Women's National Teams

How The Women's World Cup Works: A Guide For Everyone

In many ways, the Women’s World Cup is a lot like its male counterpart. In many ways, it isn’t. So with the tournament set to arrive this summer in France, we thought we’d explain how the Women's World Cup works in 2019.

The men’s World Cup has been around since 1930, but the women’s World Cup didn’t start until 1991. The men’s World Cup has 32 teams, the women’s just 24. The U.S. sucks at the men’s World Cup; the U.S. dominates at the Women’s World Cup.

NWSL Players Fought Hard For In-Season Vacation — They’re Vacationing Even Harder

When the NWSL players and league agreed to a landmark first-ever Collective Bargaining Agreement in February, most of the focus was on guaranteeing players a living wage, and for good reason. But among the other benefits NWSL players carved out for themselves was a mandatory seven-day break in the middle of the season — an NWSL summer vacation. 

Fantastic Alex Popp Brace Sets Up Dream Final Of England vs. Germany At Wembley Stadium

Only three things are guaranteed in this life: death, taxes and Alexandra Popp scoring for Germany in the 2022 Euros.

Popp broke French hearts on Wednesday as she booked Germany’s spot in the 2022 UEFA Women’s Euro final with a brace to defeat France 2-1. Popp has scored in all five of Germany’s games this tournament with her goal tally at six.

England Reaches Euro 2022 Final With Saucy 4-0 Destruction Of Sweden

England reached the final hurdle in its quest for a first European Championship after defeating Sweden 4-0 Tuesday at Bramall Lane in Sheffield. Goals from Beth Mead, Lucy Bronze, Alessia Russo and Fran Kirby punched the Lionesses ticket to the final Sunday at Wembley, where they'll meet the winner of Wednesday's match between Germany and France.

‘Worst Mistake of My Life:’ Hope Solo Pleads Guilty To DWI Charge

Former United States goalkeeper Hope Solo pleaded guilty to driving while impaired on Monday and said that she is "slowly coming back" after receiving care at an in-patient alcohol treatment program following her arrest in late March.

Solo was found passed out behind the wheel of her car in a parking lot in North Carolina on March 31 and charged with impaired driving, resisting arrest and misdemeanor child abuse. Her two children were in the car at the time of the arrest.

France Survives Dutch Scare After One Of The Greatest Defensive Performances From The Netherlands

France advanced to the semifinals of the UEFA women’s Euro on Saturday after defeating the Netherlands 1-0. It took 102 minutes and the team’s 24th shot of the game before the French could find the back of the Dutch net.

The Netherlands deserves all the recognition in the world for one of the most valiant defensive performances ever seen. France might have been without star striker Marie-Antoinette Katoto, but the team still had an onslaught of an attack.

33rd Time’s The Charm — Sweden Leaves It Late To Reach Euro Semis

It took 33 shots, but Sweden finally found the back of the net.

After peppering the Belgium goal with dozens of shots — nine saved by Nicky Evrard — Sweden broke through in the 92nd minute to secure a 1-0 win and book its spot in the Euro 2022 semifinals on Friday at Leigh Sports Village. 

Defender Linda Sembrant, in her first start of the tournament, kicked home the stoppage time winner to send the No. 2 team in the world into a semifinal against host England on Tuesday at Bramall Lane. Sembrant’s shot was the 33rd of the match for Sweden.

The18 Created Concept USMNT World Cup Jerseys — We Hope They Look Like This

The United States will be back in the men’s World Cup this November after missing out in 2018. While U.S. Soccer has yet to unveil the uniforms the team will wear in Qatar, The18 decided to design our own concept USMNT World Cup jersey for home and away.

La FMF Saca A Maribel Domínguez De La Sub-20 Femenil Por Un Problema "Grave" – ¿Qué Pasa En El Tri?

En medio de los fracasos en cadena del fútbol mexicano, la selección Sub-20 femenil era una oasis de éxito y calma. Sin embargo, hoy todo se pudrió. A tres semanas de iniciar su participación en el Mundial de la categoría en Costa Rica, la Federación Mexicana de Fútbol decidió apartar de sus funciones al cuerpo técnico encabezado por Maribel Domínguez por un problema que varias fuentes describen como "grave".

England Pulls Off Unlikely Comeback Over Spain On Stanway’s Stunning Strike

It’s not often a fullback gets the hook for defending so poorly. It’s even rarer for such a move to completely flip the script in a major match.

Sarina Wiegman’s decision to replace the struggling Rachel Daly in the 82nd minute helped spark a remarkable comeback as England beat Spain 2-1 in extra time in the 2022 Women’s Euro quarterfinals on Wednesday in Brighton. 

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