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The Gift of Fury | S1: The Women’s World Cup
After years of relentless training, the USWNT was finally ready for the 1st FIFA World Championship for Women’s Football for the M&M’s Cup (aka the first Women’s World Cup). The U.S. women had developed a true American playing style, but this was the world’s game. How would they fare on the biggest stage, against the most dominant players from across the globe?
|May 23, 2019|
Underfunded. Underprepared. Outplayed. | S1: The Women’s World Cup
The first U.S. women’s national team didn’t win a single game at its first international competition. So how did they go from complete embarrassment to tournament favorites entering the first Women’s World Cup just six years later?
|May 16, 2019|
The Tsunami Hitting the Shore | S1: The Women’s World Cup
The 1999 Women’s World Cup was the first to captivate an American audience. But it wasn’t the first Women’s World Cup - that happened eight years earlier. And barely anyone paid attention. How did the U.S. women go from unknowns to superstars? Why did it take so long for FIFA to hold a Women’s World Cup? And what does any of this have to do with ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter?
|May 09, 2019|
Welcome to Throwback
Sometimes you get the sense that people think women’s soccer started in 1999. But there’s more to the story than just the ‘99ers. It was the '91 team that started it all. And that's a story not even most soccer fans know.
|May 02, 2019|