Team USA ready for CONCACAF Women's World Cup qualifying


The U.S. women's national soccer team enters its sixth CONCACAF Women's World Cup qualifying tournament beginning Wednesday when it goes for one of three automatic berths at the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship.

The tournament runs through Oct. 26 in four cities in the United States: Chicago, Kansas City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

The USA, which includes Stanford grads Kelley O'Hara and Christen Press, heads into the tournament with a 10-2-3 record in 2014 while scoring 48 goals and allowing 11. The Americans are 7-0-2 in their past nine matches.

Team USA opens against Trinidad & Tobago at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas, on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. (PT), in a match televised on Fox Sports 2.

The U.S. is 22-1-0 all-time in CONCACAF Women's World Cup qualifying and has outscored its opponents by a 137-5 margin.

The USA's current 87-game unbeaten streak at home (76-0-11 since Nov. 6, 2004) is a team record.

U.S. Men's Under-23 team

The U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team capped off its trip to Brasilia with a 3-0 loss to Brazil's U-23 national team at Estadio Nacional.

Stanford sophomore Jordan Morris started for the Americans.

Men's soccer

Menlo made its first signing of the 2015 recruiting class this week in Foothill (Nevada) High senior forward Robert Cowan.

Cowan had a breakout junior high school season with 25 goals and 10 assists and was an All-Southern Nevada selection in 2013. This season, Cowan has scored 28 goals and recorded 6 assists through 15 games, leading his team to a 12-3 record.

"Robert is a proven goal scorer who will be a huge weapon for us next season said. "We are thrilled to have him in our program."

— Palo Alto Online Sports/USA soccer

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