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

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

Relentless attitude aids Leroux in return to Canada

Homecomings can be a difficult time. Just ask U.S. forward Sydney Leroux, whose decision as a 9-year-old has made her a polarizing figure. With Winnipeg flooded by American support in Tuesday night’s 3-1 victory over Australia, Leroux wasn’t met with the boos and insults she endured during her last visit. To say the game billed the … Continue reading

Group D / Women's World Cup

Group D: Nigeria gains experience in opening match

As the final whistle was blown at Winnipeg Stadium on Monday, the Nigerian coaching staff and players dropped to their knees in celebration after drawing fifth-ranked Sweden. After trailing 2-0 at halftime, the Group of Death saw its first shocking result after a goal by Nigerian front-runner Francisca Ordega. With three minutes remaining in the match, the Washington … Continue reading

Group D / National Women's Soccer League / US Women's National Team / Women's World Cup

Versatility becomes a key for O’Hara

Six years ago, the Stanford women’s soccer team embarked on a run that would change the program’s history. Led by senior forward Kelley O’Hara, the Cardinal secured a near-perfect 25-1 record. Sophomore midfielder/defender Camille Levin had a tremendous impact during their quest for a National Championship. Pitted against Jill Ellis’s UCLA Bruins in the College Cup … Continue reading