Women's Soccer USA

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

April 27, 2008

USA 3, Australia 2

Kai, Wambach, Lloyd

April 26, 2008

West Virginia 3, Maryland 1

West Virginia scored three unanswered goals to post a 3-1 win over Maryland Friday evening at Ludwig Field in College Park, Md.

April 23, 2008

Pali Blues 1, Cal State Northridge 1

Adam's 88th minute goal keeps Pali Blues undefeated.

April 21, 2008

USA U23s 7, Portland 1

The U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team opened its week-long training camp in Portland, Ore., with a resounding 7-1 victory over the University of Portland on April 18 at Merlo Field in a match played in front of 3,500 fans.

April 20, 2008

Railhawks' Economides: "Of course I'm upset"

Chris Economides is angry. He's VERY angry, and not just because he's one of the guys being sued for $10.8 million by NBT Bank.
He's also ticked off at his former Rhinos partners, Steve Donner and Frank DuRoss, for ruining the once-great Rhinos franchise that Economides helped build in Rochester. Since he left to found the Carolina RailHawks, Economides says, DuRoss and Donner drove the Rhinos into the ground.

Olympic draw


Korea DPR

New Zealand

April 19, 2008

Pali Blues 1, Loyola Marymount 0

Michelle French scored for Pali Blues

Ohio State 0, Canada U-17s 0

April 18, 2008

Penn State 2, Canada U-17s 4

USM coach resigns

Southern Miss women's soccer coach Gail Macklin has resigned after five years of directing the program.
Southern Miss athletic director Richard Giannini said Thursday that the Northern Ireland native would probably stay with the program for about another month.

Former Marshall assistant to go to trial

A former Marshall University women's soccer coach will go to trial on May 23 to face charges of driving under the influence and striking two parked vehicles.
Matthew Ford Gwilliam, former assistant coach of the women's soccer team, was arrested in connection with charges of driving under the influence and hitting a parked vehicle at 3:11 a.m. March 25 while traveling westbound on Seventh Avenue in Huntington, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Huntington Police Department.
Gwilliam accepted a job as assistant women's soccer coach at Virginia Tech University April 4 and has subsequently moved to Blacksburg, Va. The Marshall women's team will play at Blacksburg on Saturday.

April 17, 2008

FC Indiana to play Nigeria WNT

FC Indiana, a two-time Women's Premier Soccer League champion now playing their inaugural season in the United Soccer Leagues W-League, announced the field for their first-ever FC Indiana PDA International Cup tournament, set for April 30 and May 2 at Kuntz Stadium in Indianapolis.
Invited to play in the tournament are the U-20 women's national team of Mexico and Canada, as well as Nigeria's senior women's national team.

April 16, 2008

Pali Blues 1, UCLA 0

The Blues had a few chances during the first half, including a free kick from Danesha Adams that the UCLA keeper, Ashley Thompson, struggled to save. The team didn’t break through until the 49th minute of play as Rosie Tantillo finally beat the UCLA keeper. Tantillo has scored five goals during this preseason campaign.

April 15, 2008

WPSL makes home in Houston

The Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) has returned once again to the South Texas area. The South Select will be based out of Houston, TX and this upcoming Summer 2008 campaign will try to establish itself in the highest level of women's soccer in not only Texas - but the world.
"We're excited to continue the expansion of our league into Texas," said WPSL Commissioner Jerry Zanelli. "With the inclusion of South Select, it should be an exciting season in the Southwest Conference."
The South Select Team will be led by South Texas U-23 Women's Select Team Head Coach David DeVerteuil. DeVerteuil possess knowledge of all levels of soccer, as he is a former Trinidad & Tobago Youth National player, Houston Hotshot professional soccer player and is now a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) "A" License coach.

West Virginia 2, Canada U-17s 0

Forwards Megan Mischler and Deana Everrett scored in West Virginia’s 2-0 win over Canada’s U-17 National Team Tuesday afternoon at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

April 12, 2008

Washington Freedom 2, Penn State 0

The Washington Freedom won their first match of the year in a preseason game on Saturday over the Penn State Nitany Lions at the KICKS Against Breast Cancer Tournament by a score of 2-0.

