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2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS

December 20, 2012
MAKE IT A DOUBLE
U.S. Women to play Scotland twice in February

CHICAGO - New U.S. Women's National team coach Tom Sermanni will get a double look at his new team against his native country's national team, when the U.S. Women's National Team makes a two-game tour of the southeast to open 2013 as a second match against Scotland has been added on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn.


December 15, 2012
DYNAMIC DUO
Wambach, Morgan tie WNT scoring record

BOCA RATON, Fla.---It was a record setting year in every sense of the word for the gold medal winning US Women’s National Team. And they added a few more lines to the record book as they finished the 2012 season with a 4-1 win over China PR in front of 10,493 wildly enthusiastic fans at FAU Stadium Saturday night.


December 15, 2012
SUN AND FUN
WNT returns to Florida on February 9

CHICAGO - After closing out 2012 with a 4-1 win over China at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla., the U.S. Women's National Team will return to the Sunshine State for their first match of 2013, facing Scotland on Feb. 9 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville. The match will kick off at 5 p.m. ET.


December 15, 2012
FANTASTIC FINISH
US Women close out 2012 with 4-1 win over China

BOCA RATON, Fla.---Abby Wambach’s two goals led the US Women’s National Team to a 4-1 win over China PR in front of 10,493 fans at FAU Stadium on Saturday night.


December 14, 2012
CLOSING IT OUT
U.S. WNT ending eventful 2012, face China Saturday

BOCA RATON, FL---The U.S. Women’s National Team is ready to close out an eventful 2012 with a final match against China PR on Saturday at FAU Stadium, closing out their post-Olympic Fan Tribute Tour.


December 14, 2012
READY TO GO
Sermanni looks forward to starting with USWNT

BOCA RATON, Fla.---More than 500 soccer fans watched the US Women’s National Team work out prior to the final match of their 2012 Fan Tribute Tour. And one of the most important pair of eyes belonged to Coach Tom Sermanni, recently installed to lead the team for 2013 and beyond.


December 12, 2012
ABBY’S BRACE
Wambach, O’Reilly lead USWNT 4-0 win over China

HOUSTON - Abby Wambach scored two goals and Heather O’Reilly dished out three assists as the U.S. Women’s National team posted a 4-0 win over China PR in front of 15,643 fans at BBVA Compass Stadium in the ninth match of the 2012 Fan Tribute Tour


December 8, 2012
SECOND HALF LIFT
Lloyd, Leroux give U.S. Women 2-0 win over China

DETROIT - Carli Lloyd and Sydney Leroux each scored second half goals, lifting the United States Women's National team to a 2-0 victory over China in front of 17,371 at Ford Field Saturday.


December 3, 2012
TOP HONOR
Alex Morgan selected U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year

CHICAGO - U.S. Women's National Team forward Alex Morgan has been named as the U.S. Soccer 2012 Female Athlete of the Year and U.S. Under-20 WNT defender Julie Johnston as the 2012 Young Female Athlete of the Year.


December 1, 2012
BYRNE NOTICE
US women get only two goals past veteran Ireland netminder

GLENDALE, Ariz.---Goals by Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe gave the United States Women’s National Team a 2-0 win over the Republic of Ireland at the University of Phoenix Stadium Saturday night.


November 28, 2012
NO CONTEST
US Women romp over Ireland, 5-0

PORTLAND, Ore. ---Alex Morgan scored three goals in the first half and Sydney Leroux added two more in the second as the U.S. Women’s National Team rolled to an easy 5-0 win over Ireland in front of 10,092 at Jeld-Wen Field Wednesday night.


November 6, 2012
THE WHOLE PACKAGE
Mix of international, US experience made Sermanni US Soccer’s choice for WNT coach

To long time observers of the U.S. Women's National Team, the hiring of Tom Sermanni, a foreign-born male, as the team's newest coach might not make a lot of sense, what with so many qualified Americans of both genders available.


November 5, 2012
CHINA RETURNS
Will face USWNT in Detroit, Houston, Florida

CHICAGO - The U.S. Women's National Team will play the final three matches of the 2012 Fan Tribute Tour in Detroit, Houston and Boca Raton, Fla. against China during an eight-day span, starting with a match at Ford Field in Detroit on Dec. 8, and followed by matches at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston on Dec. 12 and FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla., on Dec. 15.


October 31, 2012
NO RADICAL CHANGES
New USWNT coach Sermanni does plan some moves, though

Don't expect major changes in the U.S. Women's National Team when Tom Sermanni takes over as head coach in January. But, don't expect things to stay the same either.


October 30, 2012
NEW MAN IN CHARGE
Sermanni to take over USWNT

CHICAGO---U.S. Soccer didn’t take long to find a successor to Pia Sundahge as head coach of the Women’s National Team, announcing the appointment of Tom Sermanni as the seventh coach in team history.


October 25, 2012
ON THE SHORT LIST
U.S. women -- Wambach, Solo, Lloyd, Rapinoe and Morgan -- candidates for FIFA women's player of year

Five U.S. players, including striker Abby Wambach and goalkeeper Hope Solo, were named to the short list for the FIFA Women's world player of the year by FIFA on Thursday.


October 24, 2012
SHORT-LISTED
Gulati: U.S. Soccer has 7 finalists to replace Sundhage as women's national coach

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- U.S. Soccer has narrowed its search for a new women's national team coach to a short list of seven candidates and it hopes to name one by Nov. 1, president Sunil Gulati said on Tuesday night.


October 23, 2012
TIED AGAIN
USWNT-Germany draw 2-2

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. –Abby Wambach and Heath Tobin each scored, but Germany was able to equalize after both U.S. goals, as the teams played to a 2-2 tie in front of 18,870 rain-soaked spectators at Rentschler Field.


