Latest Women's soccer News

Rhian Wilkinson named coach of the Portland Thorns

Nov. 29, 2021 17:31 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Former Canadian national team player and two-time Olympic bronze medalist Rhian Wilkinson has been named coach of the Portland Thorns. Wilkinson, 39, replaces Mark Parsons, who stepped down at the end of the National Women's Soccer League season...

Victorious return: US women's soccer team beats Aussies 3-0

Nov. 27, 2021 03:07 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — After 21 years since last playing in Australia, the United States women's soccer team needed only 24 seconds to score against the Matildas on Saturday. Turns out that was all the new-look American side needed in a 3-0 win at Sydney's Olympic stadium...

Dames resigns as Red Stars coach amid abuse allegations

Nov. 22, 2021 22:25 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Rory Dames resigned Monday as coach of the Chicago Red Stars, and the team said it has launched an independent review of player health and safety and the team's culture after The Washington Post quoted several players saying Dames was emotionally abusive. ...

Spirit wins NWSL title 2-1 in extra time over Red Stars

Nov. 20, 2021 16:38 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kelley O'Hara scored in the 97th minute and the Washington Spirit won the National Women's Soccer League championship with a 2-1 extra time victory over the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday. The championship game closes a tumultuous ninth season for...

Kardashian West helps fly Afghan women soccer players to UK

Nov. 18, 2021 07:45 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Members of Afghanistan’s women’s youth development soccer team arrived in Britain early Thursday after being flown from Pakistan with the help of a New York rabbi, a U.K. soccer club and Kim Kardashian West. A plane chartered by the reality star and...

FIFA politics a new challenge for Ellis over biennial WCups

Nov. 17, 2021 08:19 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Since capping three decades coaching by lifting a second World Cup with the American women, Jill Ellis has taken time to reflect and embark on a different path, with new career challenges. “I’m not saying I would never go back to the sidelines,”...

Fishlock, Harvey and Dydasco earn NWSL honors

Nov. 16, 2021 17:36 PM EST

OL Reign midfielder Jessica Fishlock has been named the National Women's Soccer League Most Valuable Player for this season. Fishlock, who has been with the Reign since the league's launch in 2013, had five goals and four assists in 21 starts this season, with 76.4%...

Red Stars head to NWSL championship with 2-0 win over Thorns

Nov. 14, 2021 20:41 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Katie Johnson and Sarah Woldmoe each scored and the Chicago Red Stars advanced to the National Women's Soccer League championship game with a 2-0 semifinal victory over the Portland Thorns on Sunday. Chicago will play the Washington Spirit for the...

Spirit head to NWSL championship with 2-1 win over Reign

Nov. 14, 2021 19:46 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Ashley Sanchez broke a tie in the 68th minute and the Washington Spirit advanced to the National Women's Soccer League championship game with a 2-1 victory over OL Reign on Sunday. The Spirit, undefeated in their last eight matches, will face the...

Crystal Dunn finds her voice, embraces union role

Nov. 10, 2021 20:17 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — There was a time only a few years back when just playing the game was enough for Crystal Dunn. But a combination of factors — from the unrest following the shooting of Jacob Blake last year to the pandemic to the national team's ongoing fight for...