 20,535 at Finley Stadium, the largest for a stand-alone WNT friendly in the southeastern region of the United States.


August 17, 2015
HANGING 'EM UP
Chalupny announces retirement from international soccer

CHICAGO--Veteran US Women's Natonal Team defender Lori Chalupny will retire at the end of the team's current 10-game World Cup Victory Tour.


August 17, 2015
BEST OF THE BEST
Five from U.S. named to Women's World Cup All-Stars

CHICAGO - Five members of the U.S. Women's National Team have been named to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup All-Star Squad as selected by FIFA's Technical Study Group .


August 16, 2015
TEARING UP THE TICAS
Press, O'Reilly lead U.S. rout of Costa Rica

PITTSBURGH ---Christen Press scored three goals and assisted on another and Heather O'Reilly scored twice as the U.S. Women's National Team routed Costa Rica in front of a crowd of 44,028 at Heinz Field.


August 12, 2015
TEXAS HOLD 'EM
Houston, Frisco to host CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying in February

MIAMI – The CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship 2016 will be played in the United States in the Houston and Dallas metropolitan areas from Feb. 10-26.


August 10, 2015
TWO GAMES ADDED
USWNT to face Brazil in Orlando, Seattle

CHICAGO - U.S. Soccer has announced two more matches for the U.S. Women's National Team on its Victory Tour with the 2015 Women's World Cup champions facing Brazil in Seattle and Orlando in October.


August 5, 2015
REWARDING THE COACH
U.S. women's coach Jill Ellis gets contract extension

CHICAGO - The U.S. Soccer Federation announced Wednesday that it has agreed to a multi-year contract extension with Women's World Cup champion head coach Jill Ellis.


July 31, 2015
HOT TICKETS
More than 20K tickets each sold for USWNT games in Detroit, Birmingham

CHICAGO - On the first day that tickets went on sale to the public for the U.S. Women's National Team's September matches in Detroit and Birmingham, Ala., more than 20,000 tickets have been sold for each venue.


July 21, 2015
MEETING THE MATILDAS
U.S. Women to face Australia twice

CHICAGO -Two more games on the U.S. Women's National Team's World Cup victory tour are set. They will face Australia in matches in Detroit and Birmingham, Alabama in September.


July 10, 2015
A BLIZZARD OF CONFETTI AND LOVE
USA women get a heroine's welcome on a memorable Friday afternoon in NYC

NEW YORK -- Hell certainly did not freeze over when the U.S. women's national team won its record third Women's World Cup last week, but the newly crowned world champions made it snow in the Big Apple in July.

And not just in white, but in red, white and blue.


July 10, 2015
CARLI LLOYD: DREAMED OF SCORING FOUR
World Cup star talks on Sirius XM



July 10, 2015
LOOK WHO'S NO. 1
USA women top FIFA rankings

The timing could not have been any better.

On the day the United States national team was to be feted with a ticker-tape parade and given the keys to the city by New York City, the Americans ascended to the top spot in the FIFA women's soccer rankings.


July 7, 2015
WATCHING THE WORLD CUP
More than 25,000 attend SteelStacks watch parties

BETHLEHEM, PA—A stellar Women’s World Cup run by the U.S. Women’s National Team, coupled with sensational weather for the final of the tournament July 5, pushed attendance for the Lehigh Valley SoccerFest & Viewing Party at SteelStacks to almost 25,000 attendees.


July 7, 2015
DOWN THE CANYON OF HEROES
U.S. Women to be feted with New York parade

New York’s Canyon of Heroes has feted kings, popes and presidents, returning military, the Moon astronauts and countless New York sports teams. On Friday, July 10, it will greet the World Cup Champion U.S. Women’s National Team.


July 7, 2015
GOING QUICKLY
USA women's match in Pittsburgh breaks 30K

CHICAGO - More than 30,000 tickets have been sold for the U.S. Women's national team's first post-Women's World Cup match against Costa Rica at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Sunday, Aug. 16.


July 6, 2015
SHATTERING THE MARK
Womens' World Cup final most watched soccer game ever

The fact that America loves a winner can be reflected in the television audience for Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final, where, powered by a Carli Lloyd hat trick, the United States defeated Japan 5-2. The game set a record as the most-watched soccer match in U.S. history, according to Nielsen.


July 5, 2015
THEY'RE ON TOP OF THE WORLD
American women win their first world championship in 16 years, routing Japan

VANCOUVER -- Brilliant, simply brilliant. There was no other way to describe the United States' 5-2 victory over Japan in the Women's World Cup final on Sunday.


July 5, 2015
SOME SUPERLATIVES
Some interesting stats about Carli Lloyd's, USA's goals

VANCOUVER -- Carli Lloyd’s three goals represent the first multi-goal game for a U.S. player in a World Cup final since Michelle Akers scored two goals against Norway in the USA’s 2-1 win in the 1991 Women's World Cup final in Guanzhou, China in 1991.


July 5, 2015
ON TOP OF THE WORLD
Lloyd's hat-trick powers USA women to their third world championship a 5-2 win over Japan

VANCOUVER -- Brilliant, simply brilliant.

There was no other way to describe the United States' 5-2 victory over Japan in the Women's World Cup final on Sunday.

Ditto and then some for midfielder Carli Lloyd.


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