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New Super League sets out to make US women’s soccer safer and better

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The appointment of the hugely experienced Amanda Vandervort as the first president of the new fully professional women’s second division in the US, the USL Super League, has been in the pipeline for a while, as have p...

Landon Donovan: ‘Soccer means nothing when my players suffer’

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On a warm September afternoon in southern California, Landon Donovan stands where he has so often stood before: on a pitch with the ball at his feet. Now manager for San Diego Loyal in the USL Championship, the USMNT’...

US Soccer offers identical contract proposals to women’s and men’s teams

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The US Soccer Federation said it had offered identical contract proposals on Tuesday to the players’ associations for the men’s and women’s national teams, and the governing body said it would refuse to agree to a dea...

USA Soccer great Carli Lloyd announces retirement

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Carli Lloyd, one of the greatest women’s soccer players, has announced her retirement, US Soccer said on Monday. The 39-year-old, twice named Fifa Women’s Player of the Year, is the second-most capped women’s player ...

USA stunned by Jessie Fleming penalty as Canada reach Olympic soccer final

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A penalty awarded by VAR and converted by Chelsea’s Jessie Fleming earned Canada a place in the Olympic final with their first win against the US in 20 years. In a humid but clouded-over Kashima Stadium, the US team l...

USA confident going into women’s soccer semi-final against rivals Canada

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Vlatko Andonovski, the USA manager, said his side are “focused and confident” going into their Olympic women’s soccer semi-final on Monday with old foes Canada. When both North America sides finished second in their r...

This week’s new tracks: Self Esteem, Sigala, Soccer Mommy

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Bringing whole new and exciting levels to the phrase “you do you, hun”, Self Esteem has followed up April’s catalogue of regrets with this joyful instruction to please yourself. Whether that’s shaving your bits (“Tha...

Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe headline US women’s soccer Olympic team roster

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Carli Lloyd is headed to her fourth Olympics after all. The 38-year-old Lloyd had vowed after the 2019 World Cup that she would push to make the team for Tokyo before stepping away from the sport. But then the games w...