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US World Cup star Morgan ruled out for rest of 2019 season

Sep 17, 2019 - 12:14 PM

'I'm disappointed I won't be able to compete with the Pride for the remainder of 2019 due to a knee injury I've been managing since the World Cup,' writes Alex Morgan on Instagram

PREMATURE EXIT. Alex Morgan is set to sit out for rest of the 2019 National Women's Soccer League season. Photo from Alex Morgan's Instagram

U.S. coach Ellis resigns after second Women's World Cup win

Jul 31, 2019 - 11:04 AM

After steering Team USA to another World Cup crown, Jill Ellis steps down with an incredible 102-7-18 win-loss-draw record

ON TOP. Jill Ellis believes the US team will remain at the pinnacle of women's soccer. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

U.S. World Cup champ feted with confetti, chants of 'equal pay'

Jul 11, 2019 - 3:23 PM

'This group is so resilient, is so tough, has such a sense of humor, is just so bad ass,' women's football captain Megan Rapinoe on Team USA

WONDER WOMEN. Megan Rapinoe (center) flashes her iconic goal-scoring pose as she celebrates with teammates (from left) Ashlyn Harris, Alex Morgan, and Allie Long. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Rapinoe: World Cup champions USA to snub White House invite

Jul 10, 2019 - 3:38 PM

'You're excluding me. You're excluding people that look like me. You're excluding people of color,' Team USA star Megan Rapinoe tells President Donald Trump

POWER PAIR. Team USA, bannered by Megan Rapinoe (left) and Alex Morgan, says it doesn’t want to lend the platform it 'worked so hard to build.' Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Women's World Cup victory a big win for gay community

Jul 09, 2019 - 11:35 AM

According to Outsports, around 40 of the women who played in the World Cup are members of the LGBTQ community

BREAKTHROUGH. (from left to right) Goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris, midfielder Megan Rapinoe and defender Ali Krieger are vocal about their LGBTQ pride. Photo from Megan Rapinoe's Instagram

US rejoices after women's football World Cup win

Jul 08, 2019 - 7:32 PM

The USA women's football team captures its second consecutive World Cup and a record-setting fourth overall

BACK-TO-BACK. The USA women's football team defends their throne in the FIFA Women's World Cup. Photo from Twitter/@alexmorgan


Trump congratulates US women's team on World Cup win

Jul 08, 2019 - 3:23 PM

US president Donald Trump tells the US women's football team the country is 'proud of you all'

CHAMPS. Megan Rapinoe and USA capture another FIFA World Cup. Photo from Twitter/@FIFAWWC


Rapinoe shines brightest at story-packed women's World Cup

Jul 08, 2019 - 12:24 PM

From winning the Golden Ball and the Golden Boot to the way she handled being attacked online by Donald Trump, Megan Rapinoe steals the show

FOOTBALL QUEENS. Megan Rapinoe leads USA to their fourth World Cup in 8 editions. Photo from FIBA Women's World Cup's Twitter account (@FIFAWWC)


Rapinoe bags Golden Ball and Golden Boot at Women's World Cup

Jul 08, 2019 - 7:54 AM

Playing what may have been her last World Cup, Megan Rapinoe proves yet again that she’s a star on and off the pitch

GOLDEN. Megan Rapinoe whoops it up with her teammates after emerging as the tournament’s best player. Photo by Philippe Desmazes/AFP

USA retains World Cup as Rapinoe, Lavelle sink Dutch

Jul 08, 2019 - 7:20 AM

Behind star captain Megan Rapinoe, Team USA turns back the Netherlands to capture a record-setting fourth overall Women's World Cup crown

PHENOMENAL. Team USA celebrates after completing its back-to-back World Cup title bid. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Rapinoe blasts lack of respect for women's game before World Cup final

Jul 07, 2019 - 10:15 AM

‘There are two other finals going on but this is the World Cup final, this is like, cancel-everything day,’ says Megan Rapinoe

READY FOR ACTION. Megan Rapinoe assures fans that she will see action in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup final. Photo from the US women's national team Instagram

Morgan, USA hoping for more celebrations vs Dutch pretenders

Jul 06, 2019 - 4:59 PM

After all the talk on Alex Morgan's tea-sipping goal celebration, Team USA can't wait to put on a show

TEA TIME. Team USA star Alex Morgan says she’s surprised that her goal celebration turned controversial. Photo by Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP

'Uniquely American' Rapinoe unfazed by Trump spat

Jul 04, 2019 - 3:19 PM

'I know I'm not perfect but I think that I stand for honesty and for truth,' says Team USA captain Megan Rapinoe after being blasted by President Donald Trump

United States' forward Megan Rapinoe celebrates after scoring a goal during the France 2019 Women's World Cup quarter-final football match between France and USA, on June 28, 2019, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

Netherlands to face USA in World Cup final

Jul 04, 2019 - 10:44 AM

An extra-time strike by Jackie Groenen lifts the Netherlands past Sweden in a grueling semifinal showdown

GLORIOUS. Netherlands midfielder Jackie Groenen (left) celebrates with  teammate Lieke Martens. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Injured Rapinoe 'expects' to be fit for World Cup final

Jul 03, 2019 - 11:33 AM

Megan Rapinoe looks to see action after missing out on the semis clash against England

READY FOR ACTION. Megan Rapinoe assures fans that she will see action in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup final. Photo from the US women's national team Instagram

Morgan takes USA to World Cup final as England misses penalty

Jul 03, 2019 - 8:48 AM

Team USA captain Alex Morgan scores the game-winner on her 30th birthday

BIRTHDAY GOAL. Alex Morgan celebrates her 30th birthday with a goal that powers Team USA to the 2019 Women's World Cup final. Photo from FIFA World Cup Instagram

Destiny? England eye World Cup final over U.S.

Jul 02, 2019 - 5:31 PM

England is not planning to fall short in its 3rd straight semifinal at a major tournament

DEFYING ODDS. Lucy Bronze hopes England can get past a streaking US team for a 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup final berth. Photo from Lucy Bronze' Instagram

Alex Morgan 'happy' to sacrifice Golden Boot for team glory

Jul 02, 2019 - 2:09 PM

'It would be a great accolade but that's not my goal, my goal is to help this team win a World Cup,' says Team USA star Alex Morgan

FOR USA. Alex Morgan does not mind winning the Golden Boot, but sets her eyes on the 2019 World Cup title. Photo from Alex Morgan's Instagram (@alexmorgan13)

Netherlands reaches 1st women's World Cup semifinal over Italy

Jun 30, 2019 - 10:04 AM

The Netherlands' 1st ever semis berth nails them a slot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

61. Vivianne Miedema scores her 61st international goal in only 80 appearances for the Netherlands. Photo from Instagram (@oranjeleeuwinnen)

Megan Rapinoe accepts House invite after snubbing Trump

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:11 AM

Megan Rapinoe is heading to the House of Representatives as she accepts Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' invitation

STANDING FIRM. Megan Rapinoe stars with a brace in the quarterfinal match against host France. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

After Trump spat, Rapinoe powers U.S. in World Cup thriller

Jun 29, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Fiery Megan Rapinoe sinks host France as USA sets up a semifinal showdown against England

UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT. Megan Rapinoe and Team USA deliver a ruthless performance against France to keep their title defense going. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Rapinoe urges U.S. teammates to join White House boycott

Jun 28, 2019 - 10:56 AM

Football star Megan Rapinoe says the controversy hasn't destabilized the team as USA gears up for its quarterfinal match versus France in the Women's World Cup

FIERY. US forward Megan Rapinoe says the administration 'doesn't fight for the same things we fight for.' Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Women's World Cup: Norway in last 16, France and Germany top groups

Jun 18, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Norway edges out South Korea for a spot in the last 16 of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

NEXT ROUND. Norway defeats South Korea 2-1 in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. Photo from Caroline Graham Hansen's Twitter

Record-breaking Lloyd propels USA into FIFA World Cup last 16

Jun 17, 2019 - 1:38 PM

Carli Lloyd now holds the distinction as the first player to score in 6 consecutive women's FIFA World Cup matches

SCORING MACHINE. Carli Lloyd adds another two goals to her tally. Photo from FIFA Women's World Cup's Twitter account (@FIFAWWC)


13-0 win 'part of growing the game,' says USA football captain

Jun 12, 2019 - 8:08 PM

Team USA records the biggest win in Women's World Cup history as Alex Morgan scores 5 goals in a 13-0 demolition of hapless Thailand

DISRESPECT? Alex Morgan (center) and Megan Rapinoe (right) whoop it up after a goal, but the Americans have also received criticisms for their wild goal celebrations in the one-sided game versus Thailand. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

The week in photos: December 9-15, 2017

Dec 16, 2017 - 10:43 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A boy looks at a rainbow during a sunset in Bogota on December 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / LUIS ACOSTA