Latest Women's soccer News

US Soccer asks 9th Circuit to uphold ruling against players

Sep. 22, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation has urged the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a lower court’s decision to throw out the wage discrimination portion of a lawsuit filed by members of the women’s national team, arguing the law doesn't require the federation to pay...

Lavelle, Morgan shine as US women rout Paraguay again, 8-0

Sep. 21, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Rose Lavelle thrilled her hometown fans with a goal and three assists in the first 15 minutes, Alex Morgan scored three goals and the United States women routed Paraguay 8-0 in an exhibition on Tuesday night. The U.S. topped Paraguay by a combined...

USL to debut women's second-division pro league in 2023

Sep. 21, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The United Soccer League is launching a professional women's league that will compete as a second division below the top-tier National Women's Soccer League. The USL Super League will begin play in 2023. The organization plans to apply to U.S. Soccer...

Mallory Pugh energized in her return to national team

Sep. 20, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

Mallory Pugh was soccer's next big thing as a teenager but she has faded from the limelight as she struggled with injuries and consistency. Now healthy, Pugh has returned to the U.S. national team more determined than ever. Pugh had a career-high...

Carli Lloyd scores 5 goals, US women rout Paraguay 9-0

Sep. 16, 2021 22:33 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — No Carli Lloyd isn't reconsidering her retirement — even after a five-goal game. Lloyd hit a career high for goals in the U.S. national team's 9-0 rout of Paraguay on Thursday night. The 39-year-old forward has just three more games with the team...

Thorns awarded win and 3 points for forfeited Spirit game

Sep. 16, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

The Washington Spirit's postponed match against the Portland Thorns has been deemed a forfeit by the National Women's Soccer League. Portland will earn the victory and three points for the match, which was originally scheduled for Sept. 4 but postponed because of a...

Bucks hire Lisa Byington as TV play-by-play broadcaster

Sep. 15, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lisa Byington is making history as the Milwaukee Bucks’ new play-by-play voice on their television broadcasts. The Bucks announced the hiring Wednesday and said Byington is the first woman to work as a full-time television play-by-play announcer for...

Alex Morgan: New contract must not cut existing compensation

Sep. 15, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

Alex Morgan says the U.S. women's national team needs to make sure players aren't losing any of their existing compensation under the identical contract proposals the U.S. Soccer Federation has made to both the men's and women's teams. But the team is hopeful for a new...

The Latest: Taliban order Afghan squatters in Kandahar out

Sep. 15, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Impoverished Afghans living in a long-abandoned military compound in the southern city of Kandahar say they’re devastated by the Taliban order to expel them from their homes. Several hundred staged a rally against the order on Monday, saying...

The Latest: Afghan women soccer players enter Pakistan

Sep. 15, 2021 04:25 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD--- Members of Afghanistan’s women soccer team and their families arrived in Pakistan after fleeing their country in the wake of the Taliban's takeover, local media said Wednesday. It was unclear how many Afghan women players and their family members were...