United States women's national soccer team

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United States
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Team USA
The Stars and Stripes
The Yanks
The American Ladies
Association United States Soccer Federation
Confederation CONCACAF
(North America)
Head coach Jill Ellis
Asst coach Omid Namazi
Paul Rogers
Captain Christie Rampone
Most caps Kristine Lilly (352)
Top scorer Abby Wambach (167)
FIFA code USA
FIFA ranking 1
Highest FIFA ranking 1 (March 2013)
Lowest FIFA ranking 2 (October 2003)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Italy 1–0 United States 
(Jesolo, Italy; August 18, 1985)
Biggest win
 United States 14–0 Dominican Rep. 
(Vancouver, Canada; January 20, 2012)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 4–0 United States 
(Hangzhou, China; September 27, 2007)
World Cup
Appearances 6 (First in 1991)
Best result Winners Gold medal icon.svg : 1991, 1999
CONCACAF Championship
& Gold Cup
Appearances 7 (First in 1991)
Best result Winners Gold medal icon.svg : 1991, 1993, 1994 2000, 2002, 2006

The United States women's national football team, often referred to as USWNT, represents the United States of America in international soccer competitions. It is controlled by United States Soccer Federation and competes in CONCACAF (the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football). The U.S. team won the first ever Women's World Cup in 1991, and has since been a superpower in women's soccer.[1] It is currently ranked first in the world by the FIFA Women's World Rankings.[2] The team has also won the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, four Olympic women's gold medals (1996,[3] 2004,[4] 2008[5] and 2012) and nine Algarve Cups (2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013).

Among its many other honors, the team was selected as the U.S. Olympic Committee's Team of the Year in 1997 and 1999. Sports Illustrated chose the entire team as its 1999 Sportspeople of the Year.[6]

History[edit]

The team played its first match at the Mundialito tournament on August 12, 1985, coached by Mike Ryan (not related to 2005–2007 coach Greg Ryan). In March 2004, two of its stars, Mia Hamm (who retired later that year after a post-Olympic team tour of the USA) and Michelle Akers (who had already retired), were the only two women and the only two Americans named to the FIFA 100, a list of the 125 greatest living soccer players chosen by Pelé as part of FIFA's centenary observances. Those two women along with Julie Foudy, Kristine Lilly, and the 1999 team started a revolution towards women's team sports in America.

Arguably their most influential and memorable victory came in the 1999 World Cup when they beat China 5–4 in a penalty shootout.[7] With this win they emerged onto the world stage and brought significant media attention to women's soccer and athletics. On July 10, 1999, over 90,000 people (the largest ever for a women’s sporting event and one of the largest attendances in the world for a tournament game final) filled the Rose Bowl to watch the United States play China in the Final. After a back and forth game, the score was tied 0–0 at full-time, and remained so after extra time, leading to a penalty kick shootout. With Briana Scurry's save of China's third kick, the score was 4–4 with only Brandi Chastain left to shoot. She scored and won the game for the United States. Chastain famously dropped to her knees and whipped off her shirt, celebrating in her sports bra, which later made the cover of Sports Illustrated and the front pages of newspapers around the country and world.[8] This win influenced girls to want to play soccer on a team.[9][10]

Perhaps the second most influential victory came on July 10, 2011, in the quarterfinal of the 2011 Women's World Cup in Germany, where the U.S. beat Brazil 5–3 on penalty kicks. Abby Wambach tied the game 2–2 in the 2nd minute of extra time in the 2nd period of overtime (the 122nd minute of the match overall) with a header off a left-footed cross by Megan Rapinoe.[11] Earlier in the game, Brazil had evened the score 1–1 on a controversial penalty kick. Interestingly, the game was played on the 12th anniversary of the memorable 1999 World Cup Final (described above), which the US also won on penalty kicks.

In the 2012 Summer Olympics, the U.S. won the gold medal for the fourth time in five Olympics by defeating Japan 2–1 in front of 80,203 fans at Wembley Stadium, a record for a women's soccer game at the Olympics.[12] The United States advanced to face Japan in a rematch of 2011 Women’s World Cup final, won by the Japanese on penalty kicks, by winning arguably one of the greatest games only rivaled by the victories mentioned above. In the semi-final match against Canada, the Americans trailed three times before Alex Morgan’s header in the third minute of injury time at the end of 30 minutes of extra-time lifted the team to a 4–3 victory. Morgan’s game-winning goal (123") is now the latest tally ever in a FIFA competition.[13] The London Olympics marked the first time the USWNT won every game en route to the gold medal and set an Olympic women's team record of 16 goals scored.[13] Wambach scored a team-leading five goals in five straight games, which is an U.S. and Olympic record, while Morgan and Rapinoe led the team with four assists apiece, which attributed to their team-high tying 10 points.[13] By scoring both goals in the 2012 Olympic final, Carli Lloyd is the only woman in history to score the winning goal in separate gold Olympic matches (2008 and 2012).

