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May 18, 2016
WWC REMATCH
Ellis calls in 25 players for U.S.-Japan friendlies

Boston Breakers defender Whitney Engen and Western New York Flash midfielder Samantha Lewis of Hanson, Mass., have been called in to training camp as the U.S. Women’s National Team prepares for two games against Japan.


April 25, 2016
WOUNDED KNEE
Lloyd sidelined 3 to 6 weeks

U.S. women's international midfielder Carli Lloyd suffered a Grade 1 MCL sprain and will miss from three to six weeks with the Houston Dash, the National Women's Soccer League team said Monday.


April 19, 2016
CLEVELAND CONFRONTATION
USWNT to take on Japan again June 5

CHICAGO - The U.S. women's national team will face Japan on June 5 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland as it continues its preparations for the Rio Olympics.


April 14, 2016
DRAWN TOGETHER
USWNT to face New Zealand, France, Colombia in Olympic group play

The United States will face New Zealand, France and Colombia in Group G at the 2016 Olympic women's soccer tournament throughout Brazil from Aug. 3-19.


April 10, 2016
SECOND GLANCE
Johnston completes her brace against Colombia



April 10, 2016
JULIE'S JEWEL
Johnston brace leads US Women past Colombia

CHESTER, Pa.---Julie Johnston scored two goals, both on free kick assists by Tobin Heath, as the U.S. Women’s national team blanked Colombia for the second time in four days, this time taking a 3-0 win Sunday at sold-out Talen
Energy Stadium.


April 6, 2016
THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT
Allie Long's brace helps USA women over Colombia, 7-0

Midfielder Allie Long scored her first two international goals to spark the United States women to a 7-0 win over Colombia in a friendly at Pratt & Whitney Stadium Wednesday night.


April 4, 2016
WORLD CUP REMATCH
USWNT set for Japan in June

CHICAGO -- The U.S. Women's National Team will face Japan at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., at 7 p.m. MT June 2, U.S. Soccer announced Monday. The match will be broadcast on FS1.


April 3, 2016
DUI
Abby Wambach arrested in Portland

Former U.S. women's international standout Abby Wambach was arrested early Sunday on a DUI charge in Portland, Oregon.


March 31, 2016
WANTING EQUAL PAY
U.S. women's team files wage discrimination action against U.S. Soccer

Before meeting its next opponent, the U.S. women's national team has taken on an imposing foe -- U.S. Soccer.

Five players have filed on behalf of the entire team a wage-discrimination action against U.S. Soccer with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


March 22, 2016
FRIENDLY PREPARATION
Ellis names USWNT roster for Colombia matches

CHICAGO -- U.S. Women's National Team coach Jill Ellis has named 23 players for training camp in preparation for friendly matches against Colombia. The USA will train in Orlando, Fla., for six days before meeting the Colombians at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, Conn., at 7 p.m. April 6 (FS1) and at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa., at 2 p.m. ET April 10 (ESPN).


March 9, 2016
SHEBELIEVES IS US
Women's National Team defeats Germany

BOCA RATON, Fla.---First half goals by Alex Morgan and Samatha Mewis led a come from behind United States 2-1 victory over Germany in the inaugural SheBelieves Cup Championship match in front of 13,501 fans at Florida Atlantic University Stadium Wednesday night.


March 6, 2016
SHOW STOPPER
Morgan goal gives U.S. 1-0 win over France

NASHVILLE - A dramatic stoppage-time goal from Alex Morgan lifted the U.S. Women's National Team past France 1-0 at Nissan Stadium Sunday.


March 3, 2016
DUNN DEAL
Seventh goal of year gives USWNT 1-0 win over England

TAMPA, Fla. -- Crystal Dunn scored her seventh goal of the year on a spectacular second half shot, giving the United States Women's National Team a 1-0 win over England in the first game of the SheBelieves Cup at Raymond James Stadium Thursday night,


February 26, 2016
SHEBELIEVES ROSTERS
U.S., England, France Germany teams set

CHICAGO -- Morgan Brian, Crystal Dunn and Hope Solo, who led the U.S. to the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying title this month, were named to the roster for the SheBelieves Cup, considered the top four-nation women's international tournament this year.


February 23, 2016
MAKE IT TWO
USWNT set for Colombia rematch

CHICAGO -- The U.S. Women's National Team will face Colombia at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa., at 2 p.m. ET Sunday, April 10. The teams will also meet at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, Conn., at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday, April 6.


February 21, 2016
GOING FOURTH
USA women capture CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying crown for the 4th time

Morgan Brian quarterbacked the USA to a 2-0 win over Canada and to the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship crown.


February 21, 2016
SHOWING WHO'S THE BOSS AGAIN
USA women capture CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying crown for the 4th time

The United States women won yet another CONCACAF competition Sunday. And the sun also rises.


February 19, 2016
MAKING IT OFFICIAL
USA women do what they have to do, defeat Trinidad to book another trip to the Olympics

Given what the U.S. women's national team brings to the table and to the soccer pitch, qualifying for the Olympics is considered inevitable. That doesn't necessarily meant the team takes its task lightly.


February 19, 2016
TICKET TO RIO
U.S. Women qualify for Olympics

HOUSTON, Texas – The U.S. women qualified for their sixth consecutive Olympic soccer tournament Friday night.

Forward Alex Morgan registered her third career hat-trick and Carli Lloyd and Tobin Heath tallied once to lift the Americans to a 5-0 semifinal win over Trinidad & Tobago in the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship at BBVA Compass Stadium and to book a spot to Rio this summer.


February 18, 2016
AN IMPRESSIVE QUARTET
USWNT's Lloyd, Solo, Johnston, Klingenberg named to 11-player world all-star team

Four United States players were named to the first Women's World XI team, FIFPro announced Thursday.


February 15, 2016
OH WHAT A NIGHT
Crystal Dunn ties USA record, scoring 5 goals in 10-0 win over Puerto Rico in Olympic qualifying

FRISCO, Texas -- Crystal Dunn scored five goals to spark the United States to a 10-0 victory over Puerto Rico to secure the Group A crown in the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship (CWOQ) in Toyota Stadium Monday night.


February 15, 2016
GOING FOR A CLEAN SWEEP
USWNT eye victory, full 9 group points in Olympic qualifying vs. Puerto Rico

FRISCO, Texas -- With one goal secured -- reaching the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship -- the United States has another one to strive for against Puerto Rico Monday night.


February 13, 2016
SURVIVING A TIGHT ONE
USA beats Mexico 1-0 on dramatic Lloyd goal, qualifies for Olympic qualifying semis

FRISCO, Texas -- Carli Lloyd put in a rebound of her saved penalty kick to lift the United States to a hard-fought 1-0 Group triumph over Mexico and into the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship Saturday at Toyota Stadium.


February 13, 2016
NOT SO SECRET WEAPON ANYMORE
But USA women hint they could use that kickoff set piece again or a variation of it

FRISCO, Texas -- Just because the United States has used that surprising set piece on one opening kickoff doesn't necessarily mean they have mothballed it away from the rest of the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship.


February 13, 2016
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS, QUALITY
Mexico coach Cuellar: USA can field two teams in the top 10 of the world

FRISCO, Texas -- The United States women's national team doesn't rebuild, they reload.

Perhaps no one knows this better than the leader of one of the Americans' biggest CONCACAF rivals, Mexico head coach Leonardo Cuellar.


February 10, 2016
LEAVING NO DOUBT
Morgan strikes twice, including 12 seconds into the match, to lift USWNT to 5-0 win over Costa Rica

FRISCO, Texas -- New generation of players, same old national team.

Alex Morgan scored twice, including the fastest goal in CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship (CWOQ) history, to spark the United States to a 5-0 victory over Costa Rica in the opening Group A match for both teams at Toyota Stadium Wednesday night.


February 3, 2016
LABOR HEADACHES
U.S. Soccer sues women's players, says there is a CBA with women's national team players

CHICAGO - U.S. Soccer Wednesday night said it had reluctantly filed a lawsuit in federal court in Chicago to confirm the existence of the current collective bargaining agreement with the Women's National Team Player Association.


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.


January 23, 2016
CARLI CONNECTS
First half hat trick leads USWNT 5-0 over Ireland

SAN DIEGO---Carli Lloyd scored a first half hat trick as the United States Women's National Team cruised to a 5-0 win over Ireland in front of 23,329 fans at Qualcomm Stadium Saturday.


January 12, 2016
BELIEVE IT
U.S. Women's National Team to host four-team tournament

U.S. Soccer will host a four-team international tournament featuring four of the top five women's national teams as England, France and Germany join the U.S. for the SheBelieves Cup March 3-9.


January 11. 2016
THEY'RE ON TOP OF THE WORLD AGAIN
Carli Lloyd named FIFA women's world player of the year; Jill Ellis top coach

ZURICH, Switzerland -- After securing the United States' third FIFA Women's World Cup crown last summer, team captain and midfielder Carli Lloyd and head coach Jill Ellis were feted with the highest honors possible.


January 9, 2016
NEW LEADERS
U.S. Women's National Team changes captains

Midfielder Carli Lloyd and defender Becky Sauerbrunn have been named by coach Jill Ellis as captains of the U.S. Women's National Team.


December 31, 2015
CALLED IN
Engen, McCaffrey to train with U.S. women in January camp

CHICAGO – U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis Friday named 26 players for the first training camp of 2016.


December 16, 2015
BITTERSWEET FAREWELL
Wambach's U.S. career ends with loss to China PR

NEW ORLEANS - China PR put a damper on Abby Wambach's retirement celebration, defeating the US Women's National Team 1-0 Wednesday in front of a record crowd of 32,950 at the Superdome.


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.


December 10, 2015
HIGH PRESS-URE
Press connects for three as WNT romps past T&T

SAN ANTONIO - The U.S. Women's National Team's Victory Tour continued Thursday with a lopsided 6-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago at the Alamodome.


December 10, 2015
FINAL FIVE
Lloyd, Rapinoe, Holiday, Sauerbrunn, Solo up for U.S. Soccer female player of the year

CHICAGO - U.S. Soccer has announced the five nominees for 2015 U.S. Soccer female player of the year Thursday.


December 6, 2015
UNPLAYABLE FIELD
U.S. Soccer cancels USWNT's Victory Tour match in Hawaii

CHICAGO - U.S. Soccer has cancelled the U.S. Women's National Team Victory Tour match scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 6, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, after a determination that the artificial turf surface is not suitable to hold an international soccer match.


December 5, 2015
WOUNDED KNEE
Megan Rapinoe tears ACL, out of Olympic qualifying

CHICAGO - U.S. women's national team and Seattle Reign midfielder Megan Rapinoe, the side's best playmaker, has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee, U.S. Soccer said Saturday.


December 3, 2015
FINAL TUNE-UP
WNT to play Ireland in last match before Olympic qualifying

CHICAGO - The U.S. Women's National Team will open its 2016 schedule against the Republic of Ireland on January 23 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Kickoff will be at 5 p.m. ET.


