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An Ugly Arrest for Soccer Great Hope Solo

Hope Solo
Pleads Guilty

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...

CTE Finds Its Way Into Another Pro Sport

Scott Vermillion, who died in 2020, is first Major League Soccer player to be diagnosed

(Newser) - It's long been known that football players are at risk for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. Now, another sport—one in which the head is often used during game play—is making headlines in connection with the degenerative brain condition. Researchers from Boston University's CTE Center say Scott...

England Soccer Fans Arrested for Doing Nazi Salute in Germany

Though police say overall the mood was very calm

(Newser) - Ahead of a Nations League soccer match between England and Germany Tuesday in Munich, a number of England fans were arrested for giving the Nazi salute. Doing so is a crime punishable by up to three years behind bars in Germany, though reports tourists are often merely hit...

Husband Charged With Murder of Former Soccer Star

University of Kansas mourns Regan Gibbs

(Newser) - The husband of former Universty of Kansas soccer star Regan Gibbs was arrested after he called 911 and her body was found in their Lawrence apartment. The Lawrence Police Department says Chad Marek, 26, was arrested at the scene and "domestic violence is being investigated as a contributing factor,...

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...

In the UK, It's a 'Big, Big Moment' for Soccer

Blackpool's Jake Daniels, 17, is first professional male player to come out as gay in decades

(Newser) - British soccer player Jake Daniels capped a successful season for Blackpool Football Club's youth team by making his debut on the main team—and by becoming the country's first professional men's soccer player to come out as gay in decades. The 17-year-old, who scored 30 goals for...

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 "...

Big-Shot Soccer Agent's Angry Tweet: I'm Not Dead

The world thought Dutch national Mino Raiola had died; he cleared things up online

(Newser) - It's true that, before this week, Mino Raiola's Twitter account hadn't posted since mid-January, when someone tweeting on his behalf wrote that he'd undergone "ordinary medical checks" that involved anesthesia. But the prolonged online absence of the renowned soccer agent didn't necessarily mean he'...

Reese Witherspoon Is Now a Soccer Team Owner

Actor buys minority stake in Nashville's pro team

(Newser) - Reese Witherspoon has joined the growing ranks of actors who double as owners of soccer teams. Witherspoon bought a minority stake in Major League Soccer's Nashville Soccer Club , reports Nashville Scene . Her husband, investor Jim Toth, also bought a stake, as did Tennessee Titans star Derrick Henry. Terms were...

2-0 Loss Was Enough for US to Qualify for World Cup

Men's team finishes third in group

(Newser) - More than four years after the US failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in decades, the team has rebounded and will be going to this year's World Cup in Qatar. A 2-0 loss to Costa Rica on Wednesday left the Americans in third place...

Stanford Soccer Player's Parents: She Was Upbeat Before Death

'Heartbroken' Gina and Steven Meyer don't know what triggered Katie Meyer to take her own life

(Newser) - Update: The parents of a star Stanford soccer player who took her own life spoke out Friday in the hope of helping other families, saying they had no "red flags" she was struggling with her mental health, reports NBC News . In an appearance on the Today show , Gina and...

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...

Fan Rushes Field to Stop Opposing Team's Celebration

Nottingham Forest had just scored in match against Leicester City

(Newser) - English police arrested a man who appeared to attack Nottingham Forest players Sunday as they celebrated a goal in their FA Cup victory over Leicester. The man emerged from the away section of the stands in Nottingham's City Ground, ran onto the pitch, and began striking out at Forest...

Court Orders Soccer Star to Pay Up For Returned Dog

Daniel Sturridge offered cash to anyone who found Pomeranian

(Newser) - A soccer star whose beloved Pomeranian was stolen and later returned has been ordered to pay the promised $30,000 he offered to whoever helped bring the pooch home. Per the Guardian , striker Daniel Sturridge was told by a court in Los Angeles, where the break-in occurred, that he owes...

In French Soccer Attack, 'What Is Suspected Is Implausible'

Aminata Diallo suspected of arranging beating of PSG teammate Kheira Hamraoui

(Newser) - A member of one of the world's most prominent women's soccer teams was arrested Wednesday—six days after masked men attacked a woman the New York Times describes as "her rival for playing time." Police in France say that after Paris St. Germain midfielder Aminata Diallo...

Pro Soccer Team Shares 'Josh's Truth' Video

Top-level Australian player comes out as gay

(Newser) - Adelaide United Football Club, an Australian soccer team, says it is proud of midfielder Josh Cavallo for coming out as gay. In a video released by the team titled "Josh's Truth," the 21-year-old says all he wants to do is play the sport and be treated equally,...

He Scored 16 Goals in One Soccer Game. Now, the Fallout

Losing high school accuses winning team of poor sportsmanship in blowout

(Newser) - A high school soccer player in northern Michigan broke records for most goals in a game, but not everyone is cheering. Kevin Hubbell of Benzie Central, one of the best players in the state, scored 16 goals against Kingsley, per the AP . The Sept. 29 game was declared over at...

Soccer Player Arrested for Brutal Attack on Ref

William Ribeiro kicked ref in head after getting yellow card during match in Brazil

(Newser) - A soccer player in Brazil is going to be punished with a lot more than a red card for a brutal attack on a referee. Sport Club Sao Paolo player William Ribeiro is facing a charge of attempted murder over the incident in a Monday night game against Guarani-RS, CNN...

'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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