Latest Women's soccer News

Ex-USC coach, parent to plead guilty in college bribery scam

Apr. 23, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former University of Southern California soccer coach and a California insurance executive became the latest people to agree to plead guilty in a college admissions cheating scandal that has netted prominent parents and Hollywood stars, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Laura Janke, who was...

Lyon, Barca win 1st legs of Women's Champions League semis

Apr. 21, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Defending champion Lyon defeated Chelsea 2-1 Sunday in the Women's Champions League semifinals, and Barcelona beat host Bayern Munich 1-0. Watched by a crowd of almost 23,000, Delphine Cascarino opened the scoring for Lyon in the 27th minute and Amandine Henry doubled the lead for the...

Ronaldo plays key role as Juventus wins 8th straight title

Apr. 20, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo played a key role in the winning goal and Juventus beat Fiorentina 2-1 Saturday to clinch a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title. It's the first time in Europe's five major leagues — Italy, England, Spain, Germany and France — that a club has won eight...

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...

Canadian Women's Hockey League going out of business

Mar. 31, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

The Canadian Women's Hockey League's abrupt decision to cease operations leaves North America with one pro league, and opens questions regarding the future of the women's sport on both sides of the border. "Unfortunately, while the on-ice hockey is exceptional, the business model has proven to be economically...