Women's Soccer

FIFA To Increase Women’s World Cup Prize Money Substantially, But Not Nearly Enough

Last October, FIFA announced the 2018 men’s World Cup would dole out $400 million in prize money. This October, FIFA announced the 2019 women's World Cup prize money would also increase its prize money substantially — but not nearly enough. 

From the 2014 to the 2018 World Cups, FIFA increased the men’s payouts by $42 million to a cool $400 million, with France receiving $38 million as World Cup champion. 

The Stats Behind USWNT’s World Cup Qualifying Run Will Make You Feel Bad For Concacaf

On a rainy night on Thursday in Cary, North Carolina, the U.S. women’s national team blasted 59 shots toward the goal of Saundra Baron, a 24-year-old former East Carolina University goalkeeper. The Trinidad and Tobago net minder blocked a Tim Howard-esque 15 shots and was saved by the post countless other times in a heroic performance.

And the USWNT still scored seven goals and probably should have had many more.

Mexico Dumped Out Of World Cup Qualifying After Upset Loss To Panama

For Mexico, how things have played out in the past week of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship has been nothing short of a disaster.

Storms clouds seemed to loom for the team right from the start in its opening Group A match against the U.S. No one really expected the Mexicans to beat the Americans, but they were certainly supposed to give them a game. They couldn’t do that.

Alex Morgan Continues Red-Hot Streak As USWNT Cruise To 7-0 Win Over Trinidad And Tobago

The USWNT completed its demolition of Group A with a convincing 7-0 win over the women Soca Warriors at Sahlen Stadium in Cary, North Carolina last night. Head coach Jill Ellis decided to return to her preferred line up — the starting XI she went with for the opening 6-0 win against Mexico — for the team’s final group game. 

One Of The Best Women’s Players In The World Will Officially Not Be At The World Cup

Two more fates were sealed in the fight for the final UEFA berth in the 2019 Women’s World Cup Tuesday night. A few weeks ago, the four second-place teams with the highest point totals in their groups during Women's World Cup qualifying were drawn against each other in two-legged playoffs.

Denmark faced off against the Netherlands in a highly anticipated repeat of last year’s Euro final while Belgium looked to get through Switzerland to step one closer to its first-ever World Cup berth.

FIFA Announces New Strategy For Women’s Soccer And The Hidden Message Isn’t Surprising

FIFA launched its first-ever global strategy for women's soccer on Tuesday. It outlined three objectives for the game and five strategies to reach those goals. Hidden in each is the real reason FIFA is putting an emphasis on women's soccer.

We applaud any effort on the part of FIFA to grow the women’s game. It’s much needed from an organization that for years was run by a man whose only idea for increasing interest in women's soccer was to have the participants wear shorter, tighter pants.