US Soccer 100th Anniversary ~ 1913-2013

100 Years of US Soccer ~ 1913-2013

U.S. Soccer was originally known as the United States of America Football Association. It formed on April 5, 1913 and on August 15 of that year was accepted as one of the earliest member organizations of FIFA and the first from North and Central America.

U.S. Soccer was originally known as the United States of America Football Association. It formed on April 5, 1913 and on August 15 of that year was accepted as one of the earliest member organizations of FIFA and the first from North and Central America. The affiliation was temporary and at the following year’s FIFA Congress in 1914, the USFA, as it was abbreviated at the time, was accepted as a full FIFA member along with the Spanish federation. The governing body of the sport in the United States did not have the wordsoccer in its name until 1945, when it became the United States Soccer Football Association. It did not drop the word football from its name until 1974, when it became the United States Soccer Federation.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Us_soccer#History

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The US Men's Soccer Team at the 1930 World Cup

The US Men’s Soccer Team at the 1930 World Cup

The United States men’s national soccer team, often referred to as the USMNT, represents the United States in international association football (soccer) competitions. It is controlled by the United States Soccer Federation and competes in CONCACAF (the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football). The team is ranked 19th in the world according to the FIFA World Rankings, and 17th in the World Football Elo Ratings. They have appeared in the last six FIFA World Cups and hosted the 1994 edition.

Source: .http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_men%27s_national_soccer_team

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The US Women's Soccer Team - 1991 World Cup Champions

The US Women’s Soccer Team – 1991 World Cup Champions

The United States women’s national soccer team, often referred to as USWNT, represents the United States of America in international association footballcompetitions. It is controlled by United States Soccer Federation and competes inCONCACAF (the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football). The U.S. team won the first ever Women’s World Cup in 1991, and has since been a superpower in women’s soccer. It is currently ranked first in the world by the FIFA Women’s World Rankings. The team has also won the 1999 Women’s World Cup, four Olympic women’s gold medals (1996, 2004, 2008 and 2012) and nine Algarve Cups (2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013).

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_women%27s_national_soccer_team

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FIFA Coach of the Year 2012 - Pia Sundhage
 (US Women’s Natl Soccer Team Coach 2008-2012)

FIFA Women’s World Player 2012 – Abbey Wambach 

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.Centennial Celebration Underway on ussoccer.com

In commemoration of its 100th anniversary, U.S. Soccer is embarking on a year-long celebration honoring the history and setting a path for the future of the sport throughout 2013.

Jan. 2, 2013 ussoccer.com

CHICAGO (Jan. 2, 2013) – In commemoration of its 100th anniversary, U.S. Soccer is embarking on a year-long celebration honoring the history and setting a path for the future of the sport throughout 2013.

The Centennial will be marked by a number of different initiatives, including the creation of a commemorative book featuring articles, interviews and photos from U.S. Soccer’s archives, historic content on ussoccer.com with rare photos, unique videos and engaging interviews, and several unique grassroots activities in conjunction with its membership to help celebrate the milestone.

Fans can also look forward to specific Centennial events in 2013, including a celebration of the Federation’s 100th anniversary on April 5, 2013, and a weekend this summer that will include a U.S. Men’s National Team match, U.S. Soccer’s Annual General Meeting and a number of activities for supporters. Overall, the Centennial will be a focus during all of the U.S. Women’s National Team’s matches, and the U.S. Men’s National Team’s campaign to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

For more: http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Centennial/01/Centennial-Celebration-Underway.aspx

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Let’s Move – Soccer Tips for Beginners from U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists Nicole Barnhart

Pass, Shoot, Score

Posted by Lea Prohov on October 19, 2012

Editor’s note: The U.S. Soccer Foundation is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve the health and well-being of children in urban economically disadvantaged areas using soccer as a vehicle for social change.

This past summer, the U.S. women’s soccer team brought home the gold from the 2012 London Olympic Games–showing America the true spirit of team work, and amazing us with their athletic abilities. They played a series of challenging games, but pulled together to win.

Soccer is a great sport that lets you be active while playing outside with your friends! Listen to U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists Nicole Barnhart and Becky Sauerbrunn share why they love soccer, and offer some tips for beginners:

Last May, U.S. Soccer Federation teamed up with Let’s Move! and the Partnership for a Healthier America to engage 12,000 youth in 13 cities through their Soccer for Success program, providing free, afterschool programming to urban youth. In 2011, the program reached 8,000 kids in 8 cities. Visit the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Olympics Page to learn more.

SOCCER 411

* Soccer allows kids the chance to build relationships with other players; having players with different responsibilities encourages communication and cooperation while developing a sense of team.

* Keep the ball on the ground: A ball on the ground is easier to control and can be moved more effectively by the team.

* Playing soccer combines basic motor skills like walking, running or jumping with soccer skills like dribbling and shooting. It is great for cardiovascular endurance and strength, helping to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

* Soccer can be a great family activity, whether you’re coaching your child’s team, supporting from the sideline or helping your child practice, spend quality time together and enjoy the sport as a family.

* Soccer is very simple to start playing and anyone can participate right away. Whether it’s a recreational or competitive league, there are opportunities available to all ages and skill levels.

* The 1999 Women’s World Cup Final between The United States and China was the most watched soccer game in the U.S. ever. The United States defeated China on penalty kicks after a scoreless tie, culminating with Brandi Chastain’s iconic celebration.

* Abby Wambach has attracted attention on the soccer field since early childhood. (FIFA Women’s World Player 2012Growing up in Rochester, NY, she played in her first youth league at age four but only lasted three games with her team. After scoring 27 goals in three games she was transferred to the boys’ team! The youngest of seven children, Abby felt right at home with the boys’ team, since she spent her childhood roughhousing with her four older brothers.

As of June 20, 2013, Wambach has 160 goals in 207 international matches. With her 160 goals, Wambach is currently the leading world all-time scorer for men and womenWambach (27 goals) and Alex Morgan (28 goals) combined for 55 goals in 2012 – equaling a 21-year-old record set in 1991 by Michelle Akers (39 goals) and Carin Jennings (16 goals) as the most goals scored by any duo in U.S. women’s national team history. Wikipedia source

* The Boxx sisters have won four gold medals between them. Older sister Gillian won a gold medal at the 1996 Olympics in softball before Shannon went on to win three gold medals as part of the U.S. Women’s National soccer team at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

To learn more: U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success Curriculum

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  1. CR says:

    100 Years of US Soccer ~ 1913-2013

    U.S. Soccer was originally known as the United States of America Football Association. It formed on April 5, 1913 and on August 15 of that year was accepted as one of the earliest member organizations of FIFA and the first from North and Central America.

    U.S. Soccer was originally known as the United States of America Football Association. It formed on April 5, 1913 and on August 15 of that year was accepted as one of the earliest member organizations of FIFA and the first from North and Central America. The affiliation was temporary and at the following year’s FIFA Congress in 1914, the USFA, as it was abbreviated at the time, was accepted as a full FIFA member along with the Spanish federation. The governing body of the sport in the United States did not have the wordsoccer in its name until 1945, when it became the United States Soccer Football Association. It did not drop the word football from its name until 1974, when it became the United States Soccer Federation.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Us_soccer#History

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    The United States men’s national soccer team, often referred to as the USMNT, represents the United States of America in international association football (soccer) competitions. It is controlled by the United States Soccer Federation and competes in CONCACAF (the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football). The team is ranked 28th in the world according to the FIFA World Rankings, and 26th in the World Football Elo Ratings.

    Source: .http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_men%27s_national_soccer_team

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    The United States women’s national soccer team, often referred to as USWNT, represents the United States of America in international association football competitions. It is controlled by United States Soccer Federation and competes in CONCACAF (the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football). The U.S. team won the first ever Women’s World Cup in 1991, and has since been a superpower in women’s soccer. It is currently ranked first in the world by the FIFA Women’s World Rankings.The team has also won the 1999 Women’s World Cup, four Olympic women’s gold medals (1996, 2004, 2008 and 2012) and eight Algarve Cups (2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011).

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_women%27s_national_soccer_team

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      Ballon D’Or

      FIFA Women’s World Player 2001 – Mia Hamm – US
      FIFA Women’s World Player 2002 – Mia Hamm – US

      FIFA Coach of the Year 2012Pia Sundhage (US Women’s Natl Soccer Team Coach 2008-2012)

      FIFA Women’s World Player 2012Abbey Wambach - US

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      Centennial Celebration Underway on ussoccer.com

      In commemoration of its 100th anniversary, U.S. Soccer is embarking on a year-long celebration honoring the history and setting a path for the future of the sport throughout 2013.

      Jan. 2, 2013 ussoccer.com

      CHICAGO (Jan. 2, 2013) – In commemoration of its 100th anniversary, U.S. Soccer is embarking on a year-long celebration honoring the history and setting a path for the future of the sport throughout 2013.

