Women's Soccer

With Monterrey Refusing To Pay Up, Corona Foots Bill For Las Rayadas’ Championship Bonus

Monterrey Femenil claimed the 2019 Liga MX Femenil Apertura title with a 2-1 aggregate win over UANL in front of 38,251 fans on Saturday. Las Rayadas had lost in the 2018 and 2019 Clausura finals before finally earning their first-ever title.

But the celebrations were dulled this week when it became apparent Monterrey would only reward players with iPads instead of a verbally promised financial bonus. Last I checked, you can’t pay rent with a tablet.

We're Still Catching Our Breath After NCAA Women's Soccer Finale

After a long, emotional and highlight-reel-filled 2019 women’s college soccer season came to a close, it was only right for the season to end in one of the highest and most nail-biting ways. 

Arsenal Women Score A Spectacular Team Goal

Arsenal Women went top of the FA WSL on Sunday following a 3-0 victory over Reading at Adams Park. 23-year-old Dutch striker Vivianne Miedema scored a brace for the Gunners, but it was Kim Little’s strike in the 37th minute that conjured memories of some of Arsenal’s greatest-ever team goals.

The men’s team is synonymous with breathtaking team goals…

Megan Rapinoe Inspired Nike Cleats Are Pretty In Pink, Just Like Her Hair

Tired of hearing about Megan Rapinoe? Yeah, me neither. 

Rapinoe has had herself quite the year and to add on to her standout persona, Nike honored her with a pair of cleats designed specifically to commemorate her triumph at Monday’s Ballon d’Or ceremony.  

She’s known for her pink hair, her activism and her recent World Cup performance with the USWNT, where she earned herself the Golden Boot and Golden Ball awards. Now if you had to describe Rapinoe by customizing a cleat, it would look a lot like Nike’s design.

Women’s Champions League To Introduce New Format That Doesn’t Suck

The UEFA Women’s Champions League is the premier continental club competition in the sport. But there are currently so many problems with the Women's Champions League format right now that even the most devout of fans struggle to follow anything more than the last couple rounds.

Fortunately, UEFA recognized its own shortfalls and hopes to address them with a revamped Women's Champions League format to take effect in the 2021-22 season (unfortunately it won’t start next season). 

Julie Ertz, Christian Pulisic Named To Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List

Julie Ertz, a two-time World Cup winner, and Christian Pulisic, a one-time Gold Cup runner-up, were named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for 2020, announced Tuesday. The annual list recognizes high-performing individuals under the age of 30. Last year, Crystal Dunn was the lone soocer player selected.

Megan Rapinoe’s Ballon d’Or ‘Acceptance Speech’ Showed Why She’s So Beloved (And Hated)

After dominating headlines on and off the field during this summer’s Women’s World Cup, Megan Rapinoe took home the biggest individual prize of them all on Monday. The USWNT winger won the 2019 Ballon d’Or Féminin at an award ceremony on Monday in Paris, the first American to take home the prestigious honor (it’s only in its second year). 

A World Cup Champion And A Super Bowl Champion Walk Into A Room…

Julie Ertz, the USWNT standout and two-time World Cup champion, and her husband Zach Ertz, an NFL player and Super Bowl Champion, are the epitome of a power couple.

As professional athletes they, like many other professional couples, are a tad bit more competitive than the average couple. They are always supportive of one another when they are competing on the biggest stage, but even when they are playing a friendly game of air hockey the winner (Julie) enjoys her bragging rights.

Women's College Cup: UNC, UCLA, Stanford And ... Washington State?

Washington State, North Carolina, Stanford and UCLA clinched their ticket to the 2019 College Cup. An opportunity of a lifetime for these collegiate athletes, but for UNC, Stanford and UCLA, this stage is not unfamiliar to them. However, the Washington State women's soccer team has never appeared on this national stage to compete for the 2019 NCAA Women’s College Cup title in San Jose, CA. 

Rapinoe, Ertz, Lavelle Rightly Nominated For USWNT Player Of Year; Lloyd, Morgan On List Too For Some Reason

With both teams having completed their 2019 schedules, U.S. Soccer announced the six women and six men nominated for Player of the Year for the USWNT and USMNT on Tuesday. 

The list for Female Player of the Year in the U.S. includes some of the best players in the world. The nominees for Male Player of the Year? Not so much.