Written by Carly Haden

Following the trends on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, AliKrieger here’s my take on “Woman Crush Wednesday”… Soccer Edition.
Alexandra Krieger, better known as “Ali Krieger”, currently plays for the U.S. Women’s National Team. She has recently recovered from a serious knee injury she suffered during the Olympic-qualifying match last summer in London that prevented her from participating in the 2012 Summer Olympics. Krieger is now back in action and looking good as ever on the pitch.
Not only is Krieger an unbelievable soccer player, she’s not too hard on the eyes either. Her fit body and cute face have fans calling her an “underrated heartthrob.” In comparison to Alex Morgan and Hope Solo, who both posed in all paint outfits this past year, Ali is taking some notice. She’s a stunning brunette who plays soccer. (What’s better?)
In the video posted above you can see Krieger is dedicated to returning to the pitch after her knee injury, which is as an inspiration to fans and players alike. It also gives us another excuse to stare at her a little more. Creeper alert. #WomanCrushWednesday

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Written by Dill Pickle

I thought I knew everything about Sydney Leroux. I guess we’re not as tight as I thought dreamed we were.

Leroux teamed up with her US Soccer teammate and best friend Kristie Mewis for “The LeMew Quiz”, a fun trivia about each of them.

Some interesting facts that came out of the convo:

  • Sydney got expelled from second grade for stealing books
  • Kristie owns a dog that’s older than Benjamin Button, but doesn’t age backward
  • Sydney has a tattoo on her back that includes her mom, a dead tree, and flower

Just when you think you know someone …

 

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Written by The 91st

The US ladies took care of business against the Netherlands 3-1 and Christen Press continued her assault, scoring twice to give her six goals in seven appearances.

Press has been seriously making up for her lost time with the US program.

 

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Written by Dill Pickle

Sydney Leroux

Is this a genie pose? (Yoga, genie, same thing.) If it is here are my three wishes:

1. Hold that pose

2. Hold that pose

3. Never change, Syd

She’s talented, funny and gorgeous. Ladies and gentleman: US Soccer’s Sydney Leroux.

 

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Written by The 91st

Leroux face

It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on Sydney Leroux, so here’s the update: she’s still hilarious. Leroux was at a Boston Celtics game last night and tried fried dough for the first time. Looks like her face liked it.

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Written by Meredith Martin

Abby Wambach

Last week, FIFA announced the location of the women’s 2015 World Cup final in Vancouver, Canada. B.C. Place Stadium contains 55,000 seats and a retractable roof that will help maximize the amount of fans that come to the game. While this may seem like a smart choice by FIFA, there is only one problem: the field is artificial turf.

This is the first time a championship game will ever be played on turf and the members and fans of the USWNT are in an uproar on Twitter.

Wambach, the ringleader of the Twitter protest, believes turf changes the nature of the game.  Not only are players more injury-prone on turf, but they lose their consistency changing from grass to turf. Wambach has even mentioned petitioning FIFA:

Other players, both current and former, have backed Wambach in her efforts to sort the issue.

Michelle Akers, former USWNT legend replied, “Do it!!!  That’s how we got women’s soccer into the Olympics.  We petitioned the hell out of USOC.  Let me know how I can help.”

The battle for grass in the women’s 2015 World Cup is just under way but there is plenty of time to pull out the victory.  One thing is for sure, these women are not going down without a fight.

 

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Written by The 91st

Well, Cat Woman is on the mend. Hope Solo recently shared the progress of her recovery from a wrist injury, posting a picture of her left arm in a brace on WhoSay with the message:

“Cast off, brace on! Follow my progress everybody cuz like Arnold, ‘I’ll be Back!’ “

Of course, when Arnold said it, it was more like: “All be bahhk.” But you get the point.

Check out the full image after the jump.

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Written by The 91st

Alex Morgan, whose goal-scoring pace pretty much rivals anyone in USWNT history, unsurprisingly scored more goals Wednesday. She netted two, to be exact, both in the first half, to lead the U.S. Women’s National Team to a 2-0 win over Germany and give them the Algarve Cup.

Fitting way to end the competition. As Morgan said herself …

 

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Written by The 91st

Apparently, the USWNT had a lot of down time at the Algarve Cup. During one such instance, Tobin Heath and Yael Averbuch found creative ways to duel in soccer tennis even without the use of a net.

Who needs a net when you can use a hotel front desk?

 

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Written by The 91st

Mitts

Former Florida standout and USWNT staple Heather Mitts has retired from professional soccer. Mitts made the announcement today via her Facebook page.

The 34-year-old Mitts is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and one of the true pioneers of women’s soccer. You’ll be missed young lady, congratulations on a stellar career!

You can read her announcement in its entirety HERE.

 

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