U.S. Women's National Team star Abby Wambach wasn't kidding when she threatened legal action against FIFA for forcing the world's top female stars to play a World Cup on artificial turf.
After weeks of threats, attorneys representing some of the world's most high-profile women's soccer playershave filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit against both FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association due to plans for artificial turf will be used at the 2015 Women's World Cup.
After a combined score of 12-0 in a two game friendly series with Mexico, the United States Women's National Team seems to be sitting in prime position heading into CONCACAF qualifying. There is little question on the American's ability to perform at the tournament, sitting as heavy favorites to take first, the question centers around which players head coach Jill Ellis will choose to fill her 20 women roster.
Women's World Cup qualifying matches have begun this weekend in Jamaica at the Caribbean Football Union's Women's Caribbean Cup. Teams are playing for a spot at the CONCACAF Women's Championship, where, of course, if you're a team from the Caribbean or, sadly, anywhere outside North America, it really is a fucking challenge to be one of the 3.
El primero de dos partidos amistosos programados entre Estados Unidos y Francia se llevó a cabo este sábado en Tampa, Florida. Debido a un tormenta eléctrica que caía en esos momentos el partido tuvo un retraso de 45 minutos. Los titulares de USWNT mostraron la ausencia de Alex Morgan y Abby Wambach.
Totally not a joke. That said, a girl needs to pay the bills. More importantly, a girl deserves to make as much money as she wants when she wants. All that said, I don't believe she drinks this stuff post-match. I just don't, Syd.
In other less consumer-products-related news—ankle injury be damned!
Jill Ellis has named her first roster as the full-time U.S. Women's National Team head coach and there are plenty of surprises.
Twenty-six players have been called in by Ellis for a training camp prior to two friendly matches this month against France and returning are two players who have missed considerable time recently: Forward Alex Morgan and midfielder Shannon Boxx.
Hey, hey! The National Women's Soccer League announces what feels and sounds like really good news, and let's hope it is: ESPN has agreed to air nine of the league's games this year, with ESPN2 and ESPN3 marked as the venues. You can get all press-releasey here.
This is super awesome because, really, let's reminisce: Remember when the WUSA aired games on Christian channel PAX?
U.S. Women's National Team head coach Tom Sermanni has selected a veteran squad to feature at the Algarve Cup in Portugal next month.
Though he's still far from decidingwhat his potential World Cup 2015 squad will be, Sermanni on Monday named a 24-player squad for the annual international competition featuring a number of regulars in the team such as Abby Wambach, Christie Rampone, and Hope Solo.
The votes are in and U.S. Soccer has determined the U.S. Women's National Team's Best XI.
Making up the bulk of the Best XI is the group that won the World Cup in 1999 in front of a record-breaking crowd of more than 90,000 people at the Rose Bowl â€“ a moment widely seen as putting women's soccer on the map in America.
Portland Thorns visitó a Washington Spirit que rescató un empate de 1-1. Las locales se mostraron más activas, por lo menos buscando más el ataque y causando problemas a las zagueras de Portland. Sin embargo, las visitantes abrirían el marcador al minuto 8 con un balón largo de Stephanie Catley al que Alex Morgan llegó de espaldas y controló, Harris salió a encararla pero Morgan le pasó el balón por encima y terminó en el fondo de su arco.
Washington (6-7-1, 19 points) now sits in fifth place in the NWSL, while Portland (6-4-2, 20 points) jumped ahead of the Spirit after the win, and looks to be hitting its stride at just the right time this season.
The Thorns offensive firepower, featuring Alex Morgan, Christine Sinclair, and new addition Vero Boquete was simply too much for Washington Saturday night at the Maryland SoccerPlex.
La Jornada 9 se llenó de expectativas para los seguidores de la NWSL pues se había anunciado por fin el regreso de Alex Morgan y el debut de Verónica Boquete en Portland Thorns. También Christen Press haría su debut en la liga, pero con Chicago Red Stars. Desafortunadamente, aunque si hubo debut, ninguna de las tres jugadoras tuvo un buen comienzo.
FC Kansas City (10-5-3 33pts) visited Portland Thorns FC (7-6-4 25 pts) tonight and lost 7-1 in front of 9,672 fans. This was the first unfortunate result for the Blues since May 14th. Katrina Gorry tallied her first National Women's Soccer League goal for FC Kansas City tonight.
FC Kansas City (9-4-3 30 pts) won 1-0 over Portland Thorns FC (6-6-2 20 pts) in front of 2,421 fans on Verizon Wireless Field tonight. Lauren Holiday scored her sixth goal of the season tonight late in the first half. FC Kansas City stays comfortably in second place after gaining another 3 points at home.
Will Zlatan Ibrahimovic condescend to join MLS? Will Alex Morgan play tomorrow? Will Columbus stop talking trash about El Salvador? All of these questions and more are pondered, if not definitively answered, in your Friday Freedom Kicks!
If a player is offside, can the human eye see it? The answer isno.