Latest FIFA Women's World Cup News

NWSL's 7th season opens, looks for bump in World Cup year

Apr. 13, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The NWSL opens its seventh season this weekend with some lingering questions about its health, but also the encouraging possibility of a "bump" from the World Cup. The National Women's Soccer League has already outlasted any of the other previous pro women's leagues in the United...

Donovan, Arena hired as Fox CONCACAF Gold Cup analysts

Apr. 12, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. and LA Galaxy star Landon Donovan will be a studio analyst for Fox's coverage of the CONCACAF Gold Cup along with his national team and club coach Bruce Arena. Donovan also worked for Fox during the 2016 Copa America and the 2017 Gold Cup. Fox said Friday that Cobi Jones and...

Carli Lloyd still driven to fight for more World Cup glory

Apr. 8, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carli Lloyd realizes millions of casual soccer fans don't follow the international game outside the World Cup. Some American fans haven't paid close attention to the U.S. women's national team since Lloyd got her iconic hat trick to win the Final four years ago in Vancouver. When those...

Pugh scores 2 and US women beat Australia 5-3 in exhibition

Apr. 5, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Mallory Pugh heard the cheers from the hometown fans when she came onto the field early in the second half. The cheers were deafening when she scored 37 seconds later. "That's never happened before," she said. "I knew going in I wanted to make a difference and play the role I...

LUNA Bar pledges to make up roster pay gap for US women

Apr. 2, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

The maker of LUNA Bar brand nutrition bars has pledged to pay $31,250 to each of the players who make the U.S. roster for the Women's World Cup, an amount the company says makes up the difference between bonuses for the men's and women's national teams. California-based Clif Bar & Company announced the...

Naeher sets sights on World Cup with her usual calm

Apr. 2, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

When Alyssa Naeher was a college freshman, a senior Penn State teammate told her she couldn't afford to be intimidated. The U.S. national team goalkeeper still carries the advice that Ali Krieger gave her as she readies for the upcoming World Cup. She's not only undaunted by the opponents she faces, she's...

Women's soccer gets another boost with huge crowd in Italy

Mar. 28, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The setting was a major European soccer stadium, the actors on the grassy stage were playing themselves, and the scene was an Italian league women's match — one like never before. More than 39,000 people packed into the Allianz Stadium to watch Juventus Women beat Fiorentina Women 1-0...

Fox to use 5 commentary teams at Women's World Cup

Mar. 21, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox will use five commentary crews for its broadcast of this year's Women's World Cup, basing two teams in France and the others in its Los Angeles studio. JP Dellacamera and former national team midfielder Aly Wagner were announced last month as the lead team for the tournament, which...

FIFA to make public the vote for 2023 Women's World Cup

Mar. 16, 2019 9:58 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — FIFA has agreed to make public its vote on the host for the 2023 Women's World Cup. The organization's decision-making body is becoming more transparent after concerns were raised last month that the women's tournament wouldn't fully follow the new voting process for the men's World Cup. The...

US Soccer president says women's lawsuit a surprise

Mar. 15, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro said the governing body was surprised when women's national team players sued alleging gender discrimination. Cordeiro said in a statement Friday the USSF is reviewing the suit filed a week ago. He spoke with some of the players this week and said he hopes for...