US women's soccer

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Biden Issues Threat: 'This Is Not Over'

The Democratic presidential hopeful demands equal pay for female soccer players

(Newser) - Fired up over equal pay for female soccer players? Joe Biden just laid down the gauntlet. The presidential hopeful sent off a pair of tweets Saturday after the US Women's National Soccer Team suffered a legal setback in its pursuit of equal pay, CNN reports. "To @USWNT: don'... More »

US Soccer Tries Again on 'Offensive' Court Brief

Federation resubmits filing on women after deleting widely denounced language

(Newser) - Earlier this month, the US Soccer Federation submitted a court filing about the US women's team that was seen as so outrageous it caused the federation's president to apologize and later resign . Among other things, the brief in the ongoing dispute over pay equity declared that male players... More »

US Soccer Chief Resigns Over Insult to Women in Lawsuit

Move ushers in the federation's first female president

(Newser) - The US Soccer Federation's president of 13 years has resigned following an uproar over claims made in legal filings related to a gender discrimination suit. The federation's claims: that players on the women's national team have less responsibility and physical ability than their male counterparts. Carlos Cordeiro,... More »

Women Soccer Players' Rep Blasts 'Caveman' Remarks

USSF chief apologizes after saying women have lesser responsibilities, physical abilities than guys

(Newser) - The US Soccer Federation apologized Wednesday after contending in court documents that women on its national team had lesser responsibilities and physical abilities than male counterparts, an assertion that drew widespread criticism and sparked a player protest, per the AP . "On behalf of US Soccer, I sincerely apologize for... More »

A Clutch Header, and the Streak Continues

Julie Ertz lifts US women's soccer to 30th straight victory

(Newser) - Not a bad way to celebrate International Women's Day for the US soccer team. The American women won their 30th straight game Sunday, though it took some late heroics from Julie Ertz. In the 87th minute, Ertz headed a ball from Christen Press into the net, the only goal... More »

Women's Soccer Players Name Their Price in Suit

They want $66M in damages from US Soccer Federation over unequal pay

(Newser) - Players on the US women's national team are seeking more than $66 million in damages as part of their gender discrimination lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation, per the AP . The damages were included in slew of papers filed Thursday in US District Court in Los Angeles ahead of... More »

After Jets' Kicker Bombs, Fans Turn to Carli Lloyd

Women's soccer star lives nearby, and she's proven she can boot long field goals

(Newser) - Remember when US soccer star Carli Lloyd went to the Philadelphia Eagles training camp last month and kicked a 55-yard field goal ? If not, just know that New York Jets fans do. And after the Jets lost to the Buffalo Bills Sunday 17-16—thanks in part to two missed... More »

US Soccer: Women's Team Is Paid More Than Men's

'Utterly false,' counters rep for female players

(Newser) - US Soccer claims it has paid more to players on the World Cup-winning women's national team than their male counterparts over the past decade. With weeks to go before mediation in the federal gender discrimination lawsuit, US Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro released a fact sheet Monday showing the women'... More »

US Soccer Star Calls Out 'Homophobic' Fellow Player

'Your religion was never the problem,' Ashlyn Harris tells Jaelene Hinkle

(Newser) - Jaelene Hinkle missed out on World Cup glory after dropping out of the US women's team—a decision the left back later admitted was because she didn't want to wear a jersey designed to honor the LGBT community. Goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris slammed Hinkle as homophobic and intolerant Monday... More »

Women's Soccer Team Has Found a New Ally

Procter & Gamble supports the team's fight for equal pay

(Newser) - Players on the US Women's National Soccer Team have a new ally in their fight for equal pay: Procter & Gamble. The multinational corporation, also a team sponsor, placed a full-page ad in the Sunday New York Times pressing the governing body of US soccer "to be on... More »

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... More »

Rapinoe Speaks Directly to Trump: 'Do Better'

Soccer star describes World Cup win as 'turning point'

(Newser) - "You need to do better—for everyone." That was Megan Rapinoe's message to President Trump during a Tuesday interview with CNN 's Anderson Cooper. Asked what she would say to the commander in chief, the US women's soccer co-captain looked into the camera and addressed... More »

Bill Addresses 'Unacceptable' Gender Pay Gap in US Soccer

'They are the best in the world and deserve to be paid accordingly'

(Newser) - The US women's soccer team has now won four World Cups—four more than the men's team—and a Democratic senator is among those saying the women deserve to be paid at least as much as the men. Sen. Joe Manchin introduced a bill Tuesday that would withhold... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

Celebratory Sip Doesn't Amuse Everyone

World Cup celebration draws British commentary

(Newser) - The British drink about 100 million cups of tea a day, an industry group reports, per CNN . That's a lot, but they still may not share with US soccer star Alex Morgan. When Morgan scored during the Women's World Cup team's victory over England, she ran to... More »

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... More »

Megan Rapinoe's Girlfriend Has Some Things to Say

WNBA's Sue Bird defends Rapinoe and sings her praises amid feud with Trump

(Newser) - Megan Rapinoe isn't just leading the US women's soccer team to victories in the World Cup, she also happens to be publicly sparring with the president of the United States. Now, in a wildly entertaining op-ed in the Players' Tribune , Rapinoe's partner, WNBA player Sue Bird, weighs... More »

Soccer Star Says Yes to AOC After No to Trump

Megan Rapinoe accepts invitation from Ocasio-Cortez

(Newser) - US women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe is on the outs with President Trump , but not with another high-profile resident of DC. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted an invitation to Rapinoe and the entire US team to visit the House of Representatives after the World Cup is over—and Rapinoe already... More »

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