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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
Women's National Soccer
Team Flees Afghanistan
Sep 15, 2021 7:56 AM CDT
Women's National Soccer Team Flees Afghanistan
Players, family members cross into Pakistan after 'commitment' from Americans
- Afghanistan's national women's soccer team has joined the throngs of people, especially women, fleeing the country since the Taliban's takeover. The team reached neighboring Pakistan via a major border crossing in the city of Torkham and were received by a representative of the Pakistan Football Federation, Information...
US Women's Soccer Suffers
Huge Blow in Olympic Start
Jul 21, 2021 10:18 AM CDT
US Women's Soccer Suffers Huge Blow in Olympic Start
US women's soccer team last lost a match in January 2019
- 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...
League Said She Was Too
Young to Go Pro. Judge: Nope
in case you missed it
May 29, 2021 5:00 PM CDT
League Said She Was Too Young to Go Pro. Judge: Nope
National Women's Soccer League can now sign Olivia Moultrie, 15
- 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...
a Pro Athlete
Jan 14, 2021 9:50 AM CST
Dennis Rodman's Daughter Now a Pro Athlete
Trinity Rodman picked 2nd overall in National Women's Soccer League draft
- Trinity Rodman was selected as the second overall pick in the National Women's Soccer League draft on Wednesday, cementing her entrance into professional sports, just like her father before her. The daughter of basketball legend Dennis Rodman, Trinity Rodman, a standout forward on the US women's under-20 national...
Jul 21, 2020 11:50 AM CDT
Natalie Portman's New Venture: A Women's Soccer Team
She partners with other big names and investors for a team in Los Angeles
- Actress Natalie Portman and venture capitalist Kara Nortman lead a group that will bring an expansion National Women's Soccer League team to the Los Angeles area in 2022, per the AP . The team, tentatively named Angel City, will bring the league to 11 teams. Louisville FC will join the...
US Soccer Chief Resigns Over
Insult to Women in Lawsuit
Mar 13, 2020 7:24 AM CDT
US Soccer Chief Resigns Over Insult to Women in Lawsuit
Move ushers in the federation's first female president
- 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
Mar 12, 2020 11:20 AM CDT
Women Soccer Players' Rep Blasts 'Caveman' Remarks
USSF chief apologizes after saying women have lesser responsibilities, physical abilities than guys
- 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...
After Selfie With
US Soccer Player,
Fan Faces Lifetime Ban
Oct 11, 2019 6:56 AM CDT
After Selfie With US Soccer Player, Fan Faces Lifetime Ban
Tigres fan is also the subject of a lawsuit
- A fan is facing a lifetime ban from a Mexican soccer club and a criminal investigation after groping American player Sofia Huerta. The man was posing for a selfie with the 26-year-old midfielder, who’d helped propel the Houston Dash of the National Women's Soccer League to a 2-1...
After Jets' Kicker Bombs,
Fans Turn to Carli Lloyd
Sep 9, 2019 10:05 AM CDT
After Jets' Kicker Bombs, Fans Turn to Carli Lloyd
Women's soccer star lives nearby, and she's proven she can boot long field goals
- Remember when US soccer star Carli Lloyd went to the Philadelphia Eagles training camp last month and kicked a 55-yard field goal ? If not, just know that New York Jets fans do. And after the Jets lost to the Buffalo Bills Sunday 17-16—thanks in part to two missed...
Bill Addresses 'Unacceptable'
Gender Pay Gap in US Soccer
Jul 10, 2019 12:33 AM CDT
Bill Addresses 'Unacceptable' Gender Pay Gap in US Soccer
'They are the best in the world and deserve to be paid accordingly'
- The US women's soccer team has now won four World Cups—four more than the men's team—and a Democratic senator is among those saying the women deserve to be paid at least as much as the men. Sen. Joe Manchin introduced a bill Tuesday that would withhold...
Gave a Shoutout
to Her Brother.
Here's His Story
Jul 8, 2019 1:01 AM CDT
Megan Rapinoe Gave a Shoutout to Her Brother. Here's His Story
Brian Rapinoe spent much of his adult life behind bars, but is turning things around
- After the US women's soccer team won its record fourth World Cup on Sunday , Megan Rapinoe gave her brother Brian a birthday shoutout at the end of her post-match interview, per
. ESPN offers the back story on the siblings' "complicated relationship," explaining that while Megan...
US Women's Soccer
Beats England to
Head to World Cup Final
Jul 2, 2019 4:16 PM CDT
US Women's Soccer Beats England to Head to World Cup Final
For the 3rd consecutive time
- The US women's soccer team is heading to the Women's World Cup finals for the third consecutive time. The US Women's National Team beat England 2-1 in the semifinals Tuesday, CBS Sports reports, leading to tweets like this from FIFA Women's World Cup: "THE @USWNT...
Jul 2, 2019 10:15 AM CDT
Megan Rapinoe's Girlfriend Has Some Things to Say
WNBA's Sue Bird defends Rapinoe and sings her praises amid feud with Trump
- Megan Rapinoe isn't just leading the US women's soccer team to victories in the World Cup, she also happens to be publicly sparring with the president of the United States. Now, in a wildly entertaining op-ed in the Players' Tribune , Rapinoe's partner, WNBA player Sue Bird, weighs...
US Breaks Scoring Record
in Women's World Cup
Jun 11, 2019 4:40 PM CDT
US Breaks Scoring Record in Women's World Cup
Beats Thailand 13-0
- The US women's soccer team set a scoring record Tuesday, beating Thailand 13-0—the heaviest defeat in Women's World Cup history, CNN reports. Or, as the
puts it, the "most lopsided victory" ever. The US is the defending champion, holding three previous titles, while Thailand...
Hope Solo Has Choice Words
Before Women's World Cup
Jun 9, 2019 3:35 PM CDT
Hope Solo Has Choice Words Before Women's World Cup
The former goalkeeper criticizes Jill Ellis
- Nothing like starting the Women's World Cup on a positive note. Hope Solo, the US team's former goalkeeper, trashed the team's coach just three days before their Tuesday opener against Thailand, Reuters reports. "Jill—she's not the leader I wish her to be," said...
Female Athlete Is Honored,
Then Asked to Twerk
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Dec 9, 2018 4:00 PM CST
Female Athlete Is Honored, Then Asked to Twerk
Soccer star Ada Hegerberg declines at French ceremony
- It was, as Norwegian soccer great Ada Hegerberg told the audience, "a huge step for women's football." The 23-year-old had just become the first woman to win the prestigious Ballon D'or in France, which recognizes the greatest soccer player in the world. And then the event'...
Brandi Chastain's Plaque
Does Not Go Over Well
May 22, 2018 11:00 AM CDT
Brandi Chastain's Plaque Does Not Go Over Well
People think image of soccer great looks more like Babe Ruth
- The good news for Brandi Chastain is that she got inducted into the San Francisco Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on Monday for her soccer prowess. The bad news is that much of the attention is focusing on her plaque, which bears an image of her that is, as...
US Soccer Star Kneels Before
National Team Game
Sep 16, 2016 1:27 AM CDT
US Soccer Star Kneels Before National Team Game
US Soccer says it expects players to stand
- Megan Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem before a US women's national team match against Thailand on Thursday night, the AP reports. Rapinoe first knelt during the anthem Sept. 4 before a game with her National Women's Soccer League team, the Seattle Reign. Rapinoe, a devoted advocate for...
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