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How Vlatko Andonovski made a name for himself in the NWSL -- and likely beyond

Among the missions of the National Women's Soccer League, subsidized in part by U.S. Soccer, is to identify and develop talent that might otherwise go unutilized in the pursuit of international glory.

It just so happens that one of the success stories is a 43-year-old from North Macedonia.

Seven years ago, Vlatko Andonovski was a stranger to most women's soccer fans. Now he's chasing NWSL history. Andonovski has a chance to become the first coach to win three titles as Seattle Reign FC takes on...

Australian W-League forms plans to dovetail with American NWSL

Change is coming to the W-League as league chiefs consider a raft of reforms aimed at bolstering Australia's women's domestic competition and the national team.

The biggest impact for fans could be the missing stars -- led by Australian skipper and striker Sam Kerr -- who is likely to test her talents for Chelsea in England's Women's Super League.

Both head office and Perth Glory have privately given up hope of keeping Kerr for the W-League's 11th season.

"It looks unlikely that she'll return to...

USSF opposes players' class certification in USWNT's equal pay lawsuit

The U.S. Soccer Federation filed a brief opposing certification of the players' class action status late on Monday evening in the equal pay lawsuit involving members of the U.S. women's national team.

The players first filed their lawsuit on March 8 of this year, alleging that the USSF violated the pay discrimination provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by paying members of the U.S. men's national team more than those players on the U.S. women's national team. The suit is also...


Seattle Reign thrive even without FIFA's best women's player Megan Rapinoe

At about the same moment that Megan Rapinoe stood on a stage in Milan to accept her FIFA Player of the Year award, Reign FC players stretched on a practice field thousands of miles away. While Rapinoe gently needled FIFA president Gianni Infantino for stealing her thunder by bringing up social issues during the gala at Teatro alla Scala, her teammates practiced during a week that would settle their season.

They would have loved to have her available for a crucial midweek game against Utah. They...