Women's Soccer

How The Women's World Cup Works: A Guide For Everyone

In many ways, the Women’s World Cup is a lot like its male counterpart. In many ways, it isn’t. So with the tournament set to arrive this summer in France, we thought we’d explain how the Women's World Cup works in 2019.

The men’s World Cup has been around since 1930, but the women’s World Cup didn’t start until 1991. The men’s World Cup has 32 teams, the women’s just 24. The U.S. sucks at the men’s World Cup; the U.S. dominates at the Women’s World Cup.

Con la esperanza de evitar que los jugadores huyan, NWSL decide que quiere seguir jugando al fútbol este año

The National Women’s Soccer league isn’t done with the 2020 season just yet. Even after declaring a champion at the NWSL Challenge Cup in July, the league announced on Tuesday it would continue playing matches this season. Maybe having a team that had never made the playoffs declared champion didn’t sit well with the league.

Watch Nikita Parris Put Her Body On The Line To Send Lyon To Women’s Champions League Semifinals

French clubs won both Women’s Champions League quarterfinals on Saturday, but it was an Englishwoman who provided the key moment for the defending champions.

Lyon, which scored 25 goals in the last two rounds, struggled to break down Bayern Munich, but a bit of bravery from Nikita Parris provided the breakthrough the UWCL holders needed to pull out a narrow 2-1 victory on Saturday at the San Mamés in Bilbao. 

We Don’t Care They Lost 9-1, Glasgow City’s Champions League Goal Was A Beauty

Scotland’s Glasgow City, the only part-time club left in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, was always going to have a tough time contending with European powerhouse Wolfsburg in the quarterfinals on Friday. The final score was neither surprising nor flattering. 

But of the 10 goals scored at the Reale Arena on Friday afternoon, Glasgow City’s lone strike was the finest of the lot. 

American Abroad Krystyna Freda responde a nuestras preguntas sobre la Liga de Campeones Femenina

KF: Janine es fantástica. Ella es una líder dentro y fuera del campo y una gran adición al equipo. Desde el primer día que nos conocimos nos llevamos muy bien y tenemos mentalidades similares, así que es genial tenerla aquí.

The18: ¿Cómo terminaste con el Glasgow City (cuáles son los términos de tu préstamo de Apollon)? Jugaste y anotaste contra el City en los dieciseisavos de final de la temporada pasada, ¿eso te abrió la puerta a la jugada de alguna manera?

California Is Proving To Be The Perfect Soil To Grow The NWSL

According to The Athletic, Sacramento, California, is gearing up to launch an NWSL expansion team.

Last fall, the city hinted at launching a team — and came so close to closing on the deal. But with the arrival of the horrid 2020 year, the league decided to hold off on any and all potential expansion teams and keep the league at nine teams.

What Does The Women’s Transfer Market Look Like?

The summer transfer window is open and will stay open for the next few months. Huge signings and huge sums of money have been spent on the men's side, and I’m sure most of us know the ins and outs of the men's transfer market.

Glasgow City: Part-Time Women’s Team With 3 Americans Fighting For UCL Glory

On Friday, Aug. 21, the UEFA Women’s Champions League returns with the quarterfinals of the competition following a layoff that hasn’t seen a match played since last Halloween. 

However, the tournament now returns in grand style with a knockout-style format in the Basque Country of northern Spain. Athletic Bilbao’s San Mamés and Real Sociedad’s Anoeta host the remainder of the competition, and Friday’s match in San Sebastián sees Wolfsburg — two-time winner of the competition — take on the only remaining part-time team left, Scotland’s Glasgow City.

Rose Lavelle Continues NWSL Exodus To Europe, Completes Move To Man City

Manchester City has signed United States' World Cup-winning midfielder Rose Lavelle from National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) side OL Reign, the English club said on Tuesday.

The midfielder joined OL Reign from Washington Spirit this week but had signed an agreement to join a club outside the NWSL.

The NWSL Might Continue With More Matches In 2020

So the NWSL Challenge Cup ended almost a month ago. Fans are coming down from the thrill of the games and champions Houston Dash are now barely recovering from their Budweiser hangovers.