Mon, May 20th 2013, 13:10
The U.S Women’s team has been at the center of success in the sport, boasting four Olympic triumphs and two World Cup victories. Over the past eleven years Heather O’Reilly has been an integral part of the setup, having amassed a massive total of 185 caps at just 28. O’Reilly has already had a fair share of big moments which include scoring the winner in the 2004 Olympics semi final against Germany and netting the equaliser against North Korea in the 2007 World Cup.
Aditya Balaram: Unlike in many other countries, women’s football is almost on par with men’s football in the USA. What would you attribute this to?
Heather O’Reilly: I think we still have a long way to…
Wed, May 15th 2013, 18:39
The Boston Breakers scored halfway through the first half, and Washington equalized just six minutes into the second half, but the Breakers held on for the 1-1 tie Saturday night in front of 4,027 at the Maryland SoccerPlex. With the draw, the Breakers remain unbeaten at 2-0-2.
“We had some good chances at the end. It would’ve been nice to take home the win, but we’ll take the tie on the road,” Breakers Head Coach Lisa Cole said.
The Breakers fought off some early pressure from the Spirit, who were looking for their first win of the season. Heather O’Reilly had a couple of great opportunities early, but Washington keeper Ashlyn Harris was on her game and denied any scoring opportunity early…
Wed, May 1st 2013, 16:39
Boston Breakers midfielder Heather O’Reilly was voted the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Player of the Week by the media for Week 3 of the 2013 NWSL season.
O’Reilly, 28, scored both goals for the Boston Breakers in a 2-1 victory over the Western New York Flash on Saturday at Shalen’s Stadium in Rochester, N.Y.
“I’m super excited. I’m happy for the team’s performance and the win,” O’Reilly said. “To win on the road in this league is tough. I’m excited about where this team is at right now. We’ve seen a lot of growth in the team, and we’re a lot more comfortable.”
The East Brunswick, N.J. native canceled out Flash forward Samantha Kerr’s opening goal to tie the game at…
Mon, Apr 15th 2013, 10:28
Persistance certainly paid off for the Breakers. In front of a sold-out crowd of 2,634 at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville Sunday night, the Breakers got a goal in the 91st minute by Sydney Leroux to earn a 1-1 draw with the Washington Spirit in their National Women’s Soccer League debut.
“I was happy we were able to keep fighting and at least get into a position where we could take a point from this game,” Breakers Head Coach Lisa Cole said. “It’s unfortunate to not take all three points at home, but Washington held us off after getting the early goal. We have some early season kinks to work out, so hopefully we’ll be on the scoreboard more often.”
Tue, Apr 9th 2013, 09:59
The U.S. Women’s National Team earned a comprehensive 3-1 win against the Netherlands as midfielder Tobin Heath opened the scoring in the 36th minute before Christen Press, who started at forward, nabbed goals in the 45th and 60th minutes to seal the victory.
The U.S.-based players will now return to their National Women’s Soccer League clubs to prepare for the opening weekend of the new league.
The next match for the U.S. Women’s National Team is June 2, when they travel to Toronto to face Canada at BMO Field. The rematch of the thrilling 2012 Olympics semifinal at Old Trafford, can be seen live on ESPNews at 4:30 p.m. ET. Fans can also follow the game on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on…