Former national team star Kristine Lilly, a veteran of five World Cups, is now a wife and mother cheering the U.S. from afar. Her thoughts on Sunday's final.
Jul 15 | By Jane McManus
She's gone from reserve on the '99 team to an integral part of the defense on this one. She's team captain, fourth in caps all time -- and, oh yes, a mother of two.
Jul 14 5:08 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
How did she prep for games? What does she miss most about playing? And who does she like best on the U.S. team? Mia Hamm spills all.
Jul 14 | By Mia Hamm
The U.S. women advanced to the finals and David Stern is the boogeyman. Here's what else you missed last night.
Jul 14 4:35 PM ET | By Stacy Title
Thomas Dennerby thinks scoring will be a problem for Japan against a "very solid, powerful" U.S. team. His squad is the only one to face the U.S. and Japan.
Jul 14 3:36 PM ET | By Joanne C. Gerstner
Playing together and playing for their country has spurred the Japanese on an amazing run.
Jul 14 3:33 PM ET | By Joanne C. Gerstner
The team advanced out of its group for the first time and also qualified for the 2012 Olympics. The hope is, maybe now, the country will notice.
Jul 14 1:30 PM ET | By Jacqueline Purdy
With France dominating play, super-subs come off the bench and make a difference in the second half
Jul 14 7:28 AM ET | By Jacqueline Purdy
A 3-1 win over Sweden puts Japan in the World Cup final for the first time and gives the still-recovering country something to feel good about.
Jul 13 | By Joanne C. Gerstner
espnW editor Joanne Gerstner takes viewers on a tour of the grounds of the FIFA Women's World Cup Stadium, where Team USA and Japan will face off in the tournament's final on Sunday.
Jul 13 | By Joanne C. Gerstner
As the only player on the USA team to have won a Women's World Cup, Christie Rampone talks about what the team needs to do to prepare for Sunday's finals match against Japan and about Abby Wambach's clutch plays.
Over the last three weeks, Japan has beaten opponents with its precision passing and possession game. The U.S. counters with a more physical team.
Jul 13 7:22 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
Mia Hamm talks about the extreme work ethic that makes the U.S. such a formidable team year after year.
Jul 2 | By Mia Hamm
During Wednesday's match against France, Alex Morgan scored USA's third goal to ensure her team's spot in the Women's World Cup finals. Watch as Morgan tells what it was like to score her first World Cup goal.
France was brilliant against the U.S., dominating large stretches of the game with beautiful, technically proficient passing. But Les Bleus still came away empty handed in the World Cup semifinals.
Jul 13 4:06 PM ET | By Roger Bennett
U.S.'s never-say-die attitude was too much for France, and now the Americans are one match away from winning the World Cup. Jeff Carlisle hands out the grades for each U.S. player's performance.
Jul 13 3:35 PM ET | By Jeff Carlisle
Bob Ley, Tony DiCicco, Brandi Chastain, Ian Darke and Julie Foudy discuss USA's 3-1 win over France in the semifinals of the Women's World Cup. USA coach Pia Sundhage also shares her thoughts on the team's victory.
She's only 10 but eats, breathes and sleeps soccer. So see how the next generation looks at the Women's World Cup through the eyes of our wunderkind.
Jul 11 | By Sydney from Seattle
This year "Black Wednesday" has a chance to be one of the biggest sports days of the year as the U.S. women attempt to make World Cup final for the first time in 12 years. World Cup action, WNBA games and The ESPYs headline today's Games We're Watching.
Jul 13 12:25 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
FIFA will showcase its tenth annual "Anti-Discrimination Day" at WWC Wednesday, but some activists see their stance on homophobia as all-talk and no action.
Jul 12 | By Sarah Spain
While she feels honored to have called the epic U.S.-Brazil match last Sunday, Julie Foudy is less than impressed with footage of her own performance as a sideline reporter from way-back-when.
Will Mia Hamm come out of retirement? What are the characteristics of a leader on the field? Find out as she answers questions from her fans.
Abby Wambach shares what the roller-coaster semifinal game was like for her -- from questionable officiating to her clutch 122nd-minute goal.
The Japanese come from an emotional place, hoping to uplift their devastated country. The Swedes have been to the World Cup final once and are driven to return.
Jul 12 5:03 PM ET | By Joanne C. Gerstner