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.
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
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
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, 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 [...]
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
Women’s professional soccer will return to the United States in 2013, as U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati announced last week the formation of a new league that will feature teams based in some of the nation’s biggest soccer hotbeds. The new league, the third attempt at forming a successful top-notch women’s soccer league in the [...]
Soccer (football) is awesome. The popularity of soccer in the United States has been on the rise for years. Too bad our men can’t seem to make it to world level finals, but our women rock it! I attended a Seattle Sounders game Saturday. If you have never been to a professional soccer game, go. It is one of the...
After another Olympic gold medal, the never-ending battle for U.S. women's professional soccer rages on.
Soccer, men's or women's, remains more of a spectacle sport in the U.S., which does not bode well for a women's professional soccer league.