Your Guide To The 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup After A Wild Offseason

March Madness is finally here. No, not that silly basketball tournament that once again left your school out (what, just me?). I’m talking real madness: The 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup. If it’s anything like the start of last year’s edition, you won’t want to miss a minute. 

NWSL Names Former NHL Executive As New Commissioner

The National Women's Soccer League named former National Lacrosse League and National Hockey League executive Jessica Berman its new commissioner on Wednesday.

Berman assumes the role for a four-year term beginning April 20, taking over from interim CEO Marla Messing.

Carli Lloyd Calls Out Culture Within USWNT On Hope Solo’s New Podcast

Hope Solo, one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the game, is known almost as well for her exploits on the pitch as her voice off it. This week, her voice will have a new platform via a Hope Solo podcast, which launches Wednesday, March 2, with what promises to be a must-listen first episode featuring Carli Lloyd.

“Hope Solo Speaks” is an original SiriusXM podcast available every Wednesday on the SXM App, Stitcher, Pandora, Apple Podcasts and other major podcast platforms. It will also air on SiriusXM FC on satellite radio. You can check out a trailer below.

USWNT Players Trump Sexism, Win Battle For Equal Pay

For decades, U.S. women’s national team players have fought for equal pay for equal work. From trailblazers like the beloved 1999ers to the divisive 2019 World Cup winners, USWNT players have long battled to receive pay commensurate to their worth. 

The U.S. women have won their fight for equal pay. 

Update On NWSL Abuse Investigation Hints At Lack Of Cooperation

The women’s soccer world anxiously awaits the outcome of a much-needed investigation into widespread abuse of players in the National Women’s Soccer League.

Here’s How The USSF President Responded To USWNT Players’ Damning Letter

USWNT stars have demanded answers. On Thursday, they got some, but they probably won’t appease immediate concerns over systemic abuse in women’s soccer. 

USWNT Stars Send USSF Letter Demanding Answers Over Latest Abuse Allegations

Nine of the world’s best footballers want answers. Christen Press, Crystal Dunn, Tobin Heath, Carli Lloyd, Sam Mewis, Alex Morgan, Kelley O’Hara, Megan Rapinoe and Becky Sauerbrunn are questioning how so many kids and women were allowed to be abused repeatedly just for playing the sport they love. And the women’s soccer world hopes they get those answers.

Latest Sexual Abuse Allegations Show Systemic Rot Reaches All Levels Of U.S. Soccer

Back in November, Rory Dames tried to quietly exit the NWSL with a press release hours before a Washington Post story outlined years of his alleged abuse of players while he coached the Chicago Red Stars. The allegations came from NWSL stars like Christen Press, one of the most recognizable players in league history.

Former USMNTer Retires To Join NWSL Coaching Ranks

Lee Nguyen was always one of the more technically gifted players in the USMNT player pool. For 15 years he played all over the globe, from the Netherlands to Vietnam, Los Angeles to Boston.

On Friday, he announced his retirement to focus on coaching, re-signing as an assistant coach with the NWSL’s Washington Spirit.

USWNT Stalwart Julie Ertz Might Not Play In 2022

On Thursday, the USWNT dropped its roster for the 2022 SheBelieves Cup, to be played in California and Texas later this month. Julie Ertz, a stalwart on the national team since 2013, was nowhere to be found. It was a similar story two days earlier when Angel City FC, the NWSL club that owns her rights, unveiled its preseason roster, without Ertz listed. 

Where is Julie Ertz? Why isn’t she playing soccer right now? Fans across the country want to know.