Women's Soccer

Julie Ertz named to USWNT roster for first time since Tokyo Olympics

In an unexpected twist, Julie Ertz was named on the 26-player roster for the United States women’s national team’s pair of friendly games vs. Ireland in early April. If Ertz appears in either game, it will be her first appearance for club or country since the bronze medal match in the Tokyo Olympics on Aug. 5, 2021.

Ertz has been away from the game for over a year and a half due to injuries and the birth of her child, Madden, in August 2022.

Ballon d'Or winner Alexia Putellas returns to Barça training after long-term knee injury

Ballon d'Or winner Alexia Putellas completed part of the training session with her Barcelona women's teammates on Monday as she continues to recover from a knee injury.

The Spain midfielder injured her knee in July before the women's European Championship.

"I'm glad to move on to the next phase of rehabilitation. I'm happy to be back training with the team," Putellas said on Monday. "It's a matter of patience, of continuing to work progressively with the team and getting back into shape."

18-year-old Alyssa Thompson scores memorable goal on NWSL debut

We already knew that Alyssa Thompson was special. The 18-year-old made history when Angel City, with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NWSL Draft, made her the first-ever selection straight out of high school. 

Then, back on March 9, she scored her first goal for the club in a friendly win over América — a remarkable dribble from the center circle that left four defenders and the goalkeeper in her wake.

Trinity Rodman begins new season with an unstoppable performance against OL Reign

Opening weekend of the NWSL season continued Sunday with the Washington Spirit welcoming OL Reign to Audi Field, where Trinity Rodman brought the crowd to its feet with some sublime quality on the ball and a solo game-winner in the second half.

We had a scoreless opening 45 in the nation's capital, but Rodman established herself as the standout player with a couple brilliant moments. 

One run from deep inside her own half was finished with a backheel pass and half-chance for Ashley Hatch.  

Mille Gejl opens new NWSL season with 30-yard game-winning goal for N.C. Courage

The 11th season of the National Women’s Soccer League kicked off on Saturday with the N.C. Courage hosting and defeating the Kansas City Current 1-0 at WakeMed Soccer Park.

Danish international Mille Gejl scored the game’s lone goal with a strike from way outside the box in the 23rd minute.

Before you play this video just be sure that your volume is down. There were some extremely apparent issues with the microphones being used by broadcasters JP Dellacamera and Lianne Sanderson.

Pese a no ir al Mundial, adidas estrena nuevo jersey para México Femenil

México no consiguió boletos para el Mundial Femenino Australia & Nueva Zelandia 2023. adidas, sin embargo, no se olvidó del Tri y presentó una nueva y exclusiva playera para el seleccionado femenil.

Parte de la última y genial colección de la marca alemana, inspirada en la naturaleza y paisajes icónicos de diferentes países, la nueva playera de México Femenil rinde tributo a la fauna oceánica que vive frente a las costas de la península de Yucatán.

NWSL players in disbelief over how bad some of their FIFA 23 characters look

The National Women’s Soccer League getting added to EA Sports’ FIFA video game series felt too good to be true. The long overdue addition of the American league to the game took place on March 15. 

It’s been a week since the update and players aren’t thrilled about how poorly they look in the game. Several players have taken to Twitter to show off just how bad the animations turned out.

The issues range from some player appearing much whiter in the game than in real life to being bald. Yikes EA.

We rate the incredible new adidas away kits for the 2023 Women’s World Cup

The hype for the 2023 Women’s World Cup continues to build as the tournament is only four months away. New adidas Women’s World Cup kits released on Thursday added to the excitement as the sportswear giant unveiled some works of art.

Six away Women’s World Cup kits for Germany, Spain, Japan, Sweden, Argentina and Colombia were shown off. All the tops draw inspiration from the beauty and geography of each country. The result is six truly remarkable kits.

We took it upon ourselves to rate each of the six kits.

La indignante razón por la que Scarlett Camberos decidió irse del América

Es oficial. Scarlett Camberos no sigue en Club América.

No porque no quiera, sino porque es una víctima más de la descontrolada violencia contra la mujer que se vive a diario en México.

Camberos firmó en Las Águilas a fines de 2021 y rápidamente se ganó el cariño de sus aficionados, gracias a sus goles, sus eléctricas corridas por la banda y su indudable carisma. Tan importante era su presencia que se convirtió en capitana del equipo y sus seguidores crearon una corriente de pensamiento futbolero y de vida bautizado como el "camberismo".

NEW youngest player in NWSL history — San Diego Wave sign 15-year-old Melanie Barcenas

San Diego Wave FC will start the 2023 season on Saturday, but the team has already made history this year. On Tuesday the club signed the youngest player ever in the NWSL when 15-year-old Melanie Barcenas penned a three-year deal with San Diego.