Women's Soccer USA

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

September 29, 2006

Ryan Names Roster For Showdown with Chinese Taipei

GOALKEEPERS (2): Briana Scurry, Hope Solo
DEFENDERS (6): Lori Chalupny, Tina Frimpong, Stephanie Lopez, Kate Markgraf, Heather Mitts, Christie Rampone
MIDFIELDERS (5): Angela Hucles, Carli Lloyd, Marci Miller, Leslie Osborne, Aly Wagner
FORWARDS (5): Danesha Adams, Kristine Lilly, Megan Rapinoe, Lindsay Tarpley, Abby Wambach.

September 27, 2006

European soccer anyone?

Former WUSA Atlanta Beat players Nancy and Julie Augustyniak powered FC Indiana in tiny Goshen, Indiana to the WPSL and US Open Cup Championships in 2005, after playing in Germany and Sweden in 2004. Though acknowledging the cultural benefit of living in Europe, soccer wise Nancy felt that it wasn’t the best experience. “The biggest difference between WUSA and a team in Sweden or Germany, was that the last place team [in WUSA] could beat the first place [European] team any day.”

September 16, 2006

Duke 0, Florida 1

The Florida Gators downed the Blue Devils, 1-0.
Duke falls to 4-3-0, while Florida improves to 4-2-1.

September 14, 2006

USA 3, Mexico 1

The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Mexico, 3-1, as Abby Wambach scored twice and Lindsay Tarpley added a goal.

The USA returns to the field on Oct. 1 against Chinese Taipei at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. That match kicks off at 1 p.m. PT live on ESPN2.
The US will finish its 2006 schedule of domestic friendly matches on Oct. 8 at the University of Richmond against Iceland. That game kicks off at 2 p.m. ET live on ESPN2.

September 13, 2006

USA vs. Mexico

This installment of the USA-Mexico rivalry takes on a unique twist as it’s possible that the two countries may meet at the end of November in Women’s World Cup qualifying.
While the dates, venues and match-ups for the 2006 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup, which will serve as the qualifying tournament for the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup, have not yet been announced, the teams know that the tournament itself will be in the United States at the end of November.
The USA has a bye to the semifinals of the tournament, while Mexico won its pre-qualifying tournament in Mexico earlier this year to earn its place in the six-team Women’s Gold Cup. For now, the teams will focus on their primetime matchup on Wednesday, Sept. 13, in Rochester, N.Y.
The match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 beginning at 7:55 p.m. ET.

September 11, 2006

Virginia 0, Seton Hall 1

The Virginia women's soccer team was upset 1-0 by Seton Sunday afternoon in the final game of the Virginia Nike Soccer Classic at Klockner Stadium. The loss snapped the Cavaliers' school record 14-game home winning streak and dropped their record to 4-2-0 on the season. The Pirates improve to 3-3-0.

September 07, 2006

Mexican sensation moves to USA

14 year old Mexican sensation Veronica Charlyn Corral moes to Indiana.

September 04, 2006

US falling further behind

“The women’s game has seen tremendous growth and improvement, especially outside of the United States." - US U-20 coach Tim Schulz.

This year marks the first time the US did not finish first in at least one international competition.
Algarve Cup - did not win
Nordic Cup - did not win
U-20 WC - did not win

September 03, 2006

U-20s: USA Fails to Finish in Top-Three at FIFA Women’s Championship for First Time

The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team suffered its second consecutive penalty kick shootout loss at the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Championship, falling 0-0 (6-5) in the third-place match three days after dropping a 0-0 (5-4) result to China in the semifinal. The fourth place finish marked the first time a U.S. women’s team had finished out of the top-three in the 10 previously contested FIFA women’s championships.

Notre Dame 3, Santa Clara 1

Notre Dame in a comfortable 3-1 victory over highly rated Santa Clara