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Portland Thorns forward Sophia Smith holds the MVP trophy after the team's NWSL championship game win against the Kansas City Current on October 29, 2022, in Washington. At left is NWSL Commissioner Jessica Berman, who said the league plans to expand in 2024 by two teams. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

NWSL Expansion Announcement Coming Soon, Commissioner Says

Long-awaited expansion plans will be announced shortly, National Women’s Soccer League Commissioner Jessica Berman said last week before the league held its annual draft at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Philadelphia. The league plans to add two teams for the 2024 season. Salt Lake City, Utah, is expected to be one of the two […]

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U.S. Soccer to Play Canada, Brazil and Japan in 2023 SheBelieves Cup

U.S. Soccer will host the eighth annual SheBelieves Cup from February 16–22 as Brazil, Canada and Japan join the USA for the four-team international tournament with games in Orlando, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; and Frisco, Texas. All four nations will participate in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup next summer and all four are ranked in […]

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U.S. Men’s Soccer Heads to Los Angeles in January

The U.S. men’s national soccer team will kick off the 2026 cycle with two matches in Southern California, facing Serbia on January 25 at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles and Colombia on January 28 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. The U.S. will hit the ground running after its World Cup […]

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JT Batson Named CEO/Secretary General for U.S. Soccer

JT Batson has been named as the new chief executive officer and secretary general of the U.S. Soccer Federation, succeeding Will Wilson. Batson has spent his professional career in media, advertising and technology. The first software he worked on was for the assignment of youth soccer referees for tournament organizers. A former member of the […]

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U.S. defender Becky Sauerbrunn (4), forward Lynn Williams (13) and teammates acknowledge fans after a 3-1 win over Japan in a SheBelieves Cup match on March 11, 2020, in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

U.S. Soccer Agrees to Equal Pay Between Men’s, Women’s National Teams

U.S. Soccer has reached historic agreements with the men’s and women’s national teams, agreeing to collective bargaining agreements with both teams through December 2028 that will have equal pay for the two teams — the first national governing body in the world of soccer to do so. “This is a truly historic moment. These agreements […]

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U.S. forward Megan Rapinoe scores against Canada during the second half of a CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Carson, Calif. The U.S. won 3-0. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

U.S. Soccer, USWNT Settle Equal Pay Dispute

After years of dispute, U.S. Soccer and the U.S. Women’s National Team have reached a settlement on long outstanding equal pay claims by some of the top players in the sport. As part of the agreement, U.S. Soccer will pay $22 million to the players involved in the case, who had sued in March 2019 […]

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U.S. defender Becky Sauerbrunn (4), forward Lynn Williams (13) and teammates acknowledge fans after a 3-1 win over Japan in a SheBelieves Cup match on March 11, 2020, in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

Seventh Annual SheBelieves Cup Heading to California, Texas

U.S. Soccer’s seventh annual SheBelieves Cup will see the women’s national team playing games against the Czech Republic, Iceland and New Zealand in a four-team tournament that will start in Carson, California and conclude in Frisco, Texas. The event will start February 17 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson with Iceland playing New Zealand […]

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Columbus, St. Paul to Host U.S. Men’s Soccer World Cup Qualifying Matches

U.S. Soccer has selected Columbus, Ohio and St. Paul, Minnesota as the venues for the critical World Cup Qualifiers against El Salvador and Honduras coming up to start the 2022 calendar year. Lower.com Field will be the site of USA-El Salvador on January 27 before an away match at Canada. After that game — reportedly […]

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Megan Rapinoe is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the first half of an international friendly women's soccer match between the United States and France on April 13, 2021. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

U.S. Women’s National Team Sets Four-Match Fall Tour

The United States women’s national soccer team will play four matches in September and October throughout the Midwest to finish its 2021 schedule and serve as a Farewell Tour for Carli Lloyd, one of the greatest women’s players in history who plans to retire at year’s end. The four-match tour includes two games against Paraguay […]

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U.S. defender Becky Sauerbrunn (4), forward Lynn Williams (13) and teammates acknowledge fans after a 3-1 win over Japan in a SheBelieves Cup match on March 11, 2020, in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

U.S. Women’s Soccer to Play Pre-Olympic Games in Houston, Austin

The U.S. women’s national soccer team has added three games to its pre-Olympic lineup to be played in Houston and Austin, Texas, as part of the U.S. Soccer’s WNT Summer Series. The women’s national team will play June 10 against Portugal in Houston at BBVA Stadium and then on June 13 against Jamaica at the […]

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