December 23, 2011 STILL NO. 1
U.S. women finish atop FIFA rankings
The United States finished 2011 atop the FIFA world women's rankings, the organization announced on Friday. The Americans accrued 2,148 points, only five point ahead of second-place Germany (2,143). Japan (2,106), which captured the Women's World Cup in July, cracked the top three for the first time in its history.
December 21, 2011 KIWIS COMING
New Zealand to play U.S. women
The U.S. Women's National Team will face New Zealand on Feb. 11 at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Texas, in a meeting between two teams that made emotional runs at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. The match will kick off at 4 p.m. ET.
December 20, 2011 MY DEAR, ABBY!
Wambach named AP athlete of the year
Abby Wambach accomplished something on Tuesday that neither Mia Hamm, Michelle Akers or Landon Donovan had been able to do. She became the first soccer player -- man or woman -- to be named athlete of the year by the Associated Press.
November 19, 2011 ENDING WITH A DRAW
U.S. women close out year 1-1 vs. Sweden
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Tobin Heath scored a second half goal to lift he United States to a 1-1 tie with Sweden in front of a record crowd of 18,482 at University of Phoenix Stadium Saturday night. It was the largest crowd to ever see the U.S. women in Arizona.
November 19, 2011 CAPPING THE YEAR
U.S. Women close out against Sweden
GLENDALE, Ariz.--The U.S. Women’s National Team will close out their resurgent 2011 campaign with a game against Sweden at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday night (9 pm ET, webcast on USSoccer.com).
September 22, 2011 O-CANADA
U.S. wins friendly three nil
Abby Wambach scored two goals and Alex Morgan added a late minute strike to give the United States a 3-0 win over Canada in the second game of their two game friendly series at Jeld Wen Field Thursday night.
September 17, 2011 MUTED CELEBRATION
U.S. Women tie Canada 1-1
KANSAS CITY, Kan.—If the U.S. Women needed any reminders that next year’s CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament will not be the cakewalk it once was, they needed to look no farther than Saturday night’s 1-1 draw with Canada in front of a boisterous crowd at Livestrong Sporting Park.
September 16, 2011 NO ROOM FOR ERROR
U.S. Women begin prep for 2012 Olympics
As they head into a pair of friendlies against Canada in what is being billed as a “celebration tour” following their loss in the Finals of the 2011 Women’s World Cup, the U.S. Women’s National Team knows what lies ahead, and there’s no room for error.
August 29, 2011 WORLD CUPPERS RETURN
All 21 named for USWNT friendlies
CHICAGO – The entire 21-player roster for the United States from this summer’s 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup will face Canada during the “WNT Celebration Series” on Sept. 17 at Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., and on Sept. 22 at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Ore.
August 3, 2011 BACK TOGETHER
U.S. Women in 2 game series with Canada
CHICAGO – The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team will return to the field for the first time since the conclusion of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup when it faces Canada in Kansas City, Kan., and Portland, Ore., during friendly matches in September.
July 18, 2011 NEW RECORD
WWC Final top cable rating ever for soccer
BRISTOL, Conn.---Sunday’s 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup Finals between the United States and Japan – which crowned Japan as tournament champion on a penalty shootout after the match ended in a 2-2 tie – was seen by an average 13.458 million viewers, based on a 7.4 U.S. household rating (8.58 million household impressions), making it the most-watched and highest-rated soccer telecast on an ESPN network, based on fast nationals by the Nielsen Company.
July 17, 2011 THE SUN RISES
Japan bests U.S. on penalties
FRANKFURT, Germany---Maybe Japan was the team of destiny. Maybe their shattered country needed the win in Sunday’s Women’s World Cup Final more, and the United States literally handed it to them.
July 17, 2011 DEFENSE WON’T REST
Stopping Japan will be chore for U.S.
Japan may be the surprise team of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, but the United States, who will face the upstarts in the final on Sunday (2:00 pm ET), know the Nadeshiko very well, having beaten them twice in the run up to the World Cup, in Columbus, Ohio and Cary, NC.
July 16, 2011 RIGHT AT HOME
Krieger looks forward to final in Frankfurt
A quick look down the U.S. Women’s National Team roster and one thing in particular stands out. Ali Krieger’s club. While every other player in the U.S. squad plies their trade in Women’s Professional Soccer, Krieger has spent the last three years playing in Germany. Frankfurt, to be specific. On Sunday, when the U.S. team steps out onto the field at Commerzbank Arena, it will be a very familiar feeling for the native of Dumfries, Va. She has played her professional soccer on that pitch for the last three years.