United States women's national soccer team

The United States women's national soccer team (USWNT) represents the United States in international women's soccer. The team is the most successful in international women's soccer, winning three Women's World Cup titles (including the first Women's World Cup in 1991), four Olympic women's gold medals (including the first Olympic women's soccer tournament in 1996), eight CONCACAF Gold Cups, and ten Algarve Cups.[3] It medaled in every single World Cup and Olympic tournament in women's soccer history from 1991 to 2015, before being knocked out in the quarterfinal of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The team is governed by United States Soccer Federation and competes in CONCACAF (the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football).

After being ranked No. 2 on average from 2003 to 2008 in the FIFA Women's World Rankings,[4] the team was ranked No. 1 continuously from March 2008 to November 2014,[5] falling back behind Germany, the only other team to occupy the No. 1 position in the ranking's history. The team dropped to 2nd on March 24, 2017, due to its last-place finish in the 2017 SheBelieves Cup, then returned to 1st on June 23, 2017, after victories in friendlies against Russia, Sweden, and Norway.[6] The team was selected as the U.S. Olympic Committee's Team of the Year in 1997 and 1999,[7] and Sports Illustrated chose the entire team as 1999 Sportswomen of the Year for its usual Sportsman of the Year honor.[8] On April 5, 2017, U.S. Women's Soccer and U.S. Soccer reached a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement that would, among other things, lead to a pay increase.[9]

United States
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)USWNT
Team USA
The Stars and Stripes
AssociationUnited States Soccer Federation
ConfederationCONCACAF
(North, Central America and the Caribbean)
Sub-confederationNAFU (North America)
Head coachJill Ellis
CaptainCarli Lloyd
Alex Morgan
Megan Rapinoe[1]
Most capsKristine Lilly (354)
Top scorerAbby Wambach (184)
FIFA codeUSA
First colors
Second colors
FIFA ranking
Current 1 Steady (March 29, 2019)[2]
Highest1 (various times)
Lowest2 (various times)
First international
 Italy 1–0 United States 
(Jesolo, Italy; August 18, 1985)
Biggest win
 United States 14–0 Dominican Rep. 
(Vancouver, BC, Canada; January 20, 2012)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 4–0 United States 
(Hangzhou, China; September 27, 2007)
World Cup
Appearances8 (first in 1991)
Best resultChampions: 1991, 1999, and 2015
Olympic Games
Appearances6 (first in 1996)
Best resultGold Gold: 1996, 2004, 2008, and 2012
CONCACAF Championship
& Gold Cup
Appearances9 (first in 1991)
Best resultChampions: 1991, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2014, and 2018

History

The team played its first match at the Mundialito tournament on August 18, 1985, coached by Mike Ryan, in which they lost 1–0 to Italy.[10]

1990s

The U.S. team's first major victory came at the 1991 World Championship (retroactively named the 1991 Women's World Cup). The U.S. cruised to lopsided victories in the quarterfinals and semifinals, before defeating Norway 2–1 in the final. Michelle Akers was the team's leading scorer with 10 goals, including both of the team's goals in the final, and Carin Jennings won the Golden Ball as the tournament's best player.

Julie Foudy, Kristine Lilly, and the rest of the 1999 team started a revolution towards women's team sports in America. Arguably their most influential and memorable victory came in the 1999 World Cup when they defeated China 5–4 in a penalty shoot-out following a 0–0 draw after extended time.[11] With this win they emerged onto the world stage and brought significant media attention to women's soccer and athletics. On July 10, 1999, over 90,000 people (the largest ever for a women's sporting event and one of the largest attendances in the world for a tournament game final) filled the Rose Bowl to watch the United States play China in the Final. After a back and forth game, the score was tied 0–0 at full-time, and remained so after extra time, leading to a penalty kick shootout. With Briana Scurry's save of China's third kick, the score was 4–4 with only Brandi Chastain left to shoot. She scored and won the game for the United States. Chastain famously dropped to her knees and whipped off her shirt, celebrating in her sports bra, which later made the cover of Sports Illustrated and the front pages of newspapers around the country and world.[12] This win influenced many girls to want to play on a soccer team.[13]

2000s

In the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup, the U.S. defeated Norway 1–0 in the quarterfinals, but lost 0–3 to Germany in the semifinals. The team then defeated Canada 3–1 to claim third place.[14] Abby Wambach was the team's top scorer with three goals; Joy Fawcett and Shannon Boxx made the tournament's all-star team.

At the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, the U.S. defeated England 3–0 in the quarterfinals but then suffered its most lopsided loss in team history when it lost to Brazil 0–4 in the semifinals.[15] The U.S. recovered to defeat Norway to take third place. Abby Wambach was the team's leading scorer with 6 goals, and Kristine Lilly was the only American named to the tournament's all-star team.

2010s

In the quarterfinal of the 2011 Women's World Cup in Germany, the U.S. defeated Brazil 5–3 on penalty kicks. Abby Wambach's goal in the 122nd minute to tie the game 2–2 has been voted the greatest goal in U.S. soccer history and the greatest goal in Women's World Cup history.[16][16][17] The U.S. then beat France 3–1 in the semifinal, but lost to Japan 3–1 on penalty kicks in the Final after drawing 1–1 in regulation and 2–2 in overtime. Hope Solo was named the tournament's best goalkeeper and Abby Wambach won the silver ball as the tournament's second best player.

