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Transcript of USWNT
The United States Women's States National team (also known as USWNT) played its first international match in 1985. U.S. Soccer began in 1913. Then after that the USWNT was the U.S.A's favorite team, especially in 1999. In 1999 at the women's world cup, which the USA hosted, the USWNT played China in the final of the world cup. It went into penalty kicks and the USA won on a score of 5-3. China did put up a great fight but the USA just came out stronger that day.
The current roster consists of 23 players, Hope Solo, Sydney Leroux, Christie Rampone (C), Becky Sauerbrunn, Kelley O'hara, Chrystal Dunn, Shannon Boxx, Kristie Mewis, Heather, O'reilly, Carli Lloyd, Ali, Krieger, Lauren Cheney, Alex Morgan, Whitney Engen, Megan Rapinoe, Yael Averbuch, Tobin Heath, Nicole Barnhardt, Rachel Buehler, Abby Wambach, Jill Loyden, Meghan Klingenberg, Christen Press, and Morgan Brian. These players were on call-ups for the June 15th matches against South Korea.
2011 Women's World Cup
2011 was a big year for the USWNT. They were playing in the Women's World Cup. Their biggest match was against Brazil in the quarter-finals. In the 122' Megan Rapinoe made a cross on to Abby Wambach's head and she scored to keep the USA alive until penalty kicks. In the end the USA beat Brazil 5-3 on penalty kicks. They breezed through France to go to and meet Japan in the finals. That game also went to penalty kicks and the Japanese won. The USA were very upset. They were training harder than ever so they can win the Gold Medal at the 2012 Olympics in London.
2013 Algarve Cup
The Algarve Cup is held every year in the Algarve, Portugal. It is a women's tournament and it is very exciting. The USA won all their games in the 2013 Algarve Cup to get to the final, with only one goalkeeper. Hope Solo was home recovering from wrist surgery, and Jill Loyden was also at home recovering from a broken wrist. So, Nicole Barnhardt was the only goalkeeper. In the final, where the USA played Germany, Alex Morgan scored in the 13' on March 13, 2013, while wearing the number 13. The USA ended up winning the Algarve Cup.
The Olympics were definately a journey for the USWNT they breezed through all of thei matches until the semi-finals against Canada. It was a dramatic match and ended dramatically. Canada led the match 3 times with the help of Cristene Sinclair, the Canadian captain, who scored a hat-trick in the match. But in extra time of over-time the USWNT broke through. In the 123' minute, Heather O'reilly made a cross to the penalty area, and Alex Morgan made the header. She saved the USWNT to make it into the Olympic Final . In the final they faced their rival, Japan. In the 2008 Olympic final Carli Lloyd scored the only goal of the match, in over time to beat Brazil. In the 2012 Olympic Final Carli Lloyd scored twice to beat Japan 2-1.