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Tickets for U.S. WNT Match in Chattanooga Sold Out

CHICAGO (July 2, 2015) – Tickets for the U.S. Women’s National Team’s second post-Women’s World Cup game against Costa Rica have officially sold out.

The U.S. Women will play in front of over 20,000 fans at Finley Stadium on Wednesday, Aug. 19 in Chattanooga, Tennessee (6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2), setting a WNT attendance record in the state.

Tickets for the match sold out in one day, making it the fourth sellout in the history of the 18-year-old stadium and the fastest selling event held at the venue. The USA has played at Finley Stadium before, but not since 1997, when it defeated Sweden, 3-1, at the home of the National Premier Soccer League’s Chattanooga FC and the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Moccasins football and women’s soccer teams. The game against Sweden was the first soccer game held at Finley, drawing a crowd of 13,433 fans.

Three days prior to the match in Tennessee, the WNT will play Costa Rica in Pittsburgh, on Sunday, Aug. 16 at Heinz Field (1:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1). Tickets are available and more than 23,000 have already been sold. (TICKETS)

The WNT’s match in Pittsburgh marks the team’s second visit to Heinz Field, home of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers, after defeating Iceland there by a 3-0 score in 2004 following the USA’s Olympic gold medal run in Greece. The return to Pittsburgh will be a homecoming of sorts for U.S. defender Meghan Klingenberg, who hails from nearby Gibsonia. The USA has played 15 times previously in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The USWNT will next contest the Final at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Sunday, July 5, at 7 p.m. ET when it takes on reigning World Champion Japan in a rematch of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup title match. The game will be broadcast live on FOX and Telemundo. Fans can also follow all the excitement on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt and @ussoccer_esp.

#USWNT Chooses Their Favorite Emojis

Everybody loves a good emoji and with the Women’s World Cup final just three days away, the globe + trophy pairing is one of our favorites. Last week, the NBA Draft got us wondering what each of the #USWNT23 players would consider their favorite small digital icon. There was lots of variation, but Justise Winslow might be on to something, “they really like the monkeys.”

Take a look at the #USWNT’s favorite way to express themselves in electronic communication.

Gallery: USA Topples Germany to Advance to World Cup Final

Photos from the #USWNT's victory against world No. 1-ranked Germany in the Semifinals of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The USA will meet the winner of England/Japan in the World Cup Final on Sunday, July 5, at BC Place in Vancouver, Canada. The championship match kicks off at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 PT and will air live on FOX and Telemundo. 

Thousands of Fans Gather in Lincoln Park to Support WNT

While more than 50,000 packed Olympic Stadium on Tuesday night in Montreal, back at home, thousands of USA supporters came together at Fan HQ in Chicago's Lincoln Park to watch the #USWNT's 2-0 victory against Germany in the semifinals of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.  The event included various fan-focused activities with opportunities to purchase U.S. Soccer merchandise and food and beverages.  Supporters were able to catch FOX's live feed of the match on a giant 19-by-33 foot, high-definition screen.  Even Teddy Goalsevelt, made famous during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, made an appearance to help cheer the WNT to victory!


U.S. Soccer to Host Women's World Cup Viewing Party and FanHQ Event in Chicago's Lincoln Park

CHICAGO (June 30, 2015) – U.S. Soccer will host a U.S. Women’s National Team Viewing Party for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final against the England-Japan winner on Sunday, July 5 in Chicago’s Lincoln Park.

With support from the Chicago Park District, U.S. Soccer will kick off the festivities at 3 p.m. with a FanHQ event in Lincoln Park near the intersection of Stockton Drive and LaSalle Drive, just south of the Lincoln Park Zoo.

FanHQ will include various fan-focused activities, while U.S. Soccer merchandise, along with food, soft drinks, beer and other beverages will be available for purchase.

The viewing party will feature FOX’s live feed of the match displayed on a giant 19-by-33 foot, high-definition screen. The game kicks off at 6 p.m. CT. The Final match against England or Japan will be played at BC Place in Vancouver, Canada. The events are free and open to the public. 

Last summer U.S. Soccer hosted four viewing parties with inspiring success. The last Viewing Party at Soldier Field drew over 28,000 fans to the lakefront park.

The U.S. qualified for the Final after winning its group – which included Australia, Sweden and Nigeria – and then defeating Colombia 2-0 in the Round of 16, China 1-0 in the Quarterfinals and Germany 2-0 in the Semifinals.

Media are invited to the event, and all media requests should be directed to Sinhue Mendoza at smendoza@ussoccer.org, O: (312) 528- 1237, M: (224)-715-0387 or Alex Prosperi Alexander.Prosperi@fleishman.com (847) 830-0284.  Television affiliates are invited for live shots at the park and parking instructions will be sent out at a later date. U.S. Soccer asks that if you are looking to park your TV truck to please inform us in advance because parking will likely be restricted.

The U.S. Soccer Federation is the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States.  U.S. Soccer has played an integral part in charting the course for the sport in the USA for more than 100 years.  U.S. Soccer is headquartered in two refurbished mansions in Chicago’s Prairie Avenue Historical District. Since dubbed U.S. Soccer House, on the corner of 18th Street and Prairie Avenue it now serves as the American home of the world’s most popular sport.

FanHQ Heads to Vancouver for Women’s World Cup Final

CHICAGO (June 30, 2015) – With the U.S. Women’s National Team advancing to the final of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, U.S. Soccer is bringing FanHQ back to Vancouver with events specifically planned for U.S. Soccer fans, as the team gets set to chase its third title.

FanHQ will bring together U.S. fans on Independence Day on Saturday July 4, to party the night before the grand finale between the USWNT and England/Japan, and again on matchday, Sunday, July 5, for a pre-game party.

Both events will feature music from DJ Spin Easy, a NYC DJ who brought his unique sets to FanHQ events earlier in Vancouver and Montreal, and in Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He has opened up all over the world for Snoop Dogg, Akon, T-Pain, Ice Cube and others. 

Admission to both events is free. A limited number of RSVPs are available for guaranteed access. Walk-ups will be accommodated based on venue capacity. Food and drinks will be available to purchase. 

FanHQ Vancouver:

Night Before Party: July 4, 2015

  • WHERE: Commodore Ballroom || 868 Granville St. Vancouver, BC V6Z 1K3  
  • WHEN: 7 p.m.- 1 a.m. PT
  • ENTRY: FREE. Fans who RSVP will be guaranteed entry, all others will be admitted as capacity allows. 
  • ENTERTAINMENT: DJ Spin Easy
  • FOOD & BEVERAGE: Available for purchase 

Pre Match Party: July 5, 2015 

  • WHERE: Commodore Ballroom || 868 Granville St. Vancouver, BC V6Z 1K3  
  • WHEN: 11-3 p.m. PT
  • ENTRY: FREE. Fans who RSVP will be guaranteed entry. All others will be admitted as capacity allows. 
  • ENTERTAINMENT: DJ Spin Easy
  • FOOD & BEVERAGE: Available for purchase

For more details on FANHQ Vancouver, including RSVPs, visit to ussoccer.com/FanHQ


WNT Downs World No. 1 Germany 2-0 to Advance to 2015 World Cup Final

MONTREAL, Canada (June 30, 2015) – The U.S. Women’s National Team downed FIFA No.1-ranked Germany 2-0 at Olympic Stadium to advance to the Final of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. It will be the fourth World Cup final appearance for the USA.

The first half was a balanced affair with both teams pressing and having opportunities to get on the board yet neither was able to capitalize. In the second half, things got going when U.S. defender Julie Johnston was called for a foul inside the penalty box in the 59th minute for pulling down Alexandra Popp. Celia Sasic stepped up to take the penalty kick but missed wide left to keep the game scoreless.

Almost ten minutes later, Alex Morgan got fouled in the box and it was the USA’s turn to attempt a PK. Carli Lloyd confidently netted the shot to give the USA the lead before assisting on Kelley O’Hara’s 84th-minute strike – the first of her international career – to secure the U.S. win.  

Hope Solo and the USA back line continued to shut down opponents and has now kept a scoreless streak for 513 straight minutes (a span of more than five-and-a-half matches)  in this year’s World Cup, the longest clean sheet streak in U.S. World Cup history.

It was Solo’s 10th clean sheet in World Cup play, tying Brianna Scurry’s record for shutouts in World Cup competition. The 10 clean sheets in a World Cup are not only a U.S. record, but also a FIFA Women’s World Cup record.

The WNT will vie for its third Women’s World Cup title on Sunday, July 5 at 4 p.m. PT, when it takes on the winner of the other Semifinal between England and Japan, which will be determined tomorrow, at BC Place in Vancouver, Canada. The tournament Final will be broadcast live on FOX and Telemundo. Fans can also follow in-game updates on Twitter (@ussoccer_wnt and  @ussoccer_esp).

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Carli Lloyd (penalty kick), 69th minute:
Germany’s Annike Khran was called for a foul against Alex Morgan in the box, prompting the referee to point to the penalty circle. Carli Lloyd stepped forward and sent former FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year Nadine Angerer the wrong way as she blasted her shot into the left side of the goal. USA 1, GER 0

USA – Kelley O’Hara (Carli Lloyd), 84th minute: Meghan Klingenberg played a great ball from th outside of the area to Carli Lloyd inside the right side of the Germany box. Lloyd made a strong move to the endline and played the ball across the face of goal where Kelley O’Hara tapped it in with her right foot to finish the opportunity cap a sterling team move by the USA with her first career WNT goal. USA 2, GER 0 (FINAL)

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
GER– Nadine Angerer, 7th minute: A corner kick from Megan Rapinoe went to the middle of the six-yard box by the near post where Julie Johnston was in great position to head it home. Germany’s goalkeeper Nadine Angerer was well placed to come up with a huge save and get the ball out of danger.