In the 2012 Summer Olympics, the U.S. won the gold medal for the fourth time in five Olympics by defeating Japan 2–1 in front of 80,203 fans at Wembley Stadium, a record for a women's soccer game at the Olympics.[18] The United States advanced to face Japan for the gold medal by winning the semifinal against Canada, a 4–3 victory at the end of extra time.[19] The 2012 London Olympics marked the first time the USWNT won every game en route to the gold medal and set an Olympic women's team record of 16 goals scored.[19]

Womens World Cup parade July 2015
A ticker tape parade in Manhattan celebrating the USWNT's 2015 World Cup victory

The National Women's Soccer League started in 2013, and provided competitive games as well as opportunities to players on the fringes of the squad.[20][21] The U.S. had a 43-game unbeaten streak that spanned two years—the streak began with a 4–0 win over Sweden in the 2012 Algarve Cup, and came to an end after a 1–0 loss against Sweden in the 2014 Algarve Cup.[22][23]

The USA defeated Japan 5–2 in the final of the 2015 World Cup, becoming the first team in history to win three Women's World Cup titles. In the 16th minute, Carli Lloyd achieved the fastest hat-trick from kick-off in World Cup history, and Abby Wambach was greeted with a standing ovation for her last World Cup match.[24] Following their 2015 World Cup win, the team was honored with a ticker tape parade in New York City, the first for a women's sports team. Sports Illustrated celebrated them with 25 covers of the magazine.[25] President Barack Obama welcomed them to the White House, stating, "This team taught all of America's children that 'playing like a girl' means you're a badass," before going on to say, "'playing like a girl' means being the best."[26][27]

On December 16, 2015, however, a 0–1 loss to China in Wambach's last game meant the team's first home loss since 2004, ending their 104-game home unbeaten streak.[28]

In the 2016 Summer Olympics, the U.S. drew against Sweden in the quarterfinal; in the following penalty kick phase, Sweden won the game 4–3. The loss marked the first time that the USWNT did not advance to the gold medal game of the Olympics, and the first time that the USWNT failed to advance to the semifinal round of a major tournament.[29]

After the defeat in the 2016 Olympics, the USWNT underwent a year of experimentation which saw them losing 3 home games. If not for a comeback win against Brazil, the USWNT was on the brink of losing 4 home games in one year, a low never before seen by the USWNT. 2017 saw the USWNT play 12 games against teams ranked in the top-15 in the world.[30]

Throughout 2018, the U.S. would pick up two major tournament wins, winning both the SheBelieves Cup[31] and the Tournament of Nations.[32] The team would enter qualifying for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup on a 21-game unbeaten streak and would dominate the competition, winning all five of its games and the tournament whilst qualifying for the World Cup as well as scoring 18 goals and conceding none.[33] On November 8, 2018, the U.S. earned their 500th victory in team history after a 1–0 victory over Portugal[34] After defeating Scotland on November 13, the U.S. would finish 2018 with a record of 18 wins, no losses, and two ties, marking the fourth time in the teams history that they had gone undefeated in a calendar year whilst playing at least ten games.[35] On December 7, Alex Morgan was voted 2018 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year for the second time in her career after scoring 18 goals in 19 games for the U.S. in 2018.[36]

The start of 2019 saw the U.S. lose an away game to France, 3–1, marking the end of a 28-game unbeaten streak and their first loss since a 1–0 defeat to Australia in July 2017.[37]

Team image

Media coverage

U.S. TV coverage for the five Women's World Cups from 1995 to 2011 was provided by ESPN/ABC and Univision,[38][39] while coverage rights for the three Women's World Cups from 2015 to 2023 were awarded to Fox Sports and Telemundo.[40][41] In May 2014 a deal was signed to split TV coverage of other USWNT games between ESPN, Fox Sports, and Univision through the end of 2022.[42] The USWNT games in the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship and the 2015 Algarve Cup were broadcast by Fox Sports.[43][44]

The 1999 World Cup final set the original record for largest US television audience for a women's soccer match with 18 million viewers on average[45][46] and was the most viewed English-language US broadcast of any soccer match until the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Final between the United States and Japan.[47]

The 2015 Women's World Cup Final between the US and Japan was the most watched soccer match – men's or women's – in American broadcast history.[48] It averaged 23 million viewers and higher ratings than the NBA finals and the Stanley Cup finals.[48][49] The final was also the most watched US-Spanish language broadcast of a FIFA Women's World Cup match in history.

Overall, there were over 750 million viewers for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, making it the most watched Women's World Cup in history. The FIFA Women's World Cup is now the second most watched FIFA tournament, with only the men's FIFA World Cup attracting more viewership.[50]

Attendance

The 1999 World Cup final, in which the USA defeated China, set a world attendance record for a women's sporting event of 90,185 in a sellout at the Rose Bowl in Southern California.[51] The record for Olympic women's soccer attendance was set by the 2012 Olympic final between the USWNT and Japan, with 80,023 spectators at Wembley Stadium.[52]

Collective Bargaining

In recent years, the players of the USWNT have waged an escalating legal fight with the United States Soccer Federation over gender discrimination. Central to their demands is equal pay. The players point to their lower paychecks as compared to the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team, despite their higher record of success in recent years. For instance, while the men's team were awarded $9 million after reaching the round of 16 in the 2014 World Cup, the women, who won the 2015 Women's World Cup, were awarded $2 million.[53]

In April 2016, five players filed a wage-discrimination action against the U.S. Soccer Federation with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.[54] The group consisted of Hope Solo, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, and Becky Sauerbrunn.

One year later, in April 2017, it was announced that a new collective bargaining agreement, or CBA, with U.S soccer had been made. The agreement stated that that the players would have an increased base pay and improved match bonuses. These changes could increase their previous pay to $200,000 to $300,000. This 2017 CBA, however, does not guarantee the U.S national women’s team equal pay with the men’s national team. The CBA’s five year term, through 2021, ensured that the next negotiation would not become an issue for the team in its next major competitions. On top of this CBA, U.S Soccer had agreed to pay the players for two years’ worth of unequal per-diem payments.[55]

On March 8, 2019, all 28 members of the U.S. team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation.[56] The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court in Los Angeles, accused the Federation of “institutional gender discrimination.”[57] The lawsuit claims that the discrimination affects not only the amount the players are paid but also their playing, training, and travel conditions.

