Rapinoe, Morgan back for US for World Cup qualifiers
Rapinoe and Morgan were included on the U.S. national team roster for the upcoming CONCACAF W Championship, which will determine four of the region’s teams in the 2023 Women’s World Cup. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File) (Claude Paris)Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan have been included on the U.S. roster for next month's CONCACAF W Championship, which will determine four of the region's teams in the 2023 Women's World Cup. Defenders: Alana Cook (OL Reign), Emily Fox (Racing Louisville), Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave), Sofia Huerta (OL Reign), Kelley O’Hara (Washington Spirit), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit). Midfielders: Lindsey Horan (Lyon), Taylor Kornieck (San Diego Wave), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign), Kristie Mewis (Gotham), Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit). Forwards: Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit), Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave), Mallory Pugh (Chicago Red Stars), Midge Purce (Gotham), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns).wftv.com
39 US women's team players back Cone for USSF president
Thirty-nine players on the women's national team endorsed Cindy Parlow Cone for a full four-year term as U.S. Soccer Federation president, a decision Friday that followed the settlement of six years of litigation between the players and the governing body. Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, among the leaders of the lawsuit, gave their endorsement to Cone a day before the vote by the USSF National Council. Cone is being challenged by her predecessor, Carlos Cordeiro, who was elected to a four-year term in 2018, then resigned in March 2020 after the organization sparked a backlash when its legal papers claimed the women had less physical ability and responsibility than their male counterparts.news.yahoo.com
US women's team players see settlement as turning point
Equal Pay Soccer FILE - United States women's national soccer team members Alex Morgan, left, listens as teammate Megan Rapinoe speak to reporters during a news conference in New York, Friday, May 24, 2019. The settlement was a victory for the women, whose fans chanted "Equal Pay!" The players sued three years later, seeking damages under the federal Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Circuit Court of Appeals in an attempt to reinstate the equal pay portion thrown out by a U.S. District Court. The players and the federation asked the appeals court on Tuesday morning to take the case off its calendar.wftv.com
American women players settle suit vs US Soccer for $24M
Equal Pay Soccer FILE - United States' Alex Morgan jumps over Netherlands' goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal as she attempts to score during a women's quarterfinal soccer match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has asked for permission to participate in the appeal by American women soccer players trying to reinstate their pay claim against the U.S. Soccer Federation. The U.S. Soccer Federation and the women announced a deal Tuesday that will have players split $22 million, about one-third of what they had sought in damages. Women sued three years later, seeking damages under the federal Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Circuit Court of Appeals in an attempt to reinstate the equal pay portion thrown out by a U.S. District Court.wftv.com
Players react to abuse allegations with letter to US Soccer
Alex Morgan, Christen Press and Megan Rapinoe were among players from the U.S. national team who signed a letter criticizing U.S. Soccer for its handling of complaints against former Chicago Red Stars coach Rory Dames. The players' letter was sent Wednesday to U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone, as well as former president Carlos Cordeiro. Dames has a reputation as an excellent soccer coach over 25 years of coaching thousands of soccer players. In their letter, the players called for transparency and action. We demand that USSF release the full findings of its investigation in a timely manner and commit to enacting meaningful institutional reforms to protect players,” the letter said.wftv.com
US women, men have not committed to single-pay structure
Morgan is returning to her home state, joining the San Diego Wave of the National Women’s Soccer League for the team's first season. The move to Southern California reunites Morgan with Wave President Jill Ellis, who coached Morgan to a pair of back-to-back World Cup titles. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, file) (Don Ryan)The unions for the U.S. women's and men's national teams have not committed to agreeing to a single pay structure, the head of the U.S. Soccer Federation said in a letter to fans Tuesday. Becca Roux, executive director of the U.S. Women's National Team Players Association, and Mark Levinstein, acting executive director and general counsel of the U.S. National Soccer Team Players Association, did not respond to emails seeking comment. Parlow Cone, a former national team player, became USSF president in March 2020 when Carlos Cordeiro quit amid a backlash to the group's lawyers filing legal papers claiming the women's national team players had less physical ability and responsibility than their male counterparts.wftv.com
