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Meet The Woman Trying To Shatter The Glass Ceiling In Professional Soccer

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Moya Dodd remembers what it was like trying to afford playing on the Australian women's national soccer team. She paid her own airfare ...

There Are Signs That A U.S. Women's Soccer League Is Finally Working

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 01.21.2016 | Sports

BALTIMORE -- Eight months ago, Cameron Payne whizzed around New York City on the night before he would become a millionaire, bouncing between the med...

Women's Soccer Star Wants To Become The Role Model She Never Had

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 01.19.2016 | Sports

BALTIMORE -- As a girl in Costa Rica, Raquel Rodriguez knew she wanted to be a professional soccer player. But in a country that had achieved li...

Was 2015 the Tipping Point for Women in Sports?

Lisa Kaess | Posted 12.23.2015 | Sports
Lisa Kaess

Abby Wambach's retirement from professional soccer, becoming the leading scorer in the sport globally, caps off an incredible run for female athletes. And it's taken decades of work to get here.

Remember That Time Donald Trump Almost Bought An NFL Team?

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 12.18.2015 | Sports

It's easy to forget now, but before he was a Republican presidential candidate, business mogul Donald Trump was interested -- at least a little bit --...

Reflecting on 5 Years of Social Entrepreneurship and Making Soccer a Force for Good

Santiago Halty | Posted 12.16.2015 | Impact
Santiago Halty

This past week,Senda Athletics celebrated its 5th birthday with an exciting Footgolf tournament in San Leandro, California. We invited our nonprofit soccer partners, as well as supporters and customers who believed in bringing the Fair Trade model to the soccer industry.

Women's Soccer Star Says U.S. Team Is 'Fighting For Bigger Picture' Equality

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 12.16.2015 | Sports

The United States women's national soccer team made headlines two weeks ago when it refused to play a match in Hawaii because of the poor condition of...

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 ...