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US tops group in Women’s WC qualifiers

The USWNT defeated Costa Rica 4-0 to win Group B of the CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2011 Women’s World Cup. With 18 goals scored and none allowed in group play, the US will play the second place team of Group B on Friday.

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Rodriguez scores hat trick in WC qualifier

Philadelphia Independence forward Amy Rodriguez scored a hat trick in the USWNT’s 9-0 demolition of Guatemala. The win secures a spot for the US the semifinals of the CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2011 Women’s World Cup. The undefeated US next plays the also undefeated Costa Rica on November 1 to determine first place in Group B.

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Paul the Octopus, dead at 2 1/2

The world mourns the death of Paul the Octopus, found dead in his tank on Tuesday morning.

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U.S. Women’s National Team vs China in pictures

PSP has photos from Wednesday’s International Friendly between the U.S. Women’s National Team and China PR.

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Rodriguez scores in USA draw with Sweden

Independence forward Amy Rodriguez scored the lone US goal in Tuesday night’s draw with Sweden. Philadelphia’s Lori Lindsey started for the US and Caroline Seger captained the Sweden side.

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My South Africa story

PSP’s Ryan Pine made the trip from Philly to South Africa for the World Cup. Now he’s back to share a story full of ostriches, electrocutions, great wine, mass hysteria, and dreaming the impossible dream.

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Two Independence assists in US win

Amy Rodriguez and Lori Lindsey of the Philadelphia Independence each get an assist in the USWNT shellacking of Germany.

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US Women defeat Mexico in the snow 1-0

Snow angels followed Amy Wambach’s 60th minute goal in the first ever snow match in the USWNT 443-game history.

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Independence player scores opening goal in 3-0 USA victory over Mexico

Amy Rodriguez of the Philadelphia Independence scored the opening goal in the USWNT commanding 3-0 victory over Mexico on Sunday while Kristine Lilly earned her 343rd cap and became the first player to play in four different decades for a national team.

US women win Algarve Cup final
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US women win Algarve Cup final

Three Independence players helped the U.S. women’s national team to a 3-2 victory in the Algarve Cup in Portugal, marking the seventh time the U.S. has won the tourney.