Equal pay appeal by US women soccer players set for March 7
Morgan is returning to her home state, joining the San Diego Wave of the National Women’s Soccer League for the team's first season. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, file) (Don Ryan)SAN FRANCISCO — (AP) — Oral arguments in the appeal by players on the U.S. women’s national soccer team who are seeking equal pay have been scheduled for March. “We hope 2022 will be the year of peace and health — and equal pay. The women asked for more than $64 million in damages plus $3 million in interest under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The USSF has said the women accepted a labor contract with greater guaranteed pay than the men and additional benefits.wftv.com
Alex Morgan is headed to San Diego in trade with Orlando Pride
ORLANDO, Fla — The worst-kept secret in the NWSL is official. Alex Morgan will join expansion club San Diego Wave FC for the 2022 season. On Monday, the Wave posted an announcement on social media welcoming Morgan to the club, followed by a retweet from Alex herself. READ: Women’s team players, US Soccer extend labor deal 3 monthsIn the last month, the Orlando Pride have traded many of their high-profile players, including goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris, defender Ali Krieger and now Alex Morgan. The Orlando Pride sent out the following statement, “The Orlando Pride has worked with forward Alex Morgan to secure a trade that is mutually-beneficial for the Club’s future success and Alex’s goals, both personal and professional.wftv.com
Alex Morgan heads home to California with NWSL's Wave
After nearly a decade of crisscrossing the country and the globe for her professional career, Alex Morgan is headed home to Southern California. Morgan is joining the San Diego Wave, which will begin play in the National Women's Soccer League next season. Former Manchester United coach Casey Stoney will lead San Diego in its inaugural year.news.yahoo.com
Alex Morgan: New contract must not cut existing compensation
Morgan says the U.S. women's national team needs to make sure players aren't losing any compensation they currently receive under U.S. Soccer's identical contract proposals for both the men's and women's teams. But the governing body also said it would refuse to agree to a deal in which World Cup prize money is not equalized. Last week, the federation asked the men’s union to voluntarily equalize World Cup bonus money paid to the federation by FIFA. FIFA awarded $400 million in prize money for the 32 teams at the 2018 men’s World Cup, including $38 million to champion France. The U.S. women split $862,500 for making the roster and $2.53 million for winning the 2019 World Cup, which came to $147,500 per player.wftv.com
Alex Morgan: New contract must not cut existing compensation
U.S. soccer star Alex Morgan says the women’s national team needs to make sure players aren’t losing any of their existing compensation under the identical contract proposals the U.S. Soccer Federation has made to both the men’s and women’s teams.
Alex Morgan: New contract must not cut existing compensation
Alex Morgan says the U.S. women's national team needs to make sure players aren't losing any of their existing compensation under the identical contract proposals the U.S. Soccer Federation has made to both the men's and women's teams. U.S. Soccer said Tuesday it offered identical contracts to the players’ associations for the men’s and women’s national teams. “We don’t want to start the new year without a new CBA in effect, so that’s the number one priority of our PA, of our legal team," Morgan said.news.yahoo.com
US advances to quarterfinals after 0-0 draw with Australia
(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) (Fernando Vergara)KASHIMA, Japan — (AP) — The United States made it through to the quarterfinals of the women's Olympic soccer competition after a 0-0 draw with Australia on Tuesday before a group of Japanese schoolchildren. The draw with Australia secured the United States second place in Group G behind Sweden on goal difference. The United States made five lineup changes for the match, which was not unexpected given the tight competition schedule. The United States also had four goals called back for offside in the first half of the victory over New Zealand. ___More AP Olympics: https://apnews.com/hub/2020-tokyo-olympics and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
US women tell 9th Circuit trial court didn't factor success
Players on the U.S. women’s national soccer team urged a federal appeals court to reinstate their equal pay lawsuit, saying their greater success than the American men was not taken into account by a trial court judge who dismissed their case.
