• USA's Record-Breaking 13-0 Win Was Great, but What It Said About Women's Soccer Was Not

    1 month ago - By PopSugar

    Thirteen goals. In case it wasn't already apparent, that's not normal. Not for soccer, in general; not for an international game, certainly; and never for a World Cup. When the US Women's National Soccer Team routed Thailand by that unprecedented margin, in a 13-0 shutout in their first game of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, it stunned the sports world. The consensus was that everyone expected the top-ranked USWNT to beat Thailand, who are currently ranked 34th in the world, but no one expected a show like that .
    The Thailand game has been the most dramatic blowout of the tournament so...
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  • Julie Ertz Said Being on the US Women's National Team Is "Powerful" For Her Mental Health

    Julie Ertz Said Being on the US Women's National Team Is "Powerful" For Her Mental Health

    1 month ago - By PopSugar

    Just in case you weren't aware, the US Women's National Team is dominating the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. In their debut match against Thailand, they scored an unprecedented 13 goals , making history as the highest-scoring game ever for the USWNT and the Women's World Cup. Cue Beyoncé's " Run the World ," because this team is unstoppable.
    They've got talent, experience, and are all after the same goal: to get their fourth World Cup title. Playing at such an elite level can take a toll on your physical and mental health, but Julie Ertz, the powerful midfielder, has found a way to deal...
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