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Women's World Cup 2011

US 3 France 1

On July 13, 2011, the United States Women's National Soccer Team played the National Team of France in the semifinals of the 2011 Women's World Cup.  The game featured opportunistic US goal scoring against a French side that dominated possession for much of the match.  For the full match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. France - July 13, 2011
 

US 2 Brazil 2 - US Advances on PKs

On July 10, 2011, the United States Women's National Soccer Team played the National Team of Brazil in the quarterfinals of the 2011 Women's World Cup.  The game featured a strong defensive performance by Team USA and a heart stopping finish.   For the full match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. Brazil - July 10, 2011
 

An Off Day Interlude

The nice folks at http://crossconference.com/ invited me over for a chat.  To hear my ramblings, which are suspiciously similar to the last match report, have a listen at the site listed above.


US 1 Sweden 2

On July 6, 2011, the United States Women's National Soccer Team played the National Team of Sweden in the final match of group play.  Sweden played their best match of the tournament and defeated the US to take the group.  For a complete match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. Sweden - July 6, 2011

US 3 Colombia 0

On July 2, 2011, the United States Women's National Soccer Team played the National Team of Colombia in the second match of group play.  The game featured a dominating performance by the US.  For the full match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. Colombia - July 2, 2011

 

US 2 North Korea 0

On June 28, 2011, the United States Women's National Soccer Team played the National Team of North Korea in the first match in group play.  The game was a tale of two halves.  A slow start morphed into a well played second half.  For the full match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. North Korea - June 28, 2011

 


WPS 2010

On May 2, 2010, the Washington Freedom played St. Louis Athletica.  The game was a well played entertaining match featuring three goals from the home team and yet another goal from the league's leading scorer.  For the complete match report please follow the link below.

Freedom v. Athletica - May 1, 2010

WPS Fantasy Game

I've set up a league for the new fantasy game at the league site.  I kept it simple and named it Beulah's League if you want to join! 

WPS Fantasy Soccer Game

 

WPS 2009

On August 15, 2009, the Washington Freedom played New York/New Jersey Sky Blue in the first ever WPS playoff game.  The game featured end to end action and a goal-filled second half.  For the complete match report, please follow the link below:

Sky Blue v. Freedom - August 15, 2009

 

2009 All Star Ballot


Match Report Archives - WPS 2009

Sol v. Freedom - July 5, 2009
 

Athletica v. Freedom - May 3, 2009
 

Breakers v. Freedom - April 18, 2009
 

Red Stars v. Freedom - April 11, 2009
 

Sol v. Freedom - March 29, 2009 
 

US 4 Canada 0

On May 25, 2009, the United States Women's National Soccer Team played the National Team of Canada.  The game featured a strong performance from newcomers, a quick one touch passing style and a strong offensive performance from the entire team.  For the full match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. Canada - May 25, 2009
 

 

College Cup 2008

Brackets, come get your red hot brackets.  I thought I'd put my picks out there for public consumption this year.  Feel free to do the same on the forum/message board.  Use the first link for my picks, the second link for the bracket at the NCAA website and the third link for some college summaries that I did early in the season.

Beulah's NCAA Tournament Picks - 2008

NCAA Tournament Bracket - 2008

COLLEGE ROUNDUP - 2008

 

 
Women's Professional Soccer

On September 16, 2008, top players from the United States National Team player pool were allocated to specific franchises.  Please follow the link below for comments and rankings based on this initial allocation.

Comments re the 9/16/08 Domestic Allocation
 

Olympics 2008

US 1 Brazil 0

On August 21, 2008, the United States Women's National Soccer team defeated the National Team of Brazil to win Olympic gold.  Obviously, I finally got my website back up and running so if you haven't seen the match report on my message board, follow the link below (it's exactly the same - I'm just reposting it here for those who didn't want to sort through all the messages on the message board).

United States v. Brazil - August 21, 2008

US v. New Zealand, US v. Canada, US v. Japan

There will be no match report. 

US 1 Japan 0

On August 9, 2008, the United States Women's National Soccer Team played the National Team of Japan in the second game in group play.  This performance was a significant improvement from that in the game against Norway.  For the full match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. Japan - August 9, 2008
 

US 0 Norway 2

On August 6, 2008, the United States Women's National Soccer Team opened group play against the National Team of Norway.  It wasn't pretty.  If you must revisit it, please follow the link below.

United States v. Norway - August 6, 2008

 

 

Send Off Games - US v. Brazil

On July 13 and 16, 2008, the United States Women's National Soccer Team played the National Team of Brazil in the last two pre-Olympics matches of 2008.  For the match report for the July 13th game, please follow the link below. 

