USA - Proud history to defend

August 17, 2007
By ESPNsoccernet
The United States women's national team is the most decorated program in the history of women's soccer, having captured two of the four World Cups contested before this year's tournament in China and two of the three Olympic gold medals awarded to the sport.

The United States played its first game on Aug. 18, 1985, losing 1-0 to Italy in Jesolo, Italy. Overall, the national team posted just a 14-12-5 record through its first five years of competition, playing just seven domestic games. ...

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