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Soccer player Mara Gomez poses for a portrait at her home in La Plata, Argentina, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Gomez is a transgender woman who is limited to only training with her women's professional soccer team, Villa San Carlos. She is waiting for confirmation from the Argentina Football Association (AFA) she can play. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Transgender woman poised to make Argentine soccer history

Feb. 14, 2020 2:29 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Dozens of trophies, balls and cups sit on two worn, wooden shelves in the small home in a Buenos Aires suburb of Mara Gómez, who is poised to become the first transgender woman to play professional soccer in Argentina. Tall and athletic, Gómez looks at the mementos...

FILE - In this Sunday, July 7, 2019 file photo, United States' Megan Rapinoe poses with her individual awards at the end of the Women's World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. The U.S. men's national team urged the U.S. Soccer Federation to sharply increase pay of the American women and accused the governing body of making low-ball offers in negotiations with the men. The union for the women's team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the USSF that is scheduled for trial starting May 5. The women agreed to a collective bargaining agreement in April 2017 that extends through 2021. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

US soccer men's union says women's pay should be tripled

Feb. 12, 2020 5:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. men's national team urged the U.S. Soccer Federation to sharply increase pay of the American women and accused the governing body of making low-ball offers in negotiations with the men. The union for the women's team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the USSF that is...

Juventus extends partnership with Allianz in 100M euro deal

Feb. 12, 2020 3:34 PM EST

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus extended its sponsorship agreement with Allianz on Wednesday in a deal worth more than 100 million euros ($109 million) to the Serie A giant. The new deal means the Allianz logo will be on the team's training and warmup shirts for the next 10 years, starting with...

Wang Shanshan of China, left, goes up for a header against Taiwan's Wang Hsiang-Huei during their Olympic soccer qualifying match in Sydney, Friday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Christo)

Chinese women win again in Olympic qualifying tournament

Feb. 10, 2020 6:20 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — The Chinese women's soccer team has won back-to-back games in the Olympic qualifying tournament after spending almost two weeks quarantined in an Australian hotel because of concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. China scored five first-half goals in a 5-0 win over Taiwan on Monday to follow...

U.S. defender Emily Sonnett, right, kicks the ball away from Canada defender Ashley Lawrence during the first half of a CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

US women beat Canada 3-0 in Olympic qualifying final

Feb. 9, 2020 10:07 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Lynn Williams and the rest of the U.S. women sensed it was just a matter of time before they wore down Canada. Williams broke open a scoreless stalemate with a goal in the 61st minute and the United States beat Canada 3-0 on Sunday in the title match of the CONCACAF Women’s...

Costa Rica defender Carol Sanchez (6) pushes back on United States forward Christen Press (20) as she brings down the ball during the second half of a Concacaf women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Press rolls as US secures spot in Tokyo Olympics

Feb. 8, 2020 7:58 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Christen Press is on a tear with goals in her past six games, focused on the U.S. national team's next big task: the Olympics. A longtime scoring threat, often as a spark off the bench, Press is making a case for a starting role with her latest outburst. She is just the fifth U.S....

U.S. players celebrate after a goal by midfielder Rose Lavelle, second from right, during the first half of a CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer match against Mexico on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

The US women down Mexico 4-0 to secure an Olympic spot

Feb. 8, 2020 2:06 AM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Samantha Mewis' goal on a blistering free kick in the second half against Mexico left no doubt that the United States was on its way to the Olympics. Mewis scored twice and the U.S. national team secured its place in Tokyo this summer with a 4-0 semifinal victory Friday night in the...

Costa Rica defender Maria Coto (3) and United States forward Christen Press (20) both go for a header during the second half of a Concacaf women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

US guarding against letdown with Olympic berth on line

Feb. 6, 2020 6:59 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The United States isn’t really motivated by what happened four years ago in the Rio Games as the team heads into an all-important Olympic qualifying match Friday night. Coming off a World Cup championship in France last summer, the United States just wants to guard against any...

USA Curling hires former NWSL commissioner as new CEO

Feb. 6, 2020 3:13 PM EST

USA Curling has hired Jeff Plush to be its new CEO, going outside the sport to put the former commissioner of the National Women's Soccer League in charge of growing the game at both the elite and grassroots level. “I am thrilled and humbled by the opportunity to lead USA Curling as we chart a course for...

Canada's Christine Sinclair celebrates after scoring against St. Kitts and Nevis in a CONCACAF Olympic qualifying match Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Edinburg, Texas. Sinclair broke Abby Wambach's record of 184 goals. (AP Photo/Joel Martinez)

Canada's humble star Sinclair gets pushed into spotlight

Feb. 5, 2020 6:38 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Christine Sinclair says she's sorry she hasn't gotten back to all the well-wishers who reached out after she set the international goals record. Canada's veteran striker didn't get much time to celebrate or reflect last week after she scored a pair of goals in an Olympic qualifying...