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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, United States forward Tobin Heath, left, passes the ball in front of Sweden defender Hanna Glas during the first half of a women's international friendly soccer match in Columbus, Ohio. Tobin Heath will soon be hoping to play at Old Trafford again. The winger has more chance now she has signed for Manchester United, although the Women’s Super League team has yet to play in the stadium that has been home to the men’s side for 110 years. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

Man United recruit Heath eager to play at Old Trafford again

Sep. 23, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Stepping back inside Old Trafford this week took Tobin Heath back eight years, to one of the wildest Olympic soccer matches ever played. Heath remembers it as an “epic.” Three times the United States trailed Canada. Three times the game was leveled by the Americans before Alex...

The Thorns open the fall series with a 3-0 win over Utah

Sep. 20, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Sophia Smith, the No. 1 overall pick in the National Women's Soccer League draft this year, scored in her Portland debut and the Thorns beat the Utah Royals 3-0 in a fall series match Sunday. There was drama before the start. The Royals placed head coach Craig Harrington and...

Watt scores 2 goals, Red Stars defeat Sky Blue 4-1 in NWSL

Sep. 20, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Kealia Watt scored two goals and added an assist and the Chicago Red Stars downed Sky Blue 4-1 in a fall series match Sunday in the National Women's Soccer League. Sky Blue took the early lead on Ifeoma Onumonu's goal in the sixth minute. But the Red Stars went on to score four...

Courage and Pride play to scoreless draw in NWSL fall series

Sep. 19, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

CARY. N.C. (AP) — Goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris had four saves and the Orlando Pride, playing their first game in nearly a year, played to a scoreless draw with the North Carolina Courage in the National Women's Soccer League on Saturday. Orlando did not play in the NWSL's Challenge Cup tournament in Utah this...

This handout provided by Kikuko Okajima, shows Kikuko Okajima at the Baltimore Country Club on Aug. 27, 2020, in Baltimore, Md. The woman leading Japan's ambitious effort to launch a professional women's soccer league lives in Baltimore. (Andy Murray via AP)

Maryland businesswoman leading launch of Japanese league

Sep. 16, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

The woman leading Japan's ambitious effort to launch a professional women's soccer league lives some 6,700 miles away from where the players will ultimately take the field. Kikuko Okajima of Baltimore, Maryland, is the chairwoman of the WE League and she doesn't simply want to further the women's game in her...

NWSL game postponed, LPGA player withdraws because of smoke

Sep. 14, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A National Women's Soccer League game between the Portland Thorns and the OL Reign has been postponed again until the end of the month because of poor air quality caused by wildfires. The game in Portland had already been moved from Saturday to Tuesday because of smoke from the...

Debinha scored twice and Courage down Dash 4-3

Sep. 12, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Debinha scored twice, including the winner in the 86th minute, and the North Carolina Courage downed the Houston Dash 4-3 in a National Women's Soccer League fall series match Saturday. Abby Dahlkemper converted a penalty kick in the 18th minute to give the Courage the early lead, but...

2 late goals give the Spirit a 2-1 win over the Red Stars

Sep. 12, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Jessie Scarpa scored her first pro goal in stoppage time to give the Washington Spirit a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Red Stars in a National Women's Soccer League fall series game on Saturday. Sarah Luebbert took a cross from Kealia Watt and put it in the bottom right corner to put...

FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, United States' Alex Morgan controls the ball during the Women's World Cup final soccer match against The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. Tottenham secured the biggest signing yet in a summer of high-profile acquisitions in the Women’s Super League by bringing in United States striker Alex Morgan on a one-season deal. The 31-year-old Morgan will play in England for the first time and moves four months after giving birth to her first child. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)

Alex Morgan joins influx of top Americans in English league

Sep. 12, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

Alex Morgan once famously celebrated a goal against England by pretending to sip a cup of tea. Now she’ll get to try out the English way of life for real. “Shall we get the teabags in?" read a post on the official Twitter account of the England Women's team after Tottenham announced the signing of...

Thorns-OL Reign game postponed because of poor air quality

Sep. 10, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The National Women's Soccer League game between the Thorns and OL Reign set for Saturday in Portland has been postponed because of poor air quality. Fires burning across Oregon have made the air quality in many parts of the state unhealthy. The game was rescheduled for Tuesday...