So I ask the American commentators, please stop announcing that Landon Donovan is the “all-time U.S. leading goal scorer.” He is not. With 57 international goals, he’s not even in the Top Five.

The all-time U.S. leading goal scorer is Abby Wambach, with 167 goals, followed by Mia Hamm (158), Kristine Lilly (130), Michelle Akers (105) and Tiffeny Milbrett (100). In fact, Abby Wambach is the all-time leading goal scorer in the world, among all soccer players, male or female.


Brandi Chastain, Michelle Akers, Tiffeny Milbrett, Abby Wambach, Amy Rodriguez & Sydney Leroux have each set a record of goals in a single game which is 5 for the USWNT. Brandi Chastain scored hers on April 18, 1991 against Mexico in a 12-0 win. Michelle Akers scored a few months later on November 24, 1991 against Chinese Taipei with a score of 7-0 during the 1991 Women’s World Cup. Tiffeny Milbrett helped the United States get the 9-0 win against Panama on November 2, 2002. Abby Wambach got her 5 goals in the second half vs. Ireland being the only player to score in that game on October 23, 2004. Amy Rodriguez came on as a sub in the second half on January 20, 2012 scoring her 5 goals helping the US defeat the Dominican Republic 14-0. Two days later on January 22, 2012, Sydney Leroux, also coming on as a sub, got her 5 goals in the 13-0 win against Guatemala in only her second appearance with the United States senior team.  

So I’m reading The Girls of Summer again. It’s the book on the 99 USWNT written by Jere Longman. If you haven’t already, check it out!

Anyways… I was reading and about 20 pages in and they started talking about how close the team was. Then I read this:
“When Tiffeny Milbrett lost a necklace during practice, play was halted and the entire team walked the field in search of the missing jewelry.”



Tiffeny Milbrett and Title IX


Most awkward video ever? Possibly. Christine Sinclair saying “cheesesteaks” will haunt me in my sleep.