United States forward Megan Rapinoe  might have made my top 10 list when it comes to influence and inspiration, but my winner was Julie Ertz or Lucy Bronze. Photograph: Getty Images

Awards season is always the most fun time of the year. It creates an unhealthy debate, statistics fly around, opinions are like arseholes and of cours(...)

The USA celebrate their World Cup final win over the Netherlands in Lyon. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

A coolly taken Megan Rapinoe penalty and beautifully worked goal from Rose Lavelle fired USA to their fourth Women’s World Cup title against a resilie(...)

The US women’s soccer team secured an improved deal with US Soccer on Wednesday. Photograph: Kyle Ross/Getty

The United States women’s soccer team pressed its fight for equal pay not in one dramatic moment at the negotiating table, but in a thousand small one(...)

Carli Lloyd bagged a hattrick as the USA beat Ireland women 5-0 in San Diego. Photograph: Getty

USA 5 Republic of Ireland 0 The Irish women’s team were well beaten in their friendly match with world champions USA on Saturday evening in San Diego(...)