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 [...]
Tags: WPS women's soccer sports Finally, some good news to report on women’s professional soccer in this country. After the WPS folded and players scattered across the country, many to the Seattle Sounders of the W league, it was unclear if there would be any attempt to resurrect a national women’s professional league. Show More Summary
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.
Believe it or not, at the beginning of 2012, Women's Professional Soccer still existed. A draft was held. Permission was obtained from U.S. Soccer Federation to hold a season with only five clubs. Expansion plans were proceeding. A collective bargaining agreement was on the agenda. Show More Summary
Want to be a part of the hottest dance team in professional soccer? The Anaheim Bolts Dance Team is looking for a few good women. Anaheim Bolts Dance Team Auditions Are Here! DATE Sunday, August 19, 2012 TIME Registration begins at 9:00am…Auditions will begin promptly at 9:30am LOCATION California Goal – 7680 Talbert, Suite H, [...]
FIFA, the organization that governs professional soccer, has reversed its ban on Muslim athletes wearing the hijab after FIFA’s medical committee approved two types of headscarves which won’t pose any danger on the field. [ESPN] A newsletter put out by Boston cops is filled with sexist, racist and all around icky jokes. [Bitch Magazine] The [...]
You could say that in the world of women's professional soccer, the Western New York Flash has been looking for itself after the end of history. They've now completed six games in what seems like a zombie season. Ten months ago thisShow More Summary
Part Two in the Series: How Major League Women’s Soccer Can Work in the U.S. The reason two major leagues for professional women’s soccer have failed in the past ten years in America is simple, and yet I’ve never seen it mentioned in any of the post-mortems.The tragic flaw has been market selection. Show More Summary
Nikola Tesla wasn’t god and Thomas Edison wasn’t the devil – In response to The Oatmeal comic on why Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived. US Women’s Professional Soccer permanently suspends league – “The cause was the loss of several teams in the league, which according to US Soccer rules, meant they would [...]
With the announcement last Thursday that Women’s Professional Soccer would cease operations, a second attempt at major league soccer for women in the United States has folded in the 21st century. Both the WUSA and WPS failed to create a sustainable business model. Show More Summary