Latest Women's soccer News

FIFA to consider four bids to host 2023 Women's World Cup

Dec. 13, 2019 2:06 PM EST

FIFA has received bids from Brazil, Japan, Colombia and a joint bid from Australia and New Zealand to host the 2023 Women's World Cup. Soccer's international governing body will now assess the bids, which will include visiting each country. Evaluations will be submitted to the FIFA Council and a vote on the host...

Julie Ertz named US Soccer women's player of the year

Dec. 13, 2019 12:42 PM EST

Julie Ertz was named the U.S. Soccer women's Player of the Year on Friday for the second time. Ertz, a versatile midfielder who also won the award in 2017, was on the U.S. teams that won World Cup championships in 2015 and again this summer in France. Ertz, who played a more defensive role in 2015, scored her...

South Korea withdraws bid for 2023 Women's World Cup

Dec. 13, 2019 4:45 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has withdrawn from the bidding to host the 2023 Women's World Cup. The Korea Football Association made the announcement hours before Friday's deadline for candidates to submit completed bid books to soccer's governing body, FIFA. The KFA said it initially pushed to...

Christian Pulisic US Soccer male player of year for 2nd time

Dec. 12, 2019 2:52 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Christian Pulisic was voted the U.S. Soccer Federation male player of the year, at 21 becoming the youngest to earn the honor for the second time. Pulisic also won the award in 2017. Landon Donovan was 22 when he won the second of his four awards in 2004. Pulisic had five goals and three...

RuPaul, Tony Hawk, Maya Angelou join California Hall of Fame

Dec. 11, 2019 2:45 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Drag queen and TV star RuPaul, late poet Maya Angelou and skateboarding legend Tony Hawk were among 10 people inducted Tuesday night into the California Hall of Fame. The others were Brandi Chastain, two-time Women’s World Cup soccer champion and Olympic gold medalist;...

Rapinoe named Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year

Dec. 9, 2019 6:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. national team star Megan Rapinoe has been named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated. Rapinoe, FIFA Player of the Year and a two-time World Cup winner, including this year's tournament in France, was selected for dominating “the world's game, on the world's stage,...

Stanford women win NCAA soccer title, beating NC on PKs

Dec. 9, 2019 12:42 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Kiara Pickett drilled home a penalty kick after freshman goalkeeper Katie Meyer saved the previous shot to lift Stanford past North Carolina 5-4 on penalty kicks after a scoreless draw Sunday night in the NCAA championship game. The Cardinal (24-1) won their third overall title and...

UNC downs Washington St. 2-1 in NCAA women's semifinal

Dec. 7, 2019 12:13 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Alexis Strickland scored the go-ahead goal on a header in the 38th minute and North Carolina held off Washington State 2-1 on Friday in the semifinals of the NCAA Women's College Cup. The top-seeded Tar Heels (24-1-1) advanced to Sunday's championship game against Stanford, which...

U.S. Soccer president takes issue with image of organization

Dec. 6, 2019 9:28 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro took issue with the image of a leaderless organization with no CEO and a poor work environment, though he acknowledged room to improve. “I think it's unfair to characterize us as being leaderless and in crisis,” he said following...

Male video takes on viral feminist anthem stir ire in Mexico

Dec. 6, 2019 9:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Born in Chile, the feminist anthem “A Rapist in Your Path” has become an international phenomenon, with activists in countries from Latin America to the U.S. and Europe staging public performance to denounce violence and human rights abuses against women. Almost as...