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Women's World Cup 2015

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The crowd at the USWNT parade was pretty huge

It was only a few days ago that New York City finalized the details on the USWNT parade. That didn't stop an estimated crowd of about 12,000 from lining the streets in Manhattan. But those numbers don't quite tell the story as well as Stu Holden's photo.

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Megan Rapinoe rocks the USWNT Parade in style

How lucky are we to have her in Seattle? So, so lucky.

No easy narratives were a good thing for USWNT

Fans tuned in to watch great athletes perform at a high level, not just for Hallmark moments.

From the stands: A recap of the World Cup final

Watching the Women’s World Cup final in person at BC Place was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Helen Mirren’s voice + Shel Silverstein’s words = Perfect World Cup recap

Helen Mirren + awesome moments from the Women's World Cup + a Shel Silverstein poem? Yes, please! So much amazing packed into one video.

Photo Gallery #2: USWNT are World Cup Champions

Both of Sounder at Heart's photographers shot the Final. Here's another gallery for your eyeballs.

A metric ton of people watched the WWC final

More Americans watched the United States beat Japan than had watched any other soccer match, or most other sports' championships.

US Women - World Cup Champions: Photos

USA show their dominance and claim their third World Cup with a strong win over Japan. Sounder at Heart photographer MikeRussellFoto was in Vancouver and here are his photos.

USA v. Japan: #FIFAWWC Gamethread

The team that confused and infuriated us in the build-up to this Cup seems, suddenly, perfectly tuned to achieve the goal that's eluded US soccer for 16 years.

USA v. Japan: Preview - Women's World Cup Final

The U.S. side look to redeem themselves after their loss to Japan in the 2011 World Cup and earn the US the third star on the crest that's eluded them since 1999.

Germany v. England: Women's World Cup Gamethread

Germany takes on England in the third-place match of the Women's World Cup.

When USWNT was "Made in Washington"

Early on, the Seattle area was the epicenter of U.S. women's soccer. Four locals made the original World Cup team. Then-USWNT coach Anson Dorrance recalls their profound influence.

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Megan Rapinoe on shortlist for World Cup Golden Ball award

Megan Rapinoe joins U.S. teammates Julie Johnston and Carli Lloyd on the eight-player shortlist for the FIFA Women's World Cup Golden Ball award, given to the best player in the tournament. Rapinoe has a goal and assist in the tournament, but those stats alone don't fully highlight her importance on the team. Her run into the box earned a penalty against Colombia, which Carli Lloyd scored, and she's been one of the most important creative playmakers on the team. The Reign accolades don't end there. Hope Solo is also in the running for the Golden Glove award. While she hasn't been forced to make as many saves as other keepers in the tourney, Solo has came up big when she was needed. Congrats on the nominations, Pinoe and Solo!

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Get pumped for the World Cup final with this fan video

Sounders fan @DreistStudios created this awesome hype video to get you ready for the Women's World Cup final. USA v. Japan. Hope Solo and Megan Rapinoe looking to earn a trophy before returning to the Seattle Reign. SO. PUMPED.

Japan v. England: Women's World Cup Gamethread

Today, the U.S. find out who they play in the World Cup final. Will it be a rematch against Japan, or a test against a rising England team? Find out at 4:00 p.m. PT.

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It's official: Megan Rapinoe is the best

How does Megan Rapinoe get her team pumped for a World Cup match against Germany? With some awesome air drumming. She is the best.

U.S. overcome Germany, advance to World Cup final

Goals from Carli Lloyd and Kelley O'Hara gave the U.S. a 2-0 victory over top-ranked Germany

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Rapinoe is back in the lineup for the USWNT

The starting lineups are out for the U.S. v. Germany semifinal match in the Women's World Cup. Seattle Reign players Megan Rapinoe and Hope Solo are both in the starting XI, to nobody's surprise. After her strong performance against China, Morgan Brian also earns a spot in the starting lineup. Hopefully, this means Lauren Holiday can push into a more attack-focused position. She was deadly with FC Kansas City in this role last year. While others are listing this lineup as a 4-3-3, it appears the USWNT may be going with just one forward. Germany has shown vulnerability on the flanks, so Rapinoe and Tobin Heath could be given more room to push the attack and find space behind Germany's outside backs.

USA v. Germany: Women's World Cup Gamethread

A matchup worthy of a final kicks off today, when the two most successful teams in the history of the women's game fight to stay alive

USA v. Germany Preview: World Cup Semifinal

It is a battle between the top-ranked teams in the world. Can the U.S. outlast Germany?

Women's World Cup, Canada vs. England: Photos

Canada couldn't quite get the win over England and fell 2-1. MikeRussellFoto and JaneG Photo were in Vancouver for the match and assembled this gallery.

Women's World Cup Quarterfinals: Gamethread

Australia takes on Japan at 1 p.m. England faces Canada at 4:30. Watch with us.

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Amy Rodriguez added to USWNT starting lineup

There were several changes in the United States lineup for Friday's quaterfinal against China. Amy Rodriguez is perhaps the most notable addition, as her replacing Abby Wambach is purely choice. Kelly O'Hara replaces Megan Rapinoe (yellow card accumulation) and Morgan Brian replaces Luren Holiday (yellow cards).

USA v. China: Women's World Cup Gamethread

The first big test of the knockout rounds comes as the US faces China today in Ottawa.

Germany v. France: Women's World Cup gamethread

Two of the best teams in the world face off in the World Cup quarterfinals. This is a match you won't want to miss.

Japan v. Netherlands: Women's World Cup Gamethread

Naho Kawasumi and Japan take on a Netherlands side that has been tough to break down in the final Round of 16 match.

USWNT outlast Colombia, advance to quarterfinals

It was not a pretty win, but the U.S. Women's National Team defeated Colombia 2-0. They will face China on Friday

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USA vs. COL viewing party going strong at The Ninety

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USA vs. Colombia: Everything you need to know

Colombia has been doing some trash-talking leading up to this match. The U.S. can silence them with a big win.

USA v. Colombia: Women's World Cup Gamethread

Colombia has been doing some trash-talking leading up to this match. The U.S. can silence them with a big win.

Norway v. England: Women's World Cup gamethread

The winner goes on to face Canada on Saturday

Women’s World Cup: Triple Header Gamethread

Brazil v. Australia. France against South Korea. Canada and Switzerland. It is a World Cup triple header!

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