US women's soccer

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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 »

Rapinoe Leads US Past France, 2-1

No. 3 England is next, on Tuesday

(Newser) - Megan Rapinoe went from controversy to triumph, scoring twice for the US in the much-anticipated clash with host France to send the defending champions into the semifinals of the Women's World Cup with a 2-1 victory Friday night. France was vying to become the first nation to simultaneously hold... More »

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... More »

Trump Takes Issue With US Soccer's Rapinoe

Says her protest during national anthem is inappropriate

(Newser) - President Trump may "love watching women's soccer," but he's no fan of Megan Rapinoe's silent stance during the national anthem. Asked whether it was appropriate for the co-captain of the US women's soccer team to take that moment to protest inequality and injustice— standing... More »

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.... More »

US Takes Group With Sweden Win

Spain is next for defending champions

(Newser) - The defending champion US national team faced its toughest test of the Women's World Cup and remained dominant Thursday night, beating Sweden 2-0 for a measure of revenge against the team that stunned the confident Americans in the last Olympics. Lindsey Horan scored within the first three minutes, the... More »

Women's Soccer Team Gets a Lot More Subdued

They beat Chile 3-0, but aren't as celebratory as before

(Newser) - Carli Lloyd scored a pair of goals for the US in a somewhat subdued 3-0 victory over Chile that advanced the defending Women's World Cup champions to the round of 16, the AP reports. The Americans were criticized after their record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand when players celebrated goals... More »

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