Latest Olympique Lyon News

Heath will practice with US, won't play in Summer Series

May. 25, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

Tobin Heath will join the U.S. women's national team in practice for next month's Summer Series in Texas but won't play in any event matches because of a knee injury. U.S. coach Vlatko Andonovski will use the matches against Portugal, Jamaica and Nigeria as a final...

Women's International Champions Cup pairings announced

May. 19, 2021 22:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Barcelona and Lyon will meet to open the Women’s International Champions Cup in August, while the host Portland Thorns will play the Houston Dash. The winners of both matches will also meet, with the losers playing in a third-place game at...

Atlanta United mutually terminates contract with López

May. 18, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has mutually agreed to terminate the contract of 38-year-old striker Lisandro López after the death of his father. Lopez returned home to Argentina after his father's death and is reportedly contemplating retirement. He played just four...

Barcelona routs Chelsea 4-0 to win WCL final for 1st time

May. 16, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

GOTHENBURG, Sweden (AP) — Barcelona stormed to its first Women’s Champions League title by scoring after just 32 seconds and outclassing Chelsea 4-0 on Sunday. In a ruthless offensive display, Barcelona's attackers sliced through Chelsea's defense to build a 4-0...

American defender Alana Cook earning her stripes at PSG

Apr. 29, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

Alana Cook joined an exclusive club when she headed in a goal for Paris Saint-Germain against Barcelona last weekend. Megan Rapinoe, Christen Press and Carli Lloyd are the only other United States internationals to have scored in the semifinals or final of the Women's...

Lyon women's team hires Bompastor as first female coach

Apr. 27, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Europe's most successful women's soccer team has hired a woman as its coach for the first time with Lyon's appointment of Sonia Bompastor to replace Jean-Luc Vasseur. The seven-time European champion on Tuesday parted ways with Vasseur after the team...

Europe ramps up vaccinations as virus haunts Easter holidays

Apr. 04, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French city of Lyon's main stadium opened as a mass vaccination center during Easter weekend, and thousands spent the holiday lining up for injections at hippodromes, velodromes or other sites as France tried to speed up shots amid a new rush of coronavirus cases. ...