Women's Soccer

Alex Morgan And Megan Rapinoe Fire Vintage USWNT Performance

The U.S. women faced off against Japan on Thursday in their last game of the Tournament of Nations. Japan-U.S. has become a particularly heated affair in recent years with the two meeting in three of the last four major finals. USWNT fans will not easily forget the heartbreaking loss to the Japanese at the 2011 FIFA World Cup nor Carli Lloyd’s rampage to win the trophy four years later.

England Expects, So England Collapses

Holland defeated England 3-0 in the semifinals of Euro 2017 in front of a packed house of over 30,000 at the Grolsch Fortress in Enschede on Thursday night. Although Holland had the backing of a vociferous home support, England entered the match as favorites after defeating France in the quarters.

As opposed to the 2015 World Cup, when England defied the odds to reach the semis before a heartbreaking defeat to Japan, the Lionesses approached this match with the burden of expectation. With Denmark awaiting the winner, England's path to a first major international trophy was clear.

Austria Bow Out Of Euro 2017 After Showing Extreme Reluctance To Kick The Ball

Austria and Denmark played Thursday for a spot in the Women’s European Championship final. Neither team scored in regulation. Most of the match looked like this.

The Greatest Footballer You’ve Never Heard Of Scored 900 Goals And Was Paid In Cigarettes

The greatest footballer you’ve never heard of was an absolute beast on the pitch, scoring more than 900 goals in the first half of the 20th century. The towering chain-smoker once broke a man’s arm with a penalty kick and was unafraid of defying social norms.

Lily Parr of is a legend of the game forgotten to time and ignored by many after England banned women’s football in 1921. 

Australia Earn First-Ever Win Against USWNT

The Australia women's soccer team made history in Seattle on Thursday night, pulling off the upset against the U.S. women in both teams' Tournament of Nations opener. In 27 meetings, the Matildas have never beaten the Americans who have been a perennial powerhouse on the women's stage. July 27, 2017 was a special day, however. 

You Don’t Want To Be A Goalkeeper At The Women’s Euros

France was 15 minutes away from an unthinkable early exit, the No. 3 team in the world going out in the group stage of the Women’s Euros. Down a goal and down a man since the 17th minute, France received a helping hand from an unlikely source — Switzerland’s goalie. More precisely, it was the lack of a hand. 

All Eyes On Sydney Leroux As The Tournament Of Nations Approaches

Last month, the USWNT picked up two wins in rather lackluster friendlies against Norway and Sweden. The performances themselves did not do much to ignite the passions, but after the trip, fans and media were buzzing about something else that occurred - or rather, did not occur - during the games. Where was Sydney Leroux?

Belgium's Tessa Wullaert Scored The Most Bizarre Long-Range Goal Of The Summer

If you have not been watching UEFA Women's Euro 2017, you have been missing out. The Netherlands beat Belgium 2-1 on Monday, but the moment of the match came when Belgium's Tessa Wullaert lobbed a volley over the beleaguered Dutch goalkeeper for an incredible long-range goal.

Italy's Goalkeeper Spilled A Free Kick, And It Ended Up Eliminating Them From The Euros

Italy are out of the women's Euros after a 2-1 loss to defending champions Germany. Both Germany goals came from set pieces; the second was a penalty and the first was, uh, this: