After another World Cup disappointment, it's clear that the days of the U.S. women's national team being the team to beat are over, writes Graham Hays.
As the old guard begins to phase out, Graham Hays names six players that could be difference-makers for the U.S. women in 2011.
Greg Ryan's decision to change goalkeepers overshadowed one simple fact. Brazil are a far better team than the U.S., writes Graham Hays.
After some pointed postgame criticism of Greg Ryan, Hope Solo's future with the U.S. team is unclear, writes Graham Hays.
By opting for Briana Scurry against Brazil, Greg Ryan has made the biggest gamble of his coaching career, writes Graham Hays.
The goals have yet to flow as expected for Kristine Lilly in this World Cup, but the U.S. isn't concerned, writes Graham Hays.
Brazil's "other" striker, Cristiane, is a dangerous force in her own right, writes Graham Hays.
Brazil is lauded for its flair, but the U.S. is prepared for a physical matchup (Thursday 8 a.m. ET, ESPN2), writes Graham Hays.
The U.S. will need to rediscover its offensive rhythm if it hopes to defeat England (Saturday, 8 a.m. ET, ESPN2), writes Graham Hays.
In the win against Nigeria, the U.S. women's national team played its best possession soccer of the opening round, writes Graham Hays.
North Korea and Brazil could be the teams that end the domination of the World Cup by the U.S. and Europe, writes Graham Hays.
The U.S. women can't take their final Group B opponent Nigeria (Tuesday, 8 a.m. ET, ESPN) for granted, writes Graham Hays.
Tina Ellertson could have played for Ghana, but she opted for the U.S. She hasn't regretted her decision, writes Graham Hays.
The U.S. women take on a familiar opponent, Sweden, in a critical matchup (Friday, 5 a.m ET., ESPN), writes Graham Hays.
The North Koreans lived up their billing as a possible dark horse as the U.S. was fortunate to escape with a draw, writes Graham Hays.
To alleviate the offensive burden, Lori Chalupny and Carli Lloyd must step up for the U.S. in midfield, writes Graham Hays.