Coaching staff

Role Name Start date
Head coach United States Jill Ellis May 2014
Assistant coach Sweden Tony Gustavsson Jun 2012
Goalkeeper coach England Graeme Abel Mar 2015
Fitness coach England Dawn Scott Feb 2011
Talent identification United States B.J. Snow Feb 2017

Team

Current squad

The following 23 players were named to the roster for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup and the three preceding friendlies in May 2019.[58]

Caps and goals are current as of May 16, 2019, after match against  New Zealand.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Alyssa Naeher April 20, 1988 (age 31) 45 0 United States Chicago Red Stars
18 GK Ashlyn Harris October 19, 1985 (age 33) 21 0 United States Orlando Pride
21 GK Adrianna Franch November 12, 1990 (age 28) 1 0 United States Portland Thorns

4 DF Becky Sauerbrunn June 6, 1985 (age 33) 157 0 United States Utah Royals
5 DF Kelley O'Hara August 4, 1988 (age 30) 117 2 United States Utah Royals
7 DF Abby Dahlkemper May 13, 1993 (age 26) 39 0 United States North Carolina Courage
11 DF Ali Krieger July 28, 1984 (age 34) 100 1 United States Orlando Pride
12 DF Tierna Davidson September 19, 1998 (age 20) 20 1 United States Chicago Red Stars
14 DF Emily Sonnett November 25, 1993 (age 25) 32 0 United States Portland Thorns
19 DF Crystal Dunn July 3, 1992 (age 26) 85 24 United States North Carolina Courage

3 MF Sam Mewis October 9, 1992 (age 26) 49 12 United States North Carolina Courage
6 MF Morgan Brian February 26, 1993 (age 26) 82 6 United States Chicago Red Stars
8 MF Julie Ertz April 6, 1992 (age 27) 81 18 United States Chicago Red Stars
9 MF Lindsey Horan May 26, 1994 (age 24) 67 8 United States Portland Thorns
16 MF Rose Lavelle May 14, 1995 (age 24) 26 7 United States Washington Spirit
20 MF Allie Long August 13, 1987 (age 31) 44 6 United States Reign FC

2 FW Mallory Pugh April 29, 1998 (age 21) 52 15 United States Washington Spirit
10 FW Carli Lloyd (co-captain) July 16, 1982 (age 36) 273 110 United States Sky Blue FC
13 FW Alex Morgan (co-captain) July 2, 1989 (age 29) 162 101 United States Orlando Pride
15 FW Megan Rapinoe (co-captain) July 5, 1985 (age 33) 152 44 United States Reign FC
17 FW Tobin Heath May 29, 1988 (age 30) 149 29 United States Portland Thorns
22 FW Jessica McDonald February 28, 1988 (age 31) 7 2 United States North Carolina Courage
23 FW Christen Press December 29, 1988 (age 30) 115 47 United States Utah Royals

Recent call-ups

The following players were also named to a squad in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Jane Campbell February 17, 1995 (age 24) 3 0 United States Houston Dash v.  Australia; April 4, 2019 PRE
GK Casey Murphy April 25, 1996 (age 23) 0 0 United States Reign FC v.  China PR; June 12, 2018 PRE
GK Abby Smith October 4, 1993 (age 25) 0 0 United States Utah Royals v.  China PR; June 12, 2018 PRE

DF Casey Short August 23, 1990 (age 28) 27 0 United States Chicago Red Stars v.  Belgium; April 7, 2019 PRE
DF Emily Fox July 5, 1998 (age 20) 3 0 United States North Carolina Tar Heels 2019 SheBelieves Cup
DF Merritt Mathias July 2, 1990 (age 28) 1 0 United States North Carolina Courage 2019 SheBelieves Cup PRE
DF Hailie Mace March 24, 1997 (age 22) 3 0 Sweden FC Rosengård 2018 CONCACAF Championship
DF Jaelene Hinkle May 28, 1993 (age 25) 8 0 United States North Carolina Courage 2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO
DF Sofia Huerta December 14, 1992 (age 26) 7 0 United States Houston Dash 2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO
DF Margaret Purce September 18, 1995 (age 23) 0 0 United States Portland Thorns v.  China PR; June 7, 2018 PRE

MF Andi Sullivan December 20, 1995 (age 23) 11 0 United States Washington Spirit v.  Belgium; April 7, 2019
MF McCall Zerboni December 13, 1986 (age 32) 9 0 United States North Carolina Courage v.  Belgium; April 7, 2019
MF Danielle Colaprico May 6, 1993 (age 26) 2 0 United States Chicago Red Stars 2019 SheBelieves Cup PRE

FW Savannah McCaskill July 31, 1996 (age 22) 5 0 United States Sky Blue FC 2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO
FW Kealia Ohai January 31, 1992 (age 27) 3 1 United States Houston Dash 2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO
FW Amy Rodriguez February 17, 1987 (age 32) 132 30 United States Utah Royals 2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO
FW Lynn Williams May 21, 1993 (age 26) 18 4 United States North Carolina Courage 2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO

Notes:

  • PRE: Preliminary squad
  • PRO: Provisional roster

Recent schedule and results

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

2019

Competitive record

For results in minor tournaments, see the History of the United States women's national football team

All Time Results

Sources[3][59]

Major

The two highest-profile tournaments the U.S. team participates in are the quadrennial FIFA Women's World Cup and the Olympic Games.

World Cup

The team has participated in every World Cup through 2015 and won a medal in each.

