Since 2014 the U.S. Women’s Soccer National Team has been the team that captured not only America’s attention but the world’s. The team’s unprecedented two-year tear includes winning the CONCACAF Gold Cup, Algarve Cup, and World Cup, the latter becoming the third for the team, making the U.S. the winningest nation in Women’s World Cup history.
Oh, and along the winning way, the team became the favorite heading into the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Gear up for all the action in this perfectly summer feminine favorite.
While the chant’s origins are debated—did it stem from fans of the Naval Academy? Utah State? San Diego State?—over the past few years “I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN” has become nearly as ubiquitous a soccer cheer as “Seven Nation Army.”
Rep your American pride this summer while proudly declaring your belief that the U.S. Women’s National Team will win their fifth gold medal in six attempts, and sixth medal overall!
After 21 years, U.S. Soccer updated their crest, and it’s a slick, streamlined and bold badge of honor that nods to the past but looks to a rich future. The 2016 rebranding draws on the initial 1913 crest with seven red and six white vertical stripes representing America’s foundation and flag. Topping off the stripes are those tried and true three letters in blue: USA. Gone are the distracting stars and the goofy soccer ball from the 1995 crest. Don the shield and ready for a new era in U.S. Soccer.
Long before the 1783 Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War, and before the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, in October of 1775, America’s Navy was established.
One of the U.S. Navy’s earliest victories came at the Battle of Flamborough, where John Paul Jones, commanding America’s Bonhomme Richard, ran into Great Britain’s HMS Serapis in the North Sea on September 23, 1779. The much debated (and much celebrated) showdown at sea was hardly looking in our favor—Jones was even requested to surrender. His response, “I have not yet begun to fight.” His resilience and ultimately victory set the tone for one of the most dominant fleets in the world. Pay homage.
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