FIFA Women's World Cup

United States players celebrate with Kristie Mewis, number 22, who scored her side's second goal during the international friendly women's soccer match between The Netherlands and the US at the Rat Verlegh stadium in Breda, southern Netherlands, Friday Nov. 27, 2020. (Piroschka van de Wouw/Pool via AP)
December 01, 2020 - 2:24 pm
U.S. women's national team players and the U.S. Soccer Federation have settled their long-running lawsuit over inequitable working conditions with the men's team while leaving their dispute over unequal pay for additional litigation. The parties filed a redacted public notice of the settlement with...
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Netherlands' Sherida Spitse, left, and United States Kristie Mewis vie for the ball during the international friendly women's soccer match between The Netherlands and the US at the Rat Verlegh stadium in Breda, southern Netherlands, Friday Nov. 27, 2020. (Piroschka van de Wouw/Pool via AP)
November 27, 2020 - 11:58 am
BREDA, Netherlands (AP) — Rose Lavelle scored against the Netherlands again, Kristie Mewis scored in her first appearance for the United States in six years and the U.S. women won a rematch of last year's World Cup final by the same score, 2-0, on Friday. The older sister of starter Sam Mewis came...
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Tottenham Hotspur's Alex Morgan, center, vies for the ball with Reading's Angharad James during the English Women's Super League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Reading at the Hive stadium in London Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Morgan came on as a 69th minute substitute, the game ended in a 1-1 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
November 19, 2020 - 5:28 am
GENEVA (AP) — Female soccer players should soon get their maternity rights protected under new employment rules announced Thursday by FIFA. The governing body of soccer is preparing to mandate clubs to allow at least 14 weeks of maternity leave paid at a minimum two-thirds of a player’s full salary...
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Tottenham Hotspur's Alex Morgan gestures to her teammates during the English Women's Super League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Reading at the Hive stadium in London Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Morgan came on as a 69th minute substitute, the game ended in a 1-1 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
November 07, 2020 - 10:25 am
LONDON (AP) — Supported by her baby daughter in the stands, American superstar Alex Morgan made her debut in English soccer on Saturday. Morgan came on as a substitute in the 69th minute for Tottenham in a 1-1 draw against Reading in the Women’s Super League. She didn't manage to score in her first...
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Manchester United's Tobin Heath celebrates scoring against West Ham United during the FA Women's Super League match at Victoria Road Stadium, London, Sunday Oct. 18, 2020. (John Walton/PA via AP)
October 19, 2020 - 8:49 am
LONDON (AP) — England’s soccer leadership has a couple of priorities for the women’s teams. Most immediately it’s deciding on a coach for the Olympics next month and whether Phil Neville should lead the British team in Japan. Then there’s an expectation that Neville’s England successor, Sarina...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2019, file photo, United States women's national soccer team head coach Jill Ellis smiles during a training session at Red Bull Arena, in Harrison, N.J. When Ellis stepped down as coach of the national team last year, U.S. soccer announced that it would endow a scholarship in Ellis' name to support female candidates in pursuit of Pro, A and B coaching license courses. On Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, the federation announced the SheChampions Mentorship Program, designed to support each Pro and A license candidate. Ellis is among those who will mentor the women in the program. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)
October 06, 2020 - 3:39 pm
Jill Ellis never left soccer, she just shifted focus. The two-time World Cup-winning coach with the U.S. national team has turned her attention to making sure other women can pursue coaching careers in a sport where female coaches are rare. After Ellis stepped down as coach of the national team...
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Manchester City's Chloe Kelly, center left, celebrates scoring her sides first goal in the Women's Super League soccer match between Manchester City Women and Tottenham Hotspur Women at the Academy Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Oct. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
October 04, 2020 - 6:57 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Alex Morgan's wait to regain fitness for her Tottenham debut goes on. The other American imports are already making an impact in the Women's Super League. Sam Mewis made it two goals in two games for Manchester City by scoring the third in a 4-1 victory over Tottenham on...
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The Sydney Opera House is illuminated in support of Australia and New Zealand's joint bid to host the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023, in Sydney, Thursday, June 25, 2020. Australia and New Zealand will co-host the Women's World Cup in 2023, with the following edition possibly set to take place just two years later. (Bianca De Marchi/AAP Image via AP)
June 25, 2020 - 5:34 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Australia and New Zealand will co-host the Women’s World Cup in 2023, with the following edition possibly set to take place just two years later. The joint bid beat Colombia 22-13 in a vote Thursday by FIFA's ruling council, which judged them as having the best commercial prospects...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, United States forward Megan Rapinoe (15) runs over to take a corner kick during the second half of a SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Spain, in Harrison, N.J. U.S. national team players Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath and Christen Press have opted out of the National Women's Soccer League tournament kicking off this weekend in Utah. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)
June 23, 2020 - 11:45 am
U.S. national team players Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath and Christen Press have opted out of the National Women's Soccer League tournament kicking off this weekend in Utah. Heath and Press, who played with Rapinoe on the champion World Cup team last summer in France, cited concerns about the...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2019, file photo, Japan players embrace ahead of the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Japan at Roazhon Park, in Rennes, France. The Japan Football Association is expected to pull out of bidding for the 2023 Women’s World Cup, according to a report by Japanese news agency Kyodo on Monday, June 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
June 22, 2020 - 4:17 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan pulled out of bidding to host soccer's 2023 Women’s World Cup on Monday, leaving the top-rated joint bid by Australia and New Zealand a clear favorite in the FIFA vote. Japan and Australia are both members of the Asian Football Confederation and were likely to split the region's...
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