Found July 21, 2012 on
The expectations facing the US women's national team heading into the 2012 London Olympics are astronomical. You could even say they are impossible to live up to. And there are many reasons why.
The past year has not been a good one for women's soccer in the US. Between the World Cup final loss to Japan last summer and the collapse of Women's Professional Soccer, there is a growing feeling of desperation around the women's game in the nation.
Marketers, fans, administrators, players and coaches are dying for something positive to happen with the USWNT, and that is an amazingly challenging atmosphere for anybody to be in.
Add in the sinking reality that stars Abby Wambach and Hope Solo are approaching the tail end of their careers, and the pressure to succeed weighs on the team now more than ever.
Asking this US team to win gold in London and "save" the game in America is certainly not fair, but it's the point we have come to. This is the final chanc...
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Winning gold medals hasn't been a problem for Abby Wambach and the U.S. Women's soccer team.
So far, attempts to convert their success into a sustainable professional women's league at home have turned out to be fool's gold.
And if a good performance at the London Olympics can't kick-start the revival of an entity to take the place of the now-defunct Women&...
LBS spoke with former gold medal and World Cup winning soccer player Brandi Chastain recently to preview Team USA’s chances at the Summer Games in London. Chastain spoke with me on behalf of the Capital One Cup, which was won by Stanford and Florida in 2012, and for whom she is a spokesperson. We discussed Hope Solo’s positive drug test, compared the World Cup to the Olympics...
According to the Daily Mirror, each competitor at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London will receive 15 free condoms. If there are 10,000 athletes competing, how many free condoms will there be? Since this is about sex and the Olympics instead of solving elementary math problems, the answer is simply 150,000 free condoms.
We aren’t sure about this one, but it appears that Durex is...
This may seem like a rather big call but, in my mind, the women’s football can be a much better competition to watch because it can be more entertaining. This is mostly because it is an open-age tournament unlike the men’s which is restricted to players aged 23 and under, robbing the fans of the opportunity to see many of the big names in world football taking part in the competition...