The World Cup is under way with each team playing at least 1 match. The tournament is supposed to be a great opportunity to showcase some of the best female athletes in the world. However the Women’s National Teams for the 24 countries competing are overwhelmingly coached by men.
The #USWNT scored 13 goals against Thailand, a World Cup record. But, folks on social media took offense to the way the US celebrated each goal.
New to soccer? There's no shame in watching the World Cup with no soccer experience. Here's a guide for soccer newcomers, including Women's World Cup history, World Cup organization, an introduction to the #USWNT, and a terms dictionary. Remember, it's called Football
Last Saturday sucked for @Spurs supporters, but the USWNT softened the blow by cheering on the Spurs in the UEFA Champions League Final, and hanging out with the Lilywhites as the USWNT are using the Tottenham training ground to prepare for the World Cup.
Stanford and USWNT center back Tierna Davidson broke her ankle in a college soccer game and will miss World Cup Qualifying as a result. Her injury has ramifications for both the immediate future of the USWNT and the role for college soccer among pro-ready high schoolers.
US soccer has a few tough upcoming friendlies, made tougher by the forwards brought in by manager Dave Sarachan.
The US Men's National Team has five upcoming friendlies against some of the best teams in the world, but no permanent manager. There's disaster on the horizon.