Vicky Losada ready to use experience to help Brighton & Hove Albion
The Spaniard has been named as club captain, a role that she also held whilst at former club FC Barcalona. When speaking to the media ahead of this weekend’s fixture at Everton, the player said that being given the Brighton & Hove Albion captain’s armband was a shock.
“I wasn’t expecting to be the captain but I have been in that role for so many years,” Losada said. “Coming here, my role was never going to change regardless of whether I was wearing the armband or not. I want to help the team, especially the young players that are full of talent.
After previously representing Arsenal and Manchester City, Losada said that she always planned on coming back to England to test herself in the Barclays Women’s Super League again.
Cissoko: West Ham defender 'surprised' by racist abuse
West Ham defender Hawa Cissoko says she was "surprised" by the racist abuse she received online after a Women's Super League match last season. The France international suffered the abuse on social media after being sent off last October against Aston Villa over an altercation with Sarah Mayling. Cissoko, 26, had not seen such abuse first hand in the women's game before. "I didn't expect it would happen to me, especially when the people that did it don't even watch our games," she said. "If it was from people who follow the league, I would understand a little bit more. [But] I realised, OK, some people are just racist and they just find every opportunity to be racist and say whatever they want. (Source: BBC Sport)
Favourites Chelsea embracing pressure ahead of WSL title defence
Emma Hayes' side also reached both domestic cup finals last season, winning the FA Cup, and made the Champions League semi-finals
Chelsea are favourites to continue their dominance of the Women's Super League (WSL) by winning a fifth straight title and goalkeeper Zecira Musovic said ahead of the start of the season on Sunday that they are used to dealing with the pressure.
Kick off this weekend!
The opening round games of the 2023/24 season will take place on Sunday, with last year’s runners-up - Manchester United - travelling to Aston Villa for the first action. Reigning champions are Chelsea and Bristol City are newcomers.
With new talent all around, WSL set to have the most competitive season
The WSL had almost 100 players representing their nations at the recent WC, the most of any league in the world
Chelsea kick off its Women’s Super League title defence against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, with players saying the new campaign will be the most competitive yet after the English top flight’s 12 clubs stocked up with new talent.
To drive the WSL forward, it’s time to think big
Playing at major stadiums can help players feel they are part of one club and that commitment is being shown towards them
For those of us working within the game, what happened with Spain’s players allows us to be empowered, to confront issues at our own clubs.
New arrivals to watch
Joined Chelsea this summer from European giants Lyon and is returning to action following an ACL injury. If she can find the kind of form she was in pre-injury, the American will be a standout player this season.
To Manchester United this summer, as a replacement for Alessia Russo who left for Arsenal. The club forked out a hefty sum to bring in the high calibre experienced player (despite being just 25) from UWCL champions Barcelona.
WSL Season Preview: Every Women's Super League club profiled
Here we profile every WSL team, including their player to watch, their star signing and our predictions
Despite losing Vivianne Miedema, Leah Williamson, Beth Mead and Kim Little for sustained periods of time last season, the Gunners managed to compete across every domestic competition.
Bayern host Köln, Hoffenheim date Werder as Wolfsburg travel to Frankfurt: Frauen-Bundesliga Week 2 Preview
Bayern Munich will be looking for their first win when they host FC Köln on Monday
Champions Bayern Munich will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2-2 draw against Freiburg away last weekend when they host FC Köln at the FC Bayern Campus Platz 1 on Monday evening.
Liga F Week 3 Preview
Atlético Madrid in Levante test as debutants Eibar, Granada square off
Atlético Madrid will be looking to build on their opening match win when they face hosts Levante at the Ciudad Deportiva de Buñol - Campo 1 on Saturday afternoon.
PSG coach Gérard Prêcheur leaves post
Gérard Prêcheur has left his post as Paris Saint-Germain coach, according to reports
Prêcheur and PSG have reportedly mutually agreed to end their collaboration, despite the 2023-24 season having barely begun.
‘It’s carnage’: Arsenal suffer yet another ACL injury
Arsenal’s Teyah Goldie has suffered a second ACL injury after recently recovering from one
ACL injuries appear to be everywhere in football at the minute with another couple of Premier League players being helped off this weekend in the men’s game with what appeared to be serious knee injuries.
Millie Bright bemoans ‘mind-blowing’ lack of VAR in Women’s Nations League as Lionesses hurt by offside call
Danielle van de Donk’s opening goal would have been ruled out for offside had VAR been in use
England captain Millie Bright says it is “mind-blowing” that VAR was not in use for the Lionesses’ defeat to the Netherlands.
