Latest Megan Rapinoe News

Judge grants USWNT class status in discrimination lawsuit

Nov. 9, 2019 4:18 PM EST

The U.S. women's national team has been granted class status in its lawsuit against U.S. Soccer that alleges gender discrimination in compensation and working conditions. U.S. District Court Judge R. Gary Klausner's ruling Friday in Los Angeles expands the case beyond the 28 players who originally brought the...

Carli Lloyd scores twice, US holds off Sweden 3-2

Nov. 8, 2019 10:08 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New coach. Same result. Carli Lloyd scored twice, Christen Press added a goal and the United States held off Sweden 3-2 on Thursday night at Mapfre Stadium, giving Vlatko Andonovski a victory in his first match as head coach. The U.S. is 19-1-3 in 2019 and has a 22-match unbeaten...

Australian men, women soccer players close gender pay gap

Nov. 7, 2019 8:28 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's football federation and players' union say they have agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement that closes the pay gap between the men's and women's national teams. The new four-year CBA announced on Wednesday ensures the Socceroos and Matildas receive a 24% share of an...

Stanford women get special opportunity to face top Americans

Nov. 2, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — With USA on her uniform this time, Nneka Ogwumike dazzled as she has always done in Maples Pavilion. Grinning afterward, she reminded everyone, "I'm still undefeated at Maples." Tara VanDerveer's young Stanford team put on an impressive show of its own hosting U.S. stars Ogwumike,...

Curry breaks left hand in another embarrassing Warriors loss

Oct. 31, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In what has already been a rough start to the season for the Warriors, now Stephen Curry is down. A two-time MVP, Golden State's longest-tenured player and its oldest at age 31. The heart and soul of his team. Curry broke his left hand and became the latest injured Warriors player when...

NC Courage defends NWSL title with 4-0 win over Chicago

Oct. 28, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Debinha scored in the fourth minute and the North Carolina Courage beat the Chicago Red Stars 4-0 Sunday for their second straight National Women's Soccer League title. Jessica McDonald, Crystal Dunn and Sam Mewis added goals for the Courage, which won the NWSL Shield for the third...

Players to go on strike in Spanish women's soccer league

Oct. 23, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Players in the Spanish women's soccer league have decided to go on strike after failing to reach a deal with clubs over working hours and minimum wages, the latest fight by female athletes worldwide for greater equality with men. Around 200 players met in Madrid late Tuesday and voted in...

Courage host Reign, Thorns visit Red Stars in NWSL semis

Oct. 18, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

Don't be so quick to hand the North Carolina Courage the National Women's Soccer League championship, Megan Rapinoe says. Rapinoe's Reign FC visit the Courage on Sunday in one NWSL semifinal match, while the Portland Thorns play at the Chicago Red Stars in the other. The Courage, who finished atop the league...

Megan Rapinoe enjoys whirlwind, focuses on soccer pay fight

Oct. 18, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Rapinoe is enjoying the whirlwind of a two-time World Cup winner. She picked up the FIFA Player of the Year award in Milan rocking a deeper shade of lavender hair, sent off retiring U.S. coach Jill Ellis with an undefeated victory tour and kept up the fight for pay equity against the...

Soccer star Rapinoe, boxer Shields win sportswomen of year

Oct. 17, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe and boxer Claressa Shields have been honored as Sportswomen of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation. They won in the team and individual categories, the awards coming at the foundation's 40th annual Salute to Women in Sports. Rapinoe led the U.S. to victory at the World Cup in...