is headed to Portugal in March to train with the Region III Olympic
Johnson and her Region III teammates will be staying at the same hotel as
the U.S. women's national team, which will be competing in the annual
Algarve Cup at the same time as the ODP training camp. The camp runs from
Best Friends Called Up to National Camp
Torres who plays for the Ponte Vedra Storm U-16 girls, and a former
Puerto Rican U-17 player
has been called in to the U-17 U.S. women's
National Team for the next camp in Sunrise Florida Jan. 28-Feb 5.
Kaili will join her teammate and best friend
Morgan Brian who is a returning player on this team and who also
represented the U.S on the U-17's this last November at the World Cup in
"They are great friends, who have basically
grown up together on the soccer field. They have made each other better
players and better people, and they really appreciate each other on and off
Soccer ODP Girls Winter Interregional Games Kickoff
Under-17 and Under-19 Girls Camp held in
FRISCO, Texas (December 28, 2008) –
US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Girls
Winter Interregional kicked off today at the Freedom Ridge Park in
The Under-17 and Under-19 Girls participated in morning training sessions
and then evening competitions. The girls will compete through Monday,
December 29. Annick McBryar from RSL and a UF commit is playing for
the U-17 Region III team. Chelsea Klotz also from RSL and USF is
playing for the U-19 Region III team along with Kelsey Mitchell from
FSA and a Virginia Tech commit. Brittany Hahn from UNF is also in
Jackson playing for the United Team.
contract extended through 2012 Olympics
(AP) - U.S. women's football coach Pia Sundhage received a four-year
contract extension through the 2012 Olympics after leading the Americans to
the gold medal at this year's Beijing Games.
demonstrated the qualities of a great leader, a great soccer tactician and
she is a winner," U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati said in a
replaced Greg Ryan last November after the team finished third at the 2007
World Cup. Ryan made a contentious decision to switch goalkeepers for the
semifinal, which the Americans lost. Sundhage originally received a one-year
contract with a four-year USSF option.
Celebrates U.S. Soccer U-20 FIFA World Cup Title
Chile (UCFAthletics.com) - Entering the 2008 FIFA Under-20 Women's Soccer
World Cup, the United States was certainly one of the favorites to do some
damage in the event. And with UCF head coach
Amanda Cromwell part of the coaching
staff, the Americans lived up to their expectations by defeating defending
champion North Korea in the final, 2-1, on Dec. 7 to claim their second
World Cup trophy since 2002.
serving as an assistant coach for Tony DiCicco, and the staff played a key
role in helping the U.S. earn the FIFA Fair Play Award as well. The U.S.
victory capped an incredible season for the Women's National Team programs,
which advanced to the championship game of all three FIFA women's
tournaments in 2008, winning the 2008 Olympics and the U-20 World Cup while
placing second in the U-17 World Cup.
found its legs against North Korea after the 20th minute, and quickly
secured a 2-0 lead before halftime. Although it gave up a goal in stoppage
time, the World Cup trophy was never in doubt. The Americans surrendered
only three goals in the entire tournament, which ranked first of all
Soccer ODP Girls Winter Interregional Schedule Announced
Under-19 Girls Camp to be held in Ridgeland, Miss.
(December 2, 2008) –
Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Girls Winter
Interregional is scheduled December 26-30 at the Freedom Ridge Park in
Ridgeland, Miss. The Under-17 and Under-19 Girls will participate in
training sessions and competition.
Soccer ODP is known as the premier identification and development program
for the nation's youth seeking the opportunity to compete at the national,
professional and collegiate levels of play.
Soccer ODP, designed to identify and develop a pool of players from which
U.S. National Teams may be selected, is the original ODP program. US Youth
Soccer ODP is the only elite player development program that can claim
members of Major League Soccer and the former Women's United Soccer
Association, as well as a majority of current and past national and youth
team members, as alumni.
Helps U.S. U-20 Soccer Reach FIFA World Cup Semifinals
Chile (UCFAthletics.com) - UCF women's soccer head coach
Amanda Cromwell and the United States
Under-20 Team remains in the hunt for its second FIFA World Cup as the
Americans will take on Germany in the semifinals Thursday at 5 p.m. ET on
ESPN360.com. The event is being held in Chile, with the finals set for Dec.
7 at 4:30 p.m. in Santiago.
excited about playing Germany in the semifinals," said Cromwell, who just
completed her 10th season at UCF and led the Knights to their 13th NCAA
Tournament. "There is a lot of history between the USA and Germany and we
know it will be a hard-fought game. We played a much better second half
against England and scored three great goals in the quarterfinals. We hope
to carry that momentum into the semifinals.
Starts at 2008 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Girls
Soccer ODP Girls 1992-1994 Regional Age Groups and Under-15 U.S. National
(November 24, 2008)
- The annual US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer
ODP) Girls Thanksgiving Interregional kicked off at the North Community Park
and Coral Glades High School Sportsplex in Coral Springs, Fla.
Continuing its tradition of elite play, competition and player development,
youth from the nation's elite player identification and development program,
US Youth Soccer ODP, will train and compete in front of national and leading
collegiate coaches to maximize their exposure.
