July 14, 2011 WEEKDAY RECORD
USA-France 4th most viewed match ever
BRISTOL, Conn---The FIFA Women’s World Cup semifinal match between the U.S. Women’s National Team and France – a 3-1 U.S. victory in Moenchengladbach, Germany, on Wednesday, July 13 – was seen by an average of 3.35 million people according to the Nielsen Company, based on a 2.2 U.S. household rating on ESPN (2.57 million household impressions), making it the most-viewed weekday Women’s World Cup match in the U.S.
July 13, 2011 WE SHALL OVERCOME
Weary U.S. women defeat France for spot in WWC Final
Last Sunday, it was Marta’s Brazil and an untimely red card. Wednesday, it was a fired-up and fresh-legged Cinderella team. But once again the US Women met the challenge, coming up with a pair of late goals to pull away from France 3-1 at Borussia Park and advance to their first Women’s World Cup final since 1999.
July 10, 2011 BEYOND BELIEF
U.S. Women make epic comeback against Brazil, referee
DRESDEN, Germany---In the storied history of the United States Women’s National Team, there have been some incredible finishes. But perhaps none as incredible as Sunday’s penalty kick Women’s World Cup quarterfinal win over Brazil at Rudolf-Harbig Stadium.
July 6, 2011 LOST OPPORTUNITY
U.S. Women lose to Sweden, face Brazil in WWC Quarters
WOLFSBURG, Germany—All the U.S. Women needed on Wednesday was a win or draw against Sweden to win Group C and advance to a relatively sure-thing quarterfinal match against Australia. But they couldn’t pull it off, falling 2-1 at Volkswagen Arena and setting themselves up for a Sunday knockout match against Group D champions and tournament favorites Brazil (11 am ET, ESPN).
July 6, 2011 SHE'S NOT WORRIED
Wambach: I would trade goals for a title
She hasn't scored a goal yet in the Women's World Cup, but U.S. striker Abby Wambach said that she wasn't concerned. "Four years ago, it might have been a different answer," she told reporters on Tuesday, a day before the Americans faced Sweden in their final Group C match on Wednesday (ESPN, Galavision, 2:45 p.m. ET).
July 2, 2011 STILL PERFECT
U.S. Women blank Colombia, 3-0
SINSHEIM, Germany—The U.S. Women’s National Team can certainly lift their glasses after Saturday’s 3-0 win over Group C opponent Colombia at sold-out Rhein-Neckar Arena, but there might be a question about whether those glasses are half-full or half-empty.
July 1, 2011 “FLASHES OF BRILLIANCE”
Rodriguez still looking for consistency with WNT
Last season, only two players in women’s Professional Soccer scored more goals than Amy Rodriguez. One was the world’s best player, Marta. The other is now her linemate on the U.S. National Team, Abby Wambach. In order for the U.S. team to go far in the Women’s World Cup, Rodriguez and Wambach are going to need to click. Saturday’s game against Colombia (11:30 am ET-ESPN) might be a good time for them to start.