November 30, 2015
MAKING THE SHORT LIST
Lloyd finalist for FIFA women's player of the year, Ellis for women's coach of the year

It should come as no surprise that Carli Lloyd and Jill Ellis are on the FIFA short list for Player of the Year and Coach of the Year, respectively..


November 24, 2015
CLOSING THE TOUR
Ellis names roster for December friendlies

CHICAGO -- US Women's National Team coach Jill Ellis has named her roster for the team's final four friendly matches of the year.


November 23, 2015
OLYMPIC QUALIFYING FOES
USA women to meet Puerto Rico, Mexico, Costa Rica in the group stage in Frisco in February

MIAMI – The U.S. women's national team will play Puerto Rico, Mexico and Costa Rica in the group stage of qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics at the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship.


November 5, 2015
A HALL OF A SELECTION
NSCAA will induct DiCicco into Its Hall of Fame

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Former U.S. women's national coach Tony DiCicco, one of the most well-known figures in American soccer, will be inducted into the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s Hall of Fame.


October 27, 2015
PLAYING LIKE A GIRL
"Means you're a badass" White House video



October 27, 2015
GOING OUT ON TOP
With World Cup win, Abby Wambach decides to retire

Having finally won the sport's ultimate prize, Abby Wambach has decided to call it a career at the age of 35.

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 22, 2015
WHITE HOUSE INVITE
President Obama to honor world champion USWNT

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Obama will welcome the U.S. women's national team to the White House to honor the team and their victory at the 2015 Women's World Cup next Tuesday.


October 21, 2015
A TIE AND SAYING GOODBYE
U.S. draws Brazil as Boxx plays her last game

SEATTLE - Carli Lloyd scored in the 85th minute to give the United States Women's National Team a 1-1 draw with Brazil in front of a record crowd of 23,603 at CenturyLink Field. The crowd was the largest ever for a WNT match played in the state of Washington.


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 19, 2015
MAKING THE SHORT LIST
Lloyd, Rapinoe, Solo vie for women's world player

Three members of the world champion U.S. women's national team have been named to the short list for the 2015 FIFA women’s world player of the year


October 16, 2015
THE VICTORS PLUS
Seven added to U.S. Women's roster; Breakers McCaffrey gets call

CHICAGO - The 2015 Women's World Cup champions may be on a Victory Tour, but U.S. coach Jill Ellis is using the occasion to look at some other players, as the team heads into matches against Brazil on October 21 in Seattle and October 25 in Orlando.


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 15, 2015
ALOHA
U.S. Women to continue tour in Hawaii



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 17, 2015
IN OVER DRIVE
U.S. motors to 5-0 win over Haiti in Detroit

DETROIT - Carli Lloyd had three goals and Crystal Dunn had a goal and two assists as the U.S. Women's National Team routed Haiti 5-0 in front of 34, 538 at Ford Field.


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).


September 10, 2015
HAITI STEPS IN
Caribbean country replaces Australia on Victory Tour

CHICAGO – Haiti will replace Australia as the opponent for the third and fourth matches of the Victory Tour as the Women’s World Cup champion U.S. Women’s National Team comes to Detroit and Birmingham, Alabama, it was announced Thursday.


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.


August 17, 2015
HANGING 'EM UP
Chalupny announces retirement from international soccer

CHICAGO--Veteran US Women's Natonal Team defender Lori Chalupny will retire at the end of the team's current 10-game World Cup Victory Tour.


August 17, 2015
BEST OF THE BEST
Five from U.S. named to Women's World Cup All-Stars

CHICAGO - Five members of the U.S. Women's National Team have been named to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup All-Star Squad as selected by FIFA's Technical Study Group .


August 16, 2015
TEARING UP THE TICAS
Press, O'Reilly lead U.S. rout of Costa Rica

PITTSBURGH ---Christen Press scored three goals and assisted on another and Heather O'Reilly scored twice as the U.S. Women's National Team routed Costa Rica in front of a crowd of 44,028 at Heinz Field.


August 12, 2015
TEXAS HOLD 'EM
Houston, Frisco to host CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying in February

MIAMI – The CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship 2016 will be played in the United States in the Houston and Dallas metropolitan areas from Feb. 10-26.


August 10, 2015
TWO GAMES ADDED
USWNT to face Brazil in Orlando, Seattle

CHICAGO - U.S. Soccer has announced two more matches for the U.S. Women's National Team on its Victory Tour with the 2015 Women's World Cup champions facing Brazil in Seattle and Orlando in October.


August 5, 2015
REWARDING THE COACH
U.S. women's coach Jill Ellis gets contract extension

CHICAGO - The U.S. Soccer Federation announced Wednesday that it has agreed to a multi-year contract extension with Women's World Cup champion head coach Jill Ellis.


July 31, 2015
HOT TICKETS
More than 20K tickets each sold for USWNT games in Detroit, Birmingham

CHICAGO - On the first day that tickets went on sale to the public for the U.S. Women's National Team's September matches in Detroit and Birmingham, Ala., more than 20,000 tickets have been sold for each venue.


July 21, 2015
MEETING THE MATILDAS
U.S. Women to face Australia twice

CHICAGO -Two more games on the U.S. Women's National Team's World Cup victory tour are set. They will face Australia in matches in Detroit and Birmingham, Alabama in September.


July 10, 2015
A BLIZZARD OF CONFETTI AND LOVE
USA women get a heroine's welcome on a memorable Friday afternoon in NYC

NEW YORK -- Hell certainly did not freeze over when the U.S. women's national team won its record third Women's World Cup last week, but the newly crowned world champions made it snow in the Big Apple in July.

And not just in white, but in red, white and blue


July 10, 2015
CARLI LLOYD: DREAMED OF SCORING FOUR
World Cup star talks on Sirius XM



July 10, 2015
LOOK WHO'S NO. 1
USA women top FIFA rankings

The timing could not have been any better.

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 7, 2015
DOWN THE CANYON OF HEROES
U.S. Women to be feted with New York parade

New York’s Canyon of Heroes has feted kings, popes and presidents, returning military, the Moon astronauts and countless New York sports teams. On Friday, July 10, it will greet the World Cup Champion U.S. Women’s National Team.


July 7, 2015
GOING QUICKLY
USA women's match in Pittsburgh breaks 30K

CHICAGO - More than 30,000 tickets have been sold for the U.S. Women's national team's first post-Women's World Cup match against Costa Rica at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Sunday, Aug. 16.


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.


July 5, 2015
THEY'RE ON TOP OF THE WORLD
American women win their first world championship in 16 years, routing Japan

VANCOUVER -- Brilliant, simply brilliant. There was no other way to describe the United States' 5-2 victory over Japan in the Women's World Cup final on Sunday.


July 5, 2015
SOME SUPERLATIVES
Some interesting stats about Carli Lloyd's, USA's goals

VANCOUVER -- Carli Lloyd’s three goals represent the first multi-goal game for a U.S. player in a World Cup final since Michelle Akers scored two goals against Norway in the USA’s 2-1 win in the 1991 Women's World Cup final in Guanzhou, China in 1991.


July 5, 2015
ON TOP OF THE WORLD
Lloyd's hat-trick powers USA women to their third world championship a 5-2 win over Japan

VANCOUVER -- Brilliant, simply brilliant.

There was no other way to describe the United States' 5-2 victory over Japan in the Women's World Cup final on Sunday.

Ditto and then some for midfielder Carli Lloyd.


July 5, 2015
READY TO END THE DROUGHT
A confident USA team takes on Japan for the Women's World Cup crown

VANCOUVER -- The United States women can end a 16-year drought in the Women's World Cup on Sunday.


July 5, 2015
SHE'S READY
Morgan Brian can play for the USA

VANCOUVER -- Midfielder Morgan Brian is ready to play for the United States in the Women's World Cup final Sunday.


July 4, 2015
IF THE USA WINS ...
... American women will have 10-city victory tour

VANCOUVER -- If the U.S. women hoist the Women's World Cup trophy on Sunday, they will be rewarded with a 10-city victory tour, according to a source.


July 3, 2015
READY TO MAKE SOME MORE HISTORY
USA women to Japan: Bring it on in WWC final

VANCOUVER -- Leave it for the U.S. women's national team to make some history before hopefully making some more history.

For the first time in history, the defending Olympic gold medalists will meet the reigning women's World Cup champions when the USA faces off with Japan at B.C. Place Sunday.


July 2, 2015
SHORTLISTED
Johnson, Lloyd, Rapinoe, Solo award finalists

VANCOUVER -- To the winners go the spoils -- or at least to the finalists at this point.


July 2, 2015
HOT TICKETS
USWNT game in Chattanooga sold out

CHICAGO - The American women haven't won the World Cup, at least not yet, but they will be packing them in after the tournament.


July 1, 2015
REACHING NEW HIGHS
USA-Germany third most watched women's game

VANCOUVER – The U.S. Women’s National Team 2-0 win over Germany on Tuesday was the third most watched women's soccer game ever, drawing an average audience of 8.4 million viewers to FOX, according to fast nationals issued by Nielsen.


June 30, 2015
IN TRIPLICATE
Carli Lloyd continues her virtuoso knockout-round performances by knocking out Germany

MONTREAL -- Few players in the 24-year history of the Women's World Cup has accomplished what Carli Lloyd has in the past nine days.

Three games, three vital goals and three player of the match honors.


June 30, 2015
FINAL-LY
U.S. plays best game, tops Germany to advance

MONTREAL—Carli Lloyd and Kelley O’Hara scored to give the United States a 2-0 win over Germany at Olympic Stadium Tuesday night, sending the second ranked Americans into the final of the World Cup.


June 30, 2015
WHICH ONE WILL BE A KEEPER?
Women's World Cup semifinal pits the 2 best GKs in the Hope Solo (USA) vs. Nadine Angerer (Germany)

MONTREAL -- Tuesday's Women's World Cup semifinals not only pits the two best teams in the world, it also will be a rare confrontation between the two finest goalkeepers on the planet.

For only the sixth time, the USA's Hope Solo and Germany's Nadine Angerer will meet in a game.


June 29, 2015
WATCH PARTY
US-Germany game at Boston City Hall Plaza

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and the Boston Breakers will host a Women’s World Cup viewing party for the U.S. Women’s National Team’s semifinal-round game Tuesday against Germany.


June 28, 2015
THE DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY GETS HARDER
Wambach on Germany: 'In order to get to the final, we're going to have to play almost impeccable soccer'

MONTREAL -- Defeating an improved and up-and-coming China team is one thing. Taking on the top-ranked side in the world is another matter altogether.


June 27, 2015
REACHING NEW HIGHS
Friday's U.S. win 3rd most watched women's game ever

VANCOUVER,---Viewership for Friday's United States 1-0 win over China in the quarterfinal of the Women's World Cup set another high for television viewership, making it the third most watched women's soccer game in U.S. history.


