Women's Soccer

Sources: Vlatko Andonovski To Be Named New USWNT Coach, So Who Is He?

Vlatko Andonovski will replace two-time Women’s World Cup-winner Jill Ellis as head coach of the USMNT, according to sources.

First reported by Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl and then New York Times’ Andrew Das, at least two officials close to the situation have said he will be introduced as head coach early next week. 

Vermont Girls High School Team Stands Up For Equal Pay

After the U.S. women’s national team won its fourth Women’s World Cup this summer they spent most of their celebratory parades and interviews discussing the gender pay gap. Women across the nation earn 79 cents for every $1 men earn and for the USWNT and female athletes everywhere, this is not acceptable. Not only did the USWNT start campaigning for its equal pay movement, but they have influenced other athletes both male and female, as well as younger generations to take a stand and help make a difference. 

Who Will Be Named NWSL Champion?

As the NWSL season is coming to an end, two teams will go head-to-head for the NWSL Championship on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET in Cary, North Carolina, at WakeMed Soccer Park.

The North Carolina Courage defeated Reign FC 4-1 in extra time on Sunday to advance to the NWSL championship game with a chance to defend their title. Additionally, the Courage won the NWSL Shield for the third straight year with a league-best 15-5-4 record. The NWSL Championship is nothing new for the Courage, and manager Paul Riley said he believes they are ready to compete and win.

The Finalists For The Men’s And Women’s 2019 Ballon d’Or Award Have Been Revealed

On Monday, France Football (over the course of five ridiculous hours) released its 30-man shortlist for the 2019 Ballon d’Or prize, as well as a 20-player shortlist for the Ballon d'Or Féminin. Last year, Luka Modrić broke Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s combined 10-year stranglehold on the game’s most prestigious individual award, but Messi is again the favorite this year after leading Barcelona to the Spanish league title while capturing his sixth European Golden Shoe.

Must-See: 'Soccer Mom' Katie Nolan Picks Up USWNT Stars From Practice

Watch as ESPN’s Katie Nolan pretends to be the soccer mom of USWNT stars Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and Kelley O’Hara. Nolan picked up her girls from practice and came with all the post-practice necessities: orange slices, juice boxes and conversation about what happened at practice.

The superstars act like children and it's a must-see!

The Rise Of Lindsey Horan

Colorado native Lindsey Horan recently shared her story about how she started her journey to achieve her dreams with The Players’ Tribune. Horan had her goals set from a young age, when she dreamed of being the best football player in the world. Her mindset remains the same today, except now she’s living out her dream. 

2019 Women’s World Cup Pulled In Astonishing, Record-Breaking Viewership Numbers — Here’s What It Means

The numbers are officially in, and the 2019 Women's World Cup viewership totals are astronomical — double what they were in 2015 by some of the most important metrics.

USWNT Star Megan Rapinoe Wins Team Sportswoman Of The Year Honor

Megan Rapinoe was named Team Sportswoman of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation on Wednesday night, becoming the fifth USWNT player to earn the annual honor that dates back to 1993. Marta, meanwhile, became the second footballer to win the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award. 

A 24-Year-Old Has Equaled Women’s Champions League Goals Record

As Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi continue their collective assault on the record books for the men’s game, Ada Hegerberg is quietly racking up an impressive résumé of her own in the women’s game. She now tops the list of Women's Champions League top scorers — and she’s only 24.

Orlando Pride’s Toni Pressley Makes Return After Overcoming Breast Cancer

After Sydney Leroux made her return for the Orlando Pride after giving birth to her second child, the Pride continue to prove they breed powerful and strong women.