No women's team has been able to successfully defend a World Cup or Olympic title. Never has a team looked as likely to do so as Germany.
Outspoken U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo will not be with the team for Sunday's third-place game against Norway in the Women's World Cup.
Like just about all the great Brazilian soccer stars, Marta Vieira da Silva is known by a single name.
American Cat Whitehill spotted her English friend Rachel Unitt in the hotel lobby and jumped off the sofa to give her a bear hug.
Denmark's coach received a two-game suspension Saturday for ''physical contact" with an assistant referee, adding another incident to the team's turbulent World Cup campaign.
Denmark demanded more answers Friday following a FIFA investigation into why two men with video cameras were hiding behind a two-way mirror in the team's meeting room.
England forward Kelly Smith will not be kissing her soccer boots if she scores again at the Women's World Cup.
The World Cup has sparked some interest in women's soccer in China, where the sport is generally thought of as a game for boys.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter favors expanding the Women's World Cup to 24 teams despite the 11-0 rout in the tournament opener.
North Korea rarely allows its less-than-average men's soccer team to participate in international tournaments. The secretive Stalinist state has no such qualms about its high-performing women.
Tom Sermanni, who led Australia to the quarterfinals at the last two Women's World Cups, has been chosen as the new coach of the U.S. women's soccer team.
After leading the U.S. women's soccer team to two Olympic gold medals and its first spot in a World Cup final in more than a decade, coach Pia Sundhage is stepping down.