October 20, 2012
TIED AT TOYOTA
Wambach scores as U.S. draws with Germany

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. - Abby Wambach scored her 147th career goal just two minutes into the game, but Germany came back to tie it just twelve minutes later as the number one and two teams in the world played to a 1-1 draw in front of a sellout crowd of 19,522 at Toyota Park Saturday.


October 18, 2012
BATTLE OF TOP TWO
U.S. Women set to face Germany

In a matchup of the world's top two teams in the latest FIFA Women's World Rankings, the top-ranked U.S. Women's National Team takes on second-ranked Germany in its next two matches of its post Olympic Fan Tribute Tour.


October 5, 2012
IN THE INTERIM
Ellis to guide U.S. women during search for permanent coach

Jill Ellis, the development director for the U.S. Women's National Teams, will coach the women's national side on an interim basis while the organization searches for a successor to Pia Sundhage.


September 19, 2012
SUPER SENDOFF
WNT routs Australia 6-2 in Sundhage’s farewell match

COMMERCE CITY, Colo.—Alex Morgan led the way with two goals and two assists as the U.S. Women’s National Team said farewell to departing coach Pia Sundhage with a 6-2 win over Australia Wednesday in front of a sellout crowd of 18,589 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.


September 16, 2012
ROLLING ALONG
U.S. posts another win on Morgan, Boxx goals

CARSON, Calif. --Alex Morgan and Shannon Boxx each scored in the second half as the U.S. Women's National Team came from behind to defeat Australia 2-1 in front of 19,851 at the Home Depot Center on Sunday.


September 14, 2012
GERMANY TICKETS
USWNT in Chicago go on sale next Friday

CHICAGO - Tickets for the U.S. Women's National Team's match against Germany on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill., go on sale to the public Friday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. CT.


September 1, 2012
A MATTER OF SUSTAINABILITY
Gulati: new league has to have the right economic model

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — So, will there be a professional women’s soccer league 3.0 in the United States?


September 1, 2012
A PARTING HUG
Wambach says 'goodbye,' thanks Sundhage in her own unique way

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- With 18 minutes remaining of the U.S. women's 8-0 win over Costa Rica on Saturday, striker Abby Wambach was replaced by Sydney Le Roux. Wambach, who recorded a brace at Sahlen Stadium, went over to coach Pia Sundhage on the U.S. bench and gave her a big hug.


September 1, 2012
NO RUSH
Gulati: U.S. Soccer to name committee to search for Sundhage's successor in a few days

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- With the next major women's tournament some three years ago, U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati said there was no rush to name a successor to Pia Sundhage.


September 1, 2012
DOUBLE DOUBLE
Wambach, Rapinoe score twice in USWNT 8-0 rout

ROCHESTER, N.Y. ---Hometown hero Abby Wambach and Megan Rapinoe each scored two goals and added an assist as the united State Women's National Team, defeated Costa Rica 8-0 on Saturday in front of a sell-out crowd of 13,208 at Sahlen's Stadium.


September 1, 2012
IT'S OFFICIAL
Sundhage is the new Swedish women's national coach

It's official. Pia Sundhage is the new Swedish women's national coach.

The Swedish Football Association made the announcement on its website on Saturday afternoon.


September 1, 2012
HOMEWARD BOUND
Sundhage to return to Sweden

CHICAGO - U.S. Women's National Team head coach Pia Sundhage has decided to return home to pursue opportunities in Sweden.


August 30, 2012
FAN TRIBUTE TOUR
U.S. women vs. Germany in East Hartford

CHICAGO---The U.S. Women's National Team Fan Tribute Tour is set for stops at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. on Saturday October 20 and three days later on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, as the Olympic gold medal winners square off twice against Germany in back-to-back international friendlies.


August 23, 2012
SOLD OUT
U.S.-Costa Rica women tickets gone in half hour

Now, that was fast.

The U.S. Women's National Team's first post-Olympic match against Costa Rica on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester, N.Y., is sold out.


August 22, 2012
MAKING THEM AVAILABLE
More seats to go on sale for USWNT game

CHICAGO - Tickets for the U.S. Women's National Team's first post-Olympic match against Costa Rica on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester, N.Y., will go on sale to the public on Thursday, Aug. 23, at 12 p.m. ET.


August 16, 2012
SALES ON HOLD
11,000 pre-sale halts WNT public sale

CHICAGO - They really love women's soccer and hometown girl Abby Wambach in Rochester, NY. U.S. Soccer says it has received orders for more than 11,000 tickets through a pair of pre-sales for the US Women's National Team game on Sept. 1 at Sahlen's Stadium, so it has temporarily postponed a public sale which was scheduled to start Friday morning.


August 15, 2012
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH
USWNT to play in Colorado

CHICAGO - The U.S. Women's National Team's 2012 Victory Tour is headed to the Denver area as the gold medal winners host Australia in an international friendly at 8 p.m. MT (10 p.m. ET) on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.


August 15, 2012
GREATEST WOMEN'S GAME EVER?
Olympic semi was spectacular, but SNN panel gives the nod to 1999 U.S. Cup final win over China

The United States women's national team played two epic games last week, beating Canada in the Olympic semifinals and then Japan to win the Gold Medal in London. The game against Canada, especially, was perhaps one of the best women's soccer games ever played, but was it the best ever?


August 11, 2012
GOOD AS GOLD
Mexico stuns Brazil, wins 1st Olympic title

LONDON -- Mexico made history by becoming the first CONCACAF team to win an Olympic gold medal, defeating favorites Brazil, 2-1, before a near capacity crowd at Wembley Stadium on Saturday afternoon.


