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February 3, 2016
LABOR HEADACHES
U.S. Soccer sues women's players, says there is a CBA with women's national team players

U.S. Soccer Wednesday night said it had reluctantly filed a lawsuit in federal court in Chicago to confirm the existence of the current collective bargaining agreement with the Women's National Team Player Association.


January 26, 2016
MAKING THE TEAM
O'Hara, Dunn on USWNT Olympic qualifying roster

Sky Blue FC defender Kelley O'Hara and Rockville Centre, N.Y. native and forward Crystal Dunn of the Washington Spirit Tuesday were named to the 20-player U.S. roster that will compete at the CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying Championship in Texas next month.


January 23, 2016
CARLI CONNECTS
First-half hat trick leads USWNT 5-0 over Ireland

Carli Lloyd scored a first half hat trick as the United States Women's National Team cruised to a 5-0 win over Ireland in front of 23,329 fans at Qualcomm Stadium Saturday.


January 12, 2016
BELIEVE IT
U.S. Women's National Team to host four-team tournament

U.S. Soccer will host a four-team international tournament featuring four of the top five women's national teams as England, France and Germany join the U.S. for the SheBelieves Cup March 3-9.


January 11. 2016
THEY'RE ON TOP OF THE WORLD AGAIN
Carli Lloyd named FIFA women's world player of the year; Jill Ellis top coach

After securing the United States' third FIFA Women's world Cup crown last summer, team captain and midfielder Carli Lloyd and head coach Jill Ellis were feted with the highest honors possible.


January 9, 2016
NEW LEADERSHIP
Lloyd, Sauerbrunn named USWNT captains

Midfielder Carli Lloyd and defender Becky Sauerbrunn, two of the top performers at the 2015 Women's World Cup, have been named by U.S. head coach Jill Ellis as the new captains of the U.S. women's national team.


January 8, 2016
ON SALE
Tickets for CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship

Tickets for each of the eight doubleheaders in the 2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship, as well as tickets for the Feb. 21 title game went on sale Friday.


December 31, 2015
CALLED IN
O'Hara, Dunn to train with U.S. women in January camp; Rampone (arthroscopic surgery) won't be

U.S. Women’s national head coach Jill Ellis Friday named 26 players for the first training camp of 2016. The camp will lead into the first match of the year against the Republic of Ireland on January 23 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego (5 p.m. ET, FS1).


December 16, 2015
BITTERSWEET FAREWELL
Wambach's U.S. career ends with loss to China PR

China PR put a damper on Abby Wambach's retirement celebration, defeating the US Women's National Team 1-0 Wednesday in front of a record crowd of 32,950 at the Superdome.


December 16, 2015
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Carli Lloyd takes U.S. Soccer top honor

Midfielder Carli Lloyd has been voted the 2015 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year. The announcement was made Wednesday during FOX Sports 1's halftime coverage of the USA's final Victory Tour match against China PR.


December 13, 2015
DUNN DEAL
Crystal Dunn nets game-winner for WNT against China

The U.S. women's national team continued its post World Cup Victory Tour with a 2-0 win over China PR Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium in front of 19,066 fans, a record crowd to watch a WNT game in Arizona.


December 10, 2015
HIGH PRESS-URE
Press connects for three as WNT romps past T&T

The U.S. Women's National Team's Victory Tour continued Thursday with a lopsided 6-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago at the Alamodome.







December 10, 2015
FINAL FIVE
Lloyd, Rapinoe, Holiday, Sauerbrunn, Solo up for U.S. Soccer female player of the year

U.S. Soccer has announced the five nominees for 2015 U.S. Soccer female player of the year Thursday. This year's field features midfielders Lauren Holiday, Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe, defender Becky Sauerbrunn and goalkeeper Hope Solo.


December 6, 2015
UNPLAYABLE FIELD
U.S. Soccer cancels USWNT's Victory Tour match in Hawaii

U.S. Soccer has cancelled the U.S. Women's National Team Victory Tour match scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 6, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, after a determination that the artificial turf surface is not suitable to hold an international soccer match.


December 5, 2015
WOUNDED KNEE
Megan Rapinoe tears ACL, out of Olympic qualifying

U.S. women's national team and Seattle Reign midfielder Megan Rapinoe has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee, U.S. Soccer said Saturday. The injury will sideline Rapinoe from CONCACAF Olympic qualifying in Frisco and Houston, Texas in February.


