MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia and New Zealand have joined forces in a bid to host the Women’s World Cup in 2023. Football Federation Australia and New Zealand Football announced the co-confederation bid on Friday in Melbourne, hours before the official bid book was to be submitted to soccer’s world governing body FIFA in Zurich. FIFA has plenty of contenders to host the first 32-team Women’s World Cup ahead of the deadline for bid books on Friday. Other bids are expected from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Japan and South Korea, which could be a joint project with North Korea. Australia’s star striker Sam Kerr said the women’s game in Asia and Oceania would get a significant boost from the investment and interest generated by hosting a World Cup. “There is so much untapped potential, not just in Australia but right across Asia and the Pacific region, that I really do believe we would offer something incredibly special,“said Kerr, … [Read more...] about Australia, NZ confirm joint bid for 2023 Women’s World Cup
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The union representing players on the US men’s football team Tuesday slammed “false accounting” used by US Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro in claiming the federation had paid women players more than men. Cordeiro made the claim on Monday in an open letter to federation members, with mediation looming in a federal lawsuit brought by players on the women’s team that accuses the federation of “institutionalized gender discrimination” that includes inequitable compensation when compared to players on the men’s national team. “This is more of the same from a federation that is constantly in disputes and litigation and focuses on increasing revenue and profits without any idea how to use that money to grow the sport,” the men’s players’ union statement said. “The women’s national team players deserve equal pay and are right to pursue a legal remedy from the courts or Congress.” The issue was center … [Read more...] about Women’s World Cup champs ‘right’ to pursue equal pay: men’s union
FILE PHOTO: Nov 7, 2019; Columbus, OH, USA; United States forward Carli Lloyd (10) during an International Friendly Women's Soccer match against Sweden at MAPFRE Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports NEW YORK (Reuters) - World Cup winner Carli Lloyd said on Tuesday she had been practising for a hoped-for future in the NFL and was not fazed about the idea of playing alongside the men. “Obviously there’s 300-pound men on the line but it’s sort of like taking a penalty shot: you’re not worried about the keeper, you’re worried about just putting the ball in the back of the net,” Lloyd, co-captain of the United States team that won the soccer World Cup in July, told Reuters. “You’re focused on the technique, you’re focused on getting the ball up and over and in between the uprights, your focus isn’t necessarily on the people in front of you.” The 37-year-old forward said she had successfully … [Read more...] about U.S. soccer World Cup champion Lloyd keeps her eye on NFL dream
Story highlights Women's World Cup final had largest U.S. audience ever for a soccer match U.S. women's team will get $2 million, while U.S. men's team got $9 million after losing in round of 16 Wallace: I hope the women's victory will lead to more attention for women's soccer Kelly Wallace is CNN's digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. Read her other columns and follow her reports at CNN Parents and on Twitter. (CNN)As my family and I cheered and high-fived throughout the Women's World Cup final Sunday night, I found myself more than once walking out of the TV room and pumping my fists in the air when I was alone. I wasn't cheering for Carli Lloyd's unbelievable hat trick, with three goals in the first 16 minutes of the game, or the amazing career of Abby Wambach, who has scored more international goals (183) than any other woman or man in soccer history. I was cheering that my girls, ages 7 and 9, soccer players themselves, were … [Read more...] about U.S. World Cup triumph should level playing field for women’s sports
The U.