U.S. heads to Women's WC with focus, awareness
When Mexico defeated the U.S. women's soccer team on Nov. 5, it turned the women's soccer world upside down. But since that loss, the U.S. has rebounded by defeating Italy in a home-and-away playoff series, and in doing so, claiming the last berth in the Women's World Cup. What the Americans also received was more attention on emerging stars, more focus on the need to improve in the next six months and more awareness that the developmental system for soccer needs help.
Updated: January 25, 2011, 11:31 AM ETBy Julie Foudy