Who needs the World Cup? The United States already has a world-championship soccer squad - the US Women's National Team.
And last weekend, before a modest but still record-breaking crowd of 6,511, the American women added another international victory, the Chiquita Cup, by defeating Norway in the final, 4-1.Displaying their trademark aggressiveness and attacking style, the US was undefeated in the week-long, four-team tournament, beating soccer powers Germany (2-1) and China (1-0) as well.
For all their success, however, the US women have spent very little time in the spotlight. Most American sports fans don't even know that The women's national team won the first-ever Women's World Championship (the equivalent of the men's World Cup) in 1991 in China, and that it is favored to be a repeat champion in Sweden next year.