USA – Hope Solo, 8th minute: Alexandra Popp had a clear shot at goal from the left side of the USA box, sending a ball to the near post. However, Hope Solo was prepared and jumped high to deflect the ball over the crossbar for a Germany corner.

GER – Nadine Angerer, 15th minute: Alex Morgan split two defendersas she broke into the Germany box from midfield. Morgan sent a shot straight towards Angerer, who made a solid stop with her foot to deflect the shot away.

Next on the Schedule: The WNT will meet the winner of England/Japan on Sunday, July 5 at 4 p.m. PT at BC Place in Vancouver, Canada.
Broadcast information:  FOX; Telemundo 
Social:  Twitter (@ussoccer_wnt@ussoccer_esp);  FacebookInstagram

Milestone Watch:

  • Hope Solo recorded her 89th career shutout. It was the fifth straight World Cup clean sheet for the USA, and Solo’s 10th in World Cup play, tying Brian Scurry for the most by a U.S. goalkeeper.
  • Carli Lloyd is the third U.S. WNT player to score in three straight games in a World Cup, joining Michelle Akers (1991) and Abby Wambach (twice; in 2003 and 2011).
  • The U.S. now holds a 19-4-7 all-time record against Germany, outscoring the Germans 62-29. The USA hasn’t lost to Germany since 2003 and has gone 7-0-5 since then.
  • Kelley O’Hara made her third career World Cup appearance in the second half, and scored her first career international goal for the WNT.
  • The USA will be making its fourth appearance in a FIFA Women’s World Cup Final. Germany is the only other team to have reached the final that amount of times.

Additional Notes:

  • This was the fourth time the U.S. met Germany in Women’s World Cup play, the USA has a 3-1-0 advantage in these matches.
  • Carli Lloyd has scored in three straight games for the WNT. Her goal in the second half was her fourth career World Cup strike and her 66th overall.
  • Since allowing a goal against Australia in its opening match on June 8 in the 27th minute, the U.S. has shut out Sweden, Nigeria, Colombia, China and Germany – a stretch of 513 consecutive minutes.  
  • Defender Becky Sauerbrunn is the only player on the roster to start and play every game for the USA in 2015. She has played the most minutes (1,419) of anyone on the team.
  • Five U.S. players have played all 540 minutes of the tournament so far: defenders Julie Johnston, Meghan Klingenberg, Sauerbrunn, midfielder Carli Lloyd, and goalkeeper Hope Solo.
  • In its last 16 games, the U.S. has surrendered just three goals and has scored 29.
  • So far, 19 of the 20 field players on the World Cup roster have seen action in the tournament.
  • Germany lost by two goals for the first time in 26 Women's World Cup games. The last time was in the 1995 final (2-0 to Norway).
  • The USA is the third country to reach consecutive Women's World Cup finals (Germany - 2003/07) (Norway - 1991/95).
  • Coming on as a sub in the second half, Wambach played in her 24th career WWC game, tied for second most all-time with Julie Foudy, Brigit Prinz and Formiga. Only Kristine Lilly has more (30).
  • Twelve different players have scored for the USA in 2015: Kelley O’Hara, Morgan, Wambach, Rodriguez, Press, Johnston, Klingenberg, Rapinoe, Brian, Chalupny, Leroux and Lloyd.
  • The game was the first time that Germany was shutout in this tournament and held to one shot on goal. Germany was averaging 12 shots on goal before tonight’s match and had outscored opponents 20-3.
  • The U.S. WNT is 33-4-5 all-time in the Women’s World Cup, outscoring its opponents 107-33 in 42 games. The 33 wins and 42 games played are FIFA Women’s World Cup records.

- U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report –

Match:  U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Germany
Date:  June 30, 2015
Competition:  2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup – Semifinal
Venue:  Olympic Stadium; Montreal, Canada
Kickoff:  7 p.m. ET
Attendance:  51,176
Weather:  Indoor Stadium

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F
USA                            0          2          2
GER                            0          0          0

USA – Carli Lloyd (penalty kick)                    69th minute
USA – Kelley O’Hara (Carli Lloyd)                 84

Lineups:
USA:  1-Hope Solo; 11-Ali Krieger, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 19-Julie Johnston, 22-Meghan Klingenberg; 12-Lauren Holiday, 14-Morgan Brian, 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.), 15-Megan Rapinoe (20-Abby Wambach,80), 13-Alex Morgan (2-Sydney Leroux, 90+3), 17-Tobin Heath (5-Kelley O’Hara, 75)
Subs Not Used: 3-Christie Rampone, 6-Whitney Engen, 7-Shannon Boxx, 8-Amy Rodriguez, 9-Heather O’Reilly, 16-Lori Chalupny,18-Ashlyn Harris, 21-Alyssa Naeher, 23-Christen Press
Head coach: Jill Ellis
 

GER : 1-Nadine Angerer (capt.); 4-Leonie Maier, 5-Annike Krahn, 3-Saskia Bartusiak, 22-Tabea Kemme; 6-Simone Laudehr, 20-Lena Goessling, 11-Anja Mittag (10-Dzsenifer Marozsan, 78), 16-Melanie Leupolz, 18-Alexandra Popp; 13-Celia Sasic
Subs not used: 2-Bianca Schmidt, 7-Melanie Behringer, 8-Pauline Bremer, 9-Lena Lotzen, 12-Almuth Schult, 14-Babett Peter, 15-Jennifer Cramer, 17-Josephine Henning, 19-Lena Petermann, 21-Laura Benkarth, 23-Sara Daebritz
Head coach: Silvia Neid

Stats Summary: USA / GER
Shots: 12 / 15
Shots on Goal: 5 / 1
Saves: 1 / 3
Corner Kicks: 8 / 4
Fouls: 10 / 11
Offside: 1 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
GER – Leonie Maier (caution)                        34th minute
USA – Becky Sauerbrunn (caution)               38
USA – Julie Johnston (caution)                      59
GER - Annike Krahn (caution)                       69

Officials:
Referee: Teodora Albon (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Petruta Iugulescu (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Maria Sukenikova (SVK)
Fourth Official: Salome di Iorio (ARG)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Carli Lloyd

WNT Trains in Olympic Stadium

The U.S. WNT wraps up training ahead of the semifinals with a one-hour session in Olympic Stadium. Jill Ellis and Alex Morgan were in the press conference to talk about the match with Germany tonight, which begins at 7 p.m. ET and will be televised on FOX and NBC Universo. 

Gallery: Fan HQ Lands in Montreal

Fan HQ shifts to Montreal as the USA gets ready for its semifinal against Germany. USA fans stream into Quebec to support the WNT in a game between No. 1 & No. 2 in the world.  Watch the game tonight at 7 p.m. ET on FOX and NBC Universo. 

Big Goal. Big Celebration.

Carli Lloyd scored the game-winning goal against China that qualified the USA for the semifinals of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The remarkable finish began with a Julie Johnston service into China’s 18-yard-box. Lloyd elevated over her defender, Zhao Rong, and headed the ball past Chinese goalkeeper Wang Fei and into the back of the net.

What transpired afterward was a slew of raw emotions from the entire U.S. WNT. “I tend to celebrate more in a big setting,” said Lloyd referring to her karate kick of the corner flag. “When the pressure is on and it’s a big goal, you don’t really think about what you’re doing after you score, you just react because you’re so happy.”

Lloyd admits the karate kick was something that had been in the back of her mind for a while. “I’d seen it before.” Lloyd continued, “But you don’t see it often in the women’s game and it was something different than I had ever done. So I did it; it just kind of happened.”

Morgan Brian, the 22-year-old defensive midfielder who played centrally with Lloyd on Friday, had a major role in allowing Lloyd to join the attack more frequently than in the previous four matches for the U.S. WNT. Brian was not directly involved in the goal sequence, but her pure excitement would lead you to think otherwise. 

Carli Lloyd, Morgan Brian

Thousands of Fans Gather in Lincoln Park to Support WNT

While more than 50,000 packed Olympic Stadium on Tuesday night in Montreal, back at home, thousands of USA supporters came together at Fan HQ in Chicago's Lincoln Park to watch the #USWNT's 2-0 victory against Germany in the semifinals of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.  The event included various fan-focused activities with opportunities to purchase U.S. Soccer merchandise and food and beverages.  Supporters were able to catch FOX's live feed of the match on a giant 19-by-33 foot, high-definition screen.  Even Teddy Goalsevelt, made famous during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, made an appearance to help cheer the WNT to victory!


WNT Trains in Olympic Stadium

The U.S. WNT wraps up training ahead of the semifinals with a one-hour session in Olympic Stadium. Jill Ellis and Alex Morgan were in the press conference to talk about the match with Germany tonight, which begins at 7 p.m. ET and will be televised on FOX and NBC Universo. 

Gallery: Fan HQ Lands in Montreal

Fan HQ shifts to Montreal as the USA gets ready for its semifinal against Germany. USA fans stream into Quebec to support the WNT in a game between No. 1 & No. 2 in the world.  Watch the game tonight at 7 p.m. ET on FOX and NBC Universo. 

Big Goal. Big Celebration.

