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Abuse in women's pro soccer league was systemic, report says

Oct. 03, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

An independent investigation into the scandals that erupted in the National Women's Soccer League last season found emotional abuse and sexual misconduct were systemic in the sport, impacting multiple teams, coaches and players, according to a report released Monday. “Abuse in the...

Turmoil at home swirls around Iran team ahead of World Cup

Oct. 01, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Political issues are swirling around the Iran men’s soccer team amid turmoil on the streets at home just weeks before the World Cup where it will play the United States, Wales and England. At home in Iran, two weeks of demonstrations and a violent crackdown by state...

US Soccer Federation hires ad tech company cofounder as CEO

Sep. 26, 2022 19:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — JT Batson, cofounder of the advertising technology company Hudson MX, was hired Monday as CEO and secretary general of the U.S. Soccer Federation. The 40-year-old replaces Will Wilson, the uncle of former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. Wilson announced...

Spanish women's soccer in turmoil after player revolt

Sep. 23, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish soccer is in turmoil after 15 players on the women’s national team pulled out of the squad saying their coach has “significantly” affected their “emotional state” and their health. Late Thursday, the federation announced that the 15 players...

US Soccer investigation into NWSL misconduct nearing end

Sep. 12, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

U.S. Soccer says an investigation into alleged abuse and misconduct in the National Women's Soccer League is expected to be completed by early next month. The investigation, led by former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates, was initiated last fall after North Carolina Courage...

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...

Soccer returning to Jacksonville with Tebow-backed franchise

Sep. 05, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — An ownership group including former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Tim Tebow has acquired the rights to form a new franchise within the United Soccer League, aiming to return professional soccer to Jacksonville in 2025. Pending successful progress on...

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....

Team: Thorns owner disclosed coach was fired for cause

Sep. 02, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When Portland Thorns owner Merritt Paulson was contacted in 2019 about former coach Paul Riley's interest in becoming coach of the U.S. women's national team, he disclosed Riley had been fired by the team for cause but Paulson didn't try to shape a decision, the team said. ...