June 26, 2015
BIG STEP
Lloyd's goal lifts USA into Women's World Cup semis

OTTAWA, Ontario -- It's funny how things go sometimes.

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 25, 2015
SOME NEW LIFE
USA women can prove they are for real by playing well in Women's World Cup quarterfinals

OTTAWA, Ontario -- For four games, American soccer fans have waited -- patiently and impatiently -- for the U.S. women's national team to break out of its offensive funk.

And for four games they have been disappointed.


June 24, 2015
AFTER CANADA
U.S. women to play Costa Rica twice in August

CHICAGO - The U.S. women's national team will play its first two post-Women's World Cup matches, hosting Costa Rica twice in August.


June 23, 2015
DECISIONS, DECISIONS
Ellis must decide on who will replace Rapinoe, Holiday vs. China in WWC quarterfinals

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Before the United States faces China in the FIFA Women's World Cup quarterfinals, head coach Jill Ellis has some tough decisions to make as she must find a way to replace half her midfield.


June 22, 2015
GOOD ENOUGH
USA women struggle, get past 10-player Colombia to reach Women's World Cup quarterfinals

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Despite struggling once again and having Abby Wambach miss a penalty kick, the United States booked a spot in the Women's World Cup quarterfinals behind a 2-0 win over shorthanded Colombia Monday night at Commonwealth Stadium.


June 22, 2015
QUARTERFINALS BOUND
Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd score 2nd-half goals to power USA over Colombia in WWC Round of 16

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd scored within a 13-minute span in the second half to lead the United States to a 2-0 win over 10-player Colombia in the Round of 16 of the FIFA Women's World Cup on Monday night.


June 21, 2015
A NOT-SO-GENTLE REMINDER
USA says it will take nothing for granted vs. Colombia after Australia upset Brazil

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Without playing a knockout-round match in the FIFA Women's World Cup, the United States was reminded Sunday how fragile life can be for even the favorites.


June 16, 2015
TOP OF THE HEAP
USA women win Group D with 1-0 win over Nigeria, reach knockout round

VANCOUVER -- The United States booked a spot in the knockout round of the Women's World Cup and won Group D as well, recording a 1-0 win over shorthanded Nigeria in B.C. Place on Tuesday night.


June 13, 2015
VARIOUS SCENARIOS
How USWNT can advance to World Cup knockout round

Here are several scenarios on how the U.S. can advance to the Round of 16 of the Women's World Cup.


June 12, 2015
A HEAD'S UP PLAY
Meghan Klingenberg, the shortest player on the field, heads away sure goal to preserve tie

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- On a team that boasts some of the most impressive firepower among all women's national teams, the United States needed a vital play by defender Meghan Klingenberg to preserve a scoreless draw with Sweden in Group D of the Women's World Cup on Friday night.


June 12, 2015
THE RESPONSE
U.S. Soccer responds to Sen. Blumenthal criticisms of it handling the Hope Solo domestic violence case

The United States Soccer Federation Friday responded in a letter to U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, who sent a letter to U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati.


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 9, 2015
A TALE OF TWO MORGANS
Morgan Brian is savoring her 1st World Cup experience …

WINNIPEG, Manitoba-- As she stood next to the fourth official’s table late in the United States' win over Australia at Winnipeg Stadium Monday night, Morgan Brian took in the moment.


June 9, 2015
A TALE OF TWO MORGANS
... while Alex Morgan savors playing for the 1st time in 66 days

WINNIPEG, Manitobal -- Lost in the excitement of Megan Rapinoe connecting for the insurance score late in the United States' 3-1 triumph over Australia in the Women's World Cup opener was a late substitution.


June 8, 2015
THE SAVIOUR
Hope Solo makes all the important stops, gets all the important superlatives as well

WINNIPEG, Canada -- From the opening kickoff to the final whistle, Hope Solo was fabulous, fantastic and unbelievable.


June 8, 2015
THE GAME-CHANGER
Megan Rapinoe shows she is quite on, on an off night for USA

WINNIPEG, Canada -- Only minutes after the United States defeated Australia in its Women's World Cup opener Monday night, midfielder Megan Rapinoe stood with a framed certificate honoring her as player of the match.


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 8, 2015
SHE'S READY TO PLAY
But don't expect Alex Morgan to be more than a sub as USA women play WWC opener tonight

WINNIPEG, Canada -- Alex Morgan doesn't remember how she suffered a left knee bone bruise that has left her sidelined for two months, but she does know that she's ready to contribute to the U.S. women's effort at the Women's World Cup.


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 30, 2015
SCORELESS SENDOFF
WNT close out WWC tuneup tour with 0-0 draw against South Korea

HARRISON, NJ---If the United States Women’s National Team was looking to inspire confidence going into next month’s World Cup, they didn't do it very well on Saturday as they played to a 0-0 tie with South Korea in front of a sell-out crowd of 26, 467 at Red Bull Arena.


May 27, 2015
NO BETTER TIME
US WNT focused on snapping Women's World Cup drought

NEW YORK – Olympic titles aside, there's been a glaring emptiness for many on the U.S. national women's soccer team: the Women's World Cup title.


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
"OVERWHELMED WITH EMOTION"
USWNT players react to Women's World Cup roster announcement

CHICAGO -- It never gets old, even for a grizzled Women's World Cup and Olympic veteran such as Hope Solo. When the 33-year-old Solo discovered she was on the United States team that will play in Canada this season, she was ecstatic.


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.


April 13, 2015
IT'S D-DAY
Ellis to unveil Women's World Cup roster Tuesday

CHICAGO -- Jill Ellis has made up her mind.

She has put together a 23-player roster for the Women's World Cup and the U.S. head coach will share her final decision with the rest of the world on Tuesday.


April 4, 2015
HAPPY HOMECOMING
Chalupny scores in USWNT win in front of record crowd

ST. LOUIS - The U.S. Women's National Team cruised to a 4-0 victory against New Zealand in its first match on home soil this year In front of a record crowd of 35,817 fans that packed Busch Stadium.


March 20, 2015
LINING UP FOR HOME COOKING
USA roster set for 4 friendlies

U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis has chosen 25 players to train at the National Training Center in Carson, Calif.


March 11, 2015
JOHNSTON, PRESS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
Red Stars score in 2-0 Algarve win over France

FARO, Portugal - The final score should read Chicago Red Stars 2, France 0.


March 10, 2015
USA SET FOR ALGARVE FINAL WITH FRANCE
Out to avenge earlier loss in France

The championship match of the Algarve Cup between the United States and France has been scheduled for the Algarve Stadium in the city of Algarve on Wednesday, March 11.


March 9, 2015
GIVING THEM HOPE
Solo again key to U.S. win at Algarve Cup

LAGOS, Portugal - A 0-0 tie with Iceland in its third Group B game at the Algarve Cup was just enough to send the United States women to a championship match with France in two days.


March 9, 2015
A TIE IS GOOD ENOUGH
USA reaches Algarve Cup finale with 0-0 draw

LAGOS, Portugal - A 0-0 tie with Iceland in its third Group B game at the Algarve Cup was just enough to send the United States women to a championship match with France in two days.


March 6, 2015
ANOTHER WIN AT THE ALGARVE CUP
Second-half goals bring 3-0 win over Swiss

Three second-half goals gave the United States a second win at the Algarve Cup, this time by 3-0 over Switzerland in a game played at Vila Real de San Antonio in Portugal.


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.


Feb. 21, 2015
GETTING SOME HOPE
Hope Solo reinstated to USWNT roster for Algarve Cup

The U.S. Women's National Team now has hope, as in Hope Solo.


February 16, 2015
REV UP THOSE NASCAR ENGINES
Wambach, O'Hara, Rampone to wave green flag at Daytona

The U.S. Women's National Team has been chosen as the Honorary Starter of the 57th Annual Daytona 500


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 30, 2015
THEY HAVE DATES IN EUROPE
24 named to first USWNT of 2015

CHICAGO - U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named 24 players to take part in a 13-day trip to Europe


January 26, 2015
HOPE FOR HOPE
Gulati sees circumstance where Solo won't be on World Cup team

U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati admitted that he does imagine a circumstance in which goalkeeper Hope Solo won't be on the U.S. women's national team for this summer's Women's World Cup.


January 26, 2015
IT WILL BE A BIG SEND-OFF
USA prepares for Women's World Cup

CHICAGO - The U.S. Women's National Team will play 10 matches prior to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, including four across the United States in April and May.


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.


January 12, 2015
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE CUP
Wambach: If USA has to play on turf at Women's World Cup, it should focus itself on winning it

Abby Wambach still has fleeting hopes that FIFA will change its stance on using artificial turf at this summer's World Cup. But there comes a time where the United States team has to put the playing surface on the back-burner and concern itself with the competition itself.


January 2, 2015
ELLIS CALLS 29 TO JANUARY CAMP
Beginning of run to World Cup

CHICAGO – U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named 29 players for a 21-day training camp,


December 21, 2014
WHEN 0-0 EQUALS A LOSS
Tie gives Brazil tournament title over USA

BRASILIA, Brazil – Playing in steady rain on a saturated pitch, the U.S. Women’s National Team tied Brazil 0-0 in the championship match of the 2014 International Tournament of Brasilia,


December 18, 2014
U.S. WIN BELONGS TO LLOYD, PRESS
7 goals between them routs Argentina

BRASILIA, Brazil - The U.S. Women's National Team needed to win big to put itself in position to potentially advance to the final of the 2014 International Tournament of Brasilia, and its offense came through.


December 14, 2014
MARTA 3, USA 2
Brazil star leads the way

BRASILIA, Brazil – Despite taking an early two-goal lead, the U.S. Women’s National Team lost 3-2 to Marta and Brazil


December 10, 2014
FIT TO BE TIED
Lloyd scores lone goal in U.S. 1-1 draw with China

BRASILIA, Brazil – The U.S. Women’s National Team tied China PR 1-1 in its first match of the International Tournament of Brasilia.


December 6, 2014
IT'S A HOLIDAY FOR LAUREN
Midfielder is U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of year

CHICAGO - Midfielder Lauren Holiday has been voted the 2014 U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year.


December 6, 2014
THE GROUP OF DEATH
USA women face first-round challenges vs. tough foes at Women's World Cup

The United States might be the top-ranked women's team in the world, but they will have their work cut out for them in the group stage of next year's FIFA Women's World Cup.


December 5, 2014
HEADING FOR BRAZIL
U.S. women have one last tournament in 2014

CHICAGO - U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named 24 players to travel to Brazil for the International Tournament of Brasilia,


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 24, 2014
TURN OF THE THIRD CENTURY
Rampone set to play in 300th international match

CHESTER, Pa. -- U.S. women's national team captain Christie Rampone is set to earn her 300th cap should she play against Mexico in Friday night's semifinal of the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship against Mexico at PPL Park.


