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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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).
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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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.