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Courage and Pride play to scoreless draw in NWSL fall series

Sep. 19, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

CARY. N.C. (AP) — Goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris had four saves and the Orlando Pride, playing their first game in nearly a year, played to a scoreless draw with the North Carolina Courage in the National Women's Soccer League on Saturday. Orlando did not play in the NWSL's Challenge Cup tournament in Utah this...

This handout provided by Kikuko Okajima, shows Kikuko Okajima at the Baltimore Country Club on Aug. 27, 2020, in Baltimore, Md. The woman leading Japan's ambitious effort to launch a professional women's soccer league lives in Baltimore. (Andy Murray via AP)

Maryland businesswoman leading launch of Japanese league

Sep. 16, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

The woman leading Japan's ambitious effort to launch a professional women's soccer league lives some 6,700 miles away from where the players will ultimately take the field. Kikuko Okajima of Baltimore, Maryland, is the chairwoman of the WE League and she doesn't simply want to further the women's game in her...

NWSL game postponed, LPGA player withdraws because of smoke

Sep. 14, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A National Women's Soccer League game between the Portland Thorns and the OL Reign has been postponed again until the end of the month because of poor air quality caused by wildfires. The game in Portland had already been moved from Saturday to Tuesday because of smoke from the...

Debinha scored twice and Courage down Dash 4-3

Sep. 12, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Debinha scored twice, including the winner in the 86th minute, and the North Carolina Courage downed the Houston Dash 4-3 in a National Women's Soccer League fall series match Saturday. Abby Dahlkemper converted a penalty kick in the 18th minute to give the Courage the early lead, but...

2 late goals give the Spirit a 2-1 win over the Red Stars

Sep. 12, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Jessie Scarpa scored her first pro goal in stoppage time to give the Washington Spirit a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Red Stars in a National Women's Soccer League fall series game on Saturday. Sarah Luebbert took a cross from Kealia Watt and put it in the bottom right corner to put...

FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, United States' Alex Morgan controls the ball during the Women's World Cup final soccer match against The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. Tottenham secured the biggest signing yet in a summer of high-profile acquisitions in the Women’s Super League by bringing in United States striker Alex Morgan on a one-season deal. The 31-year-old Morgan will play in England for the first time and moves four months after giving birth to her first child. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)

Alex Morgan joins influx of top Americans in English league

Sep. 12, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

Alex Morgan once famously celebrated a goal against England by pretending to sip a cup of tea. Now she’ll get to try out the English way of life for real. “Shall we get the teabags in?" read a post on the official Twitter account of the England Women's team after Tottenham announced the signing of...

Thorns-OL Reign game postponed because of poor air quality

Sep. 10, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The National Women's Soccer League game between the Thorns and OL Reign set for Saturday in Portland has been postponed because of poor air quality. Fires burning across Oregon have made the air quality in many parts of the state unhealthy. The game was rescheduled for Tuesday...

In this March 7, 2012, file photo, Japan's Yuki Nagasato, center, challenges Germany's Annike Krahn, left, and Josephine Henning during the Algarve Cup women's soccer final match at the Algarve stadium outside Faro, southern Portugal. Nagasato won the Women's World Cup with Japan in 2011 and currently plays for the Chicago Red Stars in the NWSL. Now she is joining the Japanese men's club Hayabusa Eleven on loan. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)

Women's World Cup winner Nagasato joins men's club in Japan

Sep. 10, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

ATSUGI, Japan (AP) — Women’s World Cup winner Yuki Nagasato is joining Japanese men’s club Hayabusa Eleven on loan from the Chicago Red Stars in the NWSL. The men’s team plays in an amateur regional league that is several levels below the country’s top pro soccer league, the...

American stars Heath, Press join Man United Women in England

Sep. 9, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Tobin Heath and Christen Press became the latest high-profile American arrivals in the Women's Super League after signing for Manchester United on Wednesday. United joined local rival Manchester City in bringing two members of the U.S. national team to England's top league for...

Carlos Bocanegra lone inductee to Soccer Hall for 2020

Sep. 8, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

Former U.S. national team defender Carlos Bocanegra will be the lone inductee to the National Soccer Hall of Fame for 2020. Bocanegra, currently technical director for Atlanta United, will be enshrined in a ceremony with the 2021 class next year at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Originally scheduled for...