Women's Soccer

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.

Alex Morgan Makes Heart-Wrenching Goodbye Post To Her Baby, Vows To ‘Make It Worth It’

Alex Morgan will have a little extra motivation to win gold at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics. After publicly questioning the IOC over whether she would be allowed to bring her young child with her to the Games, the USWNT superstar posted a gut-wrenching farewell to young Charlie Elena Carrasco, vowing to make their absence “worth it.”

Morgan made the trip to Japan with her USWNT teammates this week, leaving behind her 14-month-old baby to go for her second Olympic gold medal. On Thursday, Morgan said goodbye to her child on Instagram.

Olympic Soccer Preview: USWNT Out Avenge 2016 Failure; Brazil Wants To Defend Men’s Title

The U.S. women's soccer team is determined to make up for its quarterfinal exit in Rio and reassert their dominance at the Tokyo Olympics, while Brazil will aim to repeat as champion in the men's event after ending its long wait for gold in 2016.

The United States has won four of the six gold medals since a women's tournament was introduced to the Olympic programme at the Atlanta Games in 1996 and as current world champion it starts as clear favorite again.

USWNT Experiment With 7 In Attack Yields Glorious Lindsey Horan Volley

With just over two weeks to go before the USWNT opens the group stage of the Summer Olympics against Sweden in Tokyo, manager Vlatko Andonovski — treating the send off series like a college senior — wanted to experiment with some things.

Namely, the scenario of “what if we put seven players in attack and got buck wild?” One feature of this particular setup was the presence of deep-lying midfielder Lindsey Horan taking her place alongside Carli Lloyd for the game’s opening period.

Mexico Is Seriously Trying To Get Its Women’s Team To Serve Punishment Incurred By Men’s Team

On June 18, FIFA finally handed down a meaningful sanction to the Mexican Football Federation (FMF), requiring Mexico to play its next two home games without fans because of continued use of a homophobic chant during matches. Now the FMF is trying to pull a fast one and make its women’s team serve the punishment. 

Classy.

After Six-Month Hiatus, Tobin Heath Scores From 30+ Yards Out With Her Second Touch Of The Game

The USWNT defeated Mexico 4-0 during an international friendly in the pouring rain of Hartford, Connecticut on Thursday night to extend the team’s unbeaten streak to 43 games. The matchup was one of two games the U.S. and Mexico will play as a send-off for the Olympics later this month. The USWNT vs Mexico highlights and takeaways include the return of Tobin Heath, Christen Press continuing her insane form and lots and lots of rain.

Alex Morgan Leaves For Tokyo In A Week; She Still Doesn’t Know If Her Young Child Can Come With Her

U.S. soccer player Alex Morgan leaves for the Tokyo Olympics in a week's time but says she is still unsure whether eased coronavirus restrictions for nursing mothers will allow her to bring her 1-year-old daughter with her.

Some athletes have complained that they are being forced to choose between the Games and their young children but organisers told Reuters on Wednesday "when necessary, nursing children will be able to accompany athletes to Japan".

After Suing League, Olivia Moultrie Signs With Portland To Become Youngest NWSL Player Ever

Olivia Moultrie is finally, officially, a professional footballer — and the youngest NWSL player ever too. 

Moultrie, 15, moved to Portland at the age of 13 from California to begin training with the Portland Thorns of the NWSL, which had a strict age requirement of 18. After suing the National Women’s Soccer League over age restrictions, she’s been given a chance to sign a professional contract with the Thorns, agreeing to a three-year deal, the max allowable in NWSL.

Barcelona Just Completed A Season That Makes Arsenal’s Invincibles Look Like Child’s Play

Barcelona Femení just completed one of the most dominating football campaigns we have ever seen. Barcelona beat Eibar 9-1 to cap a near-perfect season that dwarfs Arsenal’s Invincibles or any men’s treble winner. You could argue it was the best season ever in soccer.

Conoce a Stefany Ferrer Van Ginkel, La Primera Extranjera En La Liga MX Femenil

Una de las principales novedades de la próxima Liga MX Femenil es que se permitirán jugadoras extranjeras en los equipos. Y Tigres, actual bicampeón de la competencia, aprovechó la nueva regla para contratar a la primera no mexicana en la historia de la liga.

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