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Herdman to coach Canadian women's soccer team 9/02 2:19PM
(Sportsbooks) - Canada will host the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup with John Herdman as its manager, after it was revealed Friday he will leave his current job with New Zealand to guide the Canadians. Herdman has led New Zealand for five years, guiding the squad to the 2007 and 2011 Wor...
Germany midfielder Garefrekes retires 8/30 5:07PM
Berlin, Germany (Sportsbooks) - Germany women's national team midfielder Kerstin Garefrekes retired Tuesday, as the two-time World Cup champions lost another longtime player. All-time leading scorer Birgit Prinz retired after the 2011 World Cup and the 31-year-old Garefrekes - who...
North Korea banned from 2015 Women's World Cup 8/25 5:22PM
Zurich, Switzerland (Sportsbooks) - FIFA banned North Korea from the 2015 Women's World Cup on Thursday, following positive doping tests from the recent tournament in Germany. Five North Korean players tested positive for steroids during the tournament, and FIFA also imposed a fine o...
Canada women's coach Morace steps down 7/23 3:40PM
Toronto, ON (Sportsbooks) - Canada women's soccer coach Carolina Morace has resigned after her team lost all three matches at the 2011 Women's World Cup. Morace officially left the team Wednesday and the news was released Friday. In just over two years, Morace led Canada to a 25-11-5 rec...
Japan's Sawa named Golden Ball winner 7/18 1:37PM
Frankfurt, Germany (Sportsbooks) - Japan captain Homare Sawa not only went home with the World Cup and Golden Boot as the tournament's top scorer, but she was also named the Player of the Tournament as well. Sawa scored five goals and assisted on another to lead Japan to its firs...
Fittingly, Sawa goes out a champion 7/18 1:36PM
(Sportsbooks) - The journey began on December 6, 1993 as a 15-year-old Homare Sawa made her international debut by scoring four goals against the Philippines. Nearly 18 years and more than 170 appearances later, Sawa reached the pinnacle of her career on Sunday, scoring her ...
All-WWC team highlighted by Japan, U.S. stars 7/18 11:11AM
Philadelphia, PA (Sportsbooks) - Japan capped a memorable Women's World Cup on Sunday with a 3-1 shootout win over the United States to decide a 2-2 draw, so it's a good time to take a look at the most influential players in Germany. Although some of the players responsible for the most m...
More than just a World Cup victory 7/18 10:08AM
Toronto, Ontario (Sportsbooks) - Japan emerged victorious at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in one of the most entertaining international matches in recent history - for both the men and the women. Twice the United States took the lead and twice the Japanese were able to will their...
Japan tops U.S. on PKs to win Women's World Cup 7/17 7:13PM
Frankfurt, Germany (Sportsbooks) - Twelve years after the U.S. won its last Women's World Cup in a shootout against China, it failed to recapture the same magic on penalty kicks against Japan. Goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori saved two penalty kicks in the shootout, just minutes after Homare Saw...
Rapinoe embraces unexpected role for U.S. 7/16 6:40PM
Philadelphia, PA (Sportsbooks) - Megan Rapinoe's smile never disappeared, although the blond-haired United States midfielder was on the wrong end of a late decision by manager Pia Sundhage that stripped her of a starting job in the days leading up to the Women's World Cup. Athletes...
U.S., Japan clash for Women's World Cup title 7/16 5:23PM
Frankfurt, Germany (Sportsbooks) - The United States is back in the Women's World Cup final for a third time, but a country playing for much more than the title that comes along with a win Sunday presents the final obstacle. Japan was devastated in March when a magnitude 9.0 earthquake - ...
Sweden downs France to finish third at WWC 7/16 5:15PM
Sinsheim, Germany (Sportsbooks) - Marie Hammarstrom picked a great time to score her first international goal. Hammarstrom scored in the 82nd minute Saturday, and short-handed Sweden downed France, 2-1, in the third-place match at Rhein-Necker-Arena in the Women's World Cup. Char...
U.S., Japan each have three Golden Ball nominees 7/16 2:26PM
Frankfurt, Germany (Sportsbooks) - The United States and Japan, who will play in the Women's World Cup final Sunday, both had three players nominated for the Golden Ball Award, which is awarded to the best player in the event. U.S. forward Abby Wambach, goalkeeper Hope Solo and midf...
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