Category Archives: Women’s Soccer

Women’s soccer in FIFA 20??

I have never played competitive soccer in my life. I have also never played recreational soccer in my life. I have never followed any league or any player at any level of soccer as a fan. Yet, when it comes to naming the rosters and formations of soccer teams, I can converse with almost any… Read More »

Why The Women Always Win

You can’t play FIFA as Abby Wambach. It seems a little silly that the game would have only male players. Certainly internationally, men’s soccer is significantly more popular than women’s. However, within the United States it seems absurd that women’s soccer wouldn’t be more popular. With 5 Olympic Gold Medals and 2 World Cup Championships… Read More »

Solo, Team USA Dodge Bullet

Fourth-degree assault charges were dropped against USWNT goalkeeper Hope Solo on Tuesday afternoon, according to Fox Sports. Although she was permitted to participate in all team activities since June, when the charges were filed, the uncertainty surrounding her availability for the upcoming 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup had many wondering if Team USA would have to travel to Canada… Read More »

Marimachos*: On Women’s Football in Latin America

Note: this post first appeared on The Football Scholars Forum. The Forum is hosting a discussion on women’s soccer on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 2 pm. For more information on how to participate via Skype, contact Alex Galaraza at By Brenda Elsey and Joshua Nadel Dr. Brenda Elsey is an associate professor of history… Read More »

Moving Forward

A Chat with Sandra Serafini   Last week, my classmate Lauren Oliveri and I had the opportunity to have lunch with Sandra Serafini. I was honestly a bit intimidated to meet the former FIFA referee and PhD neuroscientist. (Who wouldn’t be? Only a superhuman has those types of qualifications!) However, my fears were instantly quelled… Read More »