November 24, 1991 |
Coach Anson Dorrance doesn't want his team to be overconfident as the United States takes its 3-0 record into the quarterfinals of the Women's World Championship today against Taiwan at Foshan, China. "If we don't play well, we don't win," said Dorrance, whose team beat Japan, 3-0, on the same field last Thursday. "We've only played Taiwan once, in the final of their tournament four years ago, and they beat us."
June 24, 2012 |
Abby Wambach, arguably the most feared women's soccer player on the planet, is sitting, feet spread, on the floor of a hotel hallway patiently teaching 7-year-old Lily Ellis how to read. "What does that say? Sound it out," prods Wambach, pointing to a sign hanging from a doorknob. "Do not disturb?" says Lily, the daughter of U.S. national team assistant coach Jill Ellis. Wambach insists having Lily with the team is no disturbance. The same goes for 6-year-old Rylie and 2-year-old Reece, the daughters of defender Christie Rampone.
August 22, 1994 |
The defending world champion U.S. women's national soccer team Sunday gave Coach Anson Dorrance the going-away present he wanted. By defeating Canada, 6-0, in Montreal, the U.S. team clinched first place in the CONCACAF regional qualifying tournament for next summer's FIFA Women's World Championship in Sweden and earned the right to be one of the top seeds. Sunday's game was the last for Dorrance after nine years in charge of the American team.
November 22, 1991 |
Michelle Akers-Stahl scored two goals as the United States beat Japan on Thursday, 3-0, and finished the opening round of the first women's soccer world tournament with a perfect record. Wendy Gebauer also scored for the United States, which already was assured of reaching the quarterfinals. The Americans, who have outscored opponents, 11-2, on the way to a 3-0 record, will play Taiwan (1-2) in Sunday's quarterfinals.
August 26, 1998 |
Two former North Carolina soccer players, including U.S. national team striker Debbie Keller, have sued Coach Anson Dorrance, accusing him of sexual harassment and other misconduct. Keller, from Naperville, Ill., and a Tar Heel player from 1993-96, alleges in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Chicago that Dorrance repeatedly made "uninvited, unauthorized and offensive physical contact" with her between 1994 and 1996. The other player, Melissa Jennings of St. Charles, Ill.
September 12, 1997 |
The Los Angeles area, already the home of two professional soccer teams, the Galaxy of Major League Soccer and the A-League's Orange County Zodiac, on Thursday gained a third team. The National Soccer Alliance, a women's professional league that will make its debut in April, selected Titan Stadium on the Cal State Fullerton campus as one of its homes. The NSA, led by former Washington Gov. Booth Gardner and featuring virtually all the members of the 1996 Olympic gold medal-winning U.S.