From Mia Hamm to Megan Rapinoe, the 11 most influential American female soccer players have made a lasting impact on the sport, on and off the field.
Here's six stories to follow for the women's Olympic tournament, writes Jeff Carlilse.
The U.S. faces a tough and creative France side in both teams' opening-round match in the 2012 Olympics. Jeff Carlisle breaks down the match.
Megan Rapinoe has fought her way back into the starting lineup and is now poised to help lead the U.S. to gold at the London Games, writes Jeff Carlisle.
It hasn't always been easy, but Christie Rampone's ability to manage the stresses of work and home has made her the perfect captain for this U.S. women's national team, writes Jeff Carlisle.