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Player Apologizes After Rapinoe Calls Out Reposts

Korbin Albert had liked content critical of LGBTQ+ people, retired star

(Newser) - Hours after Megan Rapinoe responded that "Kids are literally killing themselves because of this hate," a current US women's team player apologized Thursday for liking and sharing social media posts that mocked the retired soccer great and other LGBTQ+ people. Acknowledging that the posts were "offensive,...

Coach Resigns After US Women's 'Stunning' World Cup Loss: Source

Vlatko Andonovski is reportedly out

(Newser) - US women's national team coach Vlatko Andonovski has resigned, a person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press on Wednesday. The move comes less than two weeks after the Americans were knocked out of the Women's World Cup earlier than ever before . The person spoke to the...

Trump Derides US Women's Team Over Loss

'Nice shot Megan,' he writes, referring to soccer star Rapinoe's miss

(Newser) - Donald Trump and soccer star Megan Rapinoe have been very public critics of each other for years. Now, after the US soccer team's loss to Sweden at the World Cup, the former president is rubbing it in. "Nice shot Megan," he wrote on Truth Social , referring to...

USA Loses in 'Stunning' Fashion at World Cup

Sweden defeats Americans in penalty kicks, barely

(Newser) - The US women's soccer team is out of the World Cup after a dramatic loss to Sweden Sunday on penalty kicks. The teams finished regulation and extra time tied at 0, before Sweden won 5-4 in the kicks, per ESPN . It was a "stunning, stunning conclusion," writes...

US Came an Inch From Enormous World Cup Upset

Portugal hit the post, and 0-0 draw is good enough for USA to advance

(Newser) - Portugal's late near-miss helped reigning champion United States avoid the biggest upset in Women's World Cup tournament history on Tuesday. The Americans slipped through to the knockout round Tuesday despite a listless, uninspiring 0-0 draw against Portugal, per the AP . The US won only one game in group...

Suddenly, an Amazing Soccer Streak Is at Risk

US women have always advanced past the first round, but it's not sure thing this year

(Newser) - After its first two games in the World Cup, the US women's team finds itself in an unusual position: Needing at least a draw in the next game to advance. Typically, the long-dominant team has things locked up after two games, but that's not the case this year...

Lindsey Horan Scores Game-Saving Goal for US

They eked out 1-1 draw against Netherlands

(Newser) - When the United States was desperate for a spark, Lindsey Horan channeled her anger into a much-needed goal to keep the Americans unbeaten at the Women's World Cup. Horan was fuming after she was knocked over by Danielle van de Donk in the second half of Thursday's rematch...

In Women's Soccer, a Mystery in Need of a Solution

Stars are getting sidelined by ACL tears

(Newser) - Even if you aren't a major women's soccer fan, you likely know the name Megan Rapinoe. But what you may not know is that she's torn her ACL three times—and in some ways, she's more the rule than the exception. The New York Times calls...

Megan Rapinoe Announces Retirement
World Cup
Mainstay Says
She's Retiring

World Cup Mainstay Says She's Retiring

Megan Rapinoe first will try to win another title with US teammates

(Newser) - Megan Rapinoe, a member of the US women's soccer team since 2006 who has helped the squad capture an Olympic gold medal and two World Cup championships, announced her retirement Saturday. "This is going to be my last season, my last World Cup and my last NWSL season,...

'What an Extraordinary Moment' for Teen Soccer Star

Alyssa Thompson, 18, scores 11 minutes into her NWSL debut in Los Angeles

(Newser) - Earlier this year, 18-year-old Alyssa Thompson became the first high school player to be the top pick in the National Women's Soccer League draft. On Sunday, a mere 11 minutes into her NWSL debut, Thompson showed why. The teen rocketed a shot into the top right corner of the...

Orlando Ditches White Shorts for Women's Soccer

It's the first NWSL team to do so, over concerns about players' periods

(Newser) - Orlando has become the first team in the National Women's Soccer League to make what it describes as a small but significant move for its players—it is ditching white shorts out of concerns for players' periods, reports NPR . A number of women's teams in Europe already have...

Men's World Cup Success Pays Off for Women's Team

Payout under new deal should top checks from last women's victories

(Newser) - Under the terms of a new agreement on dividing World Cup revenue, the US women's team is having a profitable tournament in Qatar. The US men have reached the round of 16 there, after beating Iran 1-0 on Tuesday. The way FIFA outlines the payouts, teams that finish in...

US Women's Team Learns First FIFA World Cup Matchups

Defending champions are grouped with Vietnam and the Netherlands

(Newser) - The defending champion Americans will face the Netherlands, Vietnam, and a playoff winner to be determined next summer in the group stage of the women’s soccer World Cup. Those matches will be played in New Zealand, the AP reports; the draw was completed Saturday in Auckland. The US beat...

Hope Solo Speaks Out on 'Worst Night of My Life'

Retired soccer goalkeeper says drinking that led to DUI spurred partly from postpartum depression

(Newser) - Nearly a month after pleading guilty to charges of driving while impaired in North Carolina in late March, while her twin toddlers were in the car, Hope Solo is talking publicly about what happened. Making an appearance this week on her Hope Solo Speaks podcast , the 41-year-old former soccer goalkeeper...

An Ugly Arrest for Soccer Great Hope Solo

Hope Solo
Pleads Guilty

Hope Solo Pleads Guilty

Gets 30 days, fine in DWI case

(Newser) - Update: Hope Solo on Monday pleaded guilty to driving while impaired and was sentenced to 30 days, with 30 days' credit given for the time she spent in an inpatient rehab facility . She was also hit with $3,100 in fees and fines and ordered to complete all recommended substance...

Player With Limb Difference Makes Debut With US Team

Carson Pickett played all 90 minutes in women's soccer team win over Colombia

(Newser) - Carson Pickett, who was born without a left hand and forearm, made history with the US national women's soccer team in Tuesday's 2-0 win in a friendly against Colombia. The 28-year-old became the first player with a limb difference to play for the USNWT, and she stayed on...

US Women's Soccer Team Finally Gets Its Equal Pay

US Soccer Federation is first in the sport to promise both sexes matching money

(Newser) - The US Soccer Federation reached milestone agreements to pay its men's and women's teams equally, making the American national governing body the first in the sport to promise both sexes matching money. The federation announced separate collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) that run through December 2028 with the unions...

Solo to Go for Treatment, Asks for Hall of Fame Delay

'My energies and focus are totally directed to my health, healing, and taking care of my family'

(Newser) - Update: Hope Solo has asked the National Soccer Hall of Fame to delay her induction until next year, announcing that she's going for help for her alcohol issues, per ESPN . In a Friday tweet , the soccer star requested the induction be postponed until 2023, noting she'll be "...

Equal-Pay Win for US Women's Soccer Comes With a Catch

Cheryl Cooky argues athletic superiority shouldn't be a prerequisite

(Newser) - The US Women's National Team's big win last week didn't happen in a stadium. After a six-year fight, the soccer team reached a settlement with the sport's American governing body. Writing for NBC News , Cheryl Cooky writes their case "is believed to be the first...

US Women's Soccer Just Scored a Gooooaaaal

$24M settlement reached in legal battle for equal pay with US Soccer Federation

(Newser) - US women soccer players reached a landmark agreement with the sport's American governing body to end a six-year legal battle over equal pay, a deal in which they are promised $24 million plus bonuses that match those of the men, per the AP . The US Soccer Federation and the...

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