| May 18, 2015
Sydney Leroux realized what she'd been missing.
Leroux made her first start of the year and scored twice in a 5-1 victory for the United States over Mexico on Sunday night. The forward started off 2015 with a right foot injury and had been working her...
| May 9, 2015
| 5:22 PM
This summer's women's World Cup will be the most punishing in history, one that will require the finalists to play seven games on artificial turf in as many as four times zones in less than 30 days.
So for the U.S. to succeed, Coach Jill Ellis said she'...
| May 11, 2015
| 12:36 AM
Judy Wambach got a special Mother's Day gift.
She was in the stands Sunday to see daughter Abby score twice in the U.S. national team's 3-0 victory over Ireland in an exhibition match in preparation for the Women's World Cup.
"It's such a special day...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 3:57 PM
Graduating from college soccer to the professional game is a big step and often a difficult transition.
Former Waubonsie Valley star Vanessa DiBernardo found that out last year after getting drafted by the Chicago Red Stars following a standout career...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 3:44 PM
U.S. national Coach Jill Ellis finalized her roster for June’s World Cup and the team she picked will be one of the oldest ever to play in a major international tournament.
Cut from the team Tuesday were defenders Crystal Dunn, a 22-year-old...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 4:45 PM
Hope Solo was reinstated to the U.S. women's soccer team Saturday, ending a 30-day suspension that had left her participation in this summer's World Cup in doubt.
But while Solo's expulsion from last month's training camp in Southern California...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 7:37 PM
In a tuneup game for the World Cup, France scored twice early in the second half to defeat the U.S. women's national soccer team 2-0 Sunday.
The goals by Eugenie Le Sommer and Jessica Houara came within a minute of each other. U.S. goalkeeper Ashlyn...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 7:20 PM
The toughest rival stalking Jill Ellis and the U.S. women's national team isn't Germany, France or Brazil. It's the clock.
Because with less than four months to go before the World Cup, the U.S. coach suddenly finds herself with more problems than...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 4:43 PM
It's hard not to be amazed by the continuing incompetence of FIFA, world soccer's clueless governing body.
Bribery scandals, opaqueness and general loathsomeness have come to define the organization over the last four decades. Now FIFA has managed to...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 3:55 PM
In a court filing Monday, attorneys for more than 60 women soccer players charged that federations in Mexico and Costa Rica were asked to punish players unless they removed their names from a lawsuit against FIFA, world soccer’s governing body,...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 5:02 PM
It's been three years and three head coaches since the U.S. women's national soccer team lost a heartbreaker to Japan in a World Cup final decided on penalty kicks.
On Wednesday the Americans begin the long climb toward another World Cup when they...