      The Centennial will be marked by a number of different initiatives, including the creation of a commemorative book featuring articles, interviews and photos from U.S. Soccer’s archives, historic content on ussoccer.com with rare photos, unique videos and engaging interviews, and several unique grassroots activities in conjunction with its membership to help celebrate the milestone.

      Fans can also look forward to specific Centennial events in 2013, including a celebration of the Federation’s 100th anniversary on April 5, 2013, and a weekend this summer that will include a U.S. Men’s National Team match, U.S. Soccer’s Annual General Meeting and a number of activities for supporters. Overall, the Centennial will be a focus during all of the U.S. Women’s National Team’s matches, and the U.S. Men’s National Team’s campaign to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

      For more: http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Centennial/01/Centennial-Celebration-Underway.aspx

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      US Men’s National Soccer Team 2013 Schedule

      Jan. 29, 2013
      U.S. Men vs. Canada
      8 p.m. CT
      BBVA Compass Stadium
      Houston, Texas
      ESPN2, WatchESPN, Univision Deportes

      Feb. 6, 2013
      U.S. Men vs. Honduras
      3 p.m. CT
      Estadio Olimpico
      San Pedro Sula, Honduras
      beIN SPORT

      March 22, 2013
      U.S. Men vs. Costa Rica
      8 p.m. MT
      Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
      Commerce City, Colo.
      ESPN, WatchESPN, Univision Family

      March 26, 2013
      U.S. Men vs. Mexico
      10:30 p.m. ET
      Estadio Azteca
      Mexico City, Mexico
      ESPN, WatchESPN, Univision

      May 29, 2013
      U.S. Men vs. Belgium
      8 p.m. ET
      FirstEnergy Stadium
      Cleveland, Ohio
      ESPN2, WatchESPN, UniMas

      June 2, 2013
      U.S. Men vs. Germany
      2:30 p.m. ET
      RFK Stadium
      Washington, D.C.
      ESPN2, WatchESPN, UniMas

      June 7, 2013
      U.S. Men vs. Jamaica
      9:30 p.m. ET
      National Stadium
      Kingston, Jamaica
      beIN SPORT

      June 11, 2013
      U.S. Men vs. Panama
      6:30 p.m. PT
      CenturyLink Field
      Seattle, Wash.
      ESPN network, WatchESPN, Univision network

      June 18, 2013
      U.S. Men vs. Honduras
      7 p.m. MT
      Rio Tinto Stadium
      Sandy, Utah
      ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas

      July 5, 2013
      U.S. Men vs. Guatemala
      8 p.m. PT Qualcomm Stadium
      San Diego, Calif

      July 9, 2013
      U.S. Men vs. Belize
      8 p.m. PT
      JELD-WEN Field
      Portland, Ore.

      July 13, 2013
      U.S. Men vs. Cuba
      1:30 p.m. MT
      Rio Tinto Stadium
      Sandy, Utah

      July 16, 2013
      U.S. Men vs. Costa Rica
      8 p.m. ET
      Rentschler Field
      East Hartford, Conn.

      July 20, 2013
      US Men vs. El Salvador
      4 p.m. ET
      M&T Bank Stadium; Baltimore, Md.

      July 28, 2013
      U.S. Men vs. Panama
      Soldier Field; Chicago, Ill.
      4 p.m. ET
      FOX, Univision

      Aug. 14, 2013
      U.S. Men vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina
      2:30 p.m. ET
      Asim Ferhatovic Hase Stadium
      Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
      ESPN2, WatchESPN

      Sep. 6, 2013
      U.S. Men vs. Costa Rica
      10 p.m. ET
      Estadio Nacional
      San Jose, Costa Rica
      beIN SPORT

      Sep. 10, 2013
      U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Mexico – 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
      U.S. Men vs. Mexico
      8 p.m. ET
      Columbus Crew Stadium
      Columbus, Ohio
      ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas

      Oct. 11, 2013
      U.S. Men vs. Jamaica
      5:30 p.m. CT
      Sporting Park
      Kansas City, Kan
      ESPN network, WatchESPN, UniMas

      Oct. 15, 2013
      U.S. Men vs. Panama
      9:30 p.m. ET
      Estadio Rommel Fernandez
      Panama City, Panama
      beIN SPORT

      Nov. 15, 2013
      U.S. Men vs. Scotland
      3 p.m. ET Hampden Park
      Glasgow, Scotland
      ESPN2, WatchESPN, UniMas

      Nov. 19, 2013
      U.S. Men vs. Austria
      2:45 p.m. ET
      Ernst-Happel-Stadion
      Vienna, Austria NBC Sports Network

      US Men’s Schedule: http://www.ussoccer.com/Schedule-Tickets/Schedule.aspx

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        Jan. 29, 2013

        U.S. Men vs. Canada

        Final Score: Scoreless Draw

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        U.S. Men’s National Team Drops First Hexagonal Match 2-1 to Honduras

        SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (Feb. 6, 2013) – The U.S. Men’s National Team garnered a first-half lead, but Honduras rallied for a 2-1 victory in Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in the teams’ opener of the Final Round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying.

        Clint Dempsey scored the USA’s goal, only to see Honduras get goals from Juan Garcia and Jerry Bengtson to take all three points.

        On the winning Honduras tally, the ball was played to the edge of the box with Honduras midfielder Oscar Garcia, U.S. defender Geoff Cameron and goalkeeper Tim Howard all having an opportunity to get to the ball. Cameron noticeably held back on his run and Garcia took advantage, passing the ball to Bengtson who lost U.S. center back Omar Gonzalez and slotted the ball into the net for the victory.

        For more: http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Mens-National-Team/2013/02/MNT-Drops-First-Hexagonal-Match-21-to-Honduras.aspx

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        U.S. MNT Moves into Second Place in Hexagonal, Tops Costa Rica 1-0 in Final Round World Cup Qualifying at Sold-Out Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

        COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (March 22, 2013) – Amid a deluge of snow and wind on the third day of spring, the U.S. Men’s National Team fought through blizzard conditions to earn a 1-0 victory against Costa Rica in the Final Round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying. The match took place in weather conditions never before seen for a U.S. World Cup qualifier in front a sellout crowd of 19,374 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

        U.S. forward Clint Dempsey, who was named the team captain by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann for this match and Tuesday’s clash with Mexico, scored his 32 nd-career goal in the 16th minute. With seven goals in this cycle, he has tied Landon Donovan at the top of the USA’s all-time list for goals in World Cup qualifying. Goalkeeper Brad Guzan, starting for the injured Tim Howard, made five saves for his fourth-career shutout in World Cup Qualifying.

        With the win, the USA (1-1-0, 3 points) moved into second place in the Hexagonal, one point behind Honduras (1-0-1, 4 points).

        The USA improved its World Cup Qualifying unbeaten streak at home to 23 games (21-0-2) and 42-6-12 all-time in home qualifying matches.

        For more: http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Mens-National-Team/2013/03/US-vs-Costa-Rica-Match-Report.aspx

      • CR says:

        U.S. MNT Earns Second Point at Estadio Azteca with 0-0 Draw Against Mexico in Final Round of 2014 World Cup Qualifying

        March 26, 2013 ussoccer

        Brad Guzan Makes Three Saves as USA Defense Posts Second Straight Shutout
        U.S. MNT Resumes 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying on June 7 in Jamaica and Hosts Panama on June 11 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle
        USA Hosts International Friendlies on May 29 against Belgium at FirstEnergy in Cleveland and June 2 against Germany at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.
        MEXICO CITY (March 26, 2013) – For just the second time in U.S. Men’s National Team’s World Cup Qualifying history, the USA earned a point at Estadio Azteca with a 0-0 draw against Mexico in front of a massive crowd.

        Goalkeeper Brad Guzan made three saves to record his second-straight clean sheet, and the young center back duo of Omar Gonzalez and Matt Besler showed tremendous poise and grit in helping the USA earn a historic result. The only other World Cup Qualifying point earned by the USA in Azteca came during another scoreless draw on Nov. 2, 1997.

        For more: http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Mens-National-Team/2013/03/MNT-Secures-Draw-at-Estadio-Azteca.aspx

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        USA Falls to Belgium 4-2 in Cleveland

        May 29, 2013 ussoccer

        The U.S. Men’s National Team fell 4-2 to Belgium in an international friendly at Cleveland’s FirstEnergy Stadium. Geoff Cameron and Clint Dempsey had the goals for Jurgen Klinsmann’s side while DaMarcus Beasley earned his 100th cap for the USA.

