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U.S. women’s soccer co-captain Alex Morgan to play in 2020 Summer Olympics

U.S. women’s soccer co-captain Alex Morgan to play in 2020 Summer Olympics

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Nov. 6 (UPI) -- United States women's national soccer team star Alex Morgan said she plans to play in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo despite expecting her first child less than four months before the start of the event. Morgan, 30, announced her pregnancy on social media two weeks ago. She is expecting a baby girl in April, about three months before the beginning of the Olympics. "I hope to get back on the field as soon as possible," Morgan told reporters Tuesday. "After having a healthy baby, I want to get back with the national team and look forward to playing in Tokyo." Morgan, who helped guide the U.S. women's national team to a gold medal in the 2012 Olympics and wins in the 2019 World Cup and the 2015 World Cup, said she believes she will continue to play at a high level after h...
Major League Soccer coming to St. Louis

Major League Soccer coming to St. Louis

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Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Major League Soccer announced Tuesday it has awarded an expansion team to the city of St. Louis. Commissioner Don Graber made the announcement alongside city officials and the club's ownership group, which includes Carolyn Kindle Betz, the Taylor family and Jim Kavanaugh. Kindle Betz is one of six female members of the Taylor ownership group, making St. Louis the first female majority-owned club in MLS history. "Our ownership group has come a long way since we first announced our bid last October at Mathews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club, and it's an incredible feeling to now be able to say, St. Louis is home to the first official majority female-led ownership group in MLS," Kindle Betz said. "Our MLS team and stadium will only add to St. Louis' renaissance currently underw...
U.S. women’s soccer team, Alex Morgan keep on winning at 2019 ESPY Awards

U.S. women’s soccer team, Alex Morgan keep on winning at 2019 ESPY Awards

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July 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. women's soccer team kept their victory party going Wednesday night during the 27th annual ESPY Awards 2019 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles adding Best Team to their recent FIFA Women's World Cup championship. The team had just landed in Los Angeles a few hours after completing their victory parade in New York City when they beat out the NFL's New England Patriots, the Toronto Raptors of the NBA, baseball's Boston Red Sox and NCAA football's Clemson Tigers for the award. "We literally just got off a plane a couple of hours ago," said Carli Lloyd on accepting the award from actress Sandra Bullock. "Got hair and makeup in the plane and we look pretty fabulous." She then thanked their worldwide fans for their support. "It's been an incredible journey. Super ...
Women’s World Cup soccer: How to watch USA vs. Netherlands, betting odds

Women’s World Cup soccer: How to watch USA vs. Netherlands, betting odds

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July 6 (UPI) -- The United States Women's National Team is one win away from capturing its fourth Women's World Cup title. The U.S. plays the Netherlands in the final Sunday in Lyon, France. The Americans are making their record third consecutive trip to the final. The United States, playing in its fifth final, has reached more Women's World Cup finals than any other country. The U.S. is the reigning world champion, while European champion Netherlands will make its first appearance in the final. "I think the legacy that even the players want to leave is that it's bigger than within the team," U.S. coach Jill Ellis told reporters. "I hope the players feel they were put in an environment where they were encouraged to perform and to grow and give back. I think that's the bigger legacy of th...
Women’s World Cup soccer: Megan Rapinoe leads USA over France

Women’s World Cup soccer: Megan Rapinoe leads USA over France

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June 28 (UPI) -- The United States Women's National Team escaped with a 2-1 win against France on Friday in the quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals of the Women's World Cup. The U.S. jumped out to a 2-0 lead before facing a furious attack from France in the second half. The Americans held off the rally to defeat the host French squad, setting up a semifinal matchup against England on Tuesday. "You have to give it up to the French team. I think they for sure outplayed us with the ball today," U.S. star Megan Rapinoe told reporters. "But we were so good defensively and we hit them where it hurt. This team has an unreal amount of heart." Rapinoe scored from a free kick to give the U.S. an early 1-0 lead. After Alex Morgan was fouled on the wing, Rapinoe capitalized on a free kick jus...