Get to Know the Players
Many incredible players are hitting the field this summer. With so many big names on the rosters, there are a ton of stories to follow. We've rounded up over two dozen of the most interesting players to keep an eye on during the tournament, from big-name stars to talented up-and-comers — check out our picks.
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The gender wage gap affects nearly every field, and it’s particularly problematic in professional sports. The US Women's National Soccer Team recently started speaking out about their pay (or lack thereof) and the lack of opportunities for female players. We've taken inspiration from these badass women and shared how you can do your part to fight the gender pay gap.
Learn More About the Game
Soccer is the world's most popular sport, so it's no wonder that the World Cup is one of the biggest events with both the men's and women's tournament drawing huge crowds every four years. For the most part, international men's and women's soccer games are pretty much the same (the rules are similar), so to a casual watcher, things won't look too different on the surface. However, nothing is entirely equal, right? There are a handful of discrepancies between the men's and women's World Cups that range from minor to serious.
There's no time like the present to give ourselves a crash course on what to expect from a women's soccer game. At any given time, each team has 11 players on the field — the goalkeeper and 10 outfielders, typically comprised of four defenders, four midfielders, and two forwards. Here's a guide to the different positions in women's soccer and what each position entails.