From Mia Hamm to Megan Rapinoe, the 11 most influential American female soccer players have made a lasting impact on the sport, on and off the field.
Jun 2 4:44 PM ET | By Jeff Carlisle
One reason the NWSL came into existence was to help build the women's game for tomorrow, not just entertain for today. With that in mind, here are five players to watch this season, players who look to boost their exposure.
Apr 12 4:44 PM ET | By Jeff Carlisle
The American women stumbled a bit in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Soccer Federation.
Apr 5 6:24 PM ET
Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, as well as other U.S. women's soccer stars, need to exercise patience and sacrifice to help the new women’s professional soccer league succeed.
Nov 29 10:22 AM ET | By Jim Caple
In ESPN The Magazine, soccer star Megan Rapinoe chats with Lizzie Haldane about coming out, representing Team USA and the future for women's soccer.
Nov 28 | By Lizzie Haldane
The United States' 4-3 victory over Canada was an instant classic. We asked our writers to reflect on the match and predict what might be coming in the gold-medal match against Japan on Thursday.
Aug 6 10:08 PM ET | By espnW
Megan Rapinoe starred in a Japanese game show, got to be a cartoon superhero, and, oh yeah, helped the U.S. beat Brazil and tie Japan at the Kirin Cup.
Apr 19 | By Megan Rapinoe
Megan Rapinoe's state of mind lately: a total blur! Between traveling and preparing for the Olympics, there's never a dull moment for the U.S. midfielder.
Feb 24 1:13 PM ET | By Megan Rapinoe
World Cup star Abby Wambach does everything but drive the team bus for magicJack. Will it be enough?
Aug 7 | By Beau Dure
The World Cup superfans are none other than the players' friends and family, traveling around Germany in red, white and blue to support their loved ones.
Jul 16 | By Michelle Smith
She's gone from reserve on the '99 team to an integral part of the defense on this one. She's team captain, fourth in caps all time -- and, oh yes, a mother of two.
Jul 14 5:08 PM ET | By Michelle Smith
With France dominating play, super-subs come off the bench and make a difference in the second half
Jul 14 7:28 AM ET | By Jacqueline Purdy
Lauren Cheney, Megan Rapinoe and Heather O'Reilly talk about Team USA's mindset entering Sunday's quarterfinal matchup with Brazil.
The stress level is high during weekly practices as 29 players vie for 21 spots. On weekends, many fly off to their Women's Professional Soccer team commitments, making life even more hectic.
Apr 29 | By Brant James