Women's soccer

FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, United States' Alex Morgan controls the ball during the Women's World Cup final soccer match against The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. Tottenham secured the biggest signing yet in a summer of high-profile acquisitions in the Women’s Super League by bringing in United States striker Alex Morgan on a one-season deal. The 31-year-old Morgan will play in England for the first time and moves four months after giving birth to her first child. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
September 12, 2020 - 2:02 pm
Alex Morgan once famously celebrated a goal against England by pretending to sip a cup of tea. Now she’ll get to try out the English way of life for real. “Shall we get the teabags in?" read a post on the official Twitter account of the England Women's team after Tottenham announced the signing of...
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In this March 7, 2012, file photo, Japan's Yuki Nagasato, center, challenges Germany's Annike Krahn, left, and Josephine Henning during the Algarve Cup women's soccer final match at the Algarve stadium outside Faro, southern Portugal. Nagasato won the Women's World Cup with Japan in 2011 and currently plays for the Chicago Red Stars in the NWSL. Now she is joining the Japanese men's club Hayabusa Eleven on loan. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
September 10, 2020 - 8:42 am
ATSUGI, Japan (AP) — Women’s World Cup winner Yuki Nagasato is joining Japanese men’s club Hayabusa Eleven on loan from the Chicago Red Stars in the NWSL. The men’s team plays in an amateur regional league that is several levels below the country’s top pro soccer league, the J-League. Nagasato, who...
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September 09, 2020 - 12:03 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Tobin Heath and Christen Press became the latest high-profile American arrivals in the Women's Super League after signing for Manchester United on Wednesday. United joined local rival Manchester City in bringing two members of the U.S. national team to England's top...
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FILE - Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross watches his team warm up before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The U.S. Justice Department has entered into a sports dispute involving the company of a longtime friend of President Donald Trump, warning FIFA that a prohibition against staging league matches internationally could violate American antitrust laws. Relevent Sports, controlled by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, sued the U.S. Soccer Federation in September 2019 for failing to sanction a proposed Spanish league match between Barcelona and Girona in Miami Gardens, Florida.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
September 01, 2020 - 3:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has entered into a sports dispute involving the company of a longtime friend of President Donald Trump, warning FIFA that a prohibition against staging league matches internationally could violate American antitrust laws. Relevent Sports, controlled by...
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FILE - in this file photo dated Sunday, March 8, 2020, England midfielder Georgia Stanway in action against Japan, during a SheBelieves Cup soccer match in Harrison, USA. Stanway says “we’re pushing to try to make it the best league in the world" as the curtain-raising Community Shield pits defending champion Chelsea against Manchester City on Saturday Aug. 29, 2020, at Wembley Stadium. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, FILE)
August 28, 2020 - 9:52 am
After a pandemic-induced end to last season, women's soccer in England seems reborn with the arrival of World Cup-winning Americans, a slew of Australians and robust enthusiasm about the league's potential. Women's teams could only watch as the Premier League restarted and finished its season...
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Liverpool head coach Juergen Klopp arrives for an interview prior to a friendly soccer match between RB Salzburg and FC Liverpool in Salzburg, Austria, Tuesday, Aug.25, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
August 28, 2020 - 8:09 am
The new English soccer season is starting in the same month the last one finished. For Arsenal, in particular, the turnaround has been rapid. In the final domestic match of the pandemic-prolonged 2019-20 campaign, Arsenal won the FA Cup by beating Chelsea 2-1 at an empty Wembley Stadium on Aug. 1...
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August 24, 2020 - 1:11 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Supporters of the former head of Afghanistan's soccer federation, who is accused of sexually assaulting and harassing several players on the women's national team, prevented Afghan special forces from arresting him, officials said Monday. FIFA imposed a life ban and a fine...
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August 20, 2020 - 6:04 am
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA suspended two more soccer officials in Haiti to widen its investigation Thursday into alleged systematic sexual abuse of young women players. FIFA’s ethics committee judges first extended a 90-day provisional ban of Yves Jean-Bart, the longtime Haiti soccer federation president,...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 29, 2007 file photo, Arsenal Ladies celebrate with the trophy after beating Umea IK 1-0 on aggregate during their Women's Cup final second leg soccer match at the Meadow Park stadium, London. For Arsenal, this year’s Women’s Champions League win-or-go-home tournament is more like win or stay home because the truncated English season has left the team out next season’s competition. The seven other teams in the knockout tournament scheduled to begin Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 in Spain’s northern Basque Country have already qualified for next season's Champions League. Arsenal needs to win it to get back into it. (AP Photo/Tom Hevezi, File)
August 19, 2020 - 7:49 am
For Arsenal, this year’s Women’s Champions League win-or-go-home tournament is more like win or stay home because the truncated English season has left the team out next season’s competition. The seven other teams in the knockout tournament scheduled to begin Friday in Spain’s northern Basque...
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August 14, 2020 - 8:01 am
LONDON (AP) — Sarina Wiegman will leave her role as manager of the Netherlands' women’s team after next year’s Olympic Games to take charge of England as the replacement for Phil Neville. Wiegman will be installed in September 2021 ahead of the European Championship in 2022 that is being staged in...
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