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA Coach
China 1991 Champion 6 6 0 0 25 5 Anson Dorrance
Sweden 1995 Third Place 6 4 1 1 15 5 Tony DiCicco
United States 1999 Champion 6 5 1 0 18 3
United States 2003 Third Place 6 5 0 1 15 5 April Heinrichs
China 2007 Third Place 6 4 1 1 12 7 Greg Ryan
Germany 2011 Runner-up 6 3 2 1 13 7 Pia Sundhage
Canada 2015 Champion 7 6 1 0 14 3 Jill Ellis
France 2019 Qualified 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 3/8 43 33 6 4 112 35

Olympic Games

The team has participated in every Olympic tournament through 2016 and reached the gold medal game in each until 2016, when they were eliminated in the quarterfinals on a penalty shootout loss to Sweden.

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA Coach
United StatesAtlanta 1996 Gold medal 5 4 1 0 9 3 Tony DiCicco
AustraliaSydney 2000 Silver medal 5 3 1 1 9 5 April Heinrichs
Greece 2004 Gold medal 6 5 1 0 12 4
ChinaBeijing 2008 Gold medal 6 5 0 1 12 5 Pia Sundhage
United KingdomLondon 2012 Gold medal 6 6 0 0 16 6
BrazilRio de Janeiro (state) 2016 5th place 4 2 2 0 6 3 Jill Ellis
JapanTokyo 2020 TBD-not yet qualified
FranceParis 2024 TBD-not yet qualified
United StatesLos Angeles 2028 Qualified
Total 4/6 33 26 5 2 63 25

Minor

CONCACAF Championship and Gold Cup

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA Coach
Haiti 1991 Champion 5 5 0 0 49 0 Anson Dorrance
United States 1993 Champion 3 3 0 0 13 0
Canada 1994 Champion 4 4 0 0 16 1 Tony DiCicco
Canada 1998 Did not participate1
United States 2000 Champion 5 4 1 0 24 1 April Heinrichs
United States Canada 2002 Champion 5 5 0 0 24 1
United States 2006 Champion 2 2 0 0 4 1 Greg Ryan
Mexico 2010 Third place 5 4 0 1 22 2 Pia Sundhage
United States 2014 Champion 5 5 0 0 21 0 Jill Ellis
United States 2018 Champion 5 5 0 0 26 0
Total 9/10 39 37 1 1 199 6

1 The US team directly qualified for the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup as hosts of the event. Because of this, they did not participate in the 1998 CONCACAF Championship, which was the qualification tournament for the World Cup.

Algarve Cup

The Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's football hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious women's football events,[60] alongside the Women's World Cup and Women's Olympic Football. Since 2016, the SheBelieves Cup has gained more interest from the very top ranked teams (USA, Germany, France and England) and thus shifted some attention from the tournament.

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA Coach
1994 Runners-Up 3 2 0 1 6 1 Tony DiCicco
1995 4th Place 4 2 1 1 8 5
1996 Did not enter
1997
1998 Third Place 4 3 0 1 10 6 Tony DiCicco
1999 Runners-Up 4 2 1 1 8 4
2000 Champions 4 4 0 0 11 1 April Heinrichs
2001 6th Place 4 1 0 3 5 9
2002 5th Place 4 2 1 1 8 6
2003 Champions 4 2 2 0 5 2
2004 Champions 4 3 0 1 11 5
2005 Champions 4 4 0 0 9 0 Greg Ryan
2006 Runners-Up 4 2 2 0 9 1
2007 Champions 4 4 0 0 8 3
2008 Champions 4 4 0 0 12 1 Pia Sundhage
2009 Runners-Up 4 3 1 0 5 1
2010 Champions 4 4 0 0 9 3
2011 Champions 4 4 0 0 12 3
2012 Third Place 4 3 0 1 11 2
2013 Champions 4 3 1 0 11 1 Tom Sermanni
2014 7th Place 4 1 1 2 7 7
2015 Champions 4 3 1 0 7 1 Jill Ellis
Total[61] 20/22 79 56 11 12 172 62

Player records

As of May 16, 2019. Active players are shown in Bold.

The women's national team boasts the first six players in the history of the game to have earned 200 caps. These players have since been joined in the 200-cap club by several players from other national teams, as well as by five more Americans: Kate Markgraf, Abby Wambach, Heather O'Reilly, Carli Lloyd and Hope Solo. Kristine Lilly and Christie Rampone are the only players to earn more than 300 caps.

In March 2004, Mia Hamm and Michelle Akers were the only two women and the only two Americans named to the FIFA 100, a list of the 125 greatest living football players chosen by Pelé as part of FIFA's centenary observances.

The USWNT All-Time Best XI was chosen In December 2013 by the United States Soccer Federation:

  • Goalkeeper: Briana Scurry
  • Defenders: Brandi Chastain, Carla Overbeck, Christie Rampone, Joy Fawcett
  • Midfielders: Kristine Lilly, Michelle Akers, Julie Foudy
  • Forwards: Mia Hamm, Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan[62]

Most capped players

Rank Player Caps Goals Years
1 Kristine Lilly 354 130 1987–2010
2 Christie Rampone 311 4 1997–2015
3 Mia Hamm 276 158 1987–2004
4 Julie Foudy 274 45 1988–2004
5 Carli Lloyd 273 110 2005–
6 Abby Wambach 256 184 2001–2015
7 Joy Fawcett 241 27 1987–2004
8 Heather O'Reilly 231 47 2002–2016
9 Tiffeny Milbrett 206 100 1991–2005
10 Hope Solo 202 0 2000–2016

Source[63]

Top scorers

Rank Player Goals Caps Years Avg
1 Abby Wambach 184 256 2001–2015 0.72
2 Mia Hamm 158 276 1987–2004 0.57
3 Kristine Lilly 130 354 1987–2010 0.37
4 Carli Lloyd 110 273 2005– 0.38
5 Michelle Akers 107 155 1985–2000 0.69
6 Alex Morgan 101 162 2010– 0.62
7 Tiffeny Milbrett 100 206 1991–2005 0.49
8 Cindy Parlow 75 158 1996–2004 0.47
9 Shannon MacMillan 60 176 1993–2005 0.34
10 Carin Jennings-Gabarra 56 119 1987–1996 0.47

