September 5, 1999
Apparently the lackluster support for men's soccer might serve as a criterion regarding support for women's soccer ["It Was a Big Kick, but What Will Net Result Be?" Advertising & Marketing, July 13]. It would take a shortsighted frame of mind to decide on that basis. Given the choice of watching an action-packed women's soccer game or a baseball game played by overpaid buffoons who can't field a ball or throw accurately, many of us would opt for the soccer game. For women and young girls in particular, soccer has become a sport to which they can relate.
June 9, 1997 |
Kristine Lilly set up two second-half goals to lead the United States to a 2-0 victory over Italy on Sunday in the final of the U.S. Women's Cup. Cindy Parlow scored in the 68th minute and Mia Hamm added the clincher in extra time, both on passes from Lilly. "Lilly is one of the best midfielders in the world," U.S. Coach Tony DiCicco said. "She has been our most consistent player and it was a nice reward for her to get the two assists. They were both brilliant balls."
June 19, 1999 |
It has been almost three years since the United States played a women's soccer match of real significance, that being the Olympic tournament final against China in Athens, Ga., on Aug. 1, 1996. Since then, the U.S. has played 62 games against 22 countries and a team of FIFA world all-stars, the most notable competition coming in the Goodwill Games, the U.S. Women's Cup and the Algarve Cup. The Americans have gone 53-6-3 since the Olympic final and have outscored their opponents, 222-37.
January 12, 2003 |
The world champion United States women's soccer team kicks off its World Cup year with a friendly against Japan at 1 p.m. today at the University of San Diego. There are 26 players in camp for Coach April Heinrichs, who will spend several months putting together her roster for the Women's World Cup, which takes place from Sept. 23 to Oct. 11 in China.
March 29, 1999 |
Kristine Lilly scored twice in the final six minutes as the United States overcame a strong effort by Mexico goalkeeper Linnea Quinones for a 3-0 victory in women's soccer Sunday at the Rose Bowl. The Americans had an enormous 42-1 edge in shots and 20-1 in shots on goal, but were stymied by Quinones for most of the match. Quinones, a 19-year old San Diego resident who plays for San Diego State, made 16 saves in her sixth international match. The U.S.
August 21, 2000 |
The moment belonged to Kristine Lilly, but the player she beat turned out to be the hero of the game. Lilly put a penalty kick past Canadian goalkeeper Karina Leblanc for a goal Sunday, breaking a 19-game scoreless streak. But Leblanc made nine saves as Canada salvaged a 1-1 tie with the U.S. women's soccer team.
July 28, 2000 |
Michelle Akers, Mia Hamm, Tiffeny Milbrett and Kristine Lilly were not in the starting lineup for the United States and it showed. The American stars were missed a great deal as Norway dominated the first half before a fluke own-goal by the hosts salvaged a 1-1 tie for the United States in a women's soccer exhibition Thursday night. "Norway has a great variety of young players and veterans," said Hamm, who played in the second half. "And they always capitalize on their chances.
February 11, 2004 |
United States women's national team Coach April Heinrichs has opted for a well-mixed roster of veterans and up-and-comers for this month's CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament in Costa Rica. The team Heinrichs announced Tuesday has many familiar faces -- Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy, Kristine Lilly and Shannon MacMillan to name a few -- but also includes a number of players ready to continue making their mark on a world stage.
July 20, 2003 |
Igor Simutenkov scored in the 58th minute and Tony Meola made nine saves for the 46th shutout of his career as the Kansas City Wizards beat the Columbus Crew, 1-0, Saturday night in front of 16,472 at Columbus, Ohio. Columbus (5-6-4), which was tied for the fewest goals allowed in the MLS, had shut out its last two opponents and went 261 minutes without allowing a goal. Kansas City (7-3-6) has scored a league-high 32 goals. San Jose 2, D.C.
June 18, 1995 |
Forty-eight hours too late, the United States rediscovered how to play soccer, defeating China, 2-0, Saturday to earn the bronze medal in the second FIFA Women's World Championship. Had the defending world champions played as well against Norway in Thursday's semifinal, they would be challenging for the gold medal today in Stockholm. However, a 1-0 loss to the Norwegians consigned the Americans to the third-place game, leaving Norway to play Germany in this evening's final. But the U.S.