Women's Soccer USA

Coverage of women's soccer in the US. If it's not here...it's not important...

March 31, 2006

Texas A&M beats China University All Stars

Texas A&M - 1
China University All Stars - 0

March 30, 2006

Hornbacher fights second drunken driving charge

Iowa State University's women's soccer coach Rebecca Hornbacher is fighting her second OWI charge.
A judge has ruled that the results of her breath test cannot be used because the officer didn't follow the proper procedures.
Her trial has been pushed back to April 6.

March 29, 2006

USA opens residency with 25 players

GOALKEEPERS: Nicole Barnhart (Gilbertsville, Pa.), Jenni Branam (Placentia, Calif.), Briana Scurry (Dayton, Minn.), Hope Solo (Richland, Wash.);
DEFENDERS: Nancy Augustyniak (Peachtree City, Ga.), Lori Chalupny (St. Louis, Mo.), Tina Frimpong (Vancouver, Wash.), Amy LePeilbet (Reno, Nev.), Heather Mitts (Cincinnati, Ohio), Nandi Pryce (Casselberry, Fla.), Christie Rampone (Point Pleasant, N.J.), Cat Whitehill (Birmingham, Ala.);
MIDFIELDERS: Shannon Boxx (Redondo Beach, Calif.), Angela Hucles (Virginia Beach, Va.), Carli Lloyd (Delran, N.J.), Kristine Lilly (Wilton, Conn.), Marci Miller (St. Charles, Ill.), Leslie Osborne (Brookfield, Wis.), Lindsay Tarpley (Kalamazoo, Mich.), Aly Wagner (San Jose, Calif.);
FORWARDS: Danielle Fotopoulos (Altamonte Springs, Fla.), Natasha Kai (Kahuku, Hawaii), Heather O'Reilly (East Brunswick, N.J.), Abby Wambach (Rochester, N.Y.), Christie Welsh (Massapequa Park, N.Y.).

March 25, 2006

U20s win over Pepperdine

US U20 - 2
Pepperdine - 0

March 24, 2006

U20s and U21s split

US U20 - 3
US U21 - 1

US U20 - 1
US U21 - 4

March 23, 2006

New women's soccer magazine launched!

Finally, there is a new magazine devoted entirely to women's soccer! 
Fair Game magazine is new to US and Canada and will focus completely on girls and women's soccer.   The pilot issue is now available from www.fairgamemagazine.com and features:
College Cup: The Pilots' NCAA triumph in pictures
Club Profiles: FC Indiana and New Jersey Wildcats
Main Interview: Christie Welsh answers questions from Hermann Trophy nominee, Tiffany Weimer
International Player Profile: Germany's Birgit Prinz Plus plenty more, including USWNT poster, women's soccer news, fun stuff and endurance tips.  
A single copy is available for $3.95 and can be ordered from www.fairgamemagazine.com.  
Anybody with women's soccer news or ideas for articles are strongly encouraged to contact Fair Game magazine at info@fairgamemagazine.com.  
The publishers of Fair Game would like feedback from as many soccer players as possible and the next three issues of Fair Game are available FREE to the first 1000 readers who complete the feedback questionnaire at www.fairgamemagazine.com/feedback.  

March 21, 2006

Kai invited to WNT residency

"I am definitely going to residency camp."

"We're going to be together for five months. It is a great opportunity. I am so lucky to be able to play with such wonderful girls and athletes. It is really hard to explain. I'm at a loss for words," Kai said.

U20s win 3-0

Long Beach State women's soccer lost 3-0 to the U.S. Women's Under-20 National Team on Monday in a spring exhibition game at the Home Depot Center complex.
Freshman All-American Jessica Rostedt from the University of Virginia scored two goals for Team USA, which had converted on two of five first half shots, but just one of 10 second half tallies.

March 20, 2006

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March 16, 2006

UMBRO increases share of USL ownership

United Soccer Leagues announced that majority shareholder UMBRO International Ltd has acquired an additional 30 percent share in ownership of USISL, Inc. (d/b/a USL).
"UMBRO has great confidence in the growth potential of the USL and its management," said Martin Prothero, Senior VP, Marketing & International for UMBRO International and Chairman of the USL Board of Directors.
The acquisition of the 30 percent previously held by Varsity Spirit brings UMBRO International's share to 94 percent with the remaining six percent being held by founder and President Francisco Marcos.

