It has offered to organize another 16-team competition following up on the hugely popular and commercially successful event in 2016. Read the whole story
"As a coach, you need to focus on the players who want to be a part of the team and Ada doesn't. We respect that and we have been working hard with the other players and they have been doing a great
-- Norway national team coach Martin Sjogren, on Ballon d'Or winner Ada Hegerberg, who won't be playing at the Women's World Cup in France. Talks to bring back the
23-year-old Lyon striker were unsuccessful. She has not played for Norway since Euro 2017 because of what she has described is a lack of respect for female players in Norway. (BBC Sport)
Ahead this weekend's 2019 MLS season kickoff, a lighter look at 2018 includes mis-kicks, referee tumbles, slip-ups, Will Ferrell and a duck. Read the whole story
1. Christine Nairn, a veteran of all six NWSL seasons, has been traded from Orlando to Houston in exchange for a 2019 international roster spot and the Dash's
natural third- and fourth-round picks in the 2020 College Draft. Nairn, 28, played one season for the Pride after stints in Seattle and Washington. In the offseason, she helped the Melbourne
Victory win Australia's W-League regular-season title. She has made more than 180 appearances in the NWSL and W-League since 2013.
2. Houston's BBVA
Compass Stadium will be MLS's first soccer-specific stadium to install a permanent mother's room and sensory room. The private mother's room will include private nursing areas, a changing
table and a television to stay connected to the game. The sensory room is being constructed in collaboration with KultureCity, which focuses on helping organizations become sensory inclusive
through programming, training and dedicated spaces.
3. NBCSN will start simulcasting Sky Sports News weekdays at 11 a.m.-noon ET, beginning Friday. Sky
Sports News highlights many of the sports properties U.S. viewers enjoy on NBCUniversal networks, including the Premier League.