JAck McInerney becomes only the second Union player to be named MLS Player of the Month. Hack says the defense needs return to earlier form for Union to have success against Seattle. PDA U-18s ranked No. 1 in the country. More.
Hackworth says why disrupt Casey-Mac partnership when its working so well. Union officials to talk PPL expansion. Klinsmann says Donovan USA return not a sure thing. FIFA general secretary says democracy makes things hard. More news.
Quotes and reaction from Unions first win at RFK as McInerney rises to top of league scoring table. Hernandez and Jordan score as City Islanders make it two in a row. Warner and Blazer fraudulently profited. More news.
The Western New York Flash didn't quite get off to the start they had planned this season, but things may be turning around.
After two losses, a draw and a head injury to star forward Abby Wambach, the Flash have picked up two straight victories to put themselves back among the National Women's Soccer League's best a spot many assumed they'd occupy from the start.
FC Kansas City suffered its first loss of the season Saturday night at Sahlen's Stadium against the Western New York Flash by the score of 2-1. Current FIFA Player of the Year, Abby Wambach, scored both goals for the home side in the first half. Her U.S. Women's National teammate put FC Kansas City on the board in the second half, but the ‘Blues' were unable to find an equalizer.
The United States women's nation team kicked off their European tour with a barn-buring 3-3 draw against Germany. The match coincided with U.S. Soccer's 100th anniversary as well. Germany fought back twice (down 1-0 and 3-1) to earn a share of the result in a battle between women's soccer's number one and number two teams.
No Abby Wambach, Carli Lloyd, or Shannan Boxx in the starting lineup?
The US Women's National Team cruised to a 5-0 victory over China in their second match at the Algarve Cup in Portugal. The Americans currently sit atop Group B with six points in two games, and have one match remaining, against Sweden on March 11.
Hackworth says to expect new lineup against Colorado, not sure if Conor Casey will start. City Islanders want new stadium in next two years. Reading United set amateur team record fifth consecutive berth in USOC. More.
Abby Wambach got her 200th cap and her 153rd international goal to lead the United States women's national team to a 3-1 victory in the "second leg" in a pair of friendlies versus Scotland. Megan Rapinoe added a first half goal and Christine Press followed up her impressive Lady Nats debut with another goal in the second half in front of over 14,000 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Hackworth says there were not a ton of positives in Wednesday's 4-0 loss to the Crew. More reports and reaction from Orlando. Bundesliga wants to make MLS impression. USA tumbles in FIFA rankings. More, including dinosaurs.
The podcast returns with Reading United communication director Sean Doyle talking about the SuperDraft. Then, what does the future hold for Carlos Valdes and Freddy Adu? Plus, Abby Wambach's World Player of the Year win.
El equipo de Estados Unidos Femenil volvió a ganarle a la Selección de Escocia en el segundo partido amistoso que disputaron en una semana.
Ante 14,224 aficionados en el LP Field en Tennessee (histórica entrada en ese estado para ver un partido de la Femenil) la escuadra de las barras y las estrellas doblegó a las británicas con marcador de 3-1.
The US Women's National Team defeated Scotland 3-1 today with goals from Megan Rapinoe, Abby Wambach, and Christen Press. The match was the second in a pair of friendlies against Scotland and marks the US' last game before they head to Portugal to participate in the Algarve Cup.
It's Friday our Women's Football Day! This week, read on as the women's football elite trio of Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan and Marta dish out valuable and inspiring life advice to young women as part of the FIFA 'Live Your Goals' campaign. Vamos, chicas!
"Any young women out there that want to live their goals, I would personally tell them to challenge themselves and to do something that scares them every single day.
Friday's long-awaited announcement of national team player allocations to NWSL teams certainly produced some drama. Any Seattle fan who thought that regional connections would be a factor was given a rude surprise when last year's Sounders Women were dispersed to the four winds, with superstar Alex Morgan sent to Portland, Vancouverite Sydney Leroux off to Boston, and Veronica Perez - who seemed like a lock for the Reign as a UW alum and the only allocated player to play all season for the Sounders Women - to Western New York.
Today US Soccer officially announced the National team player allocations for all eight of the clubs in the newly formed National Women's Soccer League.
NWSL Announces Allocation of 55 National Team Players to Eight Clubs
The list of US National Team players allocated for the Washington Spirit is below: Washington Spirit Ashlyn Harris (USA) Ali Krieger (USA) Lori Lindsey (USA) Robin Gayle (CAN) Diana Matheson (CAN) Alina Garciamendez (MEX) Teresa Worbis (MEX)
Other notable players allocated to other league teams include FIFA Women's Player of the Year winner Abby Wambach (Western New York Flash), FIFA Women's Player of the Year nominee Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), and often controversial goalkeeper Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC).
