WNT Nov 22, 2011
In what was an historic year for U.S. Women's Soccer, the Americans finished at 13-3-4 while scoring 41 goals and allowing 17.
The U.S. team started and finished the year ranked #1 in the world.
Abby Wambach led the USA in scoring (surprise!) with eight goals and four assists, but Carli Lloyd (6 goals) and Lauren Cheney (5) also had quality goal scoring years.
Four players made the Women's World Cup All-Star Team (Wambach, Hope Solo, Shannon Boxx and Cheney) while Wambach and Solo earned two individual trophies each at in Germany. Wambach for being the second best player and third best scorer and Solo being the best goalkeeper and third best player.
With all that, it seems that Sweden did have the USA's number this year, winning twice over the Americans and tying once. The Swedes scored five goals in the three games, but just two came from the run of play while the USA tallied just once in each of three against games against the tough Scandinavians.
28 players played in an international match for the USA this year with Lloyd, Rachel Buehler and Cheney playing the most after seeing action in 19 out of the 20 games played.
11 different players scored goals for the USA this year and three goalkeepers saw action: Hope Solo in 12 games, Nicole Barnhart in 10 games and Jill Loyden in 1 game.