The United States defeated Canada, 21-5, Sunday at WakeMed Soccer Park to win the NACRA 7s Championship and qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Eagles stormed out to a 21-0 lead in the first half, and scrappy defense and Canadian mistakes helped the USA overcome two yellow cards and a flurry of penalties to hold on for the win.
Canada committed a penalty in the... Read More
Though the exact game-day roster still needs to be trimmed by one from the 13-man traveling squad named earlier this week, when the Eagles take the field Saturday at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. there’s a fair chance Chis Wyles will be kitted out and ready to contribute. With 45 appearances for the 15s team, making him the most-capped American fullback of all time, Wyles is creeping towards... Read More
Team USA coach Mike Friday has named a 13-man squad to travel to Cary, N.C. for the Olympic Qualifier Saturday and Sunday, and Canadian coach Liam Middleton named a 14-man team. Both will only be able to suit up 12 on Saturday. In total, six overseas pros have been drafted into the ranks of the heavy favorites for the weekend.
There's still pool play and some semifinals, but the ticket to Rio... Read More
CHULA VISTA, Calif. – Carmen Farmer and Richelle Stephens will make their Women’s Eagles Sevens debuts at the 2015 NACRA Sevens Championships as Ric Suggitt’s team fights for Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games qualification June 13-14.
The Eagles will play Barbados, Cayman Islands, and Jamaica in pool play at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C., Saturday, June 13, before three additional matches Sunday... Read More
The USA men are stacked up in Pool A with St. Vincent, Jamaica, Barbados and Mexico. They'll play three games Saturday and Jamaica in the pool finale Sunday. If all goes to plan, they'll play the second team from Pool B in the semifinals and Canada in the final.
The Eagle women are matched up with Cayman Islands, Jamaica and Barbados in Pool A. All eight particpants will be re-seeded for the... Read More
The USA women will have to wait until next month to qualify for the Olympics, as a 15-14 loss to England in the Amsterdam Cup Consolation sees them finish fifth in the World Series standings. The USA and England actually wound up tied in Series points at season’s end, but a superior point differential gives England the nod.
The four teams winning qualification via the Series are New Zealand,... Read More
Coming into the Cup rounds, there were three teams vying for Olympic qualification in Amsterdam. France was eliminated by Canada in the quarters, but the USA and England advanced, leaving two playing for a ticket to Rio. Both lost in the Cup Semifinals, England to Australia and the USA to Canada, leaving it all to play for in the Cup consolation at 11:04 a.m. ET.
Should the Eagles win, they’ll... Read More
The United States women went an impressive 3-0 on day one at Amsterdam 7s, the finale of the Women’s World Series. They opened with a 26-7 defeat of South Africa, followed that up with a 36-14 win over Fiji, and then finished with a 34-5 win over New Zealand – the team’s first ever.
Winning all three games was massively significant, with Olympic qualification on offer should the Eagles finish... Read More
The United States continued its winning ways with a 29-10 victory over rival Canada in the quarterfinals at the London 7s. It was a nice bounce back victory after the 40-0 thrashing the Eagles had at the hands of Canada last weekend.
The Eagles got on the board 20 seconds into the match when Madison Hughes fielded his own pooch kick and took it the distance to go up 7-0. The score would remain... Read More
It’s all to play for in the final Women’s 7s Series stop in Amsterdam next week, as the Eagles finished fourth in London Saturday – good enough to see them tie France for fourth in the Series standings. If they can finish higher than France and keep ahead of England, which sits just two points behind, in Holland, they will qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
The weekend was bittersweet on... Read More