Not only have USA participated in all six previous editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, but they are also the only team to have reached the semi-finals of each tournament.

The Stars and Stripes won the inaugural Women's World Cup at China PR 1991, eventual champions Norway knocked out the Americans at Sweden 1995, USA secured their second championship on home soil in 1999, they took third at USA 2003 and China 2007, and four years ago they succumbed to Japan on penalties in the Final of Germany 2011.