Carli Lloyd has three goals in two games at the Women's World Cup and looks every bit as fit and in-form as possible, but there's still little reason to believe she'll be in the USA's starting lineup going forward, barring injuries or suspensions.
As the U.S prepares for Chile on Sunday, Jill Ellis hopes for another dominant performance from her squad, knowing too well that momentum might be the team's biggest ally as it anticipates a possible clash with France in the quarterfinal.
The U.S. women's national team's 13-0 rout of Thailand was immediately followed by questions and presumptions of sportsmanship and sexism. But were U.S. players in the wrong to celebrate so hard as the match reached historic proportions?
The U.S. women's national team and Thailand will be the final sides to begin play at the 2019 Women's World Cup, and on the eve of the match, coach Jill Ellis addressed fresh criticism from Hope Solo and Carli Lloyd's role on the team.
MLS has changed more in the past three years than it did in the previous 10 years before that, which makes SI.com’s annual MLS Ambition Rankings more relevant than ever, a measuring stick of who’s keeping pace in the arms race and who’s not.
As the 2019 Women's World Cup gets set to kick off in France, it's worth looking back to how it all began: the struggles the now-dominant U.S. had in creating its eventual powerhouse and the battle to secure FIFA's initial investment in the women's game.
The USWNT showed off how potent its attack is and cruised to a big win over Mexico in its final "send-off" game before the Women's World Cup but there are still questions surrounding the team as it prepares to go to France.