December 3, 2015
FINAL TUNE-UP
WNT to play Ireland in last match before Olympic qualifying

The U.S. Women's National Team will open its 2016 schedule against the Republic of Ireland on January 23 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Kickoff will be at 5 p.m. ET.


November 30, 2015
MAKING THE SHORT LIST
Lloyd finalist for FIFA women's player of the year, Ellis for women's coach of the year

It should come as no surprise that Carli Lloyd and Jill Ellis are on the FIFA short list in their respective specialties.


November 24, 2015
ONE LAST VICTORY TOUR LAP
Rampone, Kelley, Dunn on USWNT for 4 final matches in December

Three players with area ties were named to the U.S. national team roster as the Women's World Cup champions will conclude their Victory Tour with four matches in December.


November 23, 2015
OLYMPIC QUALIFYING FOES
USA women to meet Puerto Rico, Mexico, Costa Rica in the group stage in Frisco in February

The U.S. women's national team will play Puerto Rico, Mexico and Costa Rica in the group stage of qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics at the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship.


November 5, 2015
A HALL OF A SELECTION
NSCAA will induct DiCicco into its Hall of Fame

Former U.S. women's national coach Tony DiCicco, one of the most well-known figures in American soccer, will be inducted into the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s Hall of Fame.


October 27, 2015
PLAYING LIKE A GIRL
"Means you're a badass" White House video



October 27, 2015
GOING OUT ON TOP
With World Cup win, Abby Wambach decides to retire

Having finally won the sport's ultimate prize, Abby Wambach has decided to call it a career at the age of 35. The all-time leading international goal scorer will play her final game on December 16 in New Orleans when the United States plays China at the Superdome.


October 25, 2015
CHANGING OF THE GUARD
USWNT downs Brazil as vets leave, newcomers make debuts

ORLANDO -Alex Morgan and Crystal Dunn scored first half goals, and newcomer Stephanie McCaffrey added one in the second half as the U.S. Women's National Team defeated Brazil 3-1 in front of 32,869 fans at the Citrus Bowl, the largest stand-alone crowd to watch the USA friendly in the state of Florida.


October 22, 2015
WHITE HOUSE INVITE
President Obama to honor world champion USWNT

President Obama will welcome the U.S. women's national team to the White House to honor the team and their victory at the 2015 Women's World Cup next Tuesday.


October 21, 2015
A TIE AND SAYING GOODBYE
U.S. women draws Brazil as Boxx plays last game

Carli Lloyd scored in the 85th minute to give the United States Women's National Team a 1-1 draw with Brazil in front of a record crowd of 23,603 at CenturyLink Field. The crowd was the largest ever for a WNT match played in the state of Washington.


October 21, 2015
DATE IN THE DESERT
USWNT to face China in Glendale, Arizona

The U.S. Women's National Team will face China PR on Dec. 13 in Glendale, Ariz., as the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup champions will play their second-to-last match of the Victory Tour at University of Phoenix Stadium. Kickoff is 5 p.m. MT and the match will be shown on ESPN2 and WatchESPN.


October 19, 2015
MAKING THE SHORT LIST
Lloyd, Rapinoe, Solo vie for women's world player

Three members of the world champion U.S. women's national team have been named to the short list for the 2015 FIFA women’s world player of the year.


October 16, 2015
GETTING THE CALL
Crystal Dunn, Sky Blue's Rampone, O'Hara called into USWNT for next 2 Victory Tour matches

National Women's Soccer League leading goal-scorer and MVP Crystal Dunn of Rockville Centre, N.Y. Friday was called into the U.S. women's national team for its next two Victory Tour matches.


October 16, 2015
SAN ANTONIO BOUND
U.S. women to play T&T at Alamodome Dec. 10

The U.S. women's national team will play Trinidad & Tobago twice in December on its post-Women's World Cup Victory Tour, with the 2015 Women's World Cup champions stopping in San Antonio on Dec. 10 for a match at the Alamodome.


October 15, 2015
ALOHA
U.S. Women to continue tour in Hawaii



October 13, 2015
NEW ORLEANS BOUND
U.S. women vs. China on Dec. 16

The final match of the 10-game post-Women's World Cup Victory Tour for the U.S. women's national eam will take place against China PR at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Dec. 16.


