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Category: USA women’s football team

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Carli Lloyd scores after 24 seconds as USWNT ease past Jamaica

US unbeaten streak at home now stretches to 55 gamesLloyd also becomes oldest ever scorer for USWNTCarli Lloyd scored 24 seconds into the game and the US women’s national team went on to defeat Jamaica 4-0 on Sunday night in the Summer Series.The US wo…

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USWNT stretch unbeaten run to 40 games after win over Portugal

Sam Mewis scores only goal of 1-0 victory for USUSWNT are now undefeated in 54 games on home soilSam Mewis scored in the 76th minute and the US national team beat Portugal 1-0 in the Summer Series on Thursday night.The US women are undefeated in 40 str…

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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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‘I translated my passion’: Rachel Van Hollebeke’s road from Olympic champion to doctor

Many athletes struggle for purpose when they retire. But the former USWNT defender has helped battle Covid-19 on the US-Mexico borderRachel Van Hollebeke’s days start early and end late. Although sometimes it’s the other way around. She’s in the middle…

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USWNT face rivals Sweden at Olympics as GB play hosts Japan

Swedes knocked US out on penalties at Rio 2016 OlympicsReigning champions Brazil face Germany in men’s drawThe US women’s national team will face Australia, Sweden and New Zealand at the Tokyo Olympics, while in the men’s competition 2016 winners Brazi…

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USWNT extend unbeaten streak to 39 games with victory over France

Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan score in 2-0 win over FrenchRapinoe has now scored seven goals in seven matches this yearMegan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan scored and the US women’s national team beat France 2-0 in a friendly on Tuesday. The United States ext…

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Megan Rapinoe’s late penalty salvages draw as USA women keep streak alive

USA’s 16-match win streak snapped in 1-1 draw with SwedenCarli Lloyd makes 300th international appearance of careerWorld champions extend undefeated run to 38 matchesThe United States’ 16-match winning streak was snapped in a 1-1 draw with Sweden on Sa…

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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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USWNT’s Megan Rapinoe testifies to Congress on fight for equal pay – video

Megan Rapinoe has taken her fight for equal pay to Congress as she testified on Wednesday in front of a committee examining ‘the economic harm caused by longstanding gender inequalities, particularly for women of colour’. Rapinoe said she did not under…

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‘You want full stadiums? We filled them’: Rapinoe testifies to Congress on equal pay

USWNT midfielder also addresses rights of trans athletesRapinoe will visit White House for Equal Pay DayMegan Rapinoe has taken her fight for equal pay to Congress as she testified on Wednesday in front of a committee examining “the economic harm cause…

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US Soccer’s slow reaction to a delegate’s views on slavery was troubling

The federation says the right things about fighting racism but those intentions have not been enough so farThe US Soccer Federation is not what it thinks it is.The federation was queued up to give itself a pat on the back Saturday after its Annual Gene…

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US Soccer athletes’ council removes member after racially charged speech

Seth Jahn downplayed impact of police brutality and US slaveryUS Soccer ends no-kneel policy then condemns delegateThe US Soccer Federation’s athletes’ council removed one its members Sunday, a day after he made a speech at the federation’s annual gene…

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US Soccer ends no-kneel policy then condemns delegate who downplayed slavery

US Soccer repeals 2017 policy that requiring standing for anthemFederation condemns ‘offensive’ remarks by dissenting delegateSeth Jahn downplayed impact of police brutality and US slaveryThe United States Soccer Federation voted on Saturday to repeal …

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Stand or kneel?: How Megan Rapinoe helped US Soccer change its tune

US Soccer has apologized for a 2017 policy that banned kneeling for the anthem. But the issue won’t officially be settled until Saturday, when it’s put to a vote at the annual general meetingIt wasn’t long after the death of George Floyd that the decis…

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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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USWNT are ‘past protesting phase’ as they stand for national anthem

Crystal Dunn says fight for racial justice goes onUSA beat 2-0 Brazil behind goals by Press and RapinoeWorld champions extend unbeaten streak to 36 matchesFor the first time this year, the entire US women’s soccer team stood for the national anthem bef…

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USWNT are ‘past protesting phase’ as they stand for national anthem

Crystal Dunn says fight for racial justice goes onUSA beat 2-0 Brazil behind goals by Press and RapinoeWorld champions extend unbeaten streak to 36 matchesFor the first time this year, the entire US women’s soccer team stood for the national anthem bef…

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Rose Lavelle delivers for USA women in SheBelieves Cup win over Canada

Lavelle’s 79th-minute strike lifts US to 1-0 win over CanadaWorld champions extend unbeaten streak to 35 matchesRose Lavelle scored in the 79th minute to give the United States a 1-0 victory over Canada in the SheBelieves Cup on Thursday night.The US e…

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Revealed: how the pay gap at US Soccer goes all the way up the ladder

Whether market realities can explain why USWNT general manager Kate Markgraf earned less than her men’s counterpart, US Soccer has done little to earn the benefit of the doubtWhen the US Soccer Federation confirmed it had hired its first-ever general m…