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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...

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...

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 ...

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 ex...

Jordan Schultz

USWNT Captain Christie Rampone Addresses Equal Pay Debate | 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 ...

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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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 ...

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

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.12.2015 | Gay 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 b...

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...

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.  Lloy...

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 $...

Laura Bassett

New Campaign Targets Shocking Soccer Pay Gap | 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...

Women's World Cup: If heroes don't get paid equally, who will?

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 07.07.2015 | Religion
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

Yesterday's dominating FIFA Women's World Cup victory by the U.S. Women's National Team over Japan (5-2) set a television record: It was the most-watched soccer match ever in the U.S. on a single network.

Toddler Can't Distract Dog From Women's World Cup

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 07.07.2015 | Sports

"Go away, kid, you bother me," this dog would probably say if he could speak. Deuce, a 1 1/2-year-old dog from western Michigan, was enthralled...

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).

This 1-Minute Ad Shows Just How Fierce The 'American Woman' Is

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 07.07.2015 | Women

The American woman is competitive, diligent and never gives up -- basically, she's a straight-up badass. A new Nike commercial puts that badassery...

Travis Waldron

How To Keep Watching Women's Soccer Now That The World Cup Is Over | Travis Waldron | Posted 07.06.2015 | Sports

If you enjoyed watching the U.S. Women's National Team win the World Cup, the National Women's Soccer League means you can keep watching them even though the tournament is over.