October 24, 2014
NEVER AGAIN
USA women remember crushing 2-1 defeat to Mexico in 2011 WWC qualifying, to use it as motivation

CHESTER, Pa. -- That memory -- some might call it a black eye -- is ingrained in the memories of U.S. women's national team veterans Christie Rampone and Carli Lloyd forever.


October 21, 2014
SEMIFINAL MATCH-UPS
USA vs. Mexico in CONCACAF women's semis, after Costa Rica meets Jamaica

CONCACAF Thursday night announced the matchups and schedule for the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. Friday.


October 20, 2014
MAKING IT COUNT
U.S. rolls past Haiti, knows importance of Friday’s semi-final

WASHINGTON, DC---Abby Wambach has been through these rounds of qualifying before. As the veteran leader of the U.S. Women’s National Team, she understands the CONCACAF Tournament is part of the process to getting toward the World Cup, no matter how easy it may seem.


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


October 15, 2014
JUST ENOUGH
Mediocre USA gets past resolute Trinidad in Women's World Cup qualifying opener

KANSAS CITY, Kansas – As expected, the United States not only defeated Trinidad & Tobago in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship Wednesday night but the Americans shut out their foes as well.


October 15, 2014
NOT WANTING TO REPEAT HISTORY
USA wants to avoid long road to WWC of 4 years ago

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- She might not have been around in 2010, but U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis does not want to see history come close to repeating itself during the CONCACAF Women's Championship.


October 15, 2014
CONCACAF WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP
Complete schedule

Here's the complete schedule for the CONCACAF Women's Championship


October 6, 2014
WHAT ABOUT THE GRASS?
CONCACAF games to be played on the real stuff, not so 2015 World Cup

U.S. Women’s National Team coach Jill Ellis says the recent challenge to using artificial turf for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada won’t affect her or the team’s preparations for CONCACAF qualifying.


October 6, 2014
ELLIS NAMES TEAM FOR CONCACAF TOURNAMENT
20 players called for World Cup qualifierrs

CHICAGO - U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named 20 players to the roster for the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship that will be contested from Oct. 15-26 in four U.S. cities.


October 1, 2014
U.S. WOMEN SET FOR BRAZIL
Ending 2014 vs. Brazil, Argentina, China

CHICAGO - The U.S. Women's National Team will travel to Brazil in December for a four-team international tournament featuring host Brazil, China and Argentina.


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.


September 5, 2014
QUALIFYING FOES
USWNT to play Trinidad, Guatemala and Haiti in group stage of CONCACAF WWC qualifiers

CHICAGO – The U.S. Women’s National Team has been drawn into Group A for the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship where it will face Trinidad & Tobago, Guatemala and Haiti in first-round play.


August 29, 2014
HEADING TO SUMMER CAMP
Ellis calls up 28 players

CHICAGO - U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named 28 players for a training camp prior to two matches against Mexico,


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.


August 12, 2014
ELLIS PICKS HER TEAM
19 players set for Switzerland

CHICAGO - U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named 19 players for the game with Switzerland on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.


August 11, 2014
TWO MORE TIMES - USA VS. MEXICO
Last games before CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

The U.S. Women's National Team will play Mexico at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah on Sept. 13, and on Sept. 18 at Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester, N.Y.


July 24, 2014
HOSTING THE CHAMPIONSHIP
CONCACAF Women's Tournament in 4 MLS stadia

CHICAGO - The 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship, which will qualify three teams for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada, will be played in four MLS stadiums


July 16, 2014
SWISS INVASION
To meet U.S. women on Aug. 20

CHICAGO - The U.S. Women's National Team will face Switzerland on Wednesday, Aug. 20,


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.


June 2, 2014
U.S. WOMEN PREPARING FOR FRANCE
26 players called for duty

CHICAGO - U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named 26 players to the training camp roster in preparation for two games against France


May 27, 2014
GUSTAVSSON JOINS ELLIS' STAFF
Former assistant brought back to USWNT

CHICAGO - Tony Gustavsson has been named assistant coach for the.U.S. Women's National Team by head coach Jill Ellis.


May 16, 2014
THE MISSION:
For Ellis, it's World Cup or bust

Given the enormity of the task at hand, U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati put the challenge facing new U.S. women's national coach Jill Ellis into eight simple words.


May 16, 2015
USA TO HOST CONCACAF'S BEST
Dates, sites TBA for World Cup qualifier

The United States will host the CONCACAF Women’s Championship 2014,


May 16, 2014
ELLIS IS THE ONE
Long-time assistant gets call to lead National Team

Jill Ellis has been named the eighth head coach in U.S. Women's National Team history.


May 16, 2014
A NEW COACH?
Gulati expected to name new U.S. women's boss in conference call today

U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati Friday is expected to name a new coach of the U.S. women's national team to replace Tom Sermanni, who was fired in April.


May 8, 2014
LATE LEROUX LIGHTNING
Lifts U.S. Women to 1-1 draw with Canada

WINNIPEG, Canada - Sydney Leroux scored a clutch 78th-minute equalizer as the US Women’s National Team came from behind to draw Canada 1-1 at Investors Group Field, one of six venues for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.


May 7, 2014
CLASHING IN CANADA
US women to meet old rivals for 56th time

The U.S. Women's National Team will meet Canada on Thursday, May 8 at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, one of the six venues that will be used for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.


May 5, 2014
U.S. WOMEN TO HOST FRANCE
June Games in Tampa, E. Hartford, Conn.

The U.S. Women's National Team will face France in a pair of summer friendlies, Saturday, June 14 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. and Thursday, June 19 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn.


April 30, 2014
ANSWERING THE CALL
NWSL players fill U.S. roster for game in Canada

CHICAGO - Interim head coach Jill Ellis has named 22 players to the U.S. Women's National Team roster that will travel to Winnipeg, Canada, for a May 8 match between the CONCACAF rivals.


April 20, 2014
ON SERMANNI'S DISMISSAL
Rampone: 'His philosophy was very different'


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 19, 2014
DECISION SOON
U.S. Soccer hopes to have women's coach by mid-May

U.S. Soccer plans to have a new head coach for the Women's National Team in place by mid-May.


April 10, 2014
CARLI’S BRACE
Lloyd, Leroux lead USWNT 3-0 over China

SAN DIEGO---Carli Lloyd scored two goals and Sydney Leroux added another as the U.S. Women’s National Team defeated China 3-0 in front of 12,857 fans at Qualcomm Stadium Thursday night.


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 6, 2014
THE FIRING LINE
Sermanni bounced as U.S. women's coach

Tom Sermanni was fired as coach of the U.S. Women's National Team.

U.S. Soccer made the announcement late Sunday night, after the Americans defeated China in an international friendly, 2-0, earlier in the day.


April 6, 2014
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH
Holiday, Rapinoe score in 2-0 USWNT win over China

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - Lauren Holiday scored an unassisted goal in the first half and Megan Rapinoe followed with a second-half goal off a direct free kick as the U.S. Women's National Team defeated China PR 2-0 in front of 14,903 fans at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.


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 12, 2014
USWNT FINISHES ALGARVE WITH WIN
Wambach's 2 goals lead 3-0 victory for 7th place

PARCHAL, Portugal – The U.S. Women’s National Team won its final game of the 2014 Algarve Cup, taking seventh place in the tournament with a 3-0 victory against Korea DPR on two goals from Abby Wambach and a late clincher from Heather O’Reilly.


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.


March 7, 2014
NO CHAMPIONSHIP THIS TIME
USWNT loses to Sweden, fails to reach Algarve Cup final

ALBUFEIRA, Portugal – For the second straight match at the Algarve Cup, the U.S. Women’s National Team dominated in possession and scoring chances, but fell short in a 1-0 loss to Sweden that knocked the USA out of contention for a place in the championship game of the tournament.



March 5, 2014
FIT TO BE TIED
Leroux has lone goal in 1-1 tie with Japan

PARCHAL, Portugal - The U.S. Women's National Team did enough to win, but had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Japan in the first Group B match for both teams at the 2014 Algarve Cup.


February 24, 2014
ALGARVE BOUND
Sermanni names roster to face Japan, Sweden and Denmark in Portugal

CHICAGO – US Women’s National Team coach Tom Sermanni has selected the 24-player roster for next month’s Algarve Cup tournament in Portugal.


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 10, 2014
WEATHER WINS OUT
USWNT game in Atlanta postponed

ATLANTA---The U.S. Women's National Team's match against Russia scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 12, has been postponed because of inclement weather in the Atlanta area.


February 10, 2014
RIGHT WHERE THEY LEFT OFF
U.S. Women off to good start

Just two games into their 2014 schedule, the U.S. Women’s National Team find themselves picking right up where they off in 2013.


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.


February 5, 2014
ALGARVE FOES
USA women to face Japan, Sweden, Denmark

CHICAGO - The U.S. women will face world powers Japan, Sweden and Denmark in Group B at the annual Algarve Cup in Portugal from March 5-12.


January 31, 2014
THE BIG 4-0
US Women extend unbeaten run to 40 with win over Canada

FRISCO, Tex—Canadian-born Syndey Leroux scored the only goal to give the United States Women’s National Team a 1-0 victory over Canada in at Toyota Stadium Friday night. The crowd of 20,862 was the largest to see the USWNT on U.S. soil since 2003.


January 26, 2014
OPENING ACT
With NSCAA speech, Lilly could be preparing for Hall induction

Kristine Lilly has never liked giving speeches. But over the years she's gotten better at them. She's even managed to give an entire speech in front of her former North Carolina and U.S. National Team coach Anson Dorrance.


January 24, 2014
TRAVEL TEAM
Sermanni selects 24 for three-game southern swing

CHICAGO-- U.S. Women's National Team head coach Tom Sermanni has named a roster of 24 players for a three-game, three-week road trip to open the USA’s 2014 schedule.


January 15, 2014
GEORGIA ON THEIR MIND
U.S. Women to face Russia in Atlanta

CHICAGO - The U.S. Women's National Team will face Russia for a second time in a span of four days when both teams travel to Atlanta for a game at the Georgia Dome on Wednesday, Feb. 12.


January 6, 2014
BOCA BOUND
U.S. Women to face Russia in Florida

CHICAGO - The U.S. Women's National Team will face Russia on Saturday, Feb. 8, at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla., with a kickoff set for 3:30 p.m. ET.


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.


December 19, 2013
ALL-TIME BEST XI
Wambach, Hamm, Akers, Fawcett, Lilly lead U.S. Soccer's all-time women's national team

U.S. Soccer's All-Time Women's National Team Best XI was revealed Thursday as the Federation wraps up the celebration of its Centennial anniversary in 2013. The All-Time Men's National Team Best XI will be unveiled on Friday


December 18, 2013
BEST MOMENT EVER
Fans vote Wambach OT goal as No. 1 U.S. Soccer moment

Abby Wambach's dramatic and stunning goal against Brazil in the 2011 Women's World Cup quarterfinal has defeated all other challengers to win the best moment of U.S. Soccer: #100Years Edition.


