Rapinoe-led US beats Argentina 6-0 to win SheBelieves Cup
The United States shut out Canada in the round-robin tournament opener and then downed Brazil 2-0 on Sunday. Rapinoe scored in the 16th minute with a well-timed strike on a through ball from Rose Lavelle for the early lead. It was Lloyd's 124th international goal and it came in her 299th appearance with the national team. It was her 108th international goal, moving her into sole possession of fifth place on the team's career list. The United States improved to 4-0 against Argentina.
Press, Rapinoe score, US beats Brazil 2-0 in SheBelieves Cup
The United States sits atop the SheBelieves Cup standings with two wins. But not only a goal, the way we played our attack in the first 20 minutes," Brazil coach Pia Sundhage said. It was Press' 10th goal in her last 13 national team games and 59th international goal. Alex Morgan made her first start for the national team since giving birth to daughter Charlie last year. The U.S. beat Canada 1-0 in its SheBelieves Cup opener on Thursday, while Brazil beat rival Argentina 4-1.
Chiefs' success big reason why fans will be at Super Bowl
(AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann, File)There will be about 25,000 fans inside Raymond James Stadium for the Super Bowl on Sunday. Even when COVID-19 numbers were spiking around the country, the Chiefs never experienced an outbreak traced back to their fans. AdThursday marked the final time talking to the media for the Bucs and Chiefs until after the Super Bowl. BRADY’S PORTUGUESETom Brady's six Super Bowl rings don't protect him from being trash talked in his own home. The fact that it will happen in the Super Bowl?
Rapinoe returns to US national team after nearly a year
That's changing now that Rapinoe has returned to the U.S. national team for its January training camp in Florida after sitting out most of last year. The last time Rapinoe played for the national team was on March 11, when she scored in a 3-1 SheBelieves Cup victory over Japan. The national team settled its dispute with the federation over unequal working conditions in December, leaving the pay dispute still unresolved. Rapinoe, 35, has scored 52 goals with 68 assists in 168 appearances with the national team since her first call-up in 2006. She scored on a penalty kick in the United States' victory over the Netherlands in the 2019 World Cup final.
The Latest: Ali to host Women's Sports Foundation awards
FILE - In this July 10, 2019, file photo, Laila Ali arrives at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. Ali will host the Womens Sports Foundation awards show featuring Candace Parker, Tom Brady and Carli Lloyd. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Laila Ali will host the Women’s Sports Foundation awards show featuring Candace Parker, Tom Brady and Carli Lloyd. In 1974, King created the Women’s Sports Foundation, which provides sports programming and grants for young athletes. The Czech team says 16 others have to be re-tested after the results of their tests were inconclusive.
Rapinoe, Press among players opting out of NWSL tournament
U.S. national team players Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath and Christen Press have opted out of the National Women's Soccer League tournament kicking off this weekend in Utah. Heath and Press, who played with Rapinoe on the champion World Cup team last summer in France, cited concerns about the coronavirus for their decisions not to play. Among the national team players taking part in the tournament are Chicago's Julie Ertz, U.S. Soccer's Player of the Year, and teammate Alyssa Naeher, North Carolina's Crystal Dunn and Portland's Becky Sauerbrunn. The league was rocked by the announcement Monday that the Orlando Pride were dropping out of the tournament after six players and four staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Like all NWSL players, she was given the option to participate.
US women beat Canada 3-0 in Olympic qualifying final
Williams broke open a scoreless stalemate with a goal in the 61st minute and the United States beat Canada 3-0 on Sunday in the title match of the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic qualifying tournament. Lindsey Horan and Megan Rapinoe also scored for the United States, which extended its undefeated streak to 28 games. The United States, ranked No. It was the fourth time the teams have met in the final of the region's qualifying tournament, with the United States winning all four. Press was the fifth U.S. woman with a scoring streak at least that long, joining Mia Hamm, Michelle Akers, April Heinrichs and Carli Lloyd.
Women are watching the NFL in record numbers, and Super Bowl ads are finally starting to reflect that
On Sunday evening, millions of people will tune in to the Super Bowl and roughly half of them will be women. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday the league had reached an all-time high of 187.3 million fans, with 47% made up by women. "That has been driven by an increase in Gen Z and growth of female fans. In 2019, 38% of "avid" NFL fans were female, an all-time high, he said. In the ad, Harris tackles former NFL linebacker Ray Lewis.cnbc.com
Soccer star Carli Lloyd received offers to kick in NFL preseason
USWNT star Carli Lloyd is "seriously considering" kicking in the NFL after nailing a 55-year field goal at a Philadelphia Eagles practice last week. (CNN) - USWNT star Carli Lloyd is "seriously considering" kicking in the NFL after nailing a 55-year field goal at a Philadelphia Eagles practice last week. Lloyd was offered the chance to participate with two different teams in NFL preseason games this week, her coach James Galanis told CNN. "She declined because she is playing with the USA women's national team on Thursday but is seriously considering a future in the NFL," he said. Lloyd took many by surprise when she stopped by a Philadelphia Eagles practice on August 20 and hit field goals from 40 and 55 yards.
