U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Schedule
The Women's World Cup may still be a little ways down the road but the
U.S. Women's National Soccer Team is seeing plenty of action on the pitch. Big CONCACAF matches are on the horizon as teams
look to take control of the confederation and jockey for positions that will qualify them for the World Cup. Additionally,
international friendlies are constantly taking place as head coach Tom Sermanni is trying to figure out who will be part of
the next Olympic and World Cup teams. Players are out there doing much more than just representing their country, they are
also hoping to be chosen for the final roster. These games are some of the most exciting of the year so be sure to get your
tickets from StubHub in a hurry.
A January 31st match up against CONCACAF rivals Candada at Toyota Stadium Dallas in
Frisco, Texas is the next challenge for the U.S. Women's National Team. These two rivals are regularly competing to see who
will be the top team coming out of CONCACAF and every time they play it is a heated battle. Two games against the Russian
National Team follow with the first on February 8th at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida with a rematch slated just a few
days later in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on February 12th. Keep up to date on all of the U.S. Women's National Team's games
by checking back on StubHub regularly.
Currently the top ranked team in FIFA's Women's World
Rankings, the U.S. Women's National Team has been one of the true powerhouses of the sport since winning the first Women's
World Cup in 1991. The team won their second World Cup in 1999 and will be looking to take home a third in the 2015 competition
after finishing a disappointing second in 2011. Scoring against the U.S. will not be easy for the opposition with defender
and captain Christie Rampone and goalkeeper Hope Solo, arguably the best keeper in the world, holding down the defense. Up
front Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach will provide the firepower to light up the scoreboards. This is a team on a mission with
some of their stars set to compete in their final World Cup next year. Additionally they have a chip on their shoulder after
losing in the final game in 2011 and not having won it all since 1999.
There is quite possibly
no event as exciting as seeing a national soccer team compete at home against another country. The women on the field have
trained their whole lives to be named to the squad and now that they finally have the opportunity to represent their country
and play with and against the best soccer players in the world they are determined not to let either their country or their
teammates down. Soccer is the most popular sport in the world and is in possession of the most fervent and dedicated fans.
One step into the stadium when the U.S. Women's National Team is playing at home and you will understand what all of the fuss
is about. Unrelenting action, otherworldly footwork, stunning slide tackles, and mind blowing, acrobatic saves by goalkeepers
will have you seeing exactly why soccer is referred to as "the beautiful game." You will be chanting and singing along and
barely even need to use your seat as move after move will have you jumping up and cheering for the home country. Perhaps at
no other time will you have felt so proudly to cheer for the United States and felt patriotism as deeply as when you are in
the stadium with thousands of fellow Americans cheering on the women's national team.
of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, or CONCACAF as it is usually called, was formed in 1961 and
became one of the six continental governing bodies acknowledged by FIFA. The U.S. Women's National Team has long dominated
CONCACAF and is the only team from the confederation to have won a World Cup. In fact, the U.S. has never finished lower than
third in the tournament with two championships, one second place finish, and three third place finishes. Canada and Mexico
are the only other CONCACAF women's teams to have made it to the World Cup with Mexico never making it out of the group stage
and Canada doing so only once, in 2003 when they finished fourth.
Abby Wambach, who has been with
the team since 2001 is the all time leading goal scorer for the U.S. Women's Team while Mia Hamm is the team's all time leader
in assists. The most goals scored by a player in a single game is five, which has been accomplished by six players: Brandi
Chastain, Abby Wombach, Michelle Akers, Amy Rodriguez, Tiffeny Milbrett, and Sydney Leroux.