News of Note: Abby Wambach scores her 150th international goal… Chicago Red Stars announce coaching staff… Norway’s Hegerberg sisters to Turbine Potsdam?… City of São Paulo Tournament continues today. Continue reading “News of Note: December 13, 2012 – Wambach Nets Number 150, Red Stars Announce Coaching Staff”
In the second match of the Volvo Winners Cup, the United States Women’s National Team defeated Japan 4:1 on braces from Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach. Continue reading “USWNT: The USA Defeats Japan 4:1 In Volvo Winners Cup Friendly”
The counter-attacking offense of the United States Women’s National Team was in first gear on Saturday in a 3:1 victory over Sweden on that country’s home soil, in Halmstad. Goals by Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, and Tobin Heath were the difference in a match where neither team earned many style points, especially in the possession category. Continue reading “USWNT: The USA Defeats Sweden 3:1 In Opening Match of the Volvo Winners Cup”
On Sunday, May 27th, the USWNT defeated China 4:1, with Alex Morgan scoring two goals and getting an assist via a throw-in. Earlier in the day, the Olympic roster was released.
Also, on Wednesday (May 23rd), the USWNT defeated China 3:0 in a closed-door scrimmage.
The deadline for Olympic rosters is two months away and Pia Sundhage has some challenging decisions to make regarding which players are included in the final roster for the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) and which players are left out.
In this first post of a potential series, the situation regarding forwards is examined. Continue reading “USWNT: The Forwards Situation for the 2012 Olympics”
AP sports writer, Joseph White Jr., had an article out yesterday where we learned that USWNT head coach Pia Sundhage has named Abby Wambach as co-captain of the team (espn.com). Apparently, Christie Rampone will remain in her position as full captain, with Wambach taking an unspecified role that will be subordinate to the team’s last remaining 99’er. This move can also be viewed as part of a succession plan for the captaincy, as Rampone announced last September that she will retire sometime after the Olympics (USSoccer.com), with Wambach the most likely candidate to be captain in 2013.
Also, the article is worth a read as it provides some excellent insights into the relationship between Sundhage and Wambach.