BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN and the National Women's Soccer League have reached an agreement for worldwide rights to the league's remaining regular-season and playoff matches. ESPN already had...
PARIS (AP) — Stina Blackstenius scored early in the second half and Sweden advanced to the quarterfinals at the Women's World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Canada on Monday night.
GRENOBLE, France (AP) — Jessie Fleming and Nichelle Prince each had second-half goals and Canada advanced to the knockout round at the Women's World Cup with a 2-0 victory over New Zealand on...
PARIS (AP) — Christine Sinclair is already considered Canada's most decorated soccer player, and with four goals in this Women's World Cup she would become the sport's all-time international top...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Visa will be the presenting sponsor of the player of the match award at the Women's World Cup in France, agreed to a five-year sponsorship with the U.S. Soccer Federation and...
The teams playing in the 2019 Women's World Cup in France, with ranking, qualification, appearances, coach, players to watch, facts to know and the state of women's soccer in each...
While Christine Sinclair edges closer to the all-time international goals record, her team will be chasing a title.
Fifth-ranked Canada embarks on its Women's World Cup quest in France with...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Thorns earned a spot in the National Women's Soccer League championship with a 4-1 victory over the Orlando Pride on Saturday.
The Thorns face the winner of Sunday's game between the North Carolina Courage and visiting Chicago Red Stars. The league's title game is set for next weekend in Orlando.
Amandine Henry opened the scoring for the Thorns in the 12th minute and defender Emily Sonnett added a goal three minutes later.
When the season started, Portland Thorns captain Christine Sinclair said anything less than a championship would be a disappointment.
That's because last season's exit in the National Women's Soccer League semifinals — at home — was a regret that needled the Thorns over the winter and into this season.
"Losing in the semifinals here was disappointing," Sinclair said. "But it's things like that that motivate you."
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Following a year of heartbreak and triumph, Christine Sinclair had some time in the offseason to decompress.
Sinclair lost her father just a little more than three months before she led the Canadian national team to a repeat bronze medal in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
Now it's back to work for the soft-spoken forward, who wants to right last season's disappointing finish for the Portland Thorns.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland captain Christine Sinclair scored in the 67th minute and the Thorns beat the Orlando Pride 2-0 on Saturday in their National Women's Soccer League season opener.
Nadia Nadim scored on a penalty kick in the 32nd minute for the Thorns, who were awarded the NWSL Shield for the best regular-season record last year before the game. A banner marking the honor was also unveiled at Providence Park.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — While a few of the U.S. women's national team players have opted to go overseas, midfielder Tobin Heath is happy to stay stateside with the Portland Thorns.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Wake Forest midfielder Ian Harkes has won the Hermann Trophy as the top male college soccer player in the United States. West Virginia defender Kadeisha Buchanan was the top woman.
Ian Harkes' father, John Harkes, was selected as the best college player in 1987. They are the first father and son to be so honored by the Missouri Athletic Club.
Christine Sinclair, the Canadian star who scored the winning goal in the bronze medal match at the Olympics this summer, has been named the Canadian women's Player of the Year for the 13th time.
The 33-year-old forward, who also plays for the Portland Thorns of the National Women's Soccer League, won the honor Thursday based on a poll of Canada's coaches and the media.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lynn Williams scored twice in overtime and the Western New York Flash beat the Portland Thorns 4-3 on Sunday for a spot in the National Women's Soccer League championship game.
The Flash will play the Washington Spirit for the league title next Sunday in Houston. The Spirit beat the Chicago Red Stars 2-1 in overtime in the other semifinal Friday night.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It seems like everything is going right for the Portland Thorns heading into the National Women's Soccer League playoffs.
The Thorns finished out the regular season with a four-game winning streak and claimed the NWSL Shield for the team with the best record. They also clinched home-field advantage for the first time. They face the Western New York Flash in a semifinal game Sunday.
Canada's Christine Sinclair, who plays for the Portland Thorns, has been named the National Women's Soccer League Player of the Olympics.
Sinclair scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over host Brazil to earn Canada its second straight Olympic bronze medal. The finish helped propel Canada from No. 10 in the FIFA world rankings to No. 4.
A National Women's Soccer League match between the Western New York Flash and Seattle Reign was played Saturday on an unusually narrow field, drawing criticism from some players on the U.S. women's national team.
With the Flash's regular field hosting a music festival, the match was moved to Frontier Field in Rochester, New York, the home of a minor league baseball team.
The Flash said the field measured 100 yards by 58 yards, which meets FIFA minimum standards. But...