August 12, 2016 SORE LOSER
Solo claims Sweden was '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 4, 2016 TUNING IN
NBCSN averages 1.3 million for USWNT game
RIO DE JANEIRO ––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 – topping by 107% the viewership for the team’s 2012 London Olympics opener (629,000 viewers for U.S.-France).
August 3, 2016 RUNNING IN RIO
USWNT opens Olympics with 2-0 win
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil---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 Mineirăo Stadium Wednesday.
August 3, 2016 NEXT UP
USWNT sets post-Olympic Games dates
CHICAGO -- 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.
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.
July 9, 2016 SOLO EFFORT
USWNT blanks South Africa, 1-0
CHICAGO -- 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 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
CLEVELAND - 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 the State of Ohio - in a match that was abandoned in the 76th minute due to inclement weather.
June 2, 2016 THRILLER
US Women draw Japan 3-3 in rematch of WWC final
COMMERCE CITY, Colo.--The US 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 in front of 18,572 at sold-out Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
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 12 p.m. CT Saturday, July 9 in a warmup game before the Olympic Games, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced Thursday.
April 25, 2016 WOUNDED KNEE
Lloyd sidelined 3 to 6 weeks
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 10, 2016 JULIE'S JEWEL
Johnston brace leads US Women past Colombia
CHESTER, Pa.---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
April 4, 2016 WORLD CUP REMATCH
USWNT set for Japan in June
CHICAGO -- 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. The match will be broadcast on FS1.
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 FRIENDLY PREPARATION
Ellis names USWNT roster for Colombia matches
CHICAGO -- U.S. Women's National Team coach Jill Ellis has named 23 players for training camp in preparation for friendly matches against Colombia. The USA will train in Orlando, Fla., for six days before meeting the Colombians at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, Conn., at 7 p.m. April 6 (FS1) and at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa., at 2 p.m. ET April 10 (ESPN).
March 9, 2016 SHEBELIEVES IS US
Women's National Team defeats Germany
BOCA RATON, Fla.---First half goals by Alex Morgan and Samatha Mewis led a come from behind United States 2-1 victory over Germany in the inaugural SheBelieves Cup Championship match in front of 13,501 fans at Florida Atlantic University Stadium Wednesday night.
March 3, 2016 DUNN DEAL
Seventh goal of year gives USWNT 1-0 win over England
TAMPA, Fla. -- 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 SHEBELIEVES ROSTERS
U.S., England, France Germany teams set
CHICAGO -- Morgan Brian, Crystal Dunn and Hope Solo, who led the U.S. to the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying title this month, were named to the roster for the SheBelieves Cup, considered the top four-nation women's international tournament this year.
February 23, 2016 MAKE IT TWO
USWNT set for Colombia rematch
CHICAGO -- 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.
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.
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.
December 16, 2015 PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Carli Lloyd takes US Soccer top honor
CHICAGO - 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 pre-game 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
GLENDALE, Arizona - The US 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.
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, Ariz
CHICAGO - 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 THE VICTORS PLUS
Seven added to U.S. Women's roster
CHICAGO - The 2015 Women's World Cup champions may be on a Victory Tour, but U.S. coach Jill Ellis is using the occasion to look at some other players, as the team heads into matches against Brazil on October 21 in Seattle and October 25 in Orlando.
October 16, 2015 SAN ANTONIO BOUND
U.S. women to play T&T at Alamodome Dec. 10
CHICAGO - 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
CHICAGO - 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 at 8 p.m. ET (FOX Sports 1).
September 20, 2015 ANOTHER ROUT
U.S. Women blank Haiti 8-0
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - 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 11, 2015 ROSTER SET
Crystal Dunn added to UWSNT for Haiti games
CHICAGO - 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 of the NWSL, will leave soccer all together in order 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
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee -- 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.
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.
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 United States
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 12, 2015 INABILITY TO CONNECT
U.S. gets a 0-0 draw with Sweden
WINNIPEG, Manitoba--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.
June 8, 2015 SOLID START
US opens World Cup with 3-1 win over Australia
WINNIPEG--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 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 LEROUX STRIKES FOR U.S.
Scores two against Mexico, so does Wambach
CARSON, Calif. -- 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 mixed vets, youth on World Cup roster
CHICAGO – 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
VILA REAL DE SAN ANTONIO, Portugal -- 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 13, 2015 ONE GOAL'S ENOUGH
U.S. women dominate England in 1-0 win
MILTON KEYNES, England - Striker Alex Morgan scored in the 25th minute and a dominating United States side ensured that score held for a 1-0 victory over England in a women's international match on Friday.
February 8, 2015 UNDERACHIEVERS
France beats USA women, 2-0
LORIENT, France - 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 lot of trouble.