United States' Abby Wambach (left) and United States goalkeeper Hope Solo celebrate winning the the quarterfinal match between Brazil and the United States at the Women's Soccer World Cup in Dresden, Germany, on July 10, 2011.
The U.S. Women’s Soccer team couldn’t stop Japan in the World Cup Finals, but that’s not stopping their stars from rising here at home.
“There’s going to be such a tremendous spirit of camaraderie," said U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo in a statement. "It’s going to be a great weekend.”
Regular registration for the Chicago Marathon ended in record time with the maximum 45,000 participants signing up for the annual 26.2-mile run in just 31 days. That's three weeks faster than last year.