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Axe Finally Falls on Women's World Cup Coach

U.S. Soccer looks to replace Ryan after Solo debacle

(Newser) - In a demonstration of the high expectations of the U.S. women's soccer team, coach Greg Ryan was fired after his team crashed out in the semifinals of last month's World Cup. Ryan sustained just two losses in two and a half years, but his questionable handling of the goalkeeper... More »

Solo to Play in Mexico Series

Women's soccer coach brings back outspoken goalie after benching her for World Cup finals

(Newser) - Outspoken goalie Hope Solo is on the US women's soccer team roster for games against Mexico later this month, reports the AP. The 26-year-old player publicly criticized coach Greg Ryan for playing Briana Scurry in her place in the World Cup semifinals, and was kept from practicing and playing in... More »

After World Cup Dismissal, Hope to Fly Solo

Player banished from games; coach under fire for not playing her

(Newser) - The US women’s soccer team just suffered one of its worst World Cup losses, but all eyes are focused on the team’s outspoken player and embattled coach. Goalie Hope Solo was banished today after publicly criticizing the choice of veteran teammate Briana Scurry to replace her in the... More »

Brazil Stuns US Women in Cup Semifinal

4-0 defeat is worst ever for overwhelmed American squad

(Newser) - Brazil thrashed the US, 4-0, in the Women’s World Cup semifinals today in Hangzhou, China, the worst loss in the program's history. The match was “over at halftime,” the Chicago Tribune writes, with the Americans down two goals—and one player, after Shannon Boxx received two yellow... More »

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