Dec. 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.
Dec. 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.
Dec. 2, 2008 SHE’S BACK
Lilly returns to USWNT after year off
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.
Nov. 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.
Nov. 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.
Sept. 13, 2008 THE GOLDEN GIRLS
U.S. starts fun tour with 2-0 win
PHILADELPHIA, Pa---Now it’s for fun. After proving they could come back from adversity to win the Olympic Gold Medal, the United States Women’s National Team embarked on their Achieve Your Gold Tour with a 2-0 win over Ireland that easily could have been more lopsided.
Aug. 21, 2008 WILL PIA RETURN?
Gulati pleased with Sundhage's performance
Beijing, China -- Will Pia Sundhage return as U.S. women's national coach? U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati gave some pretty strong indications Thursday that she will, prior to the Americans taking on Brazil in the women's gold medal match.
Aug. 17, 2008 ABOUT THAT GOAL CELEBRATION
Kai explains it, well kind of
Beijing, China -- OK, for those of you who are still trying to figure out Natasha Kai's goal celebration -- the one after her score lifted the United States to a 2-1 quarterfinal victory over Canada -- here's Kai's and her teammates' take.
August 15, 2008 GAME AT TOYOTA PARK
U.S. Women will face Ireland
CHICAGO — The U.S. Women’s National Team will make their third appearance in three years in the Chicago area when they face Ireland Toyota Park on Saturday, September 20 at 7 p.m. CT.
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.
Aug. 5, 2008 A HUGE TASK
U.S. women must overcome no Wambach
Beijing, China -- No matter what the U.S. women’s soccer team accomplishes at the Summer Games, its success or failure will be defined by someone who won't play a minute in Beijing.
July 17, 2008 WAMBACH'S REPLACEMENT
Cheney on U.S. women's Olympic roster
Forward Lauren Cheney will replace Abby Wambach on the U.S. Women’s Olympic team after the side's leading goal-scorer broke her leg in the first half of the Americans' 1-0 victory over Brazil in San Diego Wednesday night.
July 16, 2008 WAMBACH OUT
U.S. star to miss Olympics with broken leg
SAN DIEGO, Calif. –The United States road to an Olympic medal just got a little harder. Forward Abby Wambach suffered a mid-shaft oblique fracture of the tibia and fibula, the two bones that make up the lower leg, in a 31st minute collision with a Brazilian defender during the USA’s 1-0 victory Wednesday night and will miss the 2008 Olympics.
July 13, 2008 INSTANT REPLAY
Rodriguez lifts U.S. over Brazil -- again
Commerce City, Colo. -- For the second time in as many games against Brazil, the U.S. Women's National Team recorded a 1-0 victory behind an Amy Rodriguez game-winner in an international friendly at Dick's Sporting Goods Park Sunday.
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 3:00 pm CT—ESPN) and San Diego, Calif. (Wednesday 9:00pm CT --Fox Soccer Channel)
July 5, 2008 SCANDINAVIAN SWEEP
U.S. women blank Sweden, 1-0
Skelleftea, Sweden -- Carli Lloyd connected in the 39th minute and the U.S. Women's National Team's defense made it hold up en route to a 1-0 international friendly victory over Sweden as the Americans completed a sweep of its two Scandinavian matches Saturday.
July 2, 2008 99 AND COUNTING
Wambach leads USA 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 Boston resident Angela Hucles also scored for the U.S.
June 21, 2008 PEACE QUEENS
US wins championship game 1-0 over Canada
SUWON, South Korea – The U.S. Women’s National Team won the 2008 Peace Queen Cup with a 1-0 victory over Canada, thanks to Angela Hucles’ fortuitous free kick goal two minutes into second half stoppage time.
June 19, 2008 INCHING TOWARD 100
Wambach strikes twice in U.S. win
Suwon, South Korea -- Abby Wambach moved closer to the coveted 100 international goal mark as she connected twice to lift the U.S. Women's National Team to a 2-0 victory over Italy Thursday afternoon as the Americans advanced to the Peace Queen Cup final.
June 17, 2008 A BIT OF REVENGE
US Women top Brazil 1-0
SUWON, South Korea---The United States picked up a small measure of revenge over Brazil on Tuesday, as Amy Rodriguez scored in the 41st minute for a 1-0 win in 2008 Peace Queen Cup.
June 15, 2008 ABBY STRIKES AGAIN
Wambach hits game-winner for U.S., 2-1
Suwon, South Korea -- Forward Abby Wambach struck for her 96th international goal in the 77th minute as the U.S. Women’s National Team recorded a 2-1 victory over Australia in its opening match of the Peace Queen Cup on a hot, humid Sunday afternoon.
June 12, 2008 NO OLYMPICS
Whitehill tears ACL
SEOUL, South Korea –U.S. Women’s National Team defender Cat Whitehill tore her left anterior cruciate ligament during training in Seoul, South Korea, on June 10, and will miss the 2008 Olympics. The U.S. WNT is in South Korea to compete in the Peace Queen Cup.
May 28, 2008 TOUGH TEAR
Osborne (ACL) won't play in Olympics
Carson, Calif---U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder Leslie Osborne tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee during training at The Home Depot Center May 22 and is out of running for a spot on the Olympic Team.
May 15, 2008 THE SEND OFF
WMNT to face Brazil twice
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. (3 p.m. CT live on ESPN), before traveling to San Diego, Calif., for a July 16 game at the University of San Diego’s Torero Stadium (9 p.m. CT live on Fox Soccer Channel).
May 11, 2008 A COMING OUT PARTY
Kai steps into the WNT spotlight
The glimpses have been there before. A great run to create space for a teammate. A quick turn to beat a defender. Even a spectacular goal here and there. But Natasha Kai has always been a prospect not quite ready for that regular spot with the U.S. Women’s National Team.
May 10, 2008 A TRI FOR KAI
U.S. rolls over Canada 6-0
WASHINGTON, D.C---Natasha Kai used her head twice and her feet once. Waving her arms at the crowd every time, as she scored three goals to lead the United States to a 6-0 win over Canada Saturday night.
April 27, 2008 SOME HOME COOKING
U.S. women vs. Aussies in Cary Sunday
Cary, N.C. -- The U.S. Women’s National Team has played in three tournaments in as many countries on three continents this year, but will finally get to play matches on home soil as the team enters a three-game series of domestic games, starting against Australia Sunday at 6 p.m. CT.
April 14, 2008 IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL
U.S. women vs. Canada May 10
WASHINGTON, DC---The U.S. Women’s National Team returns to Washington, D.C., for the first time since 2003 to take on Canada Saturday, May 10, at RFK Stadium in preparation for the Beijing Olympics.
April 12, 2008 KICKING CANADA
USWNT wins CONCACAF crown in PKs
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico---The U.S. Women’s National Team got a dramatic overtime free-kick goal from Carli Lloyd before Canada tied the game three minutes from the end, sending the match into a penalty kick shootout where the Americans prevailed 6-5 to win the 2008 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament.
April 8, 2008 A WIN AWAY
U.S can book Beijing ticket Wednesday
The United States women are one win away from earring a berth in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. They will face Costa Rica in the semi-final of the CONCACAF Qualifying tournament on Wednesday at 6pm CT..
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 6 p.m. CT 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.