        For more: http://www.ussoccer.com/news/mens-national-team/2013/05/usa-falls-to-belgium.aspx

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        U.S. MNT vs. Germany: Quote Sheet – June 2, 2013 Centennial Celebration
        Quotes from the Centennial Celebration match in which the U.S. MNT defeated Germany 4-2 with goals from Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore

        June 2, 2013

        U.S Men’s National Team Coach JURGEN KLINSMANN

        On the game:
        “This was such an entertaining game as your centennial game. This is cool for the players. It’s a special game, playing one of the top teams in the world and adding a sellout here at RFK, and we celebrated that the right way. We saw a lot of good things out there. We saw some not good things at the end with conceding the last goals, but over all a good performance. Having a player like Clint Dempsey on your team is a privilege, and if I look back I think this is one of the best players in U.S. history. He performs at almost every game on a very, very high level. Compliments to him and the entire team. As you felt, it was hot and not easy to keep the tempo. It was a well-deserved win.”

        On how this game helped the team’s preparation for World Cup qualifying:
        “I think it obviously helps when you have these games with a team that can play a high tempo. It forces you to always go both ways. You have to be good defensively and at the same time you want to create chances, and there is so much that we know we have to still improve but looking toward the qualifiers it think it helps the players to see that they can go to that tempo. That’s why I didn’t want them to stop too early and make substitutions. I want them to go through a little pain when you get tired and you hit the wall and you have to pick it up again. That’s what you face when you go down to Jamaica. They will try everything to interrupt your game, and I think now they adjust to that grind. It’s important to play opponents like Belgium, like Germany. Teams of this caliber can only help us to get to the next level. –

        See more at: http://www.ussoccer.com/news/mens-national-team/2013/06/usa-vs-ger-quote-sheet.aspx

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        US [Men's] Soccer Team Resumes World Cup Qualifying in Jamaica

        June 07, 2013 Parke Brewer – VOAnews

        The U.S. Men’s Soccer Team is set to begin a crucial stretch of World Cup qualifying matches with a game against host Jamaica Friday night in Kingston (9:30pm EDT).

        In Jamaica, the United States will be facing an opponent that desperately needs a victory. The Jamaicans fell at home to Mexico Tuesday night, 1-0, and find themselves winless and in last place in the six-team North, Central America and Caribbean (CONCACAF) qualifying group with only two points after four matches.

        The six teams in the final group play home-and-away series against one another, and after facing the U.S. Soccer Team, Jamaica only plays one of its final four games at home.

        Mexico, which had played to draws in its first three contests, takes over first place in the group with six points. Panama, in second with five points, hosts Mexico Friday (10pm EDT), while Costa Rica hosts Honduras (10pm EDT). The U.S., Costa Rica and Honduras all have four points and are tied for third place.

        Three teams from the group will earn automatic places at next year’s World Cup in Brazil, with the fourth place team advancing to a playoff for a berth against Oceania zone winner New Zealand.

        For more: http://www.voanews.com/content/us-soccer-team-resumes-world-cup-qualifying-in-jamaica/1677272.html

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          U.S. MNT Defeat Jamaica 2-1 in Kingston after Stoppage Time Goal by Brad Evans

          June 7, 2013 ussoccer

          KINGSTON, Jamaica (June 7, 2013) — Brad Evans proved to be the hero in Kingston as his second minute of stoppage goal gave the U.S. the victory in Jamaica. The victory was the USA’s first on Jamaican soil in World Cup Qualifying.

          - See more at: http://www.ussoccer.com/news/mens-national-team/2013/06/us-mnt-vs-jamaica-match-report.aspx

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          July 28, 2013
          U.S. Men vs. Panama
          Soldier Field; Chicago, Ill.

          FINAL SCORE: US MEB 1:0 PANAMA MEN
          Shea 68″

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          By the Numbers: U.S. MNT’s 10-Game Winning Streak

          The U.S. Men’s National Team hopes to add a few more accolades to its record-setting 10-game winning streak when it faces Panama on Sunday at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final.

          The U.S. Men’s National Team has kept the party going since its 4-3 victory against Germany on June 2 – U.S. Soccer’s Centennial Celebration Match, which was held at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.

          That game marked the start of a record-breaking run that has now led the USA to the final of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup against Panama on Sunday, July 28, against Panama at Soldier Field in Chicago.

          For more: http://www.ussoccer.com/news/mens-national-team/2013/07/by-the-numbers-10-game-winning-streak.aspx

      • CR says:

        June 11, 2013
        U.S. Men vs. Panama
        6:30 p.m. PT
        CenturyLink Field
        Seattle, Wash.

        FINAL SCORE: US MEN 2:0 PANAMA MEN

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        6/18/2013
        7 p.m. MT
        Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah

        Final: US Men 1:0 Honduras

        Altodre 73′

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        7/05/2013
        8 p.m. PT
        Qualcomm Stadium; San Diego, Calif.

        Final: US Men 6:0 Guatamala Men

        Gomez 42′, Wondolowski 72′, Donovan 74′

        - See more at: http://www.ussoccer.com/#sthash.ZVn5SVKx.dpuf

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        7/10/13
        U.S. Men vs Belize
        8 p.m. PT
        JELD-WEN Field
        Portland, Ore.

        Final: Wondoloski 12′, Wondoloski 39′, Wondoloski 43′

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        Wondolowski First-Half Hat Trick Leads U.S. MNT to 6-1 Victory in Gold Cup Opener Against Belize

        Landon Donovan becomes first MNT player to reach 50 goals and 50 assists

        PORTLAND, Ore. (July 9, 2013)

        Chris Wondolowski scored three first-half goals for the U.S. Men’s National Team as it opened Group C play of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 6-1 victory against Belize at JELD-WEN Field.

        In the first-ever meeting between the two countries, Wondolowski became the third U.S. player to tally a hat trick in a Gold Cup match, joining Brian McBride and Landon Donovan. It also marked the 15th time a MNT player has notched three or more goals in a game.

        Donovan became the first MNT player to record 50 career goals and 50 assists when he recorded an assist on Stuart Holden’s goal in the second half. The midfielder notched another assist on Michael Orozco header goal later in the half and also converted a penalty kick for his 52nd career goal.

        With the victory, the U.S. took the Group C lead based on goal differential ahead of Costa Rica, which defeated Cuba 3-0 earlier in the night.

        - See more: http://www.ussoccer.com/news/mens-national-team/2013/07/130709-mnt-vs-belize-match-report.aspx

      • CR says:

        July 13, 2013
        U.S. Men vs. Cuba
        1:30 p.m. MT
        Rio Tinto Stadium
        Sandy, Utah

        Final: US MEN 4:1 Cuba Men
        Donovan 45+2. Corona 55′, Wondolowski 64′

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        July 16, 2013
        U.S. Men vs. Costa Rica
        8 p.m. ET
        Rentschler Field
        East Hartford, Conn.

        FINAL SCORE: US Men 1:0 Costa Rica Men

        Shea 82′

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        U.S. Men’s National Team Advances to Semifinals with 5-1 Win against El Salvador

        July 21, 2013 ussoccer

        The U.S. Men’s National Team advanced to the semifinals of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup with a convincing 5-1 win against El Salvador in the quarterfinals at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md.

        BALTIMORE, Md. (July 21, 2013) – The U.S. Men’s National Team advanced to the semifinal of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 5-1 victory against El Salvador as defender Clarence Goodson, midfielders Joe Corona and Mix Diskerud and forwards Eddie Johnson and Landon Donovan scored for the Americans in front of a huge crowd at M&T Bank Stadium.

        With the win, the USA moves on to the final four of the tournament where it will face the winner of the Honduras-Costa Rica match, which is the second quarterfinal of the day. The USA’s semifinal will be held at Cowboys Stadium on Wednesday, July 24 with a kickoff at 7 p.m. ET and broadcast live on Fox Soccer. Fans can also follow along on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer.

        The U.S. Men’s National Team also extended its record winning streak to nine games, a mark initially broken after the USA defeated Costa Rica 1-0 on July 16 for its eighth win in a row. The five goals also upped the USA’s total for the tournament to 16, the most scored in a CONCACAF Gold Cup by a U.S. team, beating its previous high of 13 scored in 2003 (accomplished in five games) and in 2007 (six games).

        - See more at: http://www.ussoccer.com/news/mens-national-team/2013/07/us-advances-to-semifinals-with-win-against-el-salvador.aspx

      • CR says:

        Klinsmann Discusses Roster, Upcoming Match Against Bosnia-Herzegovina

        U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann spoke with ussoccer.com about the upcoming friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Asim Ferhatovic Hase Stadium in Sarajevo.

        Aug. 12, 2013 ussoccer

        ussoccer: This match comes at an interesting time in the calendar, with European-based players just starting their season and only a few weeks away from the next World Cup Qualifiers. What opportunities does the game against Bosnia-Herzegovina present?

