From CBS Sports in 2017:
FC Dallas under-15 boys squad beat the U.S. Women’s National Team in a scrimmage
The match was in preparation for Thursday’s USWNT friendly versus Russia
Apr 4, 2017 at 3:44 pm ET • 1 min read
In preparation for two upcoming friendlies against Russia, the U.S. women’s national team played the FC Dallas U-15 boys academy team on Sunday and fell 5-2, according to FC Dallas’ official website.
U-15 means Under 15 Years Old.
… Of course, this match against the academy team was very informal and should not be a major cause for alarm. The U.S. surely wasn’t going all out, with the main goal being to get some minutes on the pitch, build chemistry when it comes to moving the ball around, improve defensive shape and get ready for Russia. …
The game will, however, serve as a great anecdote for the kids on the FC Dallas squad to tell their grandchildren about one day. It also speaks highly of the level of academy development MLS teams are doing these days.
My 1997 National Review article “Track and Battlefield” remains about the best quantitative analysis of differences in men and women athletes’ performance in any one sport: Olympic track.
I was asked why the US Women’s team dominates women’s soccer but the US Men’s team does not dominate men’s soccer:
America dominates women’s soccer for the same reason South Korea dominates women’s golf: because nobody else cares.