August 11, 2012
NEYMAR ON THE GOLD
'If it was easy, many Brazilian greats would have won it by now'

LONDON -- Neymar and his Brazilian teammates might wind up parading around Wembley Stadium with gold medals hanging around their necks on Saturday, but he enters the game as a humble athlete.


August 10, 2012
TOUR TICKETS
WNT games in LA, Rochester on sale next Friday

CHICAGO - A little more than a week after winning the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, tickets for the first two U.S. Women's National Team Victory Tour matches in Rochester, N.Y., and Carson, Calif., will go on sale on Friday, Aug. 17.


August 10, 2012
RATINGS GOLD
NBC Sports sets network record for final

LONDON –– Thursday’s US Women's National Team gold medal-winning soccer match against Japan drew 4.35 million viewers and had a national household rating of 2.74, the most-watched and highest-rated event ever on NBC Sports Network.


August 10, 2012
WHITHER PIA
Sundhage non-committal on her future

As she likes to say about her own players, U.S. national women's coach Pia Sundhage is in a good place. Whether she remains in that place for 2013 and beyond remains to be seen, because there are soccer observers, media and fans in her native Sweden who want her to coach their national team.


August 9, 2012
RECORD BREAKER
Rampone all-time soccer medals leader with 4

LONDON -- Christie Rampone etched her name into the record books as she won her fourth Olympic medal in as many tries on Thursday night.


August 9, 2012
LLOYD OF LONDON
Midfielder shows her value with yet another winning goal in an Olympic final

LONDON -- Carli Lloyd might not have started the Olympics for the United States on July 25, but she sure helped finished it with a flourish on Thursday night.


August 9, 2012
SOLID GOLD
US Women avenge WWC loss, beat Japan to win 3rd consecutive gold medal

LONDON -- The United States avenged last year's Women's World Cup loss to Japan, recording a 2-1 triumph over their Asian rivals to capture their third consecutive Olympic gold medal on Thursday night.


August 9, 2012
FINANCIAL INCENTIVE
U.S. women to get $1.5M if they win the gold

LONDON -- While their pride and talent will determine whether the U.S. women earn their third consecutive Olympic gold medal and fourth overall, there is a financial motivation as well.


August 9, 2012
A BIG LIFT
Rapinoe says coming out has helped her play her best soccer

LONDON -- For U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe, coming out as gay last month was not a difficult decision at all. In fact, she said it not only lifted a weight off her shoulders, she is playing better "than I ever have before" at the Summer Olympics.


August 9, 2012
GOING FOR THE GOLD
U.S. hope for some redemption, Olympic title vs. Japan

LONDON -- The United States women have been waiting for this day for more than a year. The Americans remember the hurt, the disappointment, the utter sting of losing the Women's World Cup final to Japan in Frankfurt, Germany. Some 389 days after that shock defeat, the U.S. finds itself with an opportunity for redemption, a chance to for glory in the Olympic women's gold-medal match at Wembley Stadium on Thursday.


August 8, 2012
PIA'S FUTURE
Gulati, Flynn will review Sundhage's tenure regardless of a gold or silver medal

LONDON -- If the United States wins the women's soccer gold medal on Thursday, U.S. Soccer will not immediately hire Pia Sundhage for another four years. If the Americans lose to Japan at Wembley, the country's top soccer body won't show her the door immediately as well.


August 7, 2012
ON TARGET
Wambach: 'I don't know why we make things so dramatic'

MANCHESTER -- Abby Wambach, philosopher, raconteur and soccer player deluxe, was holding court in the mixed zone outside of Old Trafford on Monday night, trying to find the words to describe the United States' stirring come-from-behind 4-3 triumph over Canada in the Olympic women's soccer semifinals.


August 7, 2012
EYEING THE GOLD MEDAL
Japan downs France, 3-1, to reach final

LONDON -- Japan grabbed a two-goal lead, then held off a late charge and a missed penalty kick by France to register a 2-1 semifinal win to reach the Olympic women's gold-medal match at Wembley Stadium on Monday night.


August 6, 2012
A GAME FOR THE AGES
Morgan’s extratime, stoppage-time goal lifts US over Canada in Olympic semifinal

MANCHESTER -- Like two great prizefighters battling for the ultimate prize, the U.S. and Canada women's soccer teams traded punches and counterpunches in an epic 120-minute Olympic women's semifinal on Monday night. But the USA got in the final blow, as Alex Morgan’s header in the third minute of extratime stoppage lifted the U.S. to a 4-3 triumph and into Thursday’s gold medal match against Japan at Wembley Stadium.


August 5, 2012
ILLEGAL TACTICS
Canada coach Herdman makes claim against U.S. on its corner kicks

MANCHESTER -- Canada women's soccer coach John Herdman on Sunday claimed the United States players use "illegal tactics" on corner kicks.


August 5, 2012
PAIN FREE
32-year-old Wambach says she is considering playing through the 2016 Olympics

MANCHESTER, England -- After playing last year's Women's World Cup in pain, U.S. striker Abby Wambach says she is feeling great and pain free. In fact, the 32-year-old is thinking about playing through the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.


August 5, 2012
WHO HAS THE METTLE FOR A MEDAL
U.S., Canada to square off for chance at gold

MANCHESTER, England -- Abby Wambach could care less about history. Who cares that the United States has dominated Canada in women's soccer through the years? Who cares that the Americans will bring in a 26-game unbeaten streak against the Canadians in their Olympics women's soccer semifinal on Monday?


August 4, 2012
OLYMPIC MEN'S ROUNDUP
South Korea eliminates Great Britain

There will be no host team gunning for a medal in the Olympic soccer tournament.

