The team advanced out of its group for the first time and also qualified for the 2012 Olympics. The hope is, maybe now, the country will notice.
Equatorial Guinea coach Marcelo Maria Frigerio confirmed Saturday that his women's soccer team has been removed from Olympic qualification by FIFA because of a player's nationality issues.
The Los Angeles Sol broke the bank to sign Marta, but it was a critical move for the fledgling Women's Professional Soccer league, writes Jacqueline Purdy.
The U.S. women and Brazil have developed a fierce rivalry. Jacqueline Purdy traces the history of the matchup.