United States women's national soccer team

Soccerball.svg United States
AssociationUnited States Soccer Federation
ConfederationCONCACAF
CoachEngland Jill Ellis
Most capsKristine Lilly (352)
Top scorerAbby Wambach (184)
FIFA ranking2
First game5 April 1908
Italy (0-1)
Largest win20 April 1991
Mexico (12-0)
Largest loss27 September 2007
Brazil (0-4)
World Cup
Appearances7
First Apps1991
Best resultWinners 1991, 1999, 2015

The United States women's national soccer team is the United States women's team that is controlled by the United States Soccer Federation. The United States team has for a long time been a great team, and is currently ranked the second best team, by FIFA. The team has won three Women's World Cup titles (1991, 1999, 2015); four Olympic Women's Gold Medals (1996, 2004, 2008 and 2012) and eight Algarve Cups (2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011).

The team was also selected as the U.S. Olympic Committee's Team of the Year (1997 and 1999). Sports Illustrated chose the team as the Sportspeople of the Year (1999).

World Cups

2011

The United States lost to Japan in the finals, so United States finishes as runner-up (for the first time). They also beat Brazil, which had beaten them in the semifinals of the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup.

1999

The United States won their second title on this year. After they defeated China 5-4 in the penalty kicks, a lot more people began to watch Women's football. Also, after Brandi Chastain made the last penalty, she randomly slid on the grass and ripped of her shirt. This brought a lot of attention, but Brandi Chastain said "Momentary insanity, nothing more, nothing less. I wasn’t thinking about anything. I thought, ‘This is the greatest moment of my life on the soccer field."

1991

The United States won their first title on this year. They defeated Norway 2-1.

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