Some 24 hours after the Great Britain women were eliminated by Canada in the quarterfinals, the men followed them out the exit door.


August 3, 2012
OLYMPIC WOMEN'S ROUNDUP
Canada, Japan, France advance

Striker Christine Sinclair could not find the right words after Canada defeated the hosts, 2-0, in the Olympic women’s soccer tournament at the City of Coventry Stadium in Coventry on Friday night.


August 3, 2012
FAMILIAR TERRITORY
U.S. reaches semi-final with 2-0 win over Kiwis

NEWCASTLE, England -- The United States reached the medal round of the Olympics on Friday.

And the sun also rises.


August 2, 2012
ANOTHER FRIENDLY SET
U.S. Women to play Aussies in LA

CHICAGO - The U.S. Women's National Team will host its second post-2012 London Olympics international friendly against Australia at 12:30 p.m. PT (3:30 ET) on Sunday, Sept. 16, at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.


August 2, 2012
IT'S CRUNCH TIME
U.S. is ready to show what it does best -- win when it really counts

NEWCASTLE, England - Its crunch time in the Olympic women's soccer tournament.

And the team that has defined success during crunch time -- aka the knockout rounds -- is ready to demonstrate why it is still an international soccer force to be reckoned with.


August 2, 2012
SHE'S READY
Recovered Boxx can play, but for how long?

NEWCASTLE, England -- Shannon Boxx is available to play for the United States against New Zealand in Friday's Olympic women's quarterfinal, although it isn't know how much long she can perform


August 1, 2012
OLYMPIC MEN'S ROUNDUP
Great Britain, Egypt, Senegal advance

Daniel Sturridge scored in first-half stoppage time to lift Great Britain (2-0-1, seven points over Uruguay in the Olympic men's soccer tournament to the Group A title at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.


August 1, 2012
WOMEN'S OLYMPIC ROUNDUP
70K-plus at Wembley see Great Britain win

And then there were eight, as in eight quarterfinal teams in the Olympic women’s soccer tournament.


July 31, 2012
A PERFECT THREE
U.S. women down North Korea, 1-0, to win Group G crown

MANCHESTER -- Needing only a draw to clinch its group title, the United States did enough to get past North Korea en route to a 1-0 Olympic women's tournament win at Old Trafford on Tuesday.


July 31, 2012
POST OLYMPIC MATCH
U.S. Women to face Costa Rica

CHICAGO – The U.S. Women’s National Team will face Costa Rica in its first post-London Olympics international friendly on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester, N.Y. The match, which kicks off at 1:30 p.m. CT, will be broadcast live on NBC.


July 31, 2012
AMERICAN PRIORITY
Rampone: We need more ball possession

MANCHESTER -- Two wins in as many games in the Olympics might be good enough for most teams. But then again, the United States women's side isn't like most teams.


July 30, 2012
STANDING FIRM
Solo won't back off her twitter rant

MANCHESTER -- U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo did not back down from her twitter rant about American women's soccer legend and NBC commentator Brandi Chastain last Saturday.


July 30, 2012
BANNED IN THE UK
FIFA slaps Andrade with with two-match suspension

MANCHESTER -- Colombian forward Lady Andrade was award a two-game suspension by the FIFA disciplinary committee on Monday for her "sucker punch" that left U.S. striker Abby Wambach with a black eye in the 3-0 win on Saturday.



July 30, 2012
ON THE SIDELINES AGAIN
Injured Boxx won't play vs. North Korea

MANCHESTER -- U.S. midfielder Shannon Boxx, who injured her right quad in the 4-2 win over France in the Olympic opener, will sit out her second consecutive match and will not play against North Korea in the Group G finale on Wednesday.


July 30, 2012
MEN’S OLYMPIC ROUNDUP
Revs' Bengtson stars as Honduras ousts favorites Spain

MANCHESTER -- Honduras sent shock waves throughout the Olympic men’s soccer tournament, sending gold-medal favorites Spain crashing out of the competition on Sunday night.


July 29, 2012
CUTTONE’S CONCEPTS
All for One?

Hope Solo is probably the best women’s goalkeeper in the world. But there is something Solo is even better at than stopping opponents’ shots---stirring up controversy.


July 28, 2012
WOMEN'S OLYMPIC ROUNDUP
Great Britain, Brazil clinch quarterfinal slots

Besides the United States, two teams clinched quarterfinals at the Olympic women's soccer tournament on Saturday -- Great Britain and Brazil.


July 28, 2012
QUARTERFINAL BOUND
Rapinoe leads US Women over Colombia

GLASGOW -- Less than 24 hours after the Summer Olympics opening ceremonies, the United States clinched a spot in the quarterfinals with a 3-0 Group G victory over Colombia at Hampden Park on Saturday.


July 28, 2012
OLYMPIC NOTEBOOK
Sundhage: Wambach is the one player we can’t do without

GLASGOW -- The question to U.S. women's national coach Pia Sundhage was simple and to the point: Which player can her team not do without? Sundhage paused for a second to think and then gave her answer.


July 27, 2012
CHANGING HOPE
Solo different player, person than in 2007

What with all the off-field distractions, Dancing with the Stars, a rebuke from the USADA after a drug test, a shoulder injury, posing in the nude for magazines, writing a biography, it’s a wonder Hope Solo has any time for her primary job, which is keeping goal for the U.S. Women’s National Team. But that is just a part of the 30-year-old’s life.


July 27, 2012
THE LONG ROAD TAKEN
US Women are used to playing on the “road” in the Olympics

GLASGOW -- A lot has been made of the U.S. women not playing in London until the gold-medal match in these Olympics.