April 09, 2008

USA 3, Costa Rica 0

The U.S. women's soccer team qualified for the Beijing Olympics on Wednesday night by defeating Costa Rica 3-0 in the CONCACAF qualifying tournament semifinals in Juarez, Mexico.
Natasha Kai scored twice and Heather O'Reilly once for the United States, which will face the Canada-Mexico winner in the tournament final Saturday night.

Pali Blues 4, USA U20 2

The Pali Blues extended their winning streak to three games as they defeated the U.S. Women’s Under-20 National Team, 4-2, at The Home Depot Center.

April 08, 2008

Tennessee coach suspended

The University of Tennessee has fined women's soccer coach Angela Kelly and suspended her for one game for using an ineligible athlete in an indoor tournament in February.
Kelly was fined $500 and suspended from the first regular-season game of the fall 2008 season.
UT's discipline was outlined in a March 4 letter to the SEC office that was obtained by the News Sentinel through the Freedom of Information Act.

April 07, 2008

Mexico's trials

USA 3, Mexico 1
Notre Dame 2, Mexico 1
Illinois 2, Mexico 0
Just can't beat Americans...

California 3, UNC 2

California upended 19-time national champion North Carolina, 3-2, Saturday night in spring action at Vista Murrieta High School in front of approximately 3,000 fans.
"We played very well," said Cal head coach Neil McGuire. "It was an excellent team performance."
Freshman forward Alex Morgan, who is currently attending a U.S. Under-20 national team camp in Carson, Calif., posted a hat trick to lead the Golden Bears.
Morgan gave Cal a 1-0 lead at the half and capped the Bears' scoring with two goals after halftime. In 2007, Morgan paced Cal in points (18) and goals (8).
Cal led 3-0 over the Atlantic Coast Conference power with five minutes to play. The Tar Heels then scored two goals in the span of two minutes but couldn't overtake the Bears.
Sophomore goalkeeper Gina Pellegrini started for Cal, and redshirt sophomore Rosie Aguilera played the final 10 minutes in goal for the Bears

WPSL in Arizona

The Northern Arizona United Cheetahs has been awarded a franchise in the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) for this upcoming Summer 2008 season and will compete in the Southwest Conference. The Cheetahs home field will be at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, and Northern Arizona is also looking to play one or two games in Flagstaff, AZ.

April 06, 2008

USA 3, Mexico 1

For one fleeting minute on a sun-baked Sunday afternoon, Mexico and their 22,000 screaming fans believed in miracles.
The huge underdogs had just tied the world's top-ranked American women's soccer team 1-1 on Teresa Guadelupe Worbis' stunning 20-yard strike in the 32nd minute, and for a moment, anything seemed possible.
Abby Wambach, the United States' most veteran player, needed about 45 seconds to restore order.
Her immediate answering goal was the dagger in a 3-1 American victory that secured the top spot in Group A of the Olympic qualifying tournament at the Estadio Olympic Benito Juárez.

April 04, 2008

Pali Blues 4, Cal State Fullerton 0

Danesha Adams, Rosie Tantillo, Mele French and Liz Bogus scored to give W-League newcomers convincing win over collegians.

April 03, 2008

Washington Freedom sign Becky Sauerbrunn for 2008

The Washington Freedom announce Thursday the signing of US Women’s National Team player and University of Virginia standout Becky Sauerbrunn. Sauerbrunn joins the Freedom as they set out to defend their 2007 W-League Championship.

April 02, 2008

USC' Tantillo goes pro

On Saturday afternoon, Rosie Tantillo stepped onto McAlister Field. It was something she had done hundreds of times before.
Only this time, she wasn't wearing a cardinal home jersey.
After graduating from USC in 2007, Tantillo now plays professionally for the Pali Blues Soccer Club.
"The coaching staff is awesome," she said. "It's really organized, and I'm having a great time. I love the girls, I love the team."
The jump to professional soccer hasn't been easy, though, even for a star player.
"In college, it's a short period of time. I remember going through the motions in practice," Tantillo said. "At this level, practice is way more intense. If you mess up, you need to get it right."