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A 'Moral' Change Kicks Off World Cup Parade

Equal pay is now law in New York

(Newser) - There was more to celebrate than soccer Wednesday at the ticker-tape parade for the World Cup-winning US women's soccer team. Just before the event began at 9:30am local time, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new state legislation, which "eliminates a gender discrimination loophole regarding pay between...

Megan Rapinoe Gave a Shoutout to Her Brother. Here's His Story

Brian Rapinoe spent much of his adult life behind bars, but is turning things around

(Newser) - After the US women's soccer team won its record fourth World Cup on Sunday , Megan Rapinoe gave her brother Brian a birthday shoutout at the end of her post-match interview, per USA Today . ESPN offers the back story on the siblings' "complicated relationship," explaining that while Megan...

US Wins Women's World Cup Title, Blanks the Netherlands
No One Scored for 60 Minutes.
Then Came Rapinoe
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No One Scored for 60 Minutes. Then Came Rapinoe

The US beats the Netherlands to capture Women's World Cup title

(Newser) - The United States won its record fourth Women's World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 Sunday night when Megan Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the second half and Rose Lavelle added a goal, the AP reports. Rapinoe, the pink-haired US captain who grabbed...

Morgan Sees Double Standard in Tea Flap

Soccer star was criticized for celebration

(Newser) - "You see men celebrating all around the world in big tournaments, you know, grabbing their sacs or whatever it is," soccer star Alex Morgan said Friday. So she's a little puzzled by the reaction her imaginary sipping of tea has received, the Huntington Post reports. Morgan had...

US Women's Soccer Beats England to Head to World Cup Final

For the 3rd consecutive time

(Newser) - The US women's soccer team is heading to the Women's World Cup finals for the third consecutive time. The US Women's National Team beat England 2-1 in the semifinals Tuesday, CBS Sports reports, leading to tweets like this from FIFA Women's World Cup: "THE @USWNT...

An Old Comment Keeps the Trump-Rapinoe Story Alive
Trump Has More to Say
About Megan Rapinoe
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Trump Has More to Say About Megan Rapinoe

After a line she uttered in May is shared, the president responds on Twitter

(Newser) - The war of words between President Trump and Megan Rapinoe got some new life breathed into it on Wednesday, thanks to a weeks-old comment. Things first got testy after the co-captain of the US women's soccer team carried her team to the World Cup quarterfinals on Monday. Trump was...

After 2 Penalty Kicks, Team USA Advances

Women's soccer team beats Spain 2-1 thanks to Megan Rapinoe's goals

(Newser) - The opening round is over, along with the prospect of 13-0 romps . Still, the US women's soccer team defeated Spain in a close 2-1 match Monday to advance to the quarterfinals in the World Cup, reports ESPN . Megan Rapinoe scored both American goals, and both were on penalty kicks....

US Breaks Scoring Record in Women's World Cup

Beats Thailand 13-0

(Newser) - The US women's soccer team set a scoring record Tuesday, beating Thailand 13-0—the heaviest defeat in Women's World Cup history, CNN reports. Or, as the Washington Post puts it, the "most lopsided victory" ever. The US is the defending champion, holding three previous titles, while Thailand...

Team USA's Latest Fan Girl: Taylor Swift

Pop singer salutes World Cup champs with 'Style'

(Newser) - Taylor Swift was a true all-American girl at her concert as she honored the US women's soccer team by bringing them onstage, hours after the team was feted with a ticker-tape parade in New York City. Fresh off their World Cup championship, the players joined Swift on Friday night...

Women's Triumph Was Most-Watched US Soccer Game Ever

More people watched World Cup win than World Series

(Newser) - The 5-2 demolition of Japan that made the US the first country to win the Women's World Cup three times was America's greatest soccer triumph in more ways than one: It was seen by a total of 26.7 million US viewers—25.4 million on Fox and...

Twitter's Ugly World Cup Response: 'Pearl Harbor'

American soccer fans joke World Cup win is payback for 1941 attack

(Newser) - Shortly after the USA's win over Japan in the Women's World Cup last night, Twitter fans exchanged jubilation and sportsmanship for something much darker: mentions of Pearl Harbor. Several soccer fans suggested the 5-2 victory was a form of payback for the 1941 attack during World War II,...

USA Routs Japan to Win World Cup, 5-2

Carli Lloyd scores hat trick in first half en route to 5-2 victory

(Newser) - So much for drama. The US women's soccer team beat Japan for the World Cup tonight by a score of 5-2—and four of those goals came in the first 16 minutes, three of them courtesy of Carli Lloyd. Lloyd made it 1-0 at the three-minute mark, 2-0 at...

England's Bungle Sends Japan to World Cup Final

Own goal dumps England out of tournament

(Newser) - Laura Bassett scored into her own net during second-half stoppage time, giving Japan a 2-1 victory over England in a Women's World Cup semifinal. The decisive goal came when Japan's Nahomi Kawasumi drove up the right side and sent a cross into the middle for Yuki Ogimi. Bassett...

Team Norway: You're Right, Girls Suck at Soccer*

*Players admit ... in a spoof video

(Newser) - Several Norwegian players teamed with Norway's national TV broadcaster NRK to produce a "mockumentary" addressing sexist stereotypes and critics who say the women's game is no match to the men's. During the four-minute video, Scandinavian players—in mock seriousness—reveal to an "interviewer" how much...

Report: Hope Solo Threatened to Attack Cops

Police report surfaces at start of World Cup campaign

(Newser) - The USA plays its opening match in the Women's World Cup today, but goalie Hope Solo's personal life is getting more press than the soccer tournament. An ESPN Outside the Lines report yesterday looked into Solo's arrest on domestic violence charges last year , exposing some new details,...

Face It, the US Choked
 Face It, the US Choked 
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Face It, the US Choked

'It wasn’t a lack of skill. It was a lack of nerve,' Brian Straus argues

(Newser) - Make excuses if you like, but after watching the Women’s World Cup final , Brian Straus came to just one conclusion: “The Americans, quite simply, choked on the sport’s biggest stage,” he writes for Sporting News . The US should have put this thing away in the first...

During World Cup, a Twitter Record

Japan's victory over the US hit 7,196 tweets per second

(Newser) - No matter how you regard the pace of soccer, there's no denying that tweeting about it can be fast and furious. The all-time record for number of tweets per second was set at the end of yesterday's Women's World Cup final—taking the top spot from the...

Japan Soccer Champs: Take That, Tsunami

'Desire, hope' boosted team over US

(Newser) - Japan's World Cup soccer victory over the US women's team yesterday devastated the Yanks, but also gave a major kick in the pants to the bad fortunes haunting a nation struggling in the wake of a devastating tsunami. It was the first-ever World Cup win for the gutsy...

Japan Wins on Penalty Kicks
 Japan Wins on Penalty Kicks 
Women's World Cup

Japan Wins on Penalty Kicks

After tying it up late in extra time

(Newser) - It was another thriller today in the Women's World Cup final, but this time it ended in heartbreak for the US. The Americans led twice in the game, but each time Japan tied it up, according to ESPN . Neither side managed to score in the first half, despite multiple...

In Hellbent Abby Wambach, a Single Goal

US soccer star would 'give up everything' for a World Cup win today

(Newser) - As the storied US women's soccer team takes the field in Frankfurt today, all eyes of a hopeful nation are on the 5-foot-11, 170-pound train in the No. 20 jersey leading her team in the charge against Japan. At 31, the indomitable Abby Wambach knows this could be her...

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