Heather Mitts Makes Third Straight Olympic Start
U.S. Women's National Team won Group G at the 2008 Olympics in dramatic
fashion, defeating New Zealand, 4-0, as four different players scored,
including a goal just 40 seconds into the match from midfielder Heather
Heather Mitts made her third
consecutive start of the 2008 Olympic Games on the U.S. backline, playing 63
minutes before being subbed out with the U.S. leading 4-0.
August 9, 2008
strike gives U.S. win over Japan
looked far from gold-medal form, but did enough against a dangerous Japanese
pick up a much-needed three points in Group G after dropping its opener
created a host of scoring opportunities, but were only able to capitalize in
the 27th minute, when Lloyd volleyed a cross from defender Stephanie Cox
just under the crossbar.
States, which plays New Zealand in its final group match on Tuesday in
Shenyang, has three points in the group. Japan has one point, and faces
Norway next in Shanghai. more
Edwards Earns Spot On U.S. U-20 National Team
Aug. 8, 2008
- Florida State's
received great news on Friday, August 8 as she earned
a spot on the final roster of the United States U-20 National Team as
announced by head coach Tony DiCicco. Edwards is one of 18 players that will
represent the U.S. at the FIFA Youth World Cup which will be held November
20 - December 8 in Chile.
"I am very
excited," explained Edwards. "I'm looking forward to representing my country
and will hopefully come back with a gold medal."
Twice Early, U.S. Women Lose in 2008 Olympic Opener
China (Aug. 6, 2008) – The U.S. Women’s National Team fell to Norway, 2-0,
in the first match for both teams at the 2008 Olympics as the Europeans
stunned the U.S. with two goals in the first five minutes. The Americans
pushed to pull a goal back in the second half, but an organized Norwegian
side held on for the victory on a hot and steamy night at the Qinhuangdao
Sports Center Stadium.
The loss was just the second-ever for the U.S. women in the Olympics, with
the only other loss also coming to Norway in the 2000 Olympic Final in
Women Fall to Top Clubs in England
(August 4, 2008) - After a training camp in New Jersey from July 23-28, in
which the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team downed the W-League’s New
Jersey Sky Blue by a 5-1 score, the team headed to England, where it dropped
matches to the Everton Ladies (1-0) and the Arsenal Ladies (3-1).
Against the Sky Blue on July 26, the USA got an early goal from Alex Morgan,
who also added one with 15 minutes left in the game, plus individual scores
from Gina DiMartino, Amanda DaCosta and Kiersten Dallstream for the final
July 27, 2008
National Team Wins CONCACAF Championship
Trinidad (July 27, 2008) –The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team won the
2008 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship with a 4-1 victory against Costa
Rica on Sunday night at Marvin Lee Stadium. Tani Costa scored twice for the
U.S., with Kristen Mewis and Courtney Verloo each scoring once.
Qualifies for FIFA U-17 World Cup
Trinidad (July 24, 2008) – Defender Crystal Dunn scored her first-ever goal
for the U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team in the second minute of stoppage
time on Thursday night to earn a 1-0 win against Mexico and book a spot at
the 2008 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup. The win also secures a place at
the 2008 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship Final at 6:30 p.m. ET on
Sunday, July 27, where the U.S. will face Costa Rica at Marvin Lee Stadium
in Macoya, Trinidad.
Dishes Out Four Assists
Trinidad (July 23, 2008) –Erika Tymrak of Bradenton dished out four assists
to 4 different teammates to help
the US u-17 National team advance to the Semifinals. Erika was also named
the Sierra Mist Woman of the Match.
Under-17 Women’s National Team won Group A of the 2008 CONCACAF Under-17
Women’s Championship with a 9-1 win against Trinidad & Tobago in their final
group match Tuesday night at Marvin Lee Stadium. Forward Courtney Verloo led
the squad, scoring a hat trick, while Kristen Mewis added two goals and
Victoria DiMartino, Samantha Johnson and Alexis Harris each added one.
Midfielder Erika Tymrak dished out four assists on the night, finding four
different teammates for goals.
July 21, 2008
Scores as US Beats up on El Salvador
Trinidad (July 20, 2008) –
Morgan Brian scored an unassisted goal
in the 12th minute. Morgan is one of the
youngest members of the u-17 national team. She played for u-15
Ponte Vedra Storm this past season.
Under-17 Women’s National Team dominated El Salvador, posting a 9-0 win in
their second match of Group A at the 2008 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s
Championship. The U.S. was spurred by a hat-trick Olivia Klei, Morgan Brian,
Tani Costa and Kathryn Bennett, who capitalized from the penalty spot.
Speaks About Injury
CHICAGO (July 21, 2008) - Less than a week after suffering a broken tibia
and fibula, U.S. Women's National Team forward Abby Wambach addressed the
media for the first time via conference call. Wambach underwent successful
surgery on Thursday, July 17 and has been replaced on the Olympic Roster by
UCLA star forward Lauren Cheney.
Click here to listen to the Conference Call.