Carli Lloyd scored the game-winning goal against China that qualified the USA for the semifinals of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The remarkable finish began with a Julie Johnston service into China’s 18-yard-box. Lloyd elevated over her defender, Zhao Rong, and headed the ball past Chinese goalkeeper Wang Fei and into the back of the net.

What transpired afterward was a slew of raw emotions from the entire U.S. WNT. “I tend to celebrate more in a big setting,” said Lloyd referring to her karate kick of the corner flag. “When the pressure is on and it’s a big goal, you don’t really think about what you’re doing after you score, you just react because you’re so happy.”

Lloyd admits the karate kick was something that had been in the back of her mind for a while. “I’d seen it before.” Lloyd continued, “But you don’t see it often in the women’s game and it was something different than I had ever done. So I did it; it just kind of happened.”

Morgan Brian, the 22-year-old defensive midfielder who played centrally with Lloyd on Friday, had a major role in allowing Lloyd to join the attack more frequently than in the previous four matches for the U.S. WNT. Brian was not directly involved in the goal sequence, but her pure excitement would lead you to think otherwise. 

Carli Lloyd, Morgan Brian

Lloyd Lives up to Reputation with Clutch Game-Winning Goal on 200th Cap

United States Women’s National Team veteran Carli Lloyd earned her 200th cap for her country on Friday, and scored the game-winning goal to send the USA to the semifinals of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Lloyd is no stranger to owning big moments. The 32-year-old central midfielder scored game-winning goals for the #USWNT in both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Finals. Lloyd acknowledges that scoring the game-winning goal on her 200th cap is high up on her list of career accolades, but exactly where it ranks is still to be determined. Lloyd, a two-time Olympic Gold medalist, has yet to hoist a World Cup trophy.

“If it were the World Cup final it would definitely be the moment.” Lloyd emphasizes. “But, it’s a quarterfinal, which is still great but I want more and I think that’s what keeps me going and keeps me motivated.  I want to be in that final game and standing on the top podium after that final whistle is blown.”

Lloyd is the U.S. WNT all-time leading goalscorer for a player that has played exclusively as a midfielder and she has been working tirelessly on her aerial game over the past 12 months with trainer James Galanis. “James is probably really happy I put that one away.” Carli said of her towering game-winning header against China. “He’s served me a million balls over the years and he’s always telling me that I need to be more of an aerial presence and attack the ball. That’s what I did. It’s all about the repetition.”

U.S. WNT teammate and 23-year-old centerback Julie Johnston earned the assist on Lloyd’s game-winning header against China on Friday and said she played the ball into the box knowing what the outcome could be. “Carli is going to go up for whatever ball comes her way,” said Johnston, who has helped the U.S. WNT earn four shutouts through five matches of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Despite being 10 years into her U.S. WNT career, Lloyd still fondly remembers her first cap for the USA. The U.S. WNT earned a 7-0 victory against Ukraine July 10, 2005. Lloyd recalls the feeling of uncertainty; unsure if she would even get into the match. She did get in – playing nearly 20 minutes. But her most vivid memory from that first cap with the senior team was of seeing her name on the back of her jersey. 

“It was so cool and such an honor to see my name on the back of my jersey knowing that the U.S. crest was on the front [as she pointed towards the location of the U.S. crest above her heart]."

Gallery: Indoor Training for the WNT in Montreal

With inclement weather in Montreal, the U.S. WNT headed inside for Sunday's training session.  ussoccer.com gives you a unique look at some silhouette images from the session! The team is back in action Tuesday, June 30th in a semifinal match against Germany. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. ET from Olympic Stadium and will be broadcast on FOX and NBC Universo. 

Gallery: USA Shuts Down China on the Way to World Cup Semis

A second-half goal from Carli Lloyd, who wore the captain's armband in her 200th cap for the USWNT, lifted the USA to a 1-0 win against China PR in the 2015 Women's World Cup Quarterfinal. The U.S. defense put in another sterling effort to pitch its fourth consecutive clean sheet and send the USA to a Semifinal match up with Germany next Tuesday, June 30 in Montreal. The Semifinal kicks off at 7 p.m. ET from Olympic Stadium and will be broadcast on FOX. #Believe

Gallery: The Road to Quarters

Take a look back at the USWNT's first four games of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Watch the team take on China in the quarterfinals tonight. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on FOX and NBC Universo.

Carli Lloyd Surprises #USA Fans in Ottawa

The U.S. WNT released a campaign prior to the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup that was created to empower young women. ussoccer.com had the opportunity to interview some young athletes to find out what the #SheBelieves message meant to them.

Keeping Tobin Tethered to Earth

Tobin Heath – her long brown hair worn in a loose and messy ponytail, a few pieces always escaping out the sides – was known to skateboard through the UNC campus, her main mode of transportation since she was a kid. In Chapel Hill, sidewalks are made out of brick, not ideal for skateboarding, which meant Tobin cruised up the street, often rolling right up to the soccer field.

Anson Dorrance, UNC women’s soccer coach, comments, “I lived in abject terror that she was going to get hit.”  (Which did happen once. The “non morning person” came down the hill on her way to 8am class, just going for it, hoping a car wouldn’t be there – it was. “I ended up totally wiping out - and the car broke my board.”)

Born and raised in New Jersey, Tobin, winger for the U.S. national team, is more California in both vibe and pastime – on the national team bus, she listens to reggae and reads Surfer magazine. In the one summer she did spend in Los Angeles, rooming with fellow national team player Kelley O’Hara, the pair had a daily routine: train, skate to beach, surf, and train some more.  

Tobin Heath on Beach
The beach is one of Heath's favorite places to be

Tickets for U.S. WNT Match in Chattanooga Sold Out

CHICAGO (July 2, 2015) – Tickets for the U.S. Women’s National Team’s second post-Women’s World Cup game against Costa Rica have officially sold out.

The U.S. Women will play in front of over 20,000 fans at Finley Stadium on Wednesday, Aug. 19 in Chattanooga, Tennessee (6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2), setting a WNT attendance record in the state.

Tickets for the match sold out in one day, making it the fourth sellout in the history of the 18-year-old stadium and the fastest selling event held at the venue. The USA has played at Finley Stadium before, but not since 1997, when it defeated Sweden, 3-1, at the home of the National Premier Soccer League’s Chattanooga FC and the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Moccasins football and women’s soccer teams. The game against Sweden was the first soccer game held at Finley, drawing a crowd of 13,433 fans.

Three days prior to the match in Tennessee, the WNT will play Costa Rica in Pittsburgh, on Sunday, Aug. 16 at Heinz Field (1:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1). Tickets are available and more than 23,000 have already been sold. (TICKETS)

The WNT’s match in Pittsburgh marks the team’s second visit to Heinz Field, home of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers, after defeating Iceland there by a 3-0 score in 2004 following the USA’s Olympic gold medal run in Greece. The return to Pittsburgh will be a homecoming of sorts for U.S. defender Meghan Klingenberg, who hails from nearby Gibsonia. The USA has played 15 times previously in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The USWNT will next contest the Final at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Sunday, July 5, at 7 p.m. ET when it takes on reigning World Champion Japan in a rematch of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup title match. The game will be broadcast live on FOX and Telemundo. Fans can also follow all the excitement on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt and @ussoccer_esp.

#USWNT Chooses Their Favorite Emojis

Everybody loves a good emoji and with the Women’s World Cup final just three days away, the globe + trophy pairing is one of our favorites. Last week, the NBA Draft got us wondering what each of the #USWNT23 players would consider their favorite small digital icon. There was lots of variation, but Justise Winslow might be on to something, “they really like the monkeys.”

Take a look at the #USWNT’s favorite way to express themselves in electronic communication.

Gallery: USA Topples Germany to Advance to World Cup Final

Photos from the #USWNT's victory against world No. 1-ranked Germany in the Semifinals of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The USA will meet the winner of England/Japan in the World Cup Final on Sunday, July 5, at BC Place in Vancouver, Canada. The championship match kicks off at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 PT and will air live on FOX and Telemundo. 

U.S. Soccer to Host Women's World Cup Viewing Party and FanHQ Event in Chicago's Lincoln Park

CHICAGO (June 30, 2015) – U.S. Soccer will host a U.S. Women’s National Team Viewing Party for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final against the England-Japan winner on Sunday, July 5 in Chicago’s Lincoln Park.

With support from the Chicago Park District, U.S. Soccer will kick off the festivities at 3 p.m. with a FanHQ event in Lincoln Park near the intersection of Stockton Drive and LaSalle Drive, just south of the Lincoln Park Zoo.

FanHQ will include various fan-focused activities, while U.S. Soccer merchandise, along with food, soft drinks, beer and other beverages will be available for purchase.

The viewing party will feature FOX’s live feed of the match displayed on a giant 19-by-33 foot, high-definition screen. The game kicks off at 6 p.m. CT. The Final match against England or Japan will be played at BC Place in Vancouver, Canada. The events are free and open to the public. 

Last summer U.S. Soccer hosted four viewing parties with inspiring success. The last Viewing Party at Soldier Field drew over 28,000 fans to the lakefront park.

The U.S. qualified for the Final after winning its group – which included Australia, Sweden and Nigeria – and then defeating Colombia 2-0 in the Round of 16, China 1-0 in the Quarterfinals and Germany 2-0 in the Semifinals.

Media are invited to the event, and all media requests should be directed to Sinhue Mendoza at smendoza@ussoccer.org, O: (312) 528- 1237, M: (224)-715-0387 or Alex Prosperi Alexander.Prosperi@fleishman.com (847) 830-0284.  Television affiliates are invited for live shots at the park and parking instructions will be sent out at a later date. U.S. Soccer asks that if you are looking to park your TV truck to please inform us in advance because parking will likely be restricted.

