Latest FIFA Women's World Cup News

Megan Rapinoe enjoys whirlwind, focuses on soccer pay fight

Oct. 18, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Rapinoe is enjoying the whirlwind of a two-time World Cup winner. She picked up the FIFA Player of the Year award in Milan rocking a deeper shade of lavender hair, sent off retiring U.S. coach Jill Ellis with an undefeated victory tour and kept up the fight for pay equity against the...

Soccer star Rapinoe, boxer Shields win sportswomen of year

Oct. 17, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe and boxer Claressa Shields have been honored as Sportswomen of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation. They won in the team and individual categories, the awards coming at the foundation's 40th annual Salute to Women in Sports. Rapinoe led the U.S. to victory at the World Cup in...

Iran women attend FIFA soccer game for first time in decades

Oct. 10, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — They had to sit well apart from the men, and the stadium was practically empty, but thousands of Iranian women in merry jester hats and face paint blew horns and cheered Thursday at the first FIFA soccer match they were allowed to freely attend in decades. In what many considered a...

US women counter soccer federation's assertions on pay

Oct. 7, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

U.S. Soccer was misleading when it asserted some players for the women's national team made more money than their male counterparts, the women's team players said in court documents filed Monday. The players say in the documents that the men's pay would have been far greater if they'd had the same success on the...

US plays to 1-1 draw in final game for retiring coach Ellis

Oct. 6, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Megan Rapinoe will miss Jill Ellis running the U.S. women's national team. "A lot, I think," star forward Rapinoe said after the U.S. tied South Korea 1-1 on Sunday in the final game for Ellis on the exhibition tour of the two-time Women's World Cup champions. "It's such an intimate...

US women's soccer coach Jill Ellis preps for last game

Oct. 5, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Retiring U.S. Soccer women's national team coach Jill Ellis already knows she'll be emotional on Sunday at Soldier Field. The two-time FIFA women's coach of the year will lead the World Cup champions in the finale of their six-game victory tour when the U.S. team faces South Korea. "We built...

US national women’s team beats South Korea 2-0

Oct. 3, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Megan Rapinoe had two assists in her first national team game since the World Cup and the United States beat South Korea 2-0 on Thursday night for its 17th straight victory. Coach Jill Ellis earned her 106th victory as coach of the United States, passing Tony DiCicco for most wins...

US Soccer opposes USWNT request for class certification

Oct. 1, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

The U.S. Soccer Federation has filed a motion opposing the U.S. women's national team's request to certify the players' lawsuit seeking equitable pay as a class action. The women filed their motion for class certification on Sept. 11, asking the court to include in the lawsuit all players called up to the...

Walker returns, Locastro lifts D'backs over Padres in 9th

Sep. 29, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Long after his day was done and the Arizona Diamondbacks' season had ended, Taijuan Walker was still in uniform in a clubhouse abuzz with teammates saying their goodbyes to one another. in a thrilling 1-0 win over the San Diego Padres, He didn't have time to change, having taken extra time...

Felix, other top stars, fight track's pregnancy penalty

Sep. 28, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — For decades, the message to women in track and field was crystal clear: get pregnant, lose sponsorship money. A rebellion led by some of the sport's top runners, Allyson Felix, Kara Goucher and Alysia Montano, is helping to change that. Two months after the U.S. women's soccer players...