The World Anti-Doping Agency has imposed a four-year ban on Russia using its flag, anthem and team names at Olympic and other major sports events. The ban means Russia will be unable to formally compete in next summer's Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing.
Two Democratic congresswomen introduced legislation on Tuesday that would block federal funding for the 2026 World Cup — which will be jointly hosted by the United States, Mexico, and Canada — until the 2019 World Cup-winning U.S. women’s national team “are paid fair and equitable wages compared” to the American men.
Amid a raging debate about how female soccer players are compensated, one of the members of the U.S. Women’s National Team (USMNT) said the squad was determined to “walk the walk” in its effort to win the World Cup. On Sunday, the USWNT became the second team in history to win back-to-back World Cups.
Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) introduced a bill Tuesday that would prevent the federal government from providing funding for the 2026 FIFA World Cup until the United States Soccer Federation agrees to equal pay for its men's and women's national teams.
She stood alone, the only woman in history to start in three consecutive Women's World Cup finals. With the score tied 0-0 and her teammates standing united at her back -- as they have been throughout this tournament -- Megan Rapinoe finished the job.
With a 2-0 victory, U.S. national team claims the Women's World Cup for the second time in a row
When the U.S. faced England on the football pitch earlier this week, the outcome was perhaps unsurprising: The U.S. was on its way to the women’s World Cup finals — and the English on their way home. What was arguably more stunning, however, was the reaction to star U.S. striker Alex Morgan’s tea-drinking pantomime in celebrating the go-ahead goal in American’s 2-1 victory against England.
One was voted FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football in 2015, and the other picked up the equivalent award two years later, and on Sunday 7 July 2019, USA coach Jill Ellis and her Netherlands counterpart Sarina Wiegman will cement their status as leaders in their field when they walk out with their teams for the Final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™.
It's win or go home in the quarterfinal round of the 2019 Women's World Cup
Those looking to snag a ticket to the United States vs. France FIFA Women's World Cup Opens a New Window. quarterfinal match will have to shell out a good chunk of money.
The U.S. has a huge match coming up in Paris
Spain was the first team this tournament to score against the U.S.
USA are one of the most feared teams at the FIFA Women's World Cup™ this summer, having won their first two group matches with a 16-0 aggregate score, it’s a team most nations would like to avoid. However, the Swedish squad could not be more excited ahead of Thursday’s Group F finale.
United States coach Jill Ellis and her players have heard variations of the same question again and again the past few weeks. Asked with varying degrees of diplomatic wording, the queries all revolved around a central tenet: Wouldn't it be better in the long run if the U.S. loses Thursday's Group F finale against Sweden and avoids any possibility of an early knockout encounter with France?
It wasn't 13-0, but it was a quality result for the U.S.
The United States posted its biggest victory ever at the World Cup on Tuesday, opening the defense of its 2015 title with a 13-0 annihilation of overmatched Thailand in Reims, France.
The U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) are the favorites to win the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. The defending champions are ranked No. 1 in the FIFA world rankings, a position they've held for 11 of the past 12 years. Here's why they're the team to beat again in 2019. There is some serious experience on this squad. Of the 23-woman roster, eight have over 100 appearances – or caps – for the U.S. in international competition. Those eight women alone have a combined 334 goals – more than three-quarters of the 433 goals the 2019 squad has collectively. There are only 10 on the team that have yet to play in a Women's World Cup match. Seven on the roster have played for the U.S.A. in the last three Women's World Cups.
The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup final in France will take place on July 7 at Lyon's Report Parc Olympique Lyonnais. It will mark the eighth time a champion will be crowned the FIFA Women's World Cup trophy. Only four teams in three different continents have been lucky enough to be crowned champs -- and only seven teams overall have reached the final. Here's a breakdown of winners by continent:
The U.S. women’s national team is well aware the rest of the world is catching up. Long dominant on the international stage, the No. 1-ranked Americans are heading to France for the Women’s World Cup with any number of teams potentially in position to topple the defending champions.
The contrast is jarring. For three and a half years, the United States women’s national team plays to minimal fuss. Games are regular, but seldom are they major events. There will be a TV broadcast and press coverage, but it isn’t the big-time, exactly. Even the Summer Olympics, where the U.S. women have won four gold medals and one silver in six editions, isn’t a tournament that gives the USA top billing.