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July 17, 2012 | Stu Bykofsky
WHAT WERE they thinking? Is the U.S. Olympic Committee, and conspirator Ralph Lauren, so clueless of American consciousness that they didn't know producing USOC-authorized gear in China would be a gut-punch to most Americans? When it was learned the "Made in China" label would be found in the Team USA apparel in the opening and closing ceremonies, it even awakened the dwarfs in Congress, creating a rare bipartisan moment when zany opposites such as Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner would blast away at the same target.
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August 23, 1990 | By Joe Ferry, Special to The Inquirer
Even though he was released just before leaving for the Goodwill Games, Upper Dublin grad and University of Richmond junior Sean Gavaghan has no regrets about spending part of his summer as a pitcher for Team USA. "It was a bittersweet experience," Gavaghan said . "I would have loved going to the Goodwill Games because the team was just really starting to come together. But at the same time, it was a very tiring schedule. We were either playing or traveling every day. I felt like I got a fair chance to pitch, but I was happy to be home, too. " While playing for Team USA, an Olympic development squad sponsored by the United States Amateur Baseball Federation and based in Millington, Tenn.
SPORTS
May 14, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
THIS IS NOT the final passenger list. It's more like the 30 guys who got called to the gate to see whether their names will be selected off the standby list. Some guys have no doubts they will be in first class, others are pretty sure they are booked for coach, and about five to seven will be sweating bullets for a little bit longer, while USA national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann determines who will make the final 23-man World Cup roster that must be submitted to FIFA by June 2. For now, however, being among the 30 players invited to the pre-World Cup Camp that begins tomorrow at Stanford University means you still have a shot at making the roster for the trip to Brazil and the 2014 World Cup. That will make for an interesting stay in Palo Alto, Calif., as there is time for players to perform their way onto and off the USA final roster.
SPORTS
June 19, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
WHEN MANDATORY minicamp - the last Eagles team activity before training camp next month - concludes today, lots of players will take off for exotic vacation destinations. Tight end Zach Ertz is heading for Edmonton. The one in Alberta. Former home of Wayne Gretzky. Gateway to the North. Home of the West Edmonton Mall. Edmonton also is the site of Monday's next World Cup match for the U.S. women's team, which features Ertz' girlfriend, Julie Johnston. Johnston is a 23-year-old defender who captained the U.S. Under-20 team to the 2012 World Cup title.
SPORTS
February 6, 1992 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Clark Donatelli was anxious. He had just gone through a torturous practice at the old Olympic ice hockey rink in Lake Placid, N.Y., but his motor was still running in high gear. Donatelli is like that. He chatters. He cackles. Need to find him? Follow the noise. He was the acting captain for much of Team USA's tuneup tour, and it's easy to see why. The guy is definitely intense. He is also proud, and, after four long years, he's tired of defending the underachieving 1988 U.S. Olympic team.
NEWS
August 10, 2010
Boyertown High's Wynne McCann was named to the Team USA women's national baseball team that will compete at the World Cup in Venezuela from Thursday through Aug. 23. McCann, 16, is a pitcher and third baseman and the youngest player ever selected by Team USA.  
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September 1, 1996 | Inquirer photographs by John Costello
The new CoreStates Center opened last night amid lots of cheers for Team USA and for the center itself. At left, Chris Wilde (from left), Erik Watling and Tom Smith root for Team USA against Canada during the World Cup match. At right, Nicky (from left), Candy and Fred Stampone take a moment to look at a goalie figure.
NEWS
July 26, 1992 | Special to The Inquirer / JOAN FAIRMAN KANES
When athletes are selected to the Olympic team to represent their nation, it's an honor for them - and for their hometowns. Such is the feeling in Lansdowne, where a banner was hung Tuesday to cheer on native son Leroy Burrell, who will be representing Team USA in Barcelona as a sprinter in track and field events.
NEWS
July 3, 2014 | By Rachel Zamzow, Inquirer Staff Writer
The commentator called it "another World Cup match absolutely dripping in drama. " And at Commerce Square in Philadelphia, the drama was flowing as fans came together to cheer on Team USA. The stone courtyard at 20th and Market Streets transformed into a stadium Tuesday, filled with fans whose chants echoed off the two buildings nearby. People in suits having outdoor meetings conveniently during the match, college students, and families packed themselves in for the United States-Belgium showdown, which ended in a heartbreaking 2-1 loss for Team USA. Keith Barry, 26, of Philadelphia, was shaking from nerves.
SPORTS
May 11, 2013 | Associated Press
ELMA, N.Y. - U.S. women's national soccer team midfielder Carli Lloyd has been cleared to play for the Western New York Flash after missing the last two months recovering from a broken left shoulder. The Flash said that the former Delran High star is scheduled to join the National Women's Soccer League team for practice Friday. She has been out since hurting her shoulder in Team USA's 3-0 win over Iceland in the Algarve Cup on March 6. Lloyd was assigned to the Flash in January, shortly after the league was established.