Well, guess what? It's been like that since the start of women's soccer at the 1996 Games. They have been on the road for the longest times.


July 27, 2012
BOXX OUT, LLOYD IN
Midfield switch for US on Saturday

GLASGOW -- U.S. midfielder Shannon Boxx has been ruled out of the Americans' Olympic women's soccer game with Colombia on Saturday with a right quad injury.


July 27, 2012
MEN’S OLYMPIC ROUNDUP
Japan stuns Spain, Great Britain ties one on in opener

Japan produced the first upset of the Summer Olympics, stunning gold-medal favorite Spain, 1-0, in their opening match at Glasgow’s Hampden Park on Thursday afternoon.


July 26, 2012
NEVER SAY DIE
US women just won’t give up

GLASGOW -- It has been the cornerstone of the U.S. Women's National Team since its first game in 1985: Never give up.


July 26, 2012
OLYMPIC WOMEN'S ROUNDUP
Great Britain doesn't disappoint, Brazil, Sweden romp, Japan wins

In the very first game of the London Summer Games, Arsenal defender Stephanie Houghton scored from a free kick in the 64th minute to boost Great Britain to its first Olympic triumph, a 1-0 win over New Zealand on Wednesday afternoon.


July 26, 2012
OFF THE BENCH
Lloyd doesn't mope, but scores the game-winner for the U.S. in Olympic opener

GLASGOW -- Carli Lloyd could have taken the easy way out.

When the she discovered she was not going to be a starter for the U.S. Women's National Team at the Olympics, she could have moped and been a major distraction for her teammates. That was certainly a tough comedown for the player who tallied the game-win in the 1-0 gold medal win over Brazil in Beijing in 2008.


July 25, 2012
COMEBACK KIDS
US Women rally from two goals down to defeat France

GLASGOW--Faced with a two-goal deficit after a nightmare start, the United States showed its resiliency, to register a 4-2 victory over France in the opening women's Olympic match for both teams at Hampden Park on Wednesday night.


July 24, 2012
FAR FROM LONDON
Hundreds of miles away, USA women slowly getting into Olympic spirit

GLASGOW -- Some 340 miles away from the glitz and glitter of London, the U.S. women's national team kicks off its Olympics on Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremonies.


July 24, 2012
GOLD IS THE GOAL
U.S. women have something to prove

It’s pretty clear the U.S. Women’s National Team has an objective at the London Olympics---bring back a third straight Gold Medal. After last year’s heartbreaking loss to Japan in the World Cup final, anything less will probably be considered a failure, by the team, and by American fans.


July 24, 2012
OLYMPIC PREDICTIONS
USA, Spain will reign, earn the gold

GLASGOW -- The American women have plenty of motivation in the Olympic soccer tournament.

They still are smarting from last year's disappointing finish, losing to Japan in penalty kicks in the Women's World Cup final and they want to extend their streak of winning gold medals to three consecutive competitions, which would be the best for men or women.


July 9, 2012
A PUBLIC WARNING
Solo gets rebuke from USADA

U.S. Women's National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo was given a public warning by the United States Anti Doping Agency after testing positive for prohibited substance found in her medication


June 30, 2012
BON VOYAGE
U.S. Women edge Canada 2-1 in last game before Olympics

SANDY, Utah—It was far from their most dominant performance of the year, but the U.S. Women’s National Team did what they had to in order to close out their pre-Olympic tune-up tour with a 2-1 win over Canada Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium.


June 29, 2012
SENDOFF
US Women set for final game before London

Still feeling the sting of losing in the World Cup final last year, the US Women's National Team is ready for its final tuneup ahead of the 2012 London Olympics when it hosts Canada at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.


June 24, 2012
NOT JUST BOYS WHO GET TO PLAY
Brandi Chastain on Title IX impact

If there are two seminal moments in women' sports since the signing of Title IX by President Richard Nixon 40 years ago, they may be Billie Jean King beating Bobby Riggs in a tennis match, and Brandi Chastain ripping off her shirt to celebrate a World Cup-winning penalty kick.


June 18, 2012
A-LISTERS
Abby and Alex lead US Women past Japan, 4-1

HALMSTAD, Sweden-- The U.S. Women's National Team picked up a big win in its second-to-last exhibition match before the 2012 Olympics, defeating Japan 4-1 Monday behind two-goal efforts by both Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach.


June 16, 2012
TUNING UP
USWNT gets past Sweden 3-1

HALMSTAD, Sweden----Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan and Tobin Heath each scored as the United States Women’s National Team defeated Sweden 3-1 on Saturday at Orjans Vall Stadium.


June 15, 2012
UNIVERSAL TREATMENT
U.S. Women's games to be televised

LOS ANGELES – Universal Sports Network will provide exclusive coverage of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team at the Volvo Winners Cup, airing the Americans’ games against Sweden on June 16 and Japan on June 18.


May 27, 2012
ABOUT REDEMPTION
U.S. on a mission for Gold

CHESTER, Pa.---Make no mistake about it, the United States Women’s National Team was looking to make a statement in Sunday’s 4-1 rout of China in front of a noisy sellout crowd at PPL Park.


May 27, 2012
READY TO GO
U.S. starts London sendoff with 4-1 win over China

CHESTER, Pa.---The United States Women’s National Team might best be compared to wild animal. Wound it and it will attack and retaliate unmercifully. That’s what they did Sunday at PPL Park. After falling behind 1-0 in the first half, the U.S. came back to trounce China 4-1.


May 27, 2012
LONDON BOUND
Sundhage names Olympic roster

CHICAGO - U.S. Women's National Team head coach Pia Sundhage has named her 18-player roster for the 2012 Olympic Games.


