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Former Brazil player Richarlyson says he is bisexual

Jun. 24, 2022 22:56 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Former Brazil and Sao Paulo midfielder Richarlyson said in a podcast on Friday that he is bisexual, a rare revelation in a country where macho culture in soccer is rife. He is the first player from a Brazilian top-flight team to say he's bisexual. ...

Title IX: Scurry's career, law forever linked at Smithsonian

Jun. 22, 2022 22:26 PM EDT

Briana Scurry’s U.S. national soccer team jersey is at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in a permanent display that notes the contribution of Title IX to leveling the playing field. The law helped paved the way for the Black goalkeeper to...

The 16 venues picked to host World Cup matches in 2026

Jun. 16, 2022 23:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A look at the 16 venues hosting soccer matches at the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada: ___ ARLINGTON, TEXAS AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, is the largest venue in the NFL. The stadium, which...

Tobin Heath acquired by Reign, expected to report next week

Jun. 16, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — OL Reign have acquired the rights to forward Tobin Heath from Racing Louisville. The Reign signed Heath for the rest of the National Women's Soccer League season, with an option for 2023. She will join the team next week. In exchange, Louisville...

Rapinoe, Morgan back for US for World Cup qualifiers

Jun. 13, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan have been included on the U.S. roster for next month's CONCACAF W Championship, which will determine four of the region's teams in the 2023 Women's World Cup. Rapinoe and Morgan have not been on a U.S. roster since last October as coach Vlatko...

Angel City's Christen Press has torn ACL in right knee

Jun. 13, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

Angel City forward Christen Press has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee. Press was injured during Saturday's game against Racing Louisville and was helped off the field by a trainer and a teammate. “My heart is broken: I’ve torn my acl....

Ukraine plans to restart football leagues in August amid war

Jun. 04, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Ukraine plans to resume competitive football in the country in August despite being under attack by Russia after President Volodymyr Zelenskyy gave approval. Andriy Pavelko, the president of Ukraine's football federation, revealed details to The Associated...

Will Wilson to quit as US Soccer CEO after 2 1/2 years

Jun. 03, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Will Wilson is quitting as CEO of the U.S. Soccer Federation ahead of the World Cup, making the surprising decision to leave the job after just 2 1/2 years. The uncle of former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, Wilson said Friday he will leave on Oct. 31,...

US Soccer Hall of Fame inductees praise equal pay agreement

May. 21, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas. (AP) — Shannon Boxx, Christie Pearce Rampone and Linda Hamilton all celebrated this week's landmark equal pay agreement with U.S. Soccer as the three women were enshrined Saturday in the National Soccer Hall of Fame. "As the women’s national team, we have always...

US women's soccer equal pay victory decades in the making

May. 21, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

The U.S. women's national team has not only been wildly successful on the field, the players have also been unabashedly outspoken, using their platform to advocate for equal rights for themselves and others. The team's efforts to secure equitable pay finally came to fruition this...