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2008 OLYMPICS

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



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. 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.


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

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 8 p.m. CT.


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



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.


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

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.


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

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


Sept. 20, 2008
WEEKEND WEATHER
Report for USA Game, Fire Game

There’s nothing but clear skies ahead for weekend matches. The weather looks practically perfect.


Sept. 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.


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.


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
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. 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 (5 a.m. CT).


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.


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
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 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
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 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
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 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 Brianna 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.


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, Calif., starting Monday, May 19 through June 2.


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.


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 6 p.m. CT.


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 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.


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

The U.S. Women’s National Team opens its CONCACAF Women’s Olympic qualifying tournament against Jamaica Friday at 9:30 p.m. CT. Fans can follow the Group A game as it happens on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker.


   
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