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Women in FIFA Is for Girls Everywhere

Mary McVeigh | Posted 11.25.2015 | Sports
Mary McVeigh

Following a FIFA Women's World Cup marred by a lawsuit over artificial turf, unequal prize money, and a corruption scandal, 2015 was on track to leave us with more questions than answers about what will come next to bridge these gaps.

Iranian Soccer Star Wins Right To Leave Country After Husband Said No

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 11.23.2015 | Sports

Two months ago, Iran national women's soccer team captain Niloufar Ardalan was prohibited from leaving the limits of Iran after her husband mand...

Members Of Congress Now Involved In Gender Equity Push At FIFA

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's crunch time at FIFA: A reform committee is meeting Friday in Zurich, Switzerland, to decide what changes to recommend for wor...

Why Gender Diversity Could Be FIFA's Saving Grace

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- FIFA is a hot mess. Fourteen officials were arrested in May on corruption charges and its president, Sepp Blatter, was suspended last m...

Badass Spanish Soccer Star Disguised As A Dude Crushes Male Opponents

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 11.09.2015 | Latino Voices

Female soccer stars tend to receive far less worldwide attention than their male counterparts, but that doesn't mean they can't outplay the boys. Bren...

World Soccer Legend Abby Wambach Announces Retirement

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.27.2015 | Sports

Abby Wambach, the leading scorer in the history of international soccer and an all-around legend, is retiring. The 35-year-old will play her last gam...

New Nike Deal Ensures Future For Women’s Pro Soccer In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.02.2015 | Sports

The future of top-flight women's professional soccer in the United States is stronger than ever thanks to a new deal between Nike and the National Wo...

Sydney Leroux Has A Positive Message For Young Biracial Girls

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.02.2015 | Sports

Sydney Leroux's life is so, so much different. This time last year, she was best known for justly complaining about FIFA's women's World Cup turf dec...

Iranian Soccer Star's Husband Denies Her Permission To Play Abroad

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 09.16.2015 | Sports

Stories of female athletes like Serena Williams and Ronda Rousey persevering in spite of their critics have captured the sports world'...

America's Wonder Women & The Battle For Equal Green(s)

Olivia Roskill | Posted 08.14.2015 | Teen
Olivia Roskill

Turf isn't the only greens where women athletes are losing out. FIFA must recognize that they've been presented with an enormous opportunity to follow their mission statement and "develop football everywhere and for all." And yes, the word "all" includes women.

Adidas' New Teen Line Fills An Important Gap In The Industry For Teenage Girls

The Huffington Post | Carly Steyer | Posted 08.06.2015 | Teen

Adidas is stepping up to the plate and making sure that teenage girls have the sportswear they need in order to keep crushin' it! The sportswear compa...

Abby Wambach Urges Corporate Sponsors To Invest In Soccer

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.03.2015 | Sports

Abby Wambach is getting down to business.   A World Cup win secured Wambach's legacy as one of the best soccer players in U.S. history ...

Abby Wambach Says She'd Be Open To A FIFA Position In The Future

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 07.31.2015 | Sports

U.S. Women's National Team star Abby Wambach has been a huge presence on the pitch. But arguably her biggest impact in the past year has been off of ...

It's Time To Get Serious About Boosting Women's Soccer: Lawmakers

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.28.2015 | Sports

The time has come for women's soccer, and it's time for FIFA to take it seriously, according to U.S. lawmakers. Reps. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), Linda...

Kobe Bryant Teaches Carli Lloyd A Quick Lesson In Dealing With Trolls

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.28.2015 | Sports

Since scoring six goals at the 2015 Women's World Cup, including an instantly iconic hat-trick in the final game, Carli Lloyd's  star has ex...

Equal Pay for Equal Play: How Corporate Sponsors Can Change Sport

Hudson Taylor | Posted 07.21.2015 | Sports
Hudson Taylor

Corporate leaders have found over the years that doing the right thing not only makes financial sense, but it gives them a unique opportunity to lead, across all sectors: business, government, and social.

Women's Soccer Players, Including Alex Morgan, To Cover FIFA Video Game For First Time

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 07.20.2015 | Sports

Women's soccer continues to make history, as EA Sports announced on Monday that Alex Morgan will be among the first women ever to cover its FIFA video...

Top U.S. Soccer Official Pledges To Push For Better Pay For Women

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 07.15.2015 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee hearing Wednesday was supposed to focus on corruption within FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, and ...

Two for the History Books

Joan Wages | Posted 07.14.2015 | Sports
Joan Wages

Billie Jean King was lobbying for comparable prizes for men's and women's tennis competitions in the early 1970s. Yet, here we are in 2015, and the women soccer players took home 5.7 percent of what the guys did.

What Young Women Love About The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.14.2015 | Sports

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What The World Cup Win Means For Out Female Athletes

Lauren Neidigh | Posted 07.13.2015 | Sports
Lauren Neidigh

When we work towards inclusion and acceptance, we win championships. We bring out love in all of its forms and light up the world with it. It can help those of us who still face hate and discrimination. We should be changing the game, not each other.

Pro Soccer Players Spread Message Of Love With Beautiful Wedding Photo

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 07.10.2015 | Gay Voices

Women’s soccer still has people buzzing, thanks to incredible performances during the Women's World Cup. Now, there’s another reason ...

Obama Tells Women's Team They've 'Inspired A Whole New Generation'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.08.2015 | Sports

"So you guys done good."

Sunday Night's Game Was The Most Watched Soccer Match In U.S. History

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.07.2015 | Sports

For women or men.

Move Over, Men's Sports

Andrew Zimbalist | Posted 07.17.2015 | Sports
Andrew Zimbalist

Despite coming at the end of the fourth of July weekend when many families are traveling, the overnight TV ratings for the championship match hit 15.2. That's right, 15.2, making it the highest rated soccer match on U.S. TV of all time (men's or women's).