Abby Wambach Wonders If The Ref Was Out To Get The USWNT

Midfielders Lauren Holiday and Megan Rapinoe racked up yellow cards in the first half of the U.S.’s 2-0 win over Colombia, and that’s bad news: because each was already sitting on a yellow from earlier in the World Cup, they’ll miss Friday’s quarterfinal match against China. They were the only two players entering the… »6/23/15 11:08am6/23/15 11:08am


USWNT Defeat Australia 3-1, But Still Have Room To Improve

The United States Women’s National Team eventually beat Australia by a comfortable two-goal margin, but for 45 minutes Australia looked to be their better, or at least their equal. Saved by a brilliant performance from Megan Rapinoe, the USWNT will have to play much better to win the World Cup. »6/08/15 10:38pm6/08/15 10:38pm

"I'm Gay," Says Megan Rapinoe. "That's Nice," Says Everyone.

Entertainment Weekly just had a big story on the new art of coming out—quietly, almost as an afterthought. And it takes nearly 300 words into Out's story on U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe to touch on her oreintation. And even then it's subtle, almost as if an athlete's sexuality isn't their defining feature. Fancy that. »7/03/12 11:55am7/03/12 11:55am

We Hereby Nominate Abby Wambach For U.S. Ambassador Of Headers And Beautiful Goals

The U.S. women's national team advanced to the World Cup final today with a 3-1 win over France. Les Bleues tied it up early in the second half, and looked more energized and aggressive than the Americans, up until Pia Sundhage subbed in Megan Rapinoe (a proven tactic by now) and until Abby Wambach got airborne once… »7/13/11 2:10pm7/13/11 2:10pm

This Is How You Rebound After Almost Getting Eliminated From The Women's World Cup On A Questionable Call (Updated With Gus Johnson Call)

The #USWNT just defeated Brazil in penalty kicks in the Women's World Cup quarterfinals. Much will be written about this game, even if women's soccer isn't a sport that much generally gets written about. My contribution? Abby Wambach's goal just felt more remarkable — poetic, even — than Landon Donovan's against… »7/10/11 2:25pm7/10/11 2:25pm