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US women’s professional soccer league NWSL announces TV deal with FOX

2 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

On the heels of a successful run by the US Women’s National Team in the 2015 Women’s World Cup, FOX Sports has announced that a deal that includes broadcast rights to 10 games from the National Women’s Soccer League. The deal … Continue reading ?

Stephen A. Smith made a horrible joke about women’s soccer players not wanting to mess up their hair

Here’s another one for Stephen A. Smith’s lowlights reel.  ESPN’s professional screamer/debater has had quite the awful history when it comes to controversial comments regarding women and sports.  He was suspended over his unbelievable...Show More Summary

USSF and US soccer leagues have serious questions to answer

3 weeks agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

With the world’s attention on Canada and the Women’s World Cup, discussion of the FIFA scandal has begun to fade in the United States. This could not have come at a better time for the USSF and the professional leagues … Continue reading ?

The Surprising Way 1 Soccer Star Mentally Preps For a Tough Workout

US women's soccer star and BODYARMOR spokesperson Sydney Leroux understands the necessity of a consistent and challenging workout schedule - she is gearing up for the World Cup, after all! Even as a professional athlete, Sydney doesn't head into every single workout feeling incredibly inspired and oh so motivated. Show More Summary

Chart shows just how hard it is to become a professional athlete

The NCAA has released data that shows just how hard it is for high school athletes to make it all the way to the pros. For six sports (football, men's basketball, baseball, women's basketball, men's soccer, men's ice hockey), the NCAA...Show More Summary

Bellator 131: Sean Wheelock talks 'Tito vs. Bonnar,' compares Scott Coker to Bjorn Rebney

Bellator MMA commentator Sean Wheelock has a busy week ahead with "Tito vs. Bonnar" taking place Sat., Nov. 15 at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. In between his duties calling professional women's soccer and mixed martial...Show More Summary

Women Soccer Players Are Suing FIFA For Trying To Make Them Play On Artificial Turf

There is perhaps no job with a greater disparity in how men and women are compensated than that of a professional athlete. For instance, the highest-paid female soccer player, the Brazilian Marta Vieira da Silva, is reported to makeShow More Summary

Sexy Soccer Ushers: AS Roma Gives Us Serie A’s Answer to NFL Cheerleaders (Gallery)

9 months agoSports : Total Pro Sports

Think the USA is the only country on earth that figures out a way to introduce attractive women into otherwise all-male professional sports leagues? Think again. In Rome over the weekend AS Roma introduced Italian soccer’s answer to cheerleaders: sexy soccer ushers. On Sunday, fans filing into Rome’s Stadio Olimpico to watch AS Roma take […]

Fuel Like an Athlete With a Smoothie You Eat With a Spoon

10 months agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Source: Under Armour After recuperating from ankle surgery last year, Under Armour athlete and professional soccer player Kelley O'Hara is now back to training hard, with her eye toward next year's FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada. "It's less than a year away, yet there's so much time to improve and get that laser focus down," she says. Show More Summary

Man Who Helped Kill Women's Pro Soccer Dies While Playing Soccer

11 months agoSports : Deadspin

Early this morning rumors began to swirl that Dan Borislow, the millionaire entrepreneur whose legal war with Women's Professional Soccer was instrumental in bringing about the league's demise, had died at the age of 52. Bloomberg has since confirmed that Borislow died last night of a heart attack after playing in a pickup soccer game. Read more...

Hope Solo Is Sorry About That Whole 'Domestic Violence' Thing

This past weekend, professional soccer player and US women's national team standout Hope Solo was arrested for allegedly drunkenly attacking her sister and 17-year-old nephew, after telling the teen he was too fat to be an athlete. Yesterday, she posted a Facebook note to the fans indicating that she's sups sorry. Read more...

French men’s professional club hires first female coach in top-tier European soccer

Congrats to Helena Costa, the new head coach of the French men’s professional soccer club Clermont Foot! The Portuguese 36 year old, who most recently has been coaching Iran and Qatar’s national women’s teams, will be the first woman to coach a professional club in France, as well as the first to coach a top or second division team in [...]

Iran's Women Soccer Players Told to Take Gender Tests

Think mandatory PED testing in baseball is bad? Players in Iran's professional female soccer leagues will have to undergo gender tests to make sure they're really female, the Telegraph reports. The ruling comes after a few top players, including four on the national team, turned out to be men who...

Seattle Reign Is First Pro Female Team to Join You Can Play Project

The new women's professional soccer team — including out Olympian Megan Rapinoe — is the first women's team to join the campaign. read more

First American Women’s Professional Team Joins You Can Play Project To Support LGBT Athletes

Led by soccer star Megan Rapinoe, Seattle Reign FC became the first American women's professional team to join the movement to rid sports of homophobia. The post First American Women’s Professional Team Joins You Can Play Project To Support LGBT Athletes appeared first on ThinkProgress.

USWNT Roundup: Club Results from NWSL and Abroad

Most United States women’s national team stars were in action over the past week, many as part of the opening weekend of the newest incarnation of women’s professional soccer in America, the NWSL. Goals were scored by Americans Sydney Leroux and Yael Averbuch and Abby Wambach had a costly miss. Show More Summary

NWSL season previews: Getting ready for the re-birth of professional women's soccer in the U.S.

Fully professional women's soccer returns to the United States on Saturday, when the NWSL kicks off their inaugural season. Following the announcement of national team player allocations in January, it was believed that the PortlandShow More Summary

Portland Women’s Soccer Team Pulls ‘Feelin’ Thorny?’ T-Shirts After Outcries of Sexism

The Portland Thorns, a professional women's soccer team fighting for market share in a city where the official pastime is food truck scavenger hunting, caused quite a Facebook kerfuffle among soccer fans who thought punny new fan t-shirts emblazoned with "Feelin' Thorny?" were, oh, what's the word...sexist. Show More Summary

Alex Morgan Pushes Strong Collective Bargaining For New Women’s Soccer League

Alex Morgan, one of the biggest stars of the U.S. Women’s National Team’s run to the World Cup finals and an Olympic gold medal, will be among the players in the new women’s professional soccer league that will launch this spring. But before she and the other players take the field, Morgan wants to ensure [...]

Katie Groke Ellis: Women's Soccer Is Back

The excitement around the new league is building and I think 2013 could be the year that a Women's Professional league is successful in the United States

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