Rapinoe-led US beats Argentina 6-0 to win SheBelieves Cup
The United States shut out Canada in the round-robin tournament opener and then downed Brazil 2-0 on Sunday. Rapinoe scored in the 16th minute with a well-timed strike on a through ball from Rose Lavelle for the early lead. It was Lloyd's 124th international goal and it came in her 299th appearance with the national team. It was her 108th international goal, moving her into sole possession of fifth place on the team's career list. The United States improved to 4-0 against Argentina.
Press, Rapinoe score, US beats Brazil 2-0 in SheBelieves Cup
The U.S. sits atop the SheBelieves Cup standings with two wins. “So that's kind of the approach I take.”The Americans have won five straight over Brazil and are unbeaten in the last seven matches. It was Press' 10th goal in her last 13 national team games and 59th international goal. Alex Morgan made her first start for the national team since giving birth to daughter Charlie last year. The U.S. beat Canada 1-0 in its SheBelieves Cup opener on Thursday, while Brazil defeated rival Argentina 4-1.
Chiefs' success big reason why fans will be at Super Bowl
FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs fans do "the chop" at the start of the team's NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann, File)There will be about 25,000 fans inside Raymond James Stadium for the Super Bowl on Sunday. Even when COVID-19 numbers were spiking around the country, the Chiefs never experienced an outbreak traced back to their fans. BRADY’S PORTUGUESETom Brady's six Super Bowl rings don't protect him from being trash talked in his own home. The fact that it will happen in the Super Bowl?
Rapinoe returns to US national team after nearly a year
That's changing now that Rapinoe has returned to the U.S. national team for its January training camp in Florida after sitting out most of last year. The last time Rapinoe played for the national team was on March 11, when she scored in a 3-1 SheBelieves Cup victory over Japan. The national team settled its dispute with the federation over unequal working conditions in December, leaving the pay dispute still unresolved. Rapinoe, 35, has scored 52 goals with 68 assists in 168 appearances with the national team since her first call-up in 2006. She scored on a penalty kick in the United States' victory over the Netherlands in the 2019 World Cup final.
The Latest: Ali to host Women's Sports Foundation awards
FILE - In this July 10, 2019, file photo, Laila Ali arrives at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. Ali will host the Womens Sports Foundation awards show featuring Candace Parker, Tom Brady and Carli Lloyd. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Laila Ali will host the Women’s Sports Foundation awards show featuring Candace Parker, Tom Brady and Carli Lloyd. In 1974, King created the Women’s Sports Foundation, which provides sports programming and grants for young athletes. The Czech team says 16 others have to be re-tested after the results of their tests were inconclusive.
Rapinoe, Press among players opting out of NWSL tournament
U.S. national team players Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath and Christen Press have opted out of the National Women's Soccer League tournament kicking off this weekend in Utah. Heath and Press, who played with Rapinoe on the champion World Cup team last summer in France, cited concerns about the coronavirus for their decisions not to play. Among the national team players taking part in the tournament are Chicago's Julie Ertz, U.S. Soccer's Player of the Year, and teammate Alyssa Naeher, North Carolina's Crystal Dunn and Portland's Becky Sauerbrunn. The league was rocked by the announcement Monday that the Orlando Pride were dropping out of the tournament after six players and four staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Like all NWSL players, she was given the option to participate.
Carli Lloyd scores twice, US holds off Sweden 3-2
Carli Lloyd scored twice, Christen Press added a goal and the United States held off Sweden 3-2 on Thursday night at Mapfre Stadium, giving Vlatko Andonovski a victory in his first match as head coach. The United States is ranked No. A native of Macedonia, Andonovski played in Europe before an indoor soccer career in the United States. He coached in the National Women's Soccer League for the past seven seasons, with FC Kansas City and Reign FC of Washington State. Next up for the United States is Costa Rica on Sunday at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.
Soccer star Carli Lloyd received offers to kick in NFL preseason
USWNT star Carli Lloyd is "seriously considering" kicking in the NFL after nailing a 55-year field goal at a Philadelphia Eagles practice last week. (CNN) - USWNT star Carli Lloyd is "seriously considering" kicking in the NFL after nailing a 55-year field goal at a Philadelphia Eagles practice last week. Lloyd was offered the chance to participate with two different teams in NFL preseason games this week, her coach James Galanis told CNN. "She declined because she is playing with the USA women's national team on Thursday but is seriously considering a future in the NFL," he said. Lloyd took many by surprise when she stopped by a Philadelphia Eagles practice on August 20 and hit field goals from 40 and 55 yards.
USWNT equal-pay lawsuit set for May trial
Carli Lloyd of the USA lifts the FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy following victory over the Netherlands in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Final on July 7, 2019, in Lyon, France. (CNN) - A gender discrimination lawsuit filed by members of the US women's soccer team against the US Soccer Federation has been scheduled for trial starting May 5, a spokeswoman for the players said. The US Women's National Team's lawsuit was filed in March in US District Court in California, with 28 members of the team listed as plaintiffs. Mediation talks between US Soccer and the US women's soccer team broke down, Levinson said last week. "The women's national team players deserve equal pay and are right to pursue a legal remedy from the courts or Congress," the men's team said.
Women's soccer in the US enjoys high attendance after World Cup
Carli Lloyd of the USA lifts the FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy following victory over the Netherlands in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Final on July 7, 2019, in Lyon, France. (CNN) - The success of Team USA at the Women's World Cup in France is translating to more fans at soccer fields across America. It remains to be seen if these high attendance numbers will last as the season goes on. If you're feeling withdrawal from not seeing your favorite Team USA players crush it on the world's stage, look no further than the NWSL. Stop by Orlando to see Team USA co-captain Alex Morgan in action.
US viewers tuned into women's World Cup final in record numbers
Carli Lloyd of the USA lifts the FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy following victory over the Netherlands in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Final on July 7, 2019, in Lyon, France. (CNN) - In the United States, Sunday's US women's national soccer team victory in the 2019 World Cup ranked as one of the highest-rated soccer telecasts in the history of the sport. Fox said this was the "best metered market rating for a US soccer telecast since the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup final." The Women's World Cup final also garnered an audience on streaming websites, but there's no comparable data for live streams. Last year's men's World Cup final between France and Croatia averaged an 8.3 household rating, which means the US women drew a 20 percent bigger audience in the states.