The U.S. Women's National Team begins its quest to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a roster that includes 18 players from the 2019 World Cup-winning team. Head coach Vlatko Andonovski added two new faces to the 20-player roster in midfielder Andi Sullivan and forward Lynn Williams while Mallory Pugh, Allie Long, Morgan Brian, Alex Morgan, and Tierna Davidson were not selected. Morgan is expecting her first child while Davidson is recovering from injury.
In a major trade in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), the Portland Thorns send defender Emily Sonnett, the rights to forward Caitlin Foord, and the 7th and 14th picks in the 2020 NWSL College Draft to the Orlando Pride in exchange for the No. 1 overall draft pick in the 2020 draft.
The U.S. Women's National Team defeated the Netherlands, 2-0, to win a record fourth Women's World Cup. It's the second straight World Cup title for the United States. Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle were the goal scorers.
Megan Rapinoe, midfielder for the U.S. Women's National Team, discusses FIFA and the lack of respect for the women's game ahead of the 2019 World Cup final.
The U.S. Women's National Team defeated Thailand, 13-0, in group play at the 2019 World Cup, raising questions about sportsmanship. The outcry, however, is misdirected and misses the root cause of the disparity between the programs.
The U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) opens up group play against Thailand in the first step toward defending its championship title. Alex Morgan and head coach Jill Ellis discuss the match against Thailand.
Brad Smith is the team photographer for the U.S. Women's National Team. Smith is embedded with the team, traveling and documenting the team through every training session, friendly, and tournament. In addition, he shoots games in the National Women Soccer League (NWSL) and college. Our Game Magazine spoke with Smith and we had a wide-ranging discussion that covered how he got started with photography, the equipment he uses, technique, and his favorite moments.
United States head coach Jill Ellis says the defending champions will be attacking, not defending the World Cup after the draw was made for next summer’s tournament in Paris. The U.S. was placed into Group F alongside Thailand, Chile, and familiar foes Sweden, ensuring an encounter between the sides for a fifth World Cup group stage in a row.
Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan say 2018 has been a “successful” year for the United States after Jill Ellis’s side completed an unbeaten year with a 1-0 win in Scotland on Tuesday night.
Jill Ellis says she won’t “dwell” on the USA’s performance against Scotland and will now look ahead to 2019 and the final countdown to her side’s defense of the Women’s World Cup in France. The U.S. closed out an undefeated 2018 with a tight 1-0 win over host Scotland.