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US Soccer equalizes pay in milestone with women, men

May. 18, 2022 22:35 PM EDT

The U.S. Soccer Federation reached milestone agreements to pay its men's and women's teams equally, making the American national governing body the first in the sport to promise both sexes matching money. The federation on Wednesday announced separate collective bargaining...

EXPLAINER: US Soccer's equal pay play and what it means

May. 18, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

The U.S. Soccer Federation has agreed to pay its men’s and women’s national teams equally in a historic move that was years in the making. The collective bargaining agreements announced Wednesday include identical pay structures and equal distribution of World...

A look at agreements for US men's and women's soccer teams

May. 18, 2022 09:20 AM EDT

The U.S. Soccer Federation agreed to landmark collective bargaining agreements with its men's and women's teams, equalizing compensation for the first time. The CBAs announced Wednesday run through 2028. The USSF is the first national governing body to promise both sexes matching...

FIFA takes on EA Sports video game in soccer's new rivalry

May. 12, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The name “FIFA” can bring to mind images of the World Cup and soccer’s greatest players, like Pele, Zinedine Zidane or Lionel Messi. The acronym for the sport’s governing body may also remind some of shameless bribery and corruption. For many, though, it’s...

EA Sports and FIFA end partnership, both eye new video games

May. 10, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — Electronic Arts will stop making its hugely successful FIFA video game in its current name, marking a split in one of soccer’s most successful and lucrative partnerships after the sides failed to strike a new licensing deal. Instead, the California company said...

FIFA extends investigation of underage sexual abuse in Gabon

May. 03, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA extended an investigation into alleged systematic sexual abuse of underage players in Gabon by spreading suspensions to four soccer officials on Tuesday. FIFA said its ethics committee opened formal proceedings against Patrick Assoumou Eyi, league official Serge...

FIFA blockchain deal is first new US WCup sponsor since 2011

May. 02, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA got a first new American sponsor of the men's World Cup in 11 years on Monday, signing a deal for this year’s tournament in Qatar with blockchain technology provider Algorand. The deal is also a “technical partnership” to help FIFA develop a digital assets...

Infantino on Qatar: Migrant workers get pride from hard work

May. 02, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said migrant workers gain pride from hard work when he was questioned on Monday about workers suffering in Qatar while building World Cup infrastructure. Despite the abuses, Infantino claimed workers would feel proud at being given the chance to...

Carli Lloyd rejoins NJ/NY Gotham FC as minority owner

Apr. 27, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Two-time FIFA Player of the Year Carli Lloyd is re-joining NJ/NY Gotham FC as a minority owner, six months after retiring from the game. The National Women’s Soccer League announced the move Wednesday. The New Jersey native joins an ownership group led by...

Vancouver replaces Montreal as Canada 2026 World Cup site

Apr. 14, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

B.C. Place in British Columbia, Vancouver, has been added as a proposed site in Canada to host matches at the 2026 World Cup along with Edmonton, Alberta, and Toronto. FIFA made the announcement Thursday, nine months after Montreal dropped out when the Quebec provincial government...