        Jurgen Klinsmann: “We are very excited about starting the World Cup year with a friendly here in Bosnia against one of the top nations in Europe. They are ranked No.13 in the world and have outstanding individual players like Djeko, Ibisevic and Misimovic and others. These are top-class players and that’s what we like to go against. We want to have the highest benchmark to always measure ourselves up against. We also want to see the new faces in our group and take that opportunity of getting a couple interesting answers on specific players.”

        ussoccer.com: There are four guys getting their first opportunity with the National Team, and one is Aron Johannsson, who is a dual citizen of the United States and Iceland. How do you feel about Aron’s decision to represent the United States?
        JK: “We are very excited to have Aron with us. It’s a similar conversation that we have with all our dual-citizenship players. They have to make up their mind and they have to make their own decision. We can only hope they go toward the United States. Aron has made that big, big step which is huge for us because he’s one of the up and coming promising strikers in Europe. He played really, really well in Denmark before he moved to AK Alkmaar, Jozy Altidore’s old club, and is scoring goals there so we’re really thrilled he chose to join us and to have him in our group. We just want to integrate Aron and make him feel comfortable, make him feel at home with us. Once he’s comfortable and eligible and all the FIFA stuff is done, then we want to see him in real games and see if he can connect with something special to our game.”

        - See more at: http://www.ussoccer.com/news/mens-national-team/2013/08/klinsmann-discusses-roster-and-match-against-bosnia-herzegovina.aspx

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          Former Iceland forward on US roster for 1st time

          8/12/13, 5 hours ago AP

          CHICAGO (AP) — Former Iceland international Aron Johannsson is among 23 players called up for the U.S. soccer team’s training camp in Sarajevo ahead of its exhibition against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

          Johannsson is awaiting completion of paperwork that would make him eligible to play for the U.S. The forward, who plays for AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands, needs approval from FIFA to make the switch because he played for Iceland in eight qualifiers for the 2012 UEFA Under-21 Championship.

          The 22-year-old was born in Mobile, Ala., but moved back to his parents’ native Iceland when he was 3.

          Most of the players called up for the three-day camp are based in Europe, though coach Jurgen Klinsmann did bring in Seattle’s Brad Evans and Eddie Johnson. Mexico-based Edgar Castillo, Joe Corona and Michael Orozco Fiscal also were included on the roster. U.S. captain Clint Dempsey, who just completed a move from England’s Tottenham Hotspur to Seattle, was not brought in.

          The Americans, who have a record 11-game winning streak, play Bosnia-Herzegovina on Wednesday in Sarajevo. It is their only game before World Cup qualifying resumes Sept. 6 in Costa Rica.

          “Our European-based players are just getting started with their seasons and this gives them a chance to get going a couple weeks before our big World Cup qualifiers,” Klinsmann said. “We’re also excited to bring some new faces into the senior team and have them start to become part of the group.”

          For more: http://news.yahoo.com/former-iceland-forward-us-roster-1st-time-154643487.html

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        12th straight game win for US Men’s Soccer Team!!!

        USA Men vs. BOS Men
        08/14/2013
        1:30 p.m. ET
        Asim Ferhatovic Hase Stadium
        Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

        FINAL SCORE: US MEN 4 : 3 BOSNIA- HERZEGOVINA

        US: Johnson 54′, Altidore 58′, Altidore 84′, Altidore 86′
        BOS: Dzeko 7′, Ubusevuc 30′, Dzeko 90′

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          Altidore Hat Trick Powers U.S. MNT Past Bosnia

          U.S. Men’s National Team forward Jozy Altidore notched his second career hat trick and became the first USA player to score a goal in five straight games as the U.S. rallied for a 4-3 victory against No. 13-ranked Bosnia-Herzegovina in the first-ever meeting between the two sides at Asim Ferhatovic Hase Stadium.

          Au\g. 14, 2013 Nick Turchiaro/U.S. Soccer

          SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (Aug. 14, 2013) – U.S. Men’s National Team forward Jozy Altidore notched his second career hat trick and became the first USA player to score a goal in five straight games as the U.S. rallied for a 4-3 victory against No. 13-ranked Bosnia-Herzegovina in the first-ever meeting between the two sides at Asim Ferhatovic Hase Stadium.

          The U.S. also extended its record winning streak to 12 games, which is currently the longest string of victories among all international competition. Eddie Johnson started off the rally with his 18th career goal as the USA overcame a two-goal halftime deficit.

          For more: http://www.ussoccer.com/news/mens-national-team/2013/08/130814-mnt-vs-bih-match-report.aspx

      • CR says:

        Landon Donovan re-signs with Los Angeles Galaxy

        8/28/13 1 hour ago – GREG BEACHAM – AP

        CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Landon Donovan signed a multiyear contract extension with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday, keeping the high-scoring U.S. national team star with his MLS club.

        Donovan, whose current contract was up at the end of the season, could be the highest-paid player in MLS if he reaches incentives within the deal.

        “This is the place I want to end my career,” Donovan said. “I’ve always wanted to be here. I’ve always wanted to play here. When other opportunities arose, they paled in comparison to playing here.”

        The 31-year-old Donovan has been with the Galaxy since 2005, winning three of his five career MLS Cup titles in Los Angeles. The fleet-footed midfielder is the third-leading goal-scorer in MLS history, trailing leader Jeff Cunningham by just three goals.

        Donovan is a Southern California native who has been the face of American soccer for a decade, playing a leading role in the last three World Cup teams while becoming the U.S. national team’s career scoring leader in 150 appearances.

        He’s equally important to the Galaxy after leading the league’s glamour franchise to its second straight MLS Cup championship last December. Donovan got off to a slow start this season after returning in late March from a self-imposed soccer sabbatical, but Los Angeles patiently waited for Donovan to return to his current form while negotiating a long-term deal for his future.

        For more: http://news.yahoo.com/landon-donovan-signs-los-angeles-galaxy-191252568.html

      • CR says:

        Sep. 6, 2013
        U.S. Men vs. Costa Rica
        Estadio Nacional
        San Jose, Costa Rica
        10 p.m. ET

        Final Score: US Men 1:3 Costa Rica Men
        Dempsey 43

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        U.S. MNT Falls to Costa Rica 3-1 in San Jose

        The Men’s National Team couldn’t come away with three points in San Jose, falling to Costa Rica 3-1 at Estadio Nacional

        Sep. 6, 2013 ussoccer

        The U.S. Men’s National Team fell victim to a poor start, losing to Costa Rica 3-1 in its seventh World Cup qualifying match of the Hexagonal. The Americans went down 2-0 inside the first 10 minutes of the match.

        The USA now needs a win against Mexico in its next World Cup qualifier on Sept. 10 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, combined with a Honduras win or draw at home against Panama to clinch a berth to the 2014 World Cup.

        - See more http://www.ussoccer.com/news/mens-national-team/2013/09/130906-mnt-v-crc-match-report.aspx

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        U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Mexico – 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

        U.S. Men vs. Mexico
        8 p.m. ET
        Columbus Crew Stadium
        Columbus, Ohio

        FiNAL SCORE: US Men 2:0 Mexico Men

        Johnson 49′, Donovan 78

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        U.S. MNT Qualifies for 2014 World Cup in Brazil with 2-0 Victory Against Mexico at Sold-Out Columbus Crew Stadium

        The U.S. Men’s National Team arrived on the 2014 FIFA World Cup’s doorstep with a win over Mexico in the MNT’s favorite playground — Columbus Crew Stadium. Eddie Johnson and Landon Donovan provided the goals in the 2-0 victory.

        Sep. 10, 2013 ussoccer

        * Landon Donovan Scores 57th Goal of U.S. Career in the 78th Minute and Assists Eddie Johnson’s Game-Winning Tally in the 49th Minute
        * USA Advances to 2014 FIFA World Cup After Honduras Ties Panama 2-2 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras
        * U.S. Sets Record for Victories in a Calendar Year with 14th Win in 2013
        * With Berth to Brazil in Hand, USA Resumes World Cup Qualifying against Jamaica on Oct. 11 at Sporting Park in Kansas City; Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m. CT, with live Broadcast on ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas and ESPN Deportes Radio

        COLUMBUS (Sept. 10, 2013) – In front of a raucous capacity crowd of 24,584 at Columbus Crew Stadium, the U.S. Men’s National Team defeated Mexico 2-0 in 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying to earn its berth to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

        The victory, combined with Honduras tying Panama 2-2 in Tegucigalpa an hour later, provided the USA its seventh-consecutive FIFA World Cup berth and 10th overall.

        USA vs. Mexico, presented by AT&T, was billed as the most anticipated match of the Hexagonal, and the U.S. did not disappoint. For the fourth-consecutive time during a World Cup Qualifying cycle, the USA defeated Mexico 2-0 at Crew Stadium.

        “They’re experienced players, they’ve played these games before and they know what these games are about,” U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann said of his team, which was playing without several key players to injury or yellow card accumulation. “I told them over the last couple days that I expect their leadership. I expect them to carry us through difficult moments, whatever happens.”

