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August 12, 2016
WITH A HEAVY HEART
Akers feels USA women were lacking something in their hearts, laments the loss of Wambach

The legendary Michelle Akers wasn't too shy about making her opinions known after the United States was eliminated for the Olympics and the Women's World Cup for the first time Friday.


August 12, 2016
SORE LOSER
Solo calls Sweden 'a bunch of cowards' after USA elimination

Well, Hope Solo was at it again Friday afternoon. No, she wasn't making any saves to save the U.S. women's bacon in their Olympic quarter final elimination to Sweden in Brasilia, Brazil. It was her reaction to the defeat after the Swedes handed the Americans their earliest elimination from a tournament -- Women's World Cup or Olympics.


August 12, 2016
A DEVASTATING ELIMINATION
Three-time defending champion U.S. women lose to Sweden in penalties, ousted from Olympic quarterfinals

For the first time in six Olympic appearances, the three-time defending Olympic champion United States women have failed to reach the semifinals. The Americans were eliminated by Sweden on penalty kicks, 4-3, in the Olympic women's soccer quarterfinals at Mane Garrincha Stadium Friday afternoon.


August 11, 2016
THAT FACE IS FAMILIAR
In the quarterfinals, USA women will take on their former coach who led them to last 2 gold medals

Pia Sundhage has found herself in a giant role reversal. Sundhage, who directed the United States to the last two gold medals in the Olympic women's soccer tournament, will use everything at her disposal to try and block the Americans' attempt to reach the Rio Summer Games final and vie for its fourth consecutive championship.


August 9, 2016
A SOLO STRUGGLE
Despite surrendering late free kick in 2-2 tie with Colombia, USA women still wins Olympic Group G

It’s a good thing the United States’ 2-2 draw with Colombia was a group stage match and not a knockout round encounter. In one of her shakiest performances, goalkeeper Hope Solo allowed two free kicks, including the equalizer in the 90th minute of their Group G encounter at Tuesday night.


August 6, 2016
SAME OLD, SAME OLD
Lloyd's goal, Solo's superb saves lift undefeated USA women over France in Olympics

Two veteran players pulled off familiar heroics for the United States, which moved closer to clinching a quarterfinal berth at the Rio Olympics Saturday. Midfielder Carli Lloyd scored the lone goal and goalkeeper Hope Solo stopped everything sent her way as the top-ranked Americans survived a late onslaught by No. 3 France, 1-0, in Group G at the Rio Olympics.


August 4, 2016
TUNING IN
NBCSN averages 1.3 million for USWNT game

NBCSN averaged 1.3 million viewers for the U.S. women’s soccer team’s 2-0 victory over New Zealand Wednesday day on the opening day of soccer competition at the Rio Olympics.


August 3, 2016
RUNNING IN RIO
USWNT opens Olympics with 2-0 win

Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan each scored as the United State Women's National Team opened the 2016 Rio de Janiero Olympics with a 2-0 win over New Zealand at Mineirão Stadium Wednesday.


August 3, 2016
NEXT UP
USWNT sets post-Olympic Games dates

The U.S. women's national team will meet Thailand and the Netherlands in its first two matches following the Olympic Games, U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday.


August 3, 2016
FOR OPENERS
Here's how the American women have fared in the five previous Olympic opening matches since 1996

With the Olympic women's soccer tournament opening in Brazil today, let's take a look back at how the American women have fared in their openers at the Summer Games since the competition was instituted in 1996.


July 22, 2016
SHE'S BACK
Carli Lloyd leads USWNT to victory in final Olympic sendoff match

Captain Carli Lloyd scored her first goal since returning from a knee injury as the U.S. Women’s National Team took a 4-0 victory over Costa Rica in an Olympic Games sendoff match at Children’s Mercy Park Friday night.


July 21, 2016
IT'S AS EASY AS NBC
How to catch U.S. women in the Olympics

All three Olympic group matches for the U.S. women will be available across a wide array of options, airing on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), NBC Universo and the Soccer Specialty Channel as well as on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app, U.S. Soccer announced Thursday.



ALLIE'S LONG JOURNEY
East Northport's Long made many sacrifices to make the USWNT for the Rio Olympics

If this wasn't enough motivation, then nothing would do. While living in Houston at her fiancé’s parents for five months during the National Women's Soccer League off-season, Allie Long was always reminded as to why she was there.


July 12, 2016
THE FINAL 18
USWNT Olympic roster announced

Midfielders Tobin Heath and Carli Lloyd, plus goalkeeper Hope Solo, have been named to their third U.S. Women’s team Olympic Games roster, announced by coach Jill Ellis Tuesday.


