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Afghan carry body of a woman who was killed in a stampede the city of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. At least 11 women were trampled to death when a stampede broke out Wednesday among thousands of Afghans waiting in a soccer stadium to get visas to Pakistan, officials said. (AP Photo/Wali Sabawoon)

Stampede kills 11 Afghans seeking visas to leave country

Oct. 21, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least 11 women were trampled to death when a stampede broke out Wednesday among thousands of Afghans waiting in a soccer stadium to get visas to leave the country, officials said. Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman for the governor of the eastern Nangarhar province, said another...

Tottenham Hotspur's Josie Green, left, tackles Manchester United's Leah Galton during the English Women's Super League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at the Hive stadium in London Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

English women's soccer targets titles, player development

Oct. 19, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — England’s soccer leadership has a couple of priorities for the women’s teams. Most immediately it’s deciding on a coach for the Olympics next month and whether Phil Neville should lead the British team in Japan. Then there’s an expectation that Neville’s...

Manchester United's Tobin Heath celebrates scoring against West Ham United during the FA Women's Super League match at Victoria Road Stadium, London, Sunday Oct. 18, 2020. (John Walton/PA via AP)

Heath, Press score for United; Morgan's Spurs debut delayed

Oct. 18, 2020 11:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Alex Morgan's Tottenham debut won't now be for another few weeks, but Tobin Heath and Christen Press are up and running — and scoring their first goals for Manchester United in contrasting fortunes for the American arrivals in the Women's Super League. Two weeks after their first...

OL Regin close out the fall series with 2-0 win over Utah

Oct. 17, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Sofia Huerta and Leah Pruitt scored and OL Reign beat the Utah Royals 2-0 on Saturday night in the final match of the National Women's Soccer League fall series. It was the first win of the series for the Reign (1-1-2). Each of the league's teams played a four-game series in local...

Pride come from behind to tie Courage 3-3

Oct. 17, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Ally Haran scored in stoppage time to give the Orlando Pride a 3-3 come-from-behind draw with the North Carolina Courage in a fall series match Saturday in the National Women's Soccer League. The Courage led 3-0 at the half. On a run from the midfield, Debinha scored against Pride...

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2014, file photo, Washington Spirit's Toni Pressley (3) yells as Seattle Reign FC's Sydney Leroux follows the ball during the first half of a NWSL semifinal soccer match in Seattle. Pressley was looking forward to a comeback season with the Orlando Pride this year after overcoming breast cancer. But then life threw the veteran defender another curve with the coronavirus pandemic and the impact it would ultimately have on the Pride, who were left out of this summer's Challenge Cup tournament. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Pride's Pressley returns to strange fall after cancer fight

Oct. 15, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

Toni Pressley was looking forward to a comeback season with the Orlando Pride after overcoming breast cancer. But then life threw the veteran defender another curve with the coronavirus pandemic and the impact it had on the Pride, who had to withdraw from this summer's Challenge Cup tournament because of positive...

Portland Thorns' Sophia Smith, right, and OL Reign's Shirley Cruz battle for possession during the first half of an NWSL soccer match at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Wash., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (Joshua Bessex/The News Tribune via AP)

Sinclair has two PKs and Thorns down the OL Reign 2-1

Oct. 10, 2020 10:17 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Christine Sinclair scored on a pair of penalty kicks and the Portland Thorns downed OL Reign 2-1 Saturday night to claim the National Women's Soccer League's Community Shield in the fall series. With the win, Portland (3-0-1) locked up the top spot in the fall series. The league...

Sky Blue closes out fall series with 3-1 win over Chicago

Oct. 10, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — Paige Monaghan scored two goals and Sky Blue capped the National Women's Soccer League fall series with a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday. Sky Blue finished the fall series 2-2-0 and moved into fourth place. The Red Stars, who advanced to the final of this...

Dash wrap up fall series with 2-1 win over Pride

Oct. 9, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Veronica Latsko scored in the 29th minute and the Houston Dash held off the Orlando Pride 2-1 in a National Women's Soccer League fall series match Friday. The Dash, which won the summer's Challenge Cup tournament in Utah, are currently in first place in the standings, wrapping up...

Stanford's Catarina Macario celebrates after scoring a penalty kick against North Carolina during a soccer match in San Jose, Calif., Dec. 8, 2019. Brazilian-born Stanford midfielder Macario is among the players who will take part in the U.S. women's national team training camp this month. The two-time winner of the MAC Hermann Trophy as the nation’s best college player, Macario had a Stanford single-season record of 32 goals and 23 assists last year. This is the first time Macario has been called into a senior national team camp. (Randy Vazquez/Bay Area News Group via AP)

Catarina Macario gets US camp call-up, citizenship in 1 day

Oct. 9, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

Brazilian-born Catarina Macario had an eventful day: she got called into training camp with the U.S. women’s national team and she became a U.S. citizen. The Stanford midfielder is one of four college players who were invited Thursday to take part in the U.S. team's first gathering in some seven months....