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Spain Changes Team's Name
After Kiss Controversy
Sep 22, 2023 2:21 PM CDT
Spain Changes Team's Name After Kiss Controversy
Soccer federation dropping 'women' from name in 'conceptual shift'
- By eliminating the words for "women's soccer" from the name of its national team, the Spanish Football Federation is hoping to show it has changed its view of the sport. Spain made the move toward greater equality this week as part of an agreement between the governing body...
More Bad News for
Rubiales Over That Kiss
Sep 6, 2023 12:00 PM CDT
More Bad News for Rubiales Over That Kiss
Jenni Hermoso has formally accused soccer federation president of sexual assault
- The coach of the Spanish national women's soccer team is out of a job , but soccer federation president Luis Rubiales still has his despite his very public unwanted kiss. Rubiales has been defiant in refusing to step down after kissing player Jenni Hermoso on the lips in the wake...
Now Out as Coach,
Jorge Vilda Responds
Sep 6, 2023 9:35 AM CDT
Now Out as Coach, Jorge Vilda Responds
Women's national team coach says he was 'unfairly' fired
- How is Jorge Vilda doing in the wake of being fired as the coach of Spain's women's national team? "I am as good as one can be after being named world champion 16 days ago, then 10 days ago getting a four-year contract extension, plus the year...
Infamous Kiss in Spain
Has Gone Way Beyond Soccer
Aug 29, 2023 1:56 PM CDT
Infamous Kiss in Spain Has Gone Way Beyond Soccer
Backlash against Luis Rubiales seen as an 'epochal moment' for nation's culture of machismo
- As of Tuesday afternoon, Luis Rubiales remained president of the Spanish Football Federation. However, his ability to keep that post looks more uncertain by the hour because of the infamous kiss he planted on the lips of soccer player Jennifer Hermoso following Spain's World Cup championship. At this point,...
FIFA Chief on Equal Pay:
'Pick the Right Battles'
Aug 18, 2023 7:28 AM CDT
FIFA Chief on Equal Pay: 'Pick the Right Battles'
Gianni Infantino catches flak for telling women players to 'convince us men'
- Equal pay has long been a bone of contention for women's soccer, and FIFA's president appears to be on the side of achieving "equality" overall, but his recent wording on the subject is rankling some fans. Speaking at the FIFA Women's Football Convention ahead of Sunday'...
Coach Resigns After
US Women's 'Stunning'
World Cup Loss: Source
Aug 17, 2023 2:17 AM CDT
Coach Resigns After US Women's 'Stunning' World Cup Loss: Source
Vlatko Andonovski is reportedly out
- US women's national team coach Vlatko Andonovski has resigned, a person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press on Wednesday. The move comes less than two weeks after the Americans were knocked out of the Women's World Cup earlier than ever before . The person spoke to the...
2023's World Cup
Has a Cinderella Team
Aug 3, 2023 10:45 AM CDT
2023's World Cup Has a Cinderella Team
Women's team from Jamaica knocks Brazil out of Women's World Cup, advances to next round
- It's been a tough battle to keep the Jamaican women's soccer team funded and functional over the years, but on Wednesday, all of those efforts paid off as the players knocked Brazil out of the Women's World Cup tournament with a 0-0 draw, advancing to the next...
Jul 25, 2023 2:00 AM CDT
BBC Apologizes After Reporter's Question to Soccer Player
Journalist asked Moroccan captain if there are gay players on her team
- The BBC has apologized after one of its reporters asked the captain of Morocco's women's soccer team what many are calling a dangerous question. During a press conference before the team's Women's World Cup opener against Germany, which it went on to lose, Ghizlane Chebbak was...
Irish Team Decides
Soccer Friendly Wasn't
Jul 16, 2023 4:00 PM CDT
Irish Team Decides Soccer Friendly Wasn't
After shortened match, Colombia player mocks complainers over 'one little foul'
- A soccer friendly between the Colombia and Republic of Ireland women's teams was called after 20 minutes when the Irish side said its players "feared for their bodies." Denise O'Sullivan, an Irish midfielder, was taken to a hospital after a violent challenge, the
reports; X-rays showed...
Abuse Whistleblower Returns
to World Cup Play
Jul 1, 2023 5:00 PM CDT
Abuse Whistleblower Returns to World Cup Play
Sinead Farrelly makes Ireland's roster after nearly seven years away from soccer
- Sinead Farrelly, who came forward with misconduct allegations that sparked a reckoning in US soccer, has been named to Ireland's team for the Women's World Cup. Farrelly and fellow player Mana Shim accused former National Women's Soccer League coach Paul Riley of misconduct and sexual coercion in...
'What an Extraordinary
Moment' for Teen Soccer Star
Mar 27, 2023 10:20 AM CDT
'What an Extraordinary Moment' for Teen Soccer Star
Alyssa Thompson, 18, scores 11 minutes into her NWSL debut in Los Angeles
- Earlier this year, 18-year-old Alyssa Thompson became the first high school player to be the top pick in the National Women's Soccer League draft. On Sunday, a mere 11 minutes into her NWSL debut, Thompson showed why. The teen rocketed a shot into the top right corner of the...
This 18-Year-Old Notches
a Soccer Milestone
Jan 13, 2023 8:59 AM CST
This 18-Year-Old Notches a Soccer Milestone
Alyssa Thompson is the first high school student selected first in NWSL draft
- Alyssa Thompson has just gone from being a high school soccer phenom to a professional athlete. On Thursday, the 18-year-old became the first high schooler to be selected first in the National Women's Soccer League draft, reports Yahoo Sports . Don't be surprised if her younger sister Gisele follows...
Report Finds 'Systemic'
Abuse in Women's Soccer
Oct 3, 2022 4:42 PM CDT
Report Finds 'Systemic' Abuse in Women's Soccer
Investigator found emotional abuse, sexual misconduct 'rooted in a deeper culture in women's soccer'
- An independent investigation into the scandals that erupted in the National Women's Soccer League last season found emotional abuse and sexual misconduct were systemic in the sport, impacting multiple teams, coaches and players, according to a report released Monday, per the AP . "Abuse in the NWSL is rooted...
Speaks Out on
of My Life'
Aug 20, 2022 7:00 AM CDT
Hope Solo Speaks Out on 'Worst Night of My Life'
Retired soccer goalkeeper says drinking that led to DUI spurred partly from postpartum depression
- 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...
Jul 26, 2022 1:12 AM CDT
Hope Solo Pleads Guilty
Gets 30 days, fine in DWI case
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
Jun 29, 2022 12:38 PM CDT
Player With Limb Difference Makes Debut With US Team
Carson Pickett played all 90 minutes in women's soccer team win over Colombia
- 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...
Solo to Go for Treatment,
Asks for Hall of Fame Delay
Apr 30, 2022 7:00 AM CDT
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'
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 "...
She Was Upbeat
Mar 4, 2022 11:15 AM CST
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
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
show , Gina and...
Equal-Pay Win for
US Women's Soccer
Comes With a Catch
Mar 2, 2022 12:15 PM CST
Equal-Pay Win for US Women's Soccer Comes With a Catch
Cheryl Cooky argues athletic superiority shouldn't be a prerequisite
- 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...
Oct 1, 2021 1:05 PM CDT
'Men Protecting Men': Rapinoe Slams League Amid Scandal
2 National Women's Soccer League coaches fired over allegations of misconduct, abuse
- The National Women's Soccer League is calling off games scheduled for this weekend amid scandals involving two coaches:
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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