October 12, 2015
LAST HURRAHS
Boxx, Holiday, Chalupny prep for their final international matches

U.S. women's national team veterans Shannon Boxx, Lauren Holiday and Lori Chalupny, all of whom announced their international retirements earlier this year, will play their final matches for the USA during the team's October's matches against Brazil.


September 20, 2015
ANOTHER ROUT
U.S. women blank Haiti, 8-0

The U.S. women's national team continues to walk through its Victory tour, handing Haiti a second straight rout, this time 8-0 in front of 35,753 at Legion Field Sunday.


September 17, 2015
IN OVERDRIVE
Dunn helps U.S. motor to 5-0 win over Haiti in Detroit

Rockville Centre, N.Y. native Crystal Dunn made a triumphant and scintillating return to the U.S. women's national team. Dunn set up the first two goals and scored the final one to lead the world champion United States to a 5-0 win over Haiti Thursday night.


September 11, 2015
BACK ON THE TEAM
Crystal Dunn added to UWSNT for Haiti games

The 2015 Women's World Cup champions will continue their Victory Tour with matches against Haiti on Sept. 17 in Detroit (7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports Go) and Sept. 20 in Birmingham, Alabama (1:30 p.m. CT on ESPN2, WatchESPN).


September 10, 2015
HAITI STEPS IN
Caribbean country replaces Australia on Victory Tour

Haiti will replace Australia as the opponent for the third and fourth matches of the Victory Tour as the Women’s World Cup champion U.S. Women’s National Team comes to Detroit and Birmingham, Alabama, it was announced Thursday.


September 10, 2015
THE SHOW STILL MAY GO ON
U.S. Soccer searching for Australia replacement

Australia may not be a part of the U.S. women's national team's Victory Tour this fall, but that doesn't mean scheduled matches in Detroit and Birmingham will be cancelled, U.S. Soccer said Thursday.


August 25, 2015
CAREER CHANGE
Van Hollebeke (Buehler) heading to med school

Add defender Rachel Van Hollebeke to the list of veteran players retiring either from international soccer, or hanging them up all together. Van Hollebeke (nee Buelher), who is with the Portland Thorns, will leave soccer to start medical school this fall in her hometown at UC San Diego


August 19, 2015
GOALS GALORE
WNT romps past Costa Rica, 7-2

Carli Lloyd and Heather O'Reilly led the way with two goals apiece as the US Women's National Team continue its post-World Cup Victory Tour with a 7-2 win over Costa Rica Wednesday in front of 20,535 at Finley Stadium, the largest for a stand-alone WNT friendly in the southeastern region of the United States.


August 17, 2015
HANGING 'EM UP
Chalupny announces retirement from international soccer

CHICAGO--Veteran US Women's Natonal Team defender Lori Chalupny will retire at the end of the team's current 10-game World Cup Victory Tour.


August 17, 2015
BEST OF THE BEST
Five from U.S. named to Women's World Cup All-Stars

CHICAGO - Five members of the U.S. Women's National Team have been named to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup All-Star Squad as selected by FIFA's Technical Study Group .


August 16, 2015
TEARING UP THE TICAS
Press, O'Reilly lead U.S. rout of Costa Rica

PITTSBURGH ---Christen Press scored three goals and assisted on another and Heather O'Reilly scored twice as the U.S. Women's National Team routed Costa Rica in front of a crowd of 44,028 at Heinz Field.


August 12, 2015
TEXAS HOLD 'EM
Houston, Frisco to host CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying in February

CONCACAF Wednesday announced that the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship 2016 will be played in the United States in the Houston and Dallas metropolitan areas from Feb. 10-26.


August 10, 2015
TWO GAMES ADDED
USWNT to face Brazil in Orlando, Seattle

U.S. Soccer has announced two more matches for the U.S. Women's National Team on its Victory Tour with the 2015 Women's World Cup champions facing Brazil in Seattle and Orlando in October.


August 5, 2015
REWARDING THE COACH
U.S. women's coach Jill Ellis gets contract extension

The U.S. Soccer Federation announced Wednesday that it has agreed to a multi-year contract extension with Women's World Cup champion head coach Jill Ellis.


