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Category: USA women’s football team

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Ruthless USWNT hit six against New Zealand to revive Olympic campaign

Olympics Group G: New Zealand 1-6 USAAmericans recover from opening defeat to SwedenThe United States women’s national team rebounded from their opening loss with a 6-1 rout of New Zealand in front of the first lady on Saturday at the Tokyo Olympics.Wi…

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Why the USWNT shouldn’t panic about their Olympic thrashing by Sweden (yet)

The US were comfortably outplayed by their opponents in their campaign opener. But they have come back from adversity before at the GamesNorway 2-0 USA. That was the score of the US women’s soccer team opener the last time the Olympics were played in A…

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Sweden come back to haunt USWNT again in shock Olympic thrashing

Olympics Group G: Sweden 3-0 USAWorld champions lose for first time since January 2019Stina Blackstenius scored a pair of goals and Sweden once again stunned the United States at the Olympics with a 3-0 victory on Wednesday.The Americans, ranked No 1 i…

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US women fired by Sweden upset in Rio going into Tokyo 2020 opener

Sauerbrunn: ‘It lit a fire going into the World Cup and also here’US captain confident match practice will give team the edgeBecky Sauerbrunn has said the disappointment the US women’s national team suffered at the Rio Olympics in 2016 is providing mot…

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A viral lie about the USWNT was amplified by right-wing media. It wasn’t the first time

Conservative media spread a debunked lie that USWNT players disrespected a war veteran. It’s not the first time they’ve found themselves in the bizarro right-wing disinformation vortexThe last send-off match before the US women’s national team begin th…

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USA women go 44 games unbeaten with rout of Mexico in final Olympic tune-up

World champions win 4-0 over Mexico in Olympic tune-upHoran, Lloyd and Heath score before 27,758 in East HartfordUSWNT have gone 44 games unbeaten (40 wins, four draws)Tobin Heath scored her second goal in as many games and the United States defeated M…

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Are the USWNT stronger than they were in their doomed 2016 Olympic campaign?

The team famously crashed out in the quarter-finals to Sweden at the Rio Games. But they have learned valuable lessons since thenIf the US are going to become the first team to win a Women’s World Cup followed by Olympic gold, we now know the squad tha…

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Are the USWNT stronger than they were in their doomed 2016 Olympic campaign?

The team famously crashed out in the quarter-finals to Sweden at the Rio Games. But they have learned valuable lessons since thenIf the US are going to become the first team to win a Women’s World Cup followed by Olympic gold, we now know the squad tha…

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Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe headline US women’s soccer Olympic team roster

Lloyd, Rapinoe headline veteran USWNT roster for TokyoTobin Heath also headed to Olympics for fourth timeCarli Lloyd is headed to her fourth Olympics after all.The 38-year-old Lloyd had vowed after the 2019 World Cup that she would push to make the te…

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Christen Press spurs USWNT to victory over Nigeria as Olympic cuts loom

USA 2-0 Nigeria: US’s home unbeaten run is now 53 gamesVlatko Andonovski will decide Olympic squad soonThe winning was expected for the US women’s national team. The harder part for coach Vlatko Andonovski may be trimming the roster to the final 18 pla…

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Carli Lloyd scores after 24 seconds as USWNT ease past Jamaica

US unbeaten streak at home now stretches to 55 gamesLloyd also becomes oldest ever scorer for USWNTCarli Lloyd scored 24 seconds into the game and the US women’s national team went on to defeat Jamaica 4-0 on Sunday night in the Summer Series.The US wo…

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USWNT stretch unbeaten run to 40 games after win over Portugal

Sam Mewis scores only goal of 1-0 victory for USUSWNT are now undefeated in 54 games on home soilSam Mewis scored in the 76th minute and the US national team beat Portugal 1-0 in the Summer Series on Thursday night.The US women are undefeated in 40 str…

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Olivia Moultrie: 15-year-old granted order paving way for professional career

US teenager has been prevented from signing with pro teamMale under-18s are allowed to play for teams in USA US judge has granted a temporary restraining order that allows a talented 15-year-old player who already trains with professionals to sign with…

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Portland Thorns’ Olivia Moultrie, 15, files lawsuit for right to play in NWSL

Thorns’ Moultrie files suit against NWSL over age restrictionsSuit argues league’s age rule violates federal antitrust lawCalifornia teen signed nine-year Nike deal when she was 13A 15-year-old has sued in federal court for the right to play in the Nat…

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‘I translated my passion’: Rachel Van Hollebeke’s road from Olympic champion to doctor

Many athletes struggle for purpose when they retire. But the former USWNT defender has helped battle Covid-19 on the US-Mexico borderRachel Van Hollebeke’s days start early and end late. Although sometimes it’s the other way around. She’s in the middle…

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USWNT face rivals Sweden at Olympics as GB play hosts Japan

Swedes knocked US out on penalties at Rio 2016 OlympicsReigning champions Brazil face Germany in men’s drawThe US women’s national team will face Australia, Sweden and New Zealand at the Tokyo Olympics, while in the men’s competition 2016 winners Brazi…

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USWNT extend unbeaten streak to 39 games with victory over France

Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan score in 2-0 win over FrenchRapinoe has now scored seven goals in seven matches this yearMegan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan scored and the US women’s national team beat France 2-0 in a friendly on Tuesday. The United States ext…

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Megan Rapinoe’s late penalty salvages draw as USA women keep streak alive

USA’s 16-match win streak snapped in 1-1 draw with SwedenCarli Lloyd makes 300th international appearance of careerWorld champions extend undefeated run to 38 matchesThe United States’ 16-match winning streak was snapped in a 1-1 draw with Sweden on Sa…

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Trinity Rodman: ‘My mom wasn’t in the NBA but she’s my role model’

Washington Spirit forward may have got her sporting genes from her father but it is her mother who she credits as her role modelTrinity Rodman is a rarity in soccer.Almost all American women her age take a well-traveled path: They play soccer in colleg…

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USWNT’s Megan Rapinoe testifies to Congress on fight for equal pay – video

Megan Rapinoe has taken her fight for equal pay to Congress as she testified on Wednesday in front of a committee examining ‘the economic harm caused by longstanding gender inequalities, particularly for women of colour’. Rapinoe said she did not under…