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December 31, 2015
CALLED IN
Colaprico, Johnston, Naeher and Press 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 4 p.m. CT.


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

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
CONSOLATION MATCH
England top Germany 1-0 in extra time to take 3rd place in WWC

EDMONTON, Alberta--Fara Williams converted a penalty kick in the 108th minute to lift England over Germany 1-0 in Saturday's Women's World Cup third-place match at Commonwealth Stadium.


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.


July 1, 2015
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Lucky break sends Japan through for championship rematch with USA

EDMONTON, Alberta--A devastating stoppage-time error by England defender Laura Bassett gifted outplayed Japan a 2-1 win in Wednesday's Women's World Cup semifinal at Commonwealth Stadium, sending the Nagashiko on to a championship game rematch against the United States on Sunday.


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 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 27, 2015
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Japan and England advance to semifinals

EDMONTON, Alberta--Mana Iwabuchi scored in the 87th minute to lift Japan into the Women's World Cup semifinals with a 1-0 win over Australia Saturday at steamy Commonwealth Stadium.


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
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Germany and US headed for semifinal showdown

MONTREAL--Nadine Angerer stopped Claire Lavogez's fifth-round penalty kick to give Germany a hard-fought Women's World Cup quarterfinal win over France Friday at Stade Olympique.


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 25, 2015
CONNECTED HISTORY
U.S., China intertwined in World Cup as both need a win Friday

The last time the United States and China squared off in a World Cup match, it produced an epic battle, the most watched soccer event in U.S. history and the Americans last World Championship.

The two sides meet Friday in a quarterfinal at Lansdowne Stadium in Ottawa, with the Americans having never lost to the Steel Roses in the World Cup---can they continue that streak?


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
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Japan fills out quarterfinal field

VANCOUVER--Japan survived a late scare to defeat The Netherlands 2-1 Wednesday at BC Place and advance to the Women's World Cup quarterfinals.


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
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
US, England through to quarterfinals

ENGLAND 2, NORWAY 1
OTTAWA, Ont.--England overcame a shaky first half to defeat Norway 2-1 Monday at Lansdowne Stadium and advance to the Women's World Cup quarterfinals.


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 21, 2015
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Australia ko's Brazil; Canada, France advance

MONCTON, NB--Australia stunned favored Brazil 1-0 at rain-drenched Moncton Stadium on Sunday to advance to the Women's World Cup quarterfinals.


June 20, 2015
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Germany, China advance

OTTAWA, Ont.--Germany booked their passage to the Women's World Cup quarterfinals with a 4-1 win over Sweden Saturday at sold-out Lansdowne Stadium.


June 17, 2015
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Triumph for France, Brazil; heartbreak for Mexico and Spain

OTTAWA, Ont.--France scored 35 seconds in and roared back to the top of Group F with a 5-0 rout of Mexico Wednesday at Lansdowne Stadium.


June 16, 2015
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Japan, US top their groups; Lions, Matildas also advance

WINNIPEG, Manitoba--Defending champions Japan finished Women's World Cup group play a perfect 3-0-0 after Tuesday's 1-0 win over Ecuador at Winnipeg Stadium.


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 15, 2015
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Canada takes Group A; Germany tops in Group B

WINNIPEG, Manitoba--Lena Petermann scored two goals in two minutes to lead Germany to a 4-0 win over Thailand Monday at Winnipeg Stadium.


June 13, 2015
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Dramatic day in Groups E, F

MONCTON, NB--Colombia stunned Group F favorites France 2-0 Saturday at Moncton Stadium.


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
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Japan is first to advance

WINNIPEG, Manitoba--Australia kept themselves in the thick of the Group D race with a 2-0 win over Nigeria Friday at Winnipeg Stadium.


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 11, 2015
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Draws keep Groups A, B tight

OTTAWA, Ont.--Germany outshot Norway 27-4 on Thursday, but had to settle for a 1-1 draw with stubborn Group B opponent Norway at Lansdowne Stadium.


June 9, 2015
MOST WATCHED
USA-Australia sets record for Group Stage

VANCOUVER – The U.S. Women’s National Team 3-1 win over Australia at Winnipeg Stadium Monday night set a record for most watched FIFA Women's World Cup Group State.


June 9, 2015
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
France, Brazil open with wins

MONCTON, NB--France took over the top spot in Group F with Tuesday's 1-0 win over England at Moncton Stadium.


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, Manitoba -- 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
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Cameroon surprise leader in Group C; US Women open with win

VANCOUVER--The Lionesses of Cameroon roared to the top of Group C with a 6-0 win over Ecuador Monday at BC Place.


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 7, 2015
CUTTONE'S CONCEPTS
Begging to differ on USWNT's opinion of itself

In one of a series of promos by Fox Sports for its upcoming Women's World Cup telecasts, U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo calls the current National Team "The strongest team in the history of the program." Solo is wrong on a couple of counts.


June 7, 2015
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Germany, Norway romp over WWC newcomers

OTTAWA--Isabell Herlovsen scored two goals in five minutes as Norway rolled over Women's World Cup debutantes Thailand 4-0 in Group B play Sunday at Lansdowne Stadium.


June 6, 2015
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Canada opens with a win, Dutch get their first ever

EDMONTON---Christine Sinclair scored on a stoppage time penalty kick to lift Canada to a 1-0 win over China in the opening game of the 20145 FIFA Women's World Cup at Commonwealth Stadium Saturday.


June 6, 2015
MEDIA FRENZY
Women's World Cup stoked by TV, social media, fantasy game

The kickoff Saturday of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada brings with it an unprecedented amount of media coverage. TV rights holder FOX Sports is spreading coverage, which will include every game, across several of its networks, highlighted by 16 games over the air. ESPN, which lost out to Fox for the rights still has significant coverage of the event, and for the first time, there is even a Women's World Cup fantasy game.


June 5, 2015
FROM THE WINGS
WWC hype vs women's soccer reality

Mia Hamm. Brandi Chastain. And the pony-tailed hooligans who came to watch them. At the time, the 1999 Women's World Cup was proclaimed by some – including media and political pundits – as a pivotal moment: the instance when not only women's soccer, but also women's team sports in general, had crossed the Rubicon and become commercially viable. Sixteen years – and three U.S. women's soccer leagues – later, there are those of us who still roll our eyes.


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.


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