        Eddie Johnson scored the 19th goal of his career and 12th tally in World Cup Qualifying, knifing through the center of the penalty area to smash home a header off a Landon Donovan corner kick in the 49th minute. Donovan clinched the game – and sealed the now-famous score line – in the 78th minute.

        The USA came with inches of winning 3-0, but captain Clint Dempsey struck a penalty kick just outside the right post in second half stoppage time after he was taken down in the right side of the penalty box following a nifty dribble.

        For more: http://www.ussoccer.com/news/mens-national-team/2013/09/130910-mnt-match-report-vs-mexico.aspx

      • CR says:

        Oct. 11, 2013
        U.S. Men vs. Jamaica
        5:30 p.m. CT
        Sporting Park
        Kansas City, KS

        USA Men 2:0 Jamaica Men

        Zusi 77′, Altidore 80′

        USA Men has a 2013 home game win of 100% and also secured its place in 2014 World Cup Qualifiers

        • CR says:

          U.S. seals place atop World Cup qualification group with perfect home record

          10/11/13 By Brooks Peck – yahoo

          With a trip to Brazil already booked, the U.S. ensured a finish atop the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying group by beating Jamaica 2-0 in Kansas City. A drab first half made it look like the team had slipped into relaxation mode since their mission was already accomplished by beating Mexico in September, but manager Jurgen Klinsmann’s second-half substitutions once again had a major impact and directly influenced both goals. This might prove once and for all that he is, in fact, a wizard.

          Proactive in his efforts to fix an ineffective starting XI that was missing the likes of Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley due to injuries, Klinsmann showed his fearlessness in replacing unproductive star Landon Donovan with local hero Graham Zusi at halftime. He then put defender Edgar Castillo on in the 66th minute and finally added midfielder Sacha Kljestan for promising first-time starter Aron Johansson, who just couldn’t quite find the net in his 72 minutes. Just five minutes after that last substitution was made, Sporting Kansas City’s Zusi scored in his home stadium to put the U.S. up 1-0.

          Four minutes after that, Jozy Altidore extended his team record by scoring in his sixth consecutive start. His goal was set up by Castillo and made it 2-0, which ended up being the final score.

          For more: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/soccer-dirty-tackle/u-seals-place-atop-world-cup-qualification-group-012644756–sow.html

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        Oct. 15, 2013
        U.S. Men vs. Panama
        10 p.m. ET
        Estadio Rommel Fernandez
        Panama City, Panama

        FINAL: US 3:2 PANAMA

        Orozco 64′, Zusi 90+2. Johannsason 90+3

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        U.S. MNT Stuns Panama with Two Stoppage-Time Goals, Equals Best Hexagonal Performance with 3-2 Victory
        The U.S. Men’s National Team shattered the hopes of Panama’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying with two stoppage-time goals to rally for a 3-2 victory at Estadio Rommel Fernandez. Second-half substitute Aron Johannsson, playing in only his fourth game with the U.S. MNT, scored the game-winning goal in the third minute of stoppage time. That was preceded by a Graham Zusi equalizer one minute earlier.

        Oct. 15, 2013 ussoccer

        PANAMA CITY (Oct. 15, 2013) – The U.S. Men’s National Team shattered Panama’s hopes of a berth to the 2014 FIFA World Cup – and kept Mexico’s alive – with two stoppage-time goals to rally for a 3-2 victory at Estadio Rommel Fernandez.

        Down 2-1 after a Luis Tejada strike in the 83rd minute, the U.S. got the late goals from Graham Zusi and second-half substitute Aron Johannsson, playing in only his fourth game with the U.S. MNT. Zusi’s equalizer came in the second minute of stoppage time, while Johannsson’s game-winner came a minute later.

        With the victory, the U.S. MNT equals its best performance in FIFA World Cup Qualifying with a 7-2-1 record and 22 points, matching its point total from the 2005 Hexagonal.

        For a few minutes, Mexico’s hopes of qualifying for the World Cup were on life support, only to be saved by Zusi’s equalizing strike. If the U.S. would have lost to Panama, Mexico, who lost to Costa Rica 2-1 this evening, would have finished in fifth place and missed out on their first World Cup since 1982. With the U.S. win in the final minutes, Mexico was assured a fourth place finish ahead of Panama. The USA’s rivals will now play the two-game Intercontinental Playoff against New Zealand on Nov. 15 and 19, with the aggregate winner advancing to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

        - See more at: http://www.ussoccer.com/news/mens-national-team/2013/10/131015-mnt-vs-panama-match-report.aspx

      • CR says:

        Nov. 15, 2013
        U.S. Men vs. Scotland
        3 p.m. ET Hampden Park
        Glasgow, Scotland

        FINAL SCORE:

        US Men 0 : 0 Scotland Men

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        Nov. 19, 2013
        U.S. Men vs. Austria
        2:45 p.m. ET
        Ernst-Happel-Stadion

        Final Score:

        US Men 0:1 Austria Men

    • CR says:

      US soccer<br />

      US Women’s National Soccer Team 2013 Schedule

      Feb. 9, 2013
      U.S. Women vs. Scotland Women
      5 p.m. ET
      EverBank Field
      Jacksonville, Fla.
      ussoccer.com live stream

      Feb. 13, 2013
      U.S. Women vs. Scotland Women
      7 p.m. CT
      LP Field
      Nashville, Tenn.
      ussoccer.com live stream

      March 6, 2013
      U.S. Women vs. Iceland Women
      9 a.m. ET
      Estadio Municipal
      Albufeira, Portugal
      pay-per-view

      March 8, 2013
      U.S. Women vs. China PR Women
      9 a.m. ET
      Estadio Municipal
      Albufeira, Portugal
      pay-per-view

      March 11, 2013
      U.S. Women vs. Sweden Women
      10 a.m. ET
      Estadio Municipal
      Lagos, Portugal
      pay-per-view

      April 5, 2013
      U.S. Women vs. Germany Women
      12:15 p.m EDT
      Sparda Bank Hessen Stadium
      Offenbach, Germany
      ESPNW.com, ESPN3.com

      April 9, 2013
      U.S. Women vs. Netherlands Women
      1 p.m. ET
      Kyocera Stadium
      The Hague, Netherlands

      June 2, 2013
      U.S. Women vs. Canada Women
      4:30 p.m. ET
      BMO Field
      Toronto, Canada
      ESPNNews

      June 15, 2013
      U.S. Women vs. Korea Republic Women
      7 p.m. ET
      Gillette Stadium
      Foxborough, Mass.
      ussoccer.com live stream

      June 20, 2013
      U.S. Women vs. Korea Republic Women
      7:30 p.m. ET
      Red Bull Arena
      Harrison, N.J.
      NBC Sports Network

      Sep. 3, 2013
      U.S. Women vs. Mexico Women
      8 p.m. ET
      RFK Stadium; Washington, D.C.
      FOX Sports 1

      Oct. 20, 2013
      U.S. Women vs. Australia Women
      12:30 p.m. CT
      The Alamodome
      San Antonio, Texas NBC

      Oct. 27, 2013
      U.S. Women vs. New Zealand Women
      3:30 p.m. PT
      Candlestick Park
      San Francisco, Calif.

      Oct. 30, 2013
      U.S. Women vs. New Zealand Women
      7:30 p.m. ET
      Columbus Crew Stadium
      Columbus, Ohio

      Nov. 10, 2013
      U.S. Women vs. Brazil Women
      3:30 p.m. ET Citrus Bowl
      Orlando, Fla.

      US Women’s Schedule: http://www.ussoccer.com/Schedule-Tickets/Schedule.aspx

      • CR says:

        Sermanni wins debut as US women’s soccer coach

        2/9/13 The Associated Press – 6 minutes ago

        JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tom Sermanni coached the U.S. women’s soccer team to a 4-1 win over Scotland on Saturday, making the most of two first-half goals by Christen Press.

        It was quite the debut for Sermanni, who was born in Scotland and spent the last eight years as Australia’s coach, He was hired by the U.S. Soccer Federation in October.

        Press figured in each of the United States’ first three goals in the exhibition game at the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, scoring twice and assisting on the third.

        She got the Americans on the board in the 13th minute, taking advantage of a poor clearing attempt by Scotland. The ball was batted back in the direction of Press, who deftly lifted a kick over the defenders and goalkeeper Gemma Fay.

      • CR says:

        U.S. WNT Wins Second Straight Against Scotland

        Feb. 13, 2013 ussoccer

        NASHVILLE (Feb. 13, 2013) — The U.S. Women’s National Team made it two wins in two games as they defeated Scotland 3-1 at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn. Megan Rapinoe opened the scoring with Abby Wambach and Christen Press adding second half goals to seal the victory on a chilly night in the Tennessee capital.

