January 26, 2016 OLYMPIC HOPEFULS
McCaffrey, Mewis on qualifying roster
Boston Breakers forward Stephanie McCaffrey and Whitman’s Samantha Mewis were among 20 players named Tuesday to the U.S. team for the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship Feb. 10-21 in Frisco and Houston, Texas.
December 16, 2015 PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Carli Lloyd takes US Soccer top honor
CHICAGO - Midfielder Carli Lloyd has been voted the 2015 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year. The announcement was made Wednesday during FOX Sports 1's pre-game coverage of the USA's final Victory Tour match against China PR.
December 13, 2015 DUNN DEAL
Crystal Dunn nets game-winner for WNT against China
GLENDALE, Arizona - The US Women's National Team continued its post World Cup Victory Tour with a 2-0 win over China PR Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium in front of 19,066 fans, a record crowd to watch a WNT game in Arizona.
The all-time leading international goal scorer will play her final game on December 16 in New Orleans when the United States plays China at the Superdome.
October 25, 2015 CHANGING OF THE GUARD
USWNT downs Brazil as vets leave, newcomers make debuts
ORLANDO -Alex Morgan and Crystal Dunn scored first half goals, and newcomer Stephanie McCaffrey added one in the second half as the U.S. Women's National Team defeated Brazil 3-1 in front of 32,869 fans at the Citrus Bowl, the largest stand-alone crowd to watch the USA friendly in the state of Florida.
October 21, 2015 DATE IN THE DESERT
USWNT to face China in Glendale, Ariz
CHICAGO - The U.S. Women's National Team will face China PR on Dec. 13 in Glendale, Ariz., as the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup champions will play their second-to-last match of the Victory Tour at University of Phoenix Stadium. Kickoff is 5 p.m. MT and the match will be shown on ESPN2 and WatchESPN.
October 16, 2015 SAN ANTONIO BOUND
U.S. women to play T&T at Alamodome Dec. 10
CHICAGO - The U.S. women's national team will play Trinidad & Tobago twice in December on its post-Women's World Cup Victory Tour, with the 2015 Women's World Cup champions stopping in San Antonio on Dec. 10 for a match at the Alamodome.
October 13, 2015 NEW ORLEANS BOUND
U.S. women vs. China on Dec. 16
CHICAGO - The final match of the 10-game post-Women's World Cup Victory Tour for the U.S. women's national eam will take place against China PR at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. ET (FOX Sports 1).
September 20, 2015 ANOTHER ROUT
U.S. Women blank Haiti 8-0
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The U.S. Women's National Team continues to walk through its Victory tour, handing Haiti a second straight rout, this time 8-0 in front of 35, 753 at Legion Field Sunday.
September 11, 2015 ROSTER SET
Crystal Dunn added to UWSNT for Haiti games
CHICAGO - The 2015 Women's World Cup champions will continue their Victory Tour with matches against Haiti on Sept. 17 in Detroit (7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports Go) and Sept. 20 in Birmingham, Alabama (1:30 p.m. CT on ESPN2, WatchESPN).
August 25, 2015 CAREER CHANGE
Van Hollebeke (Buehler) heading to med school
Add defender Rachel Van Hollebeke to the list of veteran players retiring either from international soccer, or hanging them up all together. Van Hollebeke (nee Buelher), who is with the Portland Thorns of the NWSL, will leave soccer all together in order to start medical school this fall in her hometown at UC San Diego
August 19, 2015 GOALS GALORE
WNT romps past Costa Rica, 7-2
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee -- Carli Lloyd and Heather O'Reilly led the way with two goals apiece as the US Women's National Team continue its post-World Cup Victory Tour with a 7-2 win over Costa Rica Wednesday in front of 20,535 at Finley Stadium, the largest for a stand-alone WNT friendly in the southeastern region of the United States.
On the day the United States national team was to be feted with a ticker-tape parade and given the keys to the city by New York City, the Americans ascended to the top spot in the FIFA women's soccer rankings.
July 6, 2015 SHATTERING THE MARK
Women's World Cup final most watched soccer game ever
The fact that America loves a winner can be reflected in the television audience for Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final, where, powered by a Carli Lloyd hat trick, the United States defeated Japan 5-2. The game set a record as the most-watched soccer match in U.S. history, according to Nielsen.
On a night in which the United States was not at full strength in the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup, the Americans not only find a way to win, but dominate their foes and play their best game of the competition.
June 26, 2015 A TRIP TO THE SEMIS
Lloyd connects to advance United States
OTTAWA, Ontario – Midfielder Carli Lloyd celebrated her 200th international appearance in style, connecting in the 51st minute for the lone goal in a 1-0 United States quarterfinal win over China in the Women's World Cup before 24,141 spectators at Lansdowne Stadium Friday night.
June 12, 2015 INABILITY TO CONNECT
U.S. gets a 0-0 draw with Sweden
WINNIPEG, Manitoba--The United States kept its lead atop Group D at the Women's World Cup, but failed in a chance to advance to the knockout round, playing Sweden to a tough 0-0 draw at Winnipeg Stadium Friday night.
June 8, 2015 SOLID START
US opens World Cup with 3-1 win over Australia
WINNIPEG--Megan Rapinoe scored two goals and Christen Press added another as the United States defeated Australia 3-1 at Winnipeg Stadium Monday night. With the win, the U.S. takes the lead in Women's World Cup group D.
June 7, 2015 NOT A DISTRACTION
U.S. Team ignoring new report about Solo
Hope Solo's nearly year-old domestic violence case isn't going away, but the U.S. Women's National Team is not going to let that off-field issue become a distraction as the team heads into its opening game of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup against Australia on Monday night.
June 3, 2015 MIXED REVIEW
Akers thinks USWNT program is stagnant in areas
The current U.S. Women's National Team has tried to get out from under the shadow of its predecessors, especially those that won World Cups in 1991 and 1999, but a former great from that earlier generation of players thinks the U.S. program should embrace more of that past in order to achieve greatness in the future.
May 27, 2015 SPORT BIGGER THAN ORGANIZATIONS
U.S. Women on FIFA scandal
For their part, members of the U.S. Women's National Team, who have waged their own futile battle with FIFA over the playing surfaces at the upcoming Women's World Cup in Canada, had little to say about Wednesday's indictments of key figures in international soccer.
May 17, 2015 LEROUX STRIKES FOR U.S.
Scores two against Mexico, so does Wambach
CARSON, Calif. -- Sydney Leroux celebrated her first start of 2015 with a pair of goals, and Abby Wambach came off the bench to notch the 40th multigoal game of her international career Sunday night as the U.S. women's national team built toward the coming Women's World Cup with an emphatic triumph over Mexico.
May 10, 2015 TWO MORE FOR ABBY
Wambach leads 3-0 USWNT win
SAN JOSE, Calif.---Abby Wambach scored two goals and Julie Johnson added another as the United States Women's National Team defeated Ireland 3-0 in front of 18,000 at Avaya Stadium Sunday.
April 14, 2015 THE BEST 23
Ellis mixes vets, youth on World Cup roster
CHICAGO – With 55 days until the USA’s opening match of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named the 23 players who will represent the United States on women’s soccer’s grandest stage.
March 4, 2015 HOPE-FUL RETURN
Lloyd scored the goals, but Solo saved the day
VILA REAL DE SAN ANTONIO, Portugal -- Midfielder Carli Lloyd scored two goals within a five-minute span in the second half and goalkeeper Hope Solo, in her first game of 2015, made a spectacular save as the United States rallied past Norway 2-1 in the Algarve Cup opener for both teams Wednesday.
February 13, 2015 ONE GOAL'S ENOUGH
U.S. women dominate England in 1-0 win
MILTON KEYNES, England - Striker Alex Morgan scored in the 25th minute and a dominating United States side ensured that score held for a 1-0 victory over England in a women's international match on Friday.
February 8, 2015 UNDERACHIEVERS
France beats USA women, 2-0
LORIENT, France - It's a good thing the kickoff of the Women's World Cup is four months away or the United States women would be in a whole lot of trouble.
January 21, 2015 NO HOPE
Solo suspended by U.S. Soccer
CHICAGO - Trouble just seems to follow U.S. Women's National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo around. Just days after a pending criminal case against her was dropped, Solo was suspended by U.S. Soccer for 30 days, following her husband's arrest on a DUI charge in California.
October 26, 2014 UNTESTED
U.S. dominates, but defense sees little action
CHESTER, Pa.---After posting four straight shutouts, U.S. Women's National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo was awarded the Golden Glove of the COCNACAF Women's Championship emblematic of the tournament's top goalkeeper.
October 26, 2014 HEADS UP
Wambach nets four as U.S. routs Costa Rica 6-0
CHESTER, Penn.---On Sunday afternoon, Abby Wambach served notice that she still is the most dangerous striker in the world. Wambach scored four goals, three with her head, to lead the US Women to a 6-0 romp over Costa Rica in the final of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship at PPL Park.
