Women's Soccer

USWNT Pushes Unbeaten Streak To 18 Games Thanks To 90th-Minute Equalizer

The USWNT hadn’t suffered a defeat since last July’s Tournament of Nations match against Australia, so with the clock striking 90 in tonight's rematch and the Matildas holding a 1-0 lead thanks to Chloe Logarzo’s 22nd minute strike, it looked like time was indeed a flat circle. But Lindsey Horan’s header at the death pushed the USWNT’s unbeaten streak to 18 games and kept the host nation in the running for the 2018 Tournament of Nations trophy. 

Alex Morgan’s Clinical Hat-Trick Fires USWNT To 4-2 Win Over Japan

The USWNT defeated Japan 4-2 to begin Tournament of Nations play (essentially the warmup for October’s World Cup qualifying event) with Alex Morgan registering a hat-trick inside 56 minutes and The Best FIFA Women’s Player finalist Megan Rapinoe adding the fourth in the 66th.   

Rapinoe, Marta, Henry Headline FIFA Best Women’s Player Shortlist

International football’s governing body revealed its candidates for the FIFA Best Women's Player award on Tuesday, the winner of which will be announced at the Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in London in two months.

Here is FIFA’s list of the nominees up for the award:

Who Is The Best Women's Soccer Player? We Make The Case For One Incredible Canadian

Who is the best women's soccer player? Christine Sinclair, or “Sinc” as she is fondly referred to, falls somewhere between the obvious and not obvious choice for this title.

Sinclair is not the kind of name that’s in your face in the headlines all the time like Alex Morgan or Sam Kerr. She doesn’t have the flash or the fan following of Tobin Heath, the individual trophy case of Marta or Birgit Prinz, or the jaw-dropping biggest stage performance like Carli Lloyd. But if you ask who is the best women's soccer player in the world, Christine Sinclair is the answer. 

Sam Kerr Surprises No One With Comments About Awful Conditions At Sky Blue

In her post-game interview on July 7 after playing former club Sky Blue, Chicago Red Stars forward Sam Kerr did not want to talk about her hat-trick or the satisfaction of clinching three points on the road. Rather, Kerr used the mic in front of her to say this: “I wish things were better here [at Sky Blue]. I’m just going to say the girls deserve better and I’m just going to leave it at that. These girls are great girls. They give everything of themselves for this club and this league and they just deserve better.

Like It Or Not, Jaelene Hinkle Is Back With The USWNT For The Tournament Of Nations

The 2018 Tournament of Nations is set to get under way on July 26. The competition consists of a series of friendly games between four of the world’s top women’s national teams. Like last summer, this year’s edition will feature the national teams of Australia (ranked 8th by FIFA), Brazil (7th), Japan (6th) and the hosts, the United States (1st).

Yesterday, USWNT coach Jill Ellis released her preliminary list of 25 players for the tournament.

One Exercise To Prevent ACL Injuries In Women

The most essential part of any soccer player's game is staying healthy and on the field. Too often, particularly in women's soccer, ACL injuries keep players in the physical therapy clinic and away from the pitch. Although there is no way to eliminate the risk of injury, an optimal training regimen can help prevent ACL injuries.

Heather O’Reilly Moves Back To The NWSL With North Carolina

HAO is coming home. This past week, the North Carolina Courage announced that they had made the move for Heather O'Reilly, who has been in England with Arsenal for the past year and a half. 

Tobin Heath: U.S. Soccer Needs Fewer Cookie-Cutter Players

Tobin Heath is like a lot of Americans this summer — watching a World Cup without the U.S. Men’s National Team for the first time in her life. 

In the midst of her sixth season with the NWSL’s Portland Thorns, Heath is keeping a close eye on the men’s World Cup in Russia. The USWNT winger said it’s terrible the U.S. failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, but she hopes it can turn into a positive opportunity for U.S. Soccer.