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Christie Rampone: Last of the ‘99ers

A look back at one of American soccer’s greatest careers Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in Issue 8 of Howler, which came out before the Women’s World Cup in the summer of 2015. After the story ran, Rampone won her second World Cup as a member of the United States Women’s National Soccer. During the …

Nike gave the U.S. a hand-me-down red kit

When you don’t feel like coming up with a new design the year before a World Cup (U.S. Soccer) Nike and U.S. Soccer unveiled a new all red kit at midnight Eastern Time on a Tuesday Valentine’s Night. And it seems more thought went into that release than the design of the kit itself. If you …

When Alex Morgan became the first pick in the 2011 WPS draft

This day in football history On 14 January 2011, the Western New York Flash selected forward Alex Morgan with the first pick in the WPS draft. She went on to become a breakout star for club and country. Born and raised in California, she played for the University of California, Berkeley from 2007 to 2010, finishing …

Mia Hamm delivers the golden goal in the 2002 Gold Cup final

This day in football history On 9 November 2002, the United States women claimed their second consecutive Gold Cup with a golden goal from Mia Hamm in extra time against Canada. The final was a matchup of the tournament’s two juggernauts, with both sides winning all of their earlier matches and conceding only a single goal …

How Hope Solo Gets Her Groove Back

Matt Pyzdrowski, goalkeeper for Helsingborgs IF, explains how goalkeepers move on from bad games Photograph by Jasmin Shah US Women’s Soccer vs South Africa at Soldier Field on Saturday, July 9th, 2016. Photo by Jasmin Shah We all saw Hope Solo’s performance (need I say HOWLER) against Colombia the other night. It was a rare off-game for …