Women’s soccer player says Christian player is ‘homophobic’

U.S. 07/27/19, 10:14

Ashlyn Harris, the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team goalkeeper, called professional soccer player Jaelene Hinkle "homophobic" because she did not join the team in 2017, guided by her Christian faith. Harris shared a tweet in which she expresses her opinion regarding Hinkle's decision. "Hinkle, our team is about inclusion. Your religion was ...

Rapinoe kicks FIFA, says women’s soccer not treated equally

Sports 05/24/19, 16:10

U.S. star Megan Rapinoe gave FIFA some kicks two weeks ahead of the World Cup, maintaining the sport's top executives are not doing enough to close a huge gender disparity in investment."They have essentially unlimited resources. I don't think that it's really been a huge change at all," the 33-year-old ...

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 ...

Sam Kerr to lead Australia squad at Women’s World Cup

Sports 05/13/19, 19:48

Star forward Sam Kerr will lead an experienced Australia squad at the Women's World Cup next month in France, where the Matildas are aiming to go beyond the quarterfinals for the first time.Kerr, who made her international debut at age 15 in 2009, has scored 31 goals in her 76 ...

Allie Long makes US World Cup roster after challenging year

Sports 05/11/19, 13:11

Allie Long figured she'd earned her trip to the World Cup when she heard Jill Ellis' voice on the line and the U.S. national team coach sounded upbeat.Long was considered on the bubble for the team that will seek to defend its title this summer in France, because of limited ...

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 ...

Players seeking change for women’s soccer in Latin America

Sports 05/06/19, 16:05

For women in many parts of the world, a level playing field in soccer can simply mean having a playable practice field.Players in Latin America face clear political, cultural and even historical challenges when it comes to soccer and sports overall. Their struggle to close gender gaps is entirely different ...

Players seeking change for women’s soccer in Latin America

Sports 05/06/19, 01:14

For women in many parts of the world, a level playing field in soccer can simply mean having a playable practice field.Players in Latin America face clear political, cultural and even historical challenges when it comes to soccer and sports overall. Their struggle to close gender gaps is entirely different ...

SI podcast focuses on first Women’s World Cup, 1991 US team

Sports 05/02/19, 15:45

The 1999 and 2015 U.S. Women's World Cup teams have received plenty of attention and accolades over the years but not as much focus has been placed on the 1991 team that won the first tournament.Grant Wahl of "Sports Illustrated" is hoping to change that. The magazine is debuting a ...

Ex-coach, parent to plead guilty in college admissions scam

Soccer 04/23/19, 10:24

Two more people charged in a sweeping college admissions scandal have agreed to plead guilty.Authorities said Tuesday that former University of Southern California assistant women's soccer coach Laura Janke will plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy and cooperate with federal authorities.Toby MacFarlane, a former senior executive at a title insurance company, ...

Questions hang over NWSL in World Cup season

Soccer 04/12/19, 17:54

The NWSL opens its seventh season this weekend with some lingering questions about its health, but also the encouraging possibility of a World Cup "bump."The National Women's Soccer League has already outlasted any of the other previous pro women's leagues in the United States. With support from the U.S. Soccer ...

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 ...

Ex-Yale coach expected to plead guilty in bribery scheme

Sports 03/28/19, 00:05

The former women's soccer coach at Yale University is expected to plead guilty Thursday to taking bribes in exchange for pretending applicants were recruits to boost their chances of getting into the school.Rudy Meredith was a key figure in the investigation into the wide-ranging school admissions scandal in which authorities ...

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 ...

Executive gave tip that launched admissions bribery case

Soccer 03/14/19, 11:45

The biggest school admissions scandal ever prosecuted began with a tip from an executive investigators were targeting in a securities fraud probe, a law enforcement official said Thursday.The executive told Boston authorities chasing down the market manipulation scheme that the women's soccer coach at Yale University said he would label ...

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, ...

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