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May 10, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Independence coach Paul Riley made no excuses Saturday night after his team's 2-1 loss to the Athletica in a Women's Professional Soccer game in St. Louis. "We simply didn't play well," Riley said. "We especially didn't have any rhythm in the midfield. " It was the first of three straight road games for the Independence (2-1-2). The only other road game the team has played was a 1-1 draw at Boston on April 18. St. Louis (2-1-2) took a 2-0 lead before the Independence cut the margin in half on a goal by Lyndsey Patterson in the 75th minute.
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May 10, 2010 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Independence coach Paul Riley made no excuses Saturday night after his team's 2-1 loss to the Athletica in a Women's Professional Soccer game in St. Louis. "We simply didn't play well," Riley said. "We especially didn't have any rhythm in the midfield. " It was the first of three straight road games for the Independence (2-1-2). The only other road game the team has played was a 1-1 draw at Boston on April 18. St. Louis (2-1-2) took a 2-0 lead before the Independence cut the margin in half on a goal by Lyndsey Patterson in the 75th minute.
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February 11, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
The United States men won't be playing soccer at the Athens Olympics. A swarming Mexican offense knocked the U.S. team out last night with a 4-0 victory that ended a string of five appearances for the Americans in the Olympic Games. Playing before a noisy crowd of almost 57,000, Mexico avenged a 2-0 World Cup loss 2 years ago and joined Costa Rica - a 2-0 winner over Honduras yesterday - in the Olympic field. The game among under-23 squads was a winner-take-all battle for a berth at the Summer Olympics.
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September 22, 2012 | Associated Press
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - On her final victory lap, Pia Sundhage hopped and high-stepped her way around the field. As the U.S. women's national soccer team coach soaked in the cheers from the capacity crowd, her team began serenading her by belting out, "You Are My Sunshine. " It was a fitting tribute, since Sundhage has had the squad in harmony for five years. It was a fitting way to go out, too. Abby Wambach broke a tie early in the second half, and Alex Morgan added two goals and two assists, helping the U.S. team beat Australia, 6-2, Wednesday night in an international friendly that was Sundhage's farewell game.
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July 15, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Zhao Lihong's free kick with 5 minutes left lifted the visiting Charge to a 1-1 tie yesterday against the Washington Freedom in a Women's United Soccer Association game. The tie extends the Charge's unbeaten streak to nine games, which equals the second best in WUSA history. Philadelphia (9-1-4) last lost on May 19. The Charge is in second place, two points behind Carolina. The teams meet Saturday (4 p.m.) at Villanova Stadium. Washington (6-5-4) scored first. Abby Wambach took a short pass from Steffi Jones in front of the net, turned quickly and fired a shot past goalkeeper Melissa Moore in the 75th minute.
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October 6, 2010 | By Mario Aguirre, Inquirer Staff Writer
The U.S. women's national soccer team has played this year in Portugal, California, Utah, Ohio, Nebraska, Connecticut, and Georgia. On Wednesday night, it will add the Philadelphia area to that list as it concludes its exhibition schedule against China at PPL Park in Chester. The Americans (9-0-1) defeated China, 2-1, on Saturday in Kennesaw, Ga. They will head to Mexico later this month for the start of the CONCACAF women's World Cup qualifying tournament, leading up to the 2011 FIFA World Cup in Germany.
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September 28, 2003 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For the past couple of months, Shannon Boxx knew she was headed for the Women's World Cup - she had already bought tickets. As recently as last month, that was going to be her way into the games - before an eleventh-hour call-up to the U.S. women's team, before Boxx scored three times in her first three international games, including a goal in her World Cup debut. Even her teammates love this story: The overnight sensation, at age 26. "She's like a Viking," U.S. captain Julie Foudy said.
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April 10, 2010 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Independence will enter their first season in a second-year Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) league that is considered extremely balanced and difficult to handicap. That was certainly the case last year, when New Jersey's Sky Blue finished fourth in the regular season with a 7-8-5 mark and then won the league title with a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Sol. To show how much change there has been since last season, the Sol have already disbanded. The addition of the Independence and the Atlanta Beat will give WPS eight teams this season, with the top four again making the playoffs.
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July 29, 2012 | By Joseph White, Associated Press
GLASGOW, Scotland - As a tough Jersey girl, Carli Lloyd wasn't about to go quietly into the night when she lost her starting job with the U.S. women's soccer team. Instead, she refocused herself and arrived at the Olympics on a mission, and the hard work showed when she came off the bench to score the winning goal in Wednesday's opening-round victory over France. Now the Delran native and Rutgers graduate is a starter again. With Shannon Boxx nursing an ailing right hamstring, Lloyd will patrol the midfield from the opening whistle Saturday when the Americans play Colombia.
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September 22, 2003 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mia Hamm provided the photo of the day yesterday. After setting up all the U.S. goals, she raced down the sideline at RFK Stadium, high-fiving her way along the Americans' bench. There were other visuals, though, as the U.S. soccer team asserted its status as the Women's World Cup favorite, showed off its stars, presented some new faces and a fresh alignment, and opened with a 3-1 victory over highly regarded Sweden. American goalkeeper Briana Scurry slid into an onrushing Hanna Ljungberg, Sweden's top goal-scorer, and Scurry was the one who got up immediately.
