Women's Soccer

Record-Setting Attendance Of Over 31,000 Watches First-Ever WSL Manchester Derby

With men’s club soccer on hiatus due to the international break, the women’s game took center stage in England this weekend with the opening of the new Women’s Super League season. The marquee matchup was a first-ever WSL Manchester derby between City and United at the Etihad Stadium.

The previous attendance record for a WSL match was set by Arsenal last year with a crowd of 5,265; the crowd on hand yesterday in Manchester smashed that with a total of 31,213 spectators.

And they left happy thanks to an incredible strike from Scotland international Caroline Weir. 

Record-Setting, Controversial Track Star Caster Semenya Joins South African Club

Caster Semenya, a record-setting world champion track athlete, is following in the steps of another popular runner, Usain Bolt. Semenya announced Friday she’s joining JVW FC, a South African soccer team. 

Iranian Woman Arrested For Attending Soccer Match Sets Self On Fire

Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iranian women have been barred from stadiums to watch men’s soccer matches (or any other sport). The clerical regime claims it promotes promiscuity to see men play in shorts. 

USWNT Legend Heather O’Reilly Named UNC Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach

Last week, one of the greatest players in University of North Carolina and USWNT history announced that she’s returning to her old stomping grounds. This time, Heather O’Reilly will be telling others to “get on the line.”

O’Reilly is joining the UNC women’s soccer team alongside Anson Dorrance as the assistant coach. Dorrance’s introduction of O’Reilly truly explained her importance to both the UNC squad and the USWNT — along with, of course, calling her out for mistakes.

Did Anyone Else See Daniëlle Van De Donk's Ridiculous Volleyed Goal?

After a stellar World Cup campaign in which she helped carry the Netherlands to a World Cup final, Dutch playmaker Danielle van de Donk continues to show that she’s world class. Tuesday night's 3-0 thrashing of Turkey was business as usual for the Netherlands women’s national team, but that didn’t keep Van de Donk from adding a little bit of magic.

Jamaica Women's National Team Goes On Strike After 9 Months Without Pay

The Jamaica women’s national team has announced that it will refuse to play until it receives the compensation that the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) owes them.

England’s Georgia Stanway Scores A Stunner And Laughs It Off Like A Boss

After finishing fourth at the 2019 Women’s World Cup, the England women’s national team has reconvened under Phil Neville with a squad that includes established stars like Steph Houghton, Lucy Bronze and Toni Duggan, but the Lionesses are clearly building for the future with their sights set on capturing UEFA Women’s Euro 2021 on home soil.

The USWNT Killed It At The 2019 MTV VMAs

The post-World Cup USWNT lovefest continued at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards on Monday. Women’s World Cup winners Alex Morgan, Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger were invited to present one of the VMAs and weren’t a bit out of place among music’s biggest celebrities.

And you know they brought style and class to the whole operation.

Orlando Pride Coach On Equal Pay: U.S. Women Shouldn’t ‘Sell Out’

You probably didn’t know who the Orlando Pride coach was when you clicked on this article. Given his recent comments and his club’s appalling performance this season, you probably won’t need to know his name much longer.

Juan Mata Says Players Shouldn’t Stick To Football, Praises Megan Rapinoe

Should footballers stick to soccer or should they use their platform to promote their beliefs? Would your answer be different if the footballer was trying to promote a particular religion, clothing line or political view, or if those beliefs differ from your own? How about speaking up for social issues? Where do you draw the line?

Juan Mata, for one, doesn’t think an athlete should be pigeonholed into only talking about his or her sport. 

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