Defiant In The Face Of Injury, Chelsea Cabarcas Embodies The Spirit Of The Women’s World Cup

“The football I grew up playing is no longer there. Today, all players care about are their cars, their shoes with their names on, and their image. While for me, the only thing that counted was football. Nothing else.” -Miroslav Klose

Football is under attack. It’s a sentiment that, regardless of how much it resonates with you, is often expressed and passionately argued. Whatever the reason, be it the influx of money, the unsporting concentration of talent or the diminished draw of the international game, there’s cause for cynicism. 

When Fierce Rivals Barca And Atletico Face Off This Weekend, The Title Will Be On The Line

With only nine matches remaining in the 2017-18 Primera Division Femenina, Sunday’s meeting between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona will likely decide the title. The two sides have rarely been troubled by the rest of the division, and they’ve distanced themselves at the top of the table, where Atletico hold a one-point advantage over Barca.

Mexico International Charlyn Corral Rips Golazo, Continues To Dominate In Spain

Make it 16 goals from 18 games for Mexico international Charlyn Corral in this season’s Primera Division (the Spanish women’s top flight). The 26-year-old native of Acolman, Mexico, has been Levante’s top scorer the previous two seasons, and she’s currently leading the division after adding another against Sevilla on Saturday.

Did she mean it? Who knows, it’s still a long-range crack that’s probably the best scored in match week 19.

16-Year-Old Claudia Pina Becomes Barcelona’s Youngest-Ever Player

Aged just 16 years, five months and two days (for comparison’s sake, Lionel Messi was 17 years, three months and 22 days), teenage Catalan phenom Claudia Pina made her league debut for FC Barcelona Femeni Sunday in the club’s 2-0 victory over Zaragoza.

Pina has been a revelation for Barcelona throughout her La Masia rise, and her exploits for Spain at the U-17 level have been remarkable, to say the least.

Barcelona Stars Get Their Photo Taken With A Legend, The USWNT's Alex Morgan

USWNT and Orlando Pride striker Alex Morgan (the recent recipient of the 2017 CONCACAF Female Player of the Year award) attended Saturday’s match between FC Barcelona and Deportivo at the Camp Nou in Catalonia, with Barca running out 4-0 victors while Morgan watched from the Presidential Box.

FC Barcelona Women’s Team Setting A New Standard For Footballing Excellence

After finishing three points behind Atletico Madrid in Spain’s Primera Division while also becoming the first Spanish side to reach the semifinals of the UEFA Women’s Champions League, it was evident that FC Barcelona Femení, Barca’s women’s football team, was on the cusp of greatness entering its 17th season. 

Barcelona's Women's Team Scored Their Second Puskas-Worthy Goal In A Week

It’s been a stunning week of goals for FC Barcelona Femení, Barcelona’s women’s team. First, Spanish international Jennifer Hermoso scored with a ridiculous sombrero flick and volley against FC Twente in the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

While that goal had all the skill and technique of a Ronaldinho masterpiece, 24-year-old Olga Garcia has outdone her with this special effort against Betis in the Spanish Primera Division.