December 9, 2013
VYING FOR A REPEAT
Wambach finalist for FIFA women's world player again

United States striker Abby Wambach, Brazil forward Marta and Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer have been named finalists for the FIFA Women's World Player of the Award.


November 25, 2013
LAST CAMP
US Women bring in 31 players to close out the year

CHICAGO – U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Tom Sermanni has called up 31 players for a training camp running from Dec. 3-15 at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center in Carson, Calif.


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


November 10, 2013
UNBEATEN CAMPAIGN
U.S. Women close year with 4-1 win over Brazil

ORLANDO—Sydney Leroux scored two goals to help the U.S. Women’s National Team defeat Brazil 4-1 in front of 20,274 spectators at the Florida Citrus Bowl to wrap up the 2013 campaign with an unbeaten 13-0-3 record.


November 5, 2013
SOME NEW FACES
Youngsters may get a look when US Women face Brazil

CHICAGO - Some new faces may get a chance to face Brazil when the U.S. Women’s National Team plays its last game of 2013 at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando on November 10


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.


October 1, 2013
25 IN THE POOL
Sermanni selects USWNT roster for October games

CHICAGO - U.S. Women's National Team head coach Tom Sermanni has named a roster of 25 players who will be in with the U.S. WNT over various periods from Oct. 15-30.


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 16, 2013
MEETING THE MATILDAS
USWNT to face Australia in San Antonio

CHICAGO - The U.S. Women's National Team will face Australia on Sunday, Oct. 20, in San Antonio, Texas, marking the first time U.S. coach Tom Sermanni will face his former team.


September 3, 2013
OVERPOWERING
US Women unstoppable against Mexico

WASHINGTON, DC.---The lineup U.S. Women's National Team Coach Tom Sermanni put on the field Tuesday night wasn't even the best one he could have utilized.


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 29, 2013
ROSTER REPLACEMENT
DiBernardo called to U.S. Women's National Team

CHICAGO – University of Illinois Senior midfielder Vanessa DiBernardo was called up to replace injured Megan Rapinoe on the U.S. Women’s National Team for Team USA’s Sept. 3 match against Mexico at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C


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.


June 21, 2013
LOOKING TOWARD THE FUTURE
Wambach hopes Morgan will break her record

HARRISON, N.J. -- Leave it to Abby Wambach to deflect some of the glory that she had rightfully earned on Thursday night.


June 20, 2013
GIVING ABBY HER DUE
Mia: “I'm just so proud of her. Just watching those 4 goals, that's what she's all about.”

HARRISON, N.J. -- Mia Hamm congratulated former teammate Abby Wambach after the U.S. international striker broke her all-time scoring record of 158 goals at Red Bull Arena on Thursday night.


June 20, 2013
THE NEW QUEEN OF GOALS
Wambach connects for four goals in opening half to move past Mia with 160 goals

HARRISON, N.J. -- Women's soccer has a new scoring queen. In less than a half an hour, Abby Wambach eclipsed Mia Hamm's scoring record at Red Bull Arena, ramming home four first-half goals against the Korea Republic en route to a 5-0 international friendly victory on Thursday night.


June 17, 2013
THERE'S ALWAYS HOPE
Playing for the 1st time since February, Solo says there's plenty of room for improvement

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- She is considered the best goalkeeper in the world.

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.


June 15, 2013
GETTING CLOSER
Wambach's stoppage-time penalty moves her within 2 goals of Hamm's scoring record

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- U.S. striker Abby Wambach moved with two goals of Mia Hamm on the all-time international scoring list by converting a stoppage-time penalty kick in the 4-1 triumph over South Korea on Saturday night.


June 14, 2013
RESUMING HER QUEST
Wambach, 3 away from Hamm's record of 158 goals, and U.S. to host Korea on Saturday

U.S. striker Abby Wambach continues her quest to surpass Mia Hamm as the all-time women's goal-scorer as the United States hosts the Korea Republic in the first of two international matches this weekend.


June 5, 2013
SOME HOPE FOR U.S. WOMEN
Solo named to USWNT for Korean matches

CHICAGO--- Veteran goalkeeper Hope Solo will make her return to the U.S. Women's National Team for the first time since February after recovering from shoulder surgery.


June 2, 2013
SECOND-HALF SURGE
USA women score 3 times in the final 23 minutes to register 3-0 win over Canada

TORONTO -- The U.S. Women's National Team rebounded from a lackluster first half to strike three times after the break en route to a 3-0 victory against Canada in front of a sold-out crowd of 22,453 fans on Sunday night.


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.


May 3, 2013
HEADING EAST
USWNT schedules pair of East Coast matches; will be at Gillette Stadium June 20

CHICAGO - The U.S. Women's National Team will play the Korea Republic in a pair of June friendlies, June 15 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., and June 20 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ.


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.


March 21, 2013
RETURN TO EUROPE
USWNT calls 23 for games with Germany, Holland

CHICAGO - Twenty of the 23 players who were in Portugal for the U.S. Women’s Natonal Team recent victory in the Algarve Cup are in the roster for a pair of upcoming friendlies against Germany and Netherlands.


March 14, 2013
HANGING THEM UP
Heather Mitts retires, joins Union broadcast crew

Heather Mitts, one of just three women’s soccer players to win three Olympic gold medals, has announced her retirement from club and country. She will be joining the Philadelphia Union's broadcast team as a Pre Game and Sideline Reporter.



ANOTHER ALGARVE
Alex Morgan brace leads U.S. over Germany 2-0

FARO, Portigal---Alex Morgan scored two goals and just missed out on a third, as the United States Women's National Team defeated Germany in the Algarve Cup final 2-0 on Wednesday at Algarve Stadium.


March 12, 2013
INJURIES PILING UP
Broken shoulder bone shelves Carli Lloyd 6-8 weeks

The U.S. Women's National Team just can't catch a break these days.

On second thought, the Americans are catching the wrong type of breaks.


March 11, 2013
FINAL BOUND
USA women tie Sweden, reach Algarve final

LAGOS, Portugal -- Alex Morgan's goal in the 56th minute lifted the United States to a 1-1 draw with Sweden and into the Algarve Cup final on Monday.


March 8, 2013
GOING (WITHOUT) SOLO
U.S. goalkeeper sidelined from 3-4 months

Don't count on Hope Solo saving the U.S. Women's National Team or the Seattle Reign any time soon.

Solo is expected to be sidelined from three to four weeks after undergoing surgery Thursday to repair torn cartilage in her left wrist, U.S. Soccer announced on Friday.


March 8, 2013
NO WAMBACH, NO PROBLEM
USA women rout China at Algarve Cup

ALBUFEIRA, Portugal -- Even without Abby Wambach in the starting lineup, the U.S. women have proven to be a dangerous side.


March 7, 2013
TOUGH BREAK
U.S. keeper Jill Loyden breaks bone in training, could miss 3 months

U.S. National Team goalkeeper Jill Loyden suffered a broken bone in her left hand during training at the Algarve Cup in Portugal on Thursday and will be sidelined for up to three months.


March 6, 2013
IT'S ABOUT THE CUP ...
... not about breaking any scoring records, Abby Wambach says

ALBUFEIRA, Portugal -- If she is wondering about passing Mia Hamm on the all-time goal-scoring list, it certainly isn't on the mind of Abby Wambach.


March 6, 2013
NO DAY OFF FOR BUEHLER
Defender captains U.S., scores in her 100th cap

ALBUFEIRA, Portugal -- How appropriate.

Defender Rachel Buehler returned to where it all began on Wednesday.


March 6, 2013
GETTING CLOSER
Wambach (154 goals) moves 4 behind Hamm's record as she scores in U.S.'s 3-0 Algarve win

ALBUFEIRA, Portugal -- For Abby Wambach, it's 154 goals down, four to go before she ties Mia Hamm.


February 21, 2013
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
U.S. women on PPV at Algarve Cup

HOBOKEN, NJ---Integrated Sports Media will be delivering the action from all of the U.S. women's National Team games at the Algarve Cup in Portugal.


February 21, 2013
THERE'S NO HOPE
Solo (wrist injury) won't play for USA women in Algarve Cup

The U.S. Women's National Team will get its first big test of the year in the Algarve Cup, and it won't be just from the opposition.


February 21, 2013
GOING DUTCH
U.S. women to play at Netherlands on April 9

CHICAGO---The U.S. Women’s National Team will face the Netherlands in The Hague at Kyocera Stadium, home of ADO Den Haag of Dutch Eredivisie, on Tuesday, April 9, U.S. Soccer announced on Thursday.


February 20, 2013
ALGARVE ON TV
USWNT Games will be carried on PPV

All four of the United States Women's National Team games during the upcoming Algarve Cup will be carried on pay-per-view, New England Soccer News has learned.


February 19, 2013
FRIENDLY OR UNFRIENDLY?
Canadian women to host USA in Toronto on June 2

CHICAGO---In their first game since that epic Olympic semifinal encounter at the 2012 London Summer Games, Canada will host the United States women in an international friendly at BMO Field in Toronto on Sunday, June 2.


February 14, 2013
GETTING CLOSER
Wambach celebrates 200th cap with 153rd goal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – T-minus five goals and counting.

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 10, 2013
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
Press, rewarded for 'great week in training,' enjoys a dream U.s. debut

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Tom Sermanni could not have asked for a better debut as U.S. women's national coach.


February 10, 2013
BOXX'S POWER PLAY
Sermanni helped Boxx prove herself and earn her way into U.S. WNT in 2003

No one ever had to convince new U.S. women's national team coach Tom Sermanni about the importance of the fledgling National Women's Soccer League.


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.


January 7, 2013
NO PROBLEM
Hamm expects Wambach to break her record:

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Outside of Abby Wambach's friends and family, no one was prouder of the U.S. striker winning the FIFA women's world player of the year than Mia Hamm.


January 7, 2013
USA SWEEP
Wambach named FIFA women's player of year, Sundhage selected top coach

ZURICH, Switzerland -- The United States cleaned up at the FIFA Gala Awards ceremony on Monday, as striker Abby Wambach was named women's player of the year and former USA coach Pia Sundhage was selected as women's coach of the year.


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 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 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 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 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


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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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.


December 23, 2011
STILL NO. 1
US Women finish atop FIFA Rankings

The United States finished 2011 atop the FIFA world women's rankings, the organization announced on Friday.


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.


December 20, 2011
MY DEAR, ABBY!
Wambach named AP athlete of the year

Abby Wambach accomplished something on Tuesday that neither Mia Hamm, Michelle Akers or Landon Donovan had been able to do.

She became the first soccer player -- man or woman -- to be named athlete of the year by the Associated Press.


December 19, 2011
WORLD CUP FINAL REMATCH
U.S. vs. Japan women in Algarve Cup

The U.S. women have been placed in Group B at the annual Algarve Cup in Portugal, where they will face Denmark, Norway and Japan during the tournament that will run from Feb. 29 through March 7.


