American Heroes The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Road to Glory

American Heroes The U.S. Women's Soccer Team Road to Glory

As soon as she turned, Carli Lloyd knew what to do. It was the same thing she’d done so many times during her soccer career; an action she practiced over and over again – it was something she had worked on just in case the right moment presented itself in a match. And this was the right moment. On the field at BC Place in Vancouver, Canada, Carli Lloyd knew what she needed to do:

Shoot!

American Heroes is the story of the United States women’s national team, the good, the bad, and the ugly; the past, the present, and the future. Come along for the ride; it’s a tale filled with soaring wins, crushing losses, trophies, gold medals, and a few songs along the way.

Noah Davis is deputy editor at American Soccer Now and writes about sports for publications including New York, Details, Outside, The Wall Street Journal, and Grantland. He is the author of The World’s Best Soccer Striker.

Rick Leddy is a cartoonist, poet, blogger and editor. He is the author of LeBron James The King of the Game and Metro Mona Lisa, a collection of poems about Los Angeles. His columns have appeared in the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register.