Thursday marks the fifth straight Women's World Cup in which the USA and Sweden will have met, and their rivalry has included supportive moments and infamous ones. The next chapter decides which one wins their group in France.
Ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter did more than most know in helping develop the international women's game. He's also said some misogynistic and inappropriate things throughout the years. So is he a friend or foe of women's soccer? He answers himself on the Planet Fútbol Podcast.
Carli Lloyd has three goals in two games in France and looks every bit as fit and in-form as possible, but there's still little reason to believe she'll be in the USA's starting lineup going forward, barring injuries or suspensions.
MLS has changed more in the past three years than it did in the previous 10 years before that, which makes SI.com’s annual MLS Ambition Rankings more relevant than ever, a measuring stick of who’s keeping pace in the arms race and who’s not.
Half a century ago, Honduras and El Salvador battled over mass migration while their national teams fought to qualify for the 1970 World Cup. The confusion regarding how much–if at all–one actually had to do with the other has stood the test of time.