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).


October 26, 2011
BACK TO BUSINESS
WNT Olympic Qualifying schedule announced

The Women’s World Cup now far behind them, the U.S. Women’s National Team will begin qualifying for the 2012 Olympic Games against the Dominican Republic January 20 at BC Place in Vancouver.


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 19, 2011
GOAL OF THE WEEK
Cheney scores against France

Lauren Cheney’s goal for the United States in their 3-1 win over France has been named the New England Soccer News Goal of the Week for the week ending July 17.


July 18, 2011
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Cheney shines at World Cup

Lauren Cheney is the New England Soccer News Player of the Week for the week ending July 17.


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
INCREDIBLE SUPPORT
U.S. players appreciate groundswell

It seems everyone has jumped on the U.S. Women’s National Team bandwagon.


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 15, 2011
GOLDEN BALL FINALISTS
Solo, Cheney, Wambach are among dozen

Three American players -- goalkeeper Hope Solo, midfielder Lauren Cheney and striker Abby Wambach -- were among a dozen players who were nominated for the Golden Ball at the Women's World Cup in Germany.


July 15, 2011
AN AMERICAN IN THE MIDDLE
Seitz to officiate WWC third-place match

American Kari Seitz will officiate the Sweden-France third-place match at the Women's World Cup and Marlene Duffy and Veronica Perez will be the assistant referees.


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 14, 2011
PIA FOCUSES ON CREATIVITY
Says U.S. transition game key to winning Cup

For the United States to win the World Cup, the greatest challenge in facing Japan in Sunday’s game will be in the transition game, to be more unpredictable, to not be quite so eager to the attack according to the team’s coach Pia Sundhage.


July 14, 2011
TALKING ABOUT GENERATIONS
Wambach pays homage to previous one

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany — With the United States reaching the Women’s World Cup final for the first time in 12 years, there are obvious comparisons between this year’s team and the 1999 championship side.


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 13, 2011
A DANDY DOZEN
U.S. women unbeaten (11-0-1) vs. France

The United States and France have met 12 times in international play with the Americans enjoying an overwhelming 11-0-1 advantage since the two teams met for the first time in 1988.


July 13, 2011
ABOUT THE FRENCH
Background on the U.S.'s semifinal foes

Here are some things you should know about France, which will play the United States in the Women's World Cup semifinals at noon on Wednesday (ESPN).


July 13, 2011
TAKING IT FROM THE TOP
Rampone: U.S. needs to set the tempo of the game early vs. France

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany -- The United States can't afford to take its time in establishing itself against France in the Women's World Cup semifinal, says team captain Christie Rampone.


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 9, 2011
FAMILIAR FOES
U.S., Brazil women face off yet again in knockout round

WOLFSBURG, Germany -- It just wouldn’t be a Women’s World Cup or an Olympics game without a United States-Brazil confrontation in the knockout rounds.


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).


July 5, 2011
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Cheney helps U.S. to two wins

U.S. Women’s National Team forward Lauren Cheney has been named the New England Soccer News Player of the Week for the week ending July 4.


July 2, 2011
TWO UNIQUE CELEBRATIONS
U.S. women show their creativeness

HEIDELBERG, Germany -- You have to give the United States a lot of credit.

The Americans not only dominated Colombia in their 3-0 Group C win in the Women's World Cup on Saturday, but they did some unique goal celebrations as well.


July 2, 2011
SHE'S NOT WORRIED
Wambach not concerned she isn't scoring

HEIDELBERG, Germany -- What's up with Abby Wambach?

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.


July 1, 2011
“FLASHES OF BRILLIANCE”
Rodriguez still looking for consistency with WNT

Last season, only two players in women’s Professional Soccer scored more goals than Amy Rodriguez. One was the world’s best player, Marta. The other is now her linemate on the U.S. National Team, Abby Wambach.

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 28, 2011
SOLID START
US opens World Cup with 2-0 win over North Korea

DRESDEN—It wasn’t a dominant performance by any means, but the result was all the U.S. women could have hoped for – a 2-0 win over North Korea to open Women’s World Cup Group C play Tuesday at Rudolf-Harbig Stadion.


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
AIRBORNE ABBY
Wambach takes flight against Mexico (photo)



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.


June 2, 2011
NOT AGAIN!
Injuries threaten Mitts’s Women’s World Cup debut

You can’t blame Heather Mitts for thinking she might be the object of a World Cup jinx. Even though she has been a stalwart of the U.S. Women’s National team since 2004, she has yet to play in the World Cup.


June 1, 2011
INJURY SUBSTITUTION
O'Hara replaces Tarpley on WWC team

CHICAGO---Boston Breakers midfielder Kelley O’Hara was on Wednesday named to the U.S. roster for the Women’s World Cup in Germany later this month.


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 18, 2011
GAINING MOMENTUM
WNT World Cup tuneup continues with 2-0 win over Japan

CARY, NC----Amy Rodriguez and Heather O’Reilly each scored for the United States in a 2-0 win over Japan at SAS Soccer Park on Wednesday.


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 14, 2011
THE SEND-OFF MATCH
U.S. vs. Mexico at RBA on June 5

HARRISON, N.J. – The U.S. Women's National Team will play their Women’s World Cup send-off match against Mexico at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. on June 5 at 2 p.m. (ESPN2, Univision).


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 9, 2011
RALLY CAPS
U.S. women come from behind to capture Algarve Cup

FARO, Portugal – Sky Blue FC midfielder Heather O'Reilly scored the game-winner as the U.S. Women overcame a one-goal deficit to register a 4-2 victory over Iceland and win their eighth Algarve Cup championship on Wednesday.


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.


February 7, 2011
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
U.S. women to play in England for the 1st time on April 2

Incredible as it may sound, but the U.S. Women's National Team has never played a game in England.

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 25, 2011
NATIONS’ BEST
USA blanks China to win Four Nations tourney

CHONGQING, China – The U.S. Women’s National Team got goals from Carli Lloyd and Amy Rodriguez to defeat host China PR 2-0 and win the 2011 Four Nations Tournament.


January 23, 2011
BOUNCING BACK
U.S. women stop Canada in Four Nations

CHONGQING, China – The U.S. Women’s National Team moved back into title contention at the Four Nations tournament with a 2-1 victory against Canada on Sunday.


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.


January 14, 2011
FOUR NATIONS ROSTER
Sundhage names 23 – Wambach out with injury

CHICAGO – U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Pia Sundhage named her 23-person roster for the 2011 Four Nations Tournament, January 21-25 at the Yongchuan Sports Center in Chongqing, China.


January 6, 2011
APRIL RETURNS
Heinrichs named U.S. women's technical director, Ellis development director

CHICAGO – U.S. Soccer on Thursday appointed former U.S. national coach April Heinrichs as the technical director and Jill Ellis as the development director for the U.S. Women's National Teams.


January 5, 2011
LOOKING BACK
Some of Lilly's incredible accomplishments

Here's a quick look at some of Kristine Lilly's accomplishments:


January 5, 2011
END OF AN ERA
After a record 352 international matches, Lilly retires at 39

There will be no sixth Women's World Cup for Kristine Lilly.

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.


December 6, 2010
FIFA FINALIST
Sundhage up for women's coach of year

U.S. women’s national coach Pia Sundhage has been named a finalist for the FIFA women's world coach of the year.


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 26, 2010
ON THE BRINK
U.S. Women face final WCQ showdown with Italy on Saturday

With a trip to the World Cup in Germany on the line, the U.S. Women’s National Team faces Italy on Saturday at 2:00 pm ET at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill.


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 5, 2010
CALAMITY IN CANCUN
U.S. Women stunned by Mexico, 2-1

CANCUN, Mexico—For the first time ever, the United States Women’s will not be one of the two teams advancing to the Women’s World Cup from the CONCACAF qualifying tournament.


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 28, 2010
DOMINANT WIN
U.S. rolls past Haiti in WWC Qualifying

CANCUN, Mexico---Abby Wambach scored three goals to lead the United States to a dominating 5-0 win over Haiti in the first game of the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying tournament.


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.


August 12, 2010
WOMEN'S WC QUALIFYING
U.S. in a group with Costa Rica, Haiti, Guatemala; Host is Mexico

CONCACAF announced the groups for the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying 2010-Mexico tournament on Thursday, setting the early pairings for the Oct. 28-Nov. 8 event in Cancun and Playa del Carmen.


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.


July 14, 2010
SECOND HALF LET DOWN
Sweden ties U.S. 1-1

OMAHA, Nebraska – Amy Rodriguez scored her eighth international goal as the United States tied Sweden 1-1 at Morrison Stadium Tuesday night.


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 25, 2010
GOAL OF THE WEEK
Lilly scores her 130th for the U.S.

She had done it 129 times before, but Kristine Lilly’s goal in the US’s 4-0 win over Germany on Saturday is the New England Soccer News Goal of the Week for the week ending May 23.


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 19, 2010
NEBRASKA BOUND
U.S. Women, Sweden open two-game series in Omaha on July 13

The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team will face Sweden on July 13 at Creighton University’s Morrison Stadium in Omaha, Neb. The match, to be broadcast live on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. ET, will mark the first-ever visit for the U.S. Women to Nebraska.


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.


May 12, 2010
NATIONAL TEAM BECKONS
Lilly, LePeilbet, Cox from Breakers get call up

CHICAGO---Kristine Lilly, Amy LePeilbet and Stephanie Cox are among the 22 players U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Pia Sundhage has called up for the USA’s match against Germany on May 22 at Cleveland Browns Stadium (ESPN2 at 6 p.m. ET).


May 10, 2010
A SIXTH WORLD CUP?
It is a possibility for Lilly

Boston Breakers midfielder Kristine Lilly has already played in five World Cups, but a sixth one could well be in her future.


May 5, 2010
“IT’S GOOD AND IT’S CHALLENGING”
Sundhage on sharing players with WPS

Having a full time professional women’s soccer league in the United States has presented a new set of challenges for National Team coach Pia Sundhage and her assistant, Hege Riise.


April 20, 2010
FOR CLUB AND COUNTRY
Playing in league brings new twists for O’Reilly

Players in the fledging Women’s Professional Soccer are experiencing something new, but not unique in the world of soccer. Playing for both a club and their national team.


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
THREE AGAINST EL TRI
A-Rod, Boxx, Cheney score for U.S.

SAN DIEGO---Amy Rodriguez, Shannon Boxx and Lauren Cheney all scored to give the United States Women’s National Team a 3-0 win over Mexico at Torrero Stadium on Sunday.


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.


March 3, 2010
CHAMPIONS AGAIN
US Women edge Germany for Algarve title

FARO, Portugal—The U.S. Women’s National Team put Germany on their heels early, then held on for a 3-2 win and their seventh Algarve Cup championship Wednesday on a sloppy field at Stadium Algarve.


