Women's World Cup Archive

  • In The Clutch: U.S. women's soccer player Abby Wambach

    When her kids became interested in soccer, Abby Wambach's mom checked out a book about it from the library. Her daughter took it from there.

    May 27 1:05 PM ET | By espnW

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    espnW: Americans getting their kicks in Japan

    Americans Rebecca Moros and Beverly Goebel-Yanez are capitalizing on the popularity of women's soccer in Japan and have found a home on the country’s most elite squad, the INAC Kobe Leonessa.

    Feb 7 1:53 PM ET | By Jun Stinson

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    Hope Solo details benching in 2007 World Cup

    U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo was benched in the semifinals of the 2007 World Cup by then-U.S. women's soccer coach Greg Ryan in favor of Briana Scurry. This is what ensued in the aftermath.

    Aug 14 2:06 AM ET

  • Title IX

    Title IX 40th anniversary TV schedule

    ABC and ESPN will be celebrating Title IX's anniversary with a lineup on women's sports programming on June 23.

    Jun 20 7:23 AM ET

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    U.S. ties Sweden in friendly

    A new formation on the field gave the U.S. team plenty of scoring opportunities, but its friendly against Sweden ended in a 1-1 tie.

    Nov 19 | By Sarah McLellan

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    U.S. team experimenting in friendly vs. Sweden

    In the last game before the Olympic qualifying tournament, the U.S. team will try a new formation in hopes of generating more attacking opportunities.

    Nov 18 | By Sarah McLellan

  • Eleven most memorable sports moments of 2011

    On 11/11/11, we decided to reflect on the 11 top women's sports moments of 2011. What a year it's already been, and it's not over yet.

    Nov 11 5:05 PM ET | By Whitney Holtzman

  • Commentary

    Bodies of work

    Leslie Goldman loves the six-packs and luscious booties of the Body Issue and appreciates the writers' willingness to tackle the problem of body image.

    Oct 6 | By Leslie Goldman

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    Dancing like a girl

    Hope Solo is catching flack for being too masculine on "Dancing with the Stars." Since when did "strong" equal "manly"?

    Sep 29 | By Leslie Goldman

  • Carlisle: U.S. will rue missed opportunities in Women's World Cup final

    For much of this Women's World Cup, destiny seemed to be the U.S.'s constant companion. In Sunday's final it proved fickle, as Japan claimed its first title, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Sep 17 7:08 PM ET | By Jeff Carlisle

  • Women's World Cup Wunderkind

    She's only 10 but eats, breathes and sleeps soccer. So see how the next generation looks at the Women's World Cup through the eyes of our wunderkind.

    Jul 18 | By Sydney from Seattle

  • Today in History: World Cup 1999

    When the U.S. played China in the 1999 WWC final, nobody expected them to make it that far. Brandi Chastain, Briana Scurry, Kristine Lilly and Mia Hamm reflect on that day and what it meant for women's soccer when the U.S. won in penalty kicks 5-4.

    Jul 7

  • U.S. women one win from history

    The 1999 team has been the frame of reference for women's soccer in the U.S. This team wants to leave its own mark, and with one more win, it will.

    Jul 25 8:45 AM ET | By Michelle Smith

  • Coach Wambach: U.S. star to lead WPS team

    After the Women's Professional Soccer league banned owner and sometimes coach Dan Borislow from the sideline, he named Abby Wambach player-coach.

    Jul 22 | By Beau Dure

  • Abby goes home again

    Tiger Woods ditched his caddie, Peyton Manning is sidelined and Abby Wambach was on her hometown field. Here's what else you missed last night.

    Jul 21 8:21 AM ET | By Stacy Title

  • Introducing the Football Ferns

    Ali Riley is back and introduces you to her New Zealand teammates.

    May 12 | By Ali Riley

  • And now ... the Dutchess of Soccer

    Western New York Flash star Ali Riley and her teammates take on the unique fashions of the Royal Wedding, producing results as sartorially as curious as the real thing.

    May 5 | By Ali Riley

  • Ali Riley wants to make you hungry

    Ali Riley and some of her WPS Western New York Flash teammates order their favorite foods at a pancake house and invite espnW along for a culinary treat.

    Jul 20 10:05 AM ET | By Ali Riley

  • Ali Riley celebrates first win of season

    The Western New York Flash won its first game, 2-1, over the Boston Breakers. Riley talks to her teammates about what the win means, plans future scoring celebrations and introduces a new player.

    Apr 20 | By Ali Riley

  • Ali Riley is ready for 2011 WPS debut

    Western New York defender and 2010 WPS rookie of the year Ali Riley previews the Flash's opener against the Boston Breakers on Sunday and has her teammates share what makes the Flash special.

    Apr 15 | By Ali Riley

  • Ali Riley recaps action on the pitch

    In the second installment of Ali Riley's video blog she discusses the week's events in the soccer world and gets her Western New York Flash teammates' Women's World Cup predictions.

    Apr 12 | By Ali Riley

  • Welcome to Ali Riley's world

    This is the first installment of a blog series by New Zealand star soccer player Ali Riley, following her journey as she prepares to lead the Kiwis into this summer's Women's World Cup in Germany.

    Apr 4 | By Ali Riley

  • Beach time with the Football Ferns

    Ali Riley takes us along as the Football Ferns hit the beach.

    May 17 | By Ali Riley

  • Ali Riley's hobbies

    Ali Riley and some of her Western New York Flash teammates display their talents and hobbies.

    Jun 10 | By Ali Riley

  • Keeping cool with Ali Riley

    The Football Ferns have a secret weapon to staying cool and hydrated in the heat.

    Jun 17 | By Ali Riley