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Category: USA women’s football team

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Abby Wambach: ‘The powerful need to impose fear to stay in control’

The world’s leading international goalscorer talks to Matthew Hall about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, civil rights and whether she would have knelt for the anthemWolfpack, Abby Wambach’s new book, is subtitled “How to Come Together, Unleash our Power, and Chan…

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Did the USA women’s national team abandon the old guard too quickly?

Jill Ellis’s decision to cut veterans loose is a change in the culture of a team that has historically treated new blood cautiously – and has proven costly to the World Cup holders in defenseThe scene on Thursday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park has becom…

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USA get better of Matildas in eight-goal pre-World Cup thriller

World No 1 team secure 5-3 win in ColoradoSubstitute Mallory Pugh double seals victoryThe USA’s milestone women led their side to a pulsating 5-3 win over the Matildas on a crisp Thursday night in Denver. Alex Morgan’s 100th international goal always l…

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USA v Australia: women’s football international friendly – live!

Updates as the USWNT host the Matildas in ColoradoAny thoughts? Email or tweet @mike_hytner 2.30am BST Captains Megan Rapinoe, earning her 150th cap tonight to make her the 21st US woman to reach that milestone, and Sam Kerr meet in the middle for the …

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Sixteen-year-old Mary Fowler to play for injury-hit Matildas against US

Coach Ante Milicic to run rule over teenager in Colorado Steph Catley, Laura Alleway and Chloe Logarzo miss outTeenager Mary Fowler will play for the Matildas against world No 1 ranked USA but three experienced players have been sidelined with injury.V…

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World Cup champions Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris announce engagement

USA teammates go public with relationship in interviewKrieger and Harris say they will be married after World CupUSA teammates Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris confirmed on Wednesday they are engaged to be married later this year.Krieger and Harris, who a…

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Serena Williams backs US women’s soccer team’s discrimination case

Tennis champion describes pay discrepancy between male and female squads as ‘ludicrous’ Serena Williams and other prominent past and present American tennis players have expressed their support for a lawsuit filed by the US women’s national soccer team…

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Will the US women’s soccer team win their battle for equal pay?

The world champions want to be paid the same salary as their male counterparts. Public pressure could help them achieve their aimIn an escalation of ongoing disputes over gender discrimination between the US women’s national team and US Soccer, the pla…

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US women’s team sues US Soccer over ‘institutionalized gender discrimination’

World Cup champions seek equal pay with male counterpartsUSWNT set to defend title in France this summerAll 28 current members of the United States women’s soccer team have filed a lawsuit against their own governing body alleging years of “institution…

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Should World Cup champions USA panic after a disappointing SheBelieves Cup?

The Americans looked disjointed as England stole the show over the last week. But USWNT coach Jill Ellis is still working out her best starting XIWell, that wasn’t exactly what US women’s national team wanted from their last tournament before the Women…

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Should World Cup champions USA panic after a disappointing SheBelieves Cup?

The Americans looked disjointed as England stole the show over the last week. But USWNT coach Jill Ellis is still working out her best starting XIWell, that wasn’t exactly what US women’s national team wanted from their last tournament before the Women…

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England’s Steph Houghton and Nikita Parris score to earn draw with USA

• USA 2-2 England• Lionesses stay unbeaten in SheBelieves Cup in NashvilleA stunning Steph Houghton free-kick cancelled out an equally impressive Megan Rapinoe strike before Nikita Parris gave England a 2-1 lead against the USA in their SheBelieves Cup…

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USA v England: SheBelieves Cup – live!

Lionesses and USA meet in World Cup tune-up competitionUSA women honor RBG, JK Rowling and Cardi B on shirtsTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 10.00pm GMT 4 min: The US win another corner and it curls dangerously toward the net, but this one is …

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USA women honor RBG, JK Rowling and Cardi B on kits for England match

USA to wear shirts with names of women who inspired themChoices include Audre Lorde, Malala Yousafzai and Tina FeyUnited States and England meet Saturday in SheBelieves CupIf you’ve ever wondered how JK Rowling, Cardi B and Malala Yousafzai might fare …

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USA women settle for draw with Japan after Momiki’s stoppage-time stunner

Yuka Momiki’s 91st-minute goal salvages draw for JapanUSA 2-2 Japan: SheBelieves Cup – as it happenedAlex Morgan scored her 99th international goal, but Yuka Momiki responded with a stoppage-time equalizer and Japan tied the United States 2-2 on Wednes…

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USA v Japan: SheBelieves Cup – live!

USA and Japan meet in rematch of 2015 World Cup finalTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 11.43pm GMT Hello and welcome to scenic Chester as the United States steps up preparations for their World Cup title defense with their SheBelieves Cup opene…

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McCall Zerboni’s long march to the World Cup: ‘In the offseason I was barely surviving’

The defensive midfielder was 30 before she made her debut for the US. She tells Gemma Clarke about her journey to the top of the gameWhen she was 12 years old, McCall Zerboni saw her first live soccer match.With the letters USA hand-drawn on her shirt …

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US World Cup winning coach Ellis was paid less than the men’s U-20 coach. Why?

The women’s team brings huge revenues – and trophies – for US Soccer. But the federation knows its coach is unlikely to be tempted to go elsewhereJill Ellis, the manager of the US women’s national team, has been getting results. She led the USA to a sp…

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USA’s Julie Ertz: ‘We feel it’s coming together. We’re excited for 2019’ | Suzanne Wrack

Midfielder is looking towards the World Cup in France while her husband, Zach, has his eyes on a repeat Super BowlAlmost a year ago the United States women’s team kicked off what would become an undefeated year with a 5-1 win over the Euro 2017 runners…

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The USA women will defend the World Cup in France. Here’s who they’ll face

USA women to meet Thailand, Chile and Sweden in Group FEngland, Scotland meet in their Women’s World Cup openerWomen’s World Cup 2019: group stage draw – as it happenedIf the Americans are to defend their title at the Women’s World Cup next year in Fra…