Women's Soccer

One Of NWSL’s Biggest Stars Opts Out Of NWSL Fall Series

Two-times World Cup winner and OL Reign midfielder Megan Rapinoe is opting out of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) fall series starting next month, the Washington-based franchise said in a statement on Friday.

U.S. international Rapinoe is among 10 Reign players who are not available for the tournament, which is scheduled to start on Sept. 5.

PSG Coach Appears To Grope His Player As She Exits Field

PSG coach Olivier Echouafni lost the UEFA Women’s Champions League semifinal to Lyon 1-0 on Wednesday. He also lost our respect after being seen groping French player Sandy Baltimore.

A former player who spent 16 years playing in Ligue 1, Echouafni managed the French national team briefly before taking over PSG Féminine in 2018. He’s had moderate success, but it’s hard to do anything notable when juggernaut Lyon is in your league. 

Orlando Pride Star Ali Krieger Joins Orlando City Broadcast Crew

Orlando Pride and U.S. women’s bational team defender Ali Krieger has joined Major League Soccer club Orlando City SC's broadcast crew. Krieger is one of the most respected and humble defenders in the game and she will be showing what she is capable of off the field, as she has joined Evan Weston and Miguel Gallardo. Her soccer intelligence and love for the game will help provide analysis and sideline reporting for the remainder of Orlando’s 2020 MLS season.  

Barcelona Women Lose Champions League Semifinal Moments After Messi’s Announcement

SAN SEBASTIAN — Wolfsburg ground out a 1-0 win over Barcelona on Tuesday to reach the Women's Champions League final for a fifth time.

Sweden forward Fridolina Rolfo put the Germans ahead against the run of the play in the 58th minute, firing in from close range as Barca, beaten finalists last year, failed to clear the danger.

Wolfsburg vs Barcelona Highlights

Hoping To Stop Players From Fleeing, NWSL Decides It Wants To Keep Playing Soccer This Year

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 Answers Our Questions About The Women’s Champions League

The 2019-20 UEFA Women’s Champions League continued on Friday with the quarterfinals following a suspension of play that had put the competition on hold since Halloween. Like the men’s side, the tournament was changed to a single-leg format with all the matches being played behind closed doors in Bilbao and San Sebastián, Spain.

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.