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June 5, 2015 | John Smallwood, Daily News Sports Columnist
NEW YORK - Back in 2007, United States women's soccer team midfielder Shannon Boxx found out she had lupus. Despite occasional bouts of extreme fatigue, joint pain and swelling associated with the disease, Boxx went on to represent the United States at the 2007 and 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup and won gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. Like most athletes, Boxx has had to overcome severe injuries that required rehabilitation. Still, of all the challenges she's overcome to play at a world-class level for 13 years, Boxx said nothing was more difficult than returning to make the 2015 World Cup team after giving birth to her daughter, Zoe, in 2014.
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August 25, 2013 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
It was February 2012, and Sinead Farrelly was anxious. The Havertown native had just gotten word that the Women's Professional Soccer league had folded, leaving her without a job. And worse, the semester had already started, making Farrelly, 23, unable to enroll in nutrition school. Farrelly and her former Philadelphia Independence teammates were shocked. What were they going to do now, they asked each other through text messages, and how were they going to train to stay in shape?
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December 23, 2012 | By Jonathan Tannenwald
By her own admission, U.S women's national soccer team star Carli Lloyd was almost written off earlier this year. Heading into the Olympics, Lloyd suddenly found herself out of coach Pia Sundhage's starting lineup. As her 30th birthday arrived in mid-July, there were questions as to whether the Delran, N.J., native could be out of the picture entirely. Instead, Lloyd flipped the script. She stepped up when her team needed her most, and ended up playing a big role in the U.S.' gold-medal run. By the time she and her teammates stood on the podium at Wembley Stadium, there were no doubts left about what Lloyd brings to the field.
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September 22, 2012 | Associated Press
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - On her final victory lap, Pia Sundhage hopped and high-stepped her way around the field. As the U.S. women's national soccer team coach soaked in the cheers from the capacity crowd, her team began serenading her by belting out, "You Are My Sunshine. " It was a fitting tribute, since Sundhage has had the squad in harmony for five years. It was a fitting way to go out, too. Abby Wambach broke a tie early in the second half, and Alex Morgan added two goals and two assists, helping the U.S. team beat Australia, 6-2, Wednesday night in an international friendly that was Sundhage's farewell game.
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July 29, 2012 | By Joseph White, Associated Press
GLASGOW, Scotland - As a tough Jersey girl, Carli Lloyd wasn't about to go quietly into the night when she lost her starting job with the U.S. women's soccer team. Instead, she refocused herself and arrived at the Olympics on a mission, and the hard work showed when she came off the bench to score the winning goal in Wednesday's opening-round victory over France. Now the Delran native and Rutgers graduate is a starter again. With Shannon Boxx nursing an ailing right hamstring, Lloyd will patrol the midfield from the opening whistle Saturday when the Americans play Colombia.
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July 25, 2012 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
In 2004, Heather O'Reilly was just a 19-year-old lucky enough to be playing soccer alongside her idols. Then she scored the overtime goal that sent the United States women's national team into the gold-medal game of the Olympics. The squad went on to win the gold over Brazil. "I was definitely awestruck," O'Reilly said. "First of all by making the team and playing alongside my idols like Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy, Brandi Chastain, all players that I looked up to for years. In 2004, I was just along for the ride.
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June 22, 2011
THIS IS A DIFFERENT Carli Lloyd. One gold-medal-clinching goal against Brazil at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing can alter things. "One goal can change your career," said Lloyd, a Delran, N.J., native and Rutgers graduate. "It was one of the biggest moments of my career, but it was also just the beginning. " Three years removed from the "goal of a lifetime," Lloyd is now a key member of the USA team that begins play at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany next Tuesday.
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October 6, 2010 | By Mario Aguirre, Inquirer Staff Writer
The U.S. women's national soccer team has played this year in Portugal, California, Utah, Ohio, Nebraska, Connecticut, and Georgia. On Wednesday night, it will add the Philadelphia area to that list as it concludes its exhibition schedule against China at PPL Park in Chester. The Americans (9-0-1) defeated China, 2-1, on Saturday in Kennesaw, Ga. They will head to Mexico later this month for the start of the CONCACAF women's World Cup qualifying tournament, leading up to the 2011 FIFA World Cup in Germany.
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May 10, 2010 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Independence coach Paul Riley made no excuses Saturday night after his team's 2-1 loss to the Athletica in a Women's Professional Soccer game in St. Louis. "We simply didn't play well," Riley said. "We especially didn't have any rhythm in the midfield. " It was the first of three straight road games for the Independence (2-1-2). The only other road game the team has played was a 1-1 draw at Boston on April 18. St. Louis (2-1-2) took a 2-0 lead before the Independence cut the margin in half on a goal by Lyndsey Patterson in the 75th minute.
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May 10, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Independence coach Paul Riley made no excuses Saturday night after his team's 2-1 loss to the Athletica in a Women's Professional Soccer game in St. Louis. "We simply didn't play well," Riley said. "We especially didn't have any rhythm in the midfield. " It was the first of three straight road games for the Independence (2-1-2). The only other road game the team has played was a 1-1 draw at Boston on April 18. St. Louis (2-1-2) took a 2-0 lead before the Independence cut the margin in half on a goal by Lyndsey Patterson in the 75th minute.
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