The United States women's national soccer team
is operated by the United States Soccer Federation
. The team has won three Women's World Cups
); three Olympic Women's Tournaments
(1996, 2004 and 2008) and ten Algarve Cups
(2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015). The United States U-19 women's national soccer team also won the inaugural FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship
The team played its first match on August 19, 1985, coached by Mike Ryan. In March 2004, two of its stars, Mia Hamm and Michelle Akers, were the only two women named to the FIFA 100, a list of the 125 greatest living footballers chosen by Pelé as part of FIFA's centenary observances.
Among its many other honors, the team was selected the US Olympic Committee's Team of the Year in 1997 and 1999. Sports Illustrated magazine chose the entire team as its 1999 Sportspeople of the Year.