England could be without one of its key players for the Women's World Cup next year after playmaker Jordan Nobbs ruptured the ACL in her left knee.
This season the WSL will be fully professional for the first time; Rachel Brown-Finnis gives her title predictions ahead of the opening weekend.
Ramona Bachmann scored twice and Fran Kirby netted a fine individual effort as Chelsea Ladies beat Arsenal Women 3-1 to win the FA Cup final.
Vivianne Miedema struck the only goal of the game in the 32nd minute as Arsenal Ladies upset favourites Manchester City Women to win the WSL Cup.
Former United States international Heather O'Reilly is among six female players from five countries to sign up for Juan Mata's Common Goal campaign.
"My deepest thanks to everyone at Arsenal Football Club for making it possible for me to pursue my childhood dream," Smith said.
Arsenal Ladies player Casey Stoney has admitted people questioned whether she was a girl when she was growing up because of her ability on a football
36-year-old Arsenal Ladies striker scored 46 times in 117 internationals, feels "proud and honoured to have played for England for 20 wonderful years."
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