Dec. 28, 2007 GETTING THE CALL
Sundhage invites 27 to USWNT camp
CHICAGO – U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage has called 27 players to a six-day training camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., that will run from Jan. 3-8, 2008 in the USA’s first action of the new year. Sundhage will then select a 20-player roster to travel to China for the 2008 Four Nations Tournament being held from Jan. 16-20 at the Foshan Sports Center Stadium, in Foshan, China.
Nov. 13, 2007 RARING TO GO
Sundhage is eager to start with WNT
For the first time in its 22-year history, the U.S. Women’s National Team went outside the United States to hire a coach, naming former Sweden international forward Pia Sundhage Tuesday.
Nov. 12, 2007 HISTORIC HIRING
Sweden’s Sundhage to coach U.S. women
In U.S. Soccer's second historic move within three weeks, Swede Pia Sundhage will become the first foreigner to coach the U.S. Women's National Team, according to sources in the American soccer community.
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.
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. 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.
After struggling through a good portion of its five first games, the U.S. Women's National Team finally broke loose Sunday, connecting for three goals during a 14-minute span in the second half en route to a 4-1 third-place victory over Norway.
Sept. 30, 2007 UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Ryan wants to return to coach U.S.
Shanghai, China -- With all the speculation on whether U.S. women's coach Greg Ryan would return as coach due to the ongoing controversy, no one bothered to ask him if he wanted to be back and coach the team in next summer's Olympics and beyond.
Sept. 22, 2007 TAKING CHARGE
USA players clear air, clear England hurdle
Tianjin, China -- In a city that has more than its share of air pollution problems, the U.S. Women's National team decided to clear the air about its disappointing performance before it took on England in the Women's World Cup quarterfinals last night.
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. 13, 2007 FOUDY:I MISS IT
But 17 years was plenty
In 17 years with the United States Women’s National Team, Julie Foudy played in four World Cups, winning two of them. She also played in three Olympics, coming away with two goals and one silver medal.