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  1. espnW -- Sky Blue FC's Nadia Nadim breaks down walls to become wo...

    Graham Hays

    Nadia Nadim escaped the Taliban that stole her father's life in Afghanistan to become an international soccer star in Denmark and in the NWSL.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2014
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  3. espnW -- Lindsey Horan leads United States into U20 Women's World...

    Graham Hays

    Lindsey Horan didn't mean to blaze a trail. But the best way for her to improve meant passing on a scholarship to UNC and heading to France. Now, with two years of pro soccer experience, she leads the United States into this week's U20 World Cup.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2014
  4. espnW -- Portland Thorns FC's Veronica Boquete might be NWSL's be...

    Graham Hays

    Portland midfielder Veronica Boquete, who honed her soccer skills in Spain, is perhaps the best playmaker in the NWSL and has Thorns FC still in the hunt for another pro women's soccer title.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2014
  5. espnW -- Kim Little is secret to Seattle Reign's NWSL sucess

    Graham Hays

    Despite finishing near the bottom of the table a year ago, Seattle Reign FC and Scotland international Kim Little -- the NWSL's leading scorer -- are running away from the rest of the league this season.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2014
  6. espnW -- Portland Thorns FC puts on quite a show in NWSL

    Graham Hays

    Christine Sinclair scored a hat trick, and Portland scored four unanswered goals in a 6-3 victory over Boston that set the NWSL single-game record for most goals.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2014
  7. espnW -- Boston Breakers and USWNT veteran Heather O'Reilly far f...

    Graham Hays

    As Heather O'Reilly approaches 30, it seems the U.S. national team veteran has played soccer forever. She needs to call on every bit of that experience as she tries to hold her last-place Breakers together heading into Sunday's NWSL match with Portland.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2014
  8. Infographic -- How Aja Evans Got That Body

    From her NFL-style workouts to her training table, here's a look at how bobsledder Aja Evans sculpted her physique.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2014
  9. espnW -- FC Kansas City's Nikki Phillips finds place on Polish na...

    Graham Hays

    Nikki Phillips had hoped to play for the U.S. national team. But as the World Cup illustrated, players with dual citizenship sometimes have another option. And in becoming a key member of the Polish national team, the FC Kansas City defender is learning

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2014
  10. 6 Ways 99ers Inspired Carli Lloyd

    Amy Van Deusen

    Two-time Olympic gold medalist Carli Lloyd has been a leader on the U.S. women's national soccer team for nearly a decade. She was 16, and already a high school standout, when the U.S. women won the 1999 World Cup in front of the largest crowd to eve...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  11. espnW -- Christen Press could be the next big U.S. soccer star

    Graham Hays

    When Christen Press couldn't get a look from the U.S. national team, she stepped out of her comfort zone and went to play professionally in Sweden. Now, with 12 goals in her first 24 appearances for the national team, Press is a rising star.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2014
  12. Happy Birthday, Abby Wambach!

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    Happy birthday, Abby Wambach! The global soccer superstar turns 34 today. The youngest of seven children, Wambach was the National High School Player of the Year in 1997 as a senior at Our Lady of Mercy High School in Rochester, New York. She went on...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  13. Happy Birthday, Tobin Heath!

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    Happy birthday, Tobin Heath! The U.S. women's soccer star turns 26 today. A former standout at North Carolina, Heath helped lead the Tar Heels to three national championships in 2006, 2008 and 2009 and was a two-time NCAA first-team All-American. Whi...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  14. Travel team

    Christie Rampone

    When my husband, Chris, and I decided to have Rylie, our first daughter, we thought, Let's play it by ear, and we'll see if I can get back to soccer after. It was 2005 and I'd already had a great career, with both an Olympic gold medal and a World Cu...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  15. NWSL suspends Carli Lloyd of Western New York Flash for 2 games

    Two-time Olympic gold medalist and Western New York Flash midfielder Carli Lloyd has been suspended for two games by the National Women's Soccer League for using excessive force in a game against Chicago.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2014
  16. Abby Wambach misses NWSL opener for Western New York Flash due to...

    Two-time Olympic gold medalist Abby Wambach has been ruled out from playing in the Western New York Flash's NWSL season-opener at Washington because of a fractured orbital bone below her left eye.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2014
  17. espnW -- Meryl Davis crowned champion of "Dancing with the Stars,...

    In honor of Meryl Davis' win on Season 18 of "Dancing with the Stars," we look back at some of the show's top-performing athletes from years past.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | March 12, 2014