July 12, 2016
THE RIO TRIO
O'Hara, Dunn, Long named to U.S. women's Olympic team

Three area women have been chosen to the U.S. women's Olympic team. Sky Blue FC defender Kelley O'Hara and Crystal Dunn and Allie Long of Long Island were tapped by head coach Jill Ellis for the Rio Summer Games next month.


July 11, 2016
D-DAY
Ellis to announce Olympic team Tuesday

Tuesday is D-Day. That's when U.S. women's national coach Jill Ellis will unveil the 18-player roster for the Rio Olympics and the four alternates.


July 9, 2016
SOLO EFFORT
Hope Solo becomes 1st GK to record 100 international shutouts as USWNT blanks South Africa, 1-0

Hope Solo became the first goalkeeper to earn 100 international shutouts as the U.S. Women's National Team defeated South Africa, 1-0, in the teams’ first meeting before a crowd of 19,272 at Soldier Field Saturday.


June 23, 2016
BACK IN THE MIX
Lloyd, Rapinoe return for USWNT training camp

Co-captain Carli Lloyd and midfielder Megan Rapinoe will return to the U.S. Women's National Team training camp roster in preparation for next month’s match against South Africa, coach Jill Ellis announced Thursday.


June 23, 2016
A LAST LOOK OR TWO
Ellis names 24 players for training camp before she makes her final Olympic cuts

Before she names her 18-player roster for the Rio Olympics, U.S. women's national coach Jill Ellis has some tough decisions to make. She will begin making them in the final two warm-up matches next month.


June 14, 2016
TICO WARMUP
USWNT set for Costa Rica match

The U.S. Women's National Team will face Costa Rica in its final Olympic Games tuneup at 8 p.m. CT Friday, July 22 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan.


June 5, 2016
INCLEMENT IN CLEVELAND
U.S. women win weather shortened game, 2-0

The U.S. women's national team defeated Japan, 2-0, on goals from Julie Johnston and Alex Morgan in front of 23,535 fans - a record attendance for a WNT game in Ohio - in a match that was abandoned in the 76th minute due to inclement weather.


June 2, 2016
THRILLER
U.S. women draw Japan 3-3 in rematch of WWC final

The U.S. women's national team battled back from two goals down and took a late lead before ultimately settling for a 3-3 draw with Japan Thursday.


May 26, 2016
WINDY CITY WARMUP
USWNT sets South Africa match

The U.S. Women's National Team will meet South Africa at Soldier Field in Chicago at 1 p.m. ET Saturday, July 9 in a warmup game before the Olympic Games, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced Thursday.


May 25, 2016
NO CAMP FOR HER
Rampone ruled out of USWNT training camp

Sky Blue FC defender Christie Rampone has been ruled out of the upcoming U.S. women's national team camp prior to the friendly games against Japan.


May 18, 2016
ON THE TEAM AGAIN
Rampone called in for Japan friendlies

Christie Rampone is back with the U.S. women's national team. The veteran defender, and Sky Blue FC teammate and defender Kelley O'Hara were among the 25 players invited to training camp prior to a pair of June friendlies against Japan.


April 25, 2016
WOUNDED KNEE
Lloyd sidelined 3 to 6 weeks with MCL sprain

U.S. women's international midfielder Carli Lloyd suffered a Grade 1 MCL sprain and will miss from three to six weeks with the Houston Dash, the National Women's Soccer League team said Monday.


April 19, 2016
CLEVELAND CONFRONTATION
USWNT to take on Japan again June 5

The U.S. women's national team will face Japan on June 5 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland as it continues its preparations for the Rio Olympics.


April 14, 2016
AN OLYMPIAN TASK
USWNT to face New Zealand, France, Colombia in Olympic group play

The United States will face New Zealand, France and Colombia in Group G at the 2016 Olympic women's soccer tournament throughout Brazil from Aug. 3-19.


April 10, 2016
SECOND GLANCE
Johnston completes her brace against Colombia



April 10, 2016
JULIE'S JEWEL
Johnston brace leads US Women past Colombia

Julie Johnston scored two goals, both on free kick assists by Tobin Heath, as the U.S. women’s national team blanked Colombia for the second time in four days, this time taking a 3-0 win Sunday at sold-out Talen Energy Stadium.


April 6, 2016
LONG ISLAND 3, COLOMBIA 0
Allie Long (2 goals), Crystal Dunn (1 goal) power USWNT to a 7-0 victory

The Long Island connection of Allie Long and Crystal Dunn was running on all cylinders and then some for the U.S. women's national team Wednesday night.