Source[63]

Most assists

Rank Player Assists Caps Years Avg
1 Mia Hamm 145 276 1987–2004 0.53
2 Kristine Lilly 106 354 1987–2010 0.30
3 Abby Wambach 73 256 2001–2015 0.29
4 Tiffeny Milbrett 64 206 1991–2005 0.31
5 Megan Rapinoe 57 152 2006– 0.37
6 Julie Foudy 55 274 1988–2004 0.20
7 Heather O'Reilly 52 231 2002–2016 0.23
Carli Lloyd 52 273 2005– 0.18
9 Shannon MacMillan 50 177 1993–2005 0.28
10 Carin Jennings-Gabarra 48 119 1987–1996 0.40

Source[64]

Captains

Years as captain Player Caps Goals USWNT
career
1985 Denise Bender[65] 4 0 1985
1986–1987 Emily Pickering[66] 15 2 1985–1992
1988–1991 Lori Henry 39 3 1985–1991
1991 April Heinrichs[67] 46 35 1986–1991
1993–2000 Carla Overbeck[68] 170 4 1988–2000
2000–2004 Julie Foudy[69] 274 45 1987–2004
2000–2004 Joy Fawcett 241 27 1987–2004
2004–2008 Kristine Lilly 354 130 1987–2010
2008–2015 Christie Rampone 311 4 1997–2015
2016–2018 Becky Sauerbrunn[70][1] 157 0 2008–
2016– Carli Lloyd[70] 273 110 2005–
2018– Alex Morgan[1] 162 101 2010–
2018– Megan Rapinoe[1] 152 44 2006–

Most goals in a match

The goal record is five for most scored in a match by a member of the USWNT, which has been accomplished by seven players.

Player Date Opponent Location Competition Line-up
Brandi Chastain April 18, 1991[71] Mexico Mexico[71] Port-au-Prince, Haiti World Cup Qualifying Tournament Substitute
Michelle Akers November 24, 1991[71] Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei[71] Foshan, China 1991 FIFA World Cup Starting
Tiffeny Milbrett November 2, 2002[71] Panama Panama[71] Seattle, United States 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup Starting
Abby Wambach October 23, 2004[71] Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland[71] Houston, United States International Friendly Starting
Amy Rodriguez January 20, 2012[71] Dominican Republic Dominican Republic[71] Vancouver, Canada 2012 Olympic Qualifying Tournament Substitute (46')
Sydney Leroux January 22, 2012[71] Guatemala Guatemala[71] Vancouver, Canada 2012 Olympic Qualifying Tournament Substitute (46')
Crystal Dunn February 15, 2016[71] Puerto Rico Puerto Rico[71] Frisco, United States 2016 Olympic Qualifying Tournament Starting

Head coaching history

Name Years Matches Won Tied Lost Win % Pts÷M World Cup Olympics
Republic of Ireland Mike Ryan 1985 4 0 1 3 .125 0.25
United States Anson Dorrance 1986–1994 93 66 5 22 .737 2.18 Gold medal icon (G initial).svg
United States Tony DiCicco 1994–1999 119 103 8 8 .899 2.66 Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg Gold medal icon (G initial).svg Gold medal icon (G initial).svg
United States Lauren Gregg 1997, 2000 3 2 1 0 .833 2.33
United States April Heinrichs 2000–2004 124 87 20 17 .782 2.27 Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg Silver medal icon (S initial).svg Gold medal icon (G initial).svg
United States Greg Ryan 2005–2007 55 45 9 1 .900 2.62 Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg
Sweden Pia Sundhage 2007–2012 107 91 10 6 .897 2.64 Silver medal icon (S initial).svg Gold medal icon (G initial).svg Gold medal icon (G initial).svg
Scotland Tom Sermanni 2013–2014 23 17 4 2 .826 2.39
England Jill Ellis 2012, 2014–present 97 76 16 6 .883 2.5 Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 5th
Totals[72] 646 507 76 66 .838 2.45

Honors

Champions: 1991, 1999, 2015
Runner-up: 2011
Third place: 1995, 2003, 2007
Gold medalists: 1996, 2004, 2008, 2012
Silver medalists: 2000
Champions: 1991, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2014, 2018
Third place: 2010
Champions: 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016
Champions: 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015
Champions: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002
Champions: 1998, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011
Champions: 2006, 2008
Champions: 1991
Champions: 2016, 2018
Champions: 2018
  • DFB Centenary Tournament[77]
Champions: 2000
Champions: 2000
Champions: 1996
Champions: 1990
Champions: 1990
Champions: 2000
  • Tournoi International[84]
Champions: 1995
Champions: 1994
  • Tri-Nations Tournament[86]
Champions: 1994
Champions: 1998
Champions: 1993

See also

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1985 United States women's national soccer team

The 1985 United States women's national soccer team was the first United States women's national soccer team to play international matches. The team played four matches in Jesolo, Italy, at the Mundialito tournament, losing three and drawing one of the matches.

1993 CONCACAF Women's Championship

The 1993 CONCACAF Women's Championship was a tournament of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football. The tournament took place in Long Island, New York, United States from July 4–8, 1993, and consisted of 4 teams, one of whom, New Zealand, was an invited guest. The 1993 tournament was the second staging of the CONCACAF's Women's Championship.

2000 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup

The 2000 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup was the first staging of the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup, which replaced the CONCACAF's Women's Championship. Brazil and China PR were guests.

2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification (UEFA–CONCACAF play-off)

In the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification process, one spot was allocated to the winner of a two-legged play-off between the winner of the UEFA repechage play-offs and the winner of the third-place qualification match in the 2010 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup.

