Latest FIFA Women's World Cup News

U.S. Soccer, players formally sign equal pay agreements

Sep. 06, 2022 21:39 PM EDT

Representatives for the men's and women's U.S. national teams on Tuesday signed their historic collective bargaining agreements with U.S. Soccer, formally closing a long and sometimes acrimonious fight over equal pay. The federation announced in May that it had struck separate...

Lavelle's goal gives the US women a 2-1 victory over Nigeria

Sep. 06, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rose Lavelle scored the go-ahead goal and the U.S. women's national team won its 13th straight match with a 2-1 victory over Nigeria on Tuesday night. The United States also benefitted from an own goal to extend the team's unbeaten streak on American soil to 71...

Sophia Smith scores twice, US women defeat Nigeria 4-0

Sep. 03, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Sophia Smith scored a pair of first-half goals and the U.S. women's national team defeated Nigeria 4-0 Saturday as both teams prepare for next summer's World Cup. The United States has a 70-game unbeaten streak on American soil — 63 wins and seven draws....

Reports: Iran allows women to attend Tehran soccer game

Aug. 25, 2022 11:01 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In a rare move, authorities in Iran allowed women to attend a soccer game at the Tehran Azadi stadium in the Iranian capital on Thursday evening, local media reported. Videos posted on social media show women inside the stadium as the national league game...

Dunn to train with US women ahead of games against Nigeria

Aug. 22, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

Defender Crystal Dunn will return to practice with the U.S. women's national team as it prepares for the 2023 Women's World Cup with a pair of exhibition matches next month against Nigeria. Dunn is not quite match fit after the birth of her son in May, but she'll join the team to...

At 37, O'Reilly nets winner 4 minutes into Women's CL debut

Aug. 18, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

MURSKA SOBOTA, Slovenia (AP) — Former United States international Heather O'Reilly scored just four minutes into her Women's Champions League debut to give Irish team Shelbourne a 1-0 win over Slovenian club Pomurje on Thursday in the first round of qualifying for the group stage. ...

England-US women's game at Wembley sells out in one day

Aug. 03, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — England's women's soccer team is continuing to generate unprecedented fan interest following its European Championship victory, with its planned game against the United States at Wembley Stadium in October selling out in less than a day. The game pitting the European...

Women's final will cap Olympic soccer tournament in Paris

Jul. 28, 2022 07:25 AM EDT

The Olympic soccer competition at the 2024 Paris Games will conclude with the women's final — instead of the men's — for the first time. FIFA announced the Olympic soccer competition schedule on Wednesday. The governing body also said there will be no double-headers in France,...

Ian Darke to broadcast for Fox during this year's World Cup

Jul. 26, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ian Darke will call play-by-play for Fox at this year’s World Cup after working the 2010 and 2014 tournaments for ESPN. Darke becomes the third play-by-play commentator announced by Fox for this year’s tournament, to be played in Qatar from Nov. 21 to Dec....

Hope Solo pleads guilty to DWI, gets 30-day sentence, fine

Jul. 26, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Former U.S. women’s national team star goalkeeper Hope Solo pleaded guilty Monday to driving while impaired, almost four months after she was found passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle in North Carolina with her 2-year-old twins inside. Solo also...