2007 Women’s World Cup – USA Team in 3rd Place

6 11 2007

The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team won a bronze medal at the 2007 Women’s World Cup held in China in September. Still, it’s a shame that the 2007 Women’s World Cup received very little coverage in the United States’ media. Because of the time difference, the games were televised at between 5 am and 8 am in the morning. There was little or no mention on national network news or newspapers.

At the time in September, I visited various sports websites for news and stats about the World Cup and I found nada! My best source for information was Wikipedia.

2007 Women’s World Cup On Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_FIFA_Women’s_World_Cup

Ironic? Maybe. But the media is not the only party to blame. Why was the World Cup held during the busiest sports month. In September you have College Football, Pro Football, the end of Baseball, and the beginning of international soccer leagues around the world.

This is a column that appeared on USA Today last month.

FIFA’s World Cup timing doing women’s soccer a disservice
By: Christine Brenna, USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/columnist/brennan/2007-09-05-world-cup-timing_n.htm

So here is my little part to cover the 2007 Women’s World Cup.

Did you know that Carli Lloyd, US’ midfielder, is a Rutgers University ’04 alumni? And that she was named first-team all-Big East Conference for four straight years and Big East midfielder of the year in 2004? Here a link to her website, CarliLloyd.com. And this is a link to her ussoccer.com biography.


Video of Carli Lloyd on youtube.com

Did you also know that Heather O’Reilly, 22, US’ forward, currently playing soccer for the University of North Carolina, was born in New Brunswick, NJ and grew up in East Brunswick, NJ.


USsoccer.com interview of Heather O’Reilly (part 1)

She wrote a blog hosted on Soccer.com during the 2007 Women’s World Cup. Here is a link to her blog.
http://www.soccer.com/chinablog/index.blog?cm_mmc=SOCCER-_-china2007-_-banner-_-OReillyBlog

So that’s it.

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