July 31, 2015
HOT TICKETS
More than 20K tickets each sold for USWNT games in Detroit, Birmingham

On the first day that tickets went on sale to the public for the U.S. women's national team's September matches in Detroit and Birmingham, Ala., more than 20,000 tickets have been sold for each venue.


July 27, 2015
SAYING GOODBYE
Boxx joins Holiday in retirement

The 10-match fall tour to celebrate the USA's championship run at the Women's World Cup will be the final matches in a U.S. uniform for midfielders Shannon Boxx and Lauren Holiday.


July 21, 2015
MEETING THE MATILDAS
U.S. Women to face Australia twice

Two more games on the U.S. Women's National Team's World Cup victory tour are set. They will face Australia in matches in Detroit and Birmingham, Alabama in September.


July 20, 2015
NOT NOW
U.S. Soccer refutes report of U.S. women playing at Yankee Stadium

The world champion U.S. women playing at Yankee Stadium? The New York Post says yes, but a U.S. Soccer spokesman says no.


July 11, 2015
THIS MOTHER APPROVES
Donna de Varona, mother of women's sports movement, likes what she sees

She is the mother of the women’s sports movement. She has seen it grow from its formative stages to what it is today, especially in soccer. So Donna de Varona certainly could not stay away from what transpired in lower Manhattan on Friday.


July 10, 2015
A BLIZZARD OF CONFETTI AND LOVE
USA women get a heroine's welcome on a memorable Friday afternoon in NYC

Hell certainly did not freeze over when the U.S. women's national team won its record third Women's World Cup last week, but the newly crowned world champions made it snow in the Big Apple in July. And not just in white, but in red, white and blue.


July 10, 2015
HER FIELD OF DREAMS
Carli Lloyd says she dreamt of scoring four goals in World Cup final, she tells Sirius XM



July 10, 2015
LOOK WHO'S NO. 1
USA women top FIFA rankings

The timing could not have been any better. On the day the United States national team was to be feted with a ticker-tape parade and given the keys to the city by New York City, the Americans ascended to the top spot in the FIFA women's soccer rankings.


July 9, 2015
THE CANYON OF HEROINES
USA women ready for their NYC close-up in a ticker-tape parade Friday

For two hours on Friday, the Canyon of Heroes in New York City will be transformed into the Canyon of Heroines when the city honors the world champion U.S. women's national team with a ticker-tape parade.


July 7, 2015
A HEROINES WELCOME
U.S. women will be feted in a ticker-tape parade down Broadway on Friday

Are you ready for a ticker-tape parade? Well, you better be. New York City will hold one for the U.S. national women's team on Friday, city officials said Tuesday.


July 7, 2015
GOING QUICKLY
USA women's match in Pittsburgh breaks 30K

More than 30,000 tickets have been sold for the U.S. Women's national team's first post-Women's World Cup match against Costa Rica at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Sunday, Aug. 16.


July 7, 2015
A CHANCE TO ATTEND
You can sign up for USWNT ceremonies at City Hall

The official New York City website Tuesday said there were limited places available for fans who would like the chance to attend the ceremony for the world champion U.S. women's national team at City Hall are the parade.


July 7, 2015
FROM CHAMPIONS TO HEROES
Report: USWNT to be honored with a ticker-tape parade down NYC's Canyon of Heroes Friday

Get ready for a Friday parade. According to ABC Eyewitness News, New York City will hold a ticker-tape parade for the women's soccer team on Friday, multiple sources said.


July 7, 2015
READY TO BE CANYON-IZED?
Manhattan borough president wants a parade for USA women in 'Canyon of Heroes'

Everyone loves a parade. How about a ticker-tape parade for the U.S. women's national team? Manhattan borough president Gale Brewer wants New York City mayor Bill de Blasio to hold one for the American women, who captured their third Women's World Cup championship on Sunday.


July 6, 2015
SHATTERING THE MARK
Women's World Cup final most watched soccer game ever

The fact that America loves a winner can be reflected in the television audience for Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final, where, powered by a Carli Lloyd hat trick, the United States defeated Japan 5-2. The game set a record as the most-watched soccer match in U.S. history, according to Nielsen.



APRIL’S HUNCH
Heinrichs: Winning Women’s World Cup could make Wambach decide to retire

Will she or won't she? Will Abby Wambach return to the U.S. national team for a shot at Olympic gold one more time or will the veteran striker decide to hang them up after securing the biggest thing missing from her personal soccer bucket list?


