Latest Women's soccer News

Australia, NZ split group games equally at Women's World Cup

Dec. 01, 2021 19:24 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia and New Zealand will each stage 24 games in the group stage when the countries host the Women’s World Cup for the first time in 2023. FIFA released further details of the schedule Wednesday after previously announcing that Auckland will stage...

Courage make Nahas head coach, removing interim tag

Dec. 01, 2021 14:58 PM EST

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Interim coach Sean Nahas has been named permanent head coach of the North Carolina Courage. Nahas replaced Paul Riley, who was fired in September after two former players accused him of sexual harassment and coercion. Riley denied the allegations. ...

Sam Mewis traded to Kansas City from North Carolina

Nov. 30, 2021 16:54 PM EST

The Kansas City Current have acquired midfielder Sam Mewis from the North Carolina Courage in exchange for defender Kiki Pickett and a first-round pick in the upcoming National Women's Soccer League draft. North Carolina also received the discovery rights to Malia...

Matildas score late to share spoils with US women

Nov. 30, 2021 07:08 AM EST

NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — A late goal by Kyah Simon earned Australia a fortunate 1-1 draw against the world champion United States and denied the American women a second win in the two-game series on Tuesday. The U.S. scored early again through Ashley Hatch and...

Rhian Wilkinson named coach of the Portland Thorns

Nov. 29, 2021 17:31 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Former Canadian national team player and two-time Olympic bronze medalist Rhian Wilkinson has been named coach of the Portland Thorns. Wilkinson, 39, replaces Mark Parsons, who stepped down at the end of the National Women's Soccer League season...

Victorious return: US women's soccer team beats Aussies 3-0

Nov. 27, 2021 03:07 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — After 21 years since last playing in Australia, the United States women's soccer team needed only 24 seconds to score against the Matildas on Saturday. Turns out that was all the new-look American side needed in a 3-0 win at Sydney's Olympic stadium...

Dames resigns as Red Stars coach amid abuse allegations

Nov. 22, 2021 22:25 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Rory Dames resigned Monday as coach of the Chicago Red Stars, and the team said it has launched an independent review of player health and safety and the team's culture after The Washington Post quoted several players saying Dames was emotionally abusive. ...

Spirit wins NWSL title 2-1 in extra time over Red Stars

Nov. 20, 2021 16:38 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kelley O'Hara scored in the 97th minute and the Washington Spirit won the National Women's Soccer League championship with a 2-1 extra time victory over the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday. The championship game closes a tumultuous ninth season for...

Kardashian West helps fly Afghan women soccer players to UK

Nov. 18, 2021 07:45 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Members of Afghanistan’s women’s youth development soccer team arrived in Britain early Thursday after being flown from Pakistan with the help of a New York rabbi, a U.K. soccer club and Kim Kardashian West. A plane chartered by the reality star and...

FIFA politics a new challenge for Ellis over biennial WCups

Nov. 17, 2021 08:19 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Since capping three decades coaching by lifting a second World Cup with the American women, Jill Ellis has taken time to reflect and embark on a different path, with new career challenges. “I’m not saying I would never go back to the sidelines,”...