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U.S. WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM

July 5, 2015
SOME SUPERLATIVES
Some interesting stats about Carli Lloyd's, USA's goals

VANCOUVER -- Carli Lloyd’s three goals represent the first multi-goal game for a U.S. player in a World Cup final since Michelle Akers scored two goals against Norway in the USA’s 2-1 win in the 1991 Women's World Cup final in Guanzhou, China in 1991.


July 5, 2015
ON TOP OF THE WORLD
Lloyd's hat-trick powers USA women to their third world championship a 5-2 win over Japan

VANCOUVER -- Brilliant, simply brilliant.

There was no other way to describe the United States' 5-2 victory over Japan in the Women's World Cup final on Sunday.

Ditto and then some for midfielder Carli Lloyd.


July 5, 2015
READY TO END THE DROUGHT
A confident USA team takes on Japan for the Women's World Cup crown

VANCOUVER -- The United States women can end a 16-year drought in the Women's World Cup on Sunday.


July 5, 2015
SHE'S READY
Morgan Brian can play for the USA

VANCOUVER -- Midfielder Morgan Brian is ready to play for the United States in the Women's World Cup final Sunday.


July 4, 2015
IF THE USA WINS ...
... American women will have 10-city victory tour

VANCOUVER -- If the U.S. women hoist the Women's World Cup trophy on Sunday, they will be rewarded with a 10-city victory tour, according to a source.


July 3, 2015
READY TO MAKE SOME MORE HISTORY
USA women to Japan: Bring it on in WWC final

VANCOUVER -- Leave it for the U.S. women's national team to make some history before hopefully making some more history.

For the first time in history, the defending Olympic gold medalists will meet the reigning women's World Cup champions when the USA faces off with Japan at B.C. Place Sunday.


July 2, 2015
SHORTLISTED
Johnson, Lloyd, Rapinoe, Solo award finalists

VANCOUVER -- To the winners go the spoils -- or at least to the finalists at this point.


July 2, 2015
HOT TICKETS
USWNT game in Chattanooga sold out

CHICAGO - The American women haven't won the World Cup, at least not yet, but they will be packing them in after the tournament.


July 1, 2015
REACHING NEW HIGHS
USA-Germany third most watched women's game

VANCOUVER – The U.S. Women’s National Team 2-0 win over Germany on Tuesday was the third most watched women's soccer game ever, drawing an average audience of 8.4 million viewers to FOX, according to fast nationals issued by Nielsen.


June 30, 2015
IN TRIPLICATE
Carli Lloyd continues her virtuoso knockout-round performances by knocking out Germany

MONTREAL -- Few players in the 24-year history of the Women's World Cup has accomplished what Carli Lloyd has in the past nine days.

Three games, three vital goals and three player of the match honors.


June 30, 2015
FINAL-LY
U.S. plays best game, tops Germany to advance

MONTREAL—Carli Lloyd and Kelley O’Hara scored to give the United States a 2-0 win over Germany at Olympic Stadium Tuesday night, sending the second ranked Americans into the final of the World Cup.


June 28, 2015
THE DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY GETS HARDER
Wambach on Germany: 'In order to get to the final, we're going to have to play almost impeccable soccer'

MONTREAL -- Defeating an improved and up-and-coming China team is one thing. Taking on the top-ranked side in the world is another matter altogether.


June 27, 2015
REACHING NEW HIGHS
Friday's U.S. win 3rd most watched women's game ever

VANCOUVER,---Viewership for Friday's United States 1-0 win over China in the quarterfinal of the Women's World Cup set another high for television viewership, making it the third most watched women's soccer game in U.S. history.


June 26, 2015
BIG STEP
Lloyd's goal lifts USA into Women's World Cup semis

OTTAWA, Ontario -- It's funny how things go sometimes.

On a night in which the United States was not at full strength in the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup, the Americans not only find a way to win, but dominate their foes and play their best game of the competition.


June 26, 2015
A TRIP TO THE SEMIS
Lloyd connects to advance United States

OTTAWA, Ontario – Midfielder Carli Lloyd celebrated her 200th international appearance in style, connecting in the 51st minute for the lone goal in a 1-0 United States quarterfinal win over China in the Women's World Cup before 24,141 spectators at Lansdowne Stadium Friday night.


June 25, 2015
CONNECTED HISTORY
U.S., China intertwined in World Cup as both need a win Friday

The last time the United States and China squared off in a World Cup match, it produced an epic battle, the most watched soccer event in U.S. history and the Americans last World Championship.

The two sides meet Friday in a quarterfinal at Lansdowne Stadium in Ottawa, with the Americans having never lost to the Steel Roses in the World Cup---can they continue that streak?


June 24, 2015
AFTER CANADA
U.S. women to play Costa Rica twice in August

CHICAGO - The U.S. women's national team will play its first two post-Women's World Cup matches, hosting Costa Rica twice in August.


June 23, 2015
DECISIONS, DECISIONS
Ellis must decide on who will replace Rapinoe, Holiday vs. China in WWC quarterfinals

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Before the United States faces China in the FIFA Women's World Cup quarterfinals, head coach Jill Ellis has some tough decisions to make as she must find a way to replace half her midfield.


June 22, 2015
QUARTERFINALS BOUND
Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd score 2nd-half goals to power USA over Colombia in WWC Round of 16

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd scored within a 13-minute span in the second half to lead the United States to a 2-0 win over 10-player Colombia in the Round of 16 of the FIFA Women's World Cup on Monday night.


June 21, 2015
A NOT-SO-GENTLE REMINDER
USA says it will take nothing for granted vs. Colombia after Australia upset Brazil

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Without playing a knockout-round match in the FIFA Women's World Cup, the United States was reminded Sunday how fragile life can be for even the favorites.


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