Latest FIFA Women's World Cup News

EXPLAINER: The Olympic soccer team that doesn't quite exist

Jul. 24, 2021 22:11 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It was Caroline Weir’s hesitancy about a seemingly innocuous question that piqued curiosity about the British soccer team at the Olympics: Would she sing Britain’s national anthem “God Save the Queen” in Japan? “Just for certain reasons,” she...

US women tell 9th Circuit trial court didn't factor success

Jul. 23, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Players on the U.S. women’s national soccer team urged a federal appeals court to reinstate their equal pay lawsuit, saying their greater success than the American men was not taken into account by a trial court judge who dismissed their case. ...

US women's soccer regroups after stunning loss to Sweden

Jul. 22, 2021 05:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — While it certainly wasn’t the Olympic start the U.S. women’s soccer team had anticipated, a rare loss didn’t skewer the squad’s hopes for gold. The United States fell to Sweden 3-0 Wednesday night in the team’s opener in Tokyo, snapping a 44-match...

Sweden stuns US 3-0 in women's soccer at Olympics

Jul. 21, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sweden didn't have to bunker down on defense against the Americans this time. Stina Blackstenius scored a pair of goals and the Swedes stunned the United States at the Olympics with a 3-0 victory Wednesday in the women's soccer tournament. ...

US women shut out the noise in quest for 5th gold medal

Jul. 20, 2021 05:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. women's national soccer team is in a bubble of its own making for the Tokyo Olympics, and it's not just because of coronavirus restrictions. The World Cup champions have become adept at shutting out all the outside noise — the seemingly endless...

US women defeat Mexico 4-0 in final tune-up before Olympics

Jul. 05, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Tobin Heath scored her second goal in as many games and the United States beat Mexico 4-0 on Monday in the American women's final match before the Olympics. The United States is undefeated in 44 straight matches, the second-longest unbeaten...

Press scores 2, Mewis sisters find net, US tops Mexico 4-0

Jul. 01, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Christen Press scored a pair of goals, Samantha Mewis and Tobin Heath also scored, and the U.S. women beat Mexico 4-0 on Thursday night. The U.S. extended its unbeaten streak to 43 games, matching the second-longest undefeated run in team...

The U.S. women are the team to beat in Tokyo. Of course.

Jun. 29, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

The United States women’s national soccer team has something to prove at the Tokyo Olympics. It's not so much about revenge after a surprising loss to Sweden at the 2016 Rio Games but, rather, a new goal: The U.S. can become the first team to win an Olympics following a...

Carli Lloyd makes U.S. soccer team for her 4th Olympics

Jun. 23, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

Carli Lloyd is headed to her fourth Olympics after all. The 38-year-old Lloyd had vowed after the 2019 World Cup that she would push to make the Olympic team for before stepping away from the sport. But then the Tokyo Games were pushed back a year because of the pandemic,...

Segal assumes majority ownership stake in Dynamo, Dash

Jun. 22, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

Real estate developer and financier Ted Segal has become the majority owner of both Major League Soccer's Houston Dynamo and the Dash of the National Women's Soccer League. Segal also acquired the leasing rights to BBVA Stadium. Gabriel Brener,...