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Men's World Cup Success Pays Off for Women's Team

Payout under new deal should top checks from last women's victories

(Newser) - Under the terms of a new agreement on dividing World Cup revenue, the US women's team is having a profitable tournament in Qatar. The US men have reached the round of 16 there, after beating Iran 1-0 on Tuesday. The way FIFA outlines the payouts, teams that finish in...

US Women's Team Learns First FIFA World Cup Matchups

Defending champions are grouped with Vietnam and the Netherlands

(Newser) - The defending champion Americans will face the Netherlands, Vietnam, and a playoff winner to be determined next summer in the group stage of the women’s soccer World Cup. Those matches will be played in New Zealand, the AP reports; the draw was completed Saturday in Auckland. The US beat...

Hope Solo Speaks Out on 'Worst Night of My Life'

Retired soccer goalkeeper says drinking that led to DUI spurred partly from postpartum depression

(Newser) - Nearly a month after pleading guilty to charges of driving while impaired in North Carolina in late March, while her twin toddlers were in the car, Hope Solo is talking publicly about what happened. Making an appearance this week on her Hope Solo Speaks podcast , the 41-year-old former soccer goalkeeper...

An Ugly Arrest for Soccer Great Hope Solo

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Hope Solo Pleads Guilty

Gets 30 days, fine in DWI case

(Newser) - Update: Hope Solo on Monday pleaded guilty to driving while impaired and was sentenced to 30 days, with 30 days' credit given for the time she spent in an inpatient rehab facility . She was also hit with $3,100 in fees and fines and ordered to complete all recommended substance...

Player With Limb Difference Makes Debut With US Team

Carson Pickett played all 90 minutes in women's soccer team win over Colombia

(Newser) - Carson Pickett, who was born without a left hand and forearm, made history with the US national women's soccer team in Tuesday's 2-0 win in a friendly against Colombia. The 28-year-old became the first player with a limb difference to play for the USNWT, and she stayed on...

US Women's Soccer Team Finally Gets Its Equal Pay

US Soccer Federation is first in the sport to promise both sexes matching money

(Newser) - The US Soccer Federation reached milestone agreements to pay its men's and women's teams equally, making the American national governing body the first in the sport to promise both sexes matching money. The federation announced separate collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) that run through December 2028 with the unions...

Solo to Go for Treatment, Asks for Hall of Fame Delay

'My energies and focus are totally directed to my health, healing, and taking care of my family'

(Newser) - Update: Hope Solo has asked the National Soccer Hall of Fame to delay her induction until next year, announcing that she's going for help for her alcohol issues, per ESPN . In a Friday tweet , the soccer star requested the induction be postponed until 2023, noting she'll be "...

Equal-Pay Win for US Women's Soccer Comes With a Catch

Cheryl Cooky argues athletic superiority shouldn't be a prerequisite

(Newser) - The US Women's National Team's big win last week didn't happen in a stadium. After a six-year fight, the soccer team reached a settlement with the sport's American governing body. Writing for NBC News , Cheryl Cooky writes their case "is believed to be the first...

US Women's Soccer Just Scored a Gooooaaaal

$24M settlement reached in legal battle for equal pay with US Soccer Federation

(Newser) - US women soccer players reached a landmark agreement with the sport's American governing body to end a six-year legal battle over equal pay, a deal in which they are promised $24 million plus bonuses that match those of the men, per the AP . The US Soccer Federation and the...

'Men Protecting Men': Rapinoe Slams League Amid Scandal

2 National Women's Soccer League coaches fired over allegations of misconduct, abuse

(Newser) - The National Women's Soccer League is calling off games scheduled for this weekend amid scandals involving two coaches:
  • Coach I: North Carolina Courage coach Paul Riley was fired Thursday by the team following a report in the Athletic that detailed alleged misconduct, including claims from two former players of
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US Women Win Bronze in Swan Song for Major Stars

Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe scored 2 each in 4-3 win over Australia

(Newser) - It's been a disappointing Olympics for the US women's soccer team, which won gold in 1996, 2004, 2008, and 2012—but they won't be going home empty-handed. Team USA survived a dramatic late comeback from Australia on Thursday and took the bronze medal with a 4-3 victory,...

Canada Beats US for First Time in 20 Years

Team USA will not take the gold in Tokyo

(Newser) - The US women's soccer team will be hunting bronze, not gold, in their next game. Team USA fell to Canada on Monday in a 1-0 upset in the semifinals, reports NPR . The US couldn't muster a goal despite decent chances, while American goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher had to leave...

Rapinoe's Clutch Kick Lets USA Advance

US women defeat Netherlands in penalty kicks, will head to semifinals against Canada

(Newser) - For the US women's soccer team, it's on to the semifinals. But as NPR reports, it was no cakewalk. Team USA's match against the Netherlands Friday ended 2-2 after regulation, then went into penalty kicks when neither team scored in the extra session. Goalie Alyssa Naeher blocked...

US Women's Soccer Suffers Huge Blow in Olympic Start

US women's soccer team last lost a match in January 2019

(Newser) - Team USA got off to a rough start at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday as a 44-game unbeaten streak for the US women's national soccer team came to a sudden end. Sweden easily defeated the squad 3-0, with two goals from Stina Blackstenius and another from Linda Hurtig. The...

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League Said She Was Too Young to Go Pro. Judge: Nope

National Women's Soccer League can now sign Olivia Moultrie, 15

(Newser) - A federal judge has overruled the National Women's Soccer League, at least temporarily, finding its rule barring players under 18 is a form of gender discrimination. Olivia Moultrie—a 15-year-old who debuted with the Portland Thorns' under-19 team at age 14 and signed a nine-year endorsement deal with Nike...

Biden Issues Threat: 'This Is Not Over'

The Democratic presidential hopeful demands equal pay for female soccer players

(Newser) - Fired up over equal pay for female soccer players? Joe Biden just laid down the gauntlet. The presidential hopeful sent off a pair of tweets Saturday after the US Women's National Soccer Team suffered a legal setback in its pursuit of equal pay, CNN reports. "To @USWNT: don'...

US Soccer Tries Again on 'Offensive' Court Brief

Federation resubmits filing on women after deleting widely denounced language

(Newser) - Earlier this month, the US Soccer Federation submitted a court filing about the US women's team that was seen as so outrageous it caused the federation's president to apologize and later resign . Among other things, the brief in the ongoing dispute over pay equity declared that male players...

US Soccer Chief Resigns Over Insult to Women in Lawsuit

Move ushers in the federation's first female president

(Newser) - The US Soccer Federation's president of 13 years has resigned following an uproar over claims made in legal filings related to a gender discrimination suit. The federation's claims: that players on the women's national team have less responsibility and physical ability than their male counterparts. Carlos Cordeiro,...

Women Soccer Players' Rep Blasts 'Caveman' Remarks

USSF chief apologizes after saying women have lesser responsibilities, physical abilities than guys

(Newser) - The US Soccer Federation apologized Wednesday after contending in court documents that women on its national team had lesser responsibilities and physical abilities than male counterparts, an assertion that drew widespread criticism and sparked a player protest, per the AP . "On behalf of US Soccer, I sincerely apologize for...

Watch Clutch Goal Extend Streak for Women's Team
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A Clutch Header, and the Streak Continues

Julie Ertz lifts US women's soccer to 30th straight victory

(Newser) - Not a bad way to celebrate International Women's Day for the US soccer team. The American women won their 30th straight game Sunday, though it took some late heroics from Julie Ertz. In the 87th minute, Ertz headed a ball from Christen Press into the net, the only goal...

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