Women's soccer

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2016, file photo, United States' goalkeeper Hope Solo takes the ball during a women's soccer game at the Rio Olympics against New Zealand in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. By choosing to actively campaign against the U.S.-led North America bid on the 2026 World Cup host, Solo risks alienating herself further from the soccer community in her homeland. The bid leadership reacted furiously when informed Solo was undermining their efforts heading into the vote on Wednesday June 7, 2018, dismissing her criticism of the governance of soccer in the country as wild and unwarranted. (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio, File)
June 07, 2018 - 6:22 pm
LONDON (AP) — A World Cup winner and Olympic champion with the United States, Hope Solo now wants her country to lose one of its biggest soccer contests: FIFA's vote on the 2026 World Cup host. "I can't say it should be awarded to Morocco," Solo told The Associated Press. "But I don't think it...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2018, file photo, Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber smiles during a press conference for the FC Cincinnati expansion team, in Cincinnati. Garber was announced as an inductee for the National Soccer Hall of Fame, Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
May 31, 2018 - 6:04 pm
Don Garber is finally becoming a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Major League Soccer's commissioner was originally elected in 2016 but put off induction so he could be enshrined in an MLS stadium. The ceremony is set for Oct. 20 at the new Hall of Fame at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2013, file photo, Portland Thorns head coach Cindy Parlow Cone smiles as players celebrate after the Thorns beat the Sky Blue FC, 3-1, in a women's soccer match in Portland. Cindy Parlow Cone, who scored 75 goals over an 11-year career with the U.S. women’s national team, will be inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame, announced Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Randy L. Rasmussen, File)
May 31, 2018 - 1:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on National Soccer Hall of Fame inductees (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Cindy Parlow Cone, who scored 75 goals over an 11-year career with the U.S. women's national team, is the latest inductee into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Cone was part of the national team that...
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In this photo taken Monday May 21, 2018, Bay Area Sports Hall of Hame inductee Brandi Chastain poses by her plaque during a press conference in San Francisco. Social media is finding little to like about the likeness on a plaque honoring retired soccer champion Chastain. The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco unveiled the plaque on Monday night. Chastain diplomatically said "it's not the most flattering. But it's nice." (Scott Strazzante/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 5:06 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A bronze plaque honoring soccer star Brandi Chastain got a red card Tuesday after a social media outcry over its unflattering portrayal of the athlete. The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco said Tuesday it will redo the plaque, which was unveiled a day earlier and...
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April 25, 2018 - 11:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox's World Cup debut will have an American accent, even though the United States failed to qualify for the tournament. And many of the game broadcasters will be based in the U.S. rather than in Russia. The network tells The Associated Press it will announce Wednesday that eight of...
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation between Britain and Russia, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. Britain said Wednesday it would expel 23 Russian diplomats and sever high-level bilateral contacts after Russia ignored a deadline to explain how a Soviet-developed nerve agent was used against ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
March 14, 2018 - 6:19 pm
LONDON (AP) — The latest on the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England (all times local): 10:15 p.m. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is calling the assassination attempt against a former Russian agent in southern England part of "an alarming increase" in the use of chemical weapons — and says...
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A Pakistani acid attack victim, center, takes part in a rally to mark International Women's Day in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
March 08, 2018 - 4:58 pm
The Latest on International Women's Day: Hundreds of Brazilian women are marching to demand equal rights and protest gender-based violence to mark International Women's Day. Marchers in Sao Paulo on Thursday were drawing attention to issues as varied as the wage gap, abortion rights, sexual...
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A police community support officer stands inside a cordon outside The Mill pub in Salisbury, England, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, near to where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal was found critically ill. Britain's counterterrorism police took over an investigation Tuesday into the mysterious collapse of the former spy and his daughter, now fighting for their lives. The government pledged a "robust" response if suspicions of Russian state involvement are proven. Skripal and his daughter are in a critical condition after collapsing in the English city of Salisbury on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 07, 2018 - 11:10 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the suspected poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal (all times local): 15:50 Ambulances and emergency vehicles have rushed to central Salisbury in England amid jitters following the collapse of a former Russian spy and his daughter there. Eyewitness Toni Walker...
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United States' Abby Dahlkemper, left, tries to clear the ball away from Germany's Alexandra Popp during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup women's soccer match Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
March 01, 2018 - 9:10 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Megan Rapinoe scored in the 17th minute and the U.S. women's soccer team held on for 1-0 victory over Germany on Wednesday night in a matchup of the world's top two teams. The top-ranked Americans controlled the pace on a cold, rainy central Ohio night in the SheBelieves Cup,...
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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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