The order of play for these matches was announced following a draw held at the FIFA headquarters in Zürich on 17 March 2010.

2012 Sweden Invitational

The 2012 Sweden Invitational was an association football tournament organized in Sweden. It was held 16–20 June 2012 and featured 3 teams: Japan, Sweden and the United States.

2012 United States women's national soccer team

The 2012 United States women's national soccer team season was dominated by the 2012 Women's Olympic Football Tournament. The start of the year saw the team compete in the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament and then in July they participated in the main event itself. The team won both tournaments. In between they also played in Algarve Cup, the Kirin Challenge Cup and the 2012 Sweden Invitational. They also won the latter tournament.

2012 Women's Kirin Challenge Cup

The 2012 Women's Kirin Challenge Cup was an association football tournament organized in Japan. It was held from 1–5 April 2012 in Japan and included 3 teams: Brazil, Japan and the United States. Japan won the tournament on goals scored after tying with the United States and beating Brazil 4–1.

An Equal Playing Field

An Equal Playing Field is a 2015 sports documentary about American soccer player Christen Press and the challenges of being a women's soccer player.In 2016, it was shown at the Women's Sports Film Festival in Oakland, California.

April Heinrichs

April Dawn Heinrichs (born February 27, 1964) was among the first players on the United States women's national soccer team, and was captain of the United States team which won the first ever FIFA Women's World Cup in 1991. She finished her international playing career with 46 caps and 35 goals. Heinrich coached the USA women's team from 2000 to 2004, under her tenure team USA finished third in 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup, won silver medal at Sydney 2000, and gold medal at Athens 2004 Olympics. In 1998 she became the first female player inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. In January 2011, Heinrichs was appointed Technical Director for women's soccer by United States Soccer Federation.

History of the United States women's national soccer team

The history of the United States women's national soccer team began in 1985 — the year when the United States women's national soccer team played its first match.

Jill Ellis

Jillian Anne Ellis (born 6 September 1966) is an English-born American soccer coach. She coaches the United States women's national soccer team and is the development director of the United States Soccer Federation, overseeing the national youth teams development program. In 2015, the United States Women's National Football Team won the World Cup Championship under her leadership. Ellis was appointed head coach on 16 May 2014. Prior to this appointment, she served as interim head coach following the removal of Tom Sermanni on 6 April 2014, having previously held the position upon Pia Sundhage's early departure in October 2012. She has also served as head coach for various university and United States national youth teams over the years.

Lauren Gregg

Lauren Gregg (born June 20, 1960) is an American soccer coach and retired soccer player who played as a defender for the United States women's national soccer team. She was the first-ever female assistant coach for any of the United States' national teams and was head coach of the United States women's national soccer team in 1997 and 2000. As head coach of the women's soccer team at the University of Virginia from 1986 to 1995, Gregg was the first woman to lead a team to the NCAA Division I Final Four and to be named NSCAA Coach of the Year.

Gregg is a physician, as well as the co-author of The Champion Within: Training for Excellence.

List of United States women's national soccer team hat-tricks

The United States women's national soccer team played their first international soccer match on August 18, 1985, losing to Italy 1–0 at the 1985 Mundialito. Since that first match, 25 U.S. international players have scored a hat-trick (three goals or more in a game). The first player to accomplish the feat was Carin Jennings, who had three goals against Japan on June 1, 1988. Seven players have scored five goals in a game: Michelle Akers, Brandi Chastain, Crystal Dunn, Sydney Leroux, Tiffany Milbrett, Amy Rodriguez, and Abby Wambach. Four-goal performances have been achieved by seven players; Wambach and Mia Hamm each did so twice. Multiple American players scored three goals or more in the same match on June 2, 2000, against Canada (Milbrett and Cindy Parlow); September 8, 2002, against Scotland (Hamm and Wambach); January 20, 2012, against the Dominican Republic (Rodriguez and Heather O'Reilly; and December 18, 2014, against Argentina (Carli Lloyd and Christen Press).The record for the most international hat-tricks by a U.S. women's national team player is 10, by Hamm; she scored three goals in a match eight times, along with her two four-goal games. Lloyd, Parlow, and Wambach are tied for second with eight hat-tricks. Along with her one four-goal match, Parlow scored three goals on seven occasions. Wambach had three-goal efforts in five games, in addition to her three matches with four or five goals. Lloyd's eighth career hat-trick came at the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship in a 5–0 win over Panama. That was the most recent U.S. women's national team hat-trick. Akers follows with seven hat-tricks, while Milbrett, Press, and Alex Morgan each have four.U.S. players have scored hat-tricks in the FIFA Women's World Cup three times. Akers' five-goal performance came in the quarterfinals of the 1991 World Cup against Chinese Taipei, in a 7–0 U.S. victory. She remains the record-holder for the most goals scored in a Women's World Cup match. In the semifinals of the 1991 tournament, Carin Jennings posted a hat-trick as the U.S. won 5–2 over Germany. At the 2015 World Cup final against Japan, Lloyd scored three goals inside of the first 16 minutes of an eventual 5–2 U.S. win; her performance was punctuated by her final goal, a right-footed strike from the halfway line.Three players have recorded hat-tricks against the U.S. national team. At the 2001 Algarve Cup, Ragnhild Gulbrandsen of Norway scored three times in her country's 4–3 win over the American side. Eleven years later, Christine Sinclair of Canada became the second player to score a hat-trick against the U.S., as she tallied three goals in the 2012 Olympic semifinals. Despite Sinclair's efforts, the U.S. defeated Canada 4–3 en route to winning the gold medal. In 2014, Marta accounted for all of Brazil's goals in a 3–2 victory against the U.S. at the International Women's Football Tournament of Brasília.