The U.S. Soccer Federation is the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States.  U.S. Soccer has played an integral part in charting the course for the sport in the USA for more than 100 years.  U.S. Soccer is headquartered in two refurbished mansions in Chicago’s Prairie Avenue Historical District. Since dubbed U.S. Soccer House, on the corner of 18th Street and Prairie Avenue it now serves as the American home of the world’s most popular sport.

FanHQ Heads to Vancouver for Women’s World Cup Final

CHICAGO (June 30, 2015) – With the U.S. Women’s National Team advancing to the final of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, U.S. Soccer is bringing FanHQ back to Vancouver with events specifically planned for U.S. Soccer fans, as the team gets set to chase its third title.

FanHQ will bring together U.S. fans on Independence Day on Saturday July 4, to party the night before the grand finale between the USWNT and England/Japan, and again on matchday, Sunday, July 5, for a pre-game party.

Both events will feature music from DJ Spin Easy, a NYC DJ who brought his unique sets to FanHQ events earlier in Vancouver and Montreal, and in Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He has opened up all over the world for Snoop Dogg, Akon, T-Pain, Ice Cube and others. 

Admission to both events is free. A limited number of RSVPs are available for guaranteed access. Walk-ups will be accommodated based on venue capacity. Food and drinks will be available to purchase. 

FanHQ Vancouver:

Night Before Party: July 4, 2015

  • WHERE: Commodore Ballroom || 868 Granville St. Vancouver, BC V6Z 1K3  
  • WHEN: 7 p.m.- 1 a.m. PT
  • ENTRY: FREE. Fans who RSVP will be guaranteed entry, all others will be admitted as capacity allows. 
  • ENTERTAINMENT: DJ Spin Easy
  • FOOD & BEVERAGE: Available for purchase 

Pre Match Party: July 5, 2015 

  • WHERE: Commodore Ballroom || 868 Granville St. Vancouver, BC V6Z 1K3  
  • WHEN: 11-3 p.m. PT
  • ENTRY: FREE. Fans who RSVP will be guaranteed entry. All others will be admitted as capacity allows. 
  • ENTERTAINMENT: DJ Spin Easy
  • FOOD & BEVERAGE: Available for purchase

For more details on FANHQ Vancouver, including RSVPs, visit to ussoccer.com/FanHQ


WNT Downs World No. 1 Germany 2-0 to Advance to 2015 World Cup Final

MONTREAL, Canada (June 30, 2015) – The U.S. Women’s National Team downed FIFA No.1-ranked Germany 2-0 at Olympic Stadium to advance to the Final of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. It will be the fourth World Cup final appearance for the USA.

The first half was a balanced affair with both teams pressing and having opportunities to get on the board yet neither was able to capitalize. In the second half, things got going when U.S. defender Julie Johnston was called for a foul inside the penalty box in the 59th minute for pulling down Alexandra Popp. Celia Sasic stepped up to take the penalty kick but missed wide left to keep the game scoreless.

Almost ten minutes later, Alex Morgan got fouled in the box and it was the USA’s turn to attempt a PK. Carli Lloyd confidently netted the shot to give the USA the lead before assisting on Kelley O’Hara’s 84th-minute strike – the first of her international career – to secure the U.S. win.  

Hope Solo and the USA back line continued to shut down opponents and has now kept a scoreless streak for 513 straight minutes (a span of more than five-and-a-half matches)  in this year’s World Cup, the longest clean sheet streak in U.S. World Cup history.

It was Solo’s 10th clean sheet in World Cup play, tying Brianna Scurry’s record for shutouts in World Cup competition. The 10 clean sheets in a World Cup are not only a U.S. record, but also a FIFA Women’s World Cup record.

The WNT will vie for its third Women’s World Cup title on Sunday, July 5 at 4 p.m. PT, when it takes on the winner of the other Semifinal between England and Japan, which will be determined tomorrow, at BC Place in Vancouver, Canada. The tournament Final will be broadcast live on FOX and Telemundo. Fans can also follow in-game updates on Twitter (@ussoccer_wnt and  @ussoccer_esp).

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Carli Lloyd (penalty kick), 69th minute:
Germany’s Annike Khran was called for a foul against Alex Morgan in the box, prompting the referee to point to the penalty circle. Carli Lloyd stepped forward and sent former FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year Nadine Angerer the wrong way as she blasted her shot into the left side of the goal. USA 1, GER 0

USA – Kelley O’Hara (Carli Lloyd), 84th minute: Meghan Klingenberg played a great ball from th outside of the area to Carli Lloyd inside the right side of the Germany box. Lloyd made a strong move to the endline and played the ball across the face of goal where Kelley O’Hara tapped it in with her right foot to finish the opportunity cap a sterling team move by the USA with her first career WNT goal. USA 2, GER 0 (FINAL)

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
GER– Nadine Angerer, 7th minute: A corner kick from Megan Rapinoe went to the middle of the six-yard box by the near post where Julie Johnston was in great position to head it home. Germany’s goalkeeper Nadine Angerer was well placed to come up with a huge save and get the ball out of danger.

USA – Hope Solo, 8th minute: Alexandra Popp had a clear shot at goal from the left side of the USA box, sending a ball to the near post. However, Hope Solo was prepared and jumped high to deflect the ball over the crossbar for a Germany corner.

GER – Nadine Angerer, 15th minute: Alex Morgan split two defendersas she broke into the Germany box from midfield. Morgan sent a shot straight towards Angerer, who made a solid stop with her foot to deflect the shot away.

Next on the Schedule: The WNT will meet the winner of England/Japan on Sunday, July 5 at 4 p.m. PT at BC Place in Vancouver, Canada.
Broadcast information:  FOX; Telemundo 
Social:  Twitter (@ussoccer_wnt@ussoccer_esp);  FacebookInstagram

Milestone Watch:

  • Hope Solo recorded her 89th career shutout. It was the fifth straight World Cup clean sheet for the USA, and Solo’s 10th in World Cup play, tying Brian Scurry for the most by a U.S. goalkeeper.
  • Carli Lloyd is the third U.S. WNT player to score in three straight games in a World Cup, joining Michelle Akers (1991) and Abby Wambach (twice; in 2003 and 2011).
  • The U.S. now holds a 19-4-7 all-time record against Germany, outscoring the Germans 62-29. The USA hasn’t lost to Germany since 2003 and has gone 7-0-5 since then.
  • Kelley O’Hara made her third career World Cup appearance in the second half, and scored her first career international goal for the WNT.
  • The USA will be making its fourth appearance in a FIFA Women’s World Cup Final. Germany is the only other team to have reached the final that amount of times.

Additional Notes:

  • This was the fourth time the U.S. met Germany in Women’s World Cup play, the USA has a 3-1-0 advantage in these matches.
  • Carli Lloyd has scored in three straight games for the WNT. Her goal in the second half was her fourth career World Cup strike and her 66th overall.
  • Since allowing a goal against Australia in its opening match on June 8 in the 27th minute, the U.S. has shut out Sweden, Nigeria, Colombia, China and Germany – a stretch of 513 consecutive minutes.  
  • Defender Becky Sauerbrunn is the only player on the roster to start and play every game for the USA in 2015. She has played the most minutes (1,419) of anyone on the team.
  • Five U.S. players have played all 540 minutes of the tournament so far: defenders Julie Johnston, Meghan Klingenberg, Sauerbrunn, midfielder Carli Lloyd, and goalkeeper Hope Solo.
  • In its last 16 games, the U.S. has surrendered just three goals and has scored 29.
  • So far, 19 of the 20 field players on the World Cup roster have seen action in the tournament.
  • Germany lost by two goals for the first time in 26 Women's World Cup games. The last time was in the 1995 final (2-0 to Norway).
  • The USA is the third country to reach consecutive Women's World Cup finals (Germany - 2003/07) (Norway - 1991/95).
  • Coming on as a sub in the second half, Wambach played in her 24th career WWC game, tied for second most all-time with Julie Foudy, Brigit Prinz and Formiga. Only Kristine Lilly has more (30).
  • Twelve different players have scored for the USA in 2015: Kelley O’Hara, Morgan, Wambach, Rodriguez, Press, Johnston, Klingenberg, Rapinoe, Brian, Chalupny, Leroux and Lloyd.
  • The game was the first time that Germany was shutout in this tournament and held to one shot on goal. Germany was averaging 12 shots on goal before tonight’s match and had outscored opponents 20-3.
  • The U.S. WNT is 33-4-5 all-time in the Women’s World Cup, outscoring its opponents 107-33 in 42 games. The 33 wins and 42 games played are FIFA Women’s World Cup records.

