Women's soccer

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, United States' Alex Morgan shoots on goal against Chile during the first half of an international friendly soccer match, in Carson, Calif. Two goals away from reaching 100 for her career, forward Morgan is on the roster for the U.S. women's national team as it opens training camp ahead of the World Cup in France this summer. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
January 04, 2019 - 2:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Two goals away from reaching 100 for her career, forward Alex Morgan is on the roster for the U.S. women's national team as it opens training camp ahead of the World Cup in France this summer. Morgan was among 26 players named to the roster by coach Jill Ellis on Friday. The...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, Real Madrid President Florentino Perez gives a thumbs up as he arrives for the UEFA Champions League draw at the Grimaldi Forum, in Monaco. In a speech during Real Madrid’s most recent general assembly, president Florentino Perez answered questions from club members, and when asked about plans to create a women’s team, Perez didn’t answer. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, FILE)
December 10, 2018 - 1:52 am
MADRID (AP) — In a speech during Real Madrid's most recent general assembly, club president Florentino Perez spoke proudly about how esports will be part of the club's future. Perez also talked about plans for a possible Real Madrid theme park to be built in the Spanish capital. The president took...
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France coach Corinne Diacre, left, and United States coach Jill Ellis pose next to the World Cup trophy during the women's soccer World Cup France 2019 draw, in Boulogne-Billancourt, outside Paris, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
December 08, 2018 - 3:06 pm
PARIS (AP) — U.S. national coach Jill Ellis was asked before the Women's World Cup draw whether she thought her team would be grouped with Sweden for the fifth straight time. "Oh, we will," Ellis laughed, recalling her reply. Turned out she was right. The defending champion Americans were grouped...
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France coach Corinne Diacre stands next to the World Cup trophy during the women's soccer World Cup France 2019 draw, in Boulogne-Billancourt, outside Paris, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
December 08, 2018 - 11:39 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the draw for the Women's World Cup (all times local): 8:30 p.m. France coach Corinne Diacre is urging her players not to let the pressure of playing at home get to them. The French have been drawn in Group A with South Korea, Norway and Nigeria. They open at Parc des...
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United States' Carli Lloyd smiles prior to the women's soccer World Cup France 2019 draw, in Boulogne-Billancourt, outside Paris, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
December 08, 2018 - 9:09 am
PARIS (AP) — The 24 teams that qualified for the Women's World Cup are set to learn their opponents for the tournament's group stage next summer in France. Saturday's draw for soccer's most prestigious event is taking place inside La Seine Musicale, a dome-shaped concert hall perched over the river...
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Olympique Lyonnais' Ada Hegerberg celebrates with the Women's Ballon d'Or award during the Golden Ball award ceremony at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Awarded every year by France Football magazine since Stanley Matthews won it in 1956, the Ballon d'Or, Golden Ball for the best player of the year will be given to both a woman and a man. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
December 03, 2018 - 1:09 pm
PARIS (AP) — Sixty-two years after Stanley Matthews won the first Ballon d'Or, the women's game received its inaugural winner: Trailblazing Norwegian forward Ada Hegerberg. But despite being recognized as the best female footballer in the world, the outspoken 23-year-old Hegerberg said she won't...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, the United States Women's National Team celebrates with the trophy after they beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship, in Vancouver, British Columbia. FIFA President Gianni Infantino understands why female footballers are unhappy about the lack of gender equality in World Cup prize money but says doubling the cash for finalists to $30 million represents significant progress. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
October 26, 2018 - 12:24 pm
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino says doubling the total prize money for women's World Cup teams to $30 million is progress. However, the total prize money will be $440 million for the men's teams at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The FIFA Council on Friday ratified the financial...
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Teammates celebrate after United States midfielder Julie Ertz (facing camera) scored a goal during the first half of a CONCACAF women's World Cup qualifying tournament soccer match in Frisco, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Jacobsohn)
October 14, 2018 - 7:11 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan each scored twice in the first half and United States earned a spot in the World Cup next summer in France with a 6-0 victory over Jamaica on Sunday in the CONCACAF qualifying tournament. Heath's first came in the first two minutes of the match and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2004, file photo, United States women's soccer coach April Heinrichs talks with players during a team training session in Athens, Greece. Former national team coach and player Heinrichs will step down director of the women’s youth national teams for U.S. Soccer at the end of this year. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
October 08, 2018 - 7:02 pm
Former national team coach and player April Heinrichs will step down as director of the women's youth national teams for U.S. Soccer at the end of this year. Heinrichs was a forward on the national team that won the first Women's World Cup in 1991. She served as head coach of the team from 2000-...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, United States' Crystal Dunn, right, prepares to strike the ball during the second half of an international friendly soccer match in Carson, Calif. Dunn is pragmatic about her shifting roles: Whatever helps get the U.S. women’s national team to next year’s World Cup in France is fine with her. Dunn plays midfielder for the North Carolina Courage, which just won the National Women’s Soccer League championship after a record breaking season. On Thursday, she moves to defense when national team opens the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament with a match against Mexico in Cary, N.C. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
October 04, 2018 - 3:13 am
LONDON (AP) — Male sports fans make up more than half of the group of people with an interest in women's sports, according to a report published Thursday by analysts Nielsen Sports. The report found that 84 percent of general sports fans in eight key markets around the world, including the United...
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