October 24, 2014 REST ASSURED
U.S. qualifies for World Cup with win over Mexico
CHESTER, Penn.—The United States Women’s National team can rest easy. Behind a two-goal performance from Carli Lloyd, it has assured its spot in the 2015 Women’s World Cup with an easy 3-0 win over Mexico in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship Semifinal at PPL Park Friday night.
October 20, 2014 SEMIFINALISTS
US Women romp past Haiti to win Group A
WASHINGTON, DC---Abby Wambach scored two goals as the United States Women’s National Team cruised past Haiti 6-0 to advance to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship Monday night in front of a small crowd of 6,421 at R.F.K. Stadium.
October 17, 2014 MUCH IMPROVED
U.S. Women, Guatemala pleased with outcome
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – The U.S. Women’s National Team has come a long way in just a couple days. While the USA played well on Wednesday and earned a 1-0 win. Friday night’s game opened a few new doors for the women in a 5-0 victory over Guatemala.
October 17, 2014 GOAL EXPLOSION
U.S. Women dominate in 5-0 win
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – The U.S. Women didn’t waste any time Friday night finding the back of the net. And once they started scoring, they didn’t finish until they earned a 5-0 win over Guatemala at Toyota Park
September 13, 2014 ROUT AT RIO TINTO
US Women roll over Mexico 8-0
SANDY, Utah— Alex Morgan scored two goals and assisted on three others and Abby Wambach also scored two goals as the U.S. Women’s National team rolled over Mexico 8-0 at Rio Tinto Stadium Saturday.
August 20, 2014 SPREADING IT AROUND
Four score for USWNT in pk filled game
CARY, NC---The U.S. Women’s National team got goals from Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd, Christen Press and Abby Wambach in a 4-1 win over Switzerland played in front of a sell-out crowd of 9,992 at WakeMed Soccer Park Wednesday.
June 19, 2014 SHE’S BACK
Alex Morgan nets brace in U.S. draw with France
EAST HARTFORD, Conn --- Alex Morgan scored her first international goals in seven months as she helped the U.S. Women’s National Team overcome two deficits to earn a 2-2 draw against France in front of 14,695 fans at Rentschler Field.
June 14, 2014 SOLO EFFORT
Clean sheet, Leroux goal lead US over France 1-0
TAMPA, Florida – Goalkeeper Hope Solo tied the U.S. Women’s National Team shutout record and Sydney Leroux scored her team-leading seventh goal of the year as the USA defeated France 1-0 in front of 9,799 fans at Raymond James Stadium Saturday night.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Needless to say, the sooner U.S. Soccer names a successor to the fired Tom Sermanni as U.S. national women's coach, the better it will be for the players, says international defender and team captain Christie Rampone.
April 7, 2014 NO SINGLE FACTOR
Multiple issues led to Sermanni firing
The decision to fire U.S. Women's National Team coach Tom Sermanni on Sunday was not the result of a single factor, nor was it in response to a player uprising, according to U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati, who spoke with reporters on Monday.
April 4, 2014 U.S. WOMEN VS. CHINA, TAKE TWO
National teams meet in Denver, San Diego
The U.S. Women's National Team will play its first domestic match since Feb. 12 when it takes on China PR on Sunday, April 6 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., and then travels to San Diego for the second leg of the two-game set on Thursday, April 10 at Qualcomm Stadium.
March 25, 2014 READY FOR CHINA
Sermanni names roster for April friendlies
CHICAGO - U.S. Women's National Team head coach Tom Sermanni has named 24 players to a training camp roster for the upcoming matches against China PR on April 6 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. and on April 10 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.
March 10, 2014 O-FOR-ALGARVE
2-game losing streak is women's first since 2001
ALBUFEIRA, Portugal – The U.S. Women’s National Team dropped its second straight decision, falling 5-3 to Denmark in its final Group B match of the Algarve Cup. Christen Press, Sydney Leroux and Megan Rapinoe each scored second-half goals to mount a comeback, but it was not enough as the USA suffered back-to-back losses for the first time since 2001.
February 20, 2014 RIVALRY RENEWED
U.S. WNT to face China in Denver
CHICAGO - One of the epic rivalries in women’s soccer will be re-kindled on April 6 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. when the U.S. Women’s National Team takes on China on April 6..
February 13, 2014 A ROMP IN THE DOME
U.S. WNT rolls over Russia again
ATLANTA - Amy Rodriguez, Abby Wambach, Megan Rapinoe, Lauren Holiday, Heather O'Reilly and Christen Press each tallied second-half goals, and the USA forced a pair of firs half own goals to rout Russia 8-0 at the Georgia Dome Thursday night,
February 8, 2014 ROUTING RUSSIA
Lloyd and Press score twice in 7-0 USWNT win
BOCA RATON, Fla.---Carli Lloyd had two goals and an assist, Christen Press had two second half goals and Heather O’Reilly added a goal and an assist to lead the US Women’s National Team to a 7-0 win over Russia in front of 8,857 fans at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton Saturday afternoon.
January 3, 2014 NATIONAL TEAM CALLING
Four Breakers named to USWNT training camp
CHICAGO---U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Tom Sermanni has called up 28 players for a training camp running from Jan. 8-15 at U.S. Soccer's National Training Center in Carson, Calif. The squad includes Boston Breakers keeper Alyssa Naeher, midfielder Heather O'Reilly, and defenders Kristie Mewis and Meghan Klingenberg, who was allocated to the Breakers Friday.
November 21, 2013 OPENING WITH CANADA
US Women to start 2014 in Frisco
CHICAGO--- The U.S. Women's National Team will open its 2014 schedule with a match against Canada on Jan. 31, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, home to FC Dallas . The match will kick off at 8 p.m. CT and will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1.
November 13, 2013 THEY'RE OUT
Injuries force Dempsey, Johnson out of friendlies
CHICAGO---U.S. National Team forward Clint Dempsey and midfielder Fabian Johnson have been sidelined by injury and forced to withdraw from the U.S. roster for the upcoming friendlies against Scotland and Austria, it was announced on Wednesday afternoon
October 30, 2013 LEAVING IT LATE
Kiwis tie U.S. Women 1-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio ---Sydney Leroux scored in the first half, but Hannah Wilkinson netted a late equalizer as the U.S. Women’s National Team and New Zealand played to a 1-1 draw in front of 15,139 fans at Columbus Crew Stadium.
October 27, 2013 KICKING THE KIWIS
U.S. Women roll past New Zealand 4-1
SAN FRANCISCO – Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe, Christen Press and Heather O'Reilly each scored as the United States Women’s National Team defeated New Zealand 4-1 in front of 16,315 fans in the first-ever women's sporting event at Candlestick Park.
October 20, 2013 TEXAS TROUNCING
US Women roll past Australia 4-0
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The U.S. Women's National Team won its sixth straight game and stayed unbeaten this year with a 4-0 victory against Australia in front of 19,109 festive fans at the Alamodome.
October 8, 2013 HANGING UP THE WHISTLE
Referee Kari Seitz ro retires
CHICAGO - U.S. Soccer referee Kari Seitz, the most decorated and experienced international referee in U.S. Soccer history, has announced her retirement. Seitz retires as the only referee, man or woman, in the history of FIFA competitions to officiate in four World Cup tournaments.
October 8, 2013 FINISHING WITH BRAZIL
U.S. Women to face rival in Orlando
CHICAGO - The U.S. Women's National Team will finish its 2013 game schedule with a match against Brazil on Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando. The match will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on NBC.
September 20, 2013 KIWIS COMING
USWNT will face New Zealand twice
CHICAGO - The U.S. Women's National Team will get a good dose of teams from down under this fall. After announcing a game against Australia last week, U.S. Soccer has added a pair of games against New Zealand in San Francisco and Columbus.
September 3, 2013 HAT PLUS ONE
Leroux leads USWNT rout of Mexico
WASHINGTON, DC.---The United States Women’s National Team has always had a lopsided rivalry with Mexico. Tuesday’s friendly was no different, with Sydney Leroux scoring four goals in a 7-0 rout at R.F.K. Stadium.
August 22, 2013 FAMILIAR FACES
But NWSL brings some newcomers to USWNT roster
CHICAGO - The 18 player roster for the U.S. Women's National Team's upcoming game on September 3 against Mexico at R.F.K Stadium in Washington D.C., includes many familiar faces, but head coach Tom Sermanni has also added a couple of first timers to the list, based on performances in the National Women's Soccer League.
July 13, 2013 CAPITAL CONTEST
U.S. Women to face Mexico in D.C.
CHICAGO - The U.S. Women's National Team will face Mexico on September 3 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C at 8pm. The international match will be the first for the USA following the conclusion of the National Women's Soccer League season, which will culminate with the championship game on Saturday, Aug. 31.