In the 2013 season, USA had an undefeated record of 14-0-2 with their last win against Brazil with a score of 4-1 as part of a longer 43-game unbeaten streak that spanned two years. The USA's 43-game unbeaten streak came to an end after a 1-0 loss against Sweden in the 2014 Algarve Cup. The streak began with a 4-0 win over Sweden in the 2012 Algarve Cup after a 1-0 loss against Japan. The USWNT's 80-game home unbeaten streak is still active.[14][15]

Past and present kits[edit]

Traditionally since the team started, the kit has been an all-white kit, with occasional blue shorts. Blue shorts in combination with blue or red jersey and socks have also been used. Combinations of red, white and blue were used in 2003 World Cup, and 2004 Olympics. From 2012, the team's kit is identical to that worn by the men's team. Like the men's team, Nike is the team's kit manufacturer. The team also wears two stars above the US Soccer badge, to signify their two championship titles from World Cup competitions.

1986–1996 home
1986–1996
1991–1994
1991–1994
1991–1998
1995–1999
1999–2004
2000–2002
2003
2003
2004
2004
2005–2007 home
2005–2007 away
2007–2009 home
2008
2007–2008 away
2008–2009 away
2010–2011 home
2010–2011 away
2011–2012 home
2011–2012 away
2012–2013 home
2012–2013 away
2013
2014–15 Home
2014–15 Away

Schedule and results[edit]

Further information: 2013 in American soccer
Further information: 2014 in American soccer

The following is a list of matches from the past twelve months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

US Soccer Schedule. USA: Fixtures and Results – FIFA.com

Current squad[edit]

Head coach Jill Ellis named 26 players to the U.S. Women’s National Team roster that will play two matches against France on June 14 and 19 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida and Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut, respectively.[18]


Caps and goals are current as of June 19, 2014.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Hope Solo (1981-07-30) July 30, 1981 (age 32) 152 0 United States Seattle Reign FC
18 1GK Nicole Barnhart (1981-10-10) October 10, 1981 (age 32) 54 0 United States FC Kansas City
24 1GK Ashlyn Harris (1985-10-19) October 19, 1985 (age 28) 3 0 United States Washington Spirit
3 2DF Christie Rampone (captain) (1975-06-24) June 24, 1975 (age 39) 294 4 United States Sky Blue FC
14 2DF Stephanie Cox (1986-04-03) April 3, 1986 (age 28) 88 0 United States Seattle Reign FC
4 2DF Becky Sauerbrunn (1985-06-06) June 6, 1985 (age 29) 61 0 United States FC Kansas City
16 2DF Rachel Van Hollebeke (1985-08-26) August 26, 1985 (age 28) 112 5 United States Portland Thorns FC
11 2DF Ali Krieger (1984-07-28) July 28, 1984 (age 29) 48 1 United States Washington Spirit
5 2DF Kelley O'Hara (1988-08-04) August 4, 1988 (age 25) 46 0 United States Sky Blue FC
6 2DF Whitney Engen (1987-11-28) November 28, 1987 (age 26) 18 1 United States Houston Dash
25 2DF Meghan Klingenberg (1988-08-02) August 2, 1988 (age 25) 13 0 United States Houston Dash
9 3MF Heather O'Reilly (1985-01-02) January 2, 1985 (age 29) 205 40 United States Boston Breakers
3MF Shannon Boxx (1977-06-29) June 29, 1977 (age 37) 186 27 United States Chicago Red Stars
10 3MF Carli Lloyd (1982-07-16) July 16, 1982 (age 31) 173 50 United States Western New York Flash
12 3MF Lauren Holiday (1987-09-30) September 30, 1987 (age 26) 102 23 United States FC Kansas City
17 3MF Tobin Heath (1988-05-29) May 29, 1988 (age 26) 75 8 United States Portland Thorns FC
19 3MF Kristie Mewis (1991-02-25) February 25, 1991 (age 23) 15 1 United States Boston Breakers
7 3MF Morgan Brian (1993-02-26) February 26, 1993 (age 21) 11 2 United States Virginia
22 3MF Julie Johnston (1992-04-06) April 6, 1992 (age 22) 2 0 United States Chicago Red Stars
15 3MF Allie Long (1987-08-13) August 13, 1987 (age 26) 3 0 United States Portland Thorns FC
20 4FW Abby Wambach (1980-06-02) June 2, 1980 (age 34) 221 167 United States Western New York Flash
8 4FW Amy Rodriguez (1987-02-17) February 17, 1987 (age 27) 110 27 United States FC Kansas City
13 4FW Alex Morgan (1989-07-02) July 2, 1989 (age 25) 72 46 United States Portland Thorns FC
2 4FW Sydney Leroux (1990-05-07) May 7, 1990 (age 24) 53 31 United States Seattle Reign FC
23 4FW Christen Press (1988-12-29) December 29, 1988 (age 25) 24 12 United States Chicago Red Stars
4FW Sarah Hagen (1989-11-18) November 18, 1989 (age 24) 2 0 Germany Bayern Munich

