Latest FIFA Women's World Cup News

Ellis says biennial Women's World Cup can help grow the game

Oct. 18, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

Former U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis is now leading a group that is exploring a biennial Women's World Cup as a way to grow the game, but insists the controversial plan isn't a foregone conclusion. FIFA revealed aspirations last month to redraft the calendar...

IOC voices Olympic concern at FIFA's biennial World Cup plan

Oct. 16, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The International Olympic Committee said on Saturday it has “concerns” about FIFA’s push for soccer World Cups every two years. Though IOC President Thomas Bach said last month “we will not interfere in this discussion,” his organization stepped...

Adams: US was `just a little bit naive' in early qualifiers

Oct. 04, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tyler Adams admits American players weren't fully ready last month for the physical, fast-paced start of World Cup qualifying in CONCACAF, where fields in Central America can by dry and bumpy, and atmospheres intimidating. “Maybe we were just a...

US Soccer asks 9th Circuit to uphold ruling against players

Sep. 22, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation has urged the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a lower court’s decision to throw out the wage discrimination portion of a lawsuit filed by members of the women’s national team, arguing the law doesn't require the federation to pay...

Carli Lloyd scores 5 goals, US women rout Paraguay 9-0

Sep. 16, 2021 22:33 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — No Carli Lloyd isn't reconsidering her retirement — even after a five-goal game. Lloyd hit a career high for goals in the U.S. national team's 9-0 rout of Paraguay on Thursday night. The 39-year-old forward has just three more games with the team...

Alex Morgan: New contract must not cut existing compensation

Sep. 15, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

Alex Morgan says the U.S. women's national team needs to make sure players aren't losing any of their existing compensation under the identical contract proposals the U.S. Soccer Federation has made to both the men's and women's teams. But the team is hopeful for a new...

US Soccer says it has offered men, women identical contracts

Sep. 14, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation said it had offered identical contract proposals Tuesday to the players' associations for the men's and women's national teams, and the governing body said it would refuse to agree to a deal in which World Cup prize money is not equalized. ...

US Soccer president asks men, women to equalize FIFA money

Sep. 10, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the U.S. Soccer Federation asked the unions of the women’s and men’s national teams to agree to equalize FIFA's World Cup prize money on their own. USSF President Cindy Parlow Cone sent an open letter Friday making the request, which...

World Cup winner Jill Ellis to advise on changes to soccer

Sep. 05, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis was hired by FIFA to be lead adviser on the future of women’s soccer as the governing body ramps up a campaign to turn the tournament into a biennial event. Ellis led the U.S. to titles in 2015 and 2019 before leaving. She is tasked to...

US forward Tobin Heath staying in English soccer at Arsenal

Sep. 03, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — United States international Tobin Heath is staying in English soccer. The 33-year-old forward signed for Arsenal in the Women’s Super League on Friday, having played at Manchester United last season. Heath has played 177 times for...