The United States women's nation team kicked off their European tour with a barn-buring 3-3 draw against Germany. The match coincided with U.S. Soccer's 100th anniversary as well. Germany fought back twice (down 1-0 and 3-1) to earn a share of the result in a battle between women's soccer's number one and number two teams.
Alex Morgan broke out of her "slump" (come on... she took a knock and other, younger starlets were getting a roll out) banging home a pair of goals to lead the United States women's national team 2-0 over Germany and the Algarve Cup title.
It was the USWNT's ninth Algarve Cup win and the first trophy under new head coach Tom Sermanni.
When the U.S. Women's National Team faces Germany on April 5 in Offenbach, Germany (Kickoff 12:15 p.m. ET on ESPN3.com and ESPNW.com), it will mark the 11th all-time meeting between teams ranked #1 and #2 in the FIFA rankings at the time of the match. The USA has been involved in every one of them. Germany has been involved in 10of them -- three as the #1 team -- and Norway has been involved in just one.
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Can two teams have a rivalry if they've never played before? Ask any of the more than 16,000 fans who attended Sunday's Portland Thorns match against the Seattle Reign, the NWSL's first foray into the deep-rooted Cascadia soccer rivalry, and the answer would likely be a resounding yes.
It may not generate huge crowds or giant TV ratings, but the dawn of the National Women's Soccer League season this weekend is a crucial one for the future of the U.S. women's national team, as well as the sport of women's soccer.
The eight-team NWSL is the latest attempt at an American women's pro soccer league, following Women's Professional Soccer (2009-11) and the Women's United Soccer Association (2001-03), but there's a key difference this time.
The U.S. Women's National Team seems to have caught the injury bug, and it's not going away soon.
Midfielder Carli Lloyd has suffered a fracture in her left shoulder, ruling her out for six to eight weeks. Lloyd suffered the injury during the national team's first match against Iceland at the Algarve Cup, leaving the match in the second half.
No Abby Wambach, Carli Lloyd, or Shannan Boxx in the starting lineup?
The US Women's National Team cruised to a 5-0 victory over China in their second match at the Algarve Cup in Portugal. The Americans currently sit atop Group B with six points in two games, and have one match remaining, against Sweden on March 11.
Now that U.S. Soccer and the Women's National Team Players Association have finalized material terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, USWNT players are beginning to join their clubs to prepare for the upcoming inaugural NWSL season. Both Ali Krieger and Lori Lindsey arrived at Spirit facilities on March 20 to start working with their teammates.
Thorns preseason camp kicked off its second week on Monday, with nary a national team member in sight. Mexican allocated player Marlene Sandoval is expected to begin training on Tuesday, with Canadians Christine Sinclair and Karina LeBlanc in on Thursday. No sign of Alex Morgan (who, according to her Twitter feed, is in New York City) or Rachel Buehler.
United States Women's National Team star Alex Morgan showed she was much more than just an world-class athlete in this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Posing in nothing more than a body painted bikini, the 23 year old standout took the limelight in the annual swimsuit edition.
The U.S. women's national team won the prestigious Algarve Cup in Portugal for a record-extending ninth time. After scoring the goal that sent the U.S. into the final, Alex Morgan added two more in the final on Wednesday as the [...]
The US Women's National Team defeated Germany 2-0 Wednesday to win the Algarve Cup in Portugal.
Alex Morgan got on the end of a Sydney Leroux cross in the 13th minute to open the scoring, then Morgan capitalized on a defensive miscommunication to net her second of the afternoon and clinch a US victory.
USWNT U-17 rising star Ellie Jean (Image via her offical Facebook Page)
Over recent years, the United Men's National Team has increasingly captivated the American audience with World Cup runs,coaching changes, and heart-felt victories as Landon Donovan lifted the squad into the next stages in South Africa in 2010.
In this episode Luke Lohr is joined by guest co-host Leanne Elston (MLSR Western Conference, USWNT correspondent) to reflect on recent US Men's National Team news along with a few MLS news and notes. Luke is joined by the President of newly rebranded NASL side Minnesota United FC, Nick Rogers. Rogers discusses Minnesota's rich history and what the team looks forward to in the future.
While the USWNT embarked on its 2013 Algarve Cup campaign with a 3-0 win over Iceland on Wednesday, the Canadian Women's National Team-and its NWSL allocated players-kicked off its Cyprus Cup games with a 2-0 defeat of Switzerland.
Sky Blue F.C. midfielder Sophie Schmidt tallied the team's first goal in the second minute of the game, which happened to be her 100th cap.