July 5, 2015
THEY'RE ON TOP OF THE WORLD
American women win their first world championship in 16 years, routing Japan

Brilliant, simply brilliant. There was no other way to describe the United States' 5-2 victory over Japan in the Women's World Cup final on Sunday. Ditto and then some for midfielder Carli Lloyd.



ON TOP OF THE WORLD
Lloyd's hat-trick powers USA women to their third world championship a 5-2 win over Japan

Brilliant, simply brilliant. There was no other way to describe the United States' 5-2 victory over Japan in the Women's World Cup final on Sunday. Ditto and then some for midfielder Carli Lloyd.


July 5, 2015
SOME SUPERLATIVES
Some interesting stats about Carli Lloyd's, USA's goals

Carli Lloyd’s three goals represent the first multi-goal game for a U.S. player in a World Cup final since Michelle Akers scored two goals against Norway in the USA’s 2-1 win in the 1991 Women's World Cup final in Guanzhou, China in 1991.


July 5, 2015
NOT JUST YET
Rampone hasn't made up her mind on whether she will retire internationally

Even if the United States beats Japan to win the Women's World Cup title, veteran defender Christie Rampone said that she doesn't know if she will retire from international soccer as a champion.


July 5, 2015
READY TO END THE DROUGHT
A confident USA team takes on Japan for the Women's World Cup crown

The United States women can end a 16-year drought in the Women's World Cup on Sunday. Win and they will secure their third world championship in seven tries, the most by any national team. Lose and it will be virtually a generation between titles, with the next tournament scheduled for France in 2019.


July 5, 2015
SHE'S READY
Morgan Brian can play for the USA

Midfielder Morgan Brian is ready to play for the United States in the Women's World Cup final Sunday.


July 4, 2015
IF THE USA WINS ...
... American women will have 10-city victory tour

If the U.S. women hoist the Women's World Cup trophy on Sunday, they will be rewarded with a 10-city victory tour.


July 3, 2015
READY TO MAKE SOME MORE HISTORY
USA women to Japan: Bring it on in WWC final

Leave it for the U.S. women's national team to make some history before hopefully making some more history. For the first time in history, the defending Olympic gold medalists will meet the reigning women's World Cup champions when the USA faces off with Japan at B.C. Place Sunday.


July 2, 2015
SHORTLISTED
Johnson, Lloyd, Rapinoe, Solo award finalists

To the winners go the spoils -- or at least to the finalists at this point. Four U.S. players find themselves shortlisted for two big awards at the Women's World Cup


July 2, 2015
HOT TICKETS
USWNT game in Chattanooga sold out

The American women haven't won the Women's World Cup, at least not yet, but they will be packing them in after the tournament.


July 1, 2015
REACHING NEW HIGHS
USA-Germany third most watched women's game

VANCOUVER – The U.S. Women’s National Team 2-0 win over Germany on Tuesday was the third most watched women's soccer game ever, drawing an average audience of 8.4 million viewers to FOX, according to fast nationals issued by Nielsen.


June 30, 2015
IN TRIPLICATE
Carli Lloyd continues her virtuoso knockout-round performances by knocking out Germany

Few players in the 24-year history of the Women's World Cup has accomplished what Carli Lloyd has in the past nine days. Three games, three vital goals and three player of the match honors.


June 30, 2015
FINAL-LY
U.S. plays best game, tops Germany to advance

Carli Lloyd and Kelley O’Hara scored to give the United States a 2-0 win over Germany at Olympic Stadium Tuesday night, sending the second ranked Americans into the final of the World Cup.


June 30, 2015
CLASH OF THE TITANS
Women's World Cup semis pits 2 best GKs in world - Hope Solo (USA) vs. Nadine Angerer (Germany)

Tuesday's Women's World Cup semifinals not only pits the two best teams in the world, it also will be a rare confrontation between the two finest goalkeepers on the planet. For only the sixth time, the USA's Hope Solo and Germany's Nadine Angerer will meet in a game.


June 28, 2015
THE DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY GETS HARDER
Wambach on Germany: 'In order to get to the final, we're going to have to play almost impeccable soccer'

Defeating an improved and up-and-coming China team is one thing. Taking on the top-ranked side in the world is another matter altogether.


