Latest FIFA Women's World Cup News

US shakes off shocking loss, advances to Women's Gold Cup semis with a 3-0 win over Colombia

Mar. 03, 2024 23:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Six days after the United States got very publicly knocked down by Mexico, the Americans got back up and started swinging again — sometimes almost literally. The U.S. had more than enough toughness and talent to win a chippy match with Colombia and to keep...

Spain women celebrate another soccer title. This time without the distractions

Feb. 29, 2024 15:50 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s women’s soccer team is finally getting attention for its play on the field, rather than the behavior of its officials. Spain followed up its Women’s World Cup title in August with victory in the inaugural Women’s Nations League on Wednesday, and this...

The US women fought to raise the level of soccer worldwide, and now the competition is much tougher

Feb. 27, 2024 15:23 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. national team has fought for years to raise the level of women’s soccer across the globe, but that doesn't make its inevitable losses to teams it once dominated any easier. "People say that everyone’s catching up with us. Of course, and that’s...

US falls to Mexico for the second time ever, losing 2-0 in the Women's Gold Cup

Feb. 27, 2024 02:21 AM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Mexico beat the United States for the second time ever, getting goals from Lizbeth Ovalle and Mayra Pelayo for a 2-0 victory Monday night in the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup. The U.S. entered the game 40-1-1 against its rival, with its only previous loss a 2-1...

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...