women's soccer


Some Guesses on Whose Face is on This Brandi Chastain Plaque

The USWNT legend was inducted into the Bay Area Hall of Fame yesterday and the plaque is, uh, interesting.
Sean Newell

Mexico Hopes New Women’s Pro Soccer League Will Boost Its National Team

The Liga MX Femenil, which begins play in July, may be the first step on a long journey to gender equality in Mexican soccer.
Duncan Tucker

With Historic Losses at SheBelieves Cup, USWNT on the Hunt for Answers

The 2017 SheBelieves Cup, and the USWNT's last-place finish there, served as a wakeup call for anyone who still thinks of America as the lone superpower in the world of women's soccer.
Howard Megdal

Portia Modise Is Impossible

In her playing career, South Africa's Portia Modise scored more international goals than Messi or Ronaldo. If she were a man, she'd have the world at her feet. Instead, she's fought sexism and homophobia at every turn.
Sihle Mthembu
Carli Lloyd

Carli Lloyd Signs Short-Term Deal with Manchester City

Lloyd will play in the Champions League for the first time, maybe even against Alex Morgan.
Patrick Sauer
Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan Signing Overseas is Troubling for NWSL

After orchestrating a move to the Orlando Pride, Morgan has signed with French side Lyon and will miss a huge chunk of the NWSL season.
Howard Megdal
fc rosengård

American Soccer Player Ella Masar Inks Four-Year Deal in Sweden to Avoid Trump Presidency

In an interview with a Swedish newspaper, Ella Masar, who plays for top-division FC Rosengård, added, "I'm also happy that I even have a Canadian passport.​"
Liam Daniel Pierce

Harvard Cancels Men's Soccer Season for Lewd "Scouting Reports" of Women's Recruits

Last week, the Harvard Crimson uncovered a document by the 2012 men's soccer team ranking female recruits by appearance and imagined sexual preferences. The university has discovered that those reports continued through this year.
Liam Daniel Pierce

What Are the Washington Spirit Doing Trading Ali Krieger to Orlando for Nothing?

Two months after she opposed Spirit owner Bill Lynch's response to Megan Rapinoe's national anthem protest, Ali Krieger has been traded from the team.
Howard Megdal
saving women's soccer

NWSL Commissioner on Abby Wambach and Bill Simmons: It "Women's Soccer Doesn't Need Saving"

Bill Simmons and Abby Wambach have some sort of plan to save women's soccer. The commissioner of the NWSL doesn't need it.
Howard Megdal

Crazy Ass Goal Hits Crossbar, Soars 30 Feet in the Air, and Somehow Goes Inside the Net

It hit frame, looped up about 30 feet in the air, and bounced into the top-netting. Just really, really inexplicable.
Liam Daniel Pierce

South American Soccer Is Ignoring Its Women

This summer, the Chilean women's national team learned that it was removed from the official FIFA rankings and declared "inactive." They are the sixth South American women's team, out of ten, to fall out of the rankings.
Brenda Elsey and Joshua Nadel