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  1. U.S. national team qualifies for 2015 Women's World Cup

    Graham Hays

    The U.S. women have a new coach and new faces in the starting lineup. But Friday was a night to celebrate history repeating itself as the Americans again clinched a berth in the Women's World Cup and veteran Christie Rampone notched her 300th cap.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2014
  2. Midfielders Lauren Holiday, Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe are key...

    Graham Hays

    U.S. women's soccer coach Jill Ellis believes in a 4-3-3 system that utilizes three midfielders. Lauren Holiday, Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe are the trio to make that lineup a success.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2014
  3. Alex Morgan Injury Turns USWNT Depth From Luxury To Necessity

    Graham Hays

    At kickoff Friday, depth was a luxury for the U.S. national team, which saw three new starters and superstar Abby Wambach on the bench. By halftime, that same surplus of talent turned into a necessity after Alex Morgan went down with an injury.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2014
  4. USWNT Wins, But Caribbean Nations Score Most Notable Performances...

    Graham Hays

    As the U.S. women edged Trinidad and Tobago to pull out a wasteful 1-0 victory Wednesday, a pair of Caribbean nations put in the most memorable performances as CONCACAF qualifying opened.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2014
  5. 5 Questions Facing USWNT In Qualifying

    Graham Hays

    Talk about turf and whether Hope Solo should be on the pitch all you want. But being part of the World Cup still involves the small matter of qualifying for it. The U.S. women open the CONCACAF Women's Championship on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2014
  6. espnW -- American Women Show Dominance Against Mexico

    Graham Hays

    Sure the United States has been commanding as evidenced by their 3-1 win against Mexico on Thursday. But the question remains as to who exactly will be on the squad when the real qualifying games begin.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2014
  7. Sue Bird, Lindsay Whalen still drive USA Basketball women

    Graham Hays

    The U.S. women were far from perfect Monday. But with veteran guards Sue Bird and Lindsay Whalen leading the way -- and Odyssey Sims and Skylar Diggins seemingly on deck -- Team USA is edging closer to being ready for the world championship.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. espnW -- Team USA softball legend Jessica Mendoza announces retir...

    Graham Hays

    One of softball's most popular players and perhaps its greatest hitter, Jessica Mendoza has decided to retire at 33 with two small children at home and a broadcast career burgeoning. Graham Hays chronicles a career unlike any other.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2014