Womens Soccer

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Gotta Hear Both Sides

Amidst all the hand-wringing about equal pay and equal opportunities in the women's game, it's important to remember some of the financial shenanigans from male footballers

The birth of Marta

This day in football history (Marta/Facebook) On 19 February 1986, five-time World Player of the Year Marta was born in Dois Riachos, Brazil. A forward, she started her career at the age of 14 with Vasco da Gama, but the women’s team folded after her second season there, prompting her 2002 move to Belo Horizonte to …

The selective defense of American soccer leagues

MLS and the NWSL have a lot in common, but this often goes overlooked (NWSL/Twitter) You might not know it from the mainstream media coverage, but there’s actually more than one top-flight soccer league in America. Of course there’s MLS, but there’s also the National Women’s Soccer League. And although the NWSL is pushed aside …

When college soccer became a contact sport

This day in football history On 5 November 2009, top-seeded Brigham Young University defeated fourth seed New Mexico 1–0 in the semifinals of the Mountain West Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament. The match made international headlines because of the actions of New Mexico defender Elizabeth Lambert. After BYU took a 1–0 lead with a 31st-minute header from …

The Mixxed Zone podcast

The wild world of WoSo Subscribe: iTunes • Stitcher • Google Play • RSS Women’s soccer, especially NWSL and USWNT, hosted by Jen Cooper. Get an email every time we publish a new episode. Scroll down to listen. Explore our podcasts December 13, 2016 https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/HWL4693619618?selected=HWL1399323645 Jen and Richard discuss the possibilities of NWSL expansion — where it should/could happen, what the time …