Brandi Ortega

The USWNT celebrates after scoring against France in the 2019 World Cup. (Manette Gonzales)

Andonovski Names 20-Player Roster for Olympic Qualifying Tournament

The U.S. Women's National Team begins its quest to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a roster that includes 18 players from the 2019 World Cup-winning team. Head coach Vlatko Andonovski added two new faces to the 20-player roster in midfielder Andi Sullivan and forward Lynn Williams while Mallory Pugh, Allie Long, Morgan Brian, Alex Morgan, and Tierna Davidson were not selected. Morgan is expecting her first child while Davidson is recovering from injury.
New ball, who dis? (Monica Simoes)

2020 NWSL Draft: Who Went Where and Why

The 2020 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) College Draft was held on January 16, 2020, in Baltimore, and as expected, Stanford's Sophia Smith was selected No. 1 overall by the Portland Thorns FC.
Thailand's Miranda Nild in action. (Fox Sports Asia)

France 2019 1v1s: Miranda Nild

Thailand's Miranda Nild talks about growing up in the United States and playing for Thailand as well as being a Cal bear.
Argentina's Natalie Juncos. (Getty Images)

France 2019 1v1s: Natalie Juncos

Natalie Juncos, defender for the Argentina National Team, discusses shifting cultural attitude toward women's soccer in Argentina, her teammates, and the squad's preparation heading into the group stage in France 2019.
Members of the U.S. WNT playing around after practice. Edited version. (Brad Smith/ISI)

Interview: Brad Smith, Photographer for the U.S. Women’s National Team

Brad Smith is the team photographer for the U.S. Women's National Team. Smith is embedded with the team, traveling and documenting the team through every training session, friendly, and tournament. In addition, he shoots games in the National Women Soccer League (NWSL) and college. Our Game Magazine spoke with Smith and we had a wide-ranging discussion that covered how he got started with photography, the equipment he uses, technique, and his favorite moments.
Players from the first AKFC Adult Camp.

Behind the Scenes: Kickin’ It with Kriegs at the AKFC Adult Camp

Krieger's AKFC adult camp concept aims to fill that void in the soccer world with a simple goal: provide an intimate experience for adult athletes to learn, train, and have fun while promoting the beautiful game around the world. The adult camp program is an extension of an overall camp concept developed by Krieger and lines up next to youth camps and targeted-skills clinics in AKFC's burgeoning camp portfolio.
NWSL. It's a ball. (Shane Lardinois)

NWSL Teams Exercise Options and Extend Offers Heading into 2019 Season

Teams in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) have released updated rosters heading into the 2019 offseason. Teams can exercise contract options or extend new contract offers to players currently on the rosters. Players whose option isn't exercised or don't receive a new contract offer are placed on the re-entry wire. The list of players who are allocated for the 2019 season will be released at a later date.
Brandi Ortega

Brandi Ortega


Brandi Ortega designs, writes, and plays soccer in Southern California. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in English. Find her on twitter at @brandiortega.