US midfielder Carli Lloyd (10) dribbles away from German defender Annike Krahn (5). The U.S. Women’s National Team tied Germany 1-1 in a friendly at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL on October 20, 2012.
There was no champagne or celebration for the Columbus Crew following Sunday’s victory. Rather, there was a team-wide belief that there is one more step to take.
Carli Lloyd has been nominated for FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year, while Jill Ellis is in the running for FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football.
The New York Red Bulls admitted following their playoff elimination that they were second-best in the Eastern Conference Finals series vs. the Columbus Crew.
A handful of surprise teams reached the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals on Saturday and Sunday, and no result was more shocking than No. 3 seed Georgetown falling to unseeded Boston College.
The Columbus Crew reached the MLS Cup Final despite falling, 1-0, to the New York Red Bulls in the second leg of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday.
For the first time in their brief MLS history, the Portland Timbers will play in the MLS Cup after defeating FC Dallas, 5-3, on aggregate.
Bobby Wood set up a goal, Fabian Johnson scored two, and more in this past weekend’s Americans Abroad action.