Lyon women to be awarded 14th straight French title

Soccer May 12, 2020

Lyon women to be awarded 14th straight French title

French women's soccer giant Lyon will be declared league champion for the 2019-20 campaign, collecting the title for the 14th consecutive year after the season was ended by the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was confirmed to AFP by a source close to talks held Monday ...

U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe adjusts to spotlight

Soccer Mar 6, 2020

U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe adjusts to spotlight

by Steve Brenner

Megan Rapinoe's life has changed before her very eyes. Eight months after helping the United States win a fourth Women's World Cup crown, Rapinoe is in high demand, on and off the pitch. The 34-year-old swept the individual prizes at the World Cup, scooping the Golden ...

Nadeshiko League legend Shinobu Ono hangs up cleats

Soccer Feb 5, 2020

Nadeshiko League legend Shinobu Ono hangs up cleats

Former Japan striker Shinobu Ono, the all-time top goal scorer in the women's Nadeshiko League, has retired from soccer after 21 seasons, her former club Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara said Wednesday. The 36-year-old helped Japan win the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2011 and finish ...

Nadeshiko Japan beats South Korea to win EAFF E-1 women's championship

Soccer Dec 18, 2019

Nadeshiko Japan beats South Korea to win EAFF E-1 women's championship

Japan beat South Korea 1-0 on Tuesday, securing its third EAFF E-1 Women's Football Championship title. Yuka Momiki converted a penalty in the 88th minute at Busan Gudeok Stadium as Japan finished the four-team East Asian Football Federation tournament with a perfect 3-0 record. South Korea ...

JFA takes leap with new women's pro league

Soccer | From the Spot Nov 20, 2019

JFA takes leap with new women's pro league

by Dan Orlowitz

Eight years ago, Japan won the FIFA Women's World Cup and earned its place among women's soccer's elite nations. Now, as the sport known as "WoSo" packs stadiums in London, Madrid, Monterrey and Philadelphia, the country that introduced the likes of Homare Sawa and Saki ...

Coach leads Myanmar's women's team higher

National Dec 16, 2013

Coach leads Myanmar's women's team higher

by Hidenori Tajima

Manager Yoshinori Kumada has been leading the Myanmar women's national soccer team for 2½ years, guiding the unheralded side gradually up the FIFA rankings with the goal of qualifying for the 2015 World Cup. "Try not to float the ball, but roll it steadily," Kumada, ...