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NWSL players say investment key to sustaining World Cup bump

Aug. 22, 2019 3:14 AM EDT

While record crowds at National Women's Soccer League games are evidence of a World Cup bump, players want the momentum to extend beyond the ticket office. Portland drew a league-record 25,218 fans to a game against the defending champion North Carolina Courage earlier this month, and last weekend Sky Blue staged...

ESPN adds worldwide rights to NWSL

Aug. 16, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN and the National Women's Soccer League have reached an agreement for worldwide rights to the league's remaining regular-season and playoff matches. ESPN already had rights to broadcast games in the United States. ESPN's international coverage Saturday features a doubleheader: the...

US women open victory tour, Ellis farewell, beat Ireland 3-0

Aug. 4, 2019 1:59 AM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino took time out of his vacation to drop by the Rose Bowl for a celebration of the newest women's World Cup champions. And Infantino is confident the next winners of that trophy will reap even bigger rewards in four years. Departing coach Jill Ellis and...

Ellis content to get off US women's soccer "roller coaster"

Aug. 2, 2019 9:58 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jill Ellis likened her tenure in charge of the U.S. women's national team to an amusement park ride. She also compared it to a tumultuous ride on a five-year wave. The most successful head coach in program history seems quite content to get off this merry-go-round on her own terms....

Wheeler leads Team Wilson to win at WNBA All-Star Game

Jul. 27, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Erica Wheeler hoped to make her All-Star debut an unforgettable one. She certainly did, walking away with the MVP award. Wheeler, who was the first undrafted player to debut in the league since 2003 to earn an All-Star spot, scored 25 points and led Team Wilson to a 129-126 victory over...

Score! Megan Rapinoe book to be published next year

Jul. 25, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Soccer star Megan Rapinoe has scored again, this time with a book deal. Penguin Press announced Thursday that Rapinoe's book, currently untitled, will be published in Fall 2020. Penguin is calling the book a "perfect vehicle" for an "honest, thoughtful, unapologetic" take on everything from...

Alex Morgan, US women's soccer team honored at The ESPYS

Jul. 11, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. women's national soccer team celebrated its Women's World Cup victory on both coasts Wednesday, honored with a ticker tape parade in New York City before jetting to the West Coast and collecting trophies at The ESPYS. Alex Morgan won female athlete of the year and shared the...

NYC police probe defaced Rapinoe posters

Jul. 10, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say they are investigating after posters featuring U.S women's soccer team player Megan Rapinoe (ruh-PEE'-noh) were defaced with derogatory slurs. Police said Wednesday the vandalism, which was discovered inside the Bryant Park subway station in midtown Manhattan on...

Fans celebrate World Cup champs, rally for equal pay

Jul. 10, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Adoring fans packed New York City's Canyon of Heroes on Wednesday amid a blizzard of confetti to praise the World Cup-winning U.S. women's national soccer team as leaders on the field and advocates for pay equity off it. Crowds chanted "USA! USA!" and workers sounded air horns from a...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Jul. 10, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: FREEDOM WINS WORLD CUP FOR AMERICA The Erie Times-News, July 9 Megan Rapinoe's strength lies in her fierce athletic prowess, of course, and also in her oh-so-American ability to speak clear-eyed truth, especially to power. In...