History Of U.S. Women's Soccer

Timeline created by mjmtimetoast13
  • Soccer Formed For Men

    Soccer Formed For Men
    The Football Association in London formed urban soccer. It was set up as a sport for men.
  • First Women's Soccer Team

    First Women's Soccer Team
    In 1914, women were employed to help produce ammunition for the first World War. These women made up the first U.S. soccer team and played their first game on December 25, 1917. They raised money for injured service men, along with bringing in strong crowds.
  • Lady Soccer Players Get Attention

    Lady Soccer Players Get Attention
    The women's soccer team, Dick-Kerr Ladies played the St. Helen Ladies with an audience of 53,000. Over 10,000 people who wanted to watch were locked out because the capacity had already been reached.
  • Banned From Soccer

    Banned From Soccer
    Women played soccer in England with a crowd of 53,000 In 1920. The Football Association in London were threteaned by the lady players, and in 1921, banned women from playing soccer for 50 years. The Association wanted men's soccer to stay the most popular.
  • First U.S. Women's Soccer League

    First U.S. Women's Soccer League
    The US established its first women's league in 1951, starting a change.The first complete women's soccer season was with the Craig Club Girls Soccer League's four teams who had complete schedules for two seasons. The history of Women soccer hit a big change.
  • Title 9

    Title 9
    The Title 9 was a law that gave both female and males the right to play any sport in the U.S. along with any special activities. No women was restricted from playing a certain sport.
  • U.S. Women's National Team's First Game

    U.S. Women's National Team's First Game
    The U.S. started a National Women's Soccer Team, who played their first game in 1985. The team played against Italy, losing 1-0 after a well-played game.
  • World Cup

    World Cup
    The U.S. women's soccer team won against Norway in the 1991 World Cup in China.
  • 1996 Olympics

    1996 Olympics
    1996 was the first year women's soccer was included in the olympics. The Americans won the gold against China with 2-1. This game was seen by the crowd of 76,481 people at Sanford Stadium and whoever watched it on television.
  • World Cup

    World Cup
    In 1999, the U.S. hosted the World Cup. The amount of teams went up from 12 to 16 this year. 32 games were played instead of 26. The Women's World Cup was getting more popular.
  • Win of World Cup

    Win of World Cup
    Near the end of the World Cup Tournament, only United States and China were left. This women's soccer game was seen by an audience of 90,000, which is more than any other women's sport has had. The U.S. beat China with penalty kicks of 5-4.
  • Women's United Soccer Association

    Women's United Soccer Association
    In 1999, the Women's United Soccer Association was being planned out. The plans began because 658,000 fans watched the women's World Cup Tournament. WUSA played its first season in 2001.
  • Women's United Soccer Association Ends

    Women's United Soccer Association Ends
    After three years, the Women's United Soccer Association lost a total of 100 million dollars and about 7,000 fans. The season of 2003 was the last ever season for the WUSA.
  • 2004 Olympics

    2004 Olympics
    The U.S.women's soccer team won 2-1 competing Brazil in 2004 Olympics. This helped show how amazing women soccer players can be.
  • Women's Professional Soccer Team Suspended

    Women's Professional Soccer Team Suspended
    In 2012, the Women's Professional Soccer League that started in 2009 was suspended due to money issues.
  • U.S. Women's National Soccer Team

    U.S. Women's National Soccer Team
    U.S. Women's National Team is now actively playing. The team did not stop trying through any hindering problems.
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    Women Competitions

    In the late 19th century, women started playing in informal soccer competitions in Scotland and England before Americans did.
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    Formal Competitions

    In Great Britain, France, and Canada, more women palyed competetive soccer. Women started taking the game more seriously in the early 1900's. This lead to influence the U.S. women's soccer.
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    Women Are Banned

    Women are banned from playing soccer for fifty years because their large crowd threatened the Football Association in London.