April 4, 2016
WORLD CUP REMATCH
USWNT set for Japan in June

The U.S. women's national team will face Japan at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., at 7 p.m. MT June 2, U.S. Soccer announced Monday.


April 3, 2016
DUI
Abby Wambach arrested in Portland

Former U.S. women's international standout Abby Wambach was arrested early Sunday on a DUI charge in Portland, Oregon.












March 31, 2016
WANTING EQUAL PAY
U.S. women's team files wage-discrimination action against U.S. Soccer

Before meeting its next opponent, the U.S. women's national team has taken on an imposing foe -- U.S. Soccer. Five players have filed on behalf of the entire team a wage-discrimination action against U.S. Soccer with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


March 22, 2016
ON THE ROSTER
Long, O'Hara, Dunn called in for U.S. women's friendlies vs. Colombia next month

Three players with local ties -- midfielder Allie Long, defender Kelley O'Hara and midfielder-forward Crystal Dunn -- Tuesday were named to the U.S. women's national team 23-player roster for a pair of friendlies vs. Colombia next month.


March 9, 2016
SHEBELIEVES IS US
Women's National Team defeats Germany

First-half goals by Alex Morgan and Samatha Mewis led the United States 2-1 comeback victory over Germany in the inaugural SheBelieves Cup Championship match in front of 13,501 fans at Florida Atlantic University Stadium Wednesday night.


March 6, 2016
SHOW STOPPER
Morgan goal gives U.S. 1-0 win over France

NASHVILLE - A dramatic stoppage-time goal from Alex Morgan lifted the U.S. Women's National Team past France 1-0 at Nissan Stadium Sunday.


March 3, 2016
DUNN DEAL
Seventh goal of year gives USWNT 1-0 win over England

Crystal Dunn scored her seventh goal of the year on a spectacular second-half shot, giving the United States Women's National Team a 1-0 win over England in the first game of the SheBelieves Cup at Raymond James Stadium Thursday night.


February 26, 2016
GETTING THE CALL AGAIN
O'Hara, Dunn called into USA team for SheBelieves Cup

Two familiar area names have been named to the United States' 22-player roster for the SheBelieves Cup. Selected to the Americans squad were Sky Blue FC defender Kelley O'Hara and Washington Spirit forward Crystal Dunn of Rockville Centre, N.Y.


February 23, 2016
MAKE IT TWO
USWNT set for Colombia rematch

The U.S. Women's National Team will face Colombia at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa., at 2 p.m. ET Sunday, April 10. The teams will also meet at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, Conn., at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday, April 6.


February 21, 2016
GETTING THE GOLDEN BOOT
Dunn finishes as top goal-scorer

Crystal Dunn's trophy case is getting a bit more crowded. Not only did she earn a gold medal from the United States winning the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship, the Rockville Centre, N.Y. native also wound up as the Golden Boot winner as the leading goal-scorer of the tournament.


February 21, 2016
GOING FOURTH
USA women capture CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying crown for the 4th time

The United States women won yet another CONCACAF competition Sunday. And the sun also rises.


February 21, 2016
SHOWING WHO'S THE BOSS AGAIN
USA women capture CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying crown for the 4th time

The United States women won yet another CONCACAF competition Sunday. And the sun also rises.


February 21, 2016
BORDER CLASH FOR THE TITLE
With Olympic berths already secured, USA, Canada vie for CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship

Just leave it to Hope Solo to stir the pot just a bit before the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship between the United States and Canada Sunday.


February 21, 2016
FROM SPECTATOR TO PARTICIPANT
Meghan Klingenberg has her reasons on going to Rio

When the United States players were awarded the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, defender Meghan Klingenberg certainly had mixed emotions.


February 20, 2016
HER PATH IS CRYSTAL CLEAR
Dunn excited about qualifying for the Olympics

A year after missing out on playing at the Women's World Cup in Canada, Crystal Dunn has an opportunity to participate at the Rio Summer Olympics this summer.


February 19, 2016
MAKING IT OFFICIAL
USA women do what they have to do, defeat Trinidad to book another trip to the Olympics

Given what the U.S. women's national team brings to the table and to the soccer pitch, qualifying for the Olympics is considered inevitable. That doesn't necessarily meant the team takes its task lightly.


February 19, 2016
TICKET TO RIO
U.S. Women qualify for Olympics

HOUSTON, Texas – The U.S. women qualified for their sixth consecutive Olympic soccer tournament Friday night.