Lori Lindsey

Lori Ann Lindsey (born March 19, 1980) is a retired American soccer midfielder who last played for Canberra United in the Australian W-League and was also a member of the United States women's national soccer team player pool. She played one match in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany and was named an alternate for the 2012 Olympics in London.Lindsey previously played for the Washington Freedom in the WUSA, the Washington Freedom and Philadelphia Independence in the WPS, the Western New York Flash of WPSL Elite League and the Washington Spirit in the NWSL.

Her nickname on the United States women's national soccer team is Lightning.

Mike Ryan (soccer coach)

Mike Ryan (14 February 1935 – 20 November 2012) was an Irish soccer coach from Dublin. He was the coach of the 1985 United States women's national soccer team for its first international games in Italy in August 1985. He finished his career by coaching at Nathan Hale High School before retiring in 2012 after having coached for over 60 years.

Tony DiCicco

Anthony D. DiCicco Jr. (August 5, 1948 – June 19, 2017) was a U.S. soccer player and coach and TV commentator. He is best known as the coach of the United States women's national soccer team from 1994 to 1999, during which time the team won an Olympic gold medal in 1996 and the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup. He was also coach of the USA team that won the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

United States women's national under-17 soccer team

The United States U-17 women's national soccer team is a youth soccer team operated under the auspices of U.S. Soccer. Its primary role is the development of players in preparation for the senior national team. The team's most recent major tournament was the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, in which the United States team finished runners-up to tournament champions North Korea. The team competes in a variety of competitions, including the biennial FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, which is the top competition for this age group. The former head coach B. J. Snow was hired in January 2013; the first time a full-time coach is in charge of this team.