How USWNT star Alex Morgan and other women Olympians are fighting for equal coverage in sports media
Women account for 40% of all sports participants, yet receive just 4% of sports media coverage outside of major sporting events like the Olympics, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. This lack of coverage not only leads to less gender representation on screen, but it also impacts the sponsorship, endorsements and exposure that female athletes are afforded throughout their career. "I realized that there's not nearly enough media coverage for female athletes in relation to the amount of female athletes who participate in sports," she tells CNBC Make It. TOGETHXR, which launched on March 2, will include short-form documentary style series, longer form documentaries and eventually podcasts, Morgan says. "It's all going to be based around sports loosely, but we want to also include lifestyle, culture and fashion [content]," Morgan says.cnbc.com
Rapinoe-led US beats Argentina 6-0 to win SheBelieves Cup
The defending champion U.S. team blanked Canada in the round-robin tournament opener and then downed Brazil 2-0 on Sunday. Argentina, a late addition after Japan dropped out because of coronavirus concerns, did not win a match but did impress with gritty performances. Rapinoe is the top SheBelieves career leader with seven goals, including three in this edition. It was Lloyd's 124th international goal and it came in her 299th appearance with the national team. “It's always nice to be recognized, but I think there were other people that deserved it more.”The United States improved to 4-0 against Argentina.
Press, Rapinoe score, US beats Brazil 2-0 in SheBelieves Cup
The United States sits atop the SheBelieves Cup standings with two wins. But not only a goal, the way we played our attack in the first 20 minutes," Brazil coach Pia Sundhage said. 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 beat rival Argentina 4-1.
Rose Lavelle's 2nd-half goal lifts US past Canada 1-0
AdNichelle Prince had a pair of good chances for Canada early in the second half but couldn't convert. "We created some good opportunities after a good build-up, or we were able to break them down with good creativity. The United States will be seeking its fifth gold medal in seven Olympic tournaments. The United States improved its record in the series to 51-3-7. Earlier Thursday, Brazil defeated Argentina 4-1 in the tournament's opening match.
New FIFA rules to protect female players' maternity rights
(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)GENEVA – Female soccer players should soon get their maternity rights protected under new employment rules announced Thursday by FIFA. “The idea is to protect female players before, during and after childbirth,” FIFA chief legal officer Emilio Garcia said on a conference call. The rules, created with help from world players' union FIFPro, are expected to be approved by the FIFA Council next month and would take effect on Jan. 1. Although FIFA’s judicial bodies have not been presented with contract disputes over maternity rights, Garcia targeted getting ahead of potential problems in the fast-growing women’s game. The drafted rules aim to “protect contractual stability, achieve greater transparency and make sure that coaches also get paid on time,” FIFA said.
Alex Morgan finally makes debut in English soccer
Tottenham Hotspur's Alex Morgan warms up ahead of the the English Women's Super League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Reading at the Hive stadium in London, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON – Nearly two months after signing, American superstar Alex Morgan finally made her debut for Tottenham as a second-half substitute in a 1-1 draw against Reading in the Women’s Super League on Saturday. Morgan came on in the 69th minute and didn't score in her first match in around 15 months, having given birth in May to daughter Charlie Elena Carrasco. She is among a raft of American players to have moved to English soccer for this season, with Rose Lavelle and Sam Mewis at Manchester City, and Tobin Heath and Christen Press at Manchester United. ___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Alex Morgan's Tottenham debut delayed for weeks by 'setback'
Tottenham Hotspur's Alex Morgan sit in the stands during the FA Women's Super League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, at the Hive, in London, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP)LONDON – Alex Morgan's Tottenham debut won't be for another few weeks, with the American forward saying a setback prevented her from being fit to play against Arsenal in the Women's Super League north London derby on Sunday. But Morgan, who gave birth to Charlie Elena Carrasco in May, has not played since 2019. “A small setback keeping me from doing what I love,” Morgan tweeted on Sunday. “Can’t wait to get on the field with this team in the next few weeks.