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July 7, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
REVENGE WAS always the easy narrative for the United States at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. When the tournament started a month ago, Team USA had no guarantee that it would make the final, much less face Japan, the team that beat it for the title four years ago. With powerhouse teams like Germany, France, Brazil and Sweden in the field, a rematch of the 2011 final was not something many would have counted on. Ultimately, however, there...
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June 19, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
WHEN MANDATORY minicamp - the last Eagles team activity before training camp next month - concludes today, lots of players will take off for exotic vacation destinations. Tight end Zach Ertz is heading for Edmonton. The one in Alberta. Former home of Wayne Gretzky. Gateway to the North. Home of the West Edmonton Mall. Edmonton also is the site of Monday's next World Cup match for the U.S. women's team, which features Ertz' girlfriend, Julie Johnston. Johnston is a 23-year-old defender who captained the U.S. Under-20 team to the 2012 World Cup title.
SPORTS
June 12, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Sports Columnist
IF YOU WANT to be a cynic, you can look back at what the United States men's soccer team has done in Europe over the past week and diminish things by saying, "Oh, they were just friendlies. " True, a friendly is not the same as a World Cup match, but teams do not schedule friendlies just for the fun of it. They always have a purpose and teams always want to win. Keeping things in their proper context, the United States' 4-3 win over the Netherlands in Amsterdam last Friday and a 2-1 win over world champion Germany in Cologne on Wednesday are remarkable achievements, especially as the team prepares for the CONCACAF Gold Cup Tournament this summer, with the championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on July 26. Team USA beat the Dutch for the first time ever and beat Germany in Germany for the first time.
SPORTS
October 29, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
THIS IS THE GAME that really matters. While the United States undoubtedly wants to win the CONCACAF women's championship tournament that concludes this weekend at PPL Park, its primary goal in this competition is to earn a berth into the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup next summer in Canada. To guarantee that, all Team USA must do is beat archrival Mexico in tonight's semifinal and advance to Sunday's championship match. Trinidad & Tobago will attempt to make history as the first Caribbean nation to qualify for a Women's World Cup when it plays Costa Rica today.
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September 12, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The irony of Dawn Staley being, as Connecticut and U.S. women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma said, "one of the best young coaches in the world," is that had the Philadelphia hoops icon followed her original post-playing career plans, she would not be an assistant on the 2014 U.S. Women's World Championship team or the head coach at South Carolina. In 2000, as her WNBA career was winding down, Staley contemplated a move into broadcasting or a front-office position with a team as the next phase of her basketball journey.
SPORTS
August 6, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
CONSIDERING the millions of guaranteed dollars they invest in players, I can certainly understand why the Dallas Mavericks' Mark Cuban and other NBA owners might want more say in their players' involvement in international competitions like the upcoming FIBA World Cup of Basketball. After Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George broke his right leg while practicing with Team USA this weekend, how could an owner not cringe at the thought of a franchise player going down for a tournament that many feel does little to help the NBA?
SPORTS
July 20, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
LAS VEGAS - Nerlens Noel is learning that life in the NBA will involve bumps and bruises in the early going. That's why the 76ers center's goal is to get stronger before his inaugural season. The next step "is being right in the weight room and eating a lot of food," said Noel, who sat out Friday night's 91-87 overtime loss to the NBA Development League Squad at Cox Pavilion. "I'm getting ready for the league. " The Sixers finished with a 2-4 record after losing the NBA Summer League consolation game.
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July 3, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
CHRIS WONDOLOWSKI will undoubtedly have a recurring nightmare. Ever since he started kicking a soccer ball, he probably dreamed of a moment like this - every kid does. It's the closing moments of a World Cup elimination game and a game-winning opportunity is gifted to your foot. In your dream, you are perfect. You do everything right and slam the ball into the back of the net. Reality wasn't as kind. Wondolowski was far from perfect on his attempt in the closing moments of the United States Round of 16 loss to Belgium yesterday in Salvador, Brazil.
BUSINESS
July 3, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Going into the U.S.- Belgium soccer game Tuesday, social-media spies sorting tens of millions of Facebook, Twitter, and other posts for SAP AG found that the American team, led by goaltender Tim Howard , was viewed more positively than negatively. Several of the Belgians attracted more social haters than lovers, especially midfielder Marouane Fellaini , even though he scored a goal for Belgium against Algeria. Are American fans less critical? No. U.S. players got negative ratings last week, when Portugal tied the team in the last minutes, says SAP's Evan Welsh . But the American starters won back fans just by surviving the "Group of Death" to advance and face Belgium, said Welsh.
NEWS
July 3, 2014 | By Rachel Zamzow, Inquirer Staff Writer
The commentator called it "another World Cup match absolutely dripping in drama. " And at Commerce Square in Philadelphia, the drama was flowing as fans came together to cheer on Team USA. The stone courtyard at 20th and Market Streets transformed into a stadium Tuesday, filled with fans whose chants echoed off the two buildings nearby. People in suits having outdoor meetings conveniently during the match, college students, and families packed themselves in for the United States-Belgium showdown, which ended in a heartbreaking 2-1 loss for Team USA. Keith Barry, 26, of Philadelphia, was shaking from nerves.
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