Until 20 years ago, women players who wanted to start a family would quit their careers. But more athletes are stepping up to the challenge of balancing motherhood with their love of the game.
One of the nation’s best players makes $15 million a year. The other can’t find a team to sign her.
Bootstrapping, inclusion, perseverance: Even in defeat, big national narratives play out.
What happens when you've devoted your life to soccer—but it's your brother, not you, who ends up competing for global glory?