        For more: http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Womens-National-Team/2013/02/WNT-Wins-Second-Straight-Against-Scotland.aspx

      • CR says:

        U.S. WNT Opens the 2013 Algarve Cup with 3-0 Win Against Iceland

        ALBUFEIRA, Portugal (March 6, 2013) ussoccer

        The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Iceland 3-0 to open up the 2013 Algarve Cup as Rachel Buehler scored in her 100th cap, Shannon Boxx added a second goal and Abby Wambach closed out the scoring with her 154th goal.

        ALBUFEIRA, Portugal (March 6, 2013) — The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Iceland 3-0 to open up the 2013 Algarve Cup as Rachel Buehler scored in her 100th cap, Shannon Boxx added a second goal and Abby Wambach closed out the scoring with her 154th goal.

        The U.S. next faces China on Friday, March 8, at 9 a.m. ET, live on Pay-per-View.

        For more: http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Womens-National-Team/2013/03/US-WNT-Opens-2013-Algarve-Cup-with-Win-Against-Iceland.aspx

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        3/11/13 12:53 ET Final Score:

        US Women 1:1 SWE Women

        Morgran 5’6 – Dahlvist 4′

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        Alex Morgan Scores as U.S. Women Tie Sweden 1-1 to Earn a Berth in the 2013 Algarve Cup Final

        March 11, 2013 ussoccer.com

        Alex Morgan scored a goal in the second half to give the U.S. Women’s National Team a 1-1 tie against Sweden and a berth in the 2013 Algarve Cup championship game. With the tie, USA advanced to its 10th Algarve Cup Final in the past 11 years and will face Group A champion Germany on March 13 with kickoff scheduled for 1 p.m. ET at Estadio Algarve in Faro, Portugal. Fans will be able to watch the clash for the Algarve Cup on TV or online via Pay-Per-View and follow along on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer_WNT.

        * USA Will Face Germany in Algarve Cup Final on March 13
        * American Women Advance to 10th Algarve Cup Final in Past 11 years
        * Ashlyn Harris Earns First Cap at Senior Level
        LAGOS, Portugal (March 11, 2013) – Alex Morgan scored a goal in the second half to earn the U.S. Women’s National Team a 1-1 tie against Sweden and a berth in the 2013 Algarve Cup championship game.

        With the tie, the USA advanced to its 10th Algarve Cup Final in the past 11 years and will face Group A champion Germany on March 13 with a kickoff and venue to be announced this evening. Fans will be able to watch the clash for the Algarve Cup on TV or online via Pay-Per-View and follow along on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer_WNT.

        The USA finished first in the Group B with seven points from three matches, followed by Sweden with five points, China with four points and Iceland with zero points. China defeated Iceland, 1-0, in the other Group B match.

        For more: http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Womens-National-Team/2013/03/WNT-Wins-Group-B-at-2013-Algarve-Cup-to-Advance-to-Final.aspx

      • CR says:

        U.S. Women’s National Team Ties Germany in 3-3 Thriller on the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. Soccer Federation

        The U.S. Women’s National Team tied Germany 3-3 in a thrilling match on the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. Soccer Federation. The USA got goals from Abby Wambach, Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan in a superb second half that featured six goals in front of a spirited crowd in Offenbach.

        OFFENBACH, Germany (April 5, 2013)

        The U.S. Women’s National Team tied Germany 3-3 in a thrilling match on the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. Soccer Federation. The USA got goals from Abby Wambach, Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan in a superb second half that featured six goals in front of a spirited crowd of 16,090 on a chilly night outside of Frankfurt.

        The U.S. WNT now travels to The Hague to meet the Netherlands on April 9 in a match live on ESPNW.com and ESPN3.com at 1 p.m. ET. Fans can also follow on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt.

        “Overall it was a fair result and a competitive, exciting game that showed the quality of the two best teams in the world,” said head coach Tom Sermanni. “It’s always disappointing when you’re winning the game with 10 minutes to go and you end up drawing. But the positive side for us is we created some very good chances. We knew it was always going to be very difficult to come here and get a result.”

        Sermanni made six changes to the starting lineup he sent out against Germany on March 13 in Portugal, as young outside backs Kristie Mewis (on the left) and Crystal Dunn (on the right) got the nod alongside center-backs Christie Rampone and Whitney Engen.

        There was an excellent atmosphere for the entire match and both sides had good chances in a scoreless first half. That score line would change just two minutes after the break.

        For more: http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Womens-National-Team/2013/04/US-Women-and-Germany-Tie-3-3-in-Thrilling-Match.aspx

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        U.S. Women’s National Team Defeats Netherlands 3-1 in International Friendly at The Hague

        The U.S. Women’s National Team earned a comprehensive 3-1 win against the Netherlands on Tuesday. Midfielder Tobin Heath opened the scoring before Christen Press, starting at forward, grabbed two goals either side of halftime to seal the victory.

        April 9, 2013 ussoccer.com

        THE HAGUE, Netherlands (April 9, 2013) – The U.S. Women’s National Team earned a comprehensive 3-1 win against the Netherlands on Tuesday. Midfielder Tobin Heath opened the scoring before Christen Press, starting at forward, grabbed two goals either side of halftime to seal the victory.

        The U.S.-based players will return to their National Women’s Soccer League clubs to prepare for the opening weekend of the new league. The Portland Thorns travel to FC Kansas City on April 13 for the inaugural match of the NWSL.

        For more: http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Womens-National-Team/2013/04/WNT-Defeats-the-Netherlands-3-1.aspx

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        U.S. Women’s National Team Defeats Canada 3-0 in Front of Sold Out Crowd in Toronto

        The U.S. Women’s National Team closed out U.S. Soccer’s Centennial Celebration Weekend with a 3-0 win against Canada at a sold out BMO Field in Toronto, Canada. Two second-half strikes from Alex Morgan and a closing goal from Sydney Leroux gave the U.S. a 3-0 against the hosts.

        June 2, 2013

        TORONTO, Canada (June 2, 2013) – The U.S. Women’s National Team rebounded from a lackluster first half to strike three times after the break, two on remarkably similar finishes from Alex Morgan and a stoppage time goal from Sydney Leroux, en route to a 3-0 victory against Canada in front of a sold-out crowd of 22,453 fans.

        A partisan crowd filled BMO Field to watch the first match between the two teams since the epic semifinal of the 2012 Olympics, a match the USA won 4-3 on a goal from Morgan in the third minute of stoppage time of the second overtime period. Her 123rd minute score was the latest goal ever scored in FIFA history.

        This one did not have the same drama, but after neither team could generate much offense in the first half on a windy day, the USA found the net three times in the final 23 minutes.

        The USA’s second half, which was played with the wind at their backs, was much stronger than the first and it seemed a goal was coming after Morgan’s breakaway in the 53rd minute was thwarted by a last-second tackle and Wambach’s diving header off a corner kick in the 55th was cleared off the line by Kadeisha Buchanan.

        The USA’s second half, which was played with the wind at their backs, was much stronger than the first and it seemed a goal was coming after Morgan’s breakaway in the 53rd minute was thwarted by a last-second tackle and Wambach’s diving header off a corner kick in the 55th was cleared off the line by Kadeisha Buchanan.

        - See more at: http://www.ussoccer.com/news/womens-national-team/2013/06/us-wnt-defeats-canada-in-front-of-sold-out-crowd-in-toronto.aspx

        • CR says:

          As of June 20, 2013, Wambach has 160 goals in 207 international matches. With her 160 goals, Wambach is currently the leading world all-time scorer for men and women.Wambach (27 goals) and Alex Morgan (28 goals) combined for 55 goals in 2012 – equaling a 21-year-old record set in 1991 by Michelle Akers (39 goals) and Carin Jennings (16 goals) as the most goals scored by any duo in U.S. women’s national team history. Wikipedia source

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        6/15/2013

        Final:

        US Women 4:1 Korean Republic Women

        Foxborough, Mass.

        Mesi 3′, Cheney 7′, Lloyd 57′, Wambach 90+3

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        U.S. WNT Defeats Korea Republic 4-1 in Foxborough, Mass.

        June 15, 2013 ussoccer

        The U.S. Women’s National Team strolled to a 4-1 win against Korea Republic in front of more than 13,000 fans at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Goals from Kristie Mewis, Lauren Cheney Carli Lloyd and Abby Wambach gave head coach Tom Sermanni’s team an easy win in the first of two international friendlies in the span of six days

        For more: http://www.ussoccer.com/news/womens-national-team/2013/06/wnt-vs-kor-match-report.aspx

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        June 20, 2013

        U.S. Women vs. Korea Republic Women
        7:30 p.m. ET
        Red Bull Arena
        Harrison, N.J.

        Final Score: US Women 5:0 Korea Republic

        Wambach 11′, Wambach 20′, Wambach 31′, Wambach

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        Abby Wambach Becomse All-Time Leading Scorer with Four Goals in 5-0 Win vs. Korea Republic

        Abby Wambach became the world’s all-time leading scorer by netting four goals during the Women’s National Team’s 5-0 win against Korea Republic.

