Latest Women's soccer News

UCLA rallies past UNC 3-2 for second women's soccer title

Dec. 05, 2022 21:49 PM EST

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Maricarmen Reyes scored a go-ahead goal off a rebound in the 107th minute and top-seeded UCLA rallied past North Carolina 3-2 on Monday night to win its second women’s soccer championship in program history. UCLA (22-2-1) trailed 2-0 late in the second half...

Red Stars owner to sell team after report of abuse in NWSL

Dec. 05, 2022 16:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Red Stars owner Arnim Whisler announced Monday he is selling his stake in the team following an investigation that found emotional abuse and sexual misconduct were systemic in the National Women’s Soccer League. Whisler's decision comes two months after the...

Julianne Sitch 1st woman to coach men’s soccer to NCAA title

Dec. 04, 2022 11:07 AM EST

SALEM, Va. (AP) — Julianne Sitch became the first woman to coach a men’s soccer team to an NCAA championship, guiding the University of Chicago to the Division III title. Chicago defeated Williams College 2-0 on Saturday for the Maroons' first NCAA men’s soccer title in program...

Fans' wild World Cup fashion draws praise, scorn in Qatar

Dec. 04, 2022 03:58 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The World Cup in Qatar has become a political lightning rod, so it comes as no surprise that soccer fans' sartorial style has sparked controversy. Forget your classic soccer jerseys - the streets of Doha have been transformed into a chaotic runway show in terms...

UCLA women blank Alabama, will play North Carolina for title

Dec. 02, 2022 23:03 PM EST

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Reilyn Turner gave top-ranked UCLA the lead, Quincy McMahon and Madelyn Desiano added insurance goals and the Bruins defeated Alabama 3-0 in the semifinal round of the NCAA Division I women’s soccer championship on Friday night. UCLA (21-2-1) will play North...

North Carolina women beat defending champ FSU in College Cup

Dec. 02, 2022 20:36 PM EST

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Tori Hansen and Julia Dorsey scored seven minutes apart in the second half and North Carolina held off No. 1 overall seed Florida State 3-2 on Friday night in the semifinals of the NCAA Division I women’s soccer championship. North Carolina (20-4-1), making its...

Thorns coach resigns after players ask her to step down

Dec. 02, 2022 14:48 PM EST

Portland Thorns coach Rhian Wilkinson resigned Friday, just five weeks after she led the team to the National Women’s Soccer League championship. Wilkinson issued a statement that said players had asked for her resignation and she complied. Wilkinson said she was investigated and...

Stéphanie Frappart makes history as 1st female World Cup ref

Dec. 01, 2022 14:22 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — French referee Stéphanie Frappart became the first woman to take charge of a men’s World Cup game on Thursday as she blew her whistle to start Germany’s game against Costa Rica. Frappart also had two women as assistants — Neuza Back of Brazil and Karen...

Jill Ellis voted to US Soccer Hall of Fame, won 2 World Cups

Dec. 01, 2022 13:13 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jill Ellis was voted into the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame after coaching the American women to World Cup titles in 2015 and 2019. The 56-year-old British-born coach was picked on 20 of 24 ballots in the builder voting that included only coach candidates for the...

Thorns to be sold amid fallout from women's soccer scandals

Dec. 01, 2022 12:01 PM EST

The owner of the Portland Thorns announced Thursday he is putting the club up for sale, the latest fallout from an investigation into misconduct in the National Women’s Soccer League. Merritt Paulson’s decision comes nearly two months after a pair of team executives were...