July 17, 2011 Japan became the first Asian nation to win the Women's World Cup on Sunday, beating the United States in a penalty shootout after both sides were level at 2-2 after extra time. The Japanese denied the U.S. team the chance to become the first nation to lift the cup three times.
July 15, 2011 The FIFA Women's World Cup final pits the U.S. Women's National Team against Japan Sunday at 2:45 p.m., ET. During the game, the Two-Way will be live-blogging the action, as Abby Wambach leads her team against prolific striker Homare Sawa. We'll also have a post-game wrap-up.
July 13, 2011 Hours after the U.S. team beat France to return to the Women's World Cup final for the first time since 1999, Japan beat Sweden, 3-1, in their semifinal match. The victory sets up the first game between the American women and the Japanese women in the 2011 tournament.
July 13, 2011 The American women hope to win the World Cup for the first time since 1999. The win comes despite a 27-12 shooting edge for the French women. The Americans will face either Sweden or Japan, who play this afternoon.
July 11, 2011 The U.S. women's national team could be forgiven for soaking in the glory of their gut-wrenching win over Brazil in the Women's World Cup quarterfinals. The tight game electrified fans, but Abby Wambach is not satisfied.
July 8, 2011 The U.S. women's soccer team looks for a spark when they play Brazil in an elimination match of the FIFA Women's World Cup. One source of inspiration may be their new all-black uniforms, which the team will reportedly wear for the first time at the 2011 Cup.
June 30, 2011 The U.S. team is ranked No. 1 in the world, and they won gold in the recent Olympics. But they're not the clear favorite to win World Cup — that would be Germany, which is both the defending champion and the host country.
June 29, 2011 It happened during training in North Korea, the women soccer team's manager says, and may have affected their play. Verifying the claim, of course, may be impossible.