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Casey Stoney named San Diego NWSL head coach after Manchester United exit

Stoney hired by Jill Ellis at NWSL expansion teamFormer England player left Manchester United in MayCasey Stoney has been announced as the head coach of National Women’s Soccer League expansion team San Diego NWSL.The former England international left …

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Olivia Moultrie: 15-year-old granted order paving way for professional career

US teenager has been prevented from signing with pro teamMale under-18s are allowed to play for teams in USA US judge has granted a temporary restraining order that allows a talented 15-year-old player who already trains with professionals to sign with…

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Portland Thorns’ Olivia Moultrie, 15, files lawsuit for right to play in NWSL

Thorns’ Moultrie files suit against NWSL over age restrictionsSuit argues league’s age rule violates federal antitrust lawCalifornia teen signed nine-year Nike deal when she was 13A 15-year-old has sued in federal court for the right to play in the Nat…

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NWSL opens probe after Sarah Gorden accuses security guard of racial profiling

US women’s league opens investigation into racism allegationChicago Red Stars defender has twice been called up to USWNTThe National Women’s Soccer League opened an investigation Tuesday under its anti-discrimination policy after a Black player for the…

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Trinity Rodman: ‘My mom wasn’t in the NBA but she’s my role model’

Washington Spirit forward may have got her sporting genes from her father but it is her mother who she credits as her role modelTrinity Rodman is a rarity in soccer.Almost all American women her age take a well-traveled path: They play soccer in colleg…

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Rapinoe brace opens floodgates as USA rout Argentina to win SheBelieves Cup

Rapinoe, Morgan and Press among scorers as US win 6-0USA become first back-to-back SheBelieves cup winnersWorld champions extend unbeaten streak to 37 matchesMegan Rapinoe scored twice and the United States won the SheBelieves Cup title with a 6-0 vict…

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US soccer clubs team with Common Goal to launch Anti-Racist Project

The Anti-Racist Project (ARP) aims to fund a toolkit that will see 5,000 coaches, 60,000 young people, and 115 staff trained in over 400 communities in the first yearA coalition of leaders from the US soccer industry have partnered with the Common Goal…

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Like father like daughter: Trinity Rodman picked No 2 in NWSL draft

Soccer player shares sports talent with NBA star father DennisTrinity Rodman will play for Washington SpiritAnother member of the Rodman family is headed for the athletic spotlight.The Washington Spirit selected forward Trinity Rodman with the No 2 ove…

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USA v Europe: Is the balance of power in women’s soccer shifting?

US women’s soccer is ready to grow up in a sense, adapting to a new reality of the global game. But are the people in the courtroom and boardroom are ready to grow up as well?The next 15 months will determine whether the balance of power in women’s soc…

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USA v Europe: Is the balance of power in women’s soccer shifting?

US women’s soccer is ready to grow up in a sense, adapting to a new reality of the global game. But are the people in the courtroom and boardroom are ready to grow up as well?The next 15 months will determine whether the balance of power in women’s soc…

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Real Salt Lake owner to sell club in wake of reports of racist comments

Dell Loy Hansen was also critical of protests against racism‘I recognize that at times I have spoken too quickly’Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen will sell his teams in the wake of reports that he made racist comments, Major League Soccer said on S…

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USA star Rose Lavelle acquired by OL Reign ahead of expected Man City move

Seattle-area club land World Cup hero in trade with WashingtonLavelle, 25, expected to sign one-year deal with Manchester CityOL Reign will control Lavelle’s future playing rights in the NWSLOL Reign announced Sunday they have acquired Rose Lavelle in …

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Houston Dash win maiden trophy, topping Chicago in Challenge Cup final

Sophie Schmidt, Shea Groom fire home for upstart HoustonChicago Red Stars 0-2 Houston Dash – as it happenedSophie Schmidt scored on an early penalty kick and Shea Groom added a stoppage-time goal to give the Houston Dash the Challenge Cup tournament ti…

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Chicago Red Stars v Houston Dash: NWSL Challenge Cup final – live!

Chicago and Houston meet in Challenge Cup final in UtahSend Beau a tweet at @duresport or email him 6.06pm BST 21 min Some precise passes through the middle of the field for Chicago, but the referee is unimpressed when it ends with a fall just outside …

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Rachel Daly hopes to ease Houston’s pain with Challenge Cup success | Louise Taylor

Yorkshire-born player leads from the front in Sunday’s final as she aims to win a trophy to boost a city hit by the Covid-19 pandemicRachel Daly has always been a pioneer. As a child, Houston Dash’s captain stood out as the only girl playing for Killin…

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Natalie Portman and Serena Williams’ daughter among new NWSL team owners

Star-studded group to launch new soccer team in LAAlexis Olympia Ohanian, aged two, among new ownersOthers in group include Mia Hamm and Jessica ChastainLos Angeles’ newest soccer team will have an eclectic group of owners, including an Oscar-winning a…

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North Carolina Courage ousted by Portland Thorns in stunning upset

Two-time defending NWSL champs stunned in Challenge CupRookie Morgan Weaver scores lone goal in 1-0 win for CourageCourage had not lost meaningful game since 2017 NWSL finalRookie Morgan Weaver scored in the 68th minute to send the Portland Thorns into…

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Megan Rapinoe praises NWSL players for kneeling during national anthem

Thorns and Courage kneel during anthem as NWSL kicks offRapinoe, 34, elected not to play in Challenge Cup in UtahMegan Rapinoe has praised some of her fellow soccer players after they kneeled before the opening game of the National Women’s Soccer Leagu…

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Covid-19 forces Orlando Pride out of NWSL tournament amid reports of bar visits

Six players and four staff members test positive for coronavirusReports say younger players visited nightclubs and barsThe Orlando Pride have withdrawn from the upcoming National Women’s Soccer League tournament after six players and four staff members…

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Megan Rapinoe calls for more investment in US women’s game

Two-time World Cup champion rips NWSL marketing ‘failure’Rapinoe also criticizes league’s new allocated fund provitionsTwo-time World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe has been at the forefront of the US women’s national team’s fight for gender pay equity but t…