Women's Soccer

Remembering The First Women’s Soccer Game: Mia Hamm Soccer 64

In 2015, EA Sports bragged to anyone and everyone who would listen about how FIFA 16 would be the first video game of its kind to feature women’s soccer players. 

Given the popularity of women’s soccer — especially in the U.S., where the women are actually successful compared to the men — it seemed an odd omission for the FIFA franchise to not have included women for so long. It took the 2015 Women’s World Cup (being played in Canada, where the FIFA series is developed), to spur EA into actually including women in its best-selling sports franchise. 

FOX Debuts Its Electrifying Women's World Cup Commercial

We’re less than a month out from the beginning of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, and the USWNT will begin on June 11 when opening Group F play against Thailand at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims. 

Alex Morgan Lands Solo Cover On 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

Sports Illustrated just released its 2019 Swimsuit edition and USWNT superstar Alex Morgan continues to prove that she can in fact do it all.

For the second time in history, three stunning females take over the cover as they show off their hard work, dedication and confidence, including soccer star Alex Morgan. 

“Alex Morgan stands for feminine strength and power — using her voice to fight for gender discrimination and equal pay,” SI Swimsuit editor MJ Day said.

England Reveals Women’s World Cup Squad With Help From Celebs Like David Beckham, Ellie Goulding, Emma Watson And Prince William

Making the England Women's World Cup squad is a dream come true for the 23 players selected. 

Thankfully, the folks in the media department at the England FA realized that the reveal video for the men’s World Cup roster last year was kinda weird

So when it came time to announce the 2019 England Women’s World Cup squad on Wednesday, the Lionesses received fantastic, individualized messages from some of England’s biggest stars — and some we assume are also famous.

Adidas Women’s World Cup Kits Look Stunning And Are Tailored To The Female Athlete

When Germany takes to the pitch in Rennes, France, on June 8 to open its Women’s World Cup campaign against China, it’ll do so wearing a jersey that’s synonymous with triumph in German footballing lore. For most, the style evokes memories of Italia ’90, the men’s World Cup where Germany went on to capture its third title in that competition. 

FIFA Names 15 Video Assistant Referees For 2019 Women’s World Cup — All Men

In March, FIFA confirmed the use of VAR — video assistant referees — for the 2019 Women’s World Cup, something it really had to do after its successful implementation at the 2019 men’s World Cup. 

On Thursday, FIFA named the 15 video assistant referees who will man the booths at this summer’s Women’s World Cup — and we do mean man.

All 15 VAR picks are men. 

Jill Ellis Announces USWNT World Cup Roster To Defend 2015 Title With A Couple Key Inclusions

Coach Jill Ellis unveiled her USWNT World Cup roster for the 2019 Women’s World Cup on Thursday, the 23 players who will attempt to defend their title and win a record fourth championship.

The 2019 USWNT World Cup roster includes few surprises. Half of the squad (12 of 23) returns from the 2015 team, including eight who started the final. 

In Her Own Words: Kristine Lilly On The Most Important Play In The History Of U.S. Soccer No One Remembers

There are moments in a match that can go unremembered by the final whistle. Sometimes these are simple misfired shots or dubious fouls, forgotten over the course of a long match. Other times, as it was on a sweltering day in Southern California in 1999, they are significant in the moment but largely overshadowed by events later in the game. 

Why The World’s Best Player Refuses To Play At The Women’s World Cup

Editor’s note: This story originally ran on Feb. 26 and has been updated to include Norway’s final World Cup roster decisions.

The best women’s footballers on the planet will gather in France for the Women’s World Cup this summer. 

Well, the best players minus one.

Tobin Heath Nets Another Back-Heel Goal

The Portland Thorns FC faced Sky Blue FC in a 2-2 draw continuing their unbeaten streak (5-0-3) on Sunday.

Sky Blue took an early lead after Carli Lloyd netted a goal in the sixth minute and again in the 18th minute.

The Thorns continued to fight back and found the back of the net in the 32nd minute when Christine Sinclair slotted a ball across the 6-yard box picking out Emily Sonnett, who put the Thorns on the scoreboard.