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News and Features about the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), United States Women's National Team (USWNT), and Women's Soccer/Football/Futbol around the world
Her Pitch is going on hiatus, and not just because of Paolo the puppy-beast.
Spain offers a chance for the USWNT to improve upon a dismal Saturday showing vs France. Will any result be sufficient or is the sky falling? We’ll find out on Tuesday at 2:30 on ESPN2.
France is the team and France is the scene of our first look at the 2019 USWNT. That rhymes. Gross.
Portugal and Scotland await an interesting incarnation of the USWNT for two friendlies in Europe. Grab your passport and get ready for some football!
Panama & Jamaica will fight for a trip to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, while France-bound USA and Canada try to secure bragging rights as 2018 CONCACAF Champions.
Alex Morgan keeps scoring goals. But Jamaica might be a bigger test than anyone knew. Canada will face Jamaica and the winners and losers of these matches will face off. Three of the four will lock in a trip to France for next summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Everybody’s talking about the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. But there’s one minor hurdle to hop before the USWNT can start practicing their french language skills. CONCACAF qualifying starts on Thursday.
The NC Courage capped their record-breaking year with a 3-0 win over the Portland Thorns in the unfriendly confines of Providence Park. Scenes upon scenes.
The 2018 NWSL Season all comes down to this. Can the Portland Thorns win their second consecutive Championship with a second consecutive defeat of the North Carolina Courage? What if they could do it in front of their own home fans? We’re about to find out.
Tuesday night, the North Carolina Courage will host the Chicago Red Stars in rather unfriendly territory for the right to stay in Portland for Saturday’s NWSL final.
This is everything you could ever want in a semifinal. Seattle at Portland, Saturday afternoon on Lifetime TV.
The playoffs teams were decided last week, but there’s still one week of NWSL regular season fun to go. Not for the Washington Spirit, however. Friday and Saturday and then PLAYOFFS! Let’s go!
The Chicago Red Stars are on the brink of the playoffs, but will Sky Blue play spoiler on 54 hours rest?
One game on Friday, yet we’re in the midst of a break! So who might be available to play NWSL football tonight? This sounds familiar… Between International Duty and Injuries, not many players. Let’s take a look. This sounds VERY familiar…
Friday and Tuesday, the world will see something entirely new: USWNT v Chile on the soccer pitch.
Tuesday! Wednesday! Saturday! A smoky week of NWSL starts tonight!
Wednesday! Friday! Saturday! It’s a pattern!
Wednesday Footie! Plus Friday and Saturday Footie too! Rose is ready. Let’s go!
ONE NWSL GAME TO RULE THEM ALL. Well, one NWSL game to watch all weekend at least. While your favorite internationals are off enjoying their friendlies, Sky Blue is in Chicago in search of their first win of the year.
USA. Japan. Brazil. Australia. They’re all here for three match days of football between now and next Thursday. The world’s #1, #6, #7 and #8 have the opportunity to start coming together ahead of next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup. It’s the 2018 Tournament of Nations, and it starts now.
You’re going to have to wait a week to watch your #USWNT faves (and, possibly some who are not your faves), as the international break has arrived a tad early. No moping. Eat a donut, take a shower in your new winnebago and get ready for game day!
Summer Wednesdays of WoSo (WoW?) continue on 7/11, the luckiest day of the year. Six of nine teams are in action tonight, but Brooke Elby and the Red Stars are off until Saturday. Try to find some way to entertain yourself, Brooke.
Scotland v Belarus!
Happy 4th of July (and related weekend), America! Five NWSL games over the next five days should make your celebration worthy of the better USA we’re all trying to build.
It’s the last weekend in June, and the Men’s World Cup is boring. (Ron Howard voice: It isn’t boring.) As an antidote to your boredom, you can watch SEVEN NWSL games over the next five days. Or, better yet, GO TO A GAME!