In three short decades, the American women’s national team has been establishing itself as the most significant force in the sport. Some of the greatest players in the world have adorned the blue, white, and red.

Still, most importantly, individual talent has contributed to the team’s success at the international level.

Honorable Mentions

1. Carin Jennings-Gabarra

She managed to score over 55 goals in more than 115 appearances, but Carin attained her most shining moments in the World Cup in 1991. The forward successfully achieved the Golden Ball for the best player of the tournament, working to net a hat trick from the semifinal. Later, she got a gold medal with the team in 1996.

2. Brandi Chastain

The all-around Chastain offered an iconic moment in the USWNT history, ripping off the jersey after clinching the World Cup in 1999. She notched up to 30 goals and over 25 assists in more than 190 caps, contributing not just as a midfielder but a defender.

3. Alex Morgan

Among the USWNT players to get 100 international goals, she has found the net’s back at two Olympics and two World Cups. At the Games in 2012 ― from which her national team was back home with a gold medal ― she managed to net a winner within the semifinal’s 123rd minute against Canada.

4. Carla Overbeck

Following a great career at North Carolina, she made over 150 appearances for the country. The central defender was an essential member of the World Cup-winning teams in 1991 and 1999 ― opening the shootout in 1999 with a goal.

5. Megan Rapinoe

She enters the World Cup in 2019 with over 100 combined goals as well as assists. Plus, the winger has offered an outstanding service. The most memorable pass of hers was from the World Cup in 2011.

Megan Rapinoe is famous as the two-time winner of the World Cup. She has got at the forefront of the fight for the national team of US women regarding gender pay equity. Still, according to the fiery forward, she expected higher investment in the domestic league as well as better pay for the club players.

The Soccer League of National Women, earlier this month, introduced new compensation guidelines for next year, inclusive of a nearly 20% rise in the overall pay cap and allocation money that lets teams invest in several players above the max pay.

Yet, the funds cannot be employed to pay players that are the Canadian and US national teams’ members, a move which the standout for the Reign FC of NWSL – Rapinoe, criticized.
“We should sit down to have more conversations regarding what it looks like,” the Californian said when asked regarding the allocated provisions of the fund. “It will be a significant step before the NWSL is going in 2020.”

The NWSL cannot respond immediately to a request for comment.

Plus, the trial date is set for May for the gender discrimination lawsuit of the US women’s national team against the governing body. You see, the squad is facing the possibility of the training schedule for the Summer Olympics clouded by issues related to laws.

Rapinoe has emerged as the sports figure after the USA’s World Cup win in France this year.

Other than her outspoken criticism of Donald Trump – the US president, she also serves as a Budweiser advertising campaign’s face.
Attendances in the league rose to over 7,000 per game this year, Rapinoe said she gets frustrated by the progress.

“There need more resources put into the NWSL’s front office,” added Rapinoe. She shared she liked to compete in the World Cup in 2023.

FIFA PLANS TO INVEST ONE BILLION DOLLARS

Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, announced that the budget for women football would multiply by two on October 24, 2019. In addition, to develop women’s football, FIFA will invest one billion dollars in the next four years.

FIFA PLANS TO INVEST ONE BILLION DOLLARS

In addition to developing tournaments for youth, FIFA also would research the proposal to set up the International Women’s Football Association and organize the World Cup for women football clubs. Whether or not these contests will be made will be decided on March 2020.

The FIFA president also proposed increasing twofold the prize for women players at the Women World Cup in 2023 with an increase from $ 30 million(2019) to $ 60 million (2013).

In addition to the investment from its own fund, FIFA also wants to enhance the value of the contracts signed for the 2023 Women’s World Cup. “FIFA plans to renegotiate the contracts of the Women World Cup in order to provide a better bonus for female players. ”- according to AFP news agency of French.

FIFA’s changes are due to requests for equal rights from female players. In the past, female players were always more disadvantaged than male players in terms of salaries and bonuses in tournaments.

In the final of the Women’s World Cup 2019, which took place on July 7, the entire stadium shouted slogans for equality for female players.

Earlier, on March 8, International Women’s Day, 28 women from the US national football team filed a lawsuit in a Los Angeles court to sue their Football Association.


Females are in love with football as well. And this sport has been increasingly popular among women these days. One of the reasons is how attractive they look in the field. Let’s have a sneak peek at the fabulous appearance of some prettiest female football players around the world. It has to do with not just their physicality but the personality. After all, you may figure out where true beauty lies.

Alex Morgan (from the USA)

Are you a hardcore fan of danger cats like Coyotes? Then, the chances are that you recognize this beautiful girl. Alex is famous as one of the female players with the most charming look. She represents that of a wild cat, a female cougar, a lioness, or so.

You know, dangerous girls are sexy in the same way as to how hard men are. She is beautiful, for sure. And she looks smokingly hot dangerous at the same time. Look at her face! It seems like it is likely to stare you down the rabbit hole’s hypnotization. In other words, looking at it is easy, but forging it is incredibly difficult. The patriotic appearance, in the end, makes her outstanding in the list of football playing beauties. 

