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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.

World Cup Vs Super Bowl By The Numbers: Viewers, Revenue, Ratings

In 2018 the USMNT was left out of the most-watched sporting event in the world. The football vs futbol and World Cup vs Super Bowl debates are made in vain. Although the NFL and the Super Bowl continue to hold the top ratings spot in the U.S., overall World Cup viewership dwarfs that of American football.

Report: U.S. Soccer Wanted To Pay USWNT Significantly Less For Extra Victory Tour Match

The USWNT Victory Tour pay became yet another contentious issue between the Women’s World Cup champions and the U.S. Soccer Federation this week. According to the Wall Street Journal, U.S. Soccer was going to pay the U.S. players a lower rate for a match it added to the USWNT Victory Tour

No Rest For The Weary: USWNT Confirms Full Victory Tour Dates For This Fall

The work never ends when you’re a women’s footballer, as the 2019 USWNT victory tour makes abundantly clear. 

After a 10-match pre-World Cup schedule and seven grueling games at the Women’s World Cup in France, the USWNT will be trotted out five more times in 2019. U.S. Soccer has announced all five dates on a moneymaking USWNT victory tour, including stops in Philadelphia, St. Paul, Minnesota, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Cincinatti, Ohio. 

Jill Ellis To Step Down As USWNT Head Coach

USWNT coach Jill Ellis will step down from her role following the U.S. Victory Tour that ends in October. She led the U.S. to two consecutive Women's World Cup titles in 2015 and 2019, the first coach in history to do so.

Megan Rapinoe Is Putting Her Message On The Page

This week, USWNT star and World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe inked a book deal with Penguin Publishing.

Mallory Pugh Dreamt Big And Lived Bigger

At 21 years old, Mallory Pugh is living every little girl's dream. Even her own. 

Pugh has had an unorthodox career path in comparison to most female soccer players. In 2017, the Colorado native made a decision to drop out of UCLA, where she lost her NCAA eligibility to pursue her dream of playing professionally in the NWSL for the Washington Spirit. Additionally, she was a crucial entity to the senior USWNT squad when she was called up in 2016 at age 18.