Women's Soccer USA

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

January 30, 2007

Fotopoulos joins Ajax America

The Ajax America Women of the West Conference of the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) have added a former Women's United Soccer Association founding member Danielle Fotopoulos to its squad.

USA 2, China 0

Lori Chalupny and Natasha Kai scored and the United States beat China, 2-0, on Tuesday to win the Four Nations women's soccer tournament in southern China.

January 28, 2007

USA 1, England 1

England earned a hugely deserved 1-1 draw against the USA today to earn their first Four Nations Tournament point.
Kelly Smith was presented with the Player of the Match award as The Three Lions dominated the side who are ranked number two in the world.

January 26, 2007

USA 0, Germany 0

Germany and the United States played a scoreless draw, and China picked up a 2-0 victory over England on the first day of the Four Nations women’s soccer tournament in southern China.
Friday’s much-anticipated match between Germany - the world’s No. 1 team - and the second-ranked Americans featured few chances for either side.

January 25, 2007

Wilkins Named Wisconsin Coach

Paula Wilkins, head women’s soccer coach at Penn State since 2001, has been named to the same position at the University of Wisconsin, Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez announced.

January 23, 2007

Title IX leaves students unsatisfied in pursuit of athletic equality in numbers, funding

Liz Adams plays soccer for K-State, but it's club, not intercollegiate, soccer.
Adams says she was denied the benefits of playing varsity women's soccer because of the constraints of Title IX legislation.

January 22, 2007

World Cup winning coach joins WPSL

One of the most recognized and respected names in the world of women's soccer will be adding their organization to the North Division of the East Conference of the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) this upcoming Summer 2007 season. Team owner and head coach Tony DiCicco will head SoccerPlus Connecticut.
DiCicco served as the head coach for the USWNT from 1994-99 and during his five-year stint, Tony compiled an impressive overall record of 103-8-8, giving him the most wins of any U.S. National Team coach. Along the way his teams completed a unique double by winning the gold medal at the 1996 Olympics and the 1999 Women's World Cup. He also led his team to five consecutive U.S. Cup titles, the 1998 Pan American Games gold medal and a third-place finish at the 1995 WWC. He was an assistant coach for the 1991 U.S. Women's National Team - which won the first WWC - and spent two years as an assistant for the U.S. Men's U-20 National Team.

January 17, 2007

Ellis Named Head Coach of U.S. Under-20s

U.S. Women's National Team head coach and technical director Greg Ryan has named Jillian Ellis as the new U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team head coach. Ellis will be charged with leading the team that will attempt to qualify for the 2008 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in Chile.

With Ellis taking the helm for the U-20 team, Bill Irwin will take over as head coach of the Under-21 Women's National Team, which was led by Ellis in 2005 and 2006, as well as in 2000.

January 05, 2007

Former WUSA star Makinen ends international career

Former University of Notre Dame and WUSA star Anne Makinen has decided to end her international career.

January 04, 2007

No charges filed in alleged CSUDH soccer hazing

Prosecutors have decided not to file criminal charges in an alleged hazing initiation involving women's soccer players at California State University, Dominguez Hills, saying they could not determine whether anything went beyond college high jinks.

Citing insufficient evidence, the District Attorney's Office dismissed allegations made by former team member Holly Krueger, who alleged she lost her spot on the soccer squad because she refused to participate in hazing activities.

January 03, 2007

League rankings

1. Damallsvenskan, Sweden
2. Frauen Bundesliga, Germany
3. W-League, USA
4. Toppserien, Norway

January 02, 2007

Ryan calls 28 players

GOALKEEPERS (3): Val Henderson (Orinda, Calif.), Briana Scurry (Dayton, Minn.), Hope Solo (Richland, Wash.);
DEFENDERS (9): Rachel Buehler (Del Mar, Calif.), Lori Chalupny (St. Louis, Mo.), Tina Frimpong (Vancouver, Wash.), Sheree Gray (Toms River, N.J.), Stephanie Lopez (Elk Grove, Calif.), Kate Markgraf (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), Heather Mitts (Cincinnati, Ohio), India Trotter (Plantation, Fla.), Cat Whitehill (Birmingham, Ala.);
MIDFIELDERS (8): Yael Averbuch (Upper Montclair, N.J.), Brittany Bock (Naperville, Ill.), Tobin Heath (Basking Ridge, N.J.), Angela Hucles (Virginia Beach, Va.), Carli Lloyd (Delran, N.J.), Joanna Lohman (Silver Spring, Md.), Marci Miller (St. Charles, Ill.), Leslie Osborne (Brookfield, Wis.) ;
FORWARDS (8): Lauren Cheney (Indianapolis, Ind.), Kerri Hanks (Allen, Texas), Natasha Kai (Kahuku, Hawaii), Megan Kakadelas (Carlsbad, Calif.), Casey Nogueira (Cedarburg, Wis.), Heather O’Reilly (East Brunswick, N.J.), Lindsay Tarpley (Kalamazoo, Mich.), Tiffany Weimer (North Haven, Conn.)