The U.S. women's soccer team was dealt a devastating blow last night as their lead scorer, Abby Wambach , broke her left leg in an exhibition game against Brazil.After a violent collision with Brazilian defender Andreia Rosa during the first half of the match, Wambach was taken off the field by paramedics. She fractured both her Tibia and fibula, and will have surgery Thursday.The surgery will entail inserting a titanium rod into her leg. Wambach is expected to be out for at least 12 weeks...Read Full Story
The Beijing summer Olympics are only a few months away, and the women's U.S. soccer team has just solidified its roster. 18 players have been chosen to represent the U.S. on the soccer field, some of the choices may surprise you.Goalkeeper Hope Solo, who was kicked off the team nine months ago at the World Cup, will compete for America, which leaves Briana Scurry out of luck. Scurry took over for Solo after the World Cup semifinal loss to Brazil, but coach Pia Sundhage felt Solo was the more...Read Full Story
This Brandi Chastain picture is iconic. I remember the moment it happened. I was sitting in a sports bar on Block Island in Massachusettes. My sister and I were vacationing and were waiting for a ferry. We got wrapped up in the game, it went into overtime, and we missed the ferry. But it was worth it. Brandi got criticized in the press for taking off her kit on national TV, but come on, it was pure joy and the thrill of victory (not some sexy-time invitation) that sparked the celebration.Now...Read Full Story
The Football (Soccer) competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics will be held from August 6 to August 24 in Beijing and other cities in the People's Republic of China.