- U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report –

Match:  U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Germany
Date:  June 30, 2015
Competition:  2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup – Semifinal
Venue:  Olympic Stadium; Montreal, Canada
Kickoff:  7 p.m. ET
Attendance:  51,176
Weather:  Indoor Stadium

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F
USA                            0          2          2
GER                            0          0          0

USA – Carli Lloyd (penalty kick)                    69th minute
USA – Kelley O’Hara (Carli Lloyd)                 84

Lineups:
USA:  1-Hope Solo; 11-Ali Krieger, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 19-Julie Johnston, 22-Meghan Klingenberg; 12-Lauren Holiday, 14-Morgan Brian, 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.), 15-Megan Rapinoe (20-Abby Wambach,80), 13-Alex Morgan (2-Sydney Leroux, 90+3), 17-Tobin Heath (5-Kelley O’Hara, 75)
Subs Not Used: 3-Christie Rampone, 6-Whitney Engen, 7-Shannon Boxx, 8-Amy Rodriguez, 9-Heather O’Reilly, 16-Lori Chalupny,18-Ashlyn Harris, 21-Alyssa Naeher, 23-Christen Press
Head coach: Jill Ellis
 

GER : 1-Nadine Angerer (capt.); 4-Leonie Maier, 5-Annike Krahn, 3-Saskia Bartusiak, 22-Tabea Kemme; 6-Simone Laudehr, 20-Lena Goessling, 11-Anja Mittag (10-Dzsenifer Marozsan, 78), 16-Melanie Leupolz, 18-Alexandra Popp; 13-Celia Sasic
Subs not used: 2-Bianca Schmidt, 7-Melanie Behringer, 8-Pauline Bremer, 9-Lena Lotzen, 12-Almuth Schult, 14-Babett Peter, 15-Jennifer Cramer, 17-Josephine Henning, 19-Lena Petermann, 21-Laura Benkarth, 23-Sara Daebritz
Head coach: Silvia Neid

Stats Summary: USA / GER
Shots: 12 / 15
Shots on Goal: 5 / 1
Saves: 1 / 3
Corner Kicks: 8 / 4
Fouls: 10 / 11
Offside: 1 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
GER – Leonie Maier (caution)                        34th minute
USA – Becky Sauerbrunn (caution)               38
USA – Julie Johnston (caution)                      59
GER - Annike Krahn (caution)                       69

Officials:
Referee: Teodora Albon (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Petruta Iugulescu (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Maria Sukenikova (SVK)
Fourth Official: Salome di Iorio (ARG)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Carli Lloyd

USA vs. Germany in Women's World Cup Semifinal Featuring Top Teams in the World

U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Germany
2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup – Semifinal
Olympic Stadium; Montreal, Canada
June 30, 2015 

WWC SEMIFINAL BRINGS TOGETHER TOP RANKED TEAMS IN THE WORLD: The U.S. Women’s National Team will contest a semifinal match for the seventh time in its history of Women’s World Cup play (the only country to achieve that feat) when it takes on Germany on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canada, at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The match will be broadcast live on FOX and NBC Universo at 7 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CT). Fans can follow all the action on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt and @ussoccer_esp, and follow the team along its journey on Instagram and on Snapchat (ussoccer_wnt). The USA and Germany will play the first of two semifinal matches, as Japan meets England on July 1 in Edmonton, with the USA earning its way into the final four with a 1-0 victory against China PR on June 26 in Ottawa.

FANS CREATE HOME FIELD ATMOSPHERE ABROAD: The U.S. WNT played in front of three sold-out crowds during its Women’s World Cup Send-Off Series and the vast majority of the more than 31,000 at Winnipeg Stadium on June 8 and more than 32,000 on June 12 were also solidly decked out in red, white and blue. The match against Nigeria at BC Place in Vancouver proved to be no different as the crowd of 52,193 fans, mostly of whom were backing the stars and stripes, was the fourth largest to attend a WNT match outside the U.S. Once again, fan support was prominent during the Round of 16 match, and although the crowd was smaller in the mammoth Commonwealth Stadium, a large number of the 19,000 fans that showed up for USA vs. Colombia were decked out in U.S. gear yet again on a Monday night. The quarterfinal against China PR was sold out, and the attendance for the epic USA vs. Germany showdown promises to be another huge pro-USA display as the teams are set to meet in the stadium that has the largest capacity at this year’s tournament with more than 66,000 seats. The U.S. average in World Cup matches so far is 33,550.

U.S. ROSTER NOTES:

  • Since allowing a goal against Australia in its opening match on June 8 in the 27th minute, the U.S. has shut down opponents for 423 straight minutes.
  • The USA has allowed 13 shots on goal over the 450 minutes of action so far and allowed just one against Sweden and two against Nigeria, Colombia and China. Germany is averaging 12 shots on goal per game, after playing matches vs. Thailand, Ivory Coast and Norway in group play, and Sweden and France in the knockout rounds.
  • Five U.S. players have played all 450 minutes of the tournament so far: defenders Julie Johnston, Meghan Klingenberg and Becky Sauerbrunn, midfielder Carli Lloyd and goalkeeper Hope Solo.
  • The U.S. WNT has now advanced to the semifinals of every Women’s World Cup it has participated in (1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015). The USA is the only country to achieve this feat.
  • Carli Lloyd scored her second goal of this year’s Women’s World Cup against China. Lloyd now has four goals in 2015 and 65 for her career. She has scored a total of three World Cup goals, one in 2011 and two in 2015.
  • Alex Morgan scored her first goal in this year’s Women’s World Cup against Colombia. Morgan now has three goals in 2015 and 52 international goals in her career. She has scored a total of three World Cup goals after scoring twice in 2011.
  • Before her start against Nigeria in the final group match, Morgan had only played 25 minutes in the tournament, coming off the bench against Australia and Sweden for 12 and 13 minutes, respectively, before playing 65 minutes against Nigeria. After playing 90 minutes vs. Colombia and 80 against China, she has now played a total of 260 minutes.
  • Morgan Brian, Klingenberg, Johnston, Sydney Leroux and Christen Press all made their World Cup debuts against Australia on June 8. All played against Sweden on June 12 as well, with Brian getting her first start. Klingenberg, Johnston and Leroux all saw action against Nigeria on June 16, while Brian, Klingenberg, Johnston and Press saw action against Colombia on June 22. Against China, Brian made her second start of the tournament, Klingenberg and Johnston made their fifth start, while Press saw action in her fourth game of this World Cup.
  • Press and Leroux also recorded their first World Cup points on June 8, with Press scoring a goal and Leroux an assist. Johnston recorded her first World Cup point against China on June 26 when she assisted on Lloyd’s goal. It was Johnston’s first career assist with the WNT.
  • So far, 19 of the 20 field players on the World Cup roster have seen action in the tournament.
  • Amy Rodriguez made her first appearance of the tournament on June 12 against Sweden, and her first start of the tournament on June 26 against China. Defender Lori Chalupny made her first appearance of the 2015 World Cup when she came in for Ali Krieger in the second half against Colombia on June 22. It was the seventh World Cup appearance of her career.
  • Heather O’Reilly played the last 10 minutes of the game against China on June 26 after coming in as a sub for Alex Morgan. It was O’Reilly’s 12th World Cup appearance of her career.
  • Kelley O’Hara made her debut in this year’s tournament when she started against China PR. It was O’Hara’s first career start in a World Cup match. She had only played one game before, 18 minutes as a substitute in 2011 vs. Sweden.
  • Shannon Boxx and Christie Rampone made their first appearance of the tournament against Nigeria on June 16. Rampone became the oldest player to appear in a World Cup match at 39 years 11 months and 23 days. This is Boxx’s fourth World Cup and Rampone’s fifth.
  • In its last 15 games, the U.S. has surrendered just five goals and has scored 27. Its only defeat of the year came on the first match, a 2-0 loss to France on Feb. 8, 2015, in Lorient, France.
  • Forward Abby Wambach leads the U.S. with six goals in 2015.
  • Chalupny scored against New Zealand in her hometown of St. Louis on April 4, marking it her first goal for the USA since she scored against the Republic of Ireland on Sept. 20, 2008. She scored her second goal of the year against Mexico on May 17, just 45 seconds after coming into the match as a second half sub.
  • Klingenberg scored her second National Team goal on a long-range blast against New Zealand. Her first goal was a similar long-range effort that came against Haiti on Oct. 8, during Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament last year.
  • Johnston has three goals in 2015, all coming in consecutive games. Her three goals were all from set pieces and all assisted by Holiday.
  • Eleven different players have scored for the USA in 2015: Morgan, Wambach, Rodriguez, Press, Johnston, Klingenberg, Rapinoe, Brian, Chalupny, Leroux and Lloyd.
  • U.S. captain Rampone is currently the second most-capped player in U.S. and world history with 307 appearances.
  • Rampone earned her 300th cap against with Mexico on Oct. 24, 2014, and her 307 games are the most of any active player in the world behind only former teammate Kristine Lilly.
  • Defender Becky Sauerbrunn is the only player on the roster to start every game for the USA. She has played the most minutes (1329) of anyone on the team.
  • Holiday leads all U.S. players on the rosters in assists with five in 2015. Holiday was the 2014 U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year.
  • Brian, the USA’s youngest player at age 22, was the 2014 U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year. She was also named the 2013 and 2014 Hermann Trophy winner while playing for the University of Virginia.
  • While Wambach is the USA’s top scorer on the roster with 183 goals, Lloyd is next with 65 career international goals and Morgan has 52. Heather O’Reilly has scored 41.
  • Christen Press’ four-goal performance against Argentina in Brazil last December was the ninth such game in U.S. history and second of 2014 after Wambach scored four times against Costa Rica in the final of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship. It was the first-career hat trick for Press.
  • All nine NWSL clubs are represented on the Women’s World Cup roster.

