ICYMI: The One With a Cancelled USWNT Match, a Penn State Win, and a Red Stars Move

aerial view of aloha stadium in hawaii configured for baseball and soccer

A roundup of what happened in women’s soccer this past week. It’s the roundup you never knew you needed.

More Issues Surface from Cancelled USWNT Match

Some legal maneuvering has surfaced in the wake of the U.S. Soccer Federation’s (USSF) cancellation of the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) match against Trinidad & Tobago scheduled for December 6 at Aloha Stadium. A class-action lawsuit has been filed by two fans and the USSF has sent a letter to the Stadium Authority claiming the Authority failed to provide a first-class field. More


Solo Speaks
In an interview with Mother Jones, U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo further outlines the field conditions and also sheds more light on the disparity between the U.S. men’s and women’s teams.

Gulati Apologizes
The president of U.S. Soccer, Sunil Gulati, apologizes for cancelling the USWNT match.

USWNT Players Speak Out
On The Players’ Tribune, the USWNT players explain their decision not to play on an unsafe field.


USWNT Cancels Match
If you were under a rock this past week, you might missed that U.S. Soccer cancelled a match due to unsafe field conditions.

Megan Rapinoe Tears ACL
Rio 2016 Olympics in doubt for the U.S. midfielder after she tears her ACL.

USWNT Gets Marvelized
The USWNT is named one of espnW’s Impact25 and gets the Marvel superhero treatment.

Wambach Moves Forward
Abby Wambach scores book deal to write her memoir.

USWNT Players of the Year Nominees Announced
There’s a defender in there!


Penn State Wins First NCAA Title
The Nittany Lions win first title in women’s soccer. Rocky Rodriguez does Rocky Rodriguez things.

MAC Hermann Trophy Finalists Announced
Buchanan, Rodriguez, and Sonnett are the final three. Two defenders in there!


Chicago Heads Back to Toyota Park
The Red Stars return to the grass field of Toyota Park for the 2016 season.

Chalupny Calls it a Day
Already retired from international duty, Chicago’s Lori Chalupny retires from all professional soccer.

Orlando Adds Mônica
The Pride sign the Brazilian international.

Portland Acquires Franch while Catley Heads to Orlando
Thorns FC add goalkeeper Adrianna Franch and send Steph Catley to Orlando.

High School

NSCAA Announces Fall All-Americans
Expect to see many of these faces at the college level next year.