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US women's team has history of advocating for equal rights

May. 21, 2022 02:44 AM EDT

The U.S. women's national team has not only been wildly successful on the field, the players have also been unabashedly outspoken, using their platform to advocate for equal rights for themselves and others. The team's efforts to secure equitable pay finally came to fruition this...

Entering US Soccer Hall, Dempsey finds pressure eased

May. 20, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

Clint Dempsey acknowledges the limelight changed him later in his career as he felt responsible for his club and American soccer. Four years removed from playing and on the eve of his induction into the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame, he is free to be himself. “I...

'Wagatha Christie' libel lawyer says evidence was destroyed

May. 19, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A high-profile libel court battle between two British soccer spouses concluded Thursday, with one lawyer accusing the claimant, Rebekah Vardy, of deliberately destroying key evidence that allegedly showed she leaked her opponent's private social media posts to tabloid reporters. ...

Female referees to officiate men's World Cup for 1st time

May. 19, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Female referees will make World Cup history this year by working games at a major men’s tournament for the first time in Qatar. Three female referees and three female assistant referees were announced Thursday by FIFA among 129 officials selected for World Cup duty,...

US Soccer equalizes pay in milestone with women, men

May. 18, 2022 22:35 PM EDT

The U.S. Soccer Federation reached milestone agreements to pay its men's and women's teams equally, making the American national governing body the first in the sport to promise both sexes matching money. The federation on Wednesday announced separate collective bargaining...

EXPLAINER: US Soccer's equal pay play and what it means

May. 18, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

The U.S. Soccer Federation has agreed to pay its men’s and women’s national teams equally in a historic move that was years in the making. The collective bargaining agreements announced Wednesday include identical pay structures and equal distribution of World...

A look at agreements for US men's and women's soccer teams

May. 18, 2022 09:20 AM EDT

The U.S. Soccer Federation agreed to landmark collective bargaining agreements with its men's and women's teams, equalizing compensation for the first time. The CBAs announced Wednesday run through 2028. The USSF is the first national governing body to promise both sexes matching...

English soccer player Jake Daniels says he is gay

May. 16, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — English soccer player Jake Daniels said he is gay on Monday in a trailblazing moment for the European men's game. The 17-year-old forward made the announcement at the end of his first season as a professional player with second division club Blackpool. ...

Fotopolous' push helps get Bohon to Florida as soccer coach

May. 16, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — One of Samantha Bohon's best friends started nudging her toward the Florida women's soccer job a year ago. The friend happened to be the greatest scorer in NCAA history. Danielle Fotopolous first suggested Bohon for the Gators' head coaching position when...

Shannon Boxx heads into Soccer Hall of Fame as role model

May. 13, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

Shannon Boxx embraced the impact she could have on a younger generation even as she was redefining the role of a defensive midfielder for the U.S. women's national team. Boxx played during a time when the national team was predominately white. At the 2015 Women's World Cup, she was...