May 13, 2012
OLYMPIC FAME
Kristine Lilly honored by USOC

DALLAS---Former United States Women's National Team midfielder Kristine Lilly is a part of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame class of 2012.


May 9, 2012
COLLEGIAN CALL UP
Mewis named to U.S. Women's National Team Camp

CHICAGO---Boston College senior Kristie Mewis is one of only two college players selected for the U.S. Women's National Team that will train in Princeton from May 10-25.


April 24, 2012
SOME FAMILIAR FACES
U.S. women to take on France, Colombia, North Korea at the Olympics

From the get-to, the U.S. Women's National Team knows that it will have plenty on its hands in its Olympic opener on July 25, when the Americans face France at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland.


April 24, 2012
A TOUGH DRAW
U.S. women to play France, Colombia, North Korea in the Olympics

LONDON---The two-time defending champion United States certainly will have its work cut out for itself at the Summer Olympics.


April 23, 2012
OLYMPIC DRAW
In London at 6 a.m. on Tuesday

The U.S. and Canadian Women's National Teams and the Under-23 national sides of Mexico and Honduras finally will know who, when and where they will play at the London Summer Olympics on Tuesday.


April 18, 2012
TWO MORE GAMES
U.S. women will face Sweden, Japan in June

CHICAGO - The U.S. Women's National Team will participate in the Sweden Invitational this summer when it travels to the home country of head coach Pia Sundhage to take on Sweden on June 16 and Japan on June 18.


April 5, 2012
RIO CANADA
U.S. Women to face Maple Leafs in Utah

CHICAGO - The U.S. Women's National Team will face Canada on June 30 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, in its final home match before the 2012 London Olympic Games. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. ET and the match will be broadcast live on NBC.


April 3, 2012
ALL SET
US Women blitz Brazil, 3-0

CHIBA, Japan - The U.S. Women's National Team scored on three set plays to defeat Brazil 3-0 in its second and final match of the Kirin Challenge Cup at Fukuda Denshi Arena. The match kicked off four hours earlier than scheduled due to impending inclement weather.


April 1, 2012
ONE OF A KIND
Morgan’s goal saves the day for U.S. Women

SENDAI, Japan - Alex Morgan scored with 17 minutes remaining to lift the U.S. Women into a 1-1 draw with Japan Sunday in the opening match of the Kirin Challenge Cup.


March 30, 2012
MAKING A RETURN
USWNT to play at PPL Park

CHICAGO - The United States Women’s National Team will make a return visit to PPL Park in Chester, Pa. when they take on China on May 27 at 7:00 pm.ET.


March 24,2012
OLYMPIC EFFORT SINKS
Canada manhandles USA 2-0

NASHVILLE---The U.S. team that beat Cuba 6-0 two days ago was nowhere to be seen Saturday as Canada punched out a 2-0 upset victory in Nashville in the second leg of Olympic qualifying action. The longer the game wore on with the United States getting no results, the more inevitable seemed the final result.


March 24, 2012
WOUNDED KNEE
U.S. striker Agudelo out of Olympic qualifying tournament with torn meniscus

NASHVILLE -- The news was the worst for U.S. striker Juan Agudelo, who learned he was sidelined for the rest of the CONCACAF men's Olympic qualifying tournament with a torn meniscus.


March 23, 2012
FIVE-STAR ATTACK
U.S. quintet difficult to stop

NASHVILLE — The big question at the CONCACAF men’s Olympic qualifying round is how will the United States’ Group A opponents will stop the Americans?


March 23, 2012
MUCH ADO ABOUT SOMETHING
Adu, now, 22, finds his form for U.S. U-23 team in 6-0 win over Cuba

NASHVILLE -- Remember little Freddy Adu?

Well, has grown a bit since then, not necessarily in size, but in stature, for at least one U.S. National Team.


March 22, 2012
CORONA EXTRA
Hat trick leads U.S. to 6-0 win

NASHVILLE---Joe Corona scored three goals as the United States U23 National Team rolled over man-down Cuba 6-0 in the first game of Olympic Qualifying at LP Stadium Thursday night.


March 22, 2012
CONFIDENT, NOT COCKY
U.S. men ready to impress, qualify for the London Olympics

The United States enters the CONCACAF men’s Olympic qualifying tournament confident, but not cocky.


March 21, 2012
SAME GROUP
USWNT will take 23 from Algarve to Japan

CHICAGO – U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Pia Sundhage has named a 23-player roster that will travel to Japan in early April to compete in the Women’s Kirin Challenge Cup against 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup champion Japan and Brazil.


March 20, 2012
THE ROSTER
Williams added to U.S. U-23 team for Olympic qualifying; Adu named captain

CHICAGO---U.S. Under-23 men’s coach Caleb Porter added Philadelphia Union defender and Boston native Sheanon Williams to the list of 20 players that will compete in the CONCACAF Men’s Olympic qualifying tournament.


March 12, 2012
MAKING THE TEAM
13 from MLS called to U23 camp

CHICAGO---Thirteen players currently playin in Major League Soccer a will join the U-23 U.S. Men’s National Team for the final camp before CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying.


March 7, 2012
SOME CONSOLATION
U.S. women swamp Sweden 4-0 to take 3rd place in Algarve Cup

PARCHAL, Portugal -Alex Morgan led the way with three goals as the U.S. Women closed out the Algarve Cup with a 4-0 win over Sweden in Wednesday’s third-place match at Estadio Municipal Bela Vista.


March 5, 2012
THE STREAK IS SNAPPED
US Women fail to reach Algarve Cup final for the first time in a decade

FARO, Portugal--First there was Norway. Then came China and Germany.

Now you can add Japan to the list of nemeses for the U.S. Women's National Team.

