A Guide To The Wide Variety Of Footballs Used Across The Planet

I hope you can kick these balls with some of the world's best players. Here's a brief guide to the balls used in some of the world's most popular leagues and how much they cost.

What Soccer Ball Should I Get? Here's What The World's Biggest Leagues Use

English Premier League: The Nike Merlin, at a cool $160. Looks and feels like a classic professional ball.

France Humbles USWNT 3-1, Ending 28-Match Unbeaten Streak

Jill Ellis got the test she wanted for the USWNT vs France. And then some. 

Kadidiatou Diani scored two goals, including an audacious second-half chip, to send third-ranked France to a 3-1 win over the U.S. in front of a sold-out crowd Saturday at Stade Oceane in Le Havre, France. 

The USWNT had its 28-match unbeaten streak snapped in the first game of 2019 after having gone unbeaten in 2018. The last time the U.S. women lost was July 27, 2017, a 1-0 defeat to Australia in the Tournament of Nations. 

U.S. Soccer Launches New Program To Expand Youth Talent Pool — For Boys Only

U.S. Soccer, in hopes of expanding and improving the youth talent pool, has launched a new talent identification program at the U-14 level. Currently, however, this American youth soccer development program is only available for boys. A similar program will be implemented for girls, but they'll have to wait until next season.

Chucky Lozano Becomes Youngest To Win Concacaf Male Player Of The Year Award On Wildly Flawed Ballot

Hirving Chucky Lozano added one more honor to his stellar 2018 year — Concacaf Male Player of the Year, announced Tuesday as part of the Concacaf Awards. Alex Morgan joined him with top honors, taking home Concacaf Female Player of the Year for the third straight year and fourth overall.

Chicago Makes Obvious Choice With No. 1 Pick In NWSL College Draft

When Tierna Davidson made official her decision to forgo her senior season at Stanford and enter the 2019 NWSL College Draft days before the draft, it became pretty apparent who Chicago would take with the No. 1 pick.

FOX Sports And Twitter Team Up For Expanded Women’s World Cup Coverage

The 2019 Women’s World Cup in France begins on June 7 with the hosts playing against South Korea at the Parc des Princes in Paris, and the tournament ends on July 7 with the final in Lyon. In between, FOX Sports, the U.S. broadcast rights-holder for the event, has promised to beef up coverage by announcing a collaboration with Twitter.

Dom Dwyer And Sydney Leroux’s Gender Reveal Gives Us More Hope For The Future Of U.S. Soccer

Just when you thought Sydney Leroux and Dom Dwyer could not exceed couple goal expectations, well, they 100 percent have. On New Year's Eve, the couple revealed the gender of their second child, and this time, Cassius was not as upset about being a big brother. 

How To Get Women’s World Cup Tickets For As Cheap As $10

The draw is in; the schedules are set. Now all you need to know is how to buy 2019 Women's World Cup tickets to take in all the action in France.

FIFA held the Women’s World Cup draw on Dec. 8 with plenty of pomp and ceremony. The USWNT was drawn into a fairly easy group, but that just means the knockout rounds will be particularly tough compared to other top teams.

USWNT Drawn Into Easy World Cup Group But Surprisingly Difficult Path In Knockout Rounds

The United States women’s national team is a favorite to win a record fourth Women’s World Cup next summer. After the 2019 Women's World Cup draw on Saturday, that status as favorite only increased, though the path after the group stage won’t be easy.

The USWNT was given a fairly easy group as things go for the tournament next summer in France. The reigning champions were placed in Group F along with Chile, Thailand and Sweden.