Monday July 6th, 2015

After Sunday night’s 5–2 win over Japan in the 2015 Women’s World Cup final, the U.S. women’s national team returns home as champions.

Carli Lloyd stole the show with her hat trick in the first 16 minutes and later won the Golden Ball as the World Cup’s best player after scoring six goals in six games.

Tobin Heath and Lauren Holiday also scored against Japan, helping the U.S. to its first Women’s World Cup title in 16 years. 

While the Women's World Cup won't return until 2019, you don't have to wait four years, or even until next summer's Olympics to watch the stars of the U.S. women's national team. 

The USWNT is expected to play 10 friendlies in the U.S. for the rest of the year, with a pair already set for August against Costa Rica. But you can also watch members of the team compete on the club level in the National Women's Soccer League. The World Cup winners will return to their clubs, many of which have several games this month.

Boston Breakers

Alyssa Naeher, goalkeeper: Naeher did not appear in the World Cup.

July 9, 7 p.m. ET: FC Kansas City
July 15, 7 p.m.: Chicago Red Stars
July 18, 8 p.m.: at Chicago Red Stars
July 25, 7 p.m.: at Sky Blue FC
Aug. 1, 4 p.m.: Seattle Reign FC
Aug. 5, 10 p.m.: at Portland Thorns FC
Aug. 8, 7 p.m.: Washington Spirit
Aug. 22, 8 p.m.: at FC Kansas City
Aug. 26, 10 p.m.: at Seattle Reign FC
Aug. 30, 8:30 p.m.: Houston Dash

Chicago Red Stars

Shannon Boxx, midfielder: Boxx played in one game of the World Cup, seeing 16 minutes on the field during the U.S. win over Nigeria in the group stage.

Lori Chalupny, defender: Chalupny appeared in one game, logging nine minutes in the U.S. win over Colombia in the round of 16 on June 22. 

Julie Johnston, defender: Johnston played in all seven World Cup games, logging two assists and one yellow card. She was one of eight finalists for the Golden Ball despite not initially being on the USWNT roster for World Cup qualifying and not playing as the team clinched its Cup berth.

Christen Press, forward: Press made it into four World Cup games, logging 179 minutes and one goal, which came in the group stage win over Australia on June 8.

July 12, 8:30 p.m.: at Houston Dash
July 15, 7 p.m.: at Boston Breakers
July 18, 8 p.m.: Boston Breakers
July 25, 7 p.m.: at Washington Spirit
Aug. 1, 8 p.m.: FC Kansas City
Aug. 9, 9:30 p.m.: at Portland Thorns FC
Aug. 12, 2 p.m.: Sky Blue FC
Aug. 23, 5 p.m.: Western New York Flash
Aug. 29, 7 p.m.: at Western New York Flash
Sept. 6, 5 p.m.: Houston Dash

FC Kansas City

Lauren Holiday, midfielder: Holiday saw action in six games, scoring her goal in the final win over Japan.

Heather O’Reilly, midfielder: O’Reilly saw nine minutes in her only game of the World Cup, the USA's 1–0 win over China in the quarterfinals on June 26.

Becky Sauerbrunn, defender: Sauerbrunn starred in the World Cup, anchoring the U.S.’ strong defense and earning praise from SI’s Grant Wahl as the most outstanding player of the tournament entering Sunday’s final.

Amy Rodriguez, forward: Rodriguez appeared in two games, logging 118 minutes over the quarterfinals win over China and the group-stage draw with Sweden.

July 9, 7 p.m.: at Boston Breakers
July 15, 8 p.m.: Houston Dash
July 29, 8:30 p.m.: at Houston Dash
Aug. 1, 8 p.m.: at Chicago Red Stars
Aug. 8, 8 p.m.: Western New York Flash
Aug. 12, 8 p.m.: Portland Thorns FC
Aug. 22, 8 p.m.: Boston Breakers
Aug. 27, 8 p.m.: Washington Spirit
Sept. 6, 6 p.m.: at Sky Blue FC

Houston Dash

Morgan Brian, midfielder: Brian played six games and posted in assist over 353 minutes in the World Cup, but her influence in the midfield and defined role allowed Carli Lloyd the freedom to be more aggresive in the attack.

Meghan Klingenberg, defender: Klingenberg was a World Cup mainstay, logging a full 630 minutes. Against Sweden, she cleared a Swedish goal attempt with a header off the crossbar that ultimately preserved a scoreless draw.

Carli Lloyd, midfielder: Lloyd’s World Cup for the ages saw her play a full 630 minutes and score six goals with one assist. Her hat trick 16 minutes into the final tied her with Germany’s Celia Sasic for the tournament lead with six goals.

