Latest Women's soccer News

Iran women attend FIFA soccer game for first time in decades

Oct. 10, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — They had to sit well apart from the men, and the stadium was practically empty, but thousands of Iranian women in merry jester hats and face paint blew horns and cheered Thursday at the first FIFA soccer match they were allowed to freely attend in decades. In what many considered a...

Iranian women watch a FIFA soccer match kickoff after being freely allowed into a stadium for the first time in decades

Oct. 10, 2019 9:33 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian women watch a FIFA soccer match kickoff after being freely allowed into a stadium for the first time in decades.

US women counter soccer federation's assertions on pay

Oct. 7, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

U.S. Soccer was misleading when it asserted some players for the women's national team made more money than their male counterparts, the women's team players said in court documents filed Monday. The players say in the documents that the men's pay would have been far greater if they'd had the same success on the...

US plays to 1-1 draw in final game for retiring coach Ellis

Oct. 6, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Megan Rapinoe will miss Jill Ellis running the U.S. women's national team. "A lot, I think," star forward Rapinoe said after the U.S. tied South Korea 1-1 on Sunday in the final game for Ellis on the exhibition tour of the two-time Women's World Cup champions. "It's such an intimate...

US women's soccer coach Jill Ellis preps for last game

Oct. 5, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Retiring U.S. Soccer women's national team coach Jill Ellis already knows she'll be emotional on Sunday at Soldier Field. The two-time FIFA women's coach of the year will lead the World Cup champions in the finale of their six-game victory tour when the U.S. team faces South Korea. "We built...

US national women’s team beats South Korea 2-0

Oct. 3, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Megan Rapinoe had two assists in her first national team game since the World Cup and the United States beat South Korea 2-0 on Thursday night for its 17th straight victory. Coach Jill Ellis earned her 106th victory as coach of the United States, passing Tony DiCicco for most wins...

US Soccer opposes USWNT request for class certification

Oct. 1, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

The U.S. Soccer Federation has filed a motion opposing the U.S. women's national team's request to certify the players' lawsuit seeking equitable pay as a class action. The women filed their motion for class certification on Sept. 11, asking the court to include in the lawsuit all players called up to the...

Walker returns, Locastro lifts D'backs over Padres in 9th

Sep. 29, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Long after his day was done and the Arizona Diamondbacks' season had ended, Taijuan Walker was still in uniform in a clubhouse abuzz with teammates saying their goodbyes to one another. in a thrilling 1-0 win over the San Diego Padres, He didn't have time to change, having taken extra time...

Detroit to get new women's soccer team in 2020

Sep. 29, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit is getting a new women's soccer team. Detroit City Football Club announced Saturday that it'll launch a women's team in 2020 to play in United Women's Soccer, a second-tier league. Sean Mann is the CEO of Detroit City FC and says that the organization has grown every year and adding...

Felix, other top stars, fight track's pregnancy penalty

Sep. 28, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — For decades, the message to women in track and field was crystal clear: get pregnant, lose sponsorship money. A rebellion led by some of the sport's top runners, Allyson Felix, Kara Goucher and Alysia Montano, is helping to change that. Two months after the U.S. women's soccer players...