July 18, 2008
surgery on left leg
SAN DIEGO -
U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach had surgery yesterday to repair a broken left
leg that will keep her out of the Olympics.
leading scorer had a titanium rod inserted in her lower left leg during a
one-hour operation performed by Dr. Damion Valletta, an orthopedic surgeon
for U.S. Soccer. She was resting comfortably and can begin full
weight-bearing activities on the leg in five to six weeks.
went according to plan, there were no complications and small incisions were
used to minimize the soft tissue irritability from the surgery," Valletta
said. "We'll have her stay in the hospital until (today), monitor the pain
and control the swelling in her leg. We anticipate that she will be
discharged (today) on crutches and will start being able to put a small
amount of weight on the leg."
July 17, 2008
Late Header to Give U.S. Women 1-0 Win Over Brazil
Calif. (July 16, 2008) – The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Brazil,
1-0, on a 85th minute goal from forward Natasha Kai in front of a sell-out
standing-room-only crowd of 7,502.
The win also featured a loss for the U.S. team, as top scorer Abby Wambach
broke her leg in a 31st minute collision with Brazilian defender Andreia
Rosa. The two players went hard into a tackle and the Brazilian caught
Wambach with a full swing flush in the middle of her lower leg.
July 17, 2008
Suffers Broken Leg
Calif. (July 16, 2008) -- U.S. Women’s National Team forward Abby Wambach
suffered a mid-shaft oblique fracture of the tibia and fibula, the two bones
that make up the lower leg, in a 31st minute collision with a Brazilian
defender during the USA’s 1-0 victory tonight and will miss the 2008
Wambach was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital where X-Rays confirmed the
fracture in her left leg. She will have surgery tomorrow morning to have a
titanium rod inserted. She will be on crutches for several weeks before the
leg is weight-bearing, at which time she will start rehabilitation. Injuries
of this sort usually require a 12-week recovery.
July 15, 2008
Soccer National Team to Play Brazil at USD on Wednesday
The United State national women's soccer team will be playing in its final
match before heading over to the Olympics this Wednesday night at USD's
Torero Stadium against Brazil.
will be televised live on the Fox Soccer Channel and is a sold out event of
7,000 people. The US team features Abby Wambach, who is currently sitting on
99 career international goals, and fans are expecting her to reach the 100
goals scored mark on Wednesday. The team also features recent Stanford
University graduate Rachel Buehler, who is currently a USD volunteer
Assistant coach and played for the San Diego Surf under USD head women's
soccer coach Ada Greenwood.
"We are very
fortunate to have two of the best teams in the world playing at Torero
stadium," stated Greenwood. "Both teams we then head off to the Olympics in
China, it is great honor for our University and shows the high quality of
facilities here at USD."
July 14, 2008
Girls Set to Compete for US in 2008 CONCACAF Women's Championship
who plays for Ponte Vedra Storm, Sydney
Payne who plays for RSL, Kelsey Wys from Parkland, and Erika Tymrak of IMG
have all been named to the U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team for CONCACAF
Qualifying in Macoya, Trinidad on July 17-27, 2008.
July 13, 2008
scores to lift U.S. women over Brazil
CITY, Colo. -- Amy Rodriguez scored in the 71st minute to give the U.S.
women's soccer team a 1-0 win over Brazil in an exhibition match Sunday.
which has posted shutouts in its last six games, is now 20-0-1 in 2008. The
two teams meet again Wednesday in San Diego in their last match before the
Olympics start next month in Beijing. The U.S. faces Norway on Aug. 6 in its
first Olympic match.
July 6, 2008
USA women win
Sweden (AP) -
Carli Lloyd scored on a deflected shot
in the 39th minute Saturday to give the United
States a 1-0 victory over Sweden in a women's Olympic tuneup.
dribbled past three defenders inside the box, then fired a low left-footed
shot that glanced off Sara Thunebro's leg and past goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl.
was the United States' 20th straight this year, including one on penalty
kicks over Canada in the final of CONCACAF Olympic qualifying.
grateful for her good fortune.
July 2, 2008
pre-Olympic exhibition U.S. women beat Norway 4-0
Norway (AP) - Midfielder Lindsay Tarpley scored an early goal, and the
United States beat Norway 4-0 on Wednesday in tuneup for the Olympic women's
Angela Hucles and Abby Wambach added goals for the Americans, an Olympic
favorite along with Norway, Brazil and Germany. The United States improved
to 19-0 this year, including a penalty-kicks victory over Canada.
"It's hard to
play against us," U.S. coach Pia Sundhage said. "You can keep up for 45
minutes, but after a while, because you have to run so much and stay so
focused in defending, at the end of the day, so many times we look stronger
at the end of the game."
& Canada Qualify For 2008 FIFA U-20 World Cup
Cup to be held November 20 - December 7 in Chile.
June 27, 2008
- The United States and Canada Under-20 Women's National Teams earned a spot
at the 2008 FIFA U-20 World Cup to be held November 20 - December 7 in
Chile. Both Youth National Teams secured two of the region's three berths to
the World Cup following semifinal victories by each country during the
CONCACAF qualifying tournament at Estadio Cuauhtemoc in Puebla, Mexico.
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