Morgan awaits debut but Mewis, Heath make impact in England
Manchester City's Chloe Kelly, center left, celebrates scoring her sides first goal in the Women's Super League soccer match between Manchester City Women and Tottenham Hotspur Women at the Academy Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Oct. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)MANCHESTER – Alex Morgan's wait to regain fitness for her Tottenham debut goes on. The other American imports are already making an impact in the Women's Super League. Across the northern English city, Christen Press and Tobin Heath made their Manchester United debuts. And Heath marked it by providing a cross that Jane Ross headed in for United's third in a 3-0 victory over Brighton.
Man United recruit Heath eager to play at Old Trafford again
LONDON – Stepping back inside Old Trafford this week took Tobin Heath back eight years, to one of the wildest Olympic soccer matches ever played. Heath will soon be hoping to play at Old Trafford again. “This is huge for a club like this to have a women’s team,” Heath said. Strange too for Heath that the scheduled November meeting with Arsenal will be at the Leigh Sports Village on the outskirts of Manchester rather than Old Trafford. “I had all the feels when going back there," she said, “and any footballer’s dream would be to play for Manchester United and to play at Old Trafford.”___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Portman group will bring NWSL to Los Angeles in 2022
Actress Natalie Portman and venture capitalist Kara Nortman lead a group that will bring an expansion National Women's Soccer League team to the Los Angeles area in 2022. Then she and Nortman met Becca Roux, the executive director of the U.S. Women's National Team Players Association. The women also reached out to a local supporters group that has been campaigning to bring a team to Los Angeles. The group is partnering with the LA84 Foundation, a nonprofit formed after the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics that promotes youth sports. The official name of the Los Angeles club, and where it will play, are expected to be announced later this year.
Campaigning finds a new normal as door-knocking resumes
The coronavirus pandemic isn't going away anytime soon, but campaigns are still forging ahead with in-person organizing. In previous campaigns, we would always say organizing, door-knocking is the gold standard," she said. The gold standard, I think, is creating community.The Biden campaign has offered no timetable for when itll resume in-person campaigning. Aides say the campaign is consulting with its public health advisory board, consisting of doctors and health experts, on when its safe. But the differing decisions on whether to resume in-person campaigning have become fodder for political attacks from both parties.
U.S. Soccer president addresses repeal of anthem policy
U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone apologized Saturday for the federation's lack of leadership in the fight against racism as she addressed its decision to repeal a policy that required players to stand during the national anthem. We are committed to doing better to help fight racism and discrimination in all its forms, Parlow Cone said. It was the first board meeting Parlow Cone has led as president. The U.S. Womens National Team Players Association also called for an apology from U.S. Soccer and a plan to substantively address racial inequities. Rapinoe kneeled during the anthem at a pair of national team matches in 2016.
US Soccer repeals rule that banned kneeling during anthem
U.S. Soccer's board of directors has voted to repeal a 2017 policy that required national team players to stand during the national anthem, a rule adopted after Megan Rapinoe kneeled in support of Colin Kaepernick. The board made the decision during a conference call, U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday. The U.S. Soccer Athletes' Council, which includes current national team players Alex Morgan and Ali Krieger, as well as former players like Landon Donovan, called on U.S. Soccer to also apologize for the policy to foster a "positive relationship to exist going forward." The U.S. Women's National Team Players Association also called for an apology from U.S. Soccer and a plan to substantively address racial inequality. Rapinoe took a knee during the anthem at a pair of national team matches in 2016.