IN THE RECORD BOOKS:

  • Carli Lloyd became the 10th woman in U.S. history to reach 200 caps during the quarterfinal match against China PR on June 26. She is the fourth player on this World Cup roster to reach that mark. Christie Rampone, Abby Wambach and Heather O’Reilly are the other three. She also became the third player in U.S. history to score in her 200th appearance. Wambach and O’Reilly are the other two.
  • Hope Solo recorded her 88th career shutout against China. It was the fourth straight World Cup clean sheet for the USA, and Solo’s ninth in World Cup play, the second most by a U.S. goalkeeper and most in World Cup play behind Brianna Scurry (10).
  • Solo also earned her 175th cap against China. She is now the leader for caps by a goalkeeper in U.S. history. Briana Scurry earned 173 caps in her career (1994-2008).
  • Solo has the most starts by a WNT goalkeeper with 169. Solo is also in 10th place on the WNT’s all-time starts list and behind ninth place Carli Lloyd, who has 172.
  • Solo reached134 goalkeeper wins when the USA defeated China 1-0 on June 26. With the win, Solo became the all-time leader in wins for a goalkeeper in U.S. history. Brian Scurry had 133 during her career (1994-2008).
  • With her first goal of the game against Australia on June 8, U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe became the 13th U.S. female player to score 30 goals and tally 30 assists. She currently has 31 goals and 33 assists. Her brace against Australia were her first tallies of 2015.
  • Rapinoe became the 31st American female player to reach the century mark in caps, achieving that feat against New Zealand on April 4. She currently has 106 caps. Lori Chalupny became the 32nd player against Ireland on May 10.
  • With three goals against Argentina on Dec. 18 of last year, Carli Lloyd upped her career total to 61 and moved into sole possession of seventh place on the U.S. WNT’s all-time goal scoring list, passing Shannon MacMillan who scored 60 goals in her career. Lloyd, now with 65 goals, is the highest-scoring player in U.S. history who has played exclusively as a midfielder.
  • Heather O’Reilly is the ninth player to hit 200 caps in U.S. history after reaching the milestone against Korea DPR on March 12, 2014. Now with 220, she is seventh on the USA’s all-time list. Abby Wambach (247) and Christie Rampone (307) are the only active players ahead of her.
  • O’Reilly is the second-youngest player to hit 200 caps for the USA. Lilly was 28 years, 9 months and 15 days old when she earned cap No. 200 on May 7, 2000. O’Reilly was 29 years, 2 months and 10 days old when she earned her 200th cap.
  • O’Reilly is currently sixth all-time in assists with 52 and is 13th all-time in goals with 41.
  • In addition to breaking Mia Hamm’s world scoring record, Wambach’s June 20, 2013, performance against the Korea Republic also made her the USA’s all-time leader in multiple-goal games with 39 for her career. She has since added six more and now sits at 45. She has 37 two-goal games, five hat tricks, two four-goal games and one five-goal game.
  • Sydney Leroux is tied with April Heinrichs in 14th place on the all-time U.S. WNT goal-scoring list with 35 goals.
  • With her game-winning goal against England on Feb. 13, Alex Morgan became the 10th player in U.S. history to score 50 or more goals. She now has 52.

2015 FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP NOTES:

  • After scoring three times against Australia in its opening match of the 2015 FIFA WWC, the USA became the second country to reach and then surpass the century mark of World Cup goals scored. The USA currently has scored 105 WWC goals. Christen Press had the honor of scoring the 100th goal in U.S. Women’s World Cup history. Germany scored 10 goals in its opener on June 7 to hit 101 and become the first team to pass 100. The Germans currently have 111 goals after scoring 20 so far in this tournament.
  • The draw with Sweden was the first scoreless draw in U.S. history during group play in a World Cup. It was the second overall scoreless draw for the USA in a World Cup (0-0 against China in the 1999 WWC Final).
  • The USA is making its seventh appearance in a FIFA Women’s World Cup and is one of seven countries to appear in all seven editions of the tournament, the others being Brazil, Germany, Japan, Nigeria, Norway and Sweden. Only the USA, Germany and Japan remain in contention for this year’s tournament title.
  • The U.S. is the only country to have reached semifinals of every FIFA Women’s World Cup. The USA won in 1991 and 1999.
  • The U.S. WNT has now won its group in the World Cup every year except 2011, when it finished second to Sweden.
  • The 90,185 spectators on hand at the Rose Bowl for the USA’s victory against China PR in the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup represent the largest attendance in the tournament’s history. The largest venue at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup is Olympic Stadium, which seats 66,308.
  • With her first-half goal against Nigeria, Abby Wambach moved into a tie with Germany’s Birgit Prinz for 2nd all-time with 14 World Cup goals. Brazil’s Marta is the leader with 15 goals, including one in this tournament. With Brazil out of this tournament, Wambach has a chance to tie Marta or break the record in Canada.
  • Wambach has scored in every World Cup group stage in which she has played (2003, 2007, 2011, 2015). She has scored seven goals, tallying three in final group stage matches.
  • Nine players on the current USA roster have scored in a Women’s World Cup tournament: Wambach, Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, Lauren Holiday, Heather O’Reilly, Lori Chalupny, Shannon Boxx, and Christen Press.
  • The U.S. WNT is 32-4-5 all-time in the Women’s World Cup, outscoring its opponents 105-33 in 41 games. The 32 wins and 41 games played are FIFA Women’s World Cup records.
  • The USA’s most lopsided victory in the tournament was a 7-0 win against Chinese Taipei in 1991.
  • Michelle Akers’ five goals against Chinese Taipei are the most in a single match in tournament history.
  • The U.S. holds two other individual records with Kristine Lilly playing a record 30 games in five World Cups and goalkeeper Briana Scurry earning a record 10 shutouts. 

BY THE NUMBERS, WWC EDITION:

2                Number of players in U.S. history to be named to Women’s World Cup rosters for

                  non-consecutive tournaments: Brandi Chastain (1991, 1999) and Lori Chalupny (2007, 2015)

2                Number of players who have played in six Women’s World Cups. Formiga of Brazil (1995-2015) and Homare Sawa of Japan (1995-2015) have played in this World Cup, making it six Women’s World Cup tournaments for each of them.

3                Number of players to have played in five Women’s World Cups: Christie Rampone (1997-present), Kristine Lilly of the USA (1991-2007) and Birgit Prinz of Germany (1995-2011). Bente Nordby of Norway (1991-2007) was on five Women’s World Cup rosters but played in four tournaments.

6                Players on the roster who hail from California. Four are from New Jersey, two are from Georgia and two are from St. Louis, Mo.

7                Number of games it will take to win the 2015 Women’s World Cup, up from six in the previous six editions of the tournament.

8                U.S. players on their first Women’s World Cup roster: Ashlyn Harris, Alyssa Naeher, Whitney Engen, Julie Johnston, Meghan Klingenberg, Morgan Brian, Sydney Leroux and Christen Press.

9                Number of clean sheets U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo has recorded in World Cups.

9                Number of players on the U.S. roster who have scored in a WWC tournament.

9                Former FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup champions on the 2015 WWC roster: Harris, Heather O’Reilly and Lori Chalupny (2002); Leroux, Alex Morgan, Klingenberg and Naeher (2008); Johnston and Brian (2012).

11              Number of players, out of 13, who played in the 2012 Olympic gold medal game who made this WWC roster.

14              Goals by Abby Wambach in Women’s World Cup play, a U.S. record.

15              Players on the roster that have played for the USA in a FIFA Women’s World Cup at the youth level.

17              Caps for Johnston, the least of any of the field player on the WWC team. (She had nine when she was named to the WWC roster).

22              Age of Brian, the youngest player on the WWC roster. Johnston is 23.

23              Women’s World Cup matches played by Wambach, the most on the 2015 WWC roster. Rampone has played in 18 Women’s World Cup games while Boxx has 16. Other players in double figures in Women’s World Cup matches are Carli Lloyd (16), Hope Solo (15) and O’Reilly (12).

23              Number of players on Women’s World Cup rosters, up from 21 for the 2011 tournament.

24              Number of nations that are participating, for the first time, in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, up from 16 that participated in the previous four editions. The 1991 and 1995 Women’s World Cups featured 12 teams.

28              Average age of the USA’s WWC roster

33              Goals allowed by the U.S. Women in WWC play.

34              Total Women’s World Cup goals scored by the USA’s WWC roster.

40              Age of Rampone, the oldest player on the WWC roster. Boxx is 38.

41              Number of matches played by the USA in the WWC (32-4-5), most by any team.

105            Goals scored by the U.S. Women in WWC play.

105            Average caps per player on the WWC roster.

192            Number of Women’s World Cup matches combined played by the WWC roster.

BATTLE OF THE TWO STARS: The USA (1991 and 1999) and Germany (2003 and 2007) have each won the FIFA Women’s World Cup twice and are currently ranked as the top two teams in the world. Germany is coming off a thrilling 5-4 penalty kick shootout victory against France, while the USA defeated China PR 1-0 to advance to the semifinals. Germany has outscored opponents 20-3 in this year’s World Cup, while the USA has shutout its opponents for 423 straight minutes. The USA and Germany have met on three previous occasions in World Cup play (1991 semifinal, 1999 quarterfinal and 2003 semifinal), with the winner of each game going on to win the tournament title that year. 