June 27, 2015
REACHING NEW HIGHS
Friday's U.S. win 3rd most watched women's game ever

VANCOUVER,---Viewership for Friday's United States 1-0 win over China in the quarterfinal of the Women's World Cup set another high for television viewership, making it the third most watched women's soccer game in U.S. history.


June 26, 2015
SEMIFINAL BOUND
Lloyd's goal lifts USA into Women's World Cup semis

It's funny how things go sometimes. On a night in which the United States was not at full strength in the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup, the Americans not only find a way to win, but dominate their foes and play their best game of the competition.


June 26, 2015
A TRIP TO THE SEMIS
Lloyd connects to advance US

OTTAWA, Ontario – Midfielder Carli Lloyd celebrated her 200th international appearance in style, connecting in the 51st minute for the lone goal in a 1-0 United States quarterfinal win over China in the Women's World Cup before 24,141 spectators at Lansdowne Stadium Friday night.


June 25, 2015
SOME NEW LIFE
USA women can prove they are for real by playing well in Women's World Cup quarterfinals

For four games, American soccer fans have waited for the U.S. women's national team to break out of its offensive funk. And for four games they have been disappointed.


June 25, 2015
CONNECTED HISTORY
U.S., China intertwined in World Cup as both need a win Friday

The last time the United States and China squared off in a World Cup match, it produced an epic battle, the most watched soccer event in U.S. history and the Americans last World Championship.

The two sides meet Friday in a quarterfinal at Lansdowne Stadium in Ottawa, with the Americans having never lost to the Steel Roses in the World Cup---can they continue that streak?


June 24, 2015
AFTER CANADA
U.S. women to play Costa Rica twice in August

The U.S. women's national team will play its first two post-Women's World Cup matches, hosting Costa Rica twice in August.


June 23, 2015
DECISIONS, DECISIONS
Ellis must decide on who will replace Rapinoe, Holiday vs. China in WWC quarterfinals

Before the United States faces China in the FIFA Women's World Cup quarterfinals, head coach Jill Ellis has some tough decisions to make as she must find a way to replace half her midfield.


June 22, 2015
JUST GOOD ENOUGH
USA women struggle, get past 10-player Colombia to reach Women's World Cup quarterfinals

Despite struggling once again and having Abby Wambach miss a penalty kick, the United States book a spot in the Women's World Cup quarterfinals behind a 2-0 win over Colombia on Monday night.


June 22, 2015
QUARTERFINALS BOUND
Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd scored 2nd-half goals to power USA over Colombia in WWC Round of 16

Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd scored within a 13-minute span in the second half to lead the United States to a 2-0 win over 10-player Colombia in the Round of 16 of the FIFA Women's World Cup on Monday night.


June 21, 2015
A NOT-SO-GENTLE REMINDER
USA says it will take nothing for granted vs. Colombia after Australia upset Brazil

Without playing a knockout-round match in the FIFA Women's World Cup, the United States was reminded Sunday how fragile life can be for even the favorites.


June 19, 2015
NO EXPERIENCE? NO PROBLEM
Julie Johnston a standout for USWNT at WWC

When the United States prepared for the Women's World Cup, the spotlight was on several tried and true performers that have stood out in previous international competitions.



TOP OF THE HEAP
USA women win Group D with 1-0 win over Nigeria, reach knockout round

The United States booked a spot in the knockout round of the Women's World Cup and won Group D as well, recording a 1-0 win over shorthanded Nigeria in B.C. Place on Tuesday night.


June 13, 2015
VARIOUS SCENARIOS
How USWNT can advance to World Cup knockout round

Here are several scenarios on how the U.S. can advance to the Round of 16 of the Women's World Cup.


June 12, 2015
A HEAD'S UP PLAY
Meghan Klingenberg, the shortest player on the field, heads away sure goal to preserve tie vs. Sweden

On a team that boasts some of the most impressive firepower among all women's national teams, the United States needed a vital play by defender Meghan Klingenberg to preserve a scoreless draw with Sweden in Group D of the Women's World Cup on Friday night.


June 12, 2015
THE RESPONSE
U.S. Soccer responds to Sen. Blumenthal criticisms of it handling the Hope Solo domestic violence case

The United States Soccer Federation Friday responded in a letter to U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, who sent a letter to U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati.


