Spain's Women's Team Is A Catastrophe, And It Doesn't Need To Be

In the week since the players for the Spanish women’s national team released their open letter requesting the firing of manager Ignacio Quereda, more and more has come to light about just how officious and reprehensible his leadership has been over the entirety of his 27 years in charge. » 6/26/15 3:47pm 6/26/15 3:47pm

How The Most Iconic Photo In Women's Soccer Was Almost Never Taken

It was arguably the biggest moment in the history of American women’s sports, and the single most memorable and reproduced image of the celebration. Brandi Chastain had just converted the penalty kick that cemented the 1999 Women’s World Cup for the United States over China. She then experienced a fit of irrational… » 6/08/15 11:00am 6/08/15 11:00am

USWNT Striker Christen Press Is Way Too Fast

Like, those six players the USWNT's Christen Press runs past aren't scrubs. That's France, one of the best national teams in the world. And even they can't keep up with Press as, with two wicked bursts, she flies past them like they're stuck in quicksand before passing the ball into the back of the net. » 3/11/15 2:42pm 3/11/15 2:42pm

Trinidad & Tobago Women's Soccer Team Gets Unlikely Help From Haiti

On Wednesday we wrote about the Trinidad & Tobago women's soccer team, which arrived in the U.S. for World Cup qualifying with just about $500 to its name. That wasn't nearly enough to cover the food, travel, and equipment needed for the next three weeks. But fans and colleagues have stepped up to help, perhaps none… » 10/10/14 10:29am 10/10/14 10:29am

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

Lisa De Vanna's Bicycle Kick Goal Yesterday Was Insane

This goal happened yesterday in an NWSL match between New Jersey's Sky Blue FC and the Boston Breakers. A Sky Blue player picked her way through the left side of the box, but found herself surrounded by defenders. So she cut back and looped in a prayer to 28-year-old forward Lisa De Vanna. The ball was a little bit… » 6/02/13 11:45am 6/02/13 11:45am

Boston College Suspends Women's Soccer Player For Tweeting Penn State…

Boston College is scheduled to play at Penn State tonight in the second round of the NCAA women's soccer tournament. Stephanie McCaffrey, a sophomore and a second-team all-ACC forward who had scored a goal in BC's first-round win over Hofstra, prepared for the trip to State College by tweeting a bunch of jokes about… » 11/16/12 12:50pm 11/16/12 12:50pm

Women's Soccer Player Tries To Waste Time By Throwing The Ball Directly…

The first time the Amherst player throws it in off the Colby player's face, you figure it's an accident. Maybe trying to play it off her torso to herself? Whatever, she apologizes, and tries again. And then, bam, you realize you're watching a true NESCAC blood feud. Amherst defender Emily Little was assessed a… » 11/05/12 2:25pm 11/05/12 2:25pm

High School Soccer Player Is Very Sorry For Destroying Her Opponent…

"Sorry" doesn't put the teeth back in the jaw, or reset the broken nose. Still, it's a good start toward sportsmanship! The incident, from a Utah high school soccer game a couple weeks ago, managed to go viral when video of Petiola Manu going all Great Muta on Makenzie Clark's face made the local news. Now Manu… » 10/16/12 4:05pm 10/16/12 4:05pm

Alex Morgan's Header In Added Time Of Extra Time Delivered Team USA To…

After a brutal battle that included a hat trick from Canadian captain Christine Sinclair, Alex Morgan headed home a cross from Heather O'Reilly and delivered an invitation for the U.S. women to face Japan at Wembley Stadium in a rematch of last year's Women's World Cup final. The goal came 2:30 into the three… » 8/06/12 5:27pm 8/06/12 5:27pm

Alex Morgan's Knee Obliterated A Kiwi Goalie's Face

It was a horrifying moment in the second half of today's women's soccer match between the U.S. and New Zealand, as American star Alex Morgan drove a knee directly into New Zealand keeper Jenny Bindon's face. It was the second blow to the head for Bindon in the match, and yet she somehow managed to stay in the match;… » 8/03/12 11:16am 8/03/12 11:16am