Women's soccer

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, Carlos Cordeiro, vice president of U.S. Soccer, watches warmups from the team bench ahead of the start of the U.S.'s final World Cup qualifying match against Trinidad and Tobago at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad. Cordeiro has been elected president of the U.S. Soccer Federation on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, assuming control of an organization that must chart a new course after its men's team failed to qualify for this year's World Cup. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
February 10, 2018 - 10:18 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Cordeiro insists he's the right choice to lead the U.S. Soccer Federation, which must chart a new course after its men's national team failed to qualify for this year's World Cup. The 61-year-old business executive won the governing body's presidential election Saturday...
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In this Jan. 29, 2018, photo, Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, from left, is interviewed by Michael Irvin, and Zach's wife Julie Ertz during opening night for the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. Julie and Zach are currently the sporting world’s “It” couple. Julie is a midfielder for the World Cup-winning U.S. national soccer team, while her husband Zach is a tight end for the Super Bowl-bound Philadelphia Eagles. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
January 31, 2018 - 3:49 am
Julie Ertz has a world championship and Player of the Year honors in her sport. So she's already got an edge on husband Zach — that is, if they were competitive. She says the athletic couple doesn't really try to one-up each other all that much. "Maybe in board games," she says with a laugh. Julie...
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Liberia's New President George Weah speaks, during his Inauguration ceremony in Monrovia, Liberia, Monday. Jan, 22, 2018. Former international soccer star Weah was sworn into office Monday as Liberia's new president, taking over from Africa's first female leader of this post-war, impoverished West African nation. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
January 22, 2018 - 2:27 pm
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Former international soccer star George Weah was sworn in as Liberia's new president Monday, taking over the impoverished West African nation from Africa's first female leader. The 51-year-old, who was FIFA's 1995 player of the year, took the oath of office dressed in all...
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Former soccer star George Weah, Presidential candidate for the Coalition for Democratic Change, casts his vote during a Presidential runoff election in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday Dec. 26, 2017, Young Liberians went straight from all-night Christmas celebrations to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the vice president to replace Africa's first female head of state. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
December 27, 2017 - 9:12 am
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's National Elections Commission was expected to begin releasing provisional results Wednesday from the West African nation's presidential runoff as a football star and the vice president compete to replace Africa's first female head of state. State radio...
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People wait to cast their votes during a Presidential runoff election in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday Dec. 26, 2017, Young Liberians went straight from all-night Christmas celebrations to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the vice president to replace Africa's first female head of state. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
December 26, 2017 - 1:43 pm
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Young Liberians went straight from all-night Christmas celebrations to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the country's vice president, who are vying to replace Africa's first female head of state. For the first time in...
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December 05, 2017 - 9:21 am
Soccer United Marketing President Kathy Carter is running for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation. Carter's announcement Tuesday comes a day after Sunil Gulati said he wouldn't seek a fourth term. His move comes after the U.S. men's team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in October...
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In this Nov. 16, 2017 photo, Bibiana Steinhaus, the first female referee to officiate in the soccer Bundesliga, smiles during an interview with The Associated Press at the German soccer federation’s headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. (AP Photo/Ciaran Fahey)
November 19, 2017 - 10:28 am
Having made the breakthrough, the first woman referee in any of Europe's top soccer leagues is asking how long it will take for other countries to follow Germany's example. Bibiana Steinhaus is savoring her first season among the Bundesliga's 24-member elite group, reward for her performances as a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2013, file photo, Abby Wambach, left, of the United States is presented the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year award by Hope Solo, center, goalkeeper of the U.S. team, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter, right, during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala held at the Kongresshaus in Zurich, Switzerland. Solo told a Portuguese newspaper that former FIFA President Blatter sexually assaulted her at the ceremony. In an interview published Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in the newspaper Expresso, Solo said Blatter “grabbed” her inappropriately on her rear end shortly before the two appeared onstage at the awards event. (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt, File)
November 10, 2017 - 5:55 pm
Hope Solo told a Portuguese newspaper that former FIFA President Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her at the Ballon d'Or awards ceremony in 2013. In an interview published Friday in the newspaper Expresso, Solo said Blatter grabbed her rear end shortly before the two appeared onstage at the annual...
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The Danish national women's soccer team huddle together before training in Dragor, outside Copenhagen Wednesday Oct. 18 2017. A pay dispute involving the Danish women's national team has forced the country's soccer federation to cancel the upcoming Friday World Cup qualifying match against Sweden. (Finn Frandsen/AP via ritzau)
October 18, 2017 - 3:12 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A pay dispute involving the Danish women's national team has forced the country's soccer federation to cancel a World Cup qualifying match against Sweden. The DBU said Wednesday it has informed UEFA and FIFA and "expects now a disciplinary decision," including being...
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In this Sept. 15, 2017 photo, U.S. forward Alex Morgan (13) moves the ball against New Zealand during the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Commerce City, Colo. The U.S. Women's National Team Players Association is donating $16,000 to help get the union for players in the National Women's Soccer League off the ground. The NWSL Players Association represents more than 160 players who are not paid by the U.S. and Canadian soccer federations. Those federations pay the salaries of several national team players who are allocated across the five-year-old women's professional league.(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
September 28, 2017 - 10:04 am
The U.S. Women's National Team Players Association is donating $16,000 to help get the union for players in the National Women's Soccer League off the ground. The NWSL Players Association represents more than 160 players who are not paid by the U.S. and Canadian soccer federations. Those...
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