FIFA Women's World Cup

December 04, 2019 - 12:15 pm
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — In a move to raise the quality, profile and value of women’s soccer, UEFA is changing the Champions League format to include a group stage. The 2021-22 edition will have a 16-team group stage with increased revenue from the sale of centralized broadcast and sponsor deals,...
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Everton's Lucy Graham, right, and Manchester United's Katie Zelem battle for the ball during the FA Women's Continental League Cup match at Haig Avenue, Liverpool, England, Sunday Nov. 3, 2019. (Nigel French/PA via AP)
November 16, 2019 - 6:56 am
LONDON (AP) — Katie Zelem had to leave Manchester United to chase her dream, just to get a chance of making a career out of playing the game she loves. Zelem’s journey — from the return to United to becoming captain and a face of Adidas marketing — captures the rapid advances in women’s football in...
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England's Jill Scott speaks during the press conference at Wembley Stadium, London, Friday Nov. 8, 2019. Returning to play at Wembley Stadium for a third time is a chance for Jill Scott to reflect. Scott using another visit by Germany on Saturday to bask in the advances in women’s soccer in England. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)
November 08, 2019 - 2:29 pm
LONDON (AP) — Returning to play at Wembley Stadium for a third time is a chance for England midfielder Jill Scott to reflect. But not so much on her experience five years ago against Germany. "I remember coming on," Scott said, "and missing a sitter." The 32-year-old Scott will instead use the...
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United States forward Carli Lloyd, left, defender Emily Sonnett, center, and midfielder Rose Lavelle celebrate Lloyd's second goal against Sweden during the first half of a women's international friendly soccer match in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
November 08, 2019 - 10:07 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New coach. Same result. Carli Lloyd scored twice, Christen Press added a goal and the United States held off Sweden 3-2 on Thursday night at Mapfre Stadium, giving Vlatko Andonovski a victory in his first match as head coach. The U.S. is 19-1-3 in 2019 and has a 22-match...
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November 07, 2019 - 8:27 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's football federation and players' union say they have agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement that closes the pay gap between the men's and women's national teams. The new four-year CBA announced on Wednesday ensures the Socceroos and Matildas receive a 24% share of...
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Vlatko Andonovski speaks during a news conference Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in New York. U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro named Andonovski as head coach in U.S. Women's National Team on Monday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
October 28, 2019 - 6:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Vlatko Andonovski is well aware of the expectations he faces as the new coach of the U.S women's national team. His predecessor, Jill Ellis, led the team to consecutive World Cup titles — an accomplishment her successor can only hope to equal. "What this team has done and what Jill...
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North Carolina Courage's Heather O'Reilly, center, holds the championship trophy following the team's win over the Chicago Red Stars in an NWSL championship soccer game in Cary, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
October 28, 2019 - 10:43 am
CARY, N.C. (AP) — Debinha scored in the fourth minute and the North Carolina Courage beat the Chicago Red Stars 4-0 Sunday for their second straight National Women's Soccer League title. Jessica McDonald, Crystal Dunn and Sam Mewis added goals for the Courage, which won the NWSL Shield for the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015, file photo, FC Kansas City head coach Vlatko Andonovski watches from the sideline before the NWSL soccer championship match in Portland, Ore. U.S. Soccer is expected to name Andonovski as the new head coach of the U.S. women's national team Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. A person with knowledge of the deal says, Andonovski, the current coach of the Reign FC in the NWSL, is expected to sign a contract with U.S. Soccer in the coming days. He would replace Jill Ellis, who led the U.S. team to back-to-back World Cup titles during her tenure as coach. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
October 25, 2019 - 2:42 pm
U.S. Soccer is expected to name Vlatko Andonovski as the new head coach of the women's national team. A person with knowledge of the deal said Andonovski, the current coach of the Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League, is expected to sign a contract with U.S. Soccer in the coming days. The...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2019 file photo, Australia's Ellie Carpenter, left, chases Italy's Barbara Bonansea during a Women's World Cup Group C soccer match between Australia and Italy at the Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes, France. Italy won 2-0. Italy’s surprise run to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup this year went a long way toward changing misconceptions about the female game in a country where the most popular sport is dominated by men. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, file)
October 24, 2019 - 4:27 am
ROME (AP) — Italy's surprise run to the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup this year went a long way toward changing misconceptions about the female game in a country where the most popular sport is dominated by men. Out of a population of 60 million, more than 20 million spectators watched...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, photo tennis great and founder of the Women's Sports Foundation Billie Jean King, left, and soccer star Megan Rapinoe pose for photos on the red carpet of the Women's Sports Foundation's 40th annual Salute to Women in Sports in New York. Rapinoe, who was honored at the gala, won Sportswoman of the Year in the team category. She led the U.S. women's soccer team to victory at the World Cup in France and earned the FIFA Player of the Year award. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
October 17, 2019 - 1:15 pm
Soccer star Megan Rapinoe and boxer Claressa Shields have been honored as Sportswomen of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation. They won in the team and individual categories, the awards coming at the foundation's 40th annual Salute to Women in Sports. Rapinoe led the U.S. to victory at the...
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