USWNT

USWNT’s Top Prospect Snubs NWSL To Join World’s Best Club

Catarina Macario, arguably the greatest college soccer player in a generation, will not stick around in the States to become the top overall pick in Wednesday’s NWSL draft. Instead, the Stanford standout — who announced her intentions to forgo her senior season and go pro last week — signed a free-agent contract with Lyon, the European powerhouse that has won seven Champions League titles since 2011. 

The Next Big Thing In Women’s Soccer Is Going Pro — Exactly Where Remains A Question

Catarina Macario is forgoing her senior year at Stanford to go pro. That sound you hear is Racing Louisville fans celebrating — but they need not get too excited just yet.

Carli Lloyd And Megan Rapinoe Included In Latest USWNT Squad

After a “perfect” 2020 that saw the USWNT win nine out of nine matches — but also miss eight months of action because of the pandemic — Vlatko Andonovski’s side is ready to begin 2021 with a January camp that includes a pair of friendlies against Colombia (Jan. 18 and 22) at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

With women's soccer at the Olympic Games scheduled to begin on July 21, this latest 27-player squad represents the majority of those battling for the final 18-player squad that’ll represent the U.S. in Japan. 

Game Respects Game — Star Alabama Running Back Explains Why He Looks Up To Megan Rapinoe

The U.S. women’s national team is the last topic college football fans expected to be discussed during Alabama’s press conference on Tuesday. Most of the discussion for the press conference focused on the Crimson Tide’s Rose Bowl playoff game against Notre Dame on New Year’s Day. 

The USWNT wasn’t brought up until Najee Harris, Alabama’s star running back, was asked about how Megan Rapinoe inspires him.

Mal Pugh Leaves Sky Blue FC, A Club For Which She Played 29 Minutes

A little less than a year ago, the Mal Pugh trade to Sky Blue FC upstaged the 2020 NWSL draft. The USWNT starlet left the Washington Spirit in exchange for four draft picks.

On Tuesday, Pugh was on the move again, this time sent to the Chicago Red Stars along with Sarah Killion Woldmoe for three draft picks and an international player slot. 

In A Post-Pandemic World, The Smart Money Is On Women’s Sports

Elite women’s sports are predicted to generate $1 billion in revenue in 2021.

With just a fraction of the investment dollars and comparatively paltry marketing and promotional budgets compared to those allocated to men’s sports, this is conceivably a conservative estimate. As sport emerges from the challenges imposed by COVID-19, women’s sports are becoming a lucrative business opportunity. Don’t believe us? You’re not alone.

Tobin Heath Scores 2 Must-Watch Goals In Manchester United Victory

Manchester United, top of the FA WSL, hammered Bristol City, bottom of the division, 6-1 on Sunday with Tobin Heath scoring a late brace.  

Millie Turner, Jessica Sigsworth and a Leah Galton double had given United a 4-0 lead by the 63rd-minute, but Ebony Salmon pulled one back for City in the 72nd. Heath restored the four-goal advantage seven minutes from time by curling one into the top corner from nearly 25 yards out.  

The Year Of Mewis Ends With Sam As U.S. Soccer’s 2020 Female Player Of The Year

The Mewis sisters Sam and Kristie dominated this year in women’s soccer, so it’s of little surprise that Sam Mewis was named 2020 USWNT Player of the Year on Saturday. It’s Sam’s first U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year honor.

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