June 7, 2018 FriendlyUnited States 1–0 China PRSandy, Utah
21:00 ET
Report Stadium: Rio Tinto Stadium
Attendance: 13,230
Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)
June 12, 2018 FriendlyUnited States 2–1 China PRCleveland, Ohio
19:00 ET
Report
Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium
Attendance: 12,335
Referee: Christina Unkel (United States)
July 26, 2018 Tournament of NationsUnited States 4–2 JapanKansas City, Kansas
19:00 ET
Report
Stadium: Children's Mercy Park
Attendance: 18,467
Referee: Carol-Ann Chenard (Canada)
July 29, 2018 Tournament of NationsUnited States 1–1 AustraliaEast Hartford, Connecticut
19:00 ET Horan Goal 90' Report Logarzo Goal 22' Stadium: Pratt & Whitney Stadium
Attendance: 21,570
Referee: Miriam Leon (El Salvador)
August 2, 2018 Tournament of NationsUnited States 4–1 BrazilBridgeview, Illinois
20:30 ET
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Stadium: Toyota Park
Attendance: 18,309
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico)
August 31, 2018 FriendlyUnited States 3–0 ChileCarson, California
23:00 ET
Report Stadium: StubHub Center
Attendance: 23,544
Referee: Katja Koroleva (United States)
September 4, 2018 FriendlyUnited States 4–0 ChileSan Jose, California
22:00 ET
Report Stadium: Avaya Stadium
Attendance: 14,340
Referee: Christina Unkel (United States)
October 4, 2018 CONCACAF Championship GSUnited States 6–0 MexicoCary, North Carolina
19:30 ET
Report Stadium: Sahlen's Stadium
Attendance: 5,404
Referee: Carol Anne Chenard (Canada)
October 7, 2018 CONCACAF Championship GSUnited States 5–0 PanamaCary, North Carolina
19:30 ET
Report Stadium: Sahlen's Stadium
Attendance: 7,532
Referee: Tatiana Guzmán (Nicaragua)
October 10, 2018 CONCACAF Championship GSUnited States 7–0 Trinidad and TobagoCary, North Carolina
19:30 ET
Report Stadium: Sahlen's Stadium
Attendance: 3,996
Referee: Odette Hamilton (Jamaica)
October 14, 2018 CONCACAF Championship SFUnited States 6–0 JamaicaFrisco, Texas
20:00 ET
Report Stadium: Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 7,555
Referee: Francia González (Mexico)
October 17, 2018 CONCACAF Championship FUnited States 2–0 CanadaFrisco, Texas
20:00 ET
Report Stadium: Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 6,986
Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)
November 8, 2018 FriendlyPortugal 0–1 United StatesEstoril, Portugal
13:00 ET Report
Stadium: Estádio António Coimbra da Mota
Referee: Rebecca Welch (England)
November 13, 2018 FriendlyScotland 0–1 United StatesPaisley, Scotland
14:00 ET Report
Stadium: St Mirren Park
Attendance: 3,790
Referee: Amy Fearn (England)
January 19, 2019 FriendlyFrance 3–1 United StatesLe Havre, France
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Stadium: Stade Océane
Attendance: 22,780
Referee: Pernilla Larsson (Sweden)
January 22, 2019 FriendlySpain 0–1 United StatesAlicante, Spain
14:30 ET Report
Stadium: Estadio José Rico Pérez
Attendance: 9,182
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (France)
February 27, 2019 SheBelieves CupUnited States 2–2 JapanChester, Pennsylvania
19:00 ET
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Stadium: Talen Energy Stadium
Attendance: 14,555
Referee: Melissa Borjas (Honduras)
March 2, 2019 SheBelieves CupUnited States 2–2 EnglandNashville, Tennessee
16:30 ET
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Stadium: Nissan Stadium
Attendance: 22,125
Referee: Marianela Araya (Costa Rica)
March 5, 2019 SheBelieves CupUnited States 1–0 BrazilTampa, Florida
20:00 ET
Report Stadium: Raymond James Stadium
Attendance: 14,009
Referee: Carol Anne Chénard (Canada)
April 4, 2019 FriendlyUnited States 5–3 AustraliaCommerce City, Colorado
21:00 ET
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Stadium: Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Attendance: 17,264
Referee: Karen Abt (United States)
April 7, 2019 FriendlyUnited States 6–0 BelgiumLos Angeles, California
21:00 ET
Report Stadium: Banc of California Stadium
Attendance: 20,941
Referee: Ekaterina Koroleva (United States)
May 12, 2019 FriendlyUnited States 3–0 South AfricaSanta Clara, California
16:30 ET
Report Stadium: Levi's Stadium
Attendance: 22,788
Referee: Odette Hamilton (Jamaica)
May 16, 2019 FriendlyUnited States 5–0 New ZealandSt. Louis, Missouri
20:00 ET
Report Stadium: Busch Stadium
Attendance: 35,761
Referee: Karen Abt (United States)
May 26, 2019 FriendlyUnited States v MexicoHarrison, New Jersey
12:00 ET Stadium: Red Bull Arena
June 11, 2019 FIFA World Cup GSUnited States v ThailandReims, France
15:00 ET Stadium: Stade Auguste-Delaune
June 16, 2019 FIFA World Cup GSUnited States v ChileParis, France
9:00 ET Stadium: Parc des Princes
June 20, 2019 FIFA World Cup GSSweden v United StatesLe Havre, France
15:00 ET Stadium: Stade Océane
Year M W D L GF GA Athlete of the Year Scoring leader G Assist leader A Coach Major tournam. result
1985 4 0 1 3 Sharon Remer Michelle Akers 2 Mike Ryan
1986 6 4 0 2 April Heinrichs Marcia McDermott 4 Anson Dorrance
1987 11 6 1 4 Carin Gabarra April Heinrichs 7 Anson Dorrance
1988 8 3 2 3 Joy Fawcett Carin Gabarra 5 C. Gabarra, K. Lilly 2 Anson Dorrance
1989 1 0 1 0 April Heinrichs (none) (none) Anson Dorrance
1990 6 6 0 0 Michelle Akers Michelle Akers 9 Kristine Lilly 3 Anson Dorrance
1991 28 21 1 6 Michelle Akers Michelle Akers 39 Carin Gabarra 21 Anson Dorrance World Cup (Champions)
1992 2 0 0 2 Carin Gabarra (3 players tied) 1 Tisha Venturini 2 Anson Dorrance
1993 17 13 0 4 Kristine Lilly Mia Hamm 10 Michelle Akers 6 Anson Dorrance
1994 13 12 0 1 Mia Hamm Michelle Akers 11 Michelle Akers 7 Anson Dorrance
1995 23 19 2 2 Mia Hamm Mia Hamm 19 Mia Hamm 18 Tony DiCicco World Cup (3rd place)
1996 24 21 2 1 Mia Hamm Tiffeny Milbrett 13 Mia Hamm 18 Tony DiCicco Olympics (Gold medal)
1997 18 16 0 2 Mia Hamm Mia Hamm 18 Tiffeny Milbrett 14 Tony DiCicco
1998 25 22 2 1 Mia Hamm Mia Hamm 20 Mia Hamm 20 Tony DiCicco
1999 29 25 2 2 Michelle Akers Tiffeny Milbrett 21 Mia Hamm 16 Tony DiCicco World Cup (Champions)
2000 41 26 9 6 Tiffeny Milbrett Cindy Parlow 19 Mia Hamm 14 L. Gregg, A. Heinrichs Olympics (Silver medal)
2001 10 3 2 5 Tiffeny Milbrett Tiffeny Milbrett 3 Mia Hamm 2 April Heinrichs
2002 19 15 2 2 Shannon MacMillan Shannon MacMillan 17 Aly Wagner 11 April Heinrichs
2003 23 17 4 2 Abby Wambach Abby Wambach 9 Mia Hamm 9 April Heinrichs World Cup (3rd place)
2004 34 28 4 2 Abby Wambach Abby Wambach 31 Mia Hamm 22 April Heinrichs Olympics (Gold medal)
2005 9 8 1 0 Kristine Lilly Christie Welsh 7 A. Wagner, A. Wambach 5 Greg Ryan
2006 22 18 4 0 Kristine Lilly Abby Wambach 17 Abby Wambach 8 Greg Ryan
2007 24 19 4 1 Abby Wambach Abby Wambach 20 Kristine Lilly 8 Greg Ryan World Cup (3rd place)
2008 36 33 2 1 Carli Lloyd Natasha Kai 15 H. O'Reilly, A. Wambach 10 Pia Sundhage Olympics (Gold medal)
2009 8 7 1 0 Hope Solo (3 players tied) 2 Heather O'Reilly 3 Pia Sundhage
2010 18 15 2 1 Abby Wambach Abby Wambach 16 Lori Lindsey 7 Pia Sundhage
2011 20 13 4 3 Abby Wambach Abby Wambach 8 L. Holiday, M. Rapinoe 5 Pia Sundhage World Cup (2nd place)
2012 32 28 3 1 Alex Morgan Alex Morgan 28 Alex Morgan 21 P. Sundhage, J. Ellis Olympics (Gold medal)
2013 16 13 3 0 Abby Wambach Abby Wambach 11 L. Holiday, A. Wambach 6 Tom Sermanni
2014 24 16 5 3 Lauren Holiday Carli Lloyd 15 Carli Lloyd 8 T. Sermanni, J. Ellis
2015 27 20 5 2 Carli Lloyd Carli Lloyd 18 Megan Rapinoe 10 Jill Ellis World Cup (Champions)
2016 25 22 0 3 Tobin Heath C. Lloyd, A. Morgan 17 Carli Lloyd 11 Jill Ellis
2017 16 12 1 3 Julie Ertz Alex Morgan 7 Megan Rapinoe 5 Jill Ellis
2018 20 18 2 0 Alex Morgan Alex Morgan 18 Megan Rapinoe 12 Jill Ellis
Total 639 499 70 70 1162 250
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National women's football teams of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean (CONCACAF)
North America
Central America
Caribbean
Defunct

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