#U.S. women's soccer team

U.S. Women's Soccer Rebounds From Initial Loss at Olympics

The U.S. women's national soccer team continued to fight on and off the pitch this week. Two days after the reigning World Cup champions suffered a deflating 3-0 loss to Sweden, the players filed an appeal Friday to overturn a 2020 decision against their equal pay lawsuit. On Saturday, the team rebounded with a 6-1 victory over New Zealand, breathing new life into the Americans’ Olympic gold medal pursuit in Tokyo.
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The U.S. Women's Soccer Team Is All Of Us. Come On, Ladies, 'LFG'

For my birthday this year a friend gave me a pink button with the message: “Carry yourself with the confidence of a mediocre white man.”. It made me laugh because it’s absurd, but also because it’s sadly decent advice. We gals have come a long way in the last 100 years. Women can vote now, we have careers and bank accounts, many of us have access to birth control, but, on average, our society still values the contribution of a mediocre white man more than any woman. Do it better, get paid less – this is a fact of life.
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The U.S. women’s soccer team was absolutely clobbered. Don’t panic just yet.

The U.S. women’s national soccer team lost Wednesday, which is rare. The most-decorated female team in the sport was clobbered, which is jarring. The four-time World Cup champion, four-time Olympic gold medalist and top-ranked team for four years running was embarrassed in a major tournament after not losing — and settling for just four draws — in 2½ years?

Cal at the Olympics: Alex Morgan, U.S. Soccer Team Stunned in Opener

As expected former Cal star Alex Morgan was in the starting lineup for the U.S. women's soccer team in its opening game of Olympic group play against Sweden on Wednesday. What was not expected was that the Americans lost to Sweden, 3-0, at an empty Tokyo stadium, ending the U.S. Women's National Team's 44-game unbeaten streak. What was even more unexpected was that Sweden dominated the game.
Washington Post

Tokyo Games begin amid coronavirus uncertainty

TOKYO — The Opening Ceremonies are still a couple of days away, but the Tokyo Olympics are officially underway with the first games of the softball and women’s soccer competitions. The Games have commenced as uncertainty regarding the coronavirus pandemic continues to hover over them, even after they were postponed...
Times Union

All In: US Women's Soccer Team delights rabid fan base in pre-Olympic sendoff

The fans wouldn’t leave and the party wouldn’t end. Long after the final whistle of the United States Women’s National Team’s 4-0 victory over Mexico in East Hartford, Conn., many of the 27,758 fans remained. Billed as the Send-Off Series — two games against Mexico in the same location —...

The U.S. Women's Soccer Team Struggle For Equal Pay Featured In New 'LFG' Documentary

As the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team clinched a victory in the 2019 World Cup, fans erupted in an unexpected chant: "Equal pay. Equal pay. Equal pay." With four World Cup titles and four Olympic gold medals, the USWNT is one of the most accomplished and successful teams in the history of international sports. But despite its overwhelming dominance, the team is paid considerably less than the men's national team. Per regular season game, players on the women's team earn 89 cents to their male counterparts' dollar, and the men make almost double in bonuses for World Cup appearances.
Boston Globe

US women’s national soccer team in top form heading into Olympics

After compiling a 44-game unbeaten streak over 2½ years, the US women’s national team should have more than enough momentum to add to its record of four Olympic gold medals. But the US faces a challenge when it kicks off the tournament Wednesday against Sweden, one of the few teams...
Voice of America

Sweden’s Women’s Soccer Team Upsets US at Tokyo Olympics

The U.S. women’s soccer team suffered a shocking 3-0 defeat to Sweden to begin the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics Wednesday. Swedish forward Stina Blackstenius scored two goals against the reigning World Cup champions, who were seeking revenge on the team that ended their gold medal hopes at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The two sides played to a 1-1 draw during an exhibition match in April.