The Austin Chronicle
The Texas Longhorns got their first goal of the 2014 season from none other than junior goalkeeper Abby Smith , who curled home a 45-yard free kick 25 minutes into the season opener against Arizona State on Saturday.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
The Wichita Eagle
NWSL playoffs open busy time for women's soccer
In the space of about a week, a group of players from the U.S. team wrapped up the regular season with their National Women's Soccer League teams, got together for an international friendly against Switzerland, and now face off in the NWSL playoffs.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
What a difference a year makes
Megan Rapinoe , Chris Kluwe , Jason Collins and Michael Sam Much has changed in the 12 short months since the Blade's inaugural sports issue last August.
Equality is a team sport
Megan Rapinoe finds inspiration in the small actions taken by individuals and communities that help shape a more inclusive environment across America and beyond.
Hope Solo mum after missing out on record
Wednesday night's U.S. Soccer celebration of Hope Solo ended up not being much of a celebration at all.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Athletes and Allies in action
My LGBT activism and advocacy date back to high school, when as a Latin-studying nerd, I started a gay-straight alliance with a lengthy acronym - CHIASMUS .
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Jason Collins: Life 'exponentially better' since coming out
Jason Collins took the court for the Nets this year, making it to the playoffs. Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins was at an event in D.C. in June when someone approached him and said his story as the first openly gay man to actively play for a major professional sports team helped him repair his relationship with his mother.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Soccer star to guest-edit Blade
The Washington Blade announced this week it has named lesbian soccer star Megan Rapinoe as the guest editor of its second annual Sports Issue scheduled to be published on Aug. 22. Rapinoe is a midfielder for the Seattle Reign in the National Women's Soccer League and a member of the U.S. women's national team.