Women's Soccer USA

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

March 28, 2007

Twin girls for Hamm

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Nomar Garciaparra and former soccer star Mia Hamm are the new parents of twin girls.

March 24, 2007

Naimo accuses former employers of lack of ambition

"Naimo was looking for a new challenge with a more ambitious club.
“...they didn’t share my vision to get to the next level,” he said. “I think it’s important to have room to grow, and we weren’t on the same page with that."

U21s waste time and resources in England

Loaded with college stars, the U.S. under-21 women's national team crushed all three opponents on its trip to England, beating FA Women's Premier League teams Blackburn (2-0), Everton (6-2) and Leeds (5-0).

Stay home and play Washington Freedom instead.

March 22, 2007

WUSA II will do more harm than good

At one time, women played soccer because they enjoyed the game.
Along the way, someone thought it would be a good marketing idea to position Mia and her pals as "role models". Unfortunately, the players actually started to believe this.

There's a hard lesson here. Some things are nice in principle, but in practice they don't work. Women's pro soccer is one of these things.

March 21, 2007

Player dies

Ohio University student Sarah Merritt, a junior member of the Bobcat women's soccer team from Tipp City, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, March 21 while vacationing in Hilton Head, S.C.

March 15, 2007

Women's soccer legends pledge to help new league

It has been nearly four years since the WUSA, the women's professional soccer league born out of the success of the popular 1999 Women's World Cup, suspended play and disappeared from the crowded sports landscape. So it seems about right that we are now hearing that a new league, a leaner and wiser version of the old model, is planning to start up in a little more than a year.

March 14, 2007

US 2, Denmark 0

The U.S. Women’s National Team got an early goal from captain Kristine Lilly and a second-half blast from midfielder Carli Lloyd on the way to a dominating 2-0 victory over Denmark to win the championship of the 2007 Algarve Cup.

The tournament marked a breakout performance for Lloyd, who came into the competition having scored just once in her previous 24 international appearances. Lloyd is the third U.S. player to score in all four Algarve Cup games, joining Shannon MacMillan (2002) and Christie Welsh (2005), and walked away with the tournament’s Top Scorer and MVP awards.
The U.S. defense of right back Heather Mitts, center backs Christie Rampone and Whitehill, and left back Stephanie Lopez, never let the Danish attack get going. Mitts in particular had an excellent match shutting down talented winger Joanna Rasmussen. The tired Danes were reduced to sending long balls over the top for much of the match, often leaving powerful center forward Maiken Pape running by herself, and she had no chance against the organized U.S. backline.

March 12, 2007

USA 3, Sweden 2

The U.S. Women’s National Team jumped out to a 2-0 halftime lead and withstood a number of dangerous chances down the stretch to earn an impressive 3-2 victory against Sweden.

March 09, 2007

US gets by Finland 1-0

For the second straight game, midielder Carli Lloyd scored to help the US to a 1-0 win over mediocre Finland.

March 07, 2007

US beats understrength China 2-1

The U.S. Women’s National Team put together a sloppy performance in its opening game of the 2007 Algarve Cup, getting goals from Kristine Lilly and Carli Lloyd to defeat China, 2-1.

March 01, 2007

Wambach to Washington?

"I don't understand why Rochester has yet to be mentioned as a possibility for a relaunch of a women's pro soccer league next year. Put Abby Wambach on her hometown team and Rochester probably would lead the league in attendance. But I wouldn't buy any stock in a Rochester team if she weren't on the roster. Perhaps a proposed large-market team wants to make Abby the face of the franchise."