Women's soccer

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, United States forward Alex Morgan, left, shoots on goal as Denmark forward Stine Larsen, right, defends during the second half of an international friendly soccer match in San Diego. She’s already an internationally recognized soccer player with a World Cup title and an Olympic gold medal. She’s also the author of a series of kids’ books. Now you can add actor to Alex Morgan’s resume. The U.S. national team forward makes her theatrical debut in a new feature “Alex & Me” about a young player who is inspired by Morgan. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
June 13, 2018 - 2:28 pm
She's already an internationally recognized soccer player with a World Cup title and an Olympic gold medal. She's also the author of a series of kids' books. Now you can add actor to Alex Morgan's resume. The U.S. national team forward makes her movie debut in a new feature "Alex & Me" about a...
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Women look over from the Krymsky Bridge, adorned with banners of the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. A senior Russian lawmaker advised Russian women Wednesday to be vigilant during any romantic encounters with foreign fans flocking to Russia for the World Cup so as not to end up raising their children alone. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
June 13, 2018 - 12:23 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian lawmaker advised Russian women Wednesday to be vigilant during any romantic encounters with foreign fans flocking to Russia for the World Cup so as not to end up raising their children alone. Tamara Pletnyova, the head of a parliamentary committee on family matters,...
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Argentine sportscaster and legendary Telemundo soccer broadcaster Andrés Cantor poses during an interview about his 2018 World Cup assignment, Wednesday May 16, 2018, in New York. Getting ready to broadcast its first World Cup, Telemundo hopes Cantor can persuade American viewers that soccer is better in Spanish. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
June 11, 2018 - 7:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Andres Cantor screamed "Goal!" for 38 seconds, four fortissimo shrieks of shock, elation and hysteria that exceeded even the usual volcanic standard set by the Pavarotti of the pitch. Getting ready to broadcast its first World Cup, Telemundo hopes his huge-capacity lungs persuade...
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June 08, 2018 - 5:11 pm
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Italy has qualified for the Women's World Cup for the first time in two decades following a 3-0 win over Portugal. The Azzurre have won all seven of their qualifiers in Group 6, securing a spot at next year's tournament in France with one match to spare. Cristian Girelli,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2016, file photo, United States' goalkeeper Hope Solo takes the ball during a women's soccer game at the Rio Olympics against New Zealand in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. By choosing to actively campaign against the U.S.-led North America bid on the 2026 World Cup host, Solo risks alienating herself further from the soccer community in her homeland. The bid leadership reacted furiously when informed Solo was undermining their efforts heading into the vote on Wednesday June 7, 2018, dismissing her criticism of the governance of soccer in the country as wild and unwarranted. (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio, File)
June 07, 2018 - 6:22 pm
LONDON (AP) — A World Cup winner and Olympic champion with the United States, Hope Solo now wants her country to lose one of its biggest soccer contests: FIFA's vote on the 2026 World Cup host. "I can't say it should be awarded to Morocco," Solo told The Associated Press. "But I don't think it...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 1999, file photo, U.S. national team forward Tiffeny Milbrett (16) advances the ball in the first half as world all-star defender Bettina Wiegmann (8) follows during an exhibition soccer match in San Jose, Calif. Millbrett will be inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame, announced Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Ragan, File)
May 31, 2018 - 8:11 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The look on Tiffeny Milbrett's face said it all. She was genuinely surprised when former U.S. teammate Brandi Chastain unexpectedly appeared at a family gathering in Portland and handed her a small box inscribed "National Soccer Hall of Fame." In it was a commemorative coin...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2013, file photo, Portland Thorns head coach Cindy Parlow Cone smiles as players celebrate after the Thorns beat the Sky Blue FC, 3-1, in a women's soccer match in Portland. Cindy Parlow Cone, who scored 75 goals over an 11-year career with the U.S. women’s national team, will be inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame, announced Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Randy L. Rasmussen, File)
May 31, 2018 - 3:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on National Soccer Hall of Fame inductees (all times local): 3:02 p.m. Former U.S. Soccer President Bob Contiguglia has been elected to the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame. Contiguglia, a doctor now living in Denver, led the USSF from 1998 to 2006. During his tenure,...
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In this photo taken Monday May 21, 2018, Bay Area Sports Hall of Hame inductee Brandi Chastain poses by her plaque during a press conference in San Francisco. Social media is finding little to like about the likeness on a plaque honoring retired soccer champion Chastain. The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco unveiled the plaque on Monday night. Chastain diplomatically said "it's not the most flattering. But it's nice." (Scott Strazzante/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 5:06 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A bronze plaque honoring soccer star Brandi Chastain got a red card Tuesday after a social media outcry over its unflattering portrayal of the athlete. The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco said Tuesday it will redo the plaque, which was unveiled a day earlier and...
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In this photo taken Monday May 21, 2018, Bay Area Sports Hall of Hame inductee Brandi Chastain's plaque is displayed during a press conference in San Francisco. Social media is finding little to like about the likeness on a plaque honoring retired soccer champion Chastain. The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco unveiled the plaque on Monday night. Chastain diplomatically said "it's not the most flattering. But it's nice." (Scott Strazzante/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 4:27 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on Brandi Chastain's Hall of Fame plaque (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The president of the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco says the organization will redo a plaque of soccer star Brandi Chastain after a social media uproar. Bay Area news station KTVU-TV...
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May 16, 2018 - 2:18 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Football Federation is trying to contain an embarrassing scandal after it handed out a manual that includes advice on how to seduce Russian women during the World Cup. The manual was handed out to journalists, players and coaches during a free course about...
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