Forward Alex Morgan registered her third career hat-trick and Carli Lloyd and Tobin Heath tallied once to lift the Americans to a 5-0 semifinal win over Trinidad & Tobago in the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship at BBVA Compass Stadium and to book a spot to Rio this summer.


February 19, 2016
READY TO LEAVE IT ON THE FIELD
T&T women realize they face an Olympian task against the USA to reach the Olympics

The Trinidad & Tobago women have a huge task in front of them. They have to find a way Friday to upset the world champion United States to clinch a berth at the Rio Olympics.


February 19, 2016
PUTTING IT INTO PERSPECTIVE
Lloyd: Olympic semifinal qualifier is a 'World Cup final'

United States captain Carli Lloyd, who has forged a reputation with some memorable gold-medal standard performances in the Summer Games, is not taking Trinidad & Tobago lightly in the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship semifinals Friday.


February 18, 2016
AN IMPRESSIVE QUARTET
USWNT's Lloyd, Solo, Johnston, Klingenberg named to 11-player world all-star team

Four United States players were named to the first Women's World XI team, FIFPro announced Thursday.


February 15, 2016
A VERY HIGH FIVE
Crystal Dunn enjoys a career night in her very short U.S. national team career with 5 goals

Incredible as it may sound, Crystal Dunn had never scored five goals in a competitive match. Not with the Albertson Fury, the University of North Carolina, any of the U.S. women's youth teams and not even when she won the National Women's League scoring crown and MVP honors last year.


February 15, 2016
FIVE EASY PIECES
A quick look at each Crystal Dunn goal

Here's a quick look at each of Crystal Dunn's five goals in the United States' 10-0 triumph over Puerto Rico in the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship at Toyota Stadium Monday night.


February 15, 2016
OH WHAT A NIGHT
Crystal Dunn ties USA record, scoring 5 goals in 10-0 win over Puerto Rico in Olympic qualifying

Crystal Dunn scored five goals to spark the United States to a 10-0 victory over Puerto Rico to secure the Group A crown in the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship (CWOQ) in Toyota Stadium Monday night.


February 15, 2016
GOING FOR A CLEAN SWEEP
USWNT eye victory, full 9 group points in Olympic qualifying vs. Puerto Rico

With one goal secured -- reaching the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship -- the United States has another one to strive for against Puerto Rico Monday night.


February 13, 2016
A REAL TOUGH THREE POINTS
USA survives an organized, physical, defensive-minded Mexico to reach Olympic qualifying semifinals

One by one, players from the U.S. women's national team walked somewhat wearily through the mixed zone at Toyota Stadium and trudged toward the team bus.


February 13, 2016
SURVIVING A TIGHT ONE
Carli Lloyd converts rebound of her saved PK to lift USA over Mexico into semis in Olympic qualifying

Captain Carli Lloyd put in a rebound of her saved penalty kick to lift the United States to a hard-fought 1-0 Group triumph over Mexico and into the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship Saturday.


February 13, 2016
NOT SO SECRET WEAPON ANYMORE
But USA women hint they could use that kickoff set piece again or a variation of it

Just because the United States has used that surprising set piece on one opening kickoff doesn't necessarily mean they have mothballed it away from the rest of the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship.


February 13, 2016
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS, QUALITY
Mexico coach Cuellar: USA can field two teams in the top 10 of the world

The United States women's national team doesn't rebuild, they reload. Perhaps no one knows this better than the leader of one of the Americans' biggest CONCACAF rivals, Mexico head coach Leonardo Cuellar.


February 13, 2016
GOING FOR GOALS GALORE
Klingenberg: USA won't let up against Mexico or anyone else

When the United States takes on rival Mexico in a vital CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship game Saturday, the Americans won't leave anything to chance.


February 11, 2016
MAKING IT CRYSTAL CLEAR
Dunn makes an impact as she is in the middle of the 1st three goals in the USWNT win

Just about the only thing that did not go right for Crystal Dunn Wednesday night was her goal celebration.


February 10, 2016
THE GOAL
An in-depth look at Alex Morgan's score that set the tone of the USA win

Costa Rica kept it as close as it could against the United States. Then came the opening kickoff. And all hell broke loose.


February 10, 2016
LEAVING NO DOUBT
Morgan strikes twice, including 12 seconds into the match, to lift USWNT to 5-0 win over Costa Rica

New generation of players, same old national team. Alex Morgan scored twice, including the fastest goal in CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship (CWOQ) history, to spark the United States to a 5-0 victory over Costa Rica in the opening Group A match for both teams at Toyota Stadium Wednesday night.


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.


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