July 12, 8:30 p.m.: Chicago Red Stars
July 15, 8 p.m.: at FC Kansas City
July 25, 7 p.m.: at Western New York Flash
July 29, 8:30 p.m.: FC Kansas City
Aug. 1, 7 p.m.: at Washington Spirit
Aug. 7, 8:30 p.m.: Sky Blue FC
Aug. 12, 10 p.m.: at Seattle Reign FC
Aug. 21, 8 p.m.: Seattle Reign FC
Aug. 30, 8:30 p.m.: Boston Breakers
Sept. 6, 5 p.m.: at Chicago Red Stars

Portland Thorns FC

Tobin Heath, midfielder: Heath played in six World Cup games, recording 436 minutes and one goal, which she scored in Sunday’s final after Japan had cut the U.S. lead to two goals.

Alex Morgan, forward: One of USWNT’s greatest stars played 436 minutes over seven games, scoring the eventual game-winner against Colombia in the round of 16.

July 11, 7 p.m.: at Sky Blue FC
July 22, 10 p.m.: Seattle Reign FC
July 26, 7 p.m.: at Seattle Regin FC
July 29, 7 p.m.: at Western New York Flash
Aug. 5, 10 p.m.: Boston Breakers
Aug. 9, 9:30 p.m.: Chicago Red Stars
Aug. 12, 8 p.m.: at FC Kansas City
Aug. 22, 7 p.m.: at Sky Blue FC
Aug. 30, 9:30 p.m.: Washington Spirit
Sept. 4, 7 p.m.: at Western New York Flash

Seattle Reign FC

Megan Rapinoe, midfielder: Rapinoe played in six games for 466 minutes, scoring two goals with two assists. Rapinoe scored the first U.S. goal of the World Cup against Australia and added another later in the game.

Hope Solo, goalkeeper: Solo played all 630 minutes of the World Cup, leading all regular goalkeepers with an 83.3% save rate, making 15 saves and winning the tournament’s Golden Glove as the top goalkeeper. She matched a record with 540 consecutive shutout minutes.

(Note: Seattle also holds the NWSL rights to Abby Wambach, who announced in March that she'd be sitting out this club season).

July 11, 10 p.m.: Western New York Flash
July 18, 7 p.m.: at Washington Spirit
July 22, 10 p.m.: at Portland Thorns FC
July 26, 7 p.m.: Portland Thorns FC
Aug. 1, 4 p.m.: at Boston Breakers
Aug. 12, 10 p.m.: Houston Dash
Aug. 21, 8 p.m.: at Houston Dash
Aug. 26, 10 p.m.: Boston Breakers
Aug. 29, 10 p.m.: Sky Blue FC
Sept. 5, 7 p.m.: at Washington Spirit

Sky Blue FC

Kelley O’Hara, defender: O’Hara appeared in three games and 105 minutes, scoring a close-range goal to ice the U.S. semifinal win over Germany, the first international goal of her career.

Christie Rampone, defender: Rampone, the 40-year-old captain, appeared in two games, including the final before she lifted the World Cup trophy along with Abby Wambach. Rampone has not announced her future plans, but is widely expected to retire.

July 11, 7 p.m.: Portland Thorns FC
July 19, 3 p.m.: at Western New York Flash
July 25, 7 p.m.: Boston Breakers
Aug. 1, 7 p.m.: Western New York Flash
Aug. 7, 8:30 p.m.: at Houston Dash
Aug. 12, 2 p.m.: at Chicago Red Stars
Aug. 22, 7 p.m.: Portland Thorns FC
Aug. 29, 10 p.m.: at Seattle Reign FC
Sept. 6, 6 p.m.: FC Kansas City

Washington Spirit

Ashlyn Harris, goalkeeper: Harris did not appear in the World Cup.

Ali Krieger, defender: Krieger started every match, recording 621 minutes over seven games and adding one assist.

July 18, 7 p.m.: Seattle Reign FC
July 25, 7 p.m.: Chicago Red Stars
Aug. 1, 7 p.m.: Houston Dash
Aug. 8, 7 p.m.: at Boston Breakers
Aug. 12, 7 p.m.: Western New York Flash
Aug. 27, 8 p.m.: at FC Kansas City
Aug. 30, 9:30 p.m.: at Portland Thorns FC

Western New York Flash

Whitney Engen, defender: Engen did not appear in the World Cup.

Sydney Leroux, forward: Leroux posted 182 minutes over four games in her native country. She had one assist, but it was a big one–it came on the eventual game-winning goal in the opener against Australia.

July 11, 10 p.m.: at Seattle Reign FC
July 19, 3 p.m.: Sky Blue FC
July 25, 7 p.m.: Houston Dash
July 29, 7 p.m.: Portland Thorns FC
Aug. 1, 7 p.m.: at Sky Blue FC
Aug. 8, 8 p.m.: at FC Kansas City
Aug. 12, 7 p.m.: at Washington Spirit
Aug. 23, 5 p.m.: at Chicago Red Stars
Aug. 29, 7 p.m.: Chicago Red Stars
Sept. 4, 7 p.m.: Portland Thorns FC

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