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April 16, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Megan Rapinoe speaks to USWNT coaching change, starting this season with Reign FC

Reign FC and U.S. women’s national team star Megan Rapinoe spoke to reporters on a few subjects after Saturday’s season-opening 3-0 win against Boston. The recent firing of U.S. women’s national team coach Tom Sermanni was a popular subject, as was her decision to come to Seattle for the whole NWSL season this year after joining in the summer last year.

Here is a transcript:

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April 12, 2014 at 12:15 PM

A chat with Reign FC coach Laura Harvey: ‘We have a roster that people will talk about.’

Reign FC’s season opener is just around the corner as the team is set to host the Boston Breakers at 4 p.m. Sunday at its new home, Memorial Stadium at the Seattle Center. I had a chance to catch up with Laura Harvey, coach and general manager, after Friday’s practice, and here is a transcript of our 10-minute chat:

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April 11, 2014 at 10:26 AM

Reign FC’s Sydney Leroux scores in USWNT’s 3-0 win against China

Reign FC’s group of U.S. women’s national team players had one last assignment before returning home ahead of Sunday’s NWSL opener at home against Boston — that came in Thursday’s friendly against China, which, a couple days after U.S. coach Tom Sermanni was fired, resulted in a 3-0 win in San Diego. Seattle forward Sydney Leroux…

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April 6, 2014 at 7:25 PM

U.S. Soccer fires women’s national team coach Tom Sermanni

In news no one saw coming, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced Sunday night it has fired women’s national team coach Tom Sermanni. The USWNT just earlier in the day had beaten China, 2-0. U.S. Soccer director of development Jill Ellis will serve as interim head coach, starting with Thursday’s second game with China. Ellis held that role…

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March 12, 2014 at 11:09 AM

USWNT finishes seventh at Algarve Cup

Abby Wambach scored twice and Heather O’Reilly added a goal in her 200th international appearance as the U.S. women’s national team salvaged a 3-0 win against North Korea in Wednesday’s seventh-place game in the Algarve Cup. The USWNT was coming off back-to-back losses and a three-game winless streak, each for the first time since 2001. Wambach had…

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March 10, 2014 at 9:48 AM

USWNT loses — again — in Algarve Cup

For the first time since 2001, the U.S. women’s national team has lost back-to-back games, breaking a streak of 270 games without a losing streak, according to ESPN Stats. Wow. The U.S. lost to Denmark, 5-3, Monday in the Algarve Cup, this coming off a 1-0 defeat to Sweden late last week. After allowing a federation-worst five…

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March 5, 2014 at 6:51 PM

USWNT ties Japan in Algarve Cup opener

The U.S. women’s national team settled for a 1-1 tie with Japan in the opener of the Algarve Cup. Reign FC’s Sydney Leroux scored the opening goal in the 59th minute when she blocked the goalkeeper’s clearance into the net. Japan equalized in the 83rd minute, however, when captain Aya Miyama fired a 35-yard knuckler of…

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March 3, 2014 at 9:33 AM

U.S. Soccer unveils new home jerseys for 2014

Monday will apparently be a double-dose on jersey releases. The Sounders are set to unveil their third jersey at a private event later tonight at the CenturyLink Field Pro Shop. U.S. Soccer this morning released its new home jersey for the 2014 season, a look to be worn at this summer’s World Cup in Brazil (the…

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February 24, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Kristine Lilly, Brian McBride, Bob Bradley elected to National Soccer Hall of Fame

The National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2014 was announced Monday, and it includes Kristine Lilly, Brian McBride and Bob Bradley. McBride and Lilly were voted in as players while Bradley was voted in as “builder”. None of the candidates on the veteran ballot received enough votes. Further information on the induction ceremony will be…

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