So, even after making some key saves and shutting out the Korea Republic during her 45-minute stint, Hope Solo did not walk away too impressed with herself after the United States' 4-1 win on Saturday.
May 22, 2013 TRAVEL PLANS
Sermanni selects USWNT roster for Canada trip
CHICAGO - U.S. Women's National Team head coach Tom Sermanni has named a 21-player roster that will travel to Canada in preparation for the USA's friendly match against the Maple Leafs on June 2 at Toronto's BMO Field. The match will kick off at 4:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on ESPNews.
April 9, 2013 DUTCH TREAT
Christen Press brace leads USWNT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Christen Press scored two goals and Tobin Heath added another as the United States Women's National Team dominated the Netherlands 3-1 on Tuesday.
April 5, 2013 GOALS GALORE
U.S. WNT ties Germany 3-3
OFFENBACH, Germany - Abby Wambach moved a goal closer to Mia Hamm's all-time record and Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan also scored as the U.S. Women's National Team played to a 3-3 tie with Germany in front of 16,090. All six goals came in the second half.
Abby Wambach is only five goals away from tying Mia Hamm's career international goal-scoring record and six from surpassing it.
February 13, 2013 MUSIC CITY MASTERY
USWNT beats Scotland 3-1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. ----A diving header by Abby Wambach, her 153rd career goal, was the game winner as the Untied States defeated Scotland 3-1 in front of 14,224 fans at LP Field Wednesday night. It was the largest crowd ever to watch the U.S. Women in the state of Tennessee.
February 13, 2013 ALGARVE ARRANGEMENTS
Venues, times set for USWNT games
CHICAGO- The kickoff times and venues for the U.S. Women's National Team at the 2013 Algarve Cup have been confirmed, with the eight-time Algarve champions opening against Iceland on March 6 at Municipal Stadium in Albufeira.
February 9, 2013 DOUBLE PRESS-ED
Brace in first game leads USWNT to 4-1 win
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Christen Press made an immediate impact in her U.S. Women's National team debut, by becoming just the third player to score two goals in her first game, leading a 4-1 win over Scotland at EverBank Field.
January 22, 2013 FIRST CAMP
Sermanni brings in 29 players before Scotland friendlies
CHICAGO - U.S. Women's National Team head coach Tom Sermanni has invited 29 players to training camp leading into the USA's first two matches of 2013, on Feb. 9 in Jacksonville, Fla., and Feb. 13 in Nashville, Tenn. The USA will face Sermanni's native country of Scotland in both games.
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 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
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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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.
December 21, 2011 KIWIS COMING
New Zealand to play U.S. Women
CHICAGO - The U.S. Women's National Team will face New Zealand on Feb. 11 at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Texas, in a meeting between two teams that made emotional runs at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. The match will kick off at 4 p.m. ET.
November 19, 2011 ENDING WITH A DRAW
U.S. women close out year 1-1 against Sweden
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Tobin Heath scored a second half goal to lift he United States to a 1-1 tie with Sweden in front of a record crowd of 18,482 at University of Phoenix Stadium Saturday night. It was the largest crowd to ever see the U.S. women in Arizona.
November 19, 2011 CAPPING THE YEAR
U.S. Women close out against Sweden
GLENDALE, Ariz.--The U.S. Women’s National Team will close out their resurgent 2011 campaign with a game against Sweden at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday night (9 pm ET, webcast on USSoccer.com).
September 22, 2011 0-CANADA
U.S. wins friendly three nil
PORTLAND, Ore---Abby Wambach scored two goals and Alex Morgan added a late minute strike to give the United States a 3-0 win over Canada in the second game of their two game friendly series at Jeld Wen Field Thursday night.
September 17, 2011 MUTED CELEBRATION
U.S. Women tie Canada 1-1
KANSAS CITY, Kan.—If the U.S. Women needed any reminders that next year’s CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament will not be the cakewalk it once was, they needed to look no farther than Saturday night’s 1-1 draw with Canada in front of a boisterous crowd at Livestrong Sporting Park.
September 16, 2011 NO ROOM FOR ERROR
U.S. Women begin prep for 2012 Olympics
As they head into a pair of friendlies against Canada in what is being billed as a “celebration tour” following their loss in the Finals of the 2011 Women’s World Cup, the U.S. Women’s National Team knows what lies ahead, and there’s no room for error.
August 29, 2011 WORLD CUPPERS RETURN
All 21 named for USWNT friendlies
CHICAGO – The entire 21-player roster for the United States from this summer’s 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup will face Canada during the “WNT Celebration Series” on Sept. 17 at Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., and on Sept. 22 at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Ore.
August 3, 2011 BACK TOGETHER
U.S. Women in 2 game series with Canada
CHICAGO – The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team will return to the field for the first time since the conclusion of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup when it faces Canada in Kansas City, Kan., and Portland, Ore., during friendly matches in September.
July 18, 2011 NEW RECORD
WWC Final top cable rating ever for soccer
BRISTOL, Conn.---Sunday’s 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup Finals between the United States and Japan – which crowned Japan as tournament champion on a penalty shootout after the match ended in a 2-2 tie – was seen by an average 13.458 million viewers, based on a 7.4 U.S. household rating (8.58 million household impressions), making it the most-watched and highest-rated soccer telecast on an ESPN network, based on fast nationals by the Nielsen Company.
July 17, 2011 THE SUN RISES
Japan bests U.S. on penalties
FRANKFURT, Germany---Maybe Japan was the team of destiny. Maybe their shattered country needed the win in Sunday’s Women’s World Cup Final more, and the United States literally handed it to them.
July 17, 2011 DEFENSE WON’T REST
Stopping Japan will be chore for U.S.
Japan may be the surprise team of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, but the United States, who will face the upstarts in the final on Sunday (2:00 pm ET), know the Nadeshiko very well, having beaten them twice in the run up to the World Cup, in Columbus, Ohio and Cary, NC.
July 16, 2011 RIGHT AT HOME
Krieger looks forward to final in Frankfurt
A quick look down the U.S. Women’s National Team roster and one thing in particular stands out. Ali Krieger’s club. While every other player in the U.S. squad plies their trade in Women’s Professional Soccer, Krieger has spent the last three years playing in Germany. Frankfurt, to be specific. On Sunday, when the U.S. team steps out onto the field at Commerzbank Arena, it will be a very familiar feeling for the native of Dumfries, Va. She has played her professional soccer on that pitch for the last three years.
July 14, 2011 WEEKDAY RECORD
USA-France 4th most viewed match ever
BRISTOL, Conn---The FIFA Women’s World Cup semifinal match between the U.S. Women’s National Team and France – a 3-1 U.S. victory in Moenchengladbach, Germany, on Wednesday, July 13 – was seen by an average of 3.35 million people according to the Nielsen Company, based on a 2.2 U.S. household rating on ESPN (2.57 million household impressions), making it the most-viewed weekday Women’s World Cup match in the U.S.
July 13, 2011 WE SHALL OVERCOME
Weary U.S. women defeat France for spot in WWC Final
MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany—Last Sunday, it was Marta’s Brazil and an untimely red card. Wednesday, it was a fired-up and fresh-legged Cinderella team. But once again the US Women met the challenge, coming up with a pair of late goals to pull away from France 3-1 at Borussia Park and advance to their first Women’s World Cup final since 1999.
July 10, 2011 BEYOND BELIEF
U.S. Women make epic comeback against Brazil, referee
DRESDEN, Germany---In the storied history of the United States Women’s National Team, there have been some incredible finishes. But perhaps none as incredible as Sunday’s penalty kick Women’s World Cup quarterfinal win over Brazil at Rudolf-Harbig Stadium.
July 5, 2011 GOAL OF THE WEEK
Cheney lifts U.S. over N.Korea
Lauren Cheney’s game winning goal for the U.S. Women’s National team in a 2-0 win over North Korea has been named the New England Soccer News Goal of the Week for the week ending June 26.
July 6, 2011 LOST OPPORTUNITY
U.S. Women lose to Sweden, face Brazil in WWC Quarters
WOLFSBURG, Germany—All the U.S. Women needed on Wednesday was a win or draw against Sweden to win Group C and advance to a relatively sure-thing quarterfinal match against Australia. But they couldn’t pull it off, falling 2-1 at Volkswagen Arena and setting themselves up for a Sunday knockout match against Group D champions and tournament favorites Brazil (11 am ET, ESPN).
The U.S. scoring machine can't hit the broad side of a barn or buy a goal these days.
July 2, 2011 STILL PERFECT
U.S. Women blank Colombia, 3-0
SINSHEIM, Germany—The U.S. Women’s National Team can certainly lift their glasses after Saturday’s 3-0 win over Group C opponent Colombia at sold-out Rhein-Neckar Arena, but there might be a question about whether those glasses are half-full or half-empty.
In order for the U.S. team to go far in the Women’s World Cup, Rodriguez and Wambach are going to need to click. Saturday’s game against Colombia (11:30 am ET-ESPN) might be a good time for them to start.
