Women's Soccer USA

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

April 29, 2006

Notre Dame 3, Mexico WNT 0

"This was a pretty hard game for what's supposed to be our 'off' season," said Coach Waldrum. "Every time we play this team they show great improvement. I'm really happy about tonight's result."

April 27, 2006

Boston Renegades 0, Boston University 2

The Boston University women’s soccer team completed its successful spring season Wednesday night by defeating the Boston Renegades, 2-0 at Nickerson Field in an exhibition game.

April 23, 2006

U-20s: USA 4, Canada 0

The USA could have had several more goals in the first half with some sharper finishing from Rostedt, who failed to convert on five good chances in front of the net as she terrorized the Canadian back line.

Draw for FIFA Under-20 World Championship

FIFA U-20 World Championship August 17-September 3, 2006 in Russia.

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April 22, 2006

Portland 1, Mexico WNT 1

A night of soccer celebration ended in a draw Friday: a goal apiece for the University of Portland and Mexico's national women's soccer teams.

April 20, 2006

U-20s: USA 2, Brazil 0

The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Soccer Team put together a solid all-around performance to defeat Brazil, 2-0.

April 18, 2006


"We're dominating teams," Greg Ryan said. "All we've got to do is score a goal and we win."
"Our focus is not on the qualifiers, our focus is on getting better,"

April 17, 2006

Anson Dorrance

A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a judge's decision to dismiss a sexual harassment lawsuit against University of North Carolina women's soccer coach Anson Dorrance.
In a 2-1 ruling, the court rejected Melissa Jennings' claim that Dorrance's vulgar language and inappropriate comments to players created a sexually hostile educational environment.

April 16, 2006

U-20s: USA 2, Canada 2

The USA showed some quality possession and attacking soccer with Bock and midfielder Amanda Poach playing excellent matches in the middle of the field, carving through the Canadian midfield while linking well with the forwards. The Americans created more dangerous chances, out-shooting Canada, 15-12, but a pair of defensive breakdowns led to two Canadian goals and the first tie in international play this year for the U.S. U-20s.

April 10, 2006

Iowa State Coach Convicted Of Drunken Driving

A jury on Monday found the Iowa State University women's soccer coach guilty of drunken driving.
This is the second OWI conviction for Rebecca Hornbacher. Her attorney successfully fought to keep the results of a breath test from being submitted during the trial, but a jury still found her guilty.
Hornbacher must complete a substance abuse evaluation before her sentencing on April 26.

Duke 1, Mexico WNT 0

The entire first half was that way as Duke failed to score on numerous chances, and at halftime, the score was 0-0.
The Mexicans went on the attack in the second half, outshooting Duke 19-4.

April 09, 2006

North Carolina 0, Mexico WNT 1

Mexico controlled the pace, using deft passing and the right touch on long balls to stay on the offensive most of the game.
While the Lady Tar Heels had chances, including Sterling Smith's shot high over the goal from inside the 6-yard box, it was the Mexicans who excelled.
Mexico scored the winning goal in the second half when Luz del Rosario Saucedo Soto slotted the ball to the far post past the North Carolina goalkeeper for a 1-0 lead.

April 08, 2006

Louisville 0, Canada WNT 9

The Louisville women's soccer team fell 9-0 to the Canadian National team on Saturday afternoon in Cardinal Park. Christine Sinclair led the Canadians with two goals and an assist while Rhian Wilkinson added three assists and a goal.

April 06, 2006

Lori Chalupny joins River Cities FC

River Cities F.C. of the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) is pleased to announce the signing of Lori Chalupny, U.S. National Team member and a three-time NSCAA First Team All-American selection. This past fall for the University of North Carolina, Chalupny wrapped up her collegiate career with concensus First Team All-American selections from the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America), Soccer Buzz, Soccer America and Soccer Times magazines.

April 05, 2006

Auburn 0, Mexico WNT 2

"The first goal was a bomb and Fiser really didn't have a chance," Hoppa said. "It was in a crowd, and the kid just hit it great. The one thing about the national team, every single player on that team can strike the ball with her right or left foot, and that's a little different from what we see in college."

April 03, 2006

California Storm 4, University of the Pacific 1

WPSL runner-ups win 4-1 over UP in an exhibition on Saturday afternoon.

April 01, 2006


According to my sources it is about 55-45 that a women's pro league will return in 2007.
If not in 2007, it is almost certain that it will return in 2008.
It appears that the league will be structured as follows:
EAST: Atlanta, Chicago, Rochester, Washington
WEST: Denver, Los Angeles, San Diego, Vancouver

Fair Game magazine

Until now, no soccer publication in the US offered much in terms of women's soccer coverage. Publications such as Soccer America offered coverage that can be described as medicore at best.

Finally, I am excited!
A friend gave me the pilot issue of Fair Game magazine and I am impressed.
For any serious fan of the women's game, Fair Game is a must read. Good layout, quality photos, good articles and features. 
The pilot issue is now available from www.fairgamemagazine.com