Women's soccer

FILE - In this Sunday, July 5, 2015, file photo, the U.S. team celebrates with the trophy after it defeated Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia. FIFA is rolling out a global strategy to grow the women's game in advance of next year's World Cup in France. Soccer's governing body has been ramping up its attention to the women's side of the sport for the past several years, partly in response to calls for more equity. The result is a five-pronged proposal that starts at the ground level among FIFA's 211 member associations, FIFA Chief Women's Football Officer Sarai Bareman said. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
October 10, 2018 - 8:22 pm
FIFA is rolling out a global strategy to grow the women's game in advance of next year's World Cup in France. Soccer's governing body has been ramping up its attention to the women's side of the sport for the past several years, partly in response to calls for more equity. The result is a five-...
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October 07, 2018 - 8:46 pm
CARY, N.C. (AP) — The United States used a radically different lineup but got the same dominating results. Carli Lloyd scored three goals and the United States beat Panama 5-0 on Sunday in the group stage of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament. Christen Press added a goal and two assists...
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Croatia's soccer star Luka Modric receives the Best FIFA Men's Player award during the ceremony of the Best FIFA Football Awards in the Royal Festival Hall in London, Britain, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 24, 2018 - 9:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were far from the auditorium by the River Thames when Luka Modric broke their decade-long grip on FIFA's award for the world's best player. Football's biggest individual accolade was handed to the 33-year-old playmaker on Monday night in recognition...
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September 24, 2018 - 6:03 am
PARIS (AP) — A woman will win the most prestigious individual trophy in soccer for the first time this year. Awarded every year by France Football magazine since Stanley Matthews won it in 1956, the Ballon d'Or for the best player of the year will be given to both a woman and a man on Dec. 3 in...
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In this photo taken Sept. 20, 2018, Portland Thorns player Lindsey Horan speaks with reporters at a media event for the National Women's Soccer League at Nike in Beaverton, Ore. Horan was named the league's Most Valuable Player. (AP Photo/Anne M. Peterson).
September 21, 2018 - 9:56 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Crystal Dunn says the North Carolina Courage just need to stick with what's worked all season when the team faces the Portland Thorns for the National Women's Soccer League championship on Saturday. The Courage (18-1-6) won the league's Supporters' Shield for best record and...
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United States' Christen Press, second from left, is hugged by teammates after scoring on a penalty kick against Chile during the first half of an international friendly soccer match Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 01, 2018 - 2:34 am
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Tierna Davidson scored her first career goal, Christen Press added a second-half goal and the U.S. women's national team extended its unbeaten streak to 20 games with a 3-0 victory over Chile in an exhibition match Friday night. Four weeks after winning the Tournament of...
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Liverpool Women's Rhiannon Roberts, down, and Manchester United Women's Kirsty Hanson, top, in action during a domestic cup game at Prenton Park in Liverpool, England, Sunday Aug. 19, 2018. In its first competitive game in 13 years, Man United’s women’s side beat Liverpool 1-0 in a domestic cup game that marked a new era on Sunday. (Clint Hughes/PA via AP)
August 19, 2018 - 2:17 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — At least one Manchester United team won on Sunday. In its first competitive game in 13 years, United women's side beat Liverpool 1-0 in a domestic cup game that marked a new era on Sunday. United coach Casey Stoney has thrown the team together from scratch , with the club...
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July 20, 2018 - 1:42 pm
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says reports of bleak living and working conditions for members of the women's soccer team he co-owns are "unacceptable" and will be fixed. The Democratic governor says Friday he takes seriously published reports outlining shortcomings with Sky...
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A woman who invaded the pitch approaches France's Kylian Mbappe during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 15, 2018 - 1:57 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian protest group Pussy Riot claimed responsibility Sunday for four people who brought the World Cup final to a brief halt by running onto the field dressed in police uniforms. The three women and one man who charged onto the field simultaneously in the 52nd minute of one of the...
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English fans applaud their players after the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. Belgium defeats England 2-0. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
July 15, 2018 - 3:19 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women. Russian women who have dated the soccer fans have been shamed by some Russian commentators, denounced for...
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