United States v. Brazil - July 13, 2008

 


US 5 Australia 4

On May 3, 2008 the United States Women's National Soccer team played the National Team of Australia.  The game was a wild and woolly offensive affair decided in the waning seconds of stoppage time.  For the full match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. Australia - May 3, 2008
 

 

Women's World Cup 2007

US 4 Norway 1

On September 30, 2007, the United States Women's National Soccer Team played the National Team of Norway in the third place match of the 2007 Women's World Cup.  The game featured an improved US attack including goals from Wambach, O'Reilly and Chalupny.  For the full match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. Norway - September 30, 2007


US 0 Brazil 4

On September 27, 2007, the United States Women's National Soccer Team played the National Team of Brazil in the semifinals of the 2007 Women's World Cup.  If you feel you must read even more about this debacle, please follow the link below.

United States v. Brazil - September 27, 2007

 

US 3 England 0

On September 22, 2007, the United States Women's National Soccer Team played the National Team of England in the quarterfinals of the 2007 Women's World Cup.  The match featured goals from the veterans, Wambach, Lilly and Boxx, and an improved performance from the entire team.  For the full match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. England - September 22, 2007
 

US 1 Nigeria 0

No match report.

 

US 2 Sweden 0

On September 14, 2007, the United States Women's National Soccer Team played its second group match against the National Team of Sweden.  The match featured a brilliant goal by Abby Wambach and an improved performance from the entire team.  For the full match report, please follow the link below.

United States. v. Sweden - September 14, 2007

 

US 2 North Korea 2

On September 11, 2007, the United States Women's National Soccer team opened their World Cup against the National Team of North Korea.  The match featured end to end action and a strong North Korean side.  For the full match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. North Korea - September 11, 2007

 

 
US 6 Canada 2

Aaaannnndddd . . . we're back . . . again.  On May 12, 2007, the United States Women's National Soccer Team played the National Team of Canada.  The game featured a strong offensive performance and an impressive outing from central defender Cat Whitehill.  For the full match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. Canada - May 12, 2007

US 3 Sweden 2

Aaaannnnddddd . . .  we're back.  On July 15, 2006, the United States Women's National Soccer Team played the National Team of Sweden.  The game featured a strong performance from the forward line and a series of crazy goals by both teams in the closing minutes.  For the full match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. Sweden - July 15, 2006
 

 

US 0 Australia 0

On October 16, 2005, the United States Women's National Soccer Team took on the National Team of Australia.  The game featured a strong performance by goalkeeper Hope Solo and a less than stellar performance by just about everyone else.  If you really feel you must subject yourself to a match report for this one (lousy game, lousy match report - I can only work with what I'm given), please follow the link below . . .

United States v. Australia - October 16, 2005
 


US 7 Ukraine 0

On July 10, 2005, the United States Women's National Soccer Team took on the National Team of the Ukraine.  The game featured a high scoring second half and a milestone goal by an old favorite.  For the full match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. Ukraine - July 10, 2005
 


US 2 Canada 0

On June 26, 2005, the United States Women's National Soccer Team opened its domestic schedule against the National Team of Canada.  The game featured a tremendous performance from the US midfield, good ball movement and a poised and confident defense.  For the full match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. Canada - June 26, 2005   
 


UEFA Women's Championship 2005

No match reports, but some players and occurrences warranted mention.  Thus, the first ever UEFA Championship Beulah Awards were born.

The Beulah Awards
 

Olympics 2004

US 2 Brazil 1 - Final

The United States Women's National Soccer Team defeated the Brazilian National Team to win Olympic gold.  For the full match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. Brazil - August 26, 2004

US 2 Germany 1 - Semifinal

No match report.

US 2 Japan 1 - Quarterfinal

The United States Women's National Soccer Team defeated the Japanese National Team to advance to the Olympic Semifinals.  The game featured a change in formation and a strong performance from veteran Kristine Lilly.  For the full match report, please follow the link below.

Unites States v. Japan - August 20, 2004

US 2 Brazil 0

The United States Women's National Soccer Team eked out a two goal win over Brazil in the second group game.  The match featured goals by Mia Hamm and Abby Wambach and solid defensive performances from Cross Bar and Post.  For the full match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. Brazil - August 14, 2004

US 1 Canada 0

On Saturday, July 3, 2004, the US Women's National Soccer Team played the National Team of Canada.  The game featured a strong defensive performance by the Canadians and the debut of the 2004 US Olympic team.  For the complete match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. Canada - July 3, 2004


US 1 Japan 1

On Sunday, June 6, 2004, the US Women's National Soccer Team played the National Team of Japan.  It was a strong performance by the Japanese and a lackluster, uninspired performance by the US.  For the complete match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. Japan - June 6, 2004


