Women's Soccer

Harvard Suspends Men’s Soccer After Vile Rankings Of Women’s Team Are Revealed

The Harvard men’s soccer team has been suspended for the remainder of the season by the University following an investigation over an appalling "scouting report" that ranked women’s team players.

Megan Rapinoe's Stance On Kneeling

A quick refresher: USWNT star Megan Rapinoe chose to join other athletes in kneeling during "The Star-Spangled Banner". We first saw Rapinoe participate in the silent protest on September 15, 2016, and that was not the last of it. Various athletes are refusing to stand during the anthem to draw attention to racial injustice in this country.

The USWNT Has A Diversity Problem That Impacts All American Soccer

Is there a diversity problem in women’s soccer? As other sports have made strides to include players of all ethnicities, most youth, college and professional women’s soccer teams in the USA are still mainly comprised of white players.

This lack of diversity has led organizations to try and overcome the problem, and over the past few years, strides have been made to make the sport more inclusive, but it just doesn’t seem to have come far enough.

Barriers To Diversity

The USWNT's Fastest Debut Goal Record Was Broken For The Second Time In 4 Days

USWNT debutants are scoring so fast we can't even keep up.

Remember on Wednesday when Lynn Williams scored 49 seconds into her debut broke the USWNT record for fastest debut goal? How long ago that seems.

Sunday, playing Switzerland for the second time in a week, the USWNT handed a debut to 24-year-old Kealia Ohai, who promptly broke Williams' record, scoring 48 seconds into her USWNT career.

The USWNT beat Switzerland, who will be happy to be rid of the Yanks for a while, 5-1.

The USWNT Play Like Girls, And That's Exactly Why They Should Get Paid The Same

“Stop playing like a girl.”

Five words that can quickly bring down someone’s motivation and self-esteem. Over the years, this stereotype has been used as an insult for both boys and girls. It’s a simple way of telling someone they aren’t good enough. Over time, women have done their best to break this harmful stereotypes. Luckily, there are a growing number of celebrities and role models speaking out for gender equality today. 

NWSL All-Time Leading Scorer Kim Little Sold To Arsenal

On Tuesday the NWSL announced the transfer of Kim Little from the Seattle Reign to Arsenal Ladies. To the average American soccer fan or casual fan of the US Women’s National Team, that won’t seem like an important move. However, if you’ve followed the NWSL or the women’s game globally, you will know that the league just lost a massive talent. 

Little’s Journey To Seattle And European Recognition

NWSL Champion Creates Training App That Puts You In Control

Repetition, repetition, repetition. You always hear professional athletes talking about getting their "reps" in, as they put in countless hours behind the scenes to truly become masters at their craft. But not everyone has a personal trainer or coach giving them a training regimen to follow, and a common message from coaches to young, aspiring athletes is to spend time outside of practice honing your skills. 

What Do the TV Ratings Tell Us About NWSL Expansion?

The 2016 NWSL season wrapped up Sunday in Houston as the Western New York Flash defeated the Washington Spirit on penalties. It was an electric match which saw the Flash level the score at 2-2 deep into extra time of the second overtime period. As the book closes on the fourth year for the league (a first for women’s soccer in the United States), we take a look back at the emerging TV deal and also speculate about NWSL expansion heading into 2017. 

First Major TV Deal

WNY Flash Win NWSL Title On Penalties After Dramatic Late Equalizer

Sunday’s National Women’s Soccer League final put the finishing touches on a wild 2016 NWSL playoffs in which all three playoff games went into extra time. With the matched tied 2-2 after extra time, penalty kicks where needed to decide the outcome between the Western New York Flash and the Washington Spirit. 

The scoring started early on as the Washington Spirit scored their first goal in the ninth minute. Five minutes later, the WNY Flash returned the favor and scored their opening goal.