Latest FIFA Women's World Cup News

FILE - In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 file photo, Netherlands' head coach Sarina Wiegman attends a press conference at the Stade de Lyon, outside Lyon, France. Wiegman will leave her role as manager of the Netherlands’ women’s team after next year’s Olympic Games to take charge of England as the replacement for Phil Neville, it was announced Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Wiegman will be installed in September 2021 ahead of the European Championship in 2022 that is being staged in England. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, file)

Wiegman to leave Dutch in 2021, coach England's women's team

Aug. 14, 2020 8:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Sarina Wiegman will leave her role as manager of the Netherlands' women’s team after next year’s Olympic Games to take charge of England as the replacement for Phil Neville. Wiegman will be installed in September 2021 ahead of the European Championship in 2022 that is being...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, official Kathryn Nesbitt watches during the first half of an MLS soccer match between the New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC in Harrison, N.J. When the Portland Timbers play Orlando City in the MLS is Back tournament championship on Tuesday night, Aug. 11, assistant referee Nesbitt will become the first woman to work a Major League Soccer title game. Nesbitt and Felisha Mariscal are the only two women among more than 40 officials that have been sequestered — just like the teams — in Florida for the monthlong tournament. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Kathryn Nesbitt breaks ground as MLS is Back final referee

Aug. 11, 2020 2:35 AM EDT

When the Portland Timbers play Orlando City in the MLS is Back tournament championship on Tuesday night, assistant referee Kathryn Nesbitt will become the first woman to work a Major League Soccer title game. Nesbitt and Felisha Mariscal are the only two women among more than 40 officials that have been...

Portland Thorns FC midfielder Rocky Rodriguez, left, and North Carolina Courage midfielder Samantha Mewis, right, battle for the ball during the second half of an NWSL Challenge Cup soccer match at Zions Bank Stadium Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Herriman, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Sam Mewis signs with Manchester City ahead of WSL season

Aug. 10, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

Midfielder Sam Mewis has signed with Manchester City ahead of the Women's Super League season. Mewis, who was on the U.S. national team that won the World Cup last summer in France, comes to Manchester City from the North Carolina Courage of the National Women's Soccer League. “What I’m excited...

FILE - This is an Aug. 30, 2015, file photo showing Portland Thorns' Nadine Angerer before an NWSL soccer match against the Washington Spirit in Portland, Ore. Former German national team goalkeeper Nadine Angerer has suddenly and unexpectedly found herself on the bench for the Portland Thorns, poised to play as the team navigates injuries at the Challenge Cup tournament. The 42-year-old goalkeeping coach for the Thorns retired from playing five years ago. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

Coach pressed into backup goalkeeper duty for Thorns

Jul. 21, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

Former German national team goalkeeper Nadine Angerer has unexpectedly found herself on the bench for the Portland Thorns, poised to play if needed as the team navigates the Challenge Cup tournament. The Thorns' 41-year-old goalkeeping coach retired from playing five years ago but has been pressed back into duty...

Courage beat Sky Blue, win 4th straight in NWSL tournament

Jul. 14, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Samantha Mewis and Crystal Dunn each scored and the North Carolina Courage won their fourth straight game, beating Sky Blue 2-0 on Monday night in the National Women's Soccer League's Challenge Cup. The two-time league defending champions finished the group stage atop the field...

FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, United States defender Crystal Dunn, who plays for the North Carolina Courage of the National Women's Soccer League, plays during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Spain, in Harrison, N.J. The NWSL opens its Challenge Cup tournament on Saturday, June 27, 2020, and the pressure is on as the first professional team sport in the United States to play amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

NWSL takes field first as other pro leagues chart futures

Jun. 26, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

The National Women’s Soccer League opens its Challenge Cup tournament Saturday and the pressure is on as it becomes the first professional team sports league to play in the U.S. amid the coronavirus pandemic. Many of the players aren't as concerned about being first as they are eager to get back on the...

The Sydney Opera House is illuminated in support of Australia and New Zealand's joint bid to host the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023, in Sydney, Thursday, June 25, 2020. Australia and New Zealand will co-host the Women's World Cup in 2023, with the following edition possibly set to take place just two years later. (Bianca De Marchi/AAP Image via AP)

Australia, New Zealand to co-host 2023 Women’s World Cup

Jun. 25, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Australia and New Zealand will co-host the Women’s World Cup in 2023, with the following edition possibly set to take place just two years later. The joint bid beat Colombia 22-13 in a vote Thursday by FIFA's ruling council, which judged them as having the best commercial prospects for...

FILE - In this  Friday, May 24, 2019 file photo, Allie Long, a member of the United States women's national soccer team, speaks to reporters during a media day in New York.  Allie Long is likely the only National Women’s Soccer League Player that launched a new career while sheltering at home. Long has been playing video games on Twitch and has built a solid reputation in the gaming world – so much so that she’s been able to raise some serious money for charities, while also educating fellow gamers about women’s soccer.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Allie Long spent lockdown becoming a celebrity gamer

Jun. 25, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

Allie Long is likely the only National Women’s Soccer League player who launched a new career while sheltering at home. Long has been playing video games on Twitch and has built a solid reputation in the gaming world – so much so that she’s been able to raise some serious money for...

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2020, file photo, Costa Rica forward Raquel Rodriguez, top, is knocked over by Canada defender Allysha Chapman during the first half of a CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer match in Carson, Calif. Raquel Rodriguez, better known as Rocky to her fans, was in route to join her new National Women’s Soccer League team when sports were shut down by the coronavirus.  It certainly wasn’t an ideal start for the Costa Rican striker with the Portland Thorns. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, Fle)

Rodriguez ready despite somewhat strange start with Thorns

Jun. 25, 2020 12:40 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Raquel Rodriguez was on her way to join her new National Women’s Soccer League team when sports were suddenly shut down by the coronavirus. It certainly wasn’t an ideal start for the Costa Rican striker with the Portland Thorns. Rodriguez nonetheless bonded —...

FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, United States forward Megan Rapinoe (15) runs over to take a corner kick during the second half of a SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Spain, in Harrison, N.J. U.S. national team players Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath and Christen Press have opted out of the National Women's Soccer League tournament kicking off this weekend in Utah.  (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)

Rapinoe, Press among players opting out of NWSL tournament

Jun. 23, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

U.S. national team players Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath and Christen Press have opted out of the National Women's Soccer League tournament kicking off this weekend in Utah. Heath and Press, who played with Rapinoe on the champion World Cup team last summer in France, cited concerns about the coronavirus....