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The U.S. played against Nigeria in their final group match of the World Cup at BC Place, Vancouver, BC. Their 1-0 win allowed them to win their group before going into the knockout stage.
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Marcie Sillman speaks with KUOW web producer and freelance soccer reporter Kara McDermott about the progress of the U.S. women's national soccer team in this year's World Cup in Canada. The U.S. survived group play in the group of death and will play for a quarterfinal position Monday night against Colombia.

Megan Rapinoe is seen in action in 2012.
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Marcie Sillman talked to Megan Rapinoe, midfielder for the Seattle Reign FC and the U.S. Women's National Team in 2013 about her career and the future of soccer in the United States. The women's team opens play in the World Cup in Canada on Monday.

The U.S. Women's National Team coach has named four soccer pros from the Northwest to the World Cup roster Tuesday.

Wherever you stand on the matter of American exceptionalism, there is one indisputable fact: We are the exception when it comes to soccer. For just about every other nation, soccer is the sport — a far, far better thing than the American dollar, beer, Google or sex. Alas, in the United States, soccer has been more commonly identified with soccer moms than soccer players.

Soccer star Hope Solo of Seattle has been suspended from the U.S. Women’s National Team and sent home from training camp.

A municipal court judge in suburban Seattle has dismissed domestic violence charges against home-grown soccer superstar Hope Solo.

A municipal court judge in Kirkland, Washington, is mulling whether to dismiss domestic violence charges against U.S. soccer star Hope Solo.

The choice of Qatar as host for the Soccer World Cup in 2022 continues to cause controversy.

Bribery and corruption allegations about the original bid refuse to go away and human rights activists have criticized Qatar’s treatment of the vast migrant workforce employed in construction projects.

But what is the responsibility of the international companies who were awarded massive contracts in Qatar?

The U.S. Women's National Soccer team finished its 2014 season with a second-place finish Sunday in the rainy final of the International Tournament of Brasilia. Brazil and the U.S. played to a 0-0 draw.

Soccer's governing body said today it will further review the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, reopening for scrutiny the mechanism by which Russia and Qatar were awarded the tournaments.

DeAndre Yedlin (third from left) trains with the US National Team at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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Marcie Sillman talks to Jordan Conn, writer for Grantland, about the Seattle Sounder's DeAndre Yedlin and the success he's found in the last few years.

Commentator: Stop Talking About Hope Solo

Sep 24, 2014
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 Jeannie Yandel speaks with ESPNW columnist Kate Fagan about how the public and the media should treat the allegations of domestic abuse against Seattle Reign player Hope Solo, and what the charges mean in comparison to similar allegations against National Football League players.

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Marcie Sillman talks with Seattle Reign FC captain Keelin Winters about her path into professional sports and what it's like to play for the National Women's Soccer League in Seattle. The team has had a standout season this year. After posting the best record in the league, their Laura Harvey was named coach of the year and Kim Little was the league MVP. The team plays for the championship on Sunday at Starfire stadium Tukwila.

Organizers of the next FIFA Women's World Cup hope to leverage the unusually high interest in this year's men's tournament in Brazil to their benefit. Group play and the 2015 World Cup final will take place just across the border in Vancouver, Canada.

Marcie Sillman talks with University of Washington professor Joe Janes about the original rules of soccer, published in 1863.

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