Australia, NZ to co-host 2023 Women’s World Cup

Australia and New Zealand will co-host the 2023 Women’s World Cup. The island neighbours beat Colombia 22-13 on Thursday in a vote by the FIFA Council.

Brazil withdraws Women's WC host bid

Brazil withdrew its bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup, arguing on Monday it cannot offer FIFA the financial assurances it needs because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Canada travelling to Japan to face former Women's World Cup champs in friendly

Canada's women's soccer team will face host Japan in its first match since being eliminated in the round of 16 at the World Cup.

USWNT lawsuit trial date set

A judge has set a May 5 trial date for the gender discrimination lawsuit filed by the women's national team against U.S. Soccer. District Judge R. Gary Klausner assigned the date at a hearing Monday in Los Angeles.

Heiner-Moller on early WWC exit: 'Sadness... then fury'

Heiner-Moller on early WWC exit: 'Sadness... then fury'

Canada coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller left the Women's World Cup filled with disappointment. He's run through a gamut of emotions since the 1-0 round-of-16 loss to Sweden on June 24 that sent the Canadians home from France earlier than expected.

Ellis content to get off US women's soccer "roller coaster"

Ellis content to get off US women's soccer "roller coaster"

Jill Ellis likened her tenure in charge of the U.S. women's national team to an amusement park ride. She also compared it to a tumultuous ride on a five-year wave. The most successful head coach in program history seems quite content to get off this merry-go-round on her own terms.

FIFA expands Women's World Cup from 24 teams to 32 for 2023

FIFA's Council has unanimously approved expanding the Women's World Cup from 24 teams to 32 for 2023 and has reopened bidding to host the tournament but made no mention of changing prize money. FIFA said Wednesday the decision was made remotely.

Ronaldo, Messi, Rapinoe nominated for FIFA awards

Five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were among the 10 candidates for the FIFA best player award announced Wednesday. United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favourite for the women's award.

US in flux: Ellis leaves, GM coming soon and Olympics loom

Fresh off of a repeat performance as World Cup champions, the U.S. women's national team finds itself in flux. On Tuesday, Jill Ellis announced she was stepping down after more than five years as the team's head coach.

U.S. Soccer says women's team has made more than the men

U.S. Soccer says the players on the World Cup champion women's national team were paid more than their male counterparts from 2010 through 2018.

Proctor & Gamble donates $529,000 to USWNT

Proctor & Gamble donates $529,000 to USWNT

The company, which supports U.S. soccer through its Secret deodorant brand, says it will donate $529,000 — $23,000 for each player on the U.S. team that won the World Cup — to help close the pay gap.

FIFA stats show women referees relied more on VAR than men

FIFA stats show women referees relied more on VAR than men

FIFA statistics show Women's World Cup referees relied on video review more than men's referees at the 2018 World Cup. FIFA says 535 incidents were checked with video assistant referees (VAR) at a rate of 10.28 for each of 52 games played in France.

Canada drops two spots in FIFA rankings

The United States extended its lead in the FIFA rankings by retaining the World Cup. Canada, who lost to to Sweden in the round of 16 at the World Cup, dropped two spots to No. 7, sitting just ahead of Australia.

USWNT to attend ESPYs after NYC parade

Fresh off their victory at the Women’s World Cup, members of the U.S. national soccer team, along with top NBA draft pick Zion Williamson and world No. 1 golfer Brooks Koepka, will be among the attendees at The ESPYs on Wednesday.

Fans in NYC crowd the streets for USWNT parade

Fans in NYC crowd the streets for USWNT parade

Adoring fans packed New York City's Canyon of Heroes on Wednesday amid a blizzard of confetti to praise the World Cup-winning U.S. women's national soccer team as athletic leaders on the field and advocates for pay equity off it.

US Women's World Cup champs arrive home ahead of parade

US Women's World Cup champs arrive home ahead of parade

The U.S. women's national team arrived in New York on Monday, a day after beating the Netherlands 2-0 to capture a record fourth Women's World Cup title. Players and staff touched down at about 4:30 p.m. at Newark Liberty International Airport, where they were met with cheers and a banner saying "Congratulations Team USA!"

Netherlands still waiting for World Cup glory

The long and agonizing wait goes on for the Netherlands, whose men's and women's teams are now 0-4 combined in World Cup finals. On the 45th anniversary of the men's team losing its first World Cup final to West Germany, the women's team was beaten 2-0 by the United States in its first final on Sunday.

Rapinoe fuses politics, pay and tech with World Cup win

A Women's World Cup stirred by heated debates on politics, pay and technology saw the narratives fused in Sunday's final by the undisputed and outspoken star of the tournament: Megan Rapinoe.

Rapinoe calls out FIFA ahead of World Cup final

Rapinoe calls out FIFA ahead of World Cup final

Megan Rapinoe called out FIFA on the eve of the Women's World Cup title match. Her criticism Saturday ranged from the gap in prize money between the men and women, to scheduling that put the World Cup final on the same day as the Gold Cup final in the United States and the Copa America final in Brazil.

Can Dutch stop US from scoring in final?

Can Dutch stop US from scoring in final?

It's easy for Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman to see the huge challenge facing her team Sunday in the Women's World Cup final against the United States. The U.S. has scored 24 goals in six games, including a jaw-dropping 18 in the group stage.

USWNT looks to complete French summer with a final win

USWNT looks to complete French summer with a final win

The United States is about to conclude its summer in France with an opportunity to further cement its place as the best team on the international stage. The U.S. faces the Netherlands on Sunday for the Women's World Cup championship.