June 12, 2015
INABILITY TO CONNECT
U.S. gets a 0-0 draw with Sweden

The United States kept its lead atop Group D at the Women's World Cup, but failed in a chance to advance to the knockout round, playing Sweden to a tough 0-0 draw at Winnipeg Stadium Friday night.



A TALE OF TWO MORGANS
Morgan Brian is savoring her 1st World Cup experience …

As she stood next to the fourth official’s table late in the United States' win over Australia at Winnipeg Stadium Monday night, Morgan Brian took in the moment.


June 9, 2015
A TALE OF TWO MORGANS
... while Alex Morgan savors playing for the 1st time in 66 days

Lost in the excitement of Megan Rapinoe connecting for the insurance score late in the United States' 3-1 triumph over Australia in the Women's World Cup opener was a late substitution.


June 8, 2015
IT'S THREE POINTS
US struggles, but opens World Cup with 3-1 win over Australia

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 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

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
DOUBLE BRACE
Leroux, Wambach lead USA over Mexico

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 15, 2015
NOT CRYSTAL CLEAR
Dunn not named to USWNT for World Cup

Rockville Centre, N.Y. native and defender-midfielder Crystal Dunn was not among the 23 selections by head coach Jill Ellis for the Women's World Cup this summer.


April 14, 2015
AN ARRAY OF DIFFERENT REACTIONS
USWNT's World Cup players show joy overwhelmed emotions to incredibly excited

It never gets old, even for a grizzled Women's World Cup and Olympic veteran such as Hope Solo. When the 33-year-old Solo discovered she was on the United States team that will play in Canada this season, she was ecstatic.


April 14, 2015
THE BEST 23
Ellis mixes vets, youth on World Cup roster

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

Jill Ellis has made up her mind. She has put together a 23-player roster for the Women's World Cup 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 27, 2015
CLOSING THE GAP
USA trails Germany in FIFA women's rankings by 10

The United States moved within 10 points of leaders Germany in the latest FIFA women's rankings that were released on Friday.


March 20, 2015
INTO TRAINING
Rampone, O'Hara, Dunn named to USA women's training roster for New Zealand match

Sky Blue FC defenders Christie Rampone and Kelley O'Hara and Rockville Centre, N.Y. native and defender Crystal Dunn were named to the 25-player roster that will train in Los Angeles for a week before traveling to St. Louis for the USA's game against New Zealand April 4.


March 11, 2015
MAKING THE DIFFERENCE
Johnston, Press do the scoring, Hope Solo the saving as the USA women defeat France to win Algarve Cup

FARO, Portugal - The final score should read Chicago Red Stars 2, France 0.


March 11, 2015
OUT FOR REVENGE
USA women meet France for Algarve crown

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 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

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 25, 2015
STONE SOLID
Rob Stone prime-time host of Fox Sports's WWC coverage

FOX Sports’ lead soccer studio host Rob Stone Wednesday was named the prime-time studio host for the network's coverage of the Women’s World Cup in Canada.


February 25, 2015
HER SIDE
Solo tells GMA that said made a 'horrible choice' leading up to her suspension

Speaking for the first time since her suspension by U.S. Soccer, goalkeeper Hope Solo admitted on Good Morning America on Wednesday that her husband driving a federation fan "was a horrible choice," that she talking to people about her anger and emotions and asking for forgiveness.


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

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 15, 2015
HONORARY STARTERS
Wambach, O'Hara, Rampone at Daytona 500

The U.S. Women's National Team has been named the Honorary Starter of the 57th Annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series set to take place on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. ET at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.


February 13, 2015
ONE GOAL'S ENOUGH
USA women dominate England in 1-0 win

Striker Alex Morgan scored in the 25th minute and a dominating United States side made sure that score held up for a 1-0 victory over England in a women's international match on Friday.


February 11, 2015
PARTNERS
Christie Rampone and Kwik Goal

Kwik Goal announced Wednesday that U.S. women's national team captain Christie Rampone became the official American professional female soccer player representative for the brand.


February 8, 2015
UNDERACHIEVERS
France bests USA women, 2-0

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 lo of trouble.


January 30, 2015
MAKING THE TEAM
O'Hara, Dunn on USWNT for European swing, Rampone not

Sky Blue FC defender Kelley O'Hara and defender Crystal Dunn of Rockville Centre, N.Y. were named to the U.S. women's national team for its two-game swing in Europe next month, while veteran center back Christie Rampone was not.


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