U.S. Women’s National Team – Give Our Girls A Follow

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Updated: October 14, 2014
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We love our U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team here at Busch League Sports. The ladies play an entertaining brand of football and usually come up huge in the biggest moments. We’ll never forget Abby Wambach’s header in the 122nd minute of the 2011 World Cup Quarterfinal to tie the game against Brazil (which our girls later won on penalty kicks) or Alex Morgan’s header in the 123rd minute of the 2012 Olympic semifinal to beat Canada 4-3 (we went on to win the gold in London). We are hoping for more thrilling moments like these at next summer’s 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.

Although international women’s soccer is a very watchable product – when the best squads are playing each other, most times the matches get out of hand when the top teams in the world are forced to play in tournaments with countries whose national teams are not in the top-tier. Such should be the case at the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship (2015 World Cup qualifying) which starts today and runs through next week. The USWNT is 22-1-0 all-time in CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying from 1991-2010. Our girls should have no trouble qualifying for next year’s tournament as the field at the 2015 World Cup has been expanded from 16 to 24 teams and our main CONCACAF rival, Canada, is already guaranteed a spot as the hosts and will not participate in the qualifying tournament.

The next 10 days or so gives U.S. soccer fans a good chance to get to know some of the new faces on the women’s roster (which should change a little bit over the next 8 months with injuries) and continue to enjoy the play of longtime favorites who have been stalwarts for the U.S. for years. We love Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux for their amazing talent on the field and the fun they have together off of it, plus it doesn’t hurt that they’re drop dead gorgeous (there will actually be a ton of beautiful women playing for the various national teams that qualify for Canada 2015). We’ve assembled the social media accounts of all the players on the U.S. roster for the qualifying tournament (below), so give them a follow and let’s get behind these ladies as they try to win the World Cup for the 1st time since Brandi Chastain went sports bra on us in 1999. Here’s the USWNT group round schedule for the qualifying tournament.

  • United States vs Trinidad & Tobago (Wednesday @ 5:30 PM PST Fox Sports 2)
  • United States vs Guatemala (Friday @ 6 PM PST Fox Sports 1)
  • Haiti vs United States (Monday @ 4:30 PM PST Fox Sports 1)

 

FOLLOW OUR #USWNT MEMBERS ON SOCIAL MEDIA 

 

MORGAN BRIAN – #7 – midfielder 

 

CRYSTAL DUNN – #19 – defender 

 

WHITNEY ENGEN – #6 – defender

 

ASHLYN HARRIS – #18 – goalkeeper

 

TOBIN HEATH – #17 – midfielder

 

LAUREN HOLIDAY – #12 – midfielder

 

MEGHAN KLINGENBERG – #16 – defender

 

ALI KRIEGER – #11 – defender

 

SYDNEY LEROUX – #2 – forward

 

CARLI LLOYD – #10 – midfielder

 

ALEX MORGAN – #13 – forward

 

KELLEY O’HARA – #5 – defender

 

HEATHER O’REILLY – #9 – midfielder

 

 

CHRISTEN PRESS – #14 – forward

 

CHRISTIE RAMPONE – #3 – defender

 

MEGAN RAPINOE – #15 – midfielder

 

AMY RODRIGUEZ – #8 – forward

 

BECKY SAUERBRUNN – #4 – defender

 

HOPE SOLO – #1 – goalkeeper

 

ABBY WAMBACH – #2o – forward