International Soccer

Women's World Cup odds: Is there any hope outside of USA or England?

With an expanded 32-team tournament and matches across Australia and New Zealand, the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup (beginning with a crowd of over 100,000 for the Matildas opener against Ireland) is going to be the best in the competition's 32-year history.

The USWNT is favored for a three-peat but that's never been done before, and there will be fierce competition from European champions England, two-time world champs Germany and teams looking to take the next step like France and Spain. 

We asked ChatGPT who the next USMNT coach should be

ChatGPT is quickly becoming one of the most influential pieces of technology of our day. The service is just over two months old and already has roughly 13 million unique users per day according to CBS News, but the application of this technology is still so new, and many are wondering if it will be widely beneficial. 

World Cup winner Raphaël Varane retires from France team at age 29

France defender Raphaël Varane is retiring from international football, ending a 10-year career with Les Bleus in which he won the World Cup in 2018 and was a runner-up four years later.

The 29-year-old, who has 93 caps after making his debut in 2013, and also helped Didier Deschamps's side win the UEFA Nations League in the 2020-21 season.

Unbalanced USWNT midfield is cause for concern at SheBelieves Cup

After playing the 2021 tournament in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2022 competition with a weakened field, the SheBelieves Cup returns in a big way this February with the USWNT playing matches against Canada, Japan and Brazil ahead of this summer's main event, the 2023 FIFA World Cup.

2023 SheBelieves Cup USWNT roster announced — Megan Rapinoe returns after missing last window

United States women’s national team head coach Vlatko Andonovski revealed the 2023 USWNT SheBelieves Cup roster on Wednesday. This tournament will be the team’s biggest test ahead of the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

The latest USWNT roster has three changes from the January roster that played two friendlies in New Zealand. Hailie Mace and Sam Coffey were both dropped, and Megan Rapinoe returns after missing the last two games with an ankle injury.

Menos extranjeros, adiós repechaje y ¿un torneo largo? Los cambios que promete la Liga MX

La Federación Mexicana de Fútbol y la Liga MX anunciaron en conjunto una serie de medidas que buscan revolucionar (wink, wink) el fútbol mexicano, luego de su sonoro fracaso en el Mundial de 2022.

Sesenta días después del papelón del Tri en Catar, se esperaba el anuncio de un nuevo entrenador para el combinado nacional, sin embargo, la conferencia de prensa preparada por ambas entidades terminó siendo apenas un delineamiento de objetivos que buscan fortalecer la Liga MX, esperando eventualmente un resultado positivo a nivel de selecciones.

Messi regrets Netherlands celebration, says Mexico was 'most difficult' opponent

It's been over six weeks since Lionel Messi lifted the World Cup trophy and Argentina celebrated their long-awaited third star. Messi has since returned to playing for the traveling circus that is PSG, but the 35-year-old's thoughts won't stray far from that month-long odyssey in Qatar and the fulfillment of a life's dream for some time to come.

On Monday, a 45-minute interview in Paris between Messi and Argentine journalist Any Kusnetzoff for Urbana Play provided all the details from the triumph, fresh in the Golden Ball winner's mind. 

Santi Giménez sigue haciendo méritos para ser el N°9 de la Selección Mexicana

Un gol de Santiago Giménez le permitió al Feyenoord consolidarse en la cima de la Eredivisie, jugadas 19 jornadas.

Por segundo partido consecutivo, el técnico Arne Slot le dio la titularidad a Bebote y su decisión terminó pagando dividendos en una dura visita al FC Twente.

3 things we learned from the USMNT's January camp

The USMNT ended its January camp with a high-energy, low-quality 0-0 draw against Colombia on Saturday night. It was a match that suited Kellyn Acosta's ability to be everywhere all at once in midfield, and it provided us with a glimpse into the shattered goalscoring confidence of Matthew Hoppe. Time is still on the 21-year-old's side.

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