Women's Soccer

Big Ten Postpones All Fall Sports, Including Women’s And Men’s Soccer

The Big Ten Conference has decided to postpone its 2020-21 football season, along with other fall sports, citing concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. collegiate athletic conference said on Tuesday.

The postponement impacts football, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball. The conference said it would "continue to evaluate a number of options regarding these sports, including the possibility of competition in the spring" with winter and spring sports also being "evaluated."

USWNT Star Sam Mewis Joins Manchester City

Manchester City has signed United States' World Cup-winning midfielder Sam Mewis from National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) side North Carolina Courage, the English club said on Monday.

The 27-year-old, who helped the U.S. national team capture the World Cup in France last year, is Women's Super League (WSL) side City's second signing of the transfer window following the arrival of Chloe Kelly from Everton.

NCAA Fall Soccer Championships Canceled For Divisions II, III

The NCAA Division II and Division III fall championships for the 2020 season were canceled on Wednesday, ending the hopes and aspirations of soccer players across the country before they could even begin the season. The Division II Presidents Council cited “operational, logistical and financial challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic” as the reasoning.

In addition to women’s and men’s soccer, football, women’s and men’s cross country, field hockey, women’s volleyball and men’s water polo are affected. Students affected will not lose a year of eligibility. 

Dutch FA Makes Landmark Decision Allowing First Woman To Play On Men's Team

History was made in the ninth tier of Dutch football after the KNVB (Dutch Football Association) announced a new program of integrating women and men in the sport.

Ellen Fokkema will be the first woman to play on a senior men’s team. The 19-year-old will play for VV Foarut in the lower levels of the Dutch football ladder, the KNVB announced on Tuesday.

Refs To Crack Down On Players That Deliberately Cough On Their Opponent’s Face

Players who deliberately cough at opponents or referees can be shown red or yellow cards under new guidelines issued by England's Football Association (FA) amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The instructions to referees taking charge of games when COVID-19 restrictions are in place will come into force immediately and be applied at all levels of the game.

Washington Spirit's Ashley Sanchez Named NWSL Future Legend

I know we are all lost without NWSL games, but women's football is slowly making its return. The NWSL Challenge Cup exceeded expectations by not only breaking records on viewership, but they were the first American professional sports league to make its return and also successfully remained safe from Covid-19. With more than 2,000 tests taken over the course of a month of games, practices and bubble living, not one player or staff member tested postiive.

Houston Dash Win Challenge Cup By Shutting Down Julie Ertz And Chicago

The Houston Dash claimed the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup by defeating the Chicago Red Stars 2-0 in Sunday’s final at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. 

Kristie Mewis earned a penalty for Houston in the fourth-minute and veteran Canadian midfielder Sophie Schmidt sent Alyssa Naeher the wrong way for the game’s opening goal before Shea Groom added the second in second half stoppage time. 

In Many Respects The Least Interesting Team In NWSL History, This Houston Dash Team Deserves Some Damn Credit

In eight seasons of the NWSL, there hasn’t been a team less interesting than the Houston Dash. Yet a team no one seems to want to play for is one win away from winning the 2020 NWSL title, and for that the players and staff deserve some credit for the first time in team history.

NWSL Commissioner Says She Thinks Challenge Cup Won Over Casual Fans

The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) Challenge Cup final kicks off on Sunday between the upstart Houston Dash and Chicago Red Stars a month after the league returned from the COVID-19 hiatus, the first in North America to do so.

A year since the U.S. national team won a fourth World Cup, Commissioner Lisa Baird said the goal was simple — to build on the momentum for the women's sport on a tight timeline and show live sport can happen in the novel coronavirus era.