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players were named to a squad in the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Jillian Loyden (1985-06-25) June 25, 1985 (age 29) 10 0 United States Sky Blue FC v. Canada; May 8, 2014
GK Alyssa Naeher (1988-04-20) April 20, 1988 (age 26) 0 0 United States Boston Breakers v. China PR; April 10, 2014
GK Adrianna Franch (1990-11-12) November 12, 1990 (age 23) 0 0 United States Western New York Flash v. New Zealand; October 30, 2013
DF Nikki Marshall (1988-06-02) June 2, 1988 (age 26) 0 0 United States Portland Thorns FC v. Canada; May 8, 2014
DF Crystal Dunn (1992-07-03) July 3, 1992 (age 22) 9 0 United States Washington Spirit v. Canada; May 8, 2014
DF Leigh Ann Robinson (1986-08-17) August 17, 1986 (age 27) 2 0 United States FC Kansas City v. Brazil; November 10, 2013
MF Megan Rapinoe (1985-07-05) July 5, 1985 (age 29) 84 25 United States Seattle Reign FC v. China PR; April 10, 2014
MF Sam Mewis (1992-10-09) October 9, 1992 (age 21) 2 0 United States UCLA v. China PR; April 10, 2014
MF Sarah Killion (1992-07-27) July 27, 1992 (age 21) 0 0 United States UCLA 2014 Algarve Cup; March 12, 2014
MF Erika Tymrak (1991-08-07) August 7, 1991 (age 22) 3 1 United States FC Kansas City v. Russia; February 13, 2014
MF Yael Averbuch (1986-11-03) November 3, 1986 (age 27) 26 1 United States Washington Spirit v. Brazil; November 10, 2013
MF Amber Brooks (1991-01-23) January 23, 1991 (age 23) 1 0 United States Portland Thorns FC v. Brazil; November 10, 2013
MF Vanessa DiBernardo (1992-05-15) May 15, 1992 (age 22) 0 0 United States Chicago Red Stars v. Mexico; September 3, 2013
FW Katie Stengel (1992-02-29) February 29, 1992 (age 22) 0 0 United States LA Blues v. China PR; April 10, 2014
FW Lindsey Horan (1994-05-26) May 26, 1994 (age 20) 2 0 France Paris Saint-Germain v. Brazil; November 10, 2013

Records[edit]

Active players in bold, statistics as of June 19, 2014

The women's national team boasts the first six players in the history of the game to have earned 200 or more caps. These players have since been joined in the 200-cap club by Pu Wei and Li Jie of China and Birgit Prinz of Germany, as well as by three more Americans, Kate Markgraf, Abby Wambach and Heather O'Reilly. Kristine Lilly is the first (and so far, only) player to earn more than 300 caps.

