posted by Spock
They did play a mens team awhile back before leaving for WC. They played a U16 team in California and lost to them 2-1.
Altough that does surprise me....
I played a few p/u games with some girls on the women's team in college. Not UConn, but D1 mid-major. I was a decent player, but it's not like I ever would have started on a D1 team in high school. Anyway, the girls mixed it up but I was surprised by weak they were (and I was deliberately trying NOT to be physical, but I was playing). I didn't have any problem playing against them, whereas the 12th man on the men's team would easily embarass me. Heck, we used to play some of the "unskilled" football players and they would just dominate with their athleticism.
The women can be skilled, and often probably more fundamentally sound...but the difference in athleticism is too much to overcome. Athleticism is also usually why the men's sports are more popular.