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Female Student Athletes, Always Second Class

Kim Turner | Posted 02.03.2016 | Sports
Kim Turner

Women "stole the show" in 2015 on the athletics world stage. Sports Illustrated named Serena Williams Sportsperson of the Year, the first solo woman g...

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 t...

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 little s...

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 --...

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...

We Stand Behind The USWNT As They Boycott 'Horrible' Conditions

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 12.09.2015 | Sports

After seeing the "horrible," potentially dangerous field conditions at Aloha Stadium on Saturday, the U.S. Women’s National Team refused to play its...

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 world soc...

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 mo...

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 deci...

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 and as she head...

Carli Lloyd Isn't Done Scoring Goals Just Because The World Cup Is Over

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.30.2015 | Sports

Carli Lloyd extended her goal-scoring streak to a seventh straight game on Wednesday -- a run which dates back to her scintillating Women's World Cup ...

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 exploded. He...

Jordan Schultz

USWNT Captain Christie Rampone Addresses Equal Pay Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 07.16.2015 | Sports

Christie Rampone is the captain of the Women's World Cup-winning U.S. Women's National Team. She is also a mother of two, a five-time World Cup partic...

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 for t...

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

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.14.2015 | Sports

People of all ages lined the streets of New York City last week for the parade to celebrate the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team's World Cup victory....

The Women's World Cup Champs Didn't Get A Sports Illustrated Cover -- They Got 25 Of 'Em

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.13.2015 | Sports

The members of the U.S. Women's National Team have been making history like it's their job. A single Sports Illustrated cover just wouldn't do justice...

Queer Women Dominated The Women's World Cup. Here's Why It Matters

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Unlike last year's Men's World Cup tournament which featured zero openly gay players, this year's women's equivalent dominated on the queer front with...

Next Time Someone Says Americans Don't Like Soccer, Show Them These Photos

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.10.2015 | Sports

Most soccer fans have at least one American friend who likes to make jokes at the Beautiful Game's expense. "Does anyone even watch soccer? So boring....

Megan Rapinoe Needs Only One Perfect, Empowering Word To Describe Herself

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.10.2015 | Sports

Megan Rapinoe joined SportsCenter on Thursday to discuss all things Women's World Cup. At one point, the midfielder for the Women's National Team was ...

Carli Lloyd Correctly Says She's The Best Player In The World

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 07.09.2015 | Sports

In case you didn't know, Carli Lloyd is part of the U.S. Women's National Team who just won the FIFA Women's World Cup on Sunday. Lloyd happened to s...

Why Carli Lloyd's Instagram Account is the Key to Growing Soccer Interest in the U.S.

Alicia Jessop | Posted 07.08.2015 | Sports
Alicia Jessop

If this year's roster is serious about growing the game of soccer nationally, building strong and meaningful digital presences may be the quickest and most effective way to accomplish that goal. Thus, let the tweets and selfies on Instagram commence!

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."

Hope Solo Advocates For Equal Pay For Female Athletes On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 07.08.2015 | Sports

Once the elation of Sunday's World Cup victory for Team USA started to whittle down, one glaring problem began to make headlines: the team had only $2...

Laura Bassett

New Campaign Targets Shocking Soccer Pay Gap

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

A national campaign to pressure FIFA to pay women's soccer teams fairly gained wide attention in its first day, after the international soccer governi...