Seeking more respect, superstar Hegerberg out of World Cup

Sports 05/23/19, 01:28

With a no-nonsense look etched on her face, Ada Hegerberg stares straight into the camera and says: "Now it's time for action."It's fitting the Norwegian superstar was chosen as the face of a recently launched campaign aimed at improving the profile and standards in women's soccer.Not just because, as the ...

UEFA launch women’s soccer strategy plan ahead of World Cup

Sports 05/17/19, 05:20

With the World Cup looming and women's soccer gaining ground around Europe, UEFA launched a new five-year plan for the sport on Friday.The strategy document, Time for Action , sets out how the European soccer body aims to double the number of women and girls playing the game, and to ...

Bareman: FIFA takes positive steps in women’s game strategy

Sports 05/15/19, 13:14

When FIFA released its global strategy for women's soccer last year, it was met with some skepticism. But the sport's governing body is making some strides in implementing the long-range plan — against a backdrop of this summer's World Cup in France.Sarai Bareman, FIFA's chief women's football officer, told The ...

Women’s World Cup Group F team capsules

Soccer 05/10/19, 16:30

The teams playing in the 2019 Women's World Cup in France, with ranking, qualification, appearances, coach, players to watch, facts to know and the state of women's soccer in each nation: ___ Group F United States FIFA RANKING: 1 QUALIFICATION: CONCACAF women's qualifying tournament champions. WORLD CUP APPEARANCES: 1991 (1st), 1995 (3rd), 1999 (1st), 2003 (3rd), ...

Women’s World Cup Group E team capsules

Soccer 05/10/19, 16:29

The teams playing in the 2019 Women's World Cup in France, with ranking, qualification, appearances, coach, players to watch, facts to know and the state of women's soccer in each nation: ___ Group E Canada FIFA RANKING: 5 QUALIFICATION: Runner-up at the CONCACAF Qualification tournament WORLD CUP APPEARANCES: 1995 (10th), 1999 (12th), 2003 (4th), 2007 (9th), ...

Women’s World Cup Group D team capsules

Soccer 05/10/19, 16:24

The teams playing in the 2019 Women's World Cup in France, with ranking, qualification, appearances, coach, players to watch, facts to know and the state of women's soccer in each nation: ___ Group D FILE - In this June 5, 2016, file photo, Japan defender Rumi Utsugi dribbles upfield during the first half ...

Women’s soccer gets another boost with huge crowd in Italy

Sports 03/28/19, 09:44

The setting was a major European soccer stadium, the actors on the grassy stage were playing themselves, and the scene was an Italian league women's match — one like never before.More than 39,000 people packed into the Allianz Stadium to watch Juventus Women beat Fiorentina Women 1-0 on a sunny ...

Argentina announces professionalization of women’s soccer

Sports 03/16/19, 16:44

Argentina's soccer association announced Saturday that the national women's league will be granted professional status, marking a milestone in a country that is home to Lionel Messi and some of the world's greatest players but still views soccer as largely a men's game.At a press conference on the outskirts of ...

Speaker: Plan to bring back UNM soccer ‘not dead yet’

Sports 03/14/19, 14:08

New Mexico House Speaker Brian Egolf says a plan to bring back men's soccer and other recently cut sports at the University of New Mexico is "not dead yet."Egolf said Thursday that lawmakers and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham remain committed to reinstate the sports at the state's largest university despite ...

Williams, Duggan weigh in on US soccer discrimination suit

Soccer 03/10/19, 15:03

While Serena Williams admittedly doesn't follow soccer, the U.S. women's national team caught her attention with its lawsuit seeking equitable pay.The players accuse the U.S. Soccer Federation of "institutionalized gender discrimination" that includes unequal pay with their counterparts on the men's national team.At the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, ...

FIFA’s record finances reignites World Cup pay parity debate

Soccer 03/06/19, 19:59

FIFA is awash with cash four years since police raided the homes and offices of soccer officials in a scandal that threatened its existence.People with knowledge of FIFA's finances tell AP that in the four-year period covering the 2018 World Cup, FIFA's reserves soared to $2.74 billion and revenue rose ...

In Argentina, 1 woman is challenging soccer’s status quo

Soccer 02/07/19, 02:02

Almost 90 years after men's soccer turned professional in Argentina, the women's game is still being played by amateur athletes who get little to no money for their work on the field.Macarena Sanchez wants to change that — now.The 27-year-old Sanchez is taking legal action against her club and the ...

Lawmakers want to save university’s soccer, skiing programs

Sports 01/29/19, 14:03

Key Democratic lawmakers are getting behind an effort to force the University of New Mexico to reinstate men's soccer and other sports slated to be slashed.A proposal sponsored by House Speaker Brian Egolf and House Appropriations and Finance Committee chairwoman Patricia Lundstrom would set aside $2 million for the school ...

Real Madrid far behind top European clubs in women’s soccer

Soccer 12/10/18, 04:53

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 his time to address ...

Maryland wins NCAA men’s soccer title, beating Akron 1-0

Soccer 12/09/18, 23:38

Amar Sejdic scored on a penalty kick in the 57th minute and Maryland held off Akron 1-0 on Sunday night to win its fourth NCAA men's soccer title.Akron's Colin Biros kicked Johaness Bergmann in the face pursuing the ball inside the 18-yard box, resulting in the penalty shot. Sejdic calmly ...

US, Canada embark on World Cup qualifying

Soccer 10/03/18, 19:59

Crystal 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 ...

APNewsBreak: France Football launches Women’s Ballon d’Or

Soccer 09/24/18, 06:30

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 ...

FIFA to upgrade flights, raise prize money for Women’s WCup

Soccer 09/20/18, 15:07

In a concession to women's soccer, FIFA will start funding business-class flights for some of the Women's World Cup teams traveling to France for next year's tournament.Total prize money will also "significantly increase" from the $15 million shared among 24 teams at the 2015 tournament, FIFA official Emily Shaw said ...

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