Women's soccer

FILE - In this April 20, 2018, file photo, Australia's Samantha Kerr, left, fights for control of the ball against Japan's Nana Ichise , bottom right, during the AFC Jordan 2018 Women's Asian Cup final in Amman, Jordan. The Women’s World Cup kicks off Friday, June 7, 2019, in Paris. Twenty-four teams will traverse France for the next month in pursuit of soccer’s most prestigious trophy. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh, File)
June 04, 2019 - 5:54 am
The Australian players' union has called on FIFA to award the same prize money for the Women's World Cup that is provided for the men's tournament. Professional Footballers Australia launched a website to bring the campaign to light. "FIFA should reward female and male players equally because it is...
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June 03, 2019 - 5:30 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A former women's soccer coach at the University of Southern California is expected to plead guilty for his role in a sweeping admissions bribery scheme. The U.S. Justice Department said Monday that 49-year-old Ali Khosroshahin of Fountain Valley, California, will plead guilty to...
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May 30, 2019 - 7:00 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Visa will be the presenting sponsor of the player of the match award at the Women's World Cup in France, agreed to a five-year sponsorship with the U.S. Soccer Federation and is launching a campaign with outspoken American star Megan Rapinoe. The company, a FIFA sponsor since...
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May 28, 2019 - 1:38 pm
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — The ESPN+ streaming service has obtained U.S. English-language television rights for the Copa America, South America's soccer championship. ESPN, part of The Walt Disney Co., said Tuesday all 26 matches will be streamed. None will be televised by ESPN's linear broadcast...
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Argentine women's soccer team player Aldana Cometti, right, celebrates as Yael Oviedo stands at center during training ahead of the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 tournament, at the Argentina Football Association in Ezeiza on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, May 20, 2019. Argentina players that took the team to its first women’s World Cup in 12 years organized a strike in the end of 2017 due to the lack of support they endured, kicking off a movement against sexism that forced the country’s soccer body to change and turn them into professionals. (AP Photo)
May 27, 2019 - 1:30 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Exhausted players lie scattered on a field at Argentina's national team training complex on the outskirts of Buenos Aires after a double dose of training, including an exhibition against a teenage men's team. The concerns about things like a lack of uniforms and the...
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In this Friday, May 24, 2019, photo, Japan women's soccer team head coach Asako Takakura, center, directs her players during a training session in Narashino, east of Tokyo ahead of the FIFA Women's World Cup France. Takakura went to the Women’s World Cup twice as a player and is first woman in charge, a fact she largely dismisses. But some see it as a breakthrough in a country that has few women in corporate board rooms or in the top ranks of government. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 27, 2019 - 4:36 am
NARASHINO, Japan (AP) — Jun Endo turned 19 a few days ago and is headed to her first Women's World Cup. The Japan forward has lots of company. Sixteen others on the 23-player roster are also going for the first time. "I think age doesn't matter when it comes to playing football," Endo said,...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 file photo, France women's soccer head coach Corinne Diacre during a press conference in Paris. With an experienced side featuring seven players from the Lyon side which recently won the Champions League for the fourth straight year, host France will be among the favorites for the Women's World Cup, and this suits coach Corinne Diacre just fine. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
May 24, 2019 - 6:48 pm
France has an opportunity to translate dominance at the European club level to success on the World Cup stage. With a highly experienced and skilled team, host France will be among the favorites at the women's tournament kicking off next month, and that suits coach Corinne Diacre just fine. She is...
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Megan Rapinoe, a member of the United States women's national soccer team, speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York, Friday, May 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 24, 2019 - 6:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. star Megan Rapinoe gave FIFA some kicks two weeks ahead of the World Cup, maintaining the sport's top executives are not doing enough to close a huge gender disparity in investment. "They have essentially unlimited resources. I don't think that it's really been a huge change at...
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United States women's national soccer team members, from left, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe speak to reporters during a news conference in New York, Friday, May 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 24, 2019 - 4:54 pm
The U.S. women's national team is well aware the rest of the world is catching up. Long dominant on the international stage, the No. 1-ranked Americans are heading to France for the Women's World Cup with any number of teams potentially in position to topple the defending champions. Among the...
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Ada Hegerberg of Lyon celebrates her goal during the women's soccer UEFA Champions League final match between Olympique Lyon and FC Barcelona at the Groupama Arena in Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Balazs Czagany/MTI via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 11:34 am
With a no-nonsense look etched on her face, Ada Hegerberg stares straight into the camera and says: "Now it's time for action." It's fitting the Norwegian superstar was chosen as the face of a recently launched campaign aimed at improving the profile and standards in women's soccer. Not just...
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