Talk:United States women's national soccer team

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Team Kits[edit]

According to the US Soccer website the white kits are home and the gold kits are away. It's reversed in the article. Please fix this. -manutdglory —Preceding unsigned comment added by Manutdglory (talkcontribs) 19:57, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

it's been done. Rhodesisland (talk) 00:02, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

U-20 / blue uniform[edit]

Today in the U-20 World Cup the US, playing as the visitor versus Republic of Korea, wore blue shirts and blue shorts. I know Nike keeps changing up the shirt colors to sell product, but does anyone know if this indicates an intent to change back to blue for the away unis? - Regards, PhilipR (talk) 01:34, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Record for Greg Ryan[edit]

He lost one game...To Brazil. In world football a penalty shootout loss or victory is recorded as a draw. The match is "drawn" and a shootout is used to determine the winner. Yet the result of the game....is still a draw. Furthermore, there are infinite sources which show that Ryan lost one game to Brazil, and not a single one that says he lost two. Ergo, saying he lost two and then using your own reasoning is original research, and is not allowed. Batman2005 22:18, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

"Clubs"[edit]

Under the listing of current players, the "clubs" section doesn't list current clubs, but rather former colleges. This differs from the standard of other national teams. I understand that most of these players don't play for any professional club. In that case this section should be blank, but it's misleading to call your alma mater your current club. Maybe the list should just be reformatted to list each player's college and leave the club out. --D. Monack | talk 02:54, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

I replaced most of the colleges with the WPS teams that the players were allocated to. The other three players are actually still in college. Charles 05:02, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Assistant coach and nicknames[edit]

I have two questions. First: does anyone know if there is an assistant coach for the women's team? The link to the coach staff page on USSoccer.com is dead and I have no way of finding out.

Second: is there an accepted team nickname? The Olympics.com team page said "The Stars and Stripes," but I've never really heard that used. The only remotely common nickname for US national teams is Yanks, and even that is rarely used in reference to the women. Eightball (talk) 04:15, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

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FIFA International Ranking[edit]

Could we list the team's FIFA ranking? According to FIFA's site, the team is ranked #1 in the world. Should that be mentioned!? http://www.fifa.com/associations/association=usa/ranking/gender=f/index.html 121.55.196.124 (talk) 01:36, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

I noted that the ranking is listed in the sidebar but it seems to me that it should be in the lead, as it is on the Men's team page. So, I was bold and added the information to the lead. But I'm not sure I did the citation correctly. Thanks for helping a newb.Rhodesisland (talk) 02:27, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

[edit]

This is the incorrect logo, as the women have won 2 World Cups (as of the 2011 World Cup) and should have 2 stars on the top of their team crest. You can see it on their uniforms. Can you get a new logo? I will look as well. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 63.119.10.10 (talk) 13:08, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

Status of Brazil match[edit]

Is there something I am missing...I've never heard an elimination game with an absolute advancing team called a draw. They did not draw Brazil...they won with a shootout. In fact everywhere I looked for other teams then WON the same way they are denoted as Wins. Am I missing something? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chris1834 (talkcontribs) 15:51, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

A game that goes to penalties is a drawn match. To quote the Penalty shoot-out (association football) article on the matter, " Strictly speaking, kicks from the penalty mark do not result in a match winner. The match remains a draw and the result of the kicks is merely used to select a winner to progress to the next stage of the tournament (or win it in the case of the final). However, in popular usage a team is often said to have "won on penalties", and such matches have their result recorded as (for example): "Team A 2–2 Team B pens., Team B won 5–4 on penalties"." Rebajc3 (talk) 11:52, 13 July 2011 (UTC-05)

But this convention isn't used over in the French national team. England vs France went into penalties, and France is marked the winner in green. KyuuA4 (Talk:キュウ) 00:55, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
That is where I was coming from. Although it is considered a draw with a winner determined by extra time or penalty kicks, the convention is that they have won the game for the purposes of these tables. I have never seen it done the way it is done here. Chris1834 (talk) 03:19, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
Look at last year's World Cup. For example, check out Japan's results and official record in the final table. Even though they lost in penalties, the match is counted as a draw. FIFA officially recognizes the game as a draw. Even the US official website's list of our matches doesn't mark the match as a win. The French page is wrong in this instance. Rebajc3 (talk) 15:35, 17 July 2011 (UTC-05)

Colleges Players Attended[edit]

Thought people might be interested to see the colleges players attended. I got this from the Wikipedia links to the players' names.

Hope Solo University of Washington Nicole Barnhart Stanford Heather Mitts University of Florida Christine Rampone Monmouth Becky Sauerbrunn University of Virginia Kelley O'Hara — Preceding unsigned comment added by BCavendish (talkcontribs) 20:21, 28 January 2012 (UTC)