US Soccer scores victory in equal pay suit with women's team players
The U.S. women's soccer team's claims for equal pay were dismissed by a court on Friday, handing a victory to the United States Soccer Federation. "The WNT (Women's National Team) has been paid more on both a cumulative and an average per-game basis than the MNT (Men's National Team) over the class period," the court said in its summary judgment. "We will not give up our hard work for equal pay. Players had been seeking $66 million in damages under the Equal Pay Act. The women's national team beat Netherlands to claim its fourth World Cup title last summer, as the stadium rang with chants of, "Equal Pay, Equal Pay," catapulting its players into the spotlight.cnbc.com
U.S. women's soccer stars Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris get married
Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris of the U.S. Women's Soccer Team married in Miami on Saturday, the team confirmed on Twitter. Harris, 34, and Krieger, 35, officially exchanged vows in a ceremony with family friends and plenty of their teammates posting pictures on social media. Harris, a goalie, and Krieger, a defender, were part of the team that won the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. "We became really close friends, and we just hung out, we clicked, and we had so much in common," Harris told People in March. "You're always fearful of that you never know how people are going to react, and you might lose fans, or lose respect," Harris said.cbsnews.com
US soccer star Alex Morgan announces she's expecting baby girl
Stuart Franklin/Getty ImagesORLANDO, Fla. - U.S. soccer stars Alex Morgan and Servando Carrasco have revealed they are adding another member to their family roster. The couple announced Wednesday they are expecting a baby girl in the spring. Morgan, 30, is a forward for the Orlando Pride and the captain of the U.S. Womens National Soccer Team. She and Carrasco are holding a sign that says, "Baby girl: April 2020" and Carrasco has a tiny "Ready or not" onesie. pic.twitter.com/xeJPuDQgiS Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) October 23, 2019"We are already in love and we havent even met her yet.
Alex Morgan to miss rest of Orlando Pride season due to knee injury
Stuart Franklin/Getty ImagesORLANDO, Fla. - The Orlando Pride will be without one of the team's best players for the rest of the season. The team announced Alex Morgan is out for the year with a knee injury. The Pride said the patella stress reaction in her right knee stems from a injury she sustained while playing with the U.S. Women's National Team. "It's obviously difficult to lose a player of Alex's caliber due to injury," Orlando Pride General Manager Erik Ustruck said in a news release. Morgan played in six games for the Pride this year.
Alex Morgan leaves game after collision, Orlando beats Chicago 2-1
Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Bongarts/Getty ImagesORLANDO, Fla. - The Orlando Pride defeated the Chicago Red Stars 2-1 despite one of Orlandos best players leaving the game early. Alex Morgan was involved in a collision in the 13th minute. Around 8:35 p.m., the team said she was substituted from the match as a precaution and is currently being evaluated. In the second half, Chioma Ubogagu added to the Orlando lead in the 61st minute. Orlandos next game is against the Washington Spirit on Saturday.
US women's soccer team defeats Ireland
Alex Morgan, Ali Krieger and Megan Rapinoe celebrate during a victory ticker-tape parade for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team on July 10, 2019, in the Manhattan borough of New York City. (CNN) - The US women's soccer team, still World Champions and emerging advocates for women's rights, returned to center stage with flair Saturday night. On the field, the Americans dispatched Ireland 3-0 in a friendly at the Rose Bowl, their first match since winning the World Cup last month in France. Off the pitch this weekend, the US Women's National Team Players Association announced a partnership with Time's Up activists to raise funds to help fight for pay equity in various industries. "I think it's part of what this team is about, what these players are about," coach Jill Ellis said after the game.
Face of Italian ship navigator used in Facebook romance scheme
Just days after she accepted a friend request from a cargo ship marine engineer, a 69-year oldwoman found herself in a whirlwind social media romance. He loves me.The man claiming to be Morgan convinced her to switch from Facebook messages to phone conversations using WhatsApp. Translation from an Italian social media post confirms he is married to an Italian model named Erika. That suggests hackers used that photo to open a door to Omar Laquidaras Instagram site. Hadnagy said the hacking of social media sites to target older victims is the new normal.
