The Flash drew players from all over the soccer map, melding their talents into a WPS force that out-muscled the Independence in Saturday's championship.
After the Women's Professional Soccer league banned owner and sometimes coach Dan Borislow from the sideline, he named Abby Wambach player-coach.
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.
Marta had a Diego Maradona moment of sorts in Brazil's commanding 3-0 win over Norway in the Women's World Cup, writes Beau Dure.
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.
Traditional powers Norway and Brazil will do battle in a Group D match after each failed to impress in the first round of games, writes Beau Dure.
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.
Host Germany started its Women's World Cup with a commanding 2-1 win over Canada. Here are three things we learned from the victory, writes Beau Dure.
With the thunderous support of a sold-out Olympic Stadium, the German national team defeated Canada in the tournament opener.