CHICAGO (Thursday, September 4, 2003) - With FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003 just days away, ussoccer.com has unveiled their “Women’s World Cup Plus” section, a comprehensive new website area devoted to the U.S. Women’s National Team’s journey through the tournament. The U.S. Women are in San Jose this weekend for a 10 a.m. PT showdown with Mexico live on ESPN. The match is the final for April Heinrich's teams before they open the FIFA Women's World Cup against Sweden on Sept. 21 in Washington, D.C.
When fans log on to ussoccer.com they will immediately notice the "Women's World Cup Plus" drop down box that invites fans to launch the new section and get the most detailed information anywhere on the entire U.S. Women's National Team. "Women's World Cup Plus" at ussoccer.com will be your destination point for information all the way though the tournament final on Oct. 12 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calf.
There will be a number of in-depth sections on the brand new site, including “News and Notes,” which will provide daily information on the team’s activities as they compete in the tournament. The site also features a “Facts and Stats” section (giving fans the nuts and bolts on the team’s roster), stats and results, and a “Standings and Schedules” section providing easy access to information on any of the FIFA Women's World Cup games or scores. For an inside look at the team when it’s not playing, there is an “Off the Field” section where fans will be provided with insight into what is happening around the team as the media buzz and frenzy builds with player features, Q&As, diaries, and strategy sessions.
To access the in-depth section go to ussoccer.com and click on the “Women’s World Cup Plus” visible drop-down box that will appear in the middle of your screen. Once the site is launched, getting around and finding the information you’re looking for is simple with easy to find sections.
The FIFA Women's World Cup was originally schedule for China in 2003, but was moved to the United States in May after the outbreak of SARS in China. The 32-game, 16-team tournament is now scheduled from Sept. 20 through Oct. 12 in six venues across the U.S. (Boston, Columbus, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Portland and Washington, D.C.).