Latest Women's soccer News

Man United women's game abandoned after Charlton player hurt

Jan. 13, 2019 12:26 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A women's soccer game between Manchester United and Charlton was abandoned Sunday after an injury to a player. Charlton winger Charlotte Kerr was hurt in a collision as United took the lead in the 10th minute of the second-tier FA Women's Championship match. Charlton said players returned to...

Davidson goes No. 1 in NWSL draft, will skip senior year

Jan. 10, 2019 5:38 PM EST

Defender Tierna Davidson, who decided to skip her senior season at Stanford to play professionally in the National Women's Soccer League, went to the Chicago Red Stars with the No. 1 pick in the league's draft Thursday. Davidson, named U.S. Soccer's Young Player of the Year for her play last season, is also a...

Defending champion US women to open camp ahead of World Cup

Jan. 4, 2019 5:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Two goals away from reaching 100 for her career, forward Alex Morgan is on the roster for the U.S. women's national team as it opens training camp ahead of the World Cup in France this summer. Morgan was among 26 players named to the roster by coach Jill Ellis on Friday. The defending...

Status of women at Italian game in Saudi Arabia criticized

Jan. 3, 2019 11:53 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Facing increasing criticism by government members over the decision to play the Italian Super Cup in Saudi Arabia, Serie A's president is hailing the match as a "historic" opportunity for Saudi women to attend an international soccer game. After tickets for the Jan. 16 game between Juventus and...

Most memorable games of 2018 required working overtime

Dec. 31, 2018 3:26 PM EST

This was a year when many of the most memorable games required working overtime. There was Alabama's sudden victory in the college football championship, not to mention the U.S. women capturing Olympic gold in a thrilling hockey shootout. Of course, we'll long remember that 18-inning marathon at the World Series....

The name game: A few athletes who figure to emerge in 2019

Dec. 30, 2018 12:50 PM EST

Expect to see a whole lot more of this in 2019: Duke forward Zion Williamson dunking and dominating. The rim-rattling talent of Williamson figures to lead the Blue Devils on a deep NCAA Tournament run and, should he declare, possibly become a top pick in the NBA draft. Williamson is a name you're already getting...

Cindy Parlow Cone lone candidate for USSF VP

Dec. 20, 2018 1:46 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. forward Cindy Parlow Cone is the only candidate running to become vice president of the U.S. Soccer Federation. The election takes place Feb. 16 at Scottsdale, Arizona, during the U.S. Soccer Federation's annual general meeting. The USSF said Thursday she was the only person to...

Goalie Zack Steffen voted USSF male player of 2018

Dec. 18, 2018 1:35 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Goalkeeper Zack Steffen was voted the U.S. Soccer Federation's Male Player of the Year for 2018, the first year since 1987 the Americans did not play a competitive match. Steffen received 44 percent of the votes, followed by midfielders Tyler Adams (38 percent) and Weston McKennie (16...

US Soccer's Young Player of the Year works back from injury

Dec. 13, 2018 5:40 PM EST

Instead of wallowing in her ankle injury, defender Tierna Davidson did a lot of cheering — and even some self-styled coaching — from the sidelines. U.S. Soccer's Young Player of the Year saw her stellar national team debut season cut short by a fractured ankle while playing for Stanford in...

FIFA bans head of Afghan soccer after allegations by players

Dec. 12, 2018 10:07 AM EST

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has provisionally banned the head of the Afghanistan soccer federation following accusations of sexual and physical abuse of female players. In a statement, FIFA says Afghanistan Football Federation president Keramuudin Karim's 90-day suspension "may be extended pending proceedings on...