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.
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.
The U.S. women got a tough draw on paper -- France, North Korea and Colombia -- but coach Pia Sundhage isn't concerned, writes Jeff Carlisle, as it's nothing they haven't handled before.
How will the suspension of Women's Professional Soccer affect the U.S. women's ability to properly prepare for the Olympics -- and beyond?
It's no secret that the WPS is struggling to attract fans and media attention. Can the league succeed? Jeff Carlisle looks at the challenges -- and opportunities -- ahead.