USWNT equal-pay lawsuit set for May trial
Carli Lloyd of the USA lifts the FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy following victory over the Netherlands in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Final on July 7, 2019, in Lyon, France. (CNN) - A gender discrimination lawsuit filed by members of the US women's soccer team against the US Soccer Federation has been scheduled for trial starting May 5, a spokeswoman for the players said. The US Women's National Team's lawsuit was filed in March in US District Court in California, with 28 members of the team listed as plaintiffs. Mediation talks between US Soccer and the US women's soccer team broke down, Levinson said last week. "The women's national team players deserve equal pay and are right to pursue a legal remedy from the courts or Congress," the men's team said.
Women's soccer in the US enjoys high attendance after World Cup
Carli Lloyd of the USA lifts the FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy following victory over the Netherlands in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Final on July 7, 2019, in Lyon, France. (CNN) - The success of Team USA at the Women's World Cup in France is translating to more fans at soccer fields across America. It remains to be seen if these high attendance numbers will last as the season goes on. If you're feeling withdrawal from not seeing your favorite Team USA players crush it on the world's stage, look no further than the NWSL. Stop by Orlando to see Team USA co-captain Alex Morgan in action.
Secret deodorant to help address women's soccer pay gap
Carli Lloyd of the USA celebrates with teammate Megan Rapinoe during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group F match between USA and Thailand. CINCINNATI, Ohio - Secret, a sponsor of the US Women's National Soccer team, is now supporting its members' fight for pay equity as well. The deodorant brand plans to make a "tangible commitment" to the team's demand for equal pay, it told CNN Business, contributing $529,000 to the US Women's National Team Players Association. "We urge the US Soccer Federation to be a beacon of strength and end gender pay inequality once and for all." Secret has released several ads promoting equal pay for women, including one with USWNT player Alex Morgan earlier this year.
Team USA members on historic fight for equal pay in women's soccer
On March 8, International Women's Day, all 28 members of the United States Women's National Team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation. Last month, the players and the United States Soccer Federation tentatively agreed to enter mediation after the 2019 Women's World Cup. 60 Minutes contributor Norah O'Donnell interviews athletes from the U.S. National Women's Soccer Team CBS NewsNorah O'Donnell: There's a long history of athletes battling their employers for more pay. Clockwise from top left: U.S. Women's National Soccer Team captain Carli Lloyd, co-captain Becky Sauerbrunn and teammates Morgan Brian and Christen Press. Norah O'Donnell: Would you like to meet some women on the U.S. Women's Soccer Team?cbsnews.com
Women's World Cup final draws 14.3 million U.S. viewers, but misses record
Sundays match in Lyon, France, in which the United States beat the Netherlands 2-0, was seen by 14.3 million Americans on Fox and its cable sport channels, the broadcaster said. The record for the most-watched soccer match in U.S. history is held by the 2015 Womens World Cup final between the United States and Japan, which was played in Canada. That match drew a television audience of 25.4 million Americans, according to Nielsen data. Fox said that across streaming platforms, Sundays final delivered an average minute audience of 289,000 viewers, making it the most-streamed Womens World Cup final in history. The television audience reflected surging popularity for soccer in the United States, where interest in the sport has lagged behind American football, baseball and basketball.feeds.reuters.com
US viewers tuned into women's World Cup final in record numbers
Carli Lloyd of the USA lifts the FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy following victory over the Netherlands in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Final on July 7, 2019, in Lyon, France. (CNN) - In the United States, Sunday's US women's national soccer team victory in the 2019 World Cup ranked as one of the highest-rated soccer telecasts in the history of the sport. Fox said this was the "best metered market rating for a US soccer telecast since the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup final." The Women's World Cup final also garnered an audience on streaming websites, but there's no comparable data for live streams. Last year's men's World Cup final between France and Croatia averaged an 8.3 household rating, which means the US women drew a 20 percent bigger audience in the states.
Carli Lloyd on Team USA's march to Women's World Cup final
The Americans beat Germany 2-0 Tuesday night with a dominating performance at Montreal's Olympic Stadium. Lloyd scored on a penalty kick midway through the second half, then she passed to Kelley O'Hara for the second goal with about five minutes left in the game. Lloyd joins "CBS This Morning" from Montreal to discuss the upcoming final match.cbsnews.com