Mar Ibarra, Mexican Women's Soccer Pioneer, Found Beaten To Death

Marbella “Mar” Ibarra—one of the foremost promoters of women’s soccer in Mexico—was found dead early Monday morning in El Rosarito, Baja California, according to that state’s attorney general. Her body was found covered in a blanket, and her hands and feet were tied, El Sol de Tijuana reported. She previously had been…

The NWSL's Sky Blue FC Is Falling Apart, On The Field And Off

Sky Blue FC is the longest operating women’s professional soccer club in the United States. It has survived the collapse of Women’s Professional Soccer, the predecessor to the National Women’s Soccer League, and made it through some tumultuous recent years in the NWSL, too. But six seasons into the team’s NWSL stint,…

Jaelene Hinkle Turned Down USWNT Call-Up Because She Didn't Want To Wear LGBTQ Pride Jersey

Jaelene Hinkle is a 25-year-old American soccer player who currently plays for the NWSL’s North Carolina Courage. Last June, the defender was named to the USWNT’s roster to play in a couple friendlies, but refused the call-up, citing “personal reasons.” In a recent interview, the devout Christian athlete explained…

World Cup Hero Carli Lloyd Is Back Home In New Jersey To Build A Fanbase For Sky Blue FC

In the weeks leading up to Carli Lloyd’s home debut with Sky Blue FC, the ticket requests came fast and furious from her friends and family. But by the time the Delran, N.J. native and women’s soccer icon stepped on Yurcak Field Sunday afternoon, the headcount had diminished greatly. The prospect of watching a soccer…

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