US women's soccer pay dispute intensifies, as FIFA approves an expanded World Cup
However, it also confirmed that amount will rise to $440 million for the next men's World Cup, in Qatar in 2022. Ahead of the Women's World Cup final in July, Infantino proposed doubling the total prize money to $60 million in 2023. It means that dozens more member associations can organize their women's soccer programs and funding, knowing they have a realistic chance of qualifying. The United States National Soccer Team Players Association, the labor organization for members of the men's national team, showed its dissatisfaction with the details of Cordeiro's letter. The pay dispute erupted in March, four months before the team went on to retain the FIFA Women's World Cup in France.cnbc.com
MLS All-Star Game brings FIFA World Cup champions Alex Morgan and Kaka to Orlando, along with extended SunRail hours
click to enlarge Photo by Jeremy ReperMorganclick to enlarge Photo by Jeremy ReperKakOrlando's soccer greats are back in town to judge other soccer greats showing of their skills for charity.Alex Morgan, of Orlando Pride and and Orlando City's Kak, both FIFA World Cup champions (Morgan twice) will line out the panel of judges for the MLS All-Star Skills Challenge at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on Tuesday. Bonus points, by the way, for bicycle kicks and first time volleys.After three rounds, the team with the most points will be named MLS All-Star Champions. In addition to brownie points, winners get to choose a charity to donate $25,000 to, according to the MLS site. Here are the competing teams:Wayne Rooney, Carlos Vela, Jonathan dos SantosNani, Chris Mueller, Sebastian MendezKoke, Joo Felix, Hctor Herrera The actual MLS All-Star game will be hosted at Orlando City Stadium on Wednesday. SunRail is even running late for Wednesday's festivities, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.A late train will leave from the southbound Church Street Station platform at 10:30 p.m., stopping at Orlando Health, Sand Lake Road, Meadow Woods, Tupperware, Kissimmee and Poinciana.orlandoweekly.com
Alex Morgan, USWNT champions return to Orlando for welcome home party
Stuart Franklin/Getty ImagesORLANDO, Fla. - Three players from the Orlando Pride are returning to the city as World Cup champions. Alex Morgan, Ashlyn Harris, Ali Krieger and the U.S. womens national soccer team defeated the Netherlands 2-0 in the World Cup final on July 7. Doors open at the Lions Pride Orlando on West Church Street around 5 p.m. Tuesday. The players are expected to arrive around 7 p.m.Orlando's next game is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Exploria Stadium. Copyright 2019 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.
You need to follow every player on the U.S. Women's Soccer team on Instagram
Haven't had enough of the U.S. Women's Soccer Team? Related Headlines:US wins Women's World Cup thanks to Rapinoe, Lavelle goalsWhy is U.S. so good in women's soccer, but not in men's? If you've caught the women's soccer buzz, you'll be happy to hear the national team is playing at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena against Ireland in early August. This entire week will be full of celebrating the World Cup, but rest assured, this team will be training again for this match and the upcoming 2020 Olympics. It won't be long until Rapinoe, Morgan and the rest of the best soccer team around the world are dazzling us again.
U.S. Women's Team Make Triumphant Return Home
Team USA touched down in New York City Monday evening and has been celebrating nonstop since their historic World Cup victory Sunday in France. Fans have been gathering outside their Manhattan hotel to show their love and respect for the team after winning their fourth World Cup trophy and becoming the first womens team to do so in back-to-back tournaments. The team will also grace the cover of the upcoming Sports Illustrated, which Megan Rapinoe announced on Instagram Tuesday afternoon. The last time New York City hosted a ticker tape parade for a championship team was four years ago when the womens team won the World Cup against China. RELATED STORIESSocial Media Lights Up as U.S. Women's Team Claims 4th World Cup TitleFrench Midfielder Played in World Cup Final With Stomach Bug5-Year-Old Fighting Brain Tumor Gifted Replica World Cup
Social Media Lights Up as U.S. Women's Team Claims 4th World Cup Title
The ladies on the American soccer team shut out the Netherlands on Sunday to win the 2019 FIFA World Cup. The US womens soccer team are the world champions! Congratulations to 2019 Womens World Cup Champions @TeamUSA! Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) July 7, 2019The Women's World Cup has been held every four years since 1991, meaning there have only been eight tournaments so far. RELATED STORIESU.S. Women's Soccer Team Sues for Equal Pay on Women's DayStray Dog Interrupts Soccer Game, Performs Tricks for Players in the Middle of the FieldThai Soccer Team Once Trapped in Cave Receive Thunderous Applause in Argentina Match
Alex Morgan: Tea-sipping celebration criticism illustrates double standard
Stuart Franklin/Getty Images(CNN) - US women's soccer star Alex Morgan, who came under fire for miming sipping tea after a goal against England on Tuesday at the 2019 Women's World Cup, is defending her celebration. She called the criticism a double standard for female and male athletes. "And when I look at sipping a cup of tea, I'm a little taken aback" by the criticism. Turner congratulated Morgan and the USWNT on their win in an Instagram Story on Friday. "Unfortunately, the UK women's football team lost at the World Cup, and of course, I'm incredibly sad," Turner said.