For the second time in less than a year, the Americans were unable to defeat the Japanese, losing to the Asian side, 1-0, in a Group B encounter at the Algarve Cup on Monday.


March 2, 2012
TWO FOR TWO
U.S. Women defeat Norway, 2-1

LAGOS, Portugal – Second-half goals by Abby Wambach and Sydney Leroux lifted the U.S. Women’s National Team over Norway 2-1 in Algarve Cup group play Friday at Estadio Municipal


February 29, 2012
MAGIC MORGAN
Second straight brace leads U.S. Women to 5-0 win

LAGOS, Portugal - For the second straight game, Alex Morgan scored two goals, this time leading the United States Women's National Team to a convincing 5-0 win over Denmark its Group B opener at the 2012 Algarve Cup.


February 27, 2012
OLYMPIC FINALIST
Lilly is a candidate for U.S. Olympic Hall

Former U.S. Women's National Team standout Kristine Lilly, who has won three Olympic gold medals, is one 28 finalists for the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, it was announced on Monday.


February 17, 2012
ALGARVE ROSTER
Sundhage names 23 to USWNT

CHICAGO - Following a week of training in Frisco, Texas, and a dramatic 2-1 victory against New Zealand on Feb. 11 in front of a sold-out crowd at FC Dallas Stadium, U.S. Women's National Team head coach Pia Sundhage has named a 23-player preliminary roster that will travel to the 2012 Algarve Cup in Portugal.


February 11, 2012
ROARING BACK
Morgan pair gives USWNT 2-1 win

FRISCO, TX --- Alex Morgan added to her quickly growing legacy, smashing in two goals in the final six minutes to lift the United States Women’s National Team to a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over New Zealand in a sold-out FC Dallas Stadium Saturday in Frisco.


February 9, 2012
WORLD CUP RE-MATCHES
U.S. women to face Japan, Brazil

CHICAGO- The U.S. Women's National Team will travel to Japan for early April matches against the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup champions and Brazil, taking on the hosts at Yurtec Stadium in Sendai on April 1 before traveling south to face the Brazilians on April 3 in Fukuda Denshi Arena in Chiba.


February 8, 2012
PRE-QUALIFYING TUNEUP
U.S. U23s to face Mexico

CHICAGO - The U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team will face the Mexico Under-23 National Team on Feb. 29 at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Texas (9pm CT), in an important match before the Men's Olympic Qualifying tournament begins.


February 2, 2012
QUICK TURNAROUND
After qualifying, U.S. women called back to camp

CHICAGO - The U.S. Women's National team, isn't getting much down time after qualifying for the 2012 Summer Olympics, as coach Pia Sundhage has called 28 players in for an week long camp ahead of a game against New Zealand on Feb. 11 at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Texas.


January 29, 2012
LEAVING NO DOUBT
USA rolls over Canada, 4-0, as Wambach, Morgan stand out

VANCOUVER -- Speed kills, and so does Abby Wambach.

Just ask the Canadian women's National Team.

The combination of Wambach and Alex Morgan were way too much for the Canadians on Sunday night, the United States showed who still was the boss in CONCACAF.


January 29, 2012
U.S. SHOWS WHO'S THE BOSS
Wambach, Morgan power Americans to 4-0 rout of Canada in Olympic qualifying final

VANCOUVER -- Speed kills, and so does Abby Wambach.

Just ask the Canadian women's National Team.

The combination of Wambach and Alex Morgan were way too much for the Canadians on Sunday night, the United States showed who still was the boss in CONCACAF.


January 29, 2012
THE GOAL CHASE
Wambach, Sinclair can pass Lilly, move into 2nd place on all-time scoring list

VANCOUVER -- By the end of the CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying championship on Sunday (8 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network ), both U.S. striker Abby Wambach and Canada striker-midfielder Christine Sinclair can pass Kristine Lilly and move into second place on the all-time women's international goal list.


January 28, 2012
CLASH OF THE TITANS
Wambach vs. Sinclair in CONCACAF Women's Olympic qualifying final

VANCOUVER — Soccer fans attending Sunday’s CONCACAF women’s Olympic qualifying tournament championship game between the United States and Canada at BC Place will be treated to a rare confrontation of 100-plus international goal-scorers.


January 27, 2012
LONDON BOUND
U.S. blanks Costa Rica, 3-0, to reach Olympics for 5th time

VANCOUVER -- Prior to the CONCACAF women's Olympic soccer qualifying tournament, the U.S. Women's National Team wanted to send a message to the rest of the world that the team meant business.

Message sent -- for the most part.


January 26, 2012
FULL OF HOPE
Solo optimistic, but probably a game-time decision for Friday

VANCOUVER -- Whether Hope Solo starts in goal for the United States against Costa Rica in Friday’s CONCACAF women’s Olympic qualifying semifinal could very well wind up being a game-time decision.


January 25, 2012
GOING SOLO OR BARNHART?
Quad injury could keeper GK out of Costa Rica game in Olympic qualifying semis

VANCOUVER -- U.S. women's national coach Pia Sundhage has an intriguing choice to make before the Americans' semifinal match against Costa Rica in the CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying tournament on Friday night:


January 25, 2012
WATCHING WITH APPREHENSION
Sundhage wasn't Solo's No. 1 dancing fan

VANCOUVER -- Pia Sundhage wasn't necessarily Hope Solo's No. 1 fan when the U.S. international goalkeeper competed during a two-month stint on "Dancing With The Stars" last fall.


January 25, 2012
TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED
Wambach warns U.S. teammates there is still much work to do

VANCOUVER — The United States might be one win away from clinching its fifth consecutive Summer Olympics berth, but striker Abby Wambach is not taking anything for granted.


