Out of her sister's shadow and into the spotlight, espnW national player of the year Samantha Mewis made a name for herself during her senior season as the leader in goals (14) and assists (11) for top-ranked and undefeated UCLA.
Can anyone stop UCLA's run for back-to-back titles? Graham Hays breaks down the Bruins' top competition and the biggest storylines in the five things you need to know about the NCAA women's soccer tournament.
At kickoff Friday, depth was a luxury for the U.S. national team, which saw three new starters and superstar Abby Wambach on the bench. By halftime, that same surplus of talent turned into a necessity after Alex Morgan went down with an injury.
Talk about turf and whether Hope Solo should be on the pitch all you want. But being part of the World Cup still involves the small matter of qualifying for it. The U.S. women open the CONCACAF Women's Championship on Wednesday.
Despite finishing near the bottom of the table a year ago, Seattle Reign FC and Scotland international Kim Little -- the NWSL's leading scorer -- are running away from the rest of the league this season.
The spotlight on Abby Wambach continued to shine brightly in 2013: She led the Western New York Flash to the NWSL championship game and moved past Mia Hamm for most international goals in soccer history.
Erika Tymrak and Leigh Ann Robinson represent the first payoff for U.S. Soccer from its investment in NWSL. The rookie and the journeyman punched their tickets to the national team with a successful season with FC Kansas City.