Women's soccer

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, Carlos Cordeiro, vice president of U.S. Soccer, watches warmups from the team bench ahead of the start of the U.S.'s final World Cup qualifying match against Trinidad and Tobago at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad. Cordeiro has been elected president of the U.S. Soccer Federation on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, assuming control of an organization that must chart a new course after its men's team failed to qualify for this year's World Cup. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
February 10, 2018 - 10:18 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Cordeiro insists he's the right choice to lead the U.S. Soccer Federation, which must chart a new course after its men's national team failed to qualify for this year's World Cup. The 61-year-old business executive won the governing body's presidential election Saturday...
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In this Jan. 29, 2018, photo, Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, from left, is interviewed by Michael Irvin, and Zach's wife Julie Ertz during opening night for the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. Julie and Zach are currently the sporting world’s “It” couple. Julie is a midfielder for the World Cup-winning U.S. national soccer team, while her husband Zach is a tight end for the Super Bowl-bound Philadelphia Eagles. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
January 31, 2018 - 3:49 am
Julie Ertz has a world championship and Player of the Year honors in her sport. So she's already got an edge on husband Zach — that is, if they were competitive. She says the athletic couple doesn't really try to one-up each other all that much. "Maybe in board games," she says with a laugh. Julie...
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Liberia's New President George Weah speaks, during his Inauguration ceremony in Monrovia, Liberia, Monday. Jan, 22, 2018. Former international soccer star Weah was sworn into office Monday as Liberia's new president, taking over from Africa's first female leader of this post-war, impoverished West African nation. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
January 22, 2018 - 2:27 pm
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Former international soccer star George Weah was sworn in as Liberia's new president Monday, taking over the impoverished West African nation from Africa's first female leader. The 51-year-old, who was FIFA's 1995 player of the year, took the oath of office dressed in all...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017 file photo released by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Saudi men and women attend national day ceremonies at the King Fahd stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi women will for the first time be allowed to enter a sports stadium on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, to watch a soccer match between two local teams — though they will be segregated from the male-only crowd with designated seating in the so-called "family section." The move is Saudi Arabia's first social reform planned for this year granting women greater rights. (Saudi Press Agency via AP, File)
January 12, 2018 - 2:56 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi women were allowed into a sports stadium for the first time Friday to watch a soccer match between two local teams — though they were segregated in the stands from the male-only crowd with designated seating in the so-called "family section." The move was the first...
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FILE - A Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 file photo showing Team GB women's soccer head coach Hope Powell at a press conference at Wembley Stadium in London. English soccer leaders want to interview at least one black or ethnic minority candidate in future for jobs around the national teams. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)
January 09, 2018 - 4:13 pm
LONDON (AP) — Since the job was created 72 years ago, every manager of the England men's football team has been white. When a successor to Gareth Southgate is eventually required, at least one black or ethnic minority candidate is set to be interviewed. Drawing inspiration from the NFL, the English...
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January 08, 2018 - 11:59 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Wake Forest forward Jon Bakero and Stanford midfielder Andi Sullivan have won the Hermann Trophy as the top college soccer players. Bakero had 16 goals and 14 assists to lead the NCAA in scoring and became the second straight member of the Demon Deacons to win the award after Ian...
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Supporters of former soccer player George Weah, presidential candidate for the Coalition for Democratic Change, celebrate, in Monrovia, Liberia, Friday Dec. 29, 2017. The National Election Commission has declared George Weah president-elect and Jewel Howard-Taylor vice president-elect following the Dec. 26 runoff poll. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
December 30, 2017 - 2:51 pm
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — George Weah gave his first public address as Liberia's president-elect Saturday, telling potential investors that the nation is "open and ready for business" and calling on Liberians who live abroad to come home. The former international soccer star spoke at Coalition for...
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Former soccer star George Weah, Presidential candidate for the Coalition for Democratic Change, casts his vote during a Presidential runoff election in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday Dec. 26, 2017, Young Liberians went straight from all-night Christmas celebrations to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the vice president to replace Africa's first female head of state. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
December 27, 2017 - 2:46 pm
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's National Elections Commission continued tallying votes Wednesday from the West African nation's presidential runoff election between a football star and the vice president who are competing to replace Africa's first female head of state. The commission said late...
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People wait to cast their votes during a Presidential runoff election in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday Dec. 26, 2017, Young Liberians went straight from all-night Christmas celebrations to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the vice president to replace Africa's first female head of state. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
December 26, 2017 - 1:43 pm
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Young Liberians went straight from all-night Christmas celebrations to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the country's vice president, who are vying to replace Africa's first female head of state. For the first time in...
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December 25, 2017 - 6:47 am
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberians head to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the vice president to replace Africa's first female head of state. For the first time in more than 70 years, the West African nation founded by freed American slaves...
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