Alex Morgan Out Of World Cup Qualifying After This Nasty Ankle Injury

Alex Morgan will miss the rest of the USWNT's World Cup qualifying matches because of a sprained ankle she picked up during Thursday's game against Guatemala. It's an unfortunate set-back for a player with a history of ankle injuries, but thankfully it doesn't look as serious as it could've been. » 10/18/14 2:51pm Saturday 2:51pm

USWNT's 43-Match Undefeated Streak Ends At The Hands Of Former Coach

The US women's soccer team lost to Sweden today, 1-0, in Portugal's Algarve Cup. It was vengeance for the Swedes on a few of levels. For one, the USWNT's streak started with a 2012 Algarve Cup victory over Sweden. Our ladies' coach way back then? Pia Sundhage, who has since left the Yanks to coach her home… » 3/07/14 1:18pm 3/07/14 1:18pm

The USWNT's Bus Broke Down, So The Players Hitched A Ride With Fans

I don't think there's any collection of athletes more likable than the members of the The U.S. Women's National Team. Case in point: The team was in Orlando, Fla., this weekend to play an exhibition match against Brazil when their team bus broke down after a practice session. Instead of waiting around for the bus to… » 11/11/13 10:25am 11/11/13 10:25am

The New York Times Tries Its Hand At Animated Gifs. It Does Not Go Well.

If Buzzfeed and the Times made a baby, and it had epilepsy, it would look like this: "10 Animated GIFs From London 2012." These gifs are different—they're constructed from rapid fire shots taken by the Times's photographers, rather than from actual moving pictures. It sort of defeats the entire purpose of the medium. » 8/10/12 2:00pm 8/10/12 2:00pm

"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 11:55am 7/03/12 11:55am

The US Women Won Two Games 27-0, And It Did Not Impress Brandi…

The US shredded its opponents in CONCACAF women's soccer Olympic qualifiers this week—14-0 over the Dominicans, 13-0 over Guatemala, and 4-0 over Mexico—but Brandi Chastain, the lady who's famous for this, was not impressed. She called the games for Universal Sports Network (it's not the one formerly known as Versus;… » 1/26/12 2:40pm 1/26/12 2:40pm

U.S. Ambassador Of Headers And Beautiful Goals Abby Wambach Gets…

Back in July, when the USWNT was still storming through the Women's World Cup, we nominated Abby Wambach for U.S. Ambassador of Headers and Beautiful Goals, because she kept scoring beautiful goals off of headers. In yesterday's friendly against Canada, she got another one—so we'd like to take this opportunity to… » 9/23/11 10:50am 9/23/11 10:50am

Alex Morgan Can Score Exciting Goals After The World Cup, Too

This comes from something called Women's Professional Soccer, where Morgan and other members of the USWNT toil in obscurity during the four inter-Cup years. She's on the Western New York Flash—just like Marta, the Brazilian striker, our brief public enemy—and here, on Sunday, she scores while facing her own net to… » 7/26/11 8:45pm 7/26/11 8:45pm