‘We have a lot to improve on as a team’ – Denise O’Sullivan demands more after Ireland’s win over Hungary
The midfielder scored the fourth goal and was named Player of the Match
Denise O’Sullivan admitted that there’s a lot for Ireland to “improve” on despite their perfect start to the UEFA Women’s Nations League.
Women's Nations League Round-Up: Spain, France, Denmark perfect; Netherlands beat England
Spain, France and Denmark made it two wins from two games while the Netherlands beat England with a late goal
Spain, France and Denmark, aided by a Pernille Harder hat-trick, ended the first week of UEFA Women's Nations League action with a perfect six points from two games.
Renate Jensen's late winner sees Lionesses beaten in the Nations League
Lieke Martens' fine opener saw the Netherlands ahead
Renate Jansen's 90th-minute winner saw the Netherlands beat England 2-1 in the Nations League, with the Lionesses losing only their third game under Sarina Wiegman.
Germany record first Nations League win over Iceland
Captain Alexandra Popp told the team in the pre-game huddle that they had to "Give it everything"
Germany women's national team are back to their winning ways with a first victory in almost two months since their disappointing exit from the WC.
Northern Ireland register narrow win against Albania
Northern Ireland promised they would go all out to put points on the board against Albania
After a frustrating first half in a Women’s Nations League encounter at Seaview, in which they missed some gilt-edged chances, they managed to defeat the dogged Albanians by a goal to nil.
Clubs participating in CAF men's Interclub 2023-24 now have active women's teams
The clubs met the women’s team requirement as stipulated by CAF
* 58 of the clubs engaged in CAF Interclub (Champions League) 2023-24 have a women’s team as part of their structure * 42 of the clubs engaged have an agreement with a women’s team, confirming the successful implementation of CAF global trend to fast-tracking women’s football growth in Africa
Wiegman on 'special' return to home country
Wiegman led the Netherlands to Euro 2017 glory on home soil
England manager Sarina Wiegman says it will feel "special but strange" to face her home country the Netherlands in the Women's Nations League.
Wales aim to make Dane mark in Nations League
Gemma Grainger's side began their campaign last Friday with a 1-0 loss in Iceland
Wales host Denmark at Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday looking to get off the mark in the Women's Nations League.
Spain's women players ready to stick to football after ending boycott, says Bonmati
UEFA Women's Player of the Year and WC MVP Bonmati acknowledged that the squad is relieved that they can concentrate on football
Spain's women players want to "just stick to football" after they ended their boycott of the national team.
Scotland back at Hampden Park for crucial Belgium Nations League clash
Scotland began their campaign with a spirited showing against England on Friday
Scotland return to the National Stadium on Tuesday night as Pedro Martinez Losa's side take on Belgium in the UEFA Women’s Nations League.
Sarina Wiegman's three key decisions as England boss faces Alessia Russo dilemma
Sarina Wiegman is hoping to lead her team to the Nations League finals
Lucy Bronze and Lauren Hemp scored in the Lionesses' 2-1 success over Scotland on Friday in Sunderland, as Sarina Wiegman's European Champions made a winning start to the new competition.
Bronze says England can 'lead the way' in women's football
Bronze was part of the leadership group that held talks with the FA
Lucy Bronze says England can be a team that "lead the way" in women's football after successfully negotiating an agreement with the Football Association on performance-related bonuses.
Cusack death not suspicious - Police
Police not treating Sheffield United midfielder's death as suspicious
The death of Sheffield United player Maddy Cusack is not being treated as suspicious, police have said.
Megan Rapinoe's amazing career in numbers
2x World Cup winner with USWNT, 63 goals, 73 assists and 203 caps!
Megan Rapinoe ends USA career with a wink, an assist and victory
Megan Rapinoe ended her international career in familiar fashion: victorious and mischievous.
The World Cup and Olympic champion was a serial winner for her country. But fans at her final match also acknowledged her contributions off the field
Canada gets back on track, moves closer to qualifying for the Paris Olympics
Canada put forth a vintage Canadian performance against the Reggae Girlz
Canada kicked off their two-leg Paris Olympic qualifying series with a 2-0 win over Jamaica on Thursday night in Kingston.
Rapinoe retirement: USWNT legend bids farewell as a true American soccer icon
Women's soccer has never seen anyone quite like Megan Rapinoe. Hell, the world in general hasn't either
The two-time World Cup winner will play her final international match on Sunday after a career that has changed the game on and off the field.
Liverpool: Manager Matt Beard signs new contract
Liverpool manager Matt Beard has signed a contract extension at the club
The 45-year-old was reappointed in 2021 having steered Liverpool to back-to-back Women's Super League titles in 2013 and 2014.