Urawa wins era-ending Nadeshiko League title

Soccer Nov 8, 2020

Urawa wins era-ending Nadeshiko League title

Urawa Reds defeated Ehime FC 5-1 on Sunday to clinch the last Nadeshiko League first-division championship before Japan's new professional women's soccer competition launches next year. Veteran forward Kozue Ando was among the goal scorers for Reds, who took an unbeatable lead in the title ...

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 ...