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For Club and Country: Tobin Heath (for Portland Thorns FC and the United States Women’s National Team)

“One of my favorite things about soccer is how the art and the passion of the game somehow unites people and nations and classes and races. That’s something that comes out of the game and how it’s displayed and why people enjoy watching it and supporting it.”

(Thank you to @shayylorrd for the request!)

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(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTC5kg-v_ts)

Ashlyn Harris, Alyssa Naeher and new wnt goalkeeper Jane Campbell push each other to be better in the intense training environment as they compete for playing time on the USWNT

NWSL players potentially affected by USSF’s summer tournament

Asterisk indicates a player not on the team’s most recent roster, but who was called up within the last year.

Total: 28 to 54 players

Orlando Pride (8-10 players)

AUS: Steph Catley, Alanna Kennedy, Laura Alleway*

BRA: Marta, Camila, Monica

USA: Ashlyn Harris, Ali Krieger, Alex Morgan, Kristen Edmonds*

JPN: —

North Carolina Courage (4-10)

AUS: —

BRA: Debinha, Rosana

USA: Lynn Williams, Sam Mewis, Jessica McDonald*, Jaelene Hinkle*, Abby Dahlkemper*, Taylor Smith*, Ashley Hatch*

JPN: Yuri Kawamura*

Portland Thorns FC (3-8)

AUS: Hayley Raso

BRA: —

USA: Meghan Klingenberg, Allie Long, Adrianna Franch*, Emily Sonnett*, Emily Menges*, Tobin Heath*, Lindsey Horan*

JPN: —

Houston Dash (5-6)

AUS: Lydia Williams

BRA: Bruna Benites

USA: Jane Campbell, Kealia Ohai, Carli Lloyd, Morgan Brian*

JPN: —

Chicago Red Stars (3-6)

AUS: —

BRA: —

USA: Alyssa Naeher, Casey Short, Christen Press, Julie Ertz*, Arin Gilliland*, Danielle Colaprico*

JPN: —

Sky Blue FC (2-4)

AUS: Sam Kerr

BRA: —

USA: Kelley O’Hara, Mandy Freeman*, Sarah Killion*

JPN: —

Seattle Reign FC (2-4)

AUS: Larissa Crummer*

BRA: —

USA: Megan Rapinoe, Merritt Mathias*

JPN: Rumi Utsugi

FC Kansas City (1-4)

AUS: —

BRA: —

USA: Becky Sauerbrunn, Amy Rodriguez*, Christina Gibbons*, Shea Groom*

JPN: —

Rodriguez is not expected to play for FCKC.

Boston Breakers (2)

AUS: —

BRA: —

USA: Megan Oyster, Rose Lavelle

JPN: —

Washington Spirit (0)

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Last year (November 10th, I think), I went to the USA v RUS game at Avaya Stadium with this girl I really liked. I didn’t know her that well, she was just in my English and AP Bio class. Still, paid for her ticket and everything! She bought me a pennant for my room and a pin for my iconic hat which has, like, twelve pins on it.

Sunday, we went to the USA v CAN game a little over a year after the USA v RUS game. It was weird.

Things change a lot in a year. We’ve been dating for nearly a year now, we’re seniors in high school now, shit’s REAL.

One thing that doesn’t change? Jesus Christ, how much I love soccer and Alex Morgan!! But sorry, Alex, some other girl has my heart. That was so damn headass.

Anyway, don’t steal these pics please lol!