June 7, 2011 GOAL OF THE WEEK
Cheney gives U.S. a win
Lauren Cheney’s goal that gave the U.S. Women’s National team a 1-0 win over Mexico has been named the New England Soccer News Goal of the Week for the week ending June 5.
June 5, 2011 BON VOYAGE
Cheney’s late goal lifts US over Mexico in WWC sendoff match
HARRISON, NJ---It seemed like a goal would never come. When Lauren Cheney finally connected two minutes into stoppage time, it had to provide some relief for the United States Women’s National Team, as it gave them a 1-0 win over Mexico in their sendoff game at Red Bull Arena as they head to the Women’s World Cup.
May 26, 2011 JERSEY BOUND
USWNT set for send off with roster issues
Dealing with a couple of injuries that have left some issues with its final roster unsettled, the 2011 U.S. Women’s World Cup Team will arrive in New Jersey on Monday for a week of training leading into its Women’s World Cup Send-Off Match against Mexico at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. on Sunday, June 5 (2:00 ET).
May 15, 2011 WOUNDED KNEE
Tarpley out of WWC with injury
The U.S' Women's National Team's international friendly with Japan on Saturday will go down as a win in the books. But for the Americans, it will go down as a loss.
May 14, 2011 A-TEAM LIFTS USA
Abby Wambach, Amy Rodriguez score in 2-0 win
COLUMBUS, Ohio – First half goals by Abby Wambach and Amy Rodriguez gave the U.S. Women’s National Team a 2-0 win over Japan in front of 5,234 fans at Columbus Crew Stadium Saturday. The win extended the U.S.’s domestic unbeaten streak to 49 games.
May 12, 2011 SHIRT OFF THEIR BACK
US team to auction jerseys for Japan aid
CHICAGO – The autographed game-worn jerseys of all 21 U.S. Women’s World Cup Team players from the USA-Japan match on May 14 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, will be available via an Internet auction with all the proceeds going to benefit the Japanese tsunami relief.
May 9, 2011 COUNTRY CALLS
For U.S. Women’s National Team, World Cup means shuttling to WPS clubs
Club and country is a situation male players have had to deal with since the inception of national team programs. It’s always been a little different for women. The path to the 2011 Women’s World Cup for 20 of the 21 players selected to the U.S. roster by coach Pia Sundhage has meant a grueling schedule of national team training camps, national team games, and then commuting to games with their Women’s Professional Soccer teams.
May 9, 2011 THE ROSTER IS SET
Sundhage names 21 players for WWC
CHICAGO -- U.S. Women’s National Team coach Pia Sundhage on Monday named the 21 players who will represent the United States in the Women's World Cup in Germany. Four Boston Breakers were named to the team, Rachel Buehler, Stephanie Cox, Amy LePeilbet and Lauren Cheney. Breakers forward Kelly O’Hara and Boston College forward Kristie Mewis were among the final cuts.
April 11, 2011 ANOTHER CAMP
Five from Breaker get called by U.S.; BC’s Mewis also named to roster
CHICAGO – Five Boston Breakers players are among the 29 named to the roster by U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Pia Sundhage for a training camp that will take place in West Palm Beach, Fla., from April 18-May 6. Defenders Rachel Buehler, Stephanie Cox and Amy LePeilbet, midfielder, Kelley O’Hara and forward Lauren Cheney, along with Boston College forward Kristie Mewis have all been called to the camp.
April 2, 2011 HAIL, BRITTANIA
U.S. Women lose to England, 2-1
LONDON – The U.S. Women’s National Team stumbled badly against England on Saturday, surrendering two early goals on the way to their first loss in a friendly match since 2004, 2-1 at Brisbane Road.
March 17, 2011 TWO AGAINST JAPAN
U.S. Women host friendlies in May
CHICAGO – The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, which ahs a 49 game unbeaten streak (44-0-5) at home, will play a pair of domestic matches in May to prepare for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, facing Japan on May 14 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, and on May 18 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.
March 15, 2011 QUICK TURNAROUND
U.S. Women get another call up
CHICAGO – Many of the U.S. Women’s National Team players have barely had a chance to get into camp with their Women’s Professional Soccer teams, when they find themselves being called up for another international game and training camp.
March 7, 2011 FLYING PAST FINNS
Morgan leads 4-0 U.S. win
QUARTEIRA, Portugal – Alex Morgan scored two goals and Shannon Boxx and Carli Lloyd added one each as the U.S. Women’s National Team rolled past Finland 4-0 on Monday.
March 4, 2011 ADVANCING AGAIN
U.S. reaches Algarve final for 9th straight time
VILA REAL de SAN ANTONIO, Portugal--- Lindsey Tarpley scored in the first half and Carli Lloyd added a goal in the second to give the United States a 2-0 win over Norway and earn a spot in the Algarve Cup championship game for the ninth consecutive year.
March 2, 2010 INDEPENDENCE DAY
Philly’s Rodriguez, Rapinoe lead U.S. over Japan
VILA REAL de SAN ANTONIO, Portugal– Amy Rodriguez and Megan Rapinoe, who will both play for the Philadelphia Independence this season, each scored to lead the U.S. Women’s National Team to a 2-1 win over Japan in its opening game of the 2011 Algarve Cup.
February 10, 2011 PICKED FOR PORTUGAL
Six from Breakers on Algarve roster
CHICAGO---The Boston Breakers’ Alyssa Naeher, Rachel Buehler, Stephanie Cox, Amy LePeilbet, Kelley O'Hara and Lauren Cheney have been named to the 24-player U.S. Women’s National Team roster for the 2011 Algarve Cup in Portugal.
Well, that will be remedied on April 2 when the Americans face the hosts in an international friendly at Matchroom Stadium in east London on April 2.
January 31, 2011 BACK IN CAMP
Wambach, Solo called to U.S. after injuries
CHICAGO – Forward Abby Wambach and goalkeeper Hope Solo are returning to the U.S. Women’s National Team after missing the Four Nations Cup due to injuries. They were among the 32 players named to a the roster for a training camp taking place in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., from Feb. 3-9, ahead of the Algarve Cup.
January 21, 2011 OPENING LOSS
U.S. women fall to Sweden at Four Nations
CHONGQING, China – The U.S. Women's National Team kicked off 2011 with a 2-1 loss to Sweden in the opening match of the Four Nations Tournament on a cold Friday afternoon at the Yongchuan Sports Centre Stadium.
After more than two decades of playing and a world-record 352 international appearances, Lilly announced her retirement from soccer on Wednesday.
December 24, 2010 THE YEAR’S TOP STORIES - #8
Lilly returns to National Team
Kristine Lilly’s return to the U.S. Women’s National Team – raising the possibility of a record sixth Women’s World Cup for the veteran midfielder – is #8 on the New England Soccer News list of the top ten local stories of 2010.
November 27, 2010 IT HASN’T BEEN EASY
WNT completes long road to Women’s World Cup finals
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.—It might not have been pretty, but it got the job done. After finding itself on the verge of not qualifying for the Women’s World Cup for the first time ever, the United States came away with an unimpressive 1-0 win over Italy at Toyota Park on Saturday, taking the total goals series on aggregate 2-0.
November 27, 2010 HAPPY ENDING
U.S. women top Italy to qualify for Women’s World Cup
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.—After a nailbiting couple of weeks, the stars in the women’s soccer universe finally returned to their proper alignment and the top-ranked United States Women’s National Team booked their spot in next year’s Women’s World Cup finals with a 1-0 win over Italy Saturday at frigid Toyota Park.
November 20, 2010 ADVANTAGE USA
Morgan lifts WNT over Italy in stoppage time
PADOVA, Italy—Alex Morgan’s stoppage-time goal salvaged a less-than-stellar performance by the U.S. Women’s National Team against Italy on Saturday, nailing down a 1-0 road win in the first leg of their two-game Women’s World Cup qualifying playoff series at Stadio Euganeo.
November 19, 2010 STILL NO WORRIES
U.S. confident of qualifying for Women’s World Cup
Members of the U.S. Women’s National Team said they had no worries going into the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying tournament. Now, after losing to Mexico in the semi-finals of that tournament, and failing to gain an automatic spot in next year’s World Cup, the players say they are still not worried about qualifying, despite having to play Italy in a two-game home and home playoff series.
November 12, 2010 SEEKING REDEMPTION
Sundhage names 24 for set against Italy
CHICAGO – Coming off an embarrassing loss to Mexico, which robbed the U.S. of an automatic berth in next year’s Women’s World Cup, coach Pia Sundhage has regrouped and named a group of 24 players that will travel to Italy and then back to Chicago for a pair of games against the Azzuri that will determine the final spot in Germany 2011.
November 8, 2010 TCB
U.S. women take care of business against Costa Rica
CANCUN, Mexico—If the U.S. Women’s National Team were rattled by last Friday’s unprecedented Women’s World Cup qualifying loss to Mexico, they didn’t show it in their third-place match against Costa Rica on Monday.
