Women's Soccer

Minnesota's Lower-Division Women's Team Almost Outdraws MLS Clubs Wednesday Night

On Wednesday night at TCO Stadium in Eagan, Minnesota Aurora — the state's fledgling, community-owned women's soccer team — made history with a record crowd of 6,200 inside the ground for a USL W League playoff quarterfinal against Indy Eleven. 

Zambia Qualifies For First Women’s World Cup With Star Unavailable Over Gender Eligibility Questions

Zambia qualified for its first World Cup — all without its star player, unavailable over questions about her gender.

The Copper Queens edged Senegal 4-2 in a shootout after a 1-1 draw in the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday in Morocco, securing the first Women’s World Cup berth from Africa and the first senior World Cup berth for Zambia, men or women.

Portugal's Two-Goal Comeback Undone By Daniëlle Van De Donk's 20-Yard Rocket For Netherlands

Defending European champion the Netherlands avoided a disastrous draw with Portugal on Wednesday after throwing away a two-goal lead thanks to an exceptional 20-yard strike from Daniëlle van de Donk that proved the match-winner, 3-2.

USWNT Schedules September Friendlies And Kansas City Gets To Host Again… Shocker

The U.S. women’s national team has scheduled a pair of home friendlies against Nigeria on Sept. 3 and 6. The latter game will be a historical one as for the first time in history the USWNT will play in the nation’s capital in a soccer-specific stadium. The women’s national team hasn’t played in D.C. since 2017.

This Cheeky Backheel Goal Illuminated The First Week Of Liga MX Femenil

Amidst the failed performances of the women's national team in the Concacaf W Championship, Liga MX Femenil started a new tournament this weekend. And the top highlight of week one was a filthy backheel goal from Querétaro forward Edna Santamaría. 

Edna Santamaría backheel goal vs Santos Laguna

Santos Laguna won the match 4-3 in a very entertaining game, but the conversation revolved around Santamaría's mischievous touch. 

Awful Howler From Spain Keeper Gifts Germany Win At Euros

After conceding in the first minute of its opener against Finland last week, Spain knew it couldn’t afford a similar slipup in its second match against Germany on Tuesday. And yet, it happened again thanks to an awful howler in the third minute.

An errant attempt from Spain keeper Sandra Paños to play out of the back resulted in a gift of a goal for Germany in a 2-0 win for Die Nationalelf on Tuesday in London. In a tale of two keepers, Spain’s Paños had a night to forget while Germany’s Merle Frohms was unbeatable. 

USWNT Ends Mexico’s World Cup Dreams With Unconvincing Win

Mexico needed a miracle to keep its World Cup hopes alive. 

It never came.

Kristie Mewis scored a controversial goal in the 89th minute to finally break the deadlock as the U.S. beat Mexico 1-0 to officially end La Tri’s 2023 World Cup aspirations on Monday in Nuevo León. The USWNT claimed first place in Group A having already clinched World Cup qualification on Thursday at the Concacaf W Championship.

After Earning Dark Horse Label, Norway Suffers Worst Defeat In Tournament History

In Norway, this sort of sporting crisis is typically only reserved for news of Sweden making inroads on Olympic medals in cross-country skiing. But on Monday, Norway's proud women's national team — one of the few to have won a continental title, a World Cup and Olympic gold — suffered the worst defeat in European Championship history: an 8-0 capitulation to England in Brighton. 

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