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UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 8:35 a.m.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Megan Rapinoe nominated for FIFA awards

Five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are among the 10 candidates for the FIFA best player award. United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the women’s award.


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Jane McManus: Megan Rapinoe delivers another goal for equality during USWNT’s Canyon of Heroes celebration

When the U.S. women’s national soccer team rolled up Broadway to celebrate its second straight World Cup championship, that stretch of black asphalt was once again transformed into the 10-deep, …


Fans cheer World Cup champs as leaders on and off the field

Adoring fans lined New York City’s Canyon of Heroes on Wednesday to praise the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s national soccer team as athletic leaders on the field – and as …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

‘I just want to be like them’: Fans celebrate with U.S players at parade honoring Women’s World Cup win

U.S. women’s soccer co-captain Megan Rapinoe and her teammates shared a float with Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro at a parade honoring them. Rapinoe …


U.S. women’s soccer team boldly embraces off-the-field activist role

With a lesbian coach and several lesbian players, including World Cup MVP Megan Rapinoe, the members of the U.S. women’s soccer team are a proud symbol of LGBTQ inclusion.


UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

Tim Dahlberg: U.S. women won World Cup on their own terms

Megan Rapinoe left early, her work done for the day. The celebration came early, too, for a U.S. team determined up until the final minute to win this Women’s World …


UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

At Spokane watch party, ‘no doubt’ of victory in Women’s World Cup Final

Soccer fans filled Geno’s in Spokane’s Logan neighborhood bright and early Sunday to watch the American team play in the Women’s World Cup Final. The crowd of about 80 was …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 8:31 p.m.

Helene Elliott: Unpatriotic? U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe says: ‘I’m extremely American’

Holding and voicing strong opinions is only part of Rapinoe’s identity.


Megan Rapinoe says she’s a proud American, addresses the critics

U.S. national team star Megan Rapinoe maintains that she considers herself a proud American. Rapinoe has been at the center of a controversy over an old video in which she …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 4:41 p.m.

Injury means Sue Bird can attend World Cup final

Sue Bird says the reaction has been mostly positive to her article on The Players’ Tribune website regarding girlfriend Megan Rapinoe and the United States’ performance at the Women’s World …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 4:48 p.m.

Storm star Sue Bird backs girlfriend Megan Rapinoe against Donald Trump in Players’ Tribune piece

A video was published last week of Megan Rapinoe stating she would not attend a trip to the White House if the U.S. team was invited at the conclusion of …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 5:03 p.m.

Alex Morgan’s goal, Alyssa Naeher’s save lifts U.S. over England, into Women’s World Cup final

The top-ranked United States defeated England 2-1 on Tuesday in Lyon, France, and will face the winner of Wednesday’s semifinal between the Netherlands and Sweden in the Americans’ third straight …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

Megan Rapinoe has 2 goals and U.S. knocks France out 2-1 in Women’s World Cup quarterfinals

France was vying to become the first nation to simultaneously hold the men’s and women’s World Cup trophies, but the home-field advantage and the flag-waving crowd that belted out La …


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 7:02 p.m.

Michelle Kaufman: It’s a shame the U.S. women face France in quarterfinal, not championship

The official Women’s World Cup schedule says the championship game is July 7, but let’s be honest, Friday’s quarterfinal between top-ranked United States and host France is the match everyone …


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 7:08 p.m.

Megan Rapinoe stands by statement about not going to White House

Megan Rapinoe said Thursday that she stands by previous comments that she would not visit the White House if the United States wins the Women’s World Cup.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Jerry Brewer: Megan Rapinoe isn’t here to make you comfortable

It’s hard to keep count of all the polarizing ways that people describe Megan Rapinoe.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

President Donald Trump calls out Megan Rapinoe for comments about White House visit

President Donald Trump called out U.S. women’s national team co-captain Megan Rapinoe after a video surfaced on social media in which she used profanity when she said she wasn’t going …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 5:41 p.m.

It’s on: The World Cup clash between the U.S. and France

The United States and France are preparing for what many say is a final in the quarterfinals at the Women’s World Cup. The defending champion U.S. team will face the …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 1:41 p.m.

US in the World Cup quarterfinals after 2-1 win over Spain

Megan Rapinoe converted a pair of penalty kicks and the United States set up a much-anticipated quarterfinal meeting with host France at the Women’s World Cup with a 2-1 victory …


United States catches heat for Women’s World Cup goal celebrations in rout of Thailand

The U.S. women’s national team faced criticism following its record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand. The win set a World Cup record for goals and margin of victory. Alex Morgan alone …


Women’s World Cup becomes platform for social change

The Women’s World Cup is not just about soccer for many of the players and teams in France. The tournament has given players a platform to speak out for change.


U.S. women blank Mexico in final tuneup before World Cup title defense

U.S. women’s soccer team beats Mexico 3-0 in last match before heading Europe to defend World Cup title


Carli Lloyd’s 100th international goal leads U.S. over Mexico 6-2

Carli Lloyd became the sixth American to score 100 international goals, putting the United States ahead as it rallied for a 6-2 win over Mexico in an exhibition Sunday.


Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird says she’s gay, opens up about dating Megan Rapinoe

Seattle Storm star Sue Bird announced that she is gay and is dating Seattle Reign and USWNT star soccer player Megan Rapinoe in an article from Mechelle Voepel of ESPNW.


Soccer star Rapinoe kneels during national anthem

U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem Sunday night before the Seattle Reign’s game against the Chicago Red Stars “in a little nod” to NFL quarterback Colin …


Catalina Usme scores two goals in Colombia’s 2-2 draw with U.S. women’s soccer team

In the first few moments Hope Solo had to reflect following the U.S. team’s 2-2 draw with Colombia on Tuesday, she already had perspective on the two goals that Catalina …


Revamped U.S. women’s soccer team put to the test at Rio Games

A new era opens for the U.S. women’s soccer team at the Olympic Games when a generation of younger players seeks to continue the global domination established at last year’s …


Megan Rapinoe, coming off knee surgery, Carli Lloyd make Olympic roster

Megan Rapinoe, who is coming off December knee surgery, has been named to the national team roster for the Rio Games along with Carli Lloyd, who has scored in the …


Women accuse U.S. Soccer Federation of wage discrimination

Five stars from the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s national team have accused the U.S. Soccer Federation of wage discrimination in an action filed with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe tears knee ligament

Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. World Cup champion soccer team tore a knee ligament that will require surgery, jeopardizing her chances of playing in next summer’s Rio Olympics.