Abby Wambach celebrates a goal in front of her hometown crowd
The first game of the Fan Tribute Tour for the U.S. WNT was certainly memorable. It featured a sold
out crowd in Rochester, N.Y, two goals for hometown hero Abby Wambach, eight goals total and some
real emotion after the announcement that head coach Pia Sundhage was stepping down.
Pia Sundhage (left) is tied with Anson Dorrance with 92 coaching appearances, and Abby Wambach
(right) is in a ninth-place tie with Shannon MacMillan with 176 caps. Both could move up their
respective lists Sunday against Japan. U.S. Women's National Team head coach Pia Sundhage will
pass National Soccer Hall of Famer Anson Dorrance in coaching appearances this Sunday.
I was invited to the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland, for the Women's Football Instructors
Seminar, from March 20-23, 2012. My work with FIFA is generally focused on Marketing and
Communications for Com-Unity Seminars, so I'm not really sure how to express my gratitude for this
incredible opportunity to come be a part of what I'd call, "coaches week," in Zurich.
Albertin Montoya has been named head coach of the U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team. The former
FC Gold Pride head coach that won the 2010 WPS title and a long-time youth coach will lead the team
into CONCACAF Qualifying for the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, which will be held from Sept.
The U.S. Women's National Team looks to take first place in Group G when it wraps up the group
stage of the 2012 London Olympics against Korea DPR at 12:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 31, at Old
Trafford in Manchester, England. The match will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network, the
NBC Olympic Soccer Channel and streamed on NBC Live Extra.
Woodbury, Minn. natives Kassey Kallman (Florida State; Woodbury, Minn.) and
Catie Sessions (Wisconsin; Woodbury, Minn.) have both been called back into the
U.S. Women's U-20 National Team camp. This is the 3rd call up for Kallman and the 2nd for Sessions
who's last a training camp was at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
Article reprinted with permission of the author: Coree Reuter
Coree grew up in the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest, where she played in mud puddles, rode
horses and kicked soccer balls throughout her childhood. After graduation from Centenary College
(NJ) in 2008, she relocated to Virginia where she works as a journalist.
U.S. U-20 WNT midfielder Morgan Brian and Technical Director for the Women's National Team April
Heinrichs celebrated their respective birthdays on back-to-back days by traveling to Panama, with
Brian traveling with the team on her birthday on Sunday and Heinrichs arriving on Monday (her
Back-to-back birthday girls, Morgan Brian and April Heinrichs.
Alexandra Wong (McLean Power; Rockville, Md.) and Anna McClung
(GSA Phoenix; Gate City, Va.) where selected by U.S. Women's National team technical director April
Heinrichs to be part of the final U-18 wnt camp of 2011.
Wong and McClung will head to Florida for the camp that takes place December 11-18.
Taylor SchisslerEclipse Select and U.S. Soccer Communications
CHICAGO -- Eclipse Select Soccer Club defender and New Lenox, Ill., resident Taylor Schissler is
one of 26 players who were called in to participate in the U.S. U-18 Women's National Team's final
training camp of 2011.
The Lincoln-Way Central junior will take part in a Dec.
FC Milwaukee defender Brittany Von Rueden was called back into camp with the U.S.
Under-18 women's national team.
U.S. Soccer women's technical director April Heinrichs is overseeing the week-long camp,
which starts Saturday at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Von Rueden, a Notre Dame recruit,
also was part of the Under-18 national team camp in June.
Steve Swanson has been named head coach of the U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team. The long-time
head coach at the University of Virginia will lead the team into CONCACAF Qualifying for the 2012
FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, which will be held in Uzbekistan from August 18-September 8.
Caroline Casey (Virginia Rush; Chesapeake, Va.), is in Califrornia training under the new U.S.
women's technical director April Heinrichs and the U.S. under-18 women's national team. The camp
runs through Saturday at the Home Depot Center.
In what is a clear sign that somebody within U.S. Soccer is still buying what former USWNT head
coach Tony DiCicco selling, Sunil Gulati announced appointed April Heinrichs as the Technical
Director and Jill Ellis as the Development Director for the U.S. Women's National Teams.
In an interview with National Soccer Examiner DiCicco rightfully called out U.
I arrived tonight in Vancouver, B.C., for the FIFA/CONCACAF Conference on the FIFA Women's World
Cup in Germany 2011. After looking through my brochure, I'm excited to see that many coaches,
instructors and staff from FIFA projects I've worked on previously, and many of my fellow
Americans, will be here.
Justin Mapp talks about how welcome he felt when he came to the Union, what he's doing in the
off season, and the team's focus on winning in 2011. "Our fans are the best in the league. They're
loud. They're supportive. They're passionate. When we start stringing wins together, these fans are
going to be the ones who deserve it.
Longtime North Carolina coach Anson Dorrance, who has led the Tar Heels to 20 NCAA titles, is the
recipient of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's Honor Award for 2010. Dorrance
was presented the award at the NSCAA's annual awards banquet Friday in Baltimore.
Dorrance, who coached such stars as Mia Hamm, April Heinrichs, Kristine Lilly, Cindy Parlow, Carla
Overbeck and Heather O'Reilly at UNC, was the coach of the U.
Williamsburg, Va. - William and Mary Tribe head women's soccer coach John Daly has
been selected by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) as the recipient of its
Women's Committee's Award of Excellence on Tuesday. The award, sponsored by Washington Area Girls
Soccer (WAGS), was established in 1999 to recognize those who have brought honor and distinction to
Mon, December 03, 2012 WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - William and Mary freshman goalkeeper Caroline Casey will part take in the first annual U.S. Women's National Team Youth Goalkeeper Identification Camp on Dec.
Three soccer players from Virginia have been named semifinalists of the Inspireum Soccer Awards.
Tyler Hobbs (Chesapeake), Christian Metzler (Woodbridge), and
Gaela Normile (Virginia Beach) are hoping to win the $25,000 in scholarships.
The list of 50 semifinalists will be narrowed down to 12 finalists on December 13th by the National
Selection Committee that includes coaches April Heinrichs and Jurgen Klinsmann.