In Focus: Germany

German Football Association

Current FIFA World Ranking: 1
2015 Women’s World Cup Qualifying: Winners of the 2013 UEFA Women’s Championship (Country’s 8th title)
Women’s World Cup Finals Appearances: 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015
Record vs. USA: 4-18-7
Head Coach: Silvia Neid
Championship Honors: Women’s World Cup Champions in 2003 and 2007
Leading Women’s World Cup Qualifying Scorers: Celia Okoyino da Mbabi (2)
Key Players: Nadine Angerer, Anja Mittag, Saskia Batusiak, Celia Sasic, Leonie Maier, Dzsenifer Marozsan

Germany Women’s National Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): 1-Nadine Angerer (Portland Thorns FC), 12-Almuth Schult (VfL Wolfsburg), 21-Laura Benkarth (SC Freiburg)
DEFENDERS (7): 2-Bianca Schmidt (FFC Frankfurt), 3-Saskia Bartusiak (FFC Frankfurt), 4-Leonie Maier (Bayern Munich), 5-Annike Krahn (Paris Saint-Germain), 14-Babett Peter (VfL Wolfsburg), 15-Jennifer Cramer (FFC Turbine Postdam), 17-Josephine Henning (Paris Saint-Germain)
MIDFIELDERS (7): 6-Simone Laudehr (FFC Frankfurt), 7-Melanie Behringer (Bayern Munich), 10-Dzsenifer Marozsan (FFC Frankfurt), 16-Melanie Leupolz (Bayern Munich), 20-Lena Goessling (VfL Wolfsburg), 22-Tabea Kemme (FFC Turbine Postdam), 23-Sara Daebritz (SC Freiburg)
FORWARDS (6): 8-Pauline Bremer (Bayern Munich), 9-Lena Lotzen (Bayern Munich), 11-Anja Mittag (FC Rosengard), 13-Celia Sasic (FFC Frankfurt), 18-Alexandra Popp (VfL Wolfsburg), 19-Lena Petermann (SC Freiburg) 

GERMANY ROSTER NOTES

  • German captain Nadine Angerer was named the 2013 FIFA World Player of the Year, becoming the first goalkeeper - male or female - to win the award.
  • Angerer is the most experienced player on the roster with 144 caps. She is also the oldest player on the roster at 36-years-old. Sara Debritz is the youngest at 20-years-old.
  • Angerer is the starting goalkeeper for the Portland Thorns of the NWSL and is teammates with U.S. midfielder Tobin Heath and forward Alex Morgan.
  • Five players on the roster have over 100 caps: Angerer, Annike Krahn (122), Melanie Behringer (107), Anja Mittag (125) and Celia Sasic (109).
  • Angerer has a total of nine clean sheets in World Cup play, the same number as U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo. Angerer has recorded two in this year’s World Cup, while Solo has recorded four. The FIFA Women’s World Cup record is currently held by former U.S. goalkeeper Brianna Scurry, who recorded 10 clean sheets in World Cup play.
  • Angerer also holds the record for most minutes without conceding a goal by a goalkeeper with 622. Solo is second with 494.
  • Forward Celia Sasic is the leading goal scorer on the German roster with 63. The next closest player is Mittag with 38 goals. The Germans have scored 20 goals so far at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the most of any team. Sasic leads the German roster with six goals while Mittag has five. Seven other players have scored.
  • U.S. defender Ali Krieger played club soccer for Frankfurt in Germany. Krieger was teammates with numerous German players, including Saskia Batusiak, Simone Laudehr and Dzsenifer Marozsan.
  • Six players on the roster were part of the team that won the 2007 Women’s World Cup. Angerer is the only player that was part of the 2007 and 2003 winning squads.
  • Germany holds the record for most goals scored in Women’s World Cup play with 111 so far. The USA is second with 105.
  • Germany’s head coach Silvia Nied was also the head coach during the German’s run to the 2007 World Cup title.
  • Behind the USA’s 41 Women’s World Cup games played, Germany is the team that has played the most Women’s World Cup matches with 37.
  • Germany went 679 minutes without conceding a goal in World Cup play. The USA is currently riding a streak of 423 shutout minutes.

USA VS. GERMANY SERIES

  • The USA has an all-time record of 18-4-7 against Germany.
  • The last meeting between both sides came on April 5, 2013 in Offenbach, Germany. The game ended in a 3-3 draw.
  • The USA and Germany have met on three previous occasions in World Cup play: a 5-2 USA win on Nov. 27, 1991 in China; a 3-2 USA win on July 1, 1999 in Maryland; and a 3-0 Germany win on Oct. 5, 2003 in Portland, Oregon. The winner of each of those matches has gone onto win the World Cup on each respective year.
  • Since that loss in 2003, the USA has gone 6-0-5 against Germany.
  • Out of the 29 meetings between both teams, only 10 have taken place outside the U.S. or Germany. The USA holds a 6-1-3 advantage in those games.

LAST TIME 
On the field for the USA vs. GER:
April 5, 2013 –Sparda Bank Hessen Stadium; Offenbach, Germany

USA   3          Wambach 47, Rapinoe 55, Morgan 71
GER    3          Kulig 63, Okoyino da Mbabi 85, Mittag 86

Lineups:
USA : 18-Nicole Barnhart; 6-Crystal Dunn, 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 14-Whitney Engen, 8-Kristie Mewis; 9-Heather O’Reilly (17-Tobin Heath, 77), 7-Shannon Boxx, 12-Lauren Cheney, 15-Megan Rapinoe; 13-Alex Morgan, 20-Abby Wambach (2-Sydney Leroux, 80)
Substitutions Not Used: 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 5-Kelley O’Hara, 11-Ali Krieger, 16-Yael Averbuch, 19-Rachel Buehler, 21-Adrianna Franch, 22-Meghan Klingenberg, 23-Christen Press, 24-Ashlyn Harris, 25-Julie Johnston
Head coach: Tom Sermanni

GER: 1-Nadine Angerer (capt.); 25-Leonie Maier 3-Saskia Bartusiak, 22-Luisa Wensing, 4-Babett Peter (2-Bianca Schmidt, 57); 10-Linda Bresonik (11-Anja Mittag, 60), 8-Kim Kulig, 26-Nadine Keßler, 7-Melanie Behringer (15-Verena Faißt, 46); 13-Celia Okoyino da Mbabi, 14-Dzsenifer Marozsan (9-Alexandra Popp, 88).
Substitutions Not Used: 12-Almuth Schult, 18-Svenja Huth, 21-Kathrin Langert, 23-Josephine Henning, 27-Jennifer Cramer, 28-Tabea Kemme  
Head coach: Silvia Neid

WNT Shuts Out China 1-0 to Advance to 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Semifinal

OTTAWA, Canada (June 26, 2015) – The U.S. Women’s National Team recorded its fourth consecutive shutout to defeat China PR 1-0 in the Quarterfinals at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and advance to the tournament Semifinal. 

Carli Lloyd, starting as the team’s captain, earned her 200th cap and headed in the game-winning goal in the 53rd minute. Lloyd is the third WNT player to score on her 200th cap. Abby Wambach and Heather O’Reilly are the others to achieve the feat. 

Hope Solo and the USA back line have now held opponents scoreless for 423 straight minutes in this year’s World Cup, the longest clean sheet streak in U.S. World Cup history. The win was the 134th of Solo’s career, which moved her past Brianna Scurry and into first place on the USA’s all-time list. 

The USA is the only country to reach the Semifinal in all seven Women’s World Cups. The WNT continues it World Cup quest against Germany on Tuesday, June 30, at 7 p.m. ET. The Semifinal will take place at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canada. The game will be broadcast live on FOX. Fans can also follow in-game updates on Twitter (@ussoccer_wnt and @ussoccer_esp). 

Germany beat France 0(5)-0(4) in penalty kicks to earn its spot in the Semifinal. This will be the fourth time the U.S. has met Germany in Women’s World Cup play. The WNT holds a 2-1-0 record against the European nation. 

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Carli Lloyd (Julie Johnston), 51st minute:
It all started from a free kick near midfield. Meghan Klingenberg raised her hand and sent it over to Julie Johnston who was waiting in the center of the pitch at the center circle. Johnston turned and pushed over to her right. With room Johnston drilled a long cross into the box, where Lloyd outjumped her defender and directed a perfect header into the bottom right corner. USA 1, CHN 0 (FINAL)

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
CHN – Li Dongna, 4th minute: Kelly O’Hara played a high, looping ball into the box toward Julie Johnston, who was in China’s penalty area after a free kick. China’s ‘keeper Wang Fei, jumped to it and the ball bounced back out toward Amy Rodriguez, who was free for a shot on the rebound. Rodriguez quickly fired, but Dongna was there waiting and stepped in front of the shot, clearing it away to safety. 

CHN – Wang Fei, 37th minute (save): Carli Lloyd blasted a free kick from 28 yards out toward the upper left corner, but Wang Fei was able to make a leaping save and batted it away.

Next on the Schedule: The WNT will meet Germany on Tuesday, June 30 at 7:00 p.m. ET at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canada.
Broadcast information: FOX, Spanish language TV TBD.
Social: Twitter (@ussoccer_wnt@ussoccer_esp); FacebookInstagram

Milestone Watch:

  • Carli Lloyd became the ninth player to hit 200 caps in U.S. history and the fourth on the current roster. She is tenth on the USA’s all-time list. Heather O’Reilly (220) Abby Wambach (247) and Christie Rampone (307) are the only active U.S. players ahead of her.
  • Hope Solo passed Briana Scurry and moved into first on the WNT’s all-time wins list with 134.
  • Solo recorded her 88th career shutout. It was the fourth straight World Cup clean sheet for the USA, and Solo’s ninth in World Cup play, the second most by a U.S. goalkeeper behind Brianna Scurry (10).
  • Lloyd is the third U.S. WNT player to score on her 200th cap, Wambach and O’Reilly did the same.
  • The U.S. extended its unbeaten streak against China to 25 games. The teams have met 54 times and the USA holds a 33-8-13 all-time record against the Steel Roses, outscoring them 94-35.
  • The U.S. extended its unbeaten streak to 32 games when scoring first at the Women’s World Cup (28-4-0).
  • Julie Johnston’s assist on Lloyd’s goal was the first of her career. 

