Obama Honors U.S. Women's Soccer Team: 'Playing Like a Girl Means You're a Badass'

The World Cup-winning U.S.women’s national soccer team was honored in a ceremony today at the White House. The ceremony was chummy, and the President was at his most compelling. “This team taught all of America’s children that ‘playing like a girl’ means you’re a badass,” he said. »10/27/15 9:30pm10/27/15 9:30pm


How The Most Iconic Photo In Women's Soccer Was Almost Never Taken

It was arguably the biggest moment in the history of American women’s sports, and the single most memorable and reproduced image of the celebration. Brandi Chastain had just converted the penalty kick that cemented the 1999 Women’s World Cup for the United States over China. She then experienced a fit of irrational… »6/08/15 12:05pm6/08/15 12:05pm

Korean Mean Girls Demand Top Women's Soccer Player Take Gender Test

South Korean ladies' soccer dynamo Park Eun-Seon is good at her sport. Real good. Like, man good. At least, according to a cabal of her fellow women's soccer league players, who have threatened to stop playing unless the league subjects Park to a humiliating gender test and releases the results to the public. »11/08/13 3:10pm11/08/13 3:10pm

Racist Assholes Predictably Take To Twitter After U.S. Defeat of Japanese Women's Soccer Team

Unsurprising, but still BLERGHHH. Shortly after Nadeshiko Japan, the nation's women's soccer team, lost Thursday's game to the U.S. 2-1, the terms "Jap," "Pearl Harbor" and "Hiroshima" trended on the relentless shit soufflé that is Twitter. And why not? There's no better way to celebrate a victory than namecheck… »8/11/12 3:15pm8/11/12 3:15pm

Idiot Olympics Fans Wonder Why All North Koreans Look Alike

Bruce Reyes Chow, a father of three daughters, sat down to watch the United States Women's National Soccer Team play North Korea yesterday. In a piece on Huffington Post, he writes: "Watching the USWNT play over the past few years has been one of the most powerful and important things my daughters have experienced…… »8/02/12 2:20pm8/02/12 2:20pm

Japanese Women Looking to Prove Their World Cup Win Wasn’t a Fluke

Women's soccer had long-struggled to find an audience in Japan, a fact that made the Japanese team's win against the United States' perennial juggernaut of a women's team at last July's Women's World Cup that much more significant. With the win, Japan had snapped a 26-game losing streak against the Americans and… »7/23/12 12:55pm7/23/12 12:55pm

What Products Should The Ladies Of The Women's Soccer Team Endorse?

Professional athletes and huge ad campaigns go hand-in-hand. From sneakers to sports drinks to credit cards to cars, sports stars with fans often become advertising stars with a following. Although the U.S. soccer team lost to Japan in the World Cup Finals, some of the players — Hope Solo, Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan… »7/25/11 6:20pm7/25/11 6:20pm