10 most capped players[edit]

Rank Player Caps Goals Years
1 Kristine Lilly 352 130 1987–2010
2 Christie Rampone 294 4 1997–
3 Mia Hamm 275 158 1987–2004
4 Julie Foudy 272 45 1987–2004
5 Joy Fawcett 239 27 1987–2004
6 Abby Wambach 221 167 2001–
7 Tiffeny Milbrett 204 100 1992–2006
8 Heather O'Reilly 205 40 2002–
9 Kate Markgraf 202 1 1998–2010
10 Brandi Chastain 192 30 1991–2004

Top 10 scorers[edit]

Rank Player Caps Goals Years
1 Abby Wambach 221 167 2001–
2 Mia Hamm 275 158 1987–2004
3 Kristine Lilly 352 130 1987–2010
4 Michelle Akers 153 105 1985–2000
5 Tiffeny Milbrett 204 100 1992–2006
6 Cindy Parlow 158 75 1995–2006
7 Shannon MacMillan 176 60 1994–2006
8 Carin Jennings-Gabarra 117 53 1987–1996
9 Carli Lloyd 173 50 2005-
10 Alex Morgan 72 46 2010-

Top 10 assists[edit]

Rank Player Caps Assists Years
1 Mia Hamm 275 144 1987–2004
2 Kristine Lilly 352 105 1987–2010
3 Abby Wambach 221 67 2001-
4 Tiffeny Milbrett 204 61 1991–2005
5 Julie Foudy 272 55 1988–2004
6 Shannon MacMillan 176 50 1993–2005
7 Heather O'Reilly 205 50 2002–
8 Carin Jennings-Gabarra 117 47 1987-1996
9 Aly Wagner 131 42 1998–2008
10 Michelle Akers 153 36 1985-2000

Most goals scored in a match[edit]

The record for most goals scored in a match by a member of the USWNT is five, which has been accomplished by six players.

Player Date Opponent Location Competition Line-up Notes
Brandi Chastain April 18, 1991 Mexico Mexico Port-au-Prince, Haiti FIFA Women's World Cup Final Qualifying Tournament Substitute First 5 career international goals. Consecutive goals in the match. Final score: 12–0
Michelle Akers November 24, 1991 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Foshan, China 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup Starting Included first 3 goals of the match (9', 29', 33'). The only American to score 5 goals in a World Cup or Olympics match. Final score: 7–0
Tiffeny Milbrett November 2, 2002 Panama Panama Seattle, Washington, USA 2002 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup Starting Included a hat trick in the first nine minutes. Final score: 9–0
Abby Wambach October 23, 2004 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Houston, Texas, USA International Friendly.
Fan Celebration Tour
Starting Played indoor in Reliant Stadium. Four goals were assists from Mia Hamm. Final score: 5–0
Amy Rodriguez January 20, 2012 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament Substitute
(Substituted on46')
Biggest win by U.S. women's national team. Final score: 14–0
Sydney Leroux January 22, 2012 Guatemala Guatemala Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament Substitute
(Substituted on46')
First 5 career international goals in her second cap for U.S. women's senior team. Final score: 13–0

Head coaches[edit]

Name Years Matches Won Tied Lost Win % Pts÷M
United States Ryan, MikeMike Ryan 1985 4 0 1 3 .125 0.25
United States Dorrance, AnsonAnson Dorrance 1986–1994 93 66 5 22 .737 2.18
United States DiCicco, TonyTony DiCicco 1994–1999 119 103 8 8 .899 2.66
United States Gregg, LaurenLauren Gregg 1997, 2000 3 2 1 0 .833 2.33
United States Heinrichs, AprilApril Heinrichs 2000–2004 124 87 20 17 .782 2.27
United States Ryan, GregGreg Ryan 2005–2007 55 45 9 1 .900 2.62
Sweden Sundhage, PiaPia Sundhage 2007–2012 107 91 10 6 .897 2.64
ScotlandAustralia Sermanni, TomTom Sermanni 2013–2014 23 17 4 2 .826 2.39
EnglandUnited States Ellis, JillianJillian Ellis 2012, 2014-Present 11 7 4 0 .818 2.27
Totals 539 418 62 59 .833 2.44
Statistics as of June 20, 2014

Records[edit]

World Cup[edit]

Host year in red
Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA Coach
China 1991 Champions 6 6 0 0 25 5 Anson Dorrance
Sweden 1995 Third place 6 4 1 1 15 5 Tony DiCicco
United States 1999 Champions 6 5 1 0 18 3 Tony DiCicco
United States 2003 Third place 6 5 0 1 15 5 April Heinrichs
China 2007 Third place 6 4 1 1 12 7 Greg Ryan
Germany 2011 Runners-up 6 3 2 1 13 7 Pia Sundhage
Canada 2015 To Be Determined
Total 6/7 36 27 5 4 98 32

Olympic Games[edit]

The team has participated in every Olympics tournament through 2012 and won a medal in each.