Additional Notes:

  • The U.S. WNT has now advanced to the Semifinals in every Women’s World Cup it has participated in (1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015).
  • This will be the fourth time the U.S. has met Germany in Women’s World Cup play. Each of the three previous times the teams have met, the winner has gone on to win the tournament.
  • Amy Rodriguez and Kelly O’Hara earned their first start of the tournament, respectively, while Heather O’Reilly made her debut appearance. O'Hara's appearance was also her first of the competition.
  • Carli Lloyd has scored in back-to-back games for the WNT. Her goal in the second half was her fourth World Cup strike and her 65th overall. Lloyd has also scored in each of the last two matches between the U.S. and China. When the team’s last met in Dec. 2014, Lloyd scored the lone goal for the USA in a 1-1 draw.
  • Since allowing a goal against Australia in its opening match on June 8 in the 27th minute, the U.S. has shut out Sweden, Nigeria, Colombia and China – a stretch of 423 consecutive minutes.  
  • Defender Becky Sauerbrunn is the only player on the roster to start and play every game for the USA in 2015. She has played the most minutes (1,329) of anyone on the team.
  • Five U.S. players have played all 450 minutes of the tournament so far: defender Julie Johnston, defender Meghan Klingenberg, midfielder Carli Lloyd, defender Sauerbrunn and goalkeeper Hope Solo.
  • In its last 15 games, the U.S. has surrendered just three goals and has scored 27.
  • So far, 19 of the 20 field players on the World Cup roster have seen action in the tournament.
  • Lauren Holiday and Megan Rapinoe were not eligible to appear in the match, serving suspensions for yellow cards earned. Both players will be eligible for the Semifinal game.

- U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. China PR
Date: June 26, 2015
Competition: 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup – Quarterfinal
Venue: Lansdowne Stadium; Ottawa, Canada
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET
Attendance: 24,141
Weather: 75 degrees; Partly cloudy

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F
USA                            0          1          1
CHN                            0          0          0

USA – Carli Lloyd (Julie Johnston)    51st minute

Lineups:
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 11-Ali Krieger, 19-Julie Johnston, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 22-Meghan Klingenberg; 5-Kelley O’Hara (23-Christen Press, 61), 14-Morgan Brian, 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.), 17-Tobin Heath; 8-Amy Rodriguez (20-Abby Wambach, 86), 13-Alex Morgan (9-Heather O’Reilly,81)
Subs Not Used: 2-Sydney Leroux, 3-Christie Rampone, 6-Whitney Engen, 7-Shannon Boxx, 8-Amy Rodriguez, 16-Lori Chalupny, 18-Ashlyn Harris, 21-Alyssa Naeher,
Not Available: 12-Lauren Holiday, 15-Megan Rapinoe
Head coach: Jill Ellis
 

CHN: 12- Wang Fei; 5- Wu Haiyan (capt.), 14- Zhao Rong, 6- Li Dongna, 2- Liu Shanshan; 21- Wang Lisi, 19-Tan Ruyin (3-Pang Fengyue, 58), 16- Lou Jiahui (11-Wang Shuang, 35), 23- Ren Guixin, 18- Han Peng (13- Tang Jiali, 18); 9- Wang Shanshan
Subs not used: 1- Zhang Yue, 4- Li Jiayue, 7- Xu Yanlu, 8- Ma Jun, 10- Li Ying, 15- Lei Jiahui, 17- Gu Yasha, 20- Zhang Rui, 22- Zhao Lina
Head coach: Hao Wei

Stats Summary: USA / CHN
Shots: 17 / 6
Shots on Goal: 4 / 2
Saves: 2 / 2
Corner Kicks: 4 / 3
Fouls: 11 / 10
Offside: 7 / 2 

Misconduct Summary:
CHN – Wu Haiyan (caution)               50th minute

Officials:
Referee: Carina Vitulano (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Michelle O’Neill (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Tonja Paavola (FIN)
Fourth Official: Salome di Iorio (ARG)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Carli Lloyd

FanHQ Returns to 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup for Semifinal in Montreal

CHICAGO (June 26, 2015) – U.S. Soccer is bringing FanHQ back to the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, with events specifically planned for U.S. Soccer fans in Montréal. 

FanHQ will bring together U.S. fans on Monday, June 29, to party the night before the U.S. Women’s National Team Semifinal match against Germany and again on matchday (Tuesday, June 30) for a pre-game party.

Both events will feature music from DJ Spin Easy, a NYC DJ who brought his unique sets to FanHQ events earlier this month in Vancouver, and in Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He has opened up all over the world for Snoop Dogg, Akon, T-Pain, Ice Cube and others. 

Admission to both events is free, and fans who RSVP will have guaranteed access. Walk-ups will be accommodated based on venue capacity. Food and drinks will be available to purchase. 

For fans planning to attend both the FanHQ pre match event on June 30, and the U.S. semifinal match that same night, a bus service will be available to transport fans directly from the FanHQ venue to Olympic Stadium. In order to hop on the bus, fans must have RSPV’d to the FanHQ event.

FanHQ Montreal:

Night Before Party: June 29, 2015 

  • WHERE: Theatre Telus || 1280 St-Denis, Montréal, Quebec H2X 3J6  
  • WHEN: 7 p.m.- 1 a.m. ET
  • ENTRY: FREE. Fans who RSVP will be guaranteed entry, all others will be admitted as capacity allows. 
  • ENTERTAINMENT: DJ Spin Easy
  • FOOD & BEVERAGE: Available for purchase 

Pre Match Party: June 30, 2015 

  • WHERE: Le Newton || 1476 Rue Crescent, Montréal, Quebec H3G 2B6  
  • WHEN: 1-6 p.m. ET
  • ENTRY: FREE. Fans who RSVP will be guaranteed entry as well as access to the bus shuttle service offered directly from the venue to Olympic Stadium. All others will be admitted as capacity allows. 
  • ENTERTAINMENT: DJ Spin Easy
  • FOOD & BEVERAGE: Available for purchase

For more details on FANHQ Vancouver, including RSVPs, visit to ussoccer.com/FanHQ

Behind The Crest: Ep. 6 - #USWNT in Canada

Following the quarterfinal win over China, the #USWNT gets a short time to spend with friends before starting the recovery process and traveling to Montreal for a semifinal clash against Germany.

World Cup Soccer Moms

Three members of the USA's 2015 Women's World Cup Team have two full-time jobs: professional soccer player and mom. Christie Rampone, Shannon Boxx and Amy Rodriguez explain why it's not always easy, but why being a mom on the USWNT has tremendous rewards.

WNT Congratulates PNT on Qualifying for 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio

The #USWNT took a moment after training ahead of Tuesday's World Cup Semifinal showdown with Germany to congratulate the U.S. Soccer Paralympic National Team on its achievement of qualifying for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! The U.S. PNT placed 7th at the recently completed Cerebral Palsy Football World Championships and will next compete at the Pan American Games later this summer in Toronto. The U.S. WNT faces World-No. 1 ranked Germany at Olympic Stadium in Montreal on June 30 at 7 p.m. on FOX and NBC Universo.

Behind The Crest: Ep. 5 - #USWNT in Canada

The U.S. Women's National Team begins the knockout round with a win against Colombia in Edmonton. The team puts the win behind them quickly and looks ahead to a quarterfinal with China with only three full days of rest between matches. Alex Morgan and Morgan Brian preview the game and reflect on the depth of the USA team ahead of a big match in Ottawa.

Behind The Crest: Ep. 4 - #USWNT in Canada

The U.S. Women's National Team moves to the Round of 16 in episode 4 of "Behind the Crest." After beating Nigeria in Vancouver, the team boards a plane to Edmonton where they find out their next opponent - Colombia - and get set for their knockout round match on June 22.

Behind The Crest: Ep. 3 - #USWNT in Canada

The U.S. Women's National Team leaves Winnipeg behind and heads to Vancouver. Rest and recovery are of the utmost importance as the team prepares to face Nigeria to wrap group play. Behind the Crest gives you an inside look at how the team is preparing for the match.

Behind The Crest: Ep. 2 - #USWNT in Canada

After opening the 2015 Women's World Cup with a 3-1 victory over Australia, the #USWNT gets right back to work to prepare for Sweden.

Behind the Crest: Ep. 1 - #USWNT in Canada

ussoccer.com's "Behind the Crest" returns as the U.S. Women's National Team begins their journey at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. After the Send-Off Series concludes in New York, the team shifts gears and puts wheels down in Winnipeg with five days before their World Cup opener against Australia. Watch as the USA prepares for the game, coming together on and off the field with everybody working toward one goal: a World Cup title.

Jurgen Klinsmann Wishes the #USWNT Good Luck in Canada

MNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann sent his best wishes to Jill Ellis and the #USWNT as they begin their question in Canada. Watch #USAvAUS live on June 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1 & NBC Universo

“One Nation. One Team. 23 Stories.” powered by #GreatAssist

Heading into the Women’s World Cup in Canada, the #USWNT gears up for the tournament backed with all the support of those that have assisted them along the way. Share your own #GreatAssist story and catch the full episodes on ussoccer.com: http://ussoc.cr/WNT23Stories
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