Germany midfielder Nadine Kessler beat two former winners -- United States forward Abby Wambach and Marta of Brazil -- to win the top award.
Jan 12 2:50 PM ET
The worst-case scenario played out for the United States, as it landed in the "group of death" in Saturday's Women's World Cup draw. Julie Foudy takes a group-by-group look at the field and explains why the Americans' tough draw has a silver lining.
Dec 7 1:51 AM ET | By Julie Foudy
The U.S. women's national soccer team heads to Brazil Dec. 10-21 to play friendlies in a four-team international tournament featuring host Brazil, China and Argentina.
Oct 1 2:29 PM ET | By ESPN.com news services
Forget about all the reasons FIFA should ensure the 2015 Women's World Cup is played on grass instead of turf. It's simply the right thing to do.
Sep 29 9:40 AM ET | By Julie Foudy
From America's highs to defending champion Spain's lows, Julie Foudy sinks her teeth into the top moments at the 2014 World Cup as the tournament wraps up in Brazil.
Jul 11 8:48 PM ET | By Julie Foudy
Can FIFA be fixed? Can it repair its reputation? Soccer's governing body needs fundamental change, and that means making women an integral part of the process.
Jul 8 2:07 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Don't tell Americans we can't win. Now, with a whole nation chanting "I believe" behind them, the U.S. men actually believe they can beat Belgium and move on in the World Cup.
Jul 1 4:36 PM ET | By Julie Foudy
With an American coach who was born in Germany and a melting-pot roster of stars, the U.S. team that will run onto the field Thursday epitomizes the wonderful diversity of the World Cup.
Jun 25 3:13 PM ET | By Julie Foudy
Team USA Soccer Poster: The Yanks. ESPN commissioned Brazilian artist/designer Cristiano Siqueira to create a series of 2014 FIFA World Cup Posters.
Jun 20 4:30 PM ET | By Cristiano Siqueira