Did the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup spark a surge of interest in professional women’s soccer? Find out Wednesday when the Portland Thorns face the Boston Breakers in a match available to watch live online only — a contest that could be be crucial in deciding who will make the National Women’s Soccer League playoffs Watch Portland Thorns Vs. Show More Summary
Carli Lloyd is not into the whiney nonsense that is excessive flopping in professional men's soccer The professional soccer player — who dominated on the field at this year's Women's World Cup — visited Late Night with Seth Meyers to...Show More Summary
After the U.S. Women’s National soccer team trounced Japan at this year’s World Cup, the players returned home like conquering heroes. But despite all the media attention and ticker-tape parades, the reality of life for professionalShow More Summary
Why do Americans care so much about the U.S. women's national team in the World Cup when they don't seem to care much at all about the professional soccer teams that feature the very same women?
It's unclear how much longer Abby Wambach will be playing professional soccer, but it's safe to say this is her final chance to hold the women's World Cup. Ahead of the final on Sunday she spoke clearly and candidly about what the journey...Show More Summary
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 ?
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
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 ?
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
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 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
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
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 […]
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
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...
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...
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 [...]
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...
The new women's professional soccer team — including out Olympian Megan Rapinoe — is the first women's team to join the campaign. read more
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.