November 7, 2010 MUST WIN QUALIFIER
U.S. women vs. Costa Rica in WWC Monday
With a direct berth to the 2011 Women’s World Cup lost due to the United States' stunning loss to Mexico on Friday, the Americans are faced with the task of refocusing against Costa Rica at Estadio Quintana Roo in Cancun, Mexico with a victory in the third-place match earning CONCACAF’s berth in a two-game playoff against Italy.
November 2, 2010 ANOTHER CLEAN SHEET
U.S. Women blank Costa Rica
CANCUN, Mexico – The U.S. Women’s National Team earned its third consecutive shutout by defeating Costa Rica 4-0 to win Group B at the 2010 CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying tournament Monday night.
October 30, 2010 CRUISIN’
US Women pound Guatemala, 9-0
CANCUN, Mexico—It took 20 minutes for the U.S. Women to get in gear against Guatemala on Saturday, but once they did there was no stopping them. Amy Rodriguez had a hat trick, and Abby Wambach and Megan Rapinoe added two goals each on the way to a 9-0 U.S. win in CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying at Quintana Roo Stadium.
October 26, 2010 NO WORRIES
U.S. team confident going into WWC Qualifying
Despite the fact that the U.S. Women’s National Team struggled in a pair of recent games against China, Coach Pia Sundhage and her players are not concerned as they kick off qualifying for the 2011 Women’s World Cup this week in Mexico.
October 14, 2010 CALLING IT QUITS
Markgraf retires after 201 caps
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Kate Markgraf on Thursday became the latest member of the 1999 U.S. Women’s World Cup winning team to announce her retirement from soccer. Markgraf made 21 starts for the Chicago Red Stars of Women’s Professional Soccer this year, and also earned her 200th international cap, after taking a year off from playing while giving birth to twins.
October 13, 2010 WWC QUALIFYING
Four from Breakers named to roster
CHICAGO – Four members of the Boston Breakers, Kristine Lilly, Amy LePeilbet, Lauren Cheney and StephanieCox were among the 20 players named the roster for the 2010 CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying tournament, being held in Cancún, Mexico, from Oct. 28-Nov. 8.
October 6, 2010 DEFENDING THE HOME TURF
U.S. Women come back to tie China
CHESTER, Pa---The last time the United States Women’s National Team lost on home soil was in Philadelphia six years ago. The U.S. narrowly avoided a repeat of that result Wednesday night, coming from behind to tie the People’s Republic of China 1-1 in front of 2,505 at PPL Park.
October 2, 2010 JUST PEACHY IN GEORGIA
O’Reilly, Rapinoe lead USWNT
KENNESAW, Ga. –Heather O’Reilly scored the game winning goal and assisted on a tally by Megan Rapinoe as the United States Women’s National Team opened its two game series against China with a 2-1 win at Kennesaw State University Soccer Stadium Saturday night.
October 1, 2010 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP
CONCACAF sets qualifying schedule
NEW YORK – The three-time defending champion United States will open the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying tournament against Haiti in Playa del Carmen on October 28, immediately after Costa Rica takes on Guatemala
September 17, 2010 SHOULDER SURGERY
Solo to miss World Cup Qualifying
CHICAGO - U.S. Women’s National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo will undergo surgery on Wednesday, Sept. 22, on her right shoulder. Renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews will perform the procedure in Birmingham, Ala., and the rehabilitation is expected to take five-six months.
September 7, 2010 USWNT CALL UP
Five from Breakers selected
CHICAGO– The Boston Breakers’ Alyssa Naeher, , Stephanie Cox, Amy LePeilbet, Kristine Lilly, Lauren Cheney are among the 30 players named to a preliminary U.S. Women’s National Team roster for two matches against China, taking place on Oct. 2 at the Kennesaw State University Soccer Stadium in Kennesaw, Ga. (6 p.m. ET), and on Oct. 6 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. (7 p.m. ET on ESPN2).
August, 23, 2010 CHINA DOUBLE
U.S. Women to play in Philly, Atlanta
CHICAGO – The U.S. Women's National Team will face China twice in early October in what will be the final matches for the U.S. team before it enters CONCACAF Qualifying for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
July 17, 2010 HEADS UP
Wambach scores twice in 3-0 US win
EAST HARTFORD, Conn.---Abby Wambach scored two goals both with her head, and Megan Rapinoe added another as the U.S. Women’s National Tea=m finished their two-game series with Sweden Saturday with a convincing 3-0 victory at Rentschler Field.
July 16, 2010 RETIRED
Chastain officially hangs ‘em up
Brandi Chastain is retiring from professional soccer. After being unceremoniously dumped by the National Team five years ago and by Bay Area FC Gold Pride earlier this year, the 41-year-old women’s soccer icon has decided it’s time.
June 28, 2010 NATIONAL TEAM CALL
Cox, LePeilbet, Lilly, Cheney selected
CHICAGO---The Boston Breakers’ Stephan Cox, Amy LePeilbet, Kristine Lilly and Lauren Cheney are among the 24 players selected for the U.S. National Team’s two matches against Sweden on July 13 on Omaha, Neb and on July 17 in East Hartford, Conn.
May 24, 2010 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Lilly helps U.S. over Germany
At 38 years old, Boston Breakers forward Kristine Lilly is not only back in the mix for the U.S. national Team, but she is making a case for playing in her sixth World Cup . Lilly scored a goal and set up another with a free kick in the USA’s 4-0 win over Germany on Saturday, earning her the New England Soccer News Player of the Week for the week ending May 24.
May 18, 2010 THE TOUGHEST COMEBACK
Markgraf on playing after pregnancy
Chicago Red Stars defender Kate Markgraf is surprised to be in Cleveland this week. Markgraf and three of her WPS teammates are in camp with the U.S. Women’s National Team ahead of a friendly with rival Germany at Cleveland Browns Stadium on Saturday (6 p.m. ET).
May 18, 2010 AGAINST HER COUNTRY
Sundhage led U.S. to play Sweden
CHICAGO-Pia Sundhage will coach the U.S. Women’s National Team in a game against her home country, Sweden, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn on July 17. The match will be broadcast live on Fox Soccer Channel at 7:30 p.m. ET.
March 31, 2010 WINTER GAMES
U.S beats Mexico in snow
SANDY, Utah –Abby Wambach scored the 105th goal of her career to give the United States Women’s National Team a 1-0 win over Mexico on a snow covered field at Rio Tinto Stadium Wednesday night.
March 28, 2010 FAMILIAR FOE
U.S. to face Mexico twice this week
The United States Women’s National Team openes up its 2010 domestic schedule with a pair of games against Mexico this week. Coming off another Algarve Cup win, the Americans will play Sunday at Torrero Stadium in San Diego and on Wednesday at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah
March 22, 2010 BACK WITH THE USA
Lilly happy about call-up
Later this week, Kristine Lilly will do something she has done perhaps a hundred or more times before. She will join a training camp of the United States Women’s National Team.
March 17, 2010 CLASH OF THE TITANS
No. 1 U.S. vs. No. 2 German women
CHICAGO – The U.S. Women's National Team will face Germany on May 22 at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio, as the world’s top two women’s soccer nations meet on American soil for the first time since the 2003 Women’s World Cup, U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday.
March 8, 2010 BACK WITH THE USA
Lilly gets called to National Team
CHICAGO ---Kristine Lilly, the most capped player in the history of soccer has been called back to the national team after nearly a two year layoff from international play. Lilly, who was an all-star for the Boston Breakers last season, missed the 2008 Olympics and the lead up to it while she was pregnant. She had not been called to the team since the end of 2008 when she played briefly in a pair of victory tour matches.
February 25, 2010 ALGARVE RECAP
Germans look solid
The USA sits atop Group B with three points after defeating Iceland 2-0 in the opening game of the Algarve Cup on Feb. 24, but the meeting with Norway on Feb. 26 in Olhão (10 a.m. ET on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker) looms large in determining the group’s representative in the Algarve Cup final.
February 24, 2010 ON THE SPOT
Solo stops two pks in WNT win over Iceland
VILA REAL de SAN ANTONIO, Portugal—The U.S. women got two goals in under two minutes, and Hope Solo became the first goalkeeper in U.S. Soccer history to stop two penalty kicks in a single match as the Women’s National Team opened the 2010 Algarve Cup with a 2-0 win over Iceland Wednesday.
February 16, 2010 ALGARVE ADDITION
Rapinoe replaces Heath
CHICAGO – Chicago Red Stars midfielder Megan Rapinoe has been added to the U.S. Women’s National Team roster for the 2010 Algarve Cup, replacing Tobin Heath, who is suffering from an illness.
