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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
THE BEST 23
Ellis mixed 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
RED STARS THE DIFFERENCE IN U.S. WIN OVER FRANCE
Johnston, Press score in championship 2-0 win at Algarve Cup

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
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.


February 21, 2015
GETTING SOME HOPE
Hope Solo reinstated to USWNT roster for Alvarve Cup

CHICAGO - The U.S. women's national team now has hope, as in Hope Solo.

The controversial goalkeeper was reinstated to the team by head coach Jill Ellis Saturday after she named a 25-player roster for next month's Algarve Cup in Portugal.


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 can see 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 CALL 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 touts 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
Brazilian 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 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
NO LETTING DOWN
US Women's qualified for World Cup, still want to close out CONCACAF tourney with win

CHESTER, Penn.---Take the world’s all-time leading goal scorer, leave her on the bench for an hour and still win the game by three goals. That tells you what kind of depth the United States Women’s National Team has.


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 her 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 convincing 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

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. But here is something that was rather unexpected: the USA could only muster but one goal against a resolute T&T side in a 1-0 win in Group A action at Sporting Park.


October 15, 2014
NOT WANTING TO REPEAT HISTORY
USA wnts 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 6, 2014
WHAT ABOUT THE GRASS?
CONCACAF games 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 qualifiers

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 game

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
Toyota Park one of venues for CONCACAF Women's Tournament

Toyota Park has been selected as one of four host cities in the United States for the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship, which will qualify three teams for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Chicago is joined by Kansas City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. as the venues for the tournament.


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 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, 2014
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 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.



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.


Aprtil 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
0-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 3, 2014
NATIONAL TEAM CALLING
Red Stars’ Press 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 Chicago Red Stars forward Christen Press who was allocated to the team on 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 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 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 2:30 p.m. CT (3:30 pm 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
US women score 3 times in the final 23 minutes to register 3-0 win over Canada

TORONTO -- So much for the grudge match.

The U.S. Women's National Team rebounded from a lackluster first half to strike three times after the break, two on similar finishes from Alex Morgan and a stoppage time goal from Sydney Leroux, 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 3:30 p.m. CT and will be broadcast live on ESPNews.


May 3, 2013
HEADING EAST
USWNT schedules pair of East Coast matches



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
U.S. National team defender Heather Mitts retires

Heather Mitts, one of just three women’s soccer players to win three Olympic gold medals, has announced her retirement from club and country.



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, Chicagoland 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 have not 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 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.


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