March 15, 2006

Germany wins 4-3 on penalty kicks

USA - 0
Germany - 0

Germany wins 4-3 on pks. Wambach and Boxx miss for the US.

March 11, 2006

U-20 WNT beaten by BYU

A confident BYU women's soccer team, filled with great potential and promise, proved it can play with the best in the nation by defeating the U 20 Women's National Team, 2-1, Saturday in Texas.

USA 5, Denmark 0

Heather O'Reilly scored twice and the U.S. women's team beat Denmark 5-0 in the Algarve Cup on Saturday. Captain Kristine Lilly, Abby Wambach and Natasha Kai also scored for the U.S. team in its largest margin of victory in the 13-year history of the tournament.

March 09, 2006

U-20 WNT beaten by Texas A&M

Texas A&M Aggies beat the United States Under 20 National Team 2-1 Thursday night.

A lesson in personal responsibility

"An Iowa State University soccer coach charged with drunken driving has filed a motion to have results from conversations and chemical test results suppressed.
Rebecca Hornbacher, 30, was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated Dec. 8, after she was stopped on Wessex Drive.
A motion filed at the end of February by Hornbacher's lawyer, Brian Humke, of Ames, claims officers denied her the chance to use her cell phone to look up a phone number and improperly administered breath tests to see how much alcohol was in her system.
In 2001, she received a deferred judgment for an operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated charge in Mills County. According to Iowa law, anyone convicted of a second drunken driving charge must spend at least seven days in jail and face up to a $5,000 fine."

You see Iowa State recruits, it wasn't her fault...and this is another lesson on personal responsibility.

USA 0, China 0

Scoring Summary:
          1      2    F
USA    0      0    0
CHN   0      0    0

USA: 18-Hope Solo; 2-Heather Mitts, 8-Tina Frimpong (4-Cat Whitehill, 46), 14-Amy LePeilbet, 3-Christie Rampone; 7-Shannon Boxx, 5-Lindsay Tarpley (11-Carli Lloyd, 46), 10-Aly Wagner; 9-Heather O’Reilly (19-Christie Welsh, 61), 20-Abby Wambach, 13-Kristine Lilly – Capt.
Subs not used: 1-Jenni Branam, 6-Natasha Kai, 12-Leslie Osborne, 15-Marci Miller, 16-Amy Rodriguez, 21-Stephanie Lopez.
Head Coach: Greg Ryan

CHN: - 1-Han Wenxia; 16-Liu Yali, 18-Pu Wei – Capt., 20-Liu Huana, 26-Yaun Fan (3-Li Jie, 76); 8-Zhang Ying, 11-Bai Lili, 13-Zhao Xiaoyan (25-Zhang Na, 54), 17-Pan Lina, 9-Han Duan, 19-Ma Xiaoxu (10-Sun Wen, 58).
Subs not used: 2-Wang Kun, 5-Bi Shuai, 6-Shi Mengyu, 12-Qu Feifei, 22-Xiao Zhen.
Head Coach: Ma Liangxing

Statistical Summary:
Shots: 16 / 8
Shots on Goal: 4 / 5
Saves: 5 / 4
Corner Kicks: 7 / 1
Fouls: 12 / 9
Offside: 8 / 1

March 07, 2006

Cal to Retire Joy Fawcett's Number

Joy Fawcett, who starred at California from 1986-89, will have her uniform number retired before the Golden Bears' annual alumni game Saturday, March 11, at Memorial Stadium. The alumni game, which pits former Cal women's soccer players against the current team, kicks off at approximately 1:15 p.m. Fawcett's No. 5 will be retired at a 1 p.m. pre-game ceremony, and fans can see her play in the alumni game.

March 06, 2006

Algarve Cup

The Germans and the United States are clearly the class of the tournament. China, Sweden and Norway are close on their heels. While the Americans are riding high off a Four Nations Cup title and are still undefeated under Ryan, streaks are made to end. The fresh talent of the U.S. should run into a wiser and tested German squad in the final. Through savvy and guile in addition to their rock-solid defense, the Germans will claim their long-awaited Algarve title.