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US Soccer Federation chief legal officer Lydia Wahlke quits

May. 21, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Lydia Wahlke has resigned as chief legal officer of the U.S. Soccer Federation, two months after she was placed on administrative leave. The federation announced her departure in a note to staff Thursday and said she will be a consultant through Sept. 15. Wahlke was put on leave after USSF...

American Indiana Vassilev, Aston Villa reach 2-year deal

May. 19, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

American forward Indiana Vassilev has agreed to a two-year contract with Aston Villa after making his Premier League debut in January. The 19-year-old made his senior team debut on Jan. 4 against Fulham and made his first Premier League appearance 14 days later at Brighton. He has four appearances overall during...

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 17, 2019 file photo, Borussia Dortmund's Gio Reyna, left, reacts after missing a shot against Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Bryan Meredith during a friendly soccer match, in Seattle. American youngster Gio Reyna's first Bundesliga start for Borussia Dortmund was foiled Saturday, May 16, 2020 by a pre-match injury. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)

US youngster Reyna's 1st Bundesliga start foiled by injury

May. 16, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Gio Reyna was set to make his first professional start when Germany's Bundesliga resumed Saturday following a two-month break cause by the new coronavirus, but the 17-year-old American got hurt during warmups before Dortmund's match against Schalke. Reyna made his debut for...

Under new leadership, USSF settles 1st of 4 lawsuits

May. 15, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation under new president Cindy Parlow Cone settled the first of several long-running lawsuits. The USSF and the U.S. Soccer Foundation reached an agreement that ended a lawsuit filed by the charitable organization in December 2018. Established in 1991 to receive the...

FILE - In this Aug.11, 2019 file photo, Alex Morgan arrives at the Teen Choice Awards in Hermosa Beach, Calif.  The U.S. national soccer team star has become a mom just in time for Mother’s Day. Morgan announced Saturday, May 9, 2020, on social media that she gave birth to daughter Charlie Elena Carrasco on Thursday, May 7. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Alex Morgan gives birth to girl 3 days before Mother's Day

May. 10, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

U.S. national soccer team star Alex Morgan has become a mom just in time for Mother’s Day. Morgan announced Saturday on social media that she gave birth to daughter Charlie Elena Carrasco at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Charlie weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces. “She made us wait longer than expected, but I should...

FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, United States' Megan Rapinoe, left, talks to her teammate Alex Morgan, right, after winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match against Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. Players for the U.S. women’s national team may have been dealt a blow by a judge’s ruling in their gender discrimination case against U.S. Soccer, but the case is far from over. On Friday a federal judge threw out the players' unequal pay in a surprising loss for the defending World Cup champions. But the judge allowed aspects of their allegations of discriminatory working conditions to go to trial. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

Women's soccer players ask for equal pay appeal, trial delay

May. 8, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

American women’s soccer players want to delay a trial until after an appellate court reviews last week's decision to throw out their claim of unequal pay while allowing allegations of discriminatory work conditions to move forward. Lawyers for the women filed a motion Friday night asking U.S. District...

Kara Winger uses a cable system to simulate throwing a javelin as she trains outside her home in Colorado Springs, Colo., Wednesday, April 29, 2020. The renovated home of three-time Olympic javelin thrower Kara Winger now has all the training amenities she needs, including cable. No premium channels on this cable. It’s just a basic wire she and her husband installed in the backyard to help her work on her technique. She throws a metal pipe along the angled cable to simulate javelin tosses. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Cable ready: US javelin standout making most of home setup

May. 8, 2020 2:24 AM EDT

The renovated home of three-time Olympic javelin thrower Kara Winger now has all the training amenities she needs, including cable. No premium channels available on this cable, though. It’s just a basic wire she and her husband installed in the backyard to help her work on her technique. She throws a metal...

FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, United States' Megan Rapinoe, left, talks to her teammate Alex Morgan, right, after winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match against Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. Players for the U.S. women’s national team may have been dealt a blow by a judge’s ruling in their gender discrimination case against U.S. Soccer, but the case is far from over. On Friday a federal judge threw out the players' unequal pay in a surprising loss for the defending World Cup champions. But the judge allowed aspects of their allegations of discriminatory working conditions to go to trial. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

US women's team players have options after setback in court

May. 4, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

Players for the U.S. women’s national team may have been dealt a blow by a judge’s ruling in their gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation but the case is far from over. The women have vowed to keep up the fight, encouraged by the likes of Joe Biden, Billie Jean King and...

FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo,  United States' Megan Rapinoe lifts up a trophy after winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. The  global players' association released its report on the state of  women's soccer, after warning that the coronavirus  outbreak could have a disastrous impact following the gains of last summer's Women's World Cup.  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

Women’s soccer loses equal pay bid; other claims await trial

May. 2, 2020 11:32 AM EDT

A federal judge threw out the unequal pay claim by players on the U.S. women's national soccer team in a surprising loss for the defending World Cup champions but allowed their allegation of discriminatory working conditions to go to trial. Players led by Alex Morgan sued in March 2019, claiming they have not...

FIFA probe: First banks admit money laundering role

May. 1, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An Israeli bank and its Swiss subsidiary agreed to pay over $30 million for their role in conspiring to launder more than $20 million in kickbacks to soccer officials, becoming the first financial institutions implicated in the FIFA scandal to reach a resolution with U.S. prosecutors. Bank...