US 5 Brazil 1

On Saturday, April 24, 2004, the US Women's National Soccer Team played the National Team of Brazil.  This match marked the start of a six game series of International friendlies being played in preparation for the Olympics.  The game featured a strong and composed performance by the entire team with special kudos going to Mia Hamm and Abby Wambach on offense and Christie Rampone on defense.  For the complete match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. Brazil - April 24, 2004

 


WOMEN'S WORLD CUP 2003

US 3 Canada 1

The US National Team finished the 2003 Women's World Cup on a high note.  The game featured an aggressive attack by Team USA and goals from both the most and least capped players on the team.  For the complete match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. Canada - Third Place Match - October 11, 2003


Germany 3 US 0

In a hard fought match full of end to end action, the German National Team defeated Team USA and moved through to the World Cup final.  For the complete match report, please follow the link below.

Germany v. United States - Semifinal - October 5, 2003
 

US 1 Norway 0

Led by an outstanding performance from the defense and a dominating performance from Abby Wambach, Team USA defeated Norway and moved through to the semifinals.  For the complete match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. Norway - Quarterfinal - October 1, 2003

 

US 3 North Korea 0

The United States closed group play with a victory against North Korea.  The game saw youngsters shine, veterans rest and the US maintain its momentum as it rolls into the quarter final match against Norway.  For the complete match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. North Korea - Game 3, Group A - September 28, 2003

 

US 5 Nigeria 0

The United States continued its dominance of Group A with a 5 goal outburst against Nigeria.  The veterans Mia Hamm and Kristine Lilly again led the way for Team USA.  For the complete match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. Nigeria - Game 2, Group A - September 25, 2003

 

US 3 Sweden 1

The United States started the 2003 Women's World Cup with a bang.  Team USA dominated against the highly touted Swedish National Team with strong performances from its offensive personality players, a solid defensive effort from the defenders and the midfield, and some late game heroics in goal.  A balanced performance, a dynamic offensive first half and a game in which the stars played like stars.  For the complete match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. Sweden - Game 1, Group A - September 21, 2003

 


US 5 Mexico 0

On September 7, 2003, the US Women's National Soccer Team played Mexico in their final match before the 2003 Women's World Cup.  It was an outing that saw many chances for the United States to score, three penalty kicks and the second goal in as many games for National Team newcomer Shannon Boxx.  For a complete match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. Mexico - September 7, 2003
 

US 5 Costa Rica 0

On September 1, 2003, the US Women's National Soccer Team played Costa Rica in one of the final tune-ups before the Women's World Cup.  It was a non-competitive outing and the United States dominated from the start.  For a complete match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. Costa Rica - September 1, 2003
 


2003 WWC Roster

On August 26, 2003, Coach April Heinrichs named the US Women's National Soccer Team roster for the 2003 Women's World Cup.  For my comments on the roster, please follow the link below.

WWC Roster Comments
 


US 1 Brazil 0

On Sunday, July 13, 2003, the US Women's National Soccer Team played the National Team of Brazil.  This match marked the last look at the team before the World Cup roster is selected.  The game featured a strong defensive performance from the entire team, strong goalkeeping and the usual consistently excellent play of some of the long time veterans.  For the complete match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. Brazil - July 13, 2003
 


US 5 Ireland 0

On Saturday, June 14, 2003, the US Women's National Soccer Team played the National Team of the Republic of Ireland.  The veteran US players saw limited playing time and the match was used to evaluate players trying to make the roster for the Women's World Cup.  The game saw strong performances from youngsters and veterans alike.  For the complete match report, please follow the link below.

United States v. Ireland - June 14, 2003

 


2003 WUSA Match Reports

Washington v. Philadelphia - May 10, 2003  

Washington v. San Jose - April 19, 2003

Washington v. New York - April 12, 2003

Washington v. Carolina - April 5, 2003
 


US 1 Iceland 0

On February 16 the US Women's National Soccer Team played a friendly against Iceland.  The US broke through the Iceland bunker in the opening minutes and netted the game winner early.  The game featured a return to form for defender Christie Pearce and a return to the field for veterans Kristine Lilly, Julie Foudy and Mia Hamm.  For the complete match report, please follow the link below.

 United States v. Iceland - February 16, 2003
 

Archives

For event and soccer match report archives and information, please see the links below.  Due to the demise of my old laptop, I no longer have direct access to any reports  before April 2002, but attempts to recover a more complete library of past reports are underway. 

 

Match Reports Coll. Cup 2002 Gold Cup 2002
 

Message Board

To talk about the latest match, game or confounding roster decision this is the place.  The topic is women's sports, the forum is largely unmoderated (spam and profanity and anything else I deem offensive will be deleted within 24 hours) so this board will be what you make it.  Enjoy.


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