Boston Breakers / Group D / National Women's Soccer League / Women's World Cup

Simon reflects on daunting recovery and her return to the NWSL

Kyah Simon isn’t new to being a heroine, or viewed as a savior as her play in June’s Women’s World Cup showcased. The Blacktown, Australia native scored the most important goal in Australian football history to defeat powerhouse Brazil and help Australian advance to the quarterfinals for the first time on the men’s or women’s side.  The … Continue reading

National Women's Soccer League / US Women's National Team / Washington Spirit / Women's World Cup

Crystal Dunn rebounds from World Cup cut with stellar club season

Three summers ago, Crystal Dunn was on top of the world. The United States U-20 women’s national team had made history by defeating Germany for its historic third FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup title and Dunn, who recorded three assists and played every minute on defense, had emerged as one of the country’s top young players. … Continue reading

National Women's Soccer League / Portland Thorns FC / Women's World Cup

Thorns goalkeeper Nadine Angerer sees international career come to a close

As the 2015 Women’s World Cup came to an end with confetti raining down on the United States,  German goalkeeper Nadine Angerer’s international career ended a day earlier with an extra time loss to England in the third place match. It was the ending that she and her teammates didn’t want, but it wasn’t the … Continue reading

US Women's National Team / Women's World Cup

Score Settled: Lloyd, U.S. women surge past Japan to title

Defense got the United States women’s national team into the World Cup final, but it was its offense that shined brightest Sunday night at BC Place in Vancouver. Despite falling one minute short of Germany’s 2007 shutout streak and conceding two goals for the first time this tournament, the Americans responded with five goals of their … Continue reading

Women's World Cup

English heartbreak sets up World Cup Final rematch

With extra time looking inevitable between defending World Cup champion Japan and England, a heartbreaking play left Commonwealth Stadium in silence. With barely 90 seconds remaining until referee Anna-Maria Keighley blew her whistle to signal extra time, English defender Laura Bassett found herself in a defender’s worst nightmare. Japan regained possession and looked for a final … Continue reading