Last Tuesday, The Harvard Crimson exposed a document created by the 2012 Harvard men’s soccer team called a “scouting report,” which assessed and scored the incoming recruits for the women’s soccer team based on their perceived attractiveness. The women who are still playing for the team from that year decided to…
By many accounts, Hope Solo is an incredible goalkeeper and a pain in the ass of a human. She’s had plenty of run-ins with propriety in the past, but it seems that referring to the Swedish women’s team as “a bunch of cowards” really just pushed her home team over the edge. On Saturday, Seattle Reign FC announced that…
Carli Lloyd, Becky Sauerbrunn, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, and Hope Solo—the five most recognizable names from the U.S. women’s national soccer team—have filed a federal complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, requesting that U.S. Soccer be investigated over wage discrimination.
The domestic violence charges against soccer player Hope Solo will go forward after all. In January, a lower court dismissed the charges on procedural grounds, but a Washington state appeals court reversed that decision on Friday.
Niloufar Ardalan, the 30-year-old captain of the Iranian women’s soccer team who is widely considered to be the best player in the country, will not be competing in the Asian Football Federation Women’s Futsal Championship in Malaysia on Thursday because her husband refuses to give her permission.
Olga Kuzkova is your average 21-year-old soccer fan turned beauty queen, except she also happens to be a neo-Nazi :(.
In honor of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team kicking Japan’s ass in this summer’s World Cup, Sports Illustrated has taken the unprecedented step of giving each team member, as well as coach Jill Ellis, her own cover.
On Friday, New York City dropped approximately two tons of confetti on the reigning Women’s World Cup champions, celebrating their record third World Cup win with the first-ever ticker-tape parade for a female sports team.
In New York City, Mayor de Blasio has cleared a parade for the US women’s soccer team who recently won the World Cup. Gather all the confetti you can find for Friday morning at 11 a.m. folks!
Or, How Carli Lloyd Became A National Fucking Hero.
It’s kickoff time for the big rematch between the United States Women’s National Team and Japan. In 2011, the U.S. lost to Japan when they blew two leads and missed three penalty kicks. It’s time for these ladies to avenge their loss! Here’s The Rock taking some time out of his sweaty workout with an encouraging…
If you have a dog, the one thing you know for sure about them is they pretty much think the entire world revolves around your love for them. Case in point: This dog who ran onto the field during a soccer game looking for some attention.
In this short film, feminist film director and fashion photographer Indrani Pal-Chaudhury captured a group of girls (and an elephant!) playing soccer in the streets of Jodhpur. It's a jubilant, sweet clip and and if you think there's an underlying feminist message, yup.
The NFL's handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case has opened a belated discussion on how professional sports enable crap behavior in their athletes, and the private horror of domestic violence for its victims. But in the flurry of firings and bannings and panel appointings in the NFL, one professional sports…
This just might just be the most exciting thing to have happened to soccer since the men's headband.
Another college sports team is facing a disciplinary action for a hazing incident that left multiple freshman student athletes in the hospital and led two students to withdraw from the school.
An Orthodox Russian priest is celebrating Russia's loss in the World Cup. Does he hate soccer? Yes. Because it's incredibly slow and boring? No. Because it's apparently all part of a "homosexual abomination" plan to oppose Christianity. Right. Of course.
There are few sporting events I get as excited about as the World Cup. I played soccer in high school, in the NCAA, and for five years post-college, including two glorious years in the Golden Gate Women's League, Premier Division. What the U.S. Men's National Team has accomplished is extraordinary, with a second…