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Vlatko Andonovski purposeful and thoughtful with early USWNT tweaks

9:49 AM ETGraham HaysespnW.com CloseGraham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999.Standing in the cold outside the United States locker room in Columbus, Ohio, Lindsey Horan had plenty of reasons beyond the wind chill to wish she were elsewhere. She picked up a yellow card in the game that ended minutes earlier for a hard foul against Sweden. She already felt
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USWNT equal-pay lawsuit is set for a May trial

The US Women's National Team's lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation was filed in March in US District Court in California, with 28 members of the team listed as plaintiffs. A trial is currently scheduled for May 2020.Friday's class certification decision allows for members of the USWNT to sue the federation collectively -- including any player who reported for national team duty over a specific period of time cited in
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Carli Lloyd takes the reins in Vlatko Andonovski’s USWNT debut

11:49 AM ETGraham HaysespnW.com CloseGraham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999.COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It was not a perfect start, but any imperfections in the United States' 3-2 win against Sweden that ushered in the Vlatko Andonovski era were more telling than a flawless first step would have been.There wasn't frustration after two late goals from Sweden made for a fraught
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Alex Morgan: USWNT star plans to play at Olympics after giving birth

Two-time World Cup winner Morgan is expecting a baby girl in April but believes she can be fit enough for when the Games officially begin in Tokyo on July 24, although the soccer tournament is due to start two days earlier. Whilst acknowledging the quick turnaround, the 30-year-old is determined to continue her stellar soccer career throughout motherhood. "I hope to get back on the field as soon as possible,''
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USWNT players revved and ready for new era with Vlatko Andonovski at the helm

4:52 PM ETGraham HaysespnW.com CloseGraham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999.This has been a long year for United States women's national team. It has been a joyous and momentous year, a year spent beating the world on the field and fighting to change it for the better off the field. But as winter approaches, it has also been an undeniably
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Reign FC’s Vlatko Andonovski to replace Jill Ellis as USWNT coach

5:22 PM ETGraham HaysespnW.com CloseGraham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999.Vlatko Andonovski is expected to replace Jill Ellis as coach of the United States women's national team, according to a source close to the process.Sports Illustrated originally reported the agreement, with Andonovski to be announced Monday in New York.Andonovski, 43, becomes the eighth person to hold the U.S. job on
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Without Jill Ellis, what’s next for the USWNT?

2:15 PM ETGraham HaysespnW.com CloseGraham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999.CHICAGO -- The future is only a month away for the United States women's national team.Sunday's draw against South Korea marked the end of the U.S. team's five-game "Victory Tour" to celebrate its fourth World Cup title. It ended a 17-game winning streak that dated back almost to the start
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Jill Ellis takes charge of her final game as USWNT coach

Ellis, who took charge in 2014, led the side to two World Cup final victories, most recently in France earlier this year. She oversaw her final match Sunday, a 1-1 draw against South Korea in Chicago. The 53-year-old stands down as the most successful coach in USWNT history with 106 wins, 19 draws and just seven losses.She is the only person to take charge of two successful Women's World Cup