Team USA star Alex Morgan says tea-sipping gesture was homage to Sophie Turner
Lyon, France Alex Morgan said her tea-sipping celebration at the Women's World Cup was a nod to actress Sophie Turner's amusing Instagram posts. "My celebration was actually more 'that's the tea,' which is telling a story, spreading news," the U.S. forward told reporters Friday. The victory sent the Americans into their third consecutive World Cup final. The U.S. national team has drawn some criticism for its goal celebrations in France. First it was the repeated celebrations after every goal in a 13-0 rout of Thailand, which some said were unsportsmanlike.cbsnews.com
Alex Morgan taunts British tea tradition with goal celebration
Stuart Franklin/Getty Images(CNN) - The U.S. Women's National Soccer team has caused quite the stir with its celebrations at the Women's World Cup, and Alex Morgan became the latest to milk a goal in Lyon on Tuesday. Approximately 100 million cups of tea are drunk by the British each day-- almost 36 billion per year -- according to the UK Tea and Infusions Association. Morgan's celebration was lapped up by some, notably Hillary Clinton: "Congrats to the #USWNT for earning that tea," the 2016 presidential candidate tweeted. Morgan's celebration proved not to be everyone's cup of tea. As the World Cup reaches boiling point, there is still plenty more drama brewing.
Orlando Pride rally past Utah to win on road again
SANDY, UTAH – The Orlando Pride resumed their ways of winning road games Saturday. Alex Morgan and Kristen Edmonds each scored to lift the Pride to a 2-1 win at the Utah Royals, the second time the Pride left Utah with at least a point following a 0-0 tie at Utah on May 9. After a seven-game road unbeaten streak ended on Wednesday at Houston, the Pride got back on track and improved to 5-3-2 this season on the road. Utah took a 1-0 lead in the eighth minute on a goal by Amy Rodriguez, but Morgan converted a penalty kick in stoppage time towards the end of the first half to tie the game at 1-1. The Pride will now come home to play their next three games at Orlando City Stadium, starting with a 3:30 p.m. contest next Saturday against Seattle.
Pride play to draw against Sky Blue FC
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Eighteen games into its expansion season, Orlando Pride picked up its first draw of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season with a 1-1 stalemate at Sky Blue FC. The Pride will see a short turnaround before their next match, hosting Sky Blue in just three days at Camping World Stadium. It will be the third match in a week for the Pride, who have two home matches remaining in their inaugural season. Evans sent the Pride captain running with a lofted ball over the Sky Blue backline, which Morgan let bounce once before firing in a shot from the arc with her left foot. ET kickoff against Sky Blue, the Pride will close the 2016 season on Sept. 24 at 5 p.m.
Orlando Pride debuts new uniforms
ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando's new women's soccer team is beaming with pride after the team finally unveiled its new official uniforms. Alex Morgan and company will be sporting purple jerseys with the Orlando Health logo, similar to Orlando City's jerseys. The club recently launched the campaign #FilledWithPride to rally supporters to break the National Women's Soccer League's single-match attendance record of 21,144 fans. The Pride will take the field for its first home game next Sunday against Houston.
Alex Morgan on World Cup, new book and women in sports
In U.S. women’s soccer star Alex Morgan's second World Cup, team U.S.A. beat Japan 5-2, walking away as world champions. She was just 21 when she made her World Cup debut. Morgan joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss her new memoir, “Breakaway: Beyond the Goal.”cbsnews.com