February 11, 2010 TIME OFF
Chalupny dealing with concussion issues
ST. LOUIS, MO – Defender Lori Chalupny is taking an indefinite leave from both Saint Louis Athletica and the U.S. Women’s National Team for deal with concussion related issues.
February 11, 2010 CUP CALLING
Three from Breakers on WNT for Algarve
CHICAGO---Three members of the Boston Breakers Thursday were named to the U.S. Women's National Team roster for the Algarve Cup. Named to the 19-player roster by coach Pia Sundhage were defenders Amy LePeilbet and Stepahni Cox and rookie forward Lauren Cheney.
February 9, 2010 TWO FOR STARTERS
U.S. vs. Mexico out west twice
CHICAGO---The U.S. Women’s National Team will play its first two domestic matches of the year against Mexico at Torero Stadium on the campus of the University of San Diego March 28 and at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, the home of reigning Major League Soccer champion Real Salt Lake, March 31.
Wagner, who played for the Los Angeles Sol in the Women's Professional Soccer inaugural season last year, was a member of two U.S. Women’s World Cup Teams (2003 and 2007) and two Olympic gold medal teams (2004 and 2008)
January 8, 2010 CALLED UP
Breaker’s LePeilbet, UConn’s Taylor vie for Algarve Cup spot
CHICAGO---Boston Breakers defender Amy LePeilbet and Connecticut defender Brittany Taylor were among 26 players called into an extended 20-day training camp for the U.S. Women's National Team at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. from Jan. 17 through Feb. 4.
November 13, 2009 CALLED IN TO WNT
Pair from Breakers get nod
CHICAGO---Boston Breakers defender Amy LePeilbet and midfielder Leslie Osborne have been called into the U.S. Women’s National Team camp by coach Pia Sundhage
October 29, 2009 DEAR ABBY
Wambach lifts U.S. women over Germany
AUGSBURG, Germany -- Abby Wambach scored her 101st career goal on a header in the 34th minute and an excellent performance by the U.S. defense made sure it held up for a 1-0 victory against Germany in front of a capacity crowd at Impuls Arena Thursday.
October 21, 2009 TRANSITION GAME
WNT players learning to deal with club and country
The advent of Women’s Professional Soccer has created a new set of challenges for some of the younger players with the U.S. National Team. Over the past five years, playing for the national team has been largely a full time profession. For some, like Heather O’Reilly, Carli Lloyd and Amy Rodriguez, it meant balancing college and country.
October 16, 2009 ROSTER CHANGES
White, Masar named to WNT
CHICAGO – U.S. Women's National Team head coach Pia Sundhage has made two changes to the 18-player roster that will travel to Germany later this month to take on the European champions on Oct. 29 in Augsburg, Germany.
October 5, 2009 CALLED IN
LePeilbet, Huckles on USWNT for Germany
CHICAGO---Boston Breakers' defender Amy LePeilbet and midfielder Angela Hucles were named to the 18-player roster for the U.S. Women's National Team for its international friendly vs. Germany in Augsburg, Germany Oct. 29.
August 25, 2009 WOMEN"S NATIONAL TEAM CAMP
4 Breakers get the call
CHICAGO – Heather Mitts, Amy Rodriguez, Amy LePeilbet and Angela Hucles of the Boston Breakers are among the 26 players U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Pia Sundhage has called in for a 12-day training camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., running from Sept. 21-Oct. 2.
August 21, 2009 GERMANY BOUND
U.S. women vs. rivals on Oct. 29
The U.S. Women's National Team will face Germany Oct. 29 at the newly constructed Impuls Arena in Augsburg, Germany, in the first meeting between the two women’s powers since January 2007.
July 22, 2009 HIGH DRAMA
Last-minute goal lifts US Women
CHARLESTON, S.C.– Christine Nairn, the youngest player on the U.S. roster at 18 years old, scored in the 89th minute as the U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Canada 1-0 on a humid night at Blackbaud Stadium.
July 20, 2009 EVERYTHING CHANGED
Chastain on the kick, celebration
Any soccer fan who saw it certainly remembers it. Even those too young to have witnessed it know about it. It’s one of those events etched in the collective memory, Man Walking on the Moon, Hank Aaron’s 715th home run and Brandi Chastain’s penalty kick in the 1999 Women’s World Cup and, perhaps more indelibly etched, her shirt doffing, bra-baring celebration.
July 19, 2009 CENTURY CLUB
Wambach nets 100th in 1-0 U.S. win
ROCHESTER,NY---Abby Wambach scored her 100th career goal in front of a hometown crowd of 8,433 that included her parents as the United States edged Canada 1-0 at Marina Auto Stadium Sunday.
July 18, 2009 GOING FOR 100
Wambach seeks milestone goal
ROCHESTER NY---U.S. forward Abby Wambach will be looking for her 100th career international goal when the Women’s National Team faces Canada in her home town of Rochester, NY on Sunday at Marina Auto Stadium. (ESPN at 3 p.m. ET).
July 6, 2009 GETTING THE CALL
Four Breakers picked for National Team
CHICAGO –The Boston Breakers' Amy Rodriguez, Angela Huckles, Amy LePeilbett and Heather Mitts were among the 21 players U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Pia Sundhage has named for two matches against Canada, the first taking place on Sunday, July 19, at Marina Auto Stadium in Rochester, N.Y., and then again three days later on Wednesday, July 22, at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, S.C.
May 12, 2009 FACING CANADA
U.S. adds match in Toronto
CHICAGO – The U.S. Women's National Team has added a May 25 friendly against Canada in Toronto to replace two previously canceled matches against Japan. The match will kick off at 7 p.m. ET at BMO Field, Canada’s national stadium and home to Toronto FC of Major League Soccer.
May 12, 2009 U.S. GAMES CANCELLED
Japan won’t travel due to flu
CHICAGO – The first two domestic matches of 2009 for the U.S. Women’s National Team have been cancelled after Japan decided not to travel to the United States or Canada, citing concerns with the H1N1 virus.
May 6, 2009 TO FACE JAPAN
Four Breakers named to team
CHICAGO – U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Pia Sundhage has named a 21-player roster to face Japan on May 20 at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas (8:30 p.m. ET) and on May 23 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah (6 p.m. ET on Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Sports en Español).
March 16, 2009 LET’S PLAY TWO
U.S. Women to face Japan in May
The U.S. Women’s National Team will open its 2009 domestic schedule with a pair of games against Japan. The first match will be on Wednesday, May 20, at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas. The U.S. will also host Japan on May 23 in Sandy, Utah, at Rio Tinto Stadium.
March 11, 2009 FALLING IN PKS
Sweden tops U.S. in Algarve final
FARO, Portugal – After Shannon Boxx scored to tie the game 1-1 in the 90th minute, the U.S. Women’s National Team fell in a penalty kick shootout 4-3 to Sweden in the championship game of the 2009 Algarve Cup.
March 9, 2009 NULLIFYING NORWAY
Rapinoe goal lifts U.S. 1-0
FERREIRAS, Portugal – Forward Megan Rapinoe scored in the 21st minute to give the U.S. Women’s National Team a 1-0 victory against Norway in the final group game for both teams at the 2009 Algarve Cup.
March 6, 2009 KAI CLINCHES IT
Late goal give U.S. spot in Algarve final
FERREIRAS, Portugal – Second half substitute Natasha Kai scored a spectacular goal in the last minute of regulation time to give the U.S. Women’s National Team a dramatic 1-0 victory over Iceland in the second group game for both teams at the 2009 Algarve Cup.
March 4, 2009 NEWBIES STRIKE
Woznuk, DiMartino lift U.S. Women
LAGOS, Portugal –Angie Woznuk and Tina DiMartino each scored in the first half to give the U.S. Women’s National Team a 2-0 Algarve Cup win over Denmark in nasty weather conditions at Municipal Stadium.
Defender Heather Mitts, midfielder Angela Hucles and forward Amy Rodriguez are part of the team that will open Group B play on March 4 against Denmark, face Iceland on March 6 and finish the first-round against Norway on March 9.
January 9, 2009 LEFT OUT
Lilly not on WNT roster for first 2009 camp
It might be a while before Kristine Lilly gets another cap with the United States Women’s National Team. Lilly, who took most of 2008 off in order to have her first child, was left off the roster for the team’s upcoming training camp by coach Pia Sundhage.
January 5, 2009 TOPS FOR THE YEAR
USWNT heads FIFA Poll
The U.S. Women’s National Team sits atop the final FIFA Women’s World Rankings for the year, holding the No. 1 spot over second place Germany and third place Brazil.
December 29, 2008 THE YEAR’S BEST—No. 3
Sundhage gets four more years New England Soccer News continues its annual review of the year, looking back at the top 10 moments in the area from 2008. No. 3 on our list is former Breakers' coach Pia Sundhage getting a new four year deal after leading the U.S. to the Olympic Gold Medal.