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA Coach
United States 1996 Champions 5 4 1 0 9 3 Tony DiCicco
Australia 2000 Runners-up 6 4 1 1 9 5 April Heinrichs
Greece 2004 Champions 6 5 1 0 12 4 April Heinrichs
China 2008 Champions 6 5 0 1 12 5 Pia Sundhage
United Kingdom 2012 Champions 6 6 0 0 16 6 Pia Sundhage
Brazil 2016 To Be Determined
Total 5/5 29 24 3 2 58 23

CONCACAF Championship and Gold Cup[edit]

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA Coach
Haiti 1991 Champions 5 5 0 0 49 0 Anson Dorrance
United States 1993 Champions 3 3 0 0 13 0 Anson Dorrance
Canada 1994 Champions 4 4 0 0 16 1 Tony DiCicco
Canada 1998
Did not participate1
United States 2000 Champions 5 4 1 0 24 1 April Heinrichs
United StatesCanada 2002 Champions 5 5 0 0 24 1 April Heinrichs
United States 2006 Champions 2 2 0 0 4 1 Greg Ryan
Mexico 2010 Third place 5 4 0 1 22 2 Pia Sundhage
Mexico 2014 To Be Determined
Total 8/9 29 27 1 1 152 6

1 The US team directly qualified for the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup as hosts of the event. Because of this, they did not participate in the 1998 CONCACAF Championship, which was the qualification tournament for the World Cup.

Algarve Cup[edit]

The Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious women's football events,[19] alongside the Women's World Cup and Women's Olympic Football.

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA Coach
1994 Runners-Up 3 2 0 1 6 1 Toni DiCicco
1995 4th Place 4 2 1 1 8 5 Toni DiCicco
1996
did not participate
1997
did not participate
1998 Third Place 4 3 0 1 10 6 Toni DiCicco
1999 Runners-Up 4 2 1 1 8 4 Toni DiCicco
2000 Champions 4 4 0 0 11 1 April Heinrichs
2001 6th Place 4 1 0 3 5 9 April Heinrichs
2002 5th Place 4 2 1 1 8 6 April Heinrichs
2003 Champions 4 2 2 0 5 2 April Heinrichs
2004 Champions 4 3 0 1 11 5 April Heinrichs
2005 Champions 4 4 0 0 9 0 Greg Ryan
2006 Runners-Up 4 2 2 0 9 1 Greg Ryan
2007 Champions 4 4 0 0 8 3 Greg Ryan
2008 Champions 4 4 0 0 12 1 Pia Sundhage
2009 Runners-Up 4 3 1 0 5 1 Pia Sundhage
2010 Champions 4 4 0 0 9 3 Pia Sundhage
2011 Champions 4 4 0 0 12 3 Pia Sundhage
2012 Third Place 4 3 0 1 11 2 Pia Sundhage
2013 Champions 4 3 1 0 11 1 Tom Sermanni
2014 7th Place 4 1 1 2 7 7 Tom Sermanni
Total[20] 19/21 75 53 10 12 165 61

Pan American Games[edit]

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA Coach
Canada 1999 Champions 6 5 1 0 22 2 Tony DiCicco
Dominican Republic 2003
Did not participate
Brazil 2007 Runners-up 6 4 0 2 17 11 Greg Ryan
Mexico 2011
Did not participate
Total 2/4 12 9 1 3 39 13

Honors[edit]

Media coverage[edit]

ESPN and ESPN2 bring most coverage, with occasional coverage from Fox Soccer, Fox Sports en Espanol, and Galavisión.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Inaugural champions
FIFA Women's World Cup champions
1991 (first title)
Succeeded by
1995 Norway 
Preceded by
1995 Norway 
FIFA Women's World Cup champions
1999 (second title)
Succeeded by
2003 Germany 
Preceded by
Inaugural champions
Olympic champions
1996 (first title)
Succeeded by
2000 Norway 
Preceded by
2000 Norway 
Olympic champions
2004 (second title)
2008 (third title)
2012 (fourth title)
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Inaugural champions
CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup champions
1991 (first title)
1993 (second title)
1994 (third title)
Succeeded by
1998 Canada 
Preceded by
1998 Canada 
As CONCACAF champions
CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup champions
2000 (fourth title)
2002 (fifth title)
2006 (sixth title)
Succeeded by
2010 Canada