Women's soccer

Stanford's Sam Werner celebrates after scoring the game winning goal to win the NCAA College Cup championship soccer match against Indiana, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Chester, Pa. Stanford won 1-0 in over time. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
December 10, 2017 - 5:01 pm
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Sam Werner ripped off his shirt, raced the length of the field and was smothered by a swarm of Stanford teammates. Even for a budding dynasty, that championship feeling isn't getting old. Werner scored in the second overtime to lead Stanford to its third straight NCAA men's...
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December 05, 2017 - 11:20 am
Soccer United Marketing President Kathy Carter is running for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation. Carter's announcement Tuesday came a day after Sunil Gulati said he will not seek a fourth term. He announced his decision after the U.S. men's team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in...
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In this Nov. 16, 2017 photo, Bibiana Steinhaus, the first female referee to officiate in the soccer Bundesliga, smiles during an interview with The Associated Press at the German soccer federation’s headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. (AP Photo/Ciaran Fahey)
November 19, 2017 - 11:16 am
Having made the breakthrough, the first woman referee in any of Europe's top soccer leagues is asking how long it will take for other countries to follow Germany's example. Bibiana Steinhaus is savoring her first season among the Bundesliga's 24-member elite group, reward for her performances as a...
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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. Women will be allowed into sports stadiums as of next year, the kingdom's latest step toward easing rules on gender segregation -- but they will only be allowed to sit in the so-called family section. (Saudi Press Agency via AP, File)
October 30, 2017 - 7:13 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia will allow women into sports stadiums as of next year, the kingdom's latest step toward easing rules on gender segregation — but they will be seated in the so-called family section, an area separate from the male-only crowd. Still, the decision,...
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October 20, 2017 - 5:44 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Forward Mallory Pugh has a hamstring injury and won't play for the U.S. national team against South Korea on Sunday. Pugh was injured in the U.S. team's 3-1 victory over South Korea in the first match of the two-game exhibition series on Thursday night in New Orleans. U.S. soccer...
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October 14, 2017 - 8:01 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Lindsey Horan scored in the 50th minute, and the Portland Thorns beat the North Carolina Courage 1-0 on Saturday for the National Women's Soccer League championship. It is Portland's second title. The Thorns also won the NWSL's inaugural championship in 2013. The Courage, who...
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September 28, 2017 - 9:12 am
The U.S. Women's National Team Players Association is donating $16,000 to help get the union for players in the National Women's Soccer League off the ground. The NWSL Players Association represents more than 160 players who are not paid by the U.S. and Canadian soccer federations. Those...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2016, file photo, U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo takes the ball during a women's Olympic football tournament match against New Zealand in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. American goalkeeper Hope Solo is looking to resume playing and says she had had offers to play overseas. Solo was handed a six-month suspension and her contract with U.S. Soccer was terminated following the Rio de Janeiro Olympics last year, after she called Sweden's team "cowards" for their defensive style of play against the Americans. (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio, File)
August 07, 2017 - 6:40 pm
AMSTERDAM (AP) — American goalkeeper Hope Solo is looking to resume playing and says she has had offers to play overseas. Solo was handed a six-month suspension and her contract with U.S. Soccer was terminated last year following the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after she called Sweden's team "cowards"...
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Vivianne Miedema, number 9, of the Netherlands celebrates with teammate Lieke Martens after she scores her side's fourth goal during the Women's Euro 2017 final soccer match between Netherlands and Denmark in Enschede, the Netherlands, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Post)
August 06, 2017 - 1:04 pm
ENSCHEDE, Netherlands (AP) — Striker Vivianne Miedema scored twice Sunday as The Netherlands beat Denmark 4-2 to win its first Women's European Championship title. Nadia Nadim gave Denmark an early lead from the penalty spot before Miedema and then Lieke Martens scored to put the host nation in...
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United States defender Julie Ertz (8) scores a goal past Brazil goalkeeper Barbara, left, as Brazil defender Adnressinha (17) defends during the second half of a Tournament of Nations women's soccer match Sunday, July 30, 2017, in San Diego. The United States won, 4-3. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
July 30, 2017 - 11:15 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Julie Ertz came in off the bench and scored in the 89th minute and the United States overcame a late two-goal deficit to beat Brazil 4-3 on Sunday night in the Tournament of Nations. The United States was in danger of losing for the fourth time this year before the three-goal...
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