Women's soccer was banned in England 1921 but the ban was lifted in 1971 for the first time allowing women to play.
First US women's soccer League
Jan 1, 1951
The US established its first women's league in 1951, starting a change.The first complete women's soccer season was with the Craig Club Girls Soccer League's four teams who had complete schedules for two seasons. The history of Women's soccer hit a big change.
Jun 23, 1972
A law that gave both female and males the right to play any sport in the US along with any special activities. No women were restricted from playing a certain sport.
US Women's National Team's First Game
Aug 18, 1985
US Women's National Team's First Game: The US started a National Women's Soccer Team, who played their first game in 1985. The team played against Italy, losing 1-0 after a well-played game.
First World cup
Nov 16, 1991
The US women's soccer team won against Norway in the 1991 World Cup in China.
Aug 2, 1996
1996 was the first year women's soccer was included in the Olympics. The Americans won the gold against China with 2-1.
Jun 19, 1999
In 1999, the US hosted the World Cup. The amount of teams went up from 12 to 16 this year. 32 games were played instead of 26. The Women's World Cup was getting more popular.
Win of World Cup
Jul 10, 1999
Near the end of the World Cup Tournament, only the United States and China were left. This women's soccer game was seen by an audience of 90,000, which is more than any other women's sport has had. The US beat China with penalty kicks of 5-4.
Women's United Soccer Association
Feb 1, 2000
In 1999, the Women's United Soccer Association was being planned out. The plans began because 658,000 fans watched the women's World Cup Tournament. WUSA played its first season in 2001.
Women's United Soccer Association Ends
Sep 15, 2003
After three years, the Women's United Soccer Association lost a total of 100 million dollars and about 7,000 fans. The season of 2003 was the last ever season for the WUSA.