Latest Women's soccer News

US wins CONCACAF qualifying final 2-0 over Canada

Oct. 18, 2018 12:24 AM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Rose Lavelle is still trying to regain some of the confidence that was shaken when she was injured. Lavelle has been back to full strength for a while since battling a nagging hamstring injury, but it's the mental part that she's been working hard to overcome. On Wednesday night she...

Jamaica earns World Cup trip on penalties after draw

Oct. 17, 2018 8:39 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jamaica earned a spot in next year's Women's World Cup on penalties after a 2-2 draw with Panama on Wednesday in the third-place at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament. Both teams were vying for a first-ever trip to soccer's premier tournament. Panama still has a chance to qualify for...

US and North American rival Canada meet in qualifying final

Oct. 16, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — In truly Canadian fashion, Diana Matheson used the metric system to describe the heated soccer rivalry between Canada and the United States. "You're talking about two teams that want to beat each other and aren't going to give up — I'm not going to say an inch, I'm going to make...

Megan Rapinoe sees disparity as World Cup approaches

Oct. 15, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — With the Women's World Cup less than eight months away, U.S. national team midfielder Megan Rapinoe is dismayed by what she sees as ongoing issues of inequality in soccer. From uncertainty about the use of video review and the amount of prize money, to scheduling other tournament...

US headed to Women's World Cup with 6-0 win over Jamaica

Oct. 14, 2018 11:52 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. women's national team breezed through CONCACAF qualifying to secure a spot in the World Cup next year in France. The Americans still have to face Canada. "Just because we qualified for the World Cup doesn't mean we're going to take our foot off the gas," Alex Morgan said. "We...

Canada gets into Women's World Cup with 7-0 win over Panama

Oct. 14, 2018 10:15 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Christine Sinclair isn't concerned about chasing records. She's set her sights on the World Cup. Sinclair scored twice and Canada went on to secure a spot in next year's World Cup in France with a 7-0 victory over Panama on Sunday in the semifinals of the CONCACAF qualifying...

US guards against overconfidence in World Cup qualifying

Oct. 13, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Defender Becky Sauerbrunn said the memories of 2010 still drive her as the U.S. women's national team seeks to qualify for next year's World Cup in France. The United States lost in the semifinals of that year's CONCACAF qualifying tournament, sending the team to a third-place finish...

Canada downs Costa Rica 3-1 in World Cup qualifying tourney

Oct. 12, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Janine Beckie and Nichelle Prince scored in the first half and Canada went on to beat Costa Rica 3-1 on Thursday night in the final game of the group stage at the CONCACAF women's World Cup qualifying tournament. Canadian captain Christine Sinclair scored her 175th career goal in the...

Jamaica routs Cuba 9-0 in Women's World Cup qualifying

Oct. 11, 2018 9:40 PM EDT

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Jody Brown scored three goals and Jamaica routed Cuba 9-0 on Thursday night in their final group stage match at the CONCACAF women's World Cup qualifying tournament. Sashana Campbell added a pair of goals, and Khadija Shaw, Deneisha Blackwood and Marlo Sweatman also scored for the...

Wambach joins COPA90 coverage of Women's World Cup in France

Oct. 11, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

Abby Wambach lofted a trophy over her head at the last Women's World Cup. Now retired, her role for the 2019 World Cup will involve guiding the coverage of the event on social media for COPA90. She's joining COPA90 in advance of World Cup in France this summer. The appointment was announced on Thursday. COPA90 is...