Latest Eugenie Le Sommer News

Players hope World Cup successes turn into greater support

Jul. 8, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — As the U.S. players celebrated their Women's World Cup title by dancing on the field, a chant rose from the crowd in Lyon: "Equal pay! Equal pay!" It was a fitting tribute after the team's monthlong march to a fourth overall title in the sport's premier tournament, where equity emerged...

France still struggling to break through at highest level

Jun. 28, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's Women's World Cup hopes wilted in the heat, stifled by a relentless United States team more suited to big-game pressure. Les Bleues were second best most of Friday night, losing their quarterfinal 2-1 , and only creating genuine pressure after scoring late. Wendie Renard's powerful...

France beats Norway 2-1 to remain undefeated in World Cup

Jun. 12, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — Eugenie Le Sommer scored the winning goal from the penalty spot to lift host nation France to a 2-1 win over Norway at the Women's World Cup on Wednesday. Then she had a special embrace for one of her teammates. France defender Wendie Renard almost cost France the game when she turned...

Brazil unsure if Marta will play against Australia

Jun. 12, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Brazil played coy on the status of star player Marta ahead of its Women's World Cup match against Australia, a team reeling from a first-round upset and unsure if it will face the six-time FIFA Player of the Year. Marta did not play in Brazil's opening game against Jamaica because of a left...

Visa expands women's soccer effort ahead of World Cup

May. 30, 2019 7:01 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Visa will be the presenting sponsor of the player of the match award at the Women's World Cup in France, agreed to a five-year sponsorship with the U.S. Soccer Federation and is launching a campaign with outspoken American star Megan Rapinoe. The company, a FIFA sponsor since replacing...

Timing right for France to make impression on big stage

May. 24, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

France has an opportunity to translate dominance at the European club level to success on the World Cup stage. With a highly experienced and skilled team, host France will be among the favorites at the women's tournament kicking off next month, and that suits coach Corinne Diacre just fine. She is happy...