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'Men Protecting Men': Rapinoe Slams League Amid Scandal

2 National Women's Soccer League coaches fired over allegations of misconduct, abuse

(Newser) - The National Women's Soccer League is calling off games scheduled for this weekend amid scandals involving two coaches:
  • Coach I: North Carolina Courage coach Paul Riley was fired Thursday by the team following a report in the Athletic that detailed alleged misconduct, including claims from two former players of
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US Women Win Bronze in Swan Song for Major Stars

Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe scored 2 each in 4-3 win over Australia

(Newser) - It's been a disappointing Olympics for the US women's soccer team, which won gold in 1996, 2004, 2008, and 2012—but they won't be going home empty-handed. Team USA survived a dramatic late comeback from Australia on Thursday and took the bronze medal with a 4-3 victory,...

Canada Beats US for First Time in 20 Years

Team USA will not take the gold in Tokyo

(Newser) - The US women's soccer team will be hunting bronze, not gold, in their next game. Team USA fell to Canada on Monday in a 1-0 upset in the semifinals, reports NPR . The US couldn't muster a goal despite decent chances, while American goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher had to leave...

Rapinoe's Clutch Kick Lets USA Advance

US women defeat Netherlands in penalty kicks, will head to semifinals against Canada

(Newser) - For the US women's soccer team, it's on to the semifinals. But as NPR reports, it was no cakewalk. Team USA's match against the Netherlands Friday ended 2-2 after regulation, then went into penalty kicks when neither team scored in the extra session. Goalie Alyssa Naeher blocked...

US Women's Soccer Suffers Huge Blow in Olympic Start

US women's soccer team last lost a match in January 2019

(Newser) - Team USA got off to a rough start at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday as a 44-game unbeaten streak for the US women's national soccer team came to a sudden end. Sweden easily defeated the squad 3-0, with two goals from Stina Blackstenius and another from Linda Hurtig. The...

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League Said She Was Too Young to Go Pro. Judge: Nope

National Women's Soccer League can now sign Olivia Moultrie, 15

(Newser) - A federal judge has overruled the National Women's Soccer League, at least temporarily, finding its rule barring players under 18 is a form of gender discrimination. Olivia Moultrie—a 15-year-old who debuted with the Portland Thorns' under-19 team at age 14 and signed a nine-year endorsement deal with Nike...

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'...

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...

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,...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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'...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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