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Ellis’ Island

Coach Jill Ellis faces some tough lineup calls — especially in midfield — heading into the U.S.’s semifinal match against top-ranked Germany.

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As Abby goes …

U.S. Women’s Soccer is relying on Abby Wambach as much as ever, which is a risky approach that has only one acceptable outcome.

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No Maybes: US feared no more

The rest of the world no longer fears U.S. Women’s Soccer, including China, the U.S.’s opponent in the quarterfinals.

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The Secret to Everything

Fitness coach Dawn Scott and her holistic ‘marginal gains’ approach could lead the U.S. to Women’s World Cup glory.

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Like a Rolling Stone

Pia Sundhage spent years building the US women’s team. On Friday, she sees it from the other side.

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It’s Alex Morgan time

Hurt or not, Alex Morgan’s opportunity to transition from celebrated player to U.S. soccer legend has very much arrived.