In honor of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team kicking Japan’s ass in this summer’s World Cup, Sports Illustrated has taken the unprecedented step of giving each team member, as well as coach Jill Ellis, her own cover.
On Friday, New York City dropped approximately two tons of confetti on the reigning Women’s World Cup champions, celebrating their record third World Cup win with the first-ever ticker-tape parade for a female sports team.
The US Women's Olympic soccer team was saved from a shooting in the Vancouver hotel where they were staying by a well-timed yoga session. Unfortunately, the shooting interfered with the team's plans to go to Starbucks. Can't win 'em all.
The athletes were on Today with Ann Curry this morning. Said goalkeeper Hope Solo, "Although we didn't bring the cup home, we're a team full of a winning attitude. We have winning spirit."