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Brazil and Back Again: Three Days at the 2014 World Cup
by Soccer Science
posted July 20, 2014 at 8:45pm

Three days was all I needed to find a window of opportunity to get to Brazil for World Cup 2014. The 12-hour flight down, and 24-hour trek home, were totally worth it as the experience of attending a World Cup game is just beyond comparison. On my first ...more

Sports longform and soccer: An ideal match
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted July 1, 2014 at 2:50pm

Tweet As the World Cup got started a couple weeks ago I laid out a rambling summary of how various media outlets — including more traditional ones — were jumping on the soccer bandwagon. What I didn’t do was get into was how the new lo...more

Soccer’s American television and media evolution
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted June 9, 2014 at 1:15pm

Tweet (This is the second in a series of posts this week about the World Cup, which kicks off June 12 in Brazil. Monday’s post was about FIFA dealing with match-fixing and corruption allegations.) Twenty years ago this summer, the lead announcers ...more

Beating the Odds in World Cup Soccer
by jschonb
posted October 16, 2013 at 7:07pm

Alas, the next Women's World Cup won't take place for another two years but this week, the triumphs and failures of the men's World Cup eliminator matches played out across four continents with nations vying to join Japan, Australia and host country ...more

UEFA Women's EURO2013 champions on the field and in the press
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted August 2, 2013 at 6:54pm

Germany welcomes home the Women's Soccer team - UEFA EURO2013 Champions How great is that photograph? Just goes to show when women do well, we can get sport in the headlines. Over 5,000 people turned out in Frankfurt to welcome home the Women's EURO2...more

Topical Gear Gives Female Athletes a Competitive Advantage on the Field in Preventing ACL Injuries
by Michelle Meier
posted May 18, 2013 at 9:12am

ACL injuries are one of the most devastating and long-term injuries athletes can endure and females specifically are eight times more likely to sustain ACL tears due to anatomical and hormonal differences than males....more

Wambach Awarded 2012 FIFA Women's World Player of the Year
by Sarah Hallett
posted January 8, 2013 at 12:43am

Abby Wambach won the prestigious Ballon d'Or in Switzerland marking only the third time an American has won the FIFA World Player of the Year award....more

Sinclair suspended 4 games & fined $3,500 by FIFA
by All White Kit
posted October 13, 2012 at 10:29am

  More than two months after the notorious Olympic semi-final match between Canada and the United States, FIFA is issuing a 4 game suspension and $3,500 fine to Christine Sinclair. The 29-year-old CanWNT captain was sanctioned by the FIFA Disciplin...more

Playlist: What Do the World’s Best Female Soccer Players Listen To?
by Pretty Tough
posted September 14, 2012 at 9:55am

  If you’ve wondered what Alex Morgan has playing on her iPod or what music Megan Rapinoe dances to in the locker room, wonder no more. How about what Swedish National Team Captain, Caroline Seger, is blasting in her headphones? Or what five-t...more

Recapping my experience at the FIFA Women’s Com-Unity Seminar in St. Kitts and Nevis
by Soccer Science
posted September 2, 2012 at 8:33am

After the course in St. Lucia, I flew to St. Kitts and Nevis, where I had the honor of working as a Communications and Marketing Instructor for another FIFA Women’s Com-Unity Seminar. My flight out of St. Lucia was really early in the morning, an...more

Kelly Smith: It's Always the Quiet Ones
by From A Left Wing
posted August 19, 2012 at 9:09am

Kelly Smith celebrates a goal, her magic foot and the shoe it was in.When you teach you learn pretty quickly that the very smartest and most interesting students are often quiet. Some are painfully shy and intense listeners. Some only talk when they think...more

Should EA Sports add women’s soccer players to ‘FIFA’ game?
by Pretty Tough
posted August 15, 2012 at 9:07am

Video games giant EA Sports has received criticism for failing to include women’s players and teams on its popular title “FIFA” in the wake of the United States’ dramatic victory over Japan for the Olympic gold medal. The American...more

FIFA Women’s Com-Unity Seminar in St. Lucia
by Soccer Science
posted August 7, 2012 at 6:51pm

St. Lucia, a tropical island in the Eastern Caribbean, is an absolutely breathtaking, scenic place with incredibly friendly people. The country has a small population of about 160,000 people, and every single person I passed by – whether in the F...more

It's Sports Bucket List Time
by kaylamcculley
posted July 27, 2012 at 2:04pm

For many lucky thousands who scored a seat at tonight's Opening Ceremonies, the experience will be a chance to shorten their Sports Bucket List. For the rest of us? There's always next year (or four.)...more

Iranian Female Players' Right to Unveil
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted July 15, 2012 at 7:13pm

This is one of the few posts in MWS blog, authored by the blog owner. I have been sharing updated information on FIFA ban (recently lifted) and on Saudi Arabia both of which are related to Muslim women's right to play, in different aspects. However, by l...more

MWSF Statement on FIFA Overturn Hijab Ban
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted July 11, 2012 at 8:39pm

Statement from Muslim Women's Sport Foundation (MWSF)The MWSF welcomes the decision to overturn the ban on the hijab in football.  The effects of this ban were felt across the world and were not just limited to the game of football so we are delighte...more

2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Host Cities
by All White Kit
posted May 6, 2012 at 11:12pm

  The Hon. Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport) and Joseph Blatter, FIFA President. Photo by the Canadian Soccer Association The six 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada official host cities were announced May 4th, including Edmonton, AB (Co...more

2011-12 UEFA Women’s Champions League Semi-final Pt. 1: Changing of the Guard
by All White Kit
posted April 17, 2012 at 10:15am

  Olympique Lyonnais probably didn’t need any help from Mother Nature in its bid to reach a third straight UEFA Women’s Champions League final. Still, it didn’t hurt. Lyon on Sunday collected a comprehensive 5-1 win over Turbine Po...more

Women’s Football Instructors Seminar in Zurich
by Soccer Science
posted March 24, 2012 at 5:02pm

I was invited to the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland, for the Women’s Football Instructors Seminar, from March 20-23, 2012. My work with FIFA is generally focused on Marketing and Communications for Com-Unity Seminars, so I’m not really...more

US Downs Sweden, 4-0, for Third Place at Algarve Cup
by All White Kit
posted March 8, 2012 at 1:43pm

  The US players following the match: roster players rest, reserves play The third place match brought me back to the aptly name Beautiful View (Bela Vista) Stadium in Parchal. Originally scheduled for 10:15, I realized that it probably wasn&rsqu...more

FIFA to vote on lifting hijab ban, Prince Ali says scarf poses no danger
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted March 4, 2012 at 8:21am

By Mary ORMSBYAustralian-Egyptian soccer player Assmaah Helal wears a Muslim head cover, or hijab, during a training session in Sydney. Elite footballer Assmaah Helal is a fanatic for the world game, but a controversial FIFA ban on Muslim women playing in...more

The Politics of FIFA and the Hijab
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted March 2, 2012 at 1:28pm

By Curtis R. RyanFIFA, the international federation for world soccer, is poised to make a decision in a few days that will impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of young Muslim women -- whether or not to overturn the current ban on the hijab, or heads...more

Adventure In the Algarve: An Introduction
by All White Kit
posted February 28, 2012 at 2:21pm

  A familiar name from the WoSo blogosphere is currently on the ground in Portugal. He has graciously offered to send us his impressions of the 2012 Algarve Cup. So who is he exactly, and what kind of cosmic forces converged enabling this marvelous ...more

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