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Throughout history women have made their mark in a wide variety of ways.  Each Saturday I plan to highlight one of these remarkable women.  There will be no limit to the areas of history that I may include; however as a guide I will look to the month of their birth, the month of their death or the month associated with their mark in history when I select them.  Is there an outstanding women in history you would like me to include?  I welcome your suggestions.  You can access all the previous postings of these remarkable women from the menu at the top of my site.

Today outstanding women in the world of sports.  Meet the United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT).

 

The United States women’s national soccer team, often referred to as USWNT, represents the United States of America in international soccer competitions. It is controlled by United States Soccer Federation and competes in CONCACAF (the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football). The team has been one of the most successful in international women’s soccer, winning three Women’s World Cup titles (including the first ever Women’s World Cup in 1991), four Olympic women’s gold medals, and ten Algarve Cups.

Of course the 2015 FIFA World Cup that occurred this month is still in the forefront of everyone’s minds.

The United States Women’s National Soccer Team has the best record in FIFA Women’s World Cup history.  Held every four years, the 2015 FIFA was the seventh and the USWNT’s third win.  In all seven, the USWNT has placed in the top three and taking second in 2011.

Read more about the USWNT here http://www.ussoccer.com/womens-national-team

Read more about FIFA and the Women’s World Cup here http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/

Vancouver, Canada - Sunday, July 5, 2015: The USWNT defeat Japan 5-2 to win the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Final at BC Place.

Vancouver, Canada – Sunday, July 5, 2015: The USWNT defeat Japan 5-2 to win the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final at BC Place.

 

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4 responses

  1. Birgit says:

    I find it funny that this sport still does not get the same respect that Hockey, Baseball, football or basketball gets. The good thing is that the fans are not as crazy as the Europeans or South Americans where people died. I was bummed Canada didn’t get higher but happy for the these women. I felt bad for the British gal who scored for the wrong team-poor thing

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  2. Some amazing athletes, no matter their gender!

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