Women's Soccer

Liga MX Femenil Won’t Allow Mexican National Team Players Born In America

What the hell is Liga MX Femenil thinking?

Word trickled through the yet-to-start women’s soccer league on Thursday that the player requirements were stricter than anybody realized. Being a citizen of Mexico is not enough to play in Liga MX Femenil, players must have been born in Mexico. 

Jodie Taylor’s Merciless Hat Trick Highlights England’s 6-0 Demolition Of Scotland

Sorry Scotland, you’re not winning this one either.

England continued its dominance over Scotland on the pitch in both men’s and women’s football when Jodie Taylor scored a marvelous hat trick and England dismantled the poor Scots 6-0 on Wednesday.

Lewes FC Just Became World’s First Soccer Club to Pay Their Men's and Women's Players Equally

While debate has raged on in the States about the pay gap between men’s and women’s soccer teams, those across the pond just moved the needle on the issue in a big way.

Lewes FC, an English club based in East Sussex, announced on Wednesday that they will offer the same playing budget to their teams regardless of gender as part of their “Equality FC” campaign. This is the first time such a measure has been implemented for a semi-pro or pro team. 

ESPN Steps Up Coverage Of Women's Soccer With Huge Plans For EURO 2017

Less than 20 years ago, if you wanted to watch the UEFA European Championships you had to dial up pay-per-view for every match. 

Now even the women's games are readily available as you can watch every match of UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 with a basic ESPN subscription. 

ESPN recently unveiled its plan to air all 31 matches at the tournament, which begins July 16 in the Netherlands. 

Sam Kerr Is The NWSL's All-Time Leading Scorer, The Refs Suck, And Carli Lloyd Is Filled With Rage

Sam Kerr is the greatest goal scorer in the history of the National Women’s Soccer League, but all anyone wants to talk about is those refs, man.

Sky Blue FC striker Kerr scored a brilliant second-half hat trick to be set the career mark with 35 goals in the NWSL, but all three goals came after a red card to FC Kansas City’s Shea Groom. And it wasn’t the only controversy involving the league's top players on Saturday.

30 Women Climb Kilimanjaro To Play Match At Record-Setting Altitude

Last Saturday, 30 women hailing from six different continents summited Mount Kilimanjaro before descending to play a 90-minute, 11-a-side match at 18,799 feet, setting a world record for highest altitude in a competitive football match. The event was setup by the Equal Playing Field initiative, a movement aiming to raise awareness towards the systematic inequality that women’s sport is challenged with and to empower aspiring athletes to challenge the social norms for girls in sport.

Sam Kerr Decides Tour De France Will Start Early This Year And Gets On Her Bike

Australia international and Sky Blue FC forward Sam Kerr is on fire. With two goals against Portland Thorns a couple weeks ago, she became Sky Blue’s all-time leading scorer, she's currently ranked fourth in the league’s all-time goal scoring list and she's the third best scorer this season behind Marta and Megan Rapinoe. Kerr also picked up NWSL Player of the Month honors for May and Player of the Week honors for week nine.

If the 23-year-old isn’t familiar to you now, she will be after you see this beauty she scored last night against the Orlando Pride.

NC Courage's Kristen Hamilton Shows Why She Needs To Start In NWSL

Kristen Hamilton couldn’t believe it: less than three minutes into her first career start in the NWSL, the high press of the NC Courage paid off when teammate Sam Mewis played her in to slot past the keeper.

Then, 10 minutes later, she doubled her team’s advantage as the ball fell to her feet after a scramble in the box and she made no mistake slamming it home for her second career goal.

“I almost don’t have words to describe it because it’s so different than what I’m used to,” Hamilton told The18.com this week.

Marta The Early Pacemaker As NWSL’s Stars Begin To Shine

The NWSL regular season is past the one-third mark, and the table is beginning to take shape. Here’s a look at the players and teams that are dominating the stat charts so far. 

2017 NWSL Player Stats

Goals

A strong week nine from Marta has pushed her into a three-way tie at the top of the scoring chart.

Marta (Orlando Pride) - 5

Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) - 5

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