        June 20, 2013

        * Wambach Scores Four Goals in First Half, Passing Mia Hamm for Record with Third Strike in 29th Minute
        * Wambach Now at 160 Career Goals after Adding Score in Stoppage Time of First Half
        * U.S. Women’s National Team sweeps Two-Game Series Against Korea Republic in front of 18,961

        HARRISON, N.J. (June 20, 2013) – On a magical and historic night for the U.S. Women’s National Team, forward Abby Wambach needed less than a half hour against Korea Republic to become greatest goal scorer in women’s international soccer during a 5-0 rout of Korea Republic at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.

        Wambach scored four goals — all in the first half — but it was the third strike in the 29th minute that gave her 159 for career and moved her past former U.S. Women’s National Team forward Mia Hamm to become the all-time leading leader in career international goals. Fittingly, she scored the record-breaking goal on a trademark diving header off a perfect corner kick from Megan Rapinoe, who famously sent her the cross that she headed home in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup quarterfinal against Brazil.

        Wambach’s teammates engulfed her as the players and the players on the U.S. bench sprinted out onto the field to join them in a joyous celebration.

        “It’s surreal to begin with,” said Wambach. “I’m so thankful and my teammates were trying to get me those goals. I can’t thank them enough. As a competitor you want to be done with the things that put me at the forefront of conversations. This team is too good to be talking about one person.”

        For more:http://www.ussoccer.com/news/womens-national-team/2013/06/130620-wnt-vs-korea-match-report.aspx

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        Sep. 3, 2013
        U.S. Women vs. Mexico Women
        8 p.m. ET
        RFK Stadium; Washington, D.C.

        Final Score: US Women 7:0 Mexico Women

        Wambach 11′, Leroux 21′, Leroux 22′, Leroux 30′, Leroux Final

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        United States 7-0 Mexico: Leroux scores in four in first half as U.S. women win friendly

        9/3/13 55 minutes ago Thomas Floyd – YahooSports

        WASHINGTON — If there was any worry the U.S. women’s national team attack would suffer without Alex Morgan on Tuesday, Sydney Leroux sure didn’t waste time alleviating those concerns.

        The striker notched four goals in the first half, Abby Wambach, Rachel Buehler and Morgan Brian added tallies of their own, and the United States defeated Mexico 7-0 before 12,594 at RFK Stadium.

        Ten minutes after Wambach opened the scoring in the 11th minute with her 161st international goal, Leroux got on the board by nodding home the rebound of a Wambach shot.

        Just one minute later, Leroux grabbed her second when she tapped in a shot from Lauren Holiday that had been slowed by goalkeeper Cecilia Santiago.

        Leroux made it a hat trick within the span of nine minutes when she darted into the box, fended off a challenge and hit an off-balance shot that trickled in. And four minutes before intermission, Leroux capped the half by heading in a free kick from Holiday.

        Although Leroux was held off the board in the second half, substitutes Rachel Buehler and Morgan Brian both bagged goals moments after entering to further run up the score. It was the first international goal for Brian, a junior at the nearby University of Virginia.

        Morgan dressed for the match but sat out with a knee injury as a precaution.

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        Oct. 20, 2013
        U.S. Women vs. Australia Women
        12:30 p.m. CT
        The Alamodome
        San Antonio, Texas

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        FINAL SCORE: U.S. Women 4:0 Australia Women

        Holiday 6′. Lloyd 56′, Brian 90+2

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        US gives Sermanni win over old team Australia 4-0

        10/20/13 44 minutes ago By JIM VERTUNO (AP Sports)

        SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tom Sermanni could have been forgiven for any pangs of nostalgia when facing his old team. His new players, however, had no similar emotional attachment.

        Lauren Holiday and Carli Lloyd scored in the first half, and the U.S. women’s national team overpowered Australia 4-0, giving Sermanni a victory in his first match against his former side.

        ”The reality is as a coach, you have to be detached once the game starts,” Sermanni said. ”We knew it was going to be a difficult game. I’m pleased to have come out of it unscathed. Otherwise I might have been a pariah in Australia and the U.S.”

        Holiday and Lloyd scored on powerful volleys, and Abby Wambach extended her international record with her 162nd goal, connecting with delicate flick off the outside of her right foot that trickled into the corner. Christen Press scored in stoppage time.

        The win extended the Americans’ unbeaten streak to 36 games and pushed Sermanni’s record with the U.S. to 11-0-2 in his first year. Sermanni coached Australia for eight years, leading the Matildas to two World Cup appearances and an Asian Cup title before taking over the U.S. job in late 2012.

        For more: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/us-gives-sermanni-win-over-195212571–sow.html

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        Oct. 27, 2013
        U.S. Women vs. New Zealand Women
        3:30 p.m. PT
        Candlestick Park
        San Francisco, Calif.

        FINAL SCORE: US Women 4:1 New Zealand Women
        Rapione 7′, Lloyd 13′, Press 41′, O’Reilly 87′

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        Oct. 30, 2013

        U.S. Women vs. New Zealand Women
        7:30 p.m. ET
        Columbus Crew Stadium
        Columbus, Ohio

        FINAL SCORE:

        US Women 1:1 New Zealand Women
        Leroux 43′ …… Wilkinson 87′

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      March 26, 2013

      Remarks by the President Honoring the Stanley Cup Champion LA Kings and MLS Cup Champion LA Galaxy

      East Room

      2:00 P.M. EDT

      THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody! (Applause.) Welcome to the White House. And welcome back to the back-to-back MLS champion, the L.A. Galaxy. (Applause.) I was telling these guys, they’re starting to get a little comfortable around here because they just keep on coming back.

      But this time they brought some company — the Stanley Cup champion, L.A. Kings. (Applause.)

      Now, it is great to have both teams here not just because they share a hometown. I’m a little resentful coming from Chicago that L.A. seems to be getting all these championships. But they don’t just share a hometown, they also share a pretty good comeback story.

      When it comes to the Galaxy, a team with Landon Donovan on it is rarely the underdog. But when the Galaxy was here last year, their chances of repeating as champions didn’t look all that good. The injury bug plagued the team. It seemed like it might be a rebuilding year. But right after that visit, they turned things around. And you can call it a coincidence, but I just want to point out that right after they visited with me — (laughter) — the Galaxy built the best record in the league.

      In the MLS Cup Final, the Galaxy trailed at halftime, and it stayed that way until Omar Gonzalez, who is with the national team today, scored the equalizer in the 60th minute. A few minutes after that, Landon did what he does best and scored the go-ahead goal. And pretty soon, they were up 3-1, and then midfielder Juninho was probably dancing the samba — (laughter) — the MLS Cup belonged to L.A. for the second straight year, and that was the fourth in Galaxy history.

      For more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/03/26/remarks-president-honoring-stanley-cup-champion-la-kings-and-mls-cup-cha

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        Let’s Move! Q&A with the LA Kings and LA Galaxy

        Published on Mar 26, 2013

        Sam Kass moderates a Q&A session for students with players from the LA Kings and the LA Galaxy. March 26, 2013.

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    VP Biden on USA Soccer and the World Cup

    Uploaded on Jun 18, 2010

    Vice President Biden talks from South Africa about the rise of soccer in America and the hopes for the US to host an upcoming World Cup.

  3. CR says:

    Obama Sends U.S. Men’s Team to World Cup

    Uploaded on May 27, 2010

    President Barack Obama met the U.S. Men’s Soccer team at the White House. He gave the team an official send off before they travel to play in the World Cup in South Africa. (May 27)

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    Raw Video: Obama Plays Soccer

    Uploaded on Mar 20, 2011

    During a visit to a Rio de Janeiro slum, President Barack Obama joined a group of children as they kicked around soccer balls. (March 20)

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    Michelle Obama plays soccer with kids in Cape Town

    Uploaded on Jun 23, 2011

    June 23 – U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama kicks around a ball with retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu and children in Cape Town, South Africa. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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    Twenty Years of the Women’s Soccer World Cup and Empowering Women and Girls

    JULY 15, 2011 TANYA WARD – state.gov

    In 1991, I was a sophomore at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Big hair was in, Silence of the Lambs won the Oscar for best picture, and Germany was newly reunited. That fall, I also met my future husband and the United States won the first-ever Women’s World Cup (WWC), which was held in China. Fast forward to 2011. Twenty years changes a lot — pixie cuts are cool, True Grit is this year’s movie, and a quarter of Germans have no memories of a divided country.

    I am now a Foreign Service Officer posted to the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, sitting in a stadium in Germany with my husband and our two excited kids, watching a new group of U.S. women take on the world. However much things have changed, however, some stayed the same. The United States remains a women’s soccer power house and an inspiration to young athletes around the world. This year’s refusal to concede the quarterfinal game to Brazil indicates that the new team is more than ready to take up where previous ones left off.

    Sports have played a powerful role in the United States in empowering girls and women and in bringing people from difference ethnicities and backgrounds into contact with each other. Multiple studies show that increasing girls’ sports participation has a direct effect on women’s education, employment and overall self-confidence. Following the Landmark passage of the 1972 Education Amendments to Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, commonly known as “Title IX,” more girls began to play sports in the United States. And soccer has proven to be one of the most popular sports with American girls. Current estimates say that more than forty percent of soccer players in the United States are female.

    For more: http://blogs.state.gov/index.php/site/entry/20_years_womens_world_cup/

    • CR says:

      Team USA: An Inspiration to Girls Around the World

      Posted by Dr. Jill Biden on July 18, 2011

      I just returned home from an incredible trip to Germany where I was truly honored to lead the Presidential Delegation to the Women’s World Cup soccer final. While in Frankfurt, we were all thrilled to have the opportunity to meet the team and their families, and to cheer proudly and wave the U.S. flag for our heroes on the field.

      As I told the team last night, though the final outcome of the game was not what we had hoped, we left the stadium so proud of this incredible group of women – and I am sure everyone at home feels the same way.

      Team USA is a source of pride, unity and inspiration for millions around the globe – especially girls and other young athletes who know the power that sports have to change lives. As a teacher, I have seen first-hand the important foundation that Title IX has provided for female athletes and students in America, and I felt particularly proud last night to be a part of an Administration that has worked hard to strengthen its impact. I have no doubt young girls across the country who watched the game were motivated to work even harder to become members of Team USA in the years to come.

      So thank you Team USA for your commitment, your sportsmanship, and for setting an example on and off the playing field for people around the world. The President, the First Lady, my husband Joe and I can’t wait to welcome you to the White House in future.

      Jill

      2011 USA Women's Soccer Team w/ Jill Biden, C.Clinton and other US representatives

      Presidential Delegates Dr. Jill Biden, Ambassador Philip Murphy and Chelsea Clinton with Team USA at the Women’s World Cup soccer final July 17, 2011. (by State Department, U.S. Mission Germany)

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    Soccer on the South Lawn with the U.S. Women’s National Team

    Posted by Nikki Sutton on October 07, 2011

    Members of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and First Lady Michelle Obama took to the South Lawn yesterday afternoon for a Let’s Move! soccer clinic with young players from Soccer Sisters United in Philadelphia and Prince William Courage Soccer Club in Woodbridge, Virginia. Women’s National Soccer Team players Nicole Barnhart, Rachel Buehler, Lori Lindsey, Alex Morgan, Kelley O’Hara and Becky Sauerbrunn taught the kids soccer skills while highlighting the importance of physical activity, which is what Let’s Move! is all about.

    The South Lawn clinic was based on the principles of the U.S. Soccer’s curriculum. The curriculum is designed to improve development of players in the U.S., concentrating on creating more organized, age-appropriate training sessions, developing coaching practices and creating a fun environment. The players definitely all seemed to be having fun as they weaved in and out of cones, passed the ball back and forth and took some shots on goal.

    For more: http://www.letsmove.gov/blog/2011/10/07/soccer-south-lawn-us-womens-national-team

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    First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts Let’s Move! London

    Posted by Marissa Duswalt, Associate Director for Policy and Events of the Lets Move!

    Initiative on July 27, 2012

    Ed note: This post originally appeared on the blog at whitehouse.gov

    Today, First Lady Michelle Obama joined 2,000 American military children and American and British students at Let’s Move! London, an event held to spread the spirit of the Olympic Games in London. The First Lady is leading the U.S. Delegation to the Summer Games and Let’s Move! London was designed to turn the inspiration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games into action by encouraging kids to get moving.

    “That’s what Let’s Move is all about. It’s about helping kids like you live happier, healthier lives,” Mrs. Obama told the crowd gathered at the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence in London. “And that’s really why we brought you all here today… because we want you to see that there all kinds of ways that you can stay active and have fun doing it. You don’t have to be an Olympian. You don’t have to join a team. But there are so many ways that you can have fun and keep yourselves moving.”

    First Lady Michelle Obama is photographed with Team USA Olympic athletes competing in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games during a greet at the U.S. Olympic Training Facility at the University of East London in London, England, July 27, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert) US<br />
    For more: http://www.letsmove.gov/blog/2012/07/27/first-lady-michelle-obama-hosts-lets-move-london

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    South Lawn Series – Soccer

    Uploaded on Oct 21, 2010

    140 children from Washington DC area elementary schools participate in the White House’s South Lawn Series event focusing on soccer. Coaches and players from D.C.’s Major League Soccer teams lead the kids in an hour long program of drills and games.

    • CR says:

      Soccer Tips for Beginners from U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists Nicole Barnhart

      Pass, Shoot, Score

      Posted by Lea Prohov on October 19, 2012

      Editor’s note: The U.S. Soccer Foundation is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve the health and well-being of children in urban economically disadvantaged areas using soccer as a vehicle for social change.

      This past summer, the U.S. women’s soccer team brought home the gold from the 2012 London Olympic Games–showing America the true spirit of team work, and amazing us with their athletic abilities. They played a series of challenging games, but pulled together to win.

      Soccer is a great sport that lets you be active while playing outside with your friends! Listen to U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists Nicole Barnhart and Becky Sauerbrunn share why they love soccer, and offer some tips for beginners:

      Last May, U.S. Soccer Federation teamed up with Let’s Move! and the Partnership for a Healthier America to engage 12,000 youth in 13 cities through their Soccer for Success program, providing free, afterschool programming to urban youth. In 2011, the program reached 8,000 kids in 8 cities. Visit the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Olympics Page to learn more.

      SOCCER 411

      * Soccer allows kids the chance to build relationships with other players; having players with different responsibilities encourages communication and cooperation while developing a sense of team.

      * Keep the ball on the ground: A ball on the ground is easier to control and can be moved more effectively by the team.

      * Playing soccer combines basic motor skills like walking, running or jumping with soccer skills like dribbling and shooting. It is great for cardiovascular endurance and strength, helping to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

      * Soccer can be a great family activity, whether you’re coaching your child’s team, supporting from the sideline or helping your child practice, spend quality time together and enjoy the sport as a family.

      * Soccer is very simple to start playing and anyone can participate right away. Whether it’s a recreational or competitive league, there are opportunities available to all ages and skill levels.

      * The 1999 Women’s World Cup Final between The United States and China was the most watched soccer game in the U.S. ever. The United States defeated China on penalty kicks after a scoreless tie, culminating with Brandi Chastain’s iconic celebration.

      * Abby Wambach has attracted attention on the soccer field since early childhood. Growing up in Rochester, NY, she played in her first youth league at age four but only lasted three games with her team. After scoring 27 goals in three games she was transferred to the boys’ team! The youngest of seven children, Abby felt right at home with the boys’ team, since she spent her childhood roughhousing with her four older brothers.

      * The Boxx sisters have won four gold medals between them. Older sister Gillian won a gold medal at the 1996 Olympics in softball before Shannon went on to win three gold medals as part of the U.S. Women’s National soccer team at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

      To learn more: U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success Curriculum

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    obama_boys_zimbabwe

    U.S., Plan Zimbabwe partner to promote health awareness

    September 19, 2012 http://harare.usembassy.gov

    Harare, September 19, 2012: The United States Embassy and Plan Zimbabwe are supporting a volunteer campaign by nearly 100 youth in Harare and Chitungwiza starting September 22nd to raise awareness about the need for youth to take responsibility for their personal health and immediate environment through practical clean up campaigns and sport.

    The first exercise will be held this Saturday at Chitungwiza Town Centre at 9 am with the soccer tournament taking place at Nyatsime College at 11 am. Future events will be held monthly in the suburban areas in partnership with district councils and local organizations working with young people.

    The campaign brings together youth groups Obama Boys (U.S. Embassy) and Plan Zimbabwe Former Students Alumni both of whom partner the Harare Residents Trust (HRT), a grassroots advocacy group working to promote residents’ rights. The theme of the campaign is ‘Our Place, Our Community, Our Responsibility’ and it mainly targets out of school youth.

    “We are excited about this partnership,” said Jillian Bonnardeaux, Deputy Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy. “We are always exploring creative ways to reach young people with messages about protecting the environment and protecting oneself from HIV/AIDS. We hope the youth are inspired by both exercises,” she said. U.S. Embassy staff work with out of school and therefore at-risk youth in the Belgravia/Alexandra Park community. After three months playing soccer together, the team is now known as ‘The Obama Boys.’ The U.S. Embassy, through the President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), is one of the leading supporters of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment in Zimbabwe.

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    U.S. Embassy staff work with out of school and therefore at-risk youth in the Belgravia/Alexandra Park community. After three months playing soccer together, the team is now known as ‘The Obama Boys.’

    For more: http://harare.usembassy.gov/us_plan_partnership.html

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