Her year began with a broken left hand; now she's starting in goal for magicJack while Hope Solo is out with an injury.
With throngs of yellow-shirted fans screaming their support, Sweden takes a step toward the elite with a 2-1 win over the U.S.
The Ferns scored in the 90th minute and on the last kick of the game to tie Mexico 2-2. The draw ended an eight-game World Cup losing streak for New Zealand.
With two games under everyone's belts and just two more days remaining in the group stage, here's a look at the best and worst from the action in Germany.
Whether it's the number of defenders trying to stop her or admiring adversaries hoping to trade jerseys, the incomparable Brazilian draws a crowd.
A 3-0 loss to U.S. could have been worse, but Colombia shows some solid building blocks for the future.
With impressive passing and opportunistic strikes, Japan clinched a quarterfinal spot with a 4-0 win over Mexico and proved it's a serious contender.
The host nation's team puts in another uninspiring performance, this time against Nigeria. The margin for error will only get smaller going forward.
Even without its three top players, Equatorial Guinea hung tough against Norway. The underdogs held their opponents scoreless for 84 minutes before falling 1-0.
The Ferns believe a close loss to Japan, the highest-ranked team in its group, is a good sign and momentum-builder for upcoming games with England and Mexico.
espnW's Beau Dure experiences game day in Berlin.
With the thunderous support of a sold-out Olympic Stadium, the German national team defeated Canada in the tournament opener.
espnW's Beau Dure checks in with some Berlin travel tips.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter's remarks at the WWC opening press conference had a narrow focus and an abrupt ending.
Germans have long appreciated the strength of their men's World Cup teams. Now the German women are producing their own run of success at the highest level.