December 22, 2008 THE YEAR’S BEST—No. 10
Kristine Lilly takes a year off
Today, New England Soccer News begins its annual review of the year, looking back at the top 10 moments in the area from 2008. No. 10 on our list is Kristine Lilly taking the entire year off from soccer in order to have her first child.
December 17, 2008 33-1-2
With 1-0 win, U.S. finishes with best ever record
DETROIT, Mich. – Heather O’Reilly scored a first half goal to give the United States Women’s National Team a 1-0 win over China in front of an announced crowd of 11,000 at Ford Field Wednesday night. The victory was the 33rd of the year for the Olympic gold medalists, who finish with a 33-1-2 record, the best ever in the 24 year history of the program.
December 15, 2008 FOUR MORE YEARS
Sundhage contract extended through 2012
CHICAGO---In what should not come as a surprise, U.S. Soccer has re-signed Pia Sundhage as coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team for four more years. U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati announced the extension Monday.
December 2, 2008 SHE’S BACK
Lilly returns to USWNT after year off
CHICAGO---Kristine Lilly is among the 22 players who will be in the U.S. Women’s National team camp as the squad returns to the field in December for two matches against China PR, on Dec. 13 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. , followed by a match on Dec. 17 at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich..
November 8, 2008 OH! HEATHER
O’Reilly nets U.S. winner
TAMPA, Fla.– Starting at forward for the first time in 2008, Heather O’Reilly made the most of her opportunity, scoring the lone goal for the U.S. Women’s National Team in a 1-0 victory against Korea Republic at Raymond James Stadium.
November 1, 2008 ANOTHER WIN
U.S. Women perfect on tour
RICHMOND, Va.– The U.S. Women’s National Team made it four wins in four games on the 2008 Achieve Your Gold Tour, defeating South Korea 3-1 at the University of Richmond Saturday night.
September 20, 2008 ON THE MARK
Markgraf scores first goal in USA's 2-0 win
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Kate Markgraf, on eof three U.S. National team players who will play with Chicago’s Women’s Professional Soccer team next year stole the show Saturday night. In her 193rd appearance and 10th year playing with the U.S. Women, Markgraf netted her first international goal and helped the women to a 2-0 win over Ireland in front of 5,390 at Toyota Park.
September 13, 2008 THE GOLDEN GIRLS
U.S. starts fun tour with 2-0 win
PHILADELPHIA, Pa---Now it’s for fun. After proving they could come back from adversity to win the Olympic Gold Medal, the United States Women’s National Team embarked on their Achieve Your Gold Tour with a 2-0 win over Ireland that easily could have been more lopsided.
Aug. 21, 2008 WILL PIA RETURN?
Gulati pleased with Sundhage's performance
Beijing, China -- Will Pia Sundhage return as U.S. women's national coach? U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati gave some pretty strong indications Thursday that she will, prior to the Americans taking on Brazil in the women's gold medal match.
Aug. 17, 2008 ABOUT THAT GOAL CELEBRATION
Kai explains it, well kind of
Beijing, China -- OK, for those of you who are still trying to figure out Natasha Kai's goal celebration -- the one after her score lifted the United States to a 2-1 quarterfinal victory over Canada -- here's Kai's and her teammates' take.
Aug. 9, 2008 BOUNCING BACK
Lloyd lifts U.S. to 1st Olympic win, 1-0
Qinhuangdao, China -- The U.S. women rebounded from Wednesday night's disastrous loss to Norway with a solid effort and a 1-0 victory over Japan in its second match of the Olympic soccer tournament Saturday night.
August 8, 2008 HUCLES Q&A
“Team has to show unity”
Boston area resident Angela Hucles is participating in her second Olympic Games as a member of the United State’s Women’s Soccer Team. New England Soccer News conducted an exclusive e-mail interview with the former Boston Breakers and University of Virginia star.
Aug. 5, 2008 ON THE TUBE
U.S.-Norway on MSNBC Wednesday
The U.S. Women’s National Team will kick off their Group G Olympic opener against Norway at the Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Center Stadium at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday (MSNBC and Universal HD, 7:45 a.m. ET).
Aug. 5, 2008 A HUGE TASK
U.S. women must overcome no Wambach
Beijing, China -- No matter what the U.S. women soccer team accomplishes at the Summer Games, its success or failure will be defined by someone who won't play a minute in Beijing.
July 17, 2008 WAMBACH'S REPLACEMENT
Cheney on U.S. women's Olympic roster
Forward Lauren Cheney will replace Abby Wambach on the U.S. Women’s Olympic team after the side's leading goal-scorer broke her leg in the first half of the Americans' 1-0 victory over Brazil in San Diego Wednesday night.
July 16, 2008 WAMBACH OUT
U.S. star to miss Olympics with broken leg
SAN DIEGO, Calif. –The United States road to an Olympic medal just got a little harder. Forward Abby Wambach suffered a mid-shaft oblique fracture of the tibia and fibula, the two bones that make up the lower leg, in a 31st minute collision with a Brazilian defender during the USA’s 1-0 victory Wednesday night and will miss the 2008 Olympics.
July 13, 2008 READY FOR BRAZIL
U.S. faces foe twice before Beijing
After 20 games in six different countries and three U.S. states, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team has two games remaining before the 2008 Olympics. The U.S. team will play a pair of matches against rival Brazil in its final preparations before the Summer Games as the two countries who met in the 2004 Olympic gold medal match square off in Commerce City, Colo. (Sunday 4:00 pm ET—ESPN) and San Diego, Calif. (Wednesday 10:00pm ET --Fox Soccer Channel).
July 5, 2008 SCANDINAVIAN SWEEP
U.S. women blank Sweden, 1-0
Skelleftea, Sweden -- Carli Lloyd connected in the 39th minute and the U.S. Women's National Team's defense made it hold up en route to a 1-0 international friendly victory over Sweden as the Americans completed a sweep of its two Scandinavian matches Saturday.
July 2, 2008 99 AND COUNTING FOR WAMABCH
Hucles scores again in win over Norway
FREDRIKSTAD, Norway– Abby Wambach scored the 99th goal of her career, and three other players added goals as the U.S. Women’s National Team won for the first time ever in Norway, 4-0. Lindsey Tarpley, Carli Lloyd and Angela Hucles also scored for the U.S.
June 21, 2008 PEACE QUEENS
US wins championship game 1-0 over Canada
SUWON, South Korea – The U.S. Women’s National Team won the 2008 Peace Queen Cup with a 1-0 victory over Canada, thanks to Angela Hucles’ fortuitous free kick goal two minutes into second half stoppage time.
June 19, 2008 INCHING TOWARD 100
Wambach strikes twice in U.S. win
Suwon, South Korea -- Abby Wambach moved closer to the coveted 100 international goal mark as she connected twice to lift the U.S. Women's National Team to a 2-0 victory over Italy Thursday afternoon as the Americans advanced to the Peace Queen Cup final.
June 17, 2008 A BIT OF REVENGE
US Women top Brazil 1-0
SUWON, South Korea---The United States picked up a small measure of revenge over Brazil on Tuesday, as Amy Rodriguez scored in the 41st minute for a 1-0 win in 2008 Peace Queen Cup.
June 15, 2008 ABBY STRIKES AGAIN
Wambach hits game-winner for U.S., 2-1
Suwon, South Korea -- Forward Abby Wambach struck for her 96th international goal in the 77th minute as the U.S. Women’s National Team recorded a 2-1 victory over Australia in its opening match of the Peace Queen Cup on a hot, humid Sunday afternoon.
June 12, 2008 NO OLYMPICS
Whitehill tears ACL
SEOUL, South Korea –U.S. Women’s National Team defender Cat Whitehill tore her left anterior cruciate ligament during training in Seoul, South Korea, on June 10, and will miss the 2008 Olympics. The U.S. WNT is in South Korea to compete in the Peace Queen Cup.
June 3, 2008 READY FOR PEACE
Sundhage names 21 to roster
CHICAGO– Former Boston Breakers Angela Hucles and Kate Markgraf were among the 21 players U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Pia Sundhage has named to the roster that will travel to South Korea for the 2008 Peace Queen Cup, being held from July 15-21 in Suwon, South Korea.
May 28, 2008 TOUGH TEAR
Osborne (ACL) won't play in Olympics
CARSON, Calif---U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder Leslie Osborne tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee during training at The Home Depot Center May 22 and is out of running for a spot on the Olympic Team.
May 15, 2008 THE SEND OFF
WMNT to face Brazil twice
CHICAGO — The U.S. Women’s National Team will face Brazil in its final two matches before the 2008 Olympics, starting the two-game set on July 13 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. (4 p.m. ET live on ESPN), before traveling to San Diego, Calif., for a July 16 game at the University of San Diego’s Torero Stadium (10 p.m. ET live on Fox Soccer Channel).
