Germany's explosive offensive attack rose to the occasion in the Women's World Cup final and in the end was too much for Sweden or any team to contain.
The U.S. played with the essential amount of pride and with a renewed sense of creativity to beat Canada 3-1 and take third place at the Women's World Cup.
After being an underdog in the semifinal, Germany is now the favorite against Sweden and must deal with the pressure of being expected to win.
Marc Connolly takes a look at what may have contributed to the Americans' semifinal defeat against Germany.
The U.S., Germany matchup in the World Cup semifinals is a showdown of the best two women's teams on the planet.
The U.S.-Norway clash wasn't pretty, but the Americans survived by using all means necessary to earn a hard-fought 1-0 victory.
A lot is usually at stake when the U.S. and Norway square off, and that's the case again when the two teams clash in a highly-anticipated Women's World Cup quarterfinal.
Kristine Lilly's impressive play in the attacking-midfielder role has added another dangerous dimension to the U.S. attack.
After some extensive research, Marc Connolly picks his 10 best Women's World Cup players of all time.
If you're not familiar with Sweden's Hanna Ljungberg or Brazil's Katia, Marc Connolly lists his top 10 world stars to keep an eye on during the coming weeks.
The U.S. faced some adversity since winning the 1999 World Cup, but five key changes re-energized the defending champions.
A player-by-player look at the talented U.S. newcomers who will be making their Women's World Cup debuts in 2003.
The 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup gives fans who missed out four years ago a second chance to feel the excitement that only a World Cup can bring.
Defender Cat Reddick shared her thoughts on being the only college player on the U.S. Women's World Cup squad and more with Marc Connolly.
Washington Freedom goalie Siri Mullinix shared her thoughts on how to save a penalty kick, the Women's World Cup and more with Marc Connolly.