March 3, 2010
VYING FOR THE TITLE
U.S. women vs. Germany for Algarve crown

The U.S. Women’s National Team is set for its unprecedented eighth consecutive Algarve Cup title game, where it will take on Germany in Faro Wednesday.


March 1, 2010
FLYING HIGH
Cheney’s two goals lift U.S. into Algarve Cup Final

FERREIRAS, Portugal—Lauren Cheney came off the U.S. bench to score both goals in a 2-0 win over Sweden in Monday’s Algarve Cup Group B finale.

The win sends the U.S. Women to their eighth straight Algarve Cup final, Wednesday against perennial rivals Germany.


February 26, 2010
ALL ABBY
Wambach’s two goals lift U.S. Women over Norway

OLHÃO, Portugal – Abby Wambach’s second goal of the game, in stoppage time, propelled the U.S. Women past Norway 2-1 in Friday’s Group B match at the Algarve Cup.


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.


January 25, 2010
CALLING IT A CAREER
Wagner, 29, retires from soccer

At the age of 29 U.S. international midfielder Aly Wagner has announced her retirement from pro soccer.

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.


December 22, 2009
STILL TOP OF THE HEAP
U.S. women remain No. 1 in FIFA rankings

The U.S. Women’s National Team held onto the top spot in the latest FIFA Women’s world rankings.


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 29, 2009
WHEN RIVALS COLLIDE
U.S. vs. German women today

One of the world’s greatest women’s soccer rivalries resumes on Thursday as the U.S. meets Germany at the new Implus Arena in Augsburg, Germany.


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 25, 2009
RED, WHITE & BLUE
US Women celebrate Memorial Day with 4-0 rout of Canada

TORONTO---Four different players scored as the United States defeated Canada 4-0 in one of the rare instances the two teams have played each other in Canada, Monday at BMO Field.


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.


February 5, 2009
TRAVEL PLANS
Three Breakers get U.S. call for Algarve Cup

CHICAGO---Three members of the Boston Breakers are among the 18 players selected by U.S. Women’s National team coach Pia Sundhage for the 2009 Algarve Cup, from March 4-11 in southern Portugal.



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 13, 2009
FIFA HONORS
U.S. women get award from FIFA president Blatter, representing women's game

The U.S. Women’s National Team was presented with the FIFA Presidential Award in recognition of its outstanding performances and its contribution to increasing the popularity of the women's game at the FIFA World Player Gala in Zurich, Switzerland on Monday.


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 30, 2008
THE YEAR’S BEST—No. 2
Angela Hucles leads U.S. in scoring at Olympics

New England Soccer News continues its annual review of the year, looking back at the top 10 moments in the area from 2008. No. 2 on our list is Angela Hucles leading the U.S. National Team in scoring at the Beijing Olympics.


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 13, 2008
FRONT AND CENTER
Converted defender Ellertson scores to beat China

CARSON, Calif.– Tina Ellertson scored her first international goal, giving the United States a 1-0 win over China at The Home Depot Center Saturday night.


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 5, 2008
SCORELESS IN CINCINNATI
U.S. women play S. Korea to 0-0 tie

CINCINNATI – Nicole Barnhart and Briana Scurry combined for the shutout as the United States and South Korea played to a scoreless draw in front of 5,877 at Paul Brown Stadium on Wednesday evening.


November 4, 2008
GOLD TOUR GOES TO L.A.
U.S. women to play China December 13

CHICAGO – The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team will continue its post Olympic tour with a match against China at the Home Depot Center on Dec. 13 at 9 p.m. ET.


November 3, 2008
FIFA FINALISTS
Boxx, Solo up for world player honor

U.S. Women's National Team midfielder Shannon Boxx and goalkeeper Hope Solo have been named to the list of 10 candidates for the 2008 FIFA World Player of the Year award.


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.


October 29, 2008
MOTOR CITY MEDALISTS
U.S. Women to face China in Detroit

CHICAGO – The gold medal-winning U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team will return to Detroit for the first time in 15 years as the Achieve Your Gold Tour stops at Ford Field on Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. ET.


October 7, 2008
GOLD TOUR CONTINUES
U.S. will face S. Korea three times

CHICAGO– The U.S. Women’s National Team will continue its Achieve Your Gold Tour with three matches against South Korea during the first week of November.


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 17, 2008
A GOOD START
Kai scores in U.S.'s 1-0 win

East Rutherford, N.J. -- Natasha Kai, welcome to New York and New Jersey. New York and New Jersey, welcome to Natasha Kai.


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.


September 9, 2008
STILL NO. 1
U.S. women lead FIFA rankings

The U.S. Women’s National Team was still No. 1 in the latest FIFA rankings following the Americans' gold-medal triumph in Beijing Aug. 21.


Aug. 21, 2008
SHE'LL BE BACK
Sundhage to return as women's coach

Beijing -- There will be no drama as to whether Pia Sundhage will be back as coach of the U.S. Women's National Team.


Aug. 21, 2008
SOLID GOLD
Hope Solo shines as U.S. women best Brazil for Olympic women's soccer gold medal

Beijing -- Almost 11 months ago, U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo left China in disgrace, ostracized by her teammates for controversial remarks she made after her benching in Women's World Cup semifinals.


Aug. 21, 2008
THE GOLD STANDARD
U.S. women earn Olympic crown for 3rd time on Lloyd's extra-time goal vs. Brazil, 1-0

Beijing -- Many of their critics said it couldn't be done, but the U.S. Women's National Team managed to mine some Olympic gold once again.


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. 20, 2008
A SECOND CHANCE
Boxx ready for Brazil in gold-medal match

Beijing -- U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo isn't the only one who has a second chance against Brazil in the women's Olympic gold-medal match Thursday night.


Aug. 20, 2008
SOME HOPE FOR A GOLD
Solo gets a chance at redemption vs. Brazil

Beijing -- U.S. international goalkeeper Hope Solo gets an opportunity Thursday night that not many of us will get -- a chance at redemption.


Aug. 20, 2008
THE PIA FACTOR
Sundhage is the living essence of the power of positive thinking

Beijing, China -- During interviews and press conferences, Pia Sundhage likes to remind the media that she is a "glass half full person."


Aug. 18, 2008
THEY'RE READY
U.S. women savor confrontation vs. Brazil

Beijing, China -- The U.S. women can't wait to play Brazil for the gold medal in the women's Olympic soccer tournament.


Aug. 18, 2008
A HUCLES-EAN EFFORT
Her brace lifts U.S. over Japan and into gold-medal match vs. Brazil

Beijing, China -- After trading Angela Hucles from the Boston Breakers five years ago, U.S. women's national coach Pia Sundhage admitted she didn't have the heart to cut the forward from the National Team.


Aug. 18, 2008
BRING ON BRAZIL
U.S. women down Japan, 4-2, in semifinals to set up revenge match

Beijing, China -- And now, the rematch and real game the U.S. women's team has been awaiting for nearly a year -- Brazil.


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. 17, 2008
THE FINAL STEP
U.S. women meet Japan again in semis

Beijing, China -- Well, here we go again, the USA vs. Japan in the Olympic women's soccer tournament, this time for a spot in gold-medal match.


Aug. 16, 2008
MORE THAN JUST MEDALS
U.S. women can earn some bonuses

Shanghai, China -- There's Olympic gold and then there's Olympic gold.


August 15, 2008
ON TOUR
U.S. Women to face Ireland

CHICAGO---The United States Women’s National Team will face Ireland in a three game tour following the Beijing Olympic Games.


Aug. 15, 2008
SOME EXTRA EFFORT
Kai's OT goal lifts U.S. women to 2-1 win and into the medal round

Shanghai, China -- The American women battled the weather, a tough Canadian side and sometimes their errant shooting while surviving a 100-minute lightning delay to reach the semifinals of the Olympic soccer tournament at Shanghai Stadium Friday night.


Aug. 14, 2008
A DERBY AWAY FROM HOME
U.S. vs. Canada women in Olympic quarters

Shanghai, China -- The United States and Canada have traveled some 6,000 miles to play what is turning into one of the hotly contested rivalries in women's soccer in the Olympic quarterfinals Friday (6 a.m. ET).


Aug. 12,2008
A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
U.S. women rout New Zealand, get easier path to the gold-medal match

Shenyang, China -- The U.S. women forged a clear path through to the Olympic gold-medal match Tuesday night.


Aug. 11, 2008
FIVE NOT SO EASY PIECES
How U.S. women can advance in Olympics

Tianjin, China -- A win over New Zealand Tuesday and the U.S. women are into the Olympic quarterfinals.


Aug. 9, 2008
SEIZING THE MOMENT
Lloyd makes the most out of 2nd chance

Quinhaungdao, China -- It's not very often you get a second chance in life in the same country where you crashed and burned in a major soccer tournament less than a year earlier.


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. 6, 2008
DISASTER
Early goals sink embarrassed U.S. women in Olympic opener in 2-0 loss to Norway

Qinhuangdao, China -- The U.S. Women's National Team could not have picked a worse time to play their worst game ever in the Olympic soccer tournament Wednesday night.


Aug. 5, 2008
FOR OPENERS
U.S., Norway women's rosters

These are the rosters for the U.S.-Norway women's soccer game that will help kick off the Olympics.


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 21, 2008
THE ULTIMATE GOLD STANDARD
Wambach takes injury in stride, shows leadership from off the field

As she wound down her conference call Monday afternoon, injured U.S. star striker Abby Wambach literally sent a message to the American media about the U.S. Women's National Team's chances at next month's Beijing Olympics.


July 17, 2008
UNDER THE KNIFE
Wambach surgery called successful

San Diego -- It certainly did not take Abby Wambach long to undergo the knife less than a day after a devastating injury.


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 16, 2008
A WIN AND A LOSS
Wambach hurt as U.S. tops Brazil

SAN DIEGO---Second half sub Natasha Kai scored in the 85th minute, giving the United States a 1-0 win over Brazil at Torero Stadium Wednesday night.


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 11, 2008
ON THE VERGE
Wambach a goal away from 100

It's not a question of if, it's a question of when for Abby Wambach.


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 23, 2008
GOOD, BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH
Abby: Brazil win not same without Marta

Beating Brazil in the Peace Queen Cup was good, but something was lacking for U.S. women's forward Abby Wambach.


June 23, 2008
GOING (WITH) SOLO
Scurry an alternate on Olympic team

Barring an injury, there will not be a goalkeeping controversy between Hope Solo and Briana Scurry this August.


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 19, 2008
CALLED IN
27 players to train with WNT for 2 weeks

U.S. Women’s National Team coach Pia Sundhage has called in 27 players for a two-week training camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson,


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.


May 3, 2008
INSTANT REPLAY
U.S. women prevail late again vs. Aussies

Birmingham, Ala. -- Second-half substitute Angela Hucles connected for the game winner in the final seconds of stoppage time, giving the U.S. Women's National Team a 5-4 victory over Australia Saturday.