El día de ayer se entregó el premio FIFA a la mejor jugadora del 2012, Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach y Marta se encontraban nominadas en la terna. Pensar que Marta se reencontraría con el tan anhelado premio que en el 2011 la japonesa Homare Sawa le había quitado, no era una idea viable debido al año tan exitoso de las estadounidenses.
The NWSL released the list of 55 national team players from Mexico, USA and Canada who will be allocated to the 8 teams in the league. The biggest surprise inclusion on the list has to be Megan Rapinoe as she is currently in France and won't be available to play until early Summer.
Looking at the list my guess for players who have Portland as their number one destination are Abby Wambach, Megan Rapinoe, Sophie Schmidt, and Christine Sinclair for their ties to Portland.
Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan (seen above) and Hope Solo were the Futbolitas representin' at the FIFA Ballon d'Or last night. USA women's team captain Wambach also admitted that she was surprised to receive the award from her own teammate, Hope Solo, as she had expected Morgan to pick it up instead.
Abby Wambach became the first American since Mia Hamm in 2002 to win the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year, while Lionel Messi was selected the best men's player in the world for an unprecedented fourth consecutive year. The [...]
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Abby Wambach won the FIFA Women'sBallon d'Or this morning along with the Men's winner Lionel Messi. Abby became the first American Woman to win the award since MIA Hamm won it 11 years ago. Abby's 2012 season with the USWNT included a Olympic Gold Medal, scoring 27 goals, and inching closer to the all time record help by MIA Hamm (158) with a total of 152 career goals.
U.S. WNT FORWARD ABBY WAMBACH NAMED FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD PLAYER OF THE YEAR; PIA SUNDHAGE NAMED WORLD COACH OF THE YEAR FOR WOMEN'S SOCCER Alex Morgan Voted Third in Women's World Player of the Year Voting; Wambach's Honor Marks Third Time American Woman Named World Player of the Year Following Mia Hamm's 2001 and 2002 Selections CHICAGO (Jan.
With the announcement of which players the Portland Thorns have been allocated coming out tomorrow teams are starting to hear rumblings about who they are getting. The Thorns' official twitter account tweeted this tweet out:
Starting to hear rumblings of what players we might have been allocated.
Ahead of the Euro 2013 in June, the Spanish women's team defeated Russia 2-1 in Murcia with goals from their star player, Verónica Boquete and Jennifer Hermoso. Of course, you're thinking "tiki taka?" and naturally, with a talented forward like Boquete, there are definitely signs of that!
Fresh from her well-deserved Ballon d'Or win for FIFA Women's Player of the Year (umm, duh?!), USA captain Abby Wambach has spoken up about her former epic coach Pia Sundhage, who sang a Bob Dylan song after accepting her award for FIFA Best Coach on Monday.
Abby Wambach is all about guts and glory. Remembering her last minute equalizer against Brazil in the World Cup in 2011 still brings goosebumps to the surface. The New York native picked up FIFA's Ballon D'Or for best world player, in Zurich.
If you're still reeling from Lionel Messi's fashion faux pas at the Ballon d'Or last night, you're not alone! Whoever dressed the Argentinean for the awards show from leftover Christmas wrappers needs to be given his marching orders now.
It's a classic case of Brilliant footballer, but not so brilliant choice of bow-tie ("It isn't that bad, polka dots and bow-ties don't always scream "Pee Wee Herman in Da house!
Lionel Messi, seen here with the 2010 award, has won FIFA's Ballon d'Or for 2012
The 2012 FIFA Ballon d'Or ceremony has been held in Zurich with the undoubted star of the show once again being FC Barcelona and Argentina sensation Lionel Messi. He has picked up FIFA's top award for individual footballers for the third consecutive year since FIFA's World Player of the year and France Football's Ballon d'Or awards merged in 2010, and his fourth overall.
The celebration complete, here is the list of winners at the annual Ballon d'Or presentations:
FIFA Ballon d'Or: LIONEL MESSI FIFA Women's World Player of the Year Award 2012: ABBY WAMBACH FIFA Puskas Award: MIROSLAV STOCH FIFA Coach of the Year: VICENTE DEL BOSQUE FIFA Women's Coach of the Year: PIA SUNDHAGE FIFA / FIFPro World XI: Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas Defenders: Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo Midfielders: Xabi Alonso, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta Forwards: Lionel Messi, Radomel Falcao, Cristiano Ronaldo FIFA Presidential Award: FRANZ BECKENBAUER FIFA Fair Play Award: UZBEKISTAN FOOTBALL FEDERATION
Portland Thorns esta tratando de cimentar su camino hacia la gran final pero esto no le resulta tan fácil, por otro lado WNY Flash necesita con urgencia mover a sus mejores elementos disponibles si quiere seguir en la pelea. Las estrellas rojas muestran descuido al mediocampo y Boston levanta la mano y se hace notar.