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Category: USA women’s football team

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‘We won’t accept anything less’: Megan Rapinoe firm as equal pay talks break down

US women’s team are suing their own governing bodyMediation talks had been aimed at avoiding showdown in courtMegan Rapinoe says the onus is on her employer after mediation talks between the US women’s national team and US Soccer broke down on Wednesda…

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‘We won’t accept anything less’: Megan Rapinoe firm as equal pay talks break down

US women’s team are suing their own governing bodyMediation talks had been aimed at avoiding showdown in courtMegan Rapinoe says the onus is on her employer after mediation talks between the US women’s national team and US Soccer broke down on Wednesda…

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Simone Biles 2.0: Somehow, someway, there’s nowhere to go but up

It’s not always so simple for female athletes to openly acknowledge just how great they are, but the superlative American is finally doing so with a newfound outspokennessIf you’re the greatest gymnast of all time, you should dress like it.When Simone …

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Carl Lewis backs equal pay in sports and attacks ‘racist’ Donald Trump

Olympic legend supports US women’s team lawsuitCalls US president ‘prejudiced, and misogynistic’Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis said on Monday that female athletes deserve fair and equal pay and criticized Donald Trump for being “racist” and…

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Fuzzy numbers are muddying the waters in the USWNT’s equal-pay fight

As the USWNT’s equal-pay lawsuit moves toward mediation, both sides are using numbers subject to interpretation and spinUS Soccer’s argument that it has paid the women’s national team more than it has paid their male counterparts over a 10-year span is…

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‘The timing is right’: Jill Ellis to resign after helming USA’s World Cup double

The Portsmouth native is stepping down after becoming the first coach to win back-to-back World Cups in 81 yearsAfter winning back-to-back World Cups, the coach of the US women’s team, Jill Ellis, is stepping away on a high note.Ellis, who was born in …

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USWNT hit back at ‘ruse’ after US Soccer says women are paid more than men

US women’s team involved in lawsuit with bosses over equal payUS Soccer releases its analysis has tension mounts between sidesUS Soccer says the players on USA’s Women’s World Cup champions were paid more than their male counterparts from 2010 through …

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USA’s World Cup stars return to big crowds – but will it last?

Fans flocked to welcome home the world champions in the National Women’s Soccer League this week. The tough part will be keeping them comingWednesday’s match had been over for 20 minutes when hundreds of girls, holding posters and T-shirts and patientl…

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Does revenue explain the USWNT’s World Cup bonus shortfall?

As the US women’s soccer team’s wage discrimination lawsuit heads toward mediation, here’s everything you need to know about the pressing questionsWhen the Guardian reported the exclusive details of how small the World Cup bonuses for the US women’s na…

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Christen Press responds to criticism over partnership with Barstool Sports

USA star posted video to Barstool’s official Instagram accountBarstool has history of crude humour and sexist jokesUSA star Christen Press has responded to questions about her involvement with Barstool Sports, a website with a history of misogyny. Pres…

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Christen Press’s Barstool deal is a slap in the face to what the USWNT stands for

The striker’s mystifying choice to partner with Barstool Sports, a company antithetical to the USWNT’s values of inclusiveness, has allowed her team’s identity to be co-opted on its victory lapSince the end of the Women’s World Cup, the US women’s nati…

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USA’s Allie Long says key to New York was stolen in hotel room burglary

Midfielder says wedding ring and key to New York were takenLong, 31, made long-awaited World Cup debut against ChileDe Blasio promises city will replace symbolic key on TwitterThe celebration was cut short for a member of the World Cup champion United …

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USA’s Allie Long says key to New York was stolen in hotel room burglary

Midfielder says wedding ring and key to New York were takenLong, 31, made long-awaited World Cup debut against ChileDe Blasio promises city will replace symbolic key on TwitterThe celebration was cut short for a member of the World Cup champion United …

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Police investigate possible hate crime after slurs aimed at Megan Rapinoe

Posters of USA star were defaced on New York subwayFootballer is an advocate for women’s and LGBT rightsNew York City police are investigating a possible hate crime directed at Megan Rapinoe after posters of the World Cup champion were defaced with hom…

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After a brilliant World Cup victory, US stars return to their day jobs

It’s been a non-stop party since Megan Rapinoe and Co won the World Cup. But now the task is to see if they can grow the domestic leagueIt’s been a non-stop party for the US women’s national team since they won the World Cup on Sunday. The champagne st…

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US women’s soccer team victory parade – in pictures

Fresh from its fourth World Cup triumph, the team has been honoured by a traditional ticker-tape parade in New York Continue reading…

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‘You’re excluding people that look like me’: Megan Rapinoe’s message to Trump – video

Megan Rapinoe, the co-captain of the World Cup-winning USA team, has told Donald Trump that he needs to ‘do better for everyone’ in America. Rapinoe delivered her uncompromising message in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, adding: ‘You’re exclud…

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‘They’re icons’: US women’s champion team honored with New York parade

Women’s World Cup winners to go down ‘Canyon of Heroes’USA beat Netherlands 2-0 to capture second straight titleThe US women’s soccer team, fresh from its second straight World Cup triumph, will return to Manhattan’s “Canyon of Heroes” on Wednesday mor…

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Megan Rapinoe tells Trump: ‘Your message is excluding people’

US soccer captain again rejects White House visit, saying team does not want to be ‘corrupted’ The US women’s soccer co-captain Megan Rapinoe has delivered an uncompromising message to Donald Trump, amid ongoing controversy over a possible visit to the…

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Jill Ellis: where does a women’s football coach go after two World Cup titles?

The USA coach defied critics – including some in her locker room – to triumph in France. But she is unlikely to find a bigger job than her current oneJill Ellis is the most successful manager in women’s football. With back-to-back Women’s World Cup tro…