Latest FIFA Women's World Cup News

US men's soccer coach Gregg Berhalter earned $2.29 million in 2022, including $900,000 in bonuses

Feb. 21, 2024 20:04 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. men's coach Gregg Berhalter earned $2,291,136 in 2022, including $900,000 in bonuses for the Americans' qualifying for the World Cup and reaching the second round. Berhalter had a base salary of $1,391,136, according to the U.S. Soccer Federation's tax filing...

Installation of grass at Lumen Field for World Cup will happen in early 2026, Seattle CEO says

Feb. 05, 2024 17:37 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The process of eventually putting down a grass surface at Lumen Field for the 2026 World Cup is already underway, the head of the Seattle local organizing committee said Monday. Seattle CEO Peter Tomozawa said the grass that will be used for six games at the stadium...

With 7 matches for the 2026 World Cup, Boston expecting huge economic boost

Feb. 05, 2024 15:00 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Getting the chance to host seven matches for the 2026 World Cup was more than expected and offers a much-needed shot in the arm to the city’s economy, Boston officials said Monday. FIFA made the announcement Sunday, allocating the opener of the 39-day tournament to...

Beattie continues storied career with Bay FC in the NWSL

Feb. 02, 2024 13:37 PM EST

Defender Jen Beattie has a list accomplishments she can point to across her lengthy soccer career: She scored a goal for Scotland in the Women's World Cup, served as a television pundit and she was honored as a Member of the Order of the British Empire by Prince William. Perhaps most...

Rubiales loses appeal against 3-year FIFA ban after kissing Spain player at Women's World Cup final

Jan. 26, 2024 08:41 AM EST

ZURICH (AP) — Disgraced Spanish soccer official Luis Rubiales lost his appeal against a three-year ban for misconduct at the Women’s World Cup final including forcibly kissing star player Jenni Hermoso on the lips, FIFA said Friday. The FIFA appeals body rarely changes verdicts...

Spain soccer outcast Rubiales facing trial for unwanted kiss at Women's World Cup

Jan. 25, 2024 07:52 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — After sullying his nation's Women's World Cup victory, former Spanish soccer president Luis Rubiales will face trial for kissing forward Jenni Hermoso without her consent at the final. Investigative judge Francisco de Jorge ruled on Thursday that Rubiales’ kiss was...

Defender Sauerbrunn is sticking with the NWSL's Portland Thorns for 1 more year

Jan. 23, 2024 22:02 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Veteran defender Becky Sauerbrunn has signed a one-year contract that will keep her with the Portland Thorns of the National Women's Soccer League through the upcoming season, the team announced Tuesday. Sauerbrunn, who played on the U.S. teams that won the...

Christine Sinclair re-signed by the Thorns for another season

Jan. 22, 2024 18:02 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Christine Sinclair, the world’s top international goal scorer among both women and men, will play one more season for her club team, the Portland Thorns. The team announced Monday it had signed the free agent forward to a one-year deal. Sinclair, 40, is one...

Phair signs with Angel City after becoming the youngest player at the Women's World Cup

Jan. 18, 2024 16:16 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sixteen-year-old Casey Phair, the youngest player at last summer's Women's World Cup as a forward for South Korea, has signed with Angel City of the National Women's Soccer League. Phair was signed through 2026 via the league's under-18 entry mechanism, the Los...

As Jenni Hermoso looks on, Aitana Bonmatí hails 'powerful generation of women'

Jan. 15, 2024 20:21 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — World Cup champion Aitana Bonmatí hailed a “powerful generation of women” on Monday in accepting FIFA's award as best female soccer player. Looking on inside the Hammersmith Apollo theater in London was Spain teammate Jenni Hermoso, who has spearheaded the fight...