January 24, 2012
UNSTOPPABLE
U.S. Women dominant in Olympic qualifying

VANCOUVER -- If there is any team in CONCACAF that can stop the U.S. juggernaut, can they please put their best foot forward?


January 24, 2012
INSURANCE POLICY
Lloyd ensures U.S. a win away from London

VANCOUVER -- The U.S. continued its relentless pursuit of a Olympic soccer berth by rolling past archrival Mexico, 4-0, behind Carli Lloyd's hat trick to capture Group B of the CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifiers at BC Place on Tuesday night.


January 24, 2012
A CHANCE FOR REVENGE
U.S. team have been waiting for a Mexico game that means something for a while

VANCOUVER — When the draw was made for the CONCACAF women’s Olympic qualifying tournament on Oct. 24, U.S. striker Abby Wambach and her teammates realized that exactly three months later would be a date to remember.


January 24, 2012
HOPING FOR A QUICK RECOVERY
Injured Krieger wants to play in Olympics

VANCOUVER — Just how much does Ali Krieger want to play in the London Olympics?

On Monday, she flew out to Washington, D.C. to schedule an appointment to get surgery done on her injured right knee as soon as possible. If she misses out on the United States clinching a berth in the Summer Games in the CONCACAF women’s Olympic qualifying on Friday, so be it.



January 23, 2012
ANSWERING HER CRITICS
Leroux connects for 5 2nd-half goals in U.S. victory over Guatemala

VANCOUVER -- For most of the second half of the United States' 13-0 drubbing of Guatemala at BC Place, you could hear a bunch of Canadian fans chanting, "Judas! Judas! Judas!"


January 22, 2012
2ND STRING, NOT 2ND RATE
Mexican back-ups impress vs. Dominicans

VANCOUVER — Starting only two regulars from it’s 5-0 pasting of Guatemala two days ago, Mexico hardly missed a beat en route to a 7-0 triumph over the Dominican Republic in CONCACAF women’s Olympic qualifying on Sunday afternoon.


January 22, 2012
RELENTLESS
U.S. rolls over another foe, Guatemala, 13-0, as Leroux strikes five times

VANCOUVER -- A relentless United States team picked up where it left off against the Dominican Republic, rolling to a 13-0 triumph over Guatemala in the CONCACAF Olympic women's qualifying tournament on Sunday.


January 22, 2012
ANOTHER HIGH FIVE
Leroux's 5 goals helps U.S. roll over Guatemala, 13-0, clinch semifinal berth

VANCOUVER -- A relentless United States team picked up where it left off against the Dominican Republic, rolling to a 13-0 triumph over Guatemala in the CONCACAF Olympic women's qualifying tournament on Sunday.


January 21, 2012
WOUNDED KNEE
Krieger out 6-8 months with ACL, MCL tears

VANCOUVER -- The U.S. Women's National Team's worst fears were confirmed on Saturday when starting right fullback Ali Krieger learned that she will miss from six to eight months after sustaining tears to her MCL and ACL on her right knee.


January 20, 2011
NO APOLOGIES
U.S. women stand behind their unrelenting attack, rout of Dominican Republic

VANCOUVER — The U.S. Women’s National Team was not apologetic after they pounded the Dominican Republic, 14-0, in an Olympic qualifying match on Friday night


January 20, 2012
FIVE GOAL GAMES
A-Rod joins stellar group of U.S. stars

VANCOUVER---Amy Rodriguez joined some pretty select company in scoring five goals for the United States Women’s National Team in a 14-0 rout of the Dominican Republic at BC Place Friday night.


January 20, 2012
NO CONTEST -- PART II
U.S. women rout Dominican Republic, 14-0, in Olympic qualifying

VANCOUVER -- It literally was over just after it started.

Only 37 seconds into the match, the United States enjoyed a 1-0 lead over the Dominican Republic.

By the fourth minute it was 2-0 and 3-0 in the seventh minute.


January 20, 2012
NO CONTEST
Dominguez, Mexico roll past Guatemala in women's Olympic qualifying

VANCOUVER -- Mexico cut through the Guatemala defense like a hot knife through butter as it recorded a 5-0 victory in a CONCACAF Olympic women's qualifying match at BC Place on Friday night.


January 19, 2012
FIRST THINGS FIRST
U.S. Women begin Olympic quest this weekend

For the U.S. Women's National Team, the goal might be Gold, but first they have to navigate the road to this summer’s Olympic Games in London. And that road begins and ends in Vancouver, BC, starting Friday (Jan. 20).


January 18, 2012
UNIVERSAL COVERAGE
Women's Olympic Qualifying will be shown

LOS ANGELES – Universal Sports Network will offer exclusive English-language telecasts of the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying soccer tournament with coverage beginning Friday, January 20.


January 18, 2012
EVERYONE'S OK
Shooting incident at U.S. women's hotel in Vancouver

VANCOUVER---U.S. Soccer on Wednesday morning said the players and the entire delegation was fine after a Tuesday night shooting inside the Bar One restaurant at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Center, where the team is staying.


January 16, 2012
QUALIFYING ROSTER
Sundhage names 20 to U.S. Women’s Team

CHICAGO - U.S. Women's National Team head coach Pia Sundhage has named the 20 players who will represent the U.S. at the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Women's Qualifying Tournament from Jan. 19-29 in Vancouver, B.C. The top two finishers in the eight-team tournament qualify for the 2012 Olympics.


January 2, 2011
OLYMPIC TRAINING ROSTER
Sundhage names 29 women for camp

U.S. women's national coach Pia Sundhage has called up 29 players for nine days of training at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., prior to the 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic qualifying tournament.


   
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