The FIFA Women's World Cup is arguably the biggest female sporting event in history, from the marketing to the coverage. And before the U.S. Women's National Team heads to Canada -- hoping to bring home its first world cup in 16 years -- they faced the cameras in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday.
The lights have never been brighter for the USNWT and the expectations to win have never been higher.
Abby Wambach is one of the most decorated athletes in U.S. history. She says only a world cup trophy is missing from the mantel.
Of the 23 women on the team, four are from New Jersey. Heather O'Reilly graduated from East Brunswick High School. South Jersey native Carli Lloyd says that a win now could be big as soccer is popularity surges in the United States.
The team will play final tune-up game at Red Bulls Stadium in Harrison, N.J., Saturday before heading out.