United States women's national soccer team


United States women's national soccer team

National football team women
American = true Name = United States
Badge = US Soccer logo.svg
Association = United States Soccer Federation
Confederation = CONCACAF
FIFA Trigramme = USA
Coach = flagicon|SWE Pia Sundhage
Captain = Christie Rampone
Most caps = Kristine Lilly (340)
Top scorer = Mia Hamm (158)
FIFA Rank = 1
FIFA max = 1
FIFA max date = July 2003
FIFA min = 2
FIFA min date = October 2003

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First game = Italy 1–0 USA
(Jesolo, Italy; 18 August 1985)
Largest win = USA 12–0 Mexico
(Port-au-Prince, Haiti; 18 April 1991)
USA 12–0 Martinique
(Port-au-Prince, Haiti; 20 April 1991)
Largest loss = USA 0–4 Brazil
(Hangzhou, China; 27 September 2007)
World cup apps = 5
World cup first = 1991
World cup best = Winners, 1991, 1999
Olympic apps = 4
Olympic first = 1996
Olympic best = Winners, 1996, 2004, 2008
Algarve cup apps = 12
Algarve cup first = 1994
Algarve cup best = Winners, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008
Regional name = CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup
Regional cup apps = 3
Regional cup first = 2000
Regional cup best = Winners, 2000, 2002, 2006

The United States Women's National Soccer Team is operated by the United States Soccer Federation. The team has won two Women's World Cups (1991 and 1999); three Olympic Women's Tournaments (1996, 2004 and 2008) and six Algarve Cups (2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2008). The United States U-19 women's national soccer team also won the inaugural FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship in 2002.

The team played its first match on August 19, 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 named to the FIFA 100, a list of the 125 greatest living footballers chosen by Pelé as part of FIFA's centenary observances.

Among its many other honors, the team was selected the US Olympic Committee's Team of the Year in 1997 and 1999. "Sports Illustrated" magazine chose the entire team as its 1999 Sportspeople of the Year.

Competition record


=World Cup=

*1991 - Champions
*1995 - 3rd place
*1999 - Champions
*2003 - 3rd place
*2007 - 3rd place


=Olympics=

*1996 - Gold
*2000 - Silver
*2004 - Gold
*2008 - Gold"Women's Olympic teams have no age restrictions.


=CONCACAF Championship=

* 1991 - Champions
* 1993 - Champions
* 1994 - Champions
* 1998 - "Did not enter"


=Pan American Games=

* 1999 - Champions
* 2003 - "Did not enter"
* 2007 - 2nd place

Algarve Cup

* 1994 2nd Place
* 1995 4th Place
* 1996 "Did not enter"
* 1997 3rd Place
* 1998 3rd Place
* 1999 2nd Place
* 2000 Champions
* 2001 6th Place
* 2002 5th Place
* 2003 Champions
* 2004 Champions
* 2005 Champions
* 2006 2nd Place
* 2007 Champions
* 2008 Champions


=Four Nations Tournament=

* 1998 Champions
* 2002 3rd Place
* 2003 Champions
* 2004 Champions
* 2006 Champions
* 2007 Champions
* 2008 Champions

U.S. Cup

* 1995 Champions
* 1996 Champions
* 1997 Champions
* 1998 Champions
* 1999 Champions

2007 World Cup Squad

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Player history

Notable former players

*Mia Hamm
*Joy Fawcett
*Julie Foudy
*April Heinrichs (coach from 2000–2005)
*Shannon MacMillan
*Carin Jennings-Gabarra
*Carla Overbeck
*Cindy Parlow
*Michelle Akers

Most capped players

The WNT boasts all six players in the history of the game to have earned 200 caps.

As of 1 October 2008, the players with the most caps for the WNT are:

Notes

ee also

*"" - 2005 HBO documentary
* List of women's national football teams and Women's football around the world
* List of football (soccer) players
* Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL)
* W-League (includes some partially salaried players)
* WUSA (defunct)
* WPS (to start in 2009, replacing WUSA)

External links

* [http://www.ussoccer.com/teams/womens/index.jsp.html US WNT official website]
* [http://wleague.uslsoccer.com/teamdirectory/index_E.html W-league Team Directory]


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