Latest Women's soccer News

Correction: Sports Matter story

Jul. 22, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In some versions of a July 19 story about the Sports Matter initiative, The Associated Press erroneously identified the RAND Corp. as the RAND Institute. A corrected version of the story is below: NFL 2019: Camps set to open in sweltering conditions As teams settle in at sweltering training...

Secret brand deodorant donates $529,000 to US women's soccer

Jul. 14, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble, a sponsor of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, is now supporting its members' fight for equal pay. The company, which supports U.S. soccer through its Secret deodorant brand, says it will donate $529,000 — $23,000 for each of the 23 players on the U.S. team...

Soccer player celebrates World Cup win with dance from J. Lo

Jul. 13, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carli Lloyd of the U.S. women's national soccer team celebrated her recent World Cup victory with a lap dance from J. Lo. Jennifer Lopez pulled Lloyd from the audience to the stage at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Friday night, working her sensual moves on the soccer star. After...

Women's World Cup champ's hotel room burglarized

Jul. 12, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The celebration was cut short for a member of the World Cup champion U.S. women's soccer team after she discovered someone had burglarized her hotel room in Los Angeles. Allie Long tweeted on Thursday it happened after the team was honored at The ESPYS on Wednesday night. Long wrote...

Rose Bowl statue honors Brandi Chastain's '99 World Cup win

Jul. 11, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A statue capturing Brandi Chastain's iconic reaction to scoring the U.S. team's winning goal in the 1999 Women's World Cup has been unveiled outside the Rose Bowl. Chastain was on hand for the unveiling Wednesday, the 20th anniversary of the historic win which coincided with...

Alex Morgan, US women's soccer team honored at The ESPYS

Jul. 11, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. women's national soccer team celebrated its Women's World Cup victory on both coasts Wednesday, honored with a ticker tape parade in New York City before jetting to the West Coast and collecting trophies at The ESPYS. Alex Morgan won female athlete of the year and shared the...

NYC police probe defaced Rapinoe posters

Jul. 10, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say they are investigating after posters featuring U.S women's soccer team player Megan Rapinoe (ruh-PEE'-noh) were defaced with derogatory slurs. Police said Wednesday the vandalism, which was discovered inside the Bryant Park subway station in midtown Manhattan on...

Fans celebrate World Cup champs, rally for equal pay

Jul. 10, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Adoring fans packed New York City's Canyon of Heroes on Wednesday amid a blizzard of confetti to praise the World Cup-winning U.S. women's national soccer team as leaders on the field and advocates for pay equity off it. Crowds chanted "USA! USA!" and workers sounded air horns from a...

The Latest: Soccer federation head: Women deserve fair pay

Jul. 10, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a New York City parade and ceremony honoring the U.S. women's national soccer team (all times local): 12:35 p.m. U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro says female athletes "deserve fair and equitable pay." Fans of the World Cup champion U.S. women's national soccer...

NY expands pay equity law on day honoring US soccer team

Jul. 10, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state expanded a state law Wednesday that prohibits gender pay discrimination, making it illegal to pay someone less based on characteristics including race, religion, disability or gender identity. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the changes into law in Manhattan, just...