July 22 – Second best is among the most un-American concepts imaginable. But the US women’s side gave us drama and entertainment. They showed us character and were passionate. And, in defeat to Japan in the final, they were gracious. INSIDER columnist Terry Baddoo examines the team’s contribution to the Women’s World Cup.

July 18 – Asian Football Confederation acting president Zhang Jilong hails Japan’s World Cup win, saying it will benefit women’s football on the continent… Dominant USA rue missed chances, but fledgling American women’s league hopes to capitalise… Blatter looks ahead to Canada 2015. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.