Las dos caras de Rayadas: Tiernas con perritos en sus brazos y asesinas despiadadas ante León

"La felicidad no se compra, se adopta". Ese fue el mensaje que buscó promover Rayadas en la previa de su partido ante León en la Liga MX Femenil, alentando a la gente a rescatar perritos sin dueños en vez de gastarse una fortuna en canes de raza.

Todo mientras varias jugadoras salieron al campo con uno que otro cachorrito en brazos, en una escena que chorreó ternura.

Alex Morgan just bagged best assist of the World Cup in USWNT’s 3-0 opener vs. Vietnam

Sophia Smith scored two and assisted one for the United States women’s national team during the 3-0 victory against Vietnam in their Women’s World Cup opener. An Alex Morgan assist vs Vietnam was one of the big highlights as she cleverly set up Smith for the opening goal.

Despite the victory, USWNT fans won’t be too pleased with the performance. The Americans were far too sloppy in the final third of the field and didn’t look to be on the same page for most of the 90 minutes.

Here’s an expected USWNT starting XI vs. Vietnam in their Women’s World Cup opener

United States women’s national team head coach Vlatko Andonovski is set to put out his first-ever World Cup starting XI on Friday against Vietnam. Here’s an idea of the expected USWNT starting XI vs Vietnam that Vlatko might field.

It’s no secret that the USWNT are heavy, and we repeat, HEAVY favorites against Vietnam. One Vietnamese reported even asked Vlatko if his team was going to do to Vietnam what they did to Thailand in the last Women’s World Cup (win 13-0).

Nigeria's Nnadozie provides clutch penalty save vs. Sinclair to earn massive draw

MELBOURNE — Goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie saved a penalty to help Nigeria secure a valuable 0-0 draw against Olympic champions Canada in their Women's World Cup opener on Friday in a result that threw the group wide open.

Nnadozie denied Christine Sinclair from the spot in the 50th minute with a low dive to her left as the Canada skipper missed out on becoming the first player to score in six World Cups in front of 21,000 fans at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium.

Olé, torera! Aitama Bonmatí brings the fancy footwork and scores a stunner vs. Costa Rica

Spain needed just a six-minute stretch to crush Costa Rica in their Group C opener. La Roja beat Las Ticas 3-0, thanks to an own goal from Valeria del Campo (21') and two daggers from Aitama Bonmatí (23') and Esther González (27').

Aitama Bonmatí goal vs Costa Rica

The best of the three goals was undoubtedly the one netted by Bonmatí. The FC Barcelona midfielder received the ball inside the box, showcasing a sublime touch, and then destroyed her marker with a move that reminded me of a bullfighter's verónica. 

Watch USWNT players get teary-eyed after reading letters from their families

Shortly before the USWNT debuts at the 2023 World Cup against Vietnam, the NWSL published a series of clips in which national players read send-off letters from their families.

And, as you can imagine, things got weepy. 

USWNT players get emotional

The letters were written by parents, siblings and partners of the players, sharing stories of their sacrifices, expressing their unconditional love, support and — of course — wishing them the World Cup title.

Australia overcomes devastating Sam Kerr injury with winning start at World Cup

SYDNEY - Co-hosts Australia labored initially in the absence of injured captain Sam Kerr but a second-half penalty from Steph Catley got them off to a solid start at the Women's World Cup with a 1-0 win over Ireland in Group B on Thursday.

The news that striker Kerr had been ruled out by a calf injury stunned the record crowd of 75,784 as it filtered into Stadium Australia but Catley stepped up to take the captain's armband and score the decisive goal in the 52nd minute.

First woman to manage pro English men's team replaced after two weeks

Forest Green Rovers coach Hannah Dingley's spell as the first woman to manage a men's professional football team in England will come to an end this week after the fourth-tier club appointed David Horseman as their new head coach.

Dingley, who has a UEFA pro licence, was appointed as caretaker head coach earlier this month following Duncan Ferguson's exit. She was also the only woman to manage a club academy in the English men's league.

Tigres Femenil: El día en que las Amazonas se convirtieron en Barbies

Ganadoras y empoderadas.

Horas antes de su arrollador 4-0 sobre Puebla, en el inicio del Torneo Apertura 2023, las jugadoras de Tigres Femenil sorprendieron a los aficionados del club con una curiosa sesión de fotos inspirada en la nueva película de Barbie.

Sesión Tigres Femenil Barbie

La idea de la producción fotográfica no fue espontánea, sino que fue parte de la alianza que tiene el club con el estudio Warner Bros., el cual estrenará la cinta de la muñeca más famosa del planeta el próximo 21 de julio.

Sophia Smith haunts her opponents in horror-themed Nike World Cup commercial

Nike went all out on their latest commercial featuring United States women’s national team star Sophia Smith.

Released on Saturday, the 60-second commercial features an unnamed defender being haunted by Smith ahead of the 2023 World Cup.

The ad is a nod to the 2022 film “Smile” which I had to look up when writing this article and boy was that a little too spooky for me.

Thankfully Nike’s ad is a little more family friendly but will still be fear-inducing for defenders going up against Smith in Australia and New Zealand.