April 27, 2008
FANTASTIC FINISH
Lloyd lifts U.S. over Aussies, 3-2

Cary, N.C. -- In what was a wild finish to a busy evening, Carli Lloyd scored the game-winner in second-half stoppage time to give the U.S. a 3-2 victory over Australia Sunday 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 18, 2008
OLYMPIC PREP BEGINS
U.S. women bring in 25 players into camp

With Olympic qualifying behind the team, U.S. Women’s National Team coach Pia Sundhage will bring 25 players on a three-week, three-city, three-game road trip for the team's first domestic matches of the year.


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 9, 2008
BEIJING BOUND
U.S. women qualify for Olympics in 3-0 win

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico -- The United States women have qualified for their fourth consecutive Olympics.


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.


April 4, 2008
OLYMPIC QUALIFYING BEGINS
U.S. vs. Jamaica women on 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.


March 5, 2008
ROLLING OVER CHINA
USWNT takes 4-0 win in Algarve opener

ALBUFEIRA, Portugal– The U.S. Women’s National Team got goals from four different players in a 4-0 victory against China to open the 2008 Algarve Cup.


Feb. 25, 2008
DRAWN TOGETHER
U.S. women to face Mexico in qualifying

The U.S. has been drawn into Group A along with Jamaica and host Mexico for the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic qualifying tournament in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico April 2-12.


Feb. 20, 2008
WHERE'S BRI?
Veteran keeper not on Algarve Cup roster

Veteran goalkeeper Briana Scurry was not named to the U.S. women's roster for the Algarve Cup in Portugal March 5-12.


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. 20, 2008
THREE PEAT
Boxx goal lifts U.S. to Four Nations title

Guangzhou, China -- Midfielder Shannon Boxx scored on an 11-yard head shot in the 77th minute to give the U.S. the Four Nations Tournament championship with a 1-0 victory over China Sunday.


January 18, 2008
EASY FINNISH
Tarpley has 2 goals, Wambach 2 assists in 4-1 WNT win

GUANGZHOU, China—Led by Lindsay Tarpley with two goals and Abby Wambach with a pair of assists, the U.S. Women’s National Team cruised past Finland 4-1 in Four Nations Cup action Friday.


Jan. 16, 2008
GOING SOLO
GK returns to U.S. in 4-0 win over Canada

Guangzhou, China -- Goalkeeper Hope Solo made her return to the U.S. women's soccer team in a 4-0 victory over Canada in the opening game of the Four Nations Tournament Wednesday.


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.


Dec. 22, 2007
WE'RE NO. 2
American women 2nd in final FIFA rankings

The United States women finished second in the final FIFA rankings of the year.


Dec. 4, 2007
FIRST CAMP
New USWNT coach calls 24 to Carson

CHICAGO – New U.S. Women’s National Team coach Pia Sundhage has called in 24 players for a mini-camp Dec. 8-12 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.


Nov. 30, 2007
SHUTOUT
No U.S. women among FIFA finalists

Here's just another reminder that the United States has fallen from its lofty perch in women's international soccer.


Nov. 14, 2007
LIFE GOES ON
Disappointed DiCicco focuses on Breakers

Tony DiCicco was disappointed he did not get the job as U.S. national women's coach. But as he knows, life goes on.


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
THROWING HIS HAT INTO RING
DiCicco wants 2nd shot at national coach

If he was given a second tenure as U.S. women's national coach, Tony DiCicco wouldn't necessarily turn things upside down and its head.


Oct. 22, 2007
KEEPING PACE
Gulati: U.S. women not falling behind

Has the United States fallen behind Brazil and Germany in international women's soccer? U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati doesn't think so.


Oct. 22, 2007
GREATER EXPECTATIONS
There is a difference between the U.S. men's, women's National Teams

Like it or not, it all comes down to expectations. If the U.S. men reached the World Cup final, the players and coach would be considered the greatest thing since sliced bread.


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. 22, 2007
OVER AND OUT
Ryan's contract as women's national coach won't be renewed by U.S. Soccer

The other soccer boot dropped for Greg Ryan Monday. Ryan, considered a dead coach walking after the U.S.'s failure and disappointing third-place performance in last month's Women's World Cup, essentially was given the boot by U.S. Soccer and won't return to guide the team at the Beijing Olympics.


Oct. 21, 2007
IS THE END NEAR?
Ryan could be out as U.S. women's coach

Will Greg Ryan return as women's national team coach for 2008 and beyond?


Oct. 20, 2007
BATTLE FATIGUED
U.S. women struggle to 1-1 tie with Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.– A tired and injury depleted United State’s Women’s National team could only manage a 1-1 tie with Mexico in front of 9,000 bi-partisan fans at University Stadium.


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.


Oct. 10, 2007
GOING (WITH) SOLO
Controversial GK on roster for U.S. tour

Goalkeeper Hope Solo, who was involved in a major controversy at last month's Women's World Cup in China, was among 20 women named to the roster for its three-game, eight-day tour by the U.S. Women's National Team.


Oct. 5, 2007
PAYING THE PRICE
U.S. slips to 2nd in FIFA women's rankings

The United States paid the price for finishing third at the recent Women's World Cup, as it dropped from first to second in FIFA's rankings, which were released Thursday morning.


Oct. 1, 2007
WILL THEY RETURN?
Scurry says yes, Lilly undecided

Shanghai, China -- One world champion definitely wants to return to the U.S. Women's National Team next year for one final shot at glory, the other isn't quite as certain.


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
A SILVER LINING
Wambach wins Silver Boot as No. 2 goalscorer

Shanghai, China -- U.S. striker Abby Wambach won the Silver Boot as the second leading scorer of the World Cup.


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. 30, 2007
STILL IN THE BRONZE AGE
Wambach gives U.S. 4-1 victory over Norway for third place in WWC

Shanghai, China -- It took six games, but the U.S. broke out of its offensive doldrums Sunday night by securing a 4-1 win over Norway in the third-place match of the Women’s World Cup.


Sept. 29, 2007
NO RETIRING THOUGHTS -- YET
Lilly doesn't know if she will return in '08

Shanghai, China -- U.S. captain and forward Kristine Lilly doesn't know if Sunday's third-place game against Norway will be her final Women's World Cup game.


Sept. 29, 2007
THE U.S. IS HOPE-LESS
Ryan: Solo won't be with team vs. Norway

Shanghai, China -- The U.S. is not going Solo in its third-place game in the Women's World Cup Sunday. Goalkeeper Hope Solo's time in the competition is over.


Sept. 29, 2007
20-20 HINDSIGHT
Ryan: Scurry, Solo should have been dual starters in goal in the WWC

Shanghai, China -- If he had to do it over again, U.S. women's national coach Greg Ryan said Saturday he would have dual starting goalkeepers for the Women's World Cup, not one.


Sept. 29, 2007
QUICK TURNAROUND
Gulati will decide Ryan's fate soon

Shanghai, China -- The future of U.S. women's national coach Greg Ryan will be determined soon after the Women's World Cup, according to U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati.


Sept. 29, 2007
GOING SOLO
U.S. goalkeeper apologizes on her MySpace page for criticizing Scurry

Shanghai, China -- U.S. international goalkeeper Hope Solo has posted an apology on her MySpace page for criticizing fellow keeper and teammate Briana Scurry after the American's 4-0 Women's World Cup semifinal loss to Brazil Thursday night.


Sept. 28, 2007
HE'S HOPE-FUL
Ryan: Things can be patched up with Solo

Shanghai, China -- Can things be patched up between U.S. women's national coach Greg Ryan and Hope Solo? Ryan certainly hopes so.


Sept. 28, 2007
ON THE SHORT LIST
Lilly only U.S. player eligible for Golden Ball

Shanghai, China -- U.S. forward Kristine Lilly was the only player on the list of players selected by the FIFA technical study group that is eligible for the Golden Ball as the best player in the tournament.


Sept. 27, 2007
WORLD CLASS MELTDOWN
Just about everything goes wrong as U.S. suffers worst defeat in WWC semi loss, 4-0

Hangzhou, China -- If you needed a worse nightmare scenario for the U.S. Women's National Team in the Women's World Cup, you couldn't find a more devastating one than in their stunning and embarrassing 4-0 semifinals loss to Brazil Thursday night.


Sept. 27, 2007
HUMILIATED
Americans ousted, embarrassed by Brazil in the WWC semifinals, 4-0

Hangzhou, China -- Greg's gamble came back to haunt the top-ranked United States big time in its Women's World Cup semifinal match Thursday night.


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. 22, 2007
BREAKING OUT
3 goals in 12 minutes lift U.S. women over England, 3-0, in WWC quarterfinals

Tianjin, China -- Scoring drought? What scoring drought? After enduring a scoreless streak of some 137 minutes over two matches, the United States broke loose for three second-half goals within a 12-minute span en route to a 3-0 Women’s World Cup quarterfinal victory over England Saturday night.


Sept. 18, 2007
QUARTERFINAL BOUND
U.S. edges Nigeria, 1-0, will meet England in WWC quarterfinals Saturday

Shanghai, China -- The results couldn't have worked out any better for the United States.


Sept. 18, 2007
CAN THEY AVOID GERMANY?
Americans can qualify for WCC quarterfinals by tying Nigeria

No one might say it out loud, but the unofficial mantra for the U.S. and North Korea teams at the Women's World Cup is: Avoid Germany in the quarterfinals at all costs.


Sept. 17, 2007
ARMED AND DANGEROUS
Wambach proves why she's the best in world

Just when the women's soccer world thought it was safe from dangerous, high-scoring forwards from the United States with the retirement of Mia Hamm, someone else emerged who might be even more imposing.


Sept. 14, 2007
AMAZING ABBY
Wambach's brace lifts U.S. over Sweden, 2-0

Chengdu, China -- Striker Abby Wambach turned into a one-woman wrecking crew Friday, connecting twice to lead the United States to a vital 2-0 victory over Sweden in the Women's World Cup.


Sept. 11, 2007
THE O'REILLY FACTOR
She scores a key goal for the U.S. again

Chengdu, China -- In her five years with the U.S. National Team, forward Heather O'Reilly has scored but a dozen international goals. But she seems to find the back of the net when the Americans need it the most.


Sept. 11, 2007
BLOGGING AT THE WORLD CUP
Hucles keeps fans posted.

Boston resident Angela Hucles is blogging from the Women's World Cup on her web site at www.angelahucles.com.


Sept. 11, 2007
UNDERACHIEVERS
U.S. women settle for disappointing 2-2 draw with North Korea in WWC opener

Chengdu, China -- The United States survived a head injury to Abby Wambach, mediocre play and an inspired effort by North Korea to struggle to a 2-2 draw in its opening Group B match in the Women's World Cup Tuesday night.


Sept. 10, 2007
EVERYONE'S FAVORITE
Talent-laden U.S. enters WWC as team to beat

There's no Mia, Julie, Brandi or even Tiffeny on this team.


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.


   
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