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Women's World Cup

2007 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP

Dec. 28, 2007
NATIONAL TEAM CALLS
Cheyney, DiMartino, Rodriguez get invite

CHICAGO – U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage has called 27 players to a six-day training camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., that will run from Jan. 3-8, 2008 in the USA’s first action of the new year. Sundhage will then select a 20-player roster to travel to China for the 2008 Four Nations Tournament being held from Jan. 16-20 at the Foshan Sports Center Stadium, in Foshan, China.


Dec. 22, 2007
WE'RE NO. 2
American women 2nd in final FIFA rankings

The United States women finished second in the final FIFA rankings of the year.


Dec. 4, 2007
FIRST CAMP
New USWNT coach calls 24 to Carson

CHICAGO – New U.S. Women’s National Team coach Pia Sundhage has called in 24 players for a mini-camp Dec. 8-12 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.


Nov. 30, 2007
SHUTOUT
No U.S. women among FIFA finalists

Here's just another reminder that the United States has fallen from its lofty perch in women's international soccer.


Nov. 13, 2007
RARING TO GO
Sundhage is eager to start with WNT

For the first time in its 22-year history, the U.S. Women’s National Team went outside the United States to hire a coach, naming former Sweden international forward Pia Sundhage Tuesday.


Nov. 12, 2007
HISTORIC HIRING
Sweden’s Sundhage to coach U.S. women

In U.S. Soccer's second historic move within three weeks, Swede Pia Sundhage will become the first foreigner to coach the U.S. Women's National Team, according to sources in the American soccer community.


Oct. 22, 2007
THROWING HIS HAT INTO RING
DiCicco wants 2nd shot at national coach

If he was given a second tenure as U.S. women's national coach, Tony DiCicco wouldn't necessarily turn things upside down and its head.


Oct. 22, 2007
KEEPING PACE
Gulati: U.S. women not falling behind

Has the United States fallen behind Brazil and Germany in international women's soccer? U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati doesn't think so.


Oct. 22, 2007
GREATER EXPECTATIONS
There is a difference between the U.S. men's, women's National Teams

Like it or not, it all comes down to expectations. If the U.S. men reached the World Cup final, the players and coach would be considered the greatest thing since sliced bread.


Oct. 22, 2007
HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL
Gulati: Solo to be invited to residency camp

She might have been shunned by her National Team teammates during the final week of the Women's World Cup in China last month. But goalkeeper Hope Solo hasn't been suspended from the team and can play with the side next year, U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati said during a conference call Monday.


Oct. 22, 2007
OVER AND OUT
Ryan's contract as women's national coach won't be renewed by U.S. Soccer

The other soccer boot dropped for Greg Ryan Monday. Ryan, considered a dead coach walking after the U.S.'s failure and disappointing third-place performance in last month's Women's World Cup, essentially was given the boot by U.S. Soccer and won't return to guide the team at the Beijing Olympics.


Oct. 21, 2007
IS THE END NEAR?
Ryan could be out as U.S. women's coach

Will Greg Ryan return as women's national team coach for 2008 and beyond?


Oct. 20, 2007
BATTLE FATIGUED
U.S. women struggle to 1-1 tie with Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.– A tired and injury depleted United State’s Women’s National team could only manage a 1-1 tie with Mexico in front of 9,000 bi-partisan fans at University Stadium.


Oct. 17, 2007
ANOTHER U.S. WIN
4-0 Shutout over Mexico

PORTLAND, Ore.---Kristine Lilly, Abby Wambach, Natasha Kai and Carli Lloyd each scored as the United States defeated Mexico 4-0 in front of 10,006 fans at PGE Park Wednesday night. It was the second straight win over Mexico for the U.S.


Oct. 13, 2007
MEANINGLESS WIN
U.S. Women defeat Mexico 5-1

ST. LOUIS, Mo.– Two weeks after finishing in third place at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the United States found its offense when it really didn’t matter, defeating Mexico 5-1 in a meaningless exhibition in front of 10,000 at the Edward Jones Dome Saturday night.


Oct. 10, 2007
GOING (WITH) SOLO
Controversial GK on roster for U.S. tour

Goalkeeper Hope Solo, who was involved in a major controversy at last month's Women's World Cup in China, was among 20 women named to the roster for its three-game, eight-day tour by the U.S. Women's National Team.


Oct. 10, 2007
ON THE LIST
Lilly, Wambach are among the nominees for FIFA's women's player of the year

U.S. internationals Kristine Lilly and Abby Wambach were on the list of 26 candidates for the FIFA women's player of the year, it was announced Wednesday.


Oct. 5, 2007
PAYING THE PRICE
U.S. slips to 2nd in FIFA women's rankings

The United States paid the price for finishing third at the recent Women's World Cup, as it dropped from first to second in FIFA's rankings, which were released Thursday morning.


Oct. 1, 2007
WILL THEY RETURN?
Scurry says yes, Lilly undecided

Shanghai, China -- One world champion definitely wants to return to the U.S. Women's National Team next year for one final shot at glory, the other isn't quite as certain.


Sept. 30, 2007
THIRD BEST
U.S. whips Norway, 4-1 on two by Wambach

Shanghai, China -- OK, now you can call them the third best team nobody has heard of. After struggling through a good portion of its five first games, the U.S. Women's National Team finally broke loose Sunday, connecting for three goals during a 14-minute span in the second half en route to a 4-1 third-place victory over Norway.


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