National Teams

How The Women's World Cup Works: A Guide For Everyone

In many ways, the Women’s World Cup is a lot like its male counterpart. In many ways, it isn’t. So with the tournament set to arrive this summer in France, we thought we’d explain how the Women's World Cup works in 2019.

The men’s World Cup has been around since 1930, but the women’s World Cup didn’t start until 1991. The men’s World Cup has 32 teams, the women’s just 24. The U.S. sucks at the men’s World Cup; the U.S. dominates at the Women’s World Cup.

La FIFA Quiere Borrarle Dos Estrellas A Uruguay

Esta semana Uruguay no siente mucho amor por la FIFA. Esto luego de los reportes que indican que el máximo ente del fútbol mundial quiere eliminar dos de las cuatro estrellas doradas que los charrúas lucen sobre su escudo.

La noticia llegó de rebote y a través de Puma, sponsor deportivo de La Celeste. La marca alemana estaba trabajando en los uniformes del ciclo 2022-23, cuando la FIFA sugirió que solo dos de las estrellas corresponden a títulos mundiales.

Hindsight Being What It Is, USWNT Roster Selection Was Garbage — Also, We Told You So

Carli Lloyd was not good enough. Megan Rapinoe was not good enough. Alex Morgan was not good enough. Crystal Dunn was not good enough. Tobin Heath was not good enough. The USWNT was not good enough. 

Carli Lloyd running sprints alone after defeat may be the lasting image of the USWNT’s 2020 Olympic run, but her questionable inclusion on the team will be a talking point for years to come. 

Marco Asensio’s Beautiful Curler Sets Up Dream Gold Medal Match

Japan was five minutes and penalty kicks away from reaching the gold medal match against Brazil as the host nation of the 2020 Olympics. Then Marco Asensio did Marco Asensio things.

Asensio, the 25-year-old Real Madrid winger and the oldest player on Spain’s roster, came off the bench to score a beautiful curler in the 115th minute to send Spain past Japan 1-0 in extra time of their Olympic semifinal on Tuesday, setting up a dream final against Brazil on Saturday.

Mexico's Summertime Sadness Continues With Olympic Loss On Penalties

Mexico vs. Brazil

Defending champions Brazil had to struggle to make the final, beating Mexico 4-1 on penalties after the game ended goalless after extra-time.

Brazil went close to settling their match against Mexico inside 90 minutes when Richarlison struck the post with a glancing header in the 82nd minute.

I, And Many Others, Owe A Formal Apology To The USMNT For Doubting Their Efforts

The USMNT put in a legendary performance on Sunday night to firmly stamp themselves as the kings of Concacaf with a 1-0 victory against Mexico to win the Gold Cup. I along with many critics doubted that this squad could get the job done. I have never been happier to be wrong.

Carli Lloyd Running Sprints Alone Is Heartbreaking Image Of USWNT Defeat

After a surprising 1-0 defeat to Canada ended the USWNT’s quest for gold in Tokyo on Monday, where does this squad go from here? Vlatko Andonovski assembled the oldest, most experienced U.S. side ever for this tournament, but the veterans all largely disappointed throughout.

USWNT’s Gold Medal Hopes Gone After Humiliating Defeat To Rival Canada

The USWNT’s quest to become the first nation to capture gold after winning the World Cup is over following a disastrous 1-0 defeat to Canada at Kashima Stadium on Monday morning. 

The U.S. controlled 60% possession and outshot its opponent 13 to three, but it was another largely disjointed performance that all came undone after Canada’s Jessie Fleming converted the game-winner from the spot in the 74th minute. 

México No Sobrevive A La Estrella De La Muerte Y Culmina Un Verano Para El Olvido Ante El Team USA

Esta noche, México tenía una oportunidad de cobrarse revancha ante Estados Unidos y sepultar el amargo recuerdo que dejó la final de la Nations League, el pasado 6 de junio. Sin embargo, en el duelo por el título de la Copa Oro, el Tri volvió a pinchar.

Dolorosamente y a tres minutos del final de la prórroga, el USMNT logró la victoria con un cabezazo letal del zaguero Miles Robinson.