May 11, 2008 A COMING OUT PARTY
Kai steps into the WNT spotlight
The glimpses have been there before. A great run to create space for a teammate. A quick turn to beat a defender. Even a spectacular goal here and there. But Natasha Kai has always been a prospect not quite ready for that regular spot with the U.S. Women’s National Team.
May 10, 2008 A TRI FOR KAI
U.S. rolls over Canada 6-0
WASHINGTON, D.C---Natasha Kai used her head twice and her feet once. Waving her arms at the crowd every time, as she scored three goals to lead the United States to a 6-0 win over Canada Saturday night.
April 27, 2008 SOME HOME COOKING
U.S. women vs. Aussies in Cary Sunday
Cary, N.C. -- The U.S. Women’s National Team has played in three tournaments in as many countries on three continents this year, but will finally get to play matches on home soil as the team enters a three-game series of domestic games, starting against Australia Sunday at 7 p.m. ET.
April 14, 2008 IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL
U.S. women vs. Canada May 10
WASHINGTON, DC---The U.S. Women’s National Team returns to Washington, D.C., for the first time since 2003 to take on Canada Saturday, May 10, at RFK Stadium in preparation for the Beijing Olympics.
April 12, 2008 KICKING CANADA
USWNT wins CONCACAF crown in PKs
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico---The U.S. Women’s National Team got a dramatic overtime free-kick goal from Carli Lloyd before Canada tied the game three minutes from the end, sending the match into a penalty kick shootout where the Americans prevailed 6-5 to win the 2008 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament.
April 8, 2008 A WIN AWAY
U.S can book Beijing ticket Wednesday
The United States women are one win away from earring a berth in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. They will face Costa Rica in the semi-final of the CONCACAF Qualifying tournament on Wednesday at 7pm ET.
April 6, 2008 ONE STEP CLOSER
U.S. women a win away from Olympics
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico -- Natasha Kai scored two goals and Abby Wambach added one in a 3-1 victory over Mexico at the Estadio Olimpico Benito Juarez Sunday. The victory gave the U.S. first place in Group A at the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic qualifying tournament and a semifinal match against Group B runner-up Costa Rica Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET for a berth in the Beijing Olympics.
April 4, 2008 COOL RUNNING
U.S. women rout Jamaica 6-0
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico ---Abby Wambach scored two goals and assisted on another and Lindsey Tarpley had two assists as the United States rolled past Jamaica 6-0 in a CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying match Friday.
March 31, 2008 READY FOR QUALIFYING
Hucles on U.S. women's team
CHICAGO---Former Boston Breaker Angela Hucles was named to the 20-women roster that will be a part of the U.S. Women's National Team as it attempts to qualify for the Beijing Olympics in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
March 21, 2008 THEY'RE NO. 1
U.S. women top FIFA rankings
Thanks to its Algarve Cup triumph earlier this month, the United States moved past world champion Germany into the top slot of FIFA's women's rankings, which were released Friday.
March 20, 2008 FACING THE MATILDAS
USWNT to play in Cary, Birmingham
CHICAGO – The U.S. Women’s National Team will play their first two domestic matches of 2008 against Australia, taking on the Matildas on April 27 in Cary, N.C., and on May 3 in Birmingham, Ala. The two games will be the first in the United States for new U.S. WNT head coach Pia Sundhage.
March 18, 2008 BACK TO CAMP
U.S. women will get ready for qualifying
CHICAGO – After a victorious run at the 2008 Algarve Cup, the U.S. Women’s National Team return to training camp on Friday, March 21, at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., to begin final preparations for the 2008 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament being held April 2-12 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
March 12, 2008 ANOTHER CUP
US wins Algarve final, 2-1
VILA REAL de SAN ANTONIO, Portugal – The U.S. women sullied Denmark’s tournament-long clean sheet, coming away with a 2-1 win and their sixth Algarve Cup championship Wednesday at Municipal Stadium.
March 10, 2008 ONTO THE FINAL
U.S. women rout Norway, 4-0
Alvor, Portugal -- The U.S. women will play Denmark in an unprecedented sixth Algarve Cup final after they dominated the second half by scoring four times en route to a 4-0 win over Norway Monday.
March 7, 2008 TWO-FOR-TWO
U.S. women win again at Algarve Cup
Alvor, Portugal -- Lindsay Tarpley and Heather O’Reilly struck for goals to spark the United States to a 2-0 victory over Italy Friday for its second consecutive win at the Algarve Cup.
Feb. 9, 2008 RELEASED
Taylor, Weimer out of women's camp
CARSON, Calif—UConn defender Brittany Taylor and North Haven Conn. native Tiffany Weimer were among the players released from U.S. Women's National Team training by coach Pia Sundhage Friday.
Jan. 28, 2008 WOMEN'S MEGA CAMP
UConn's Taylor gets invite
Not wanting to leave any stone unturned as the team continues its preparations for the Olympics, U.S. women's national coach Pia Sundhage will hold what U.S. Soccer called a mega-camp at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. in February.
Jan, 8, 2008 MAKING THE CUT
WNT features youngsters and vets
CARSON, Calif--- After five days of training camp that featured seven on-field practice sessions, including a full-field scrimmage on Monday, Pia Sundhage has named her first tournament roster as head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team. Sundhage chose 20 players who will travel to Foshan, China, on Tuesday in preparation for the 2008 Four Nations Tournament, being held Jan. 16-20 at the Foshan Sports Center.
Jan, 7, 2008 WON'T PLAY IN '08
Lilly sitting out to have baby
Kristine Lilly, captain of the U.S. Women’s National Team for the last three years, will not play for the U.S. Women’s National Team in 2008 as she expecting her first child with husband David Heavey, a firefighter in Brookline, Mass.
Jan. 3, 2008 HONORARY ALL-AMERICA
Lilly to receive NSCAA honor
U.S. Women's National Team forward and Boston resident Kristine Lilly will receive the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's honorary All-America award at the organization's annual convention in Baltimore Saturday, Jan. 19.
Dec. 28, 2007 GETTING THE CALL
27 invited, Lilly still undecided
CHICAGO – U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage has called 27 players to a six-day training camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., that will run from Jan. 3-8, 2008 in the USA’s first action of the new year. Sundhage will then select a 20-player roster to travel to China for the 2008 Four Nations Tournament being held from Jan. 16-20 at the Foshan Sports Center Stadium, in Foshan, China.
Nov. 13, 2007 RARING TO GO
Sundhage is eager to start with WNT
For the first time in its 22-year history, the U.S. Women’s National Team went outside the United States to hire a coach, naming former Sweden international forward Pia Sundhage Tuesday.
Nov. 12, 2007 HISTORIC HIRING
Sweden’s Sundhage to coach U.S. women
In U.S. Soccer's second historic move within three weeks, Swede Pia Sundhage will become the first foreigner to coach the U.S. Women's National Team, according to sources in the American soccer community.
Oct. 22, 2007 HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL
Gulati: Solo to be invited to residency camp
She might have been shunned by her National Team teammates during the final week of the Women's World Cup in China last month. But goalkeeper Hope Solo hasn't been suspended from the team and can play with the side next year, U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati said during a conference call Monday.
Oct. 17, 2007 ANOTHER U.S. WIN
4-0 Shutout over Mexico
PORTLAND, Ore.---Kristine Lilly, Abby Wambach, Natasha Kai and Carli Lloyd each scored as the United States defeated Mexico 4-0 in front of 10,006 fans at PGE Park Wednesday night. It was the second straight win over Mexico for the U.S.
Oct. 13, 2007 MEANINGLESS WIN
U.S. Women defeat Mexico 5-1
ST. LOUIS, Mo.– Two weeks after finishing in third place at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the United States found its offense when it really didn’t matter, defeating Mexico 5-1 in a meaningless exhibition in front of 10,000 at the Edward Jones Dome Saturday night.
Sept. 30, 2007 THIRD BEST
U.S. whips Norway, 4-1 on two by Wambach
Shanghai, China -- OK, now you can call them the third best team nobody has heard of.
After struggling through a good portion of its five first games, the U.S. Women's National Team finally broke loose Sunday, connecting for three goals during a 14-minute span in the second half en route to a 4-1 third-place victory over Norway.
Sept. 30, 2007 UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Ryan wants to return to coach U.S.
Shanghai, China -- With all the speculation on whether U.S. women's coach Greg Ryan would return as coach due to the ongoing controversy, no one bothered to ask him if he wanted to be back and coach the team in next summer's Olympics and beyond.
Sept. 22, 2007 TAKING CHARGE
USA players clear air, clear England hurdle
Tianjin, China -- In a city that has more than its share of air pollution problems, the U.S. Women's National team decided to clear the air about its disappointing performance before it took on England in the Women's World Cup quarterfinals last night.
Sept. 6, 2007 CLUB OF ONE
Lilly only five time World Cupper
Add another milestone to Kristine Lilly’s sterling resume. The 36-year old Boston resident will be playing in her fifth World Cup tournament, the only woman ever to play in that many championships.