Nayeli Rangel (from Mexico)

The second name goes out to Nayeli. Mexican girls well-known for being beautiful; this female player is not an exception. Low lowriders, hotrods, chilly bites, Mexican heat, etc. come in the prettily packaged form of girls like Nayeli. She is a diva from Mexico who is flourished with every looky touchy goody of a woman. 

She surely deserves to be on the list of the most beautiful female football players. Each person indeed has a specific standard of her own. For this Mexican, she is in her best age right now. That may be why she is fresh, lively, shining and captivating as well.

Tension is evident on the faces of many Cameroon players. They left the dressing room during the mid-game break very early, and walked onto the pitch with a tense expression. At the beginning of the second half, Cameroon’s Ajara Nchout was intervened by VAR, stripping a goal. This player burst into tears on the pitch, interrupting the match.

After England set the score 3-0, Cameroon played rough. Referee Qin missed the obvious penalty when Fran Kirby was fouled by Ysis Sonkeng in Cameroon’s penalty area. After that, the African team had two red cards left when Parris was beaten and Houghton was stepped on his foot, even though the referee team had VAR technology. Earlier, at the beginning of the match, Cameroon’s Augustine Ejangue also caused a disturbance when spitting on Toni Duggan’s hand.

Qin Luong’s way of playing the game made both England and Cameroon criticized. “They don’t want any African team to win,” said coach Alan Djeumfa. England coach Phil Neville was also upset: “I was ashamed for 90 minutes, sitting there and constantly witnessing the worst actions ever seen on the pitch.”

Male referees are not allowed to participate in women’s events, but female referees still participate in men’s tournaments. At the Women’s World Cup 2019, there are three female referees working in the men’s soccer tournament, including Bibiana Steinhaus (Germany), Stephanie Frappart (France) and Claudia Umpierrez (Uruguay).

Referees for women in World Cups

Bibiana Steinhaus, Esther Staubli or Teodora Albon are all well-known female referees in women’s football tournaments such as the World Cup or Champions League.

1. Ms. Bibiana Steinhaus (born March 24, 1979) is the first German female referee in Germany’s professional football system. In the domestic league, Ms. Steinhaus used to hold the weight of the Bundesliga matches (for women). She also served as an arbitrator in several other international competitions such as the 2008 FIFA World Cup U20, UEFA Euro 2009.

The World Football Federation protects female referees, even though they are suspected of being able to handle intense matches.

According to the London Evening Standard, FIFA has no intention of changing how to control the matches in the women’s soccer World Cup. “It is not necessary to bring male referees to help female colleagues,” the FIFA spokesman stressed.

FIFA also absolutely supports female referee Qin Luong, who was heavily criticized by the British media and the women’s team for not showing a red card for Cameroon in the eighth round match between the two teams, although Nikita Parris, Fran Kirby and Steph Houghton were repeatedly violated. The British side said that Ms. Qin did not dare to act strongly because she was afraid of recruiting Cameroon girls.

FIFA has only allowed female referees to start matches in the women’s World Cup since 1995. However, this agency does not set specific criteria for the level of arbitration such as the number of years of experience and age like the World Cup for men’s soccer, makes the referee quality in the highest playing field in the world of women’s football in doubt.

In the English match against Cameroon 3-0 on June 23, many ugly scenes took place. At the end of the first half, when Ellen White raised the score to 2-0. The linesman is flagged offside, but the VAR team announces valid goal. Referee Qin Luong recognized the goal, but the Cameroon team said that they were forced to try, and surrounded the Chinese referee for many minutes. Cameroon kept the warmth from before, when he received a goal from an indirect penalty in the penalty area in the 14th minute because of the error of goalkeeper Annette Ngo Ndom.

The Olympic champion of 800m running, Caster Semenya, joined the JVW club in his home town of South Africa.

Semenya was unable to defend the title of world champion in Doha in late September, because it did not accept the use of male hormones (testosterone) as requested by the World Athletics Federation (IAAF). The 28-year-old athlete, therefore, sought a football club to train to maintain fitness.

The transfer market in South Africa is closed, so Semenya can only train with JVW teammates and not play. “I am very excited about this new journey,” owner of 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold medals said. “The team support and love me a lot.”

JVW was founded in 2013, by the current South African women’s soccer captain – Janine van Wyk. The women’s football tournament in South Africa is divided into nine smaller provincial competitions, and JVW is one of the strongest teams in Gauteng province.

“Semenya is free at the moment, which is why she can do something different,” van Wyk told the BBC. “She had two training sessions with the team. Semenya has a lot of football potential, but we still need to help her improve more. Semenya told me that she will not stop running. Her appearance is great for the team and the tournament “.

Earlier this year, the IAAF prescribed limits of testosterone (male hormone) in female athletes. This greatly influenced Caster Semenya’s career. Olympic champions are forced to take testosterone-lowering drugs if they want to compete on the women’s track, due to the masculine hormone in her body. But Semenya insisted she would not take the medication, and appealed to the end. The Swiss High Court on July 30 refused to suspend Semenya’s decision to take testosterone-lowering drugs.

Semenya was not the first professional athlete to play soccer. Another Olympic athlete, Usain Bolt, trained with Stromsgodset (Norway) and Central Coast Mariners (Australia) but was not signed.

Alex Morgan may also be pleased when in his hometown, the match between the USA and French hosts has an audience of 6.3 million viewers. This is the most watched match on US TV, since the 2018 World Cup Final between France and Croatia. In other countries like France, Brazil, the Netherlands … the audience watching the matches in this tournament is also very high.

It’s clear that the Women’s World Cup 2019 has brought a positive effect to women’s football. In that context, sports pen Charles Olney also pointed out that women’s football is growing and invested more in Europe, especially in countries where in the past was a force in the subject. This sport like Italy, Germany or Nordic countries, etc. Charles Olney also said that the level of women’s teams attending the 2019 World Cup has also been enhanced and the gap between the teams has also been shortened.

In addition to playing on the pitch to win glory for the country, Alex Morgan and other female players are also participating in another battle, which is the fight for equality. On March 28 this year, ie three months before competing in France, 28 members of the US women’s team sued the Football Association for being discriminated against.

The girls of the US team believe that this discrimination is reflected in the salary, medical treatment support and other conditions they receive are much lower than those of men. “We see ourselves as pioneers in women’s football and we want to continue to push those boundaries,” Alex Morgan told DW. Now she and her teammates are only 1 match away from the Final

At this time, people are anxiously waiting for the next developments of the remaining matches in the Women’s World Cup 2019 after witnessing the drama as well as the different emotions that the previous competitions brought.

Despite being more miserable than the 0-13 defeat to the United States, the 1-5 defeat to Sweden still made the Thai women’s team stand out and hopefully go on to the 1/8 round of the 2019 World Cup. 

When the pairs of 2019 women’s World Cup semi-finals were determined, it was also the time when the record of the watched audience was set in this tournament. It is a surprise that women’s football is less concerned than men’s football.

Even Alex Morgan, the star of the American women’s football team, had to distribute leaflets to invite the audience to see the match between her team and the Thai women’s team in the group stage. It is a poignant image if people know that American women are the No. 1 candidate for the championship and Alex Morgan is a leading female football star and is called “David Beckham” of women’s football.

The efforts of Alex Morgan and the other female players in the 2019 World Cup have finally paid off. According to statistics from the Mist, the audience watching the match between England and Cameroon girls through TV is up to 6.9 million. This record was later broken in the English women’s next match against Norway in the quarterfinals with 7.9 million viewers watching over the TV. It is expected that this figure will be crushed in the upcoming semi-final between England and the US.

Alex Morgan, the bright star of the US women’s team

The Independent (UK) said the total number of viewers watching the 2019 Women’s World Cup in the UK on TV was 22.2 million, surpassing the record of 12.4 million viewers at the 2015 Women’s World Cup. Even 3 matches of the The England women’s team at the 2019 Women’s World Cup is also among the 10 football matches with the most viewers on TV this year.

Arkema, a French chemical company, recently purchased the naming rights for the French Women’s Football Championship (D1 Feminine) in a deal worth 1 million euros ($ 1.1 million) each year within 3 year. The tournament will be called D1 Arkema. Although the figure of 1 million euros is very modest compared to the 15 million euros per year that the men’s soccer tournament received from their main sponsor, but this is a very optimistic start.

“Becoming the sponsor of the D1 Feminine is a further expansion of our partnership with the Women’s World Cup. This is an asset for the Arkema brand and also a strong commitment of the Group. We accompany the French Football Federation in the country’s efforts to develop women’s football. This is also a great opportunity to enhance the image and status of women in society, ”said Le Haffaff Thierry, Arkema’s CEO.

According to Deloitte, 60% of the women’s soccer teams in the biggest leagues now have other sponsors with sponsors for the men’s soccer team in the same club. The consulting firm said the figure could reach 100% in the next Women’s World Cup season to take place in 2023. The number of European national associations with women’s football sponsors has increased from 9 in 2013 up to 17 in 2017.

Kelly Simmons, director of the professional women’s football league at the England Football Association, said the millions of pounds of deals had changed dramatically. Big deals will come with broadcast rights, such as how the Premier League for boys will bring in more than £ 3 billion a year from broadcasters. France’s highest women’s football tournament sold 5-year broadcast rights to Canal +, a pay TV company, for 6 million euros. Although this is only a small number, it is 6 times more than 2 years ago.

TF1, France’s most popular TV channel, raised the ad price twice a week for French women’s football matches, earning an estimated 9 million euros when the home team entered the knockout match. In the United Kingdom, the broadcast rights for women’s football were given to BT telecommunications company and BBC channel, almost without any money.

However, when the 2019 Women’s World Cup has just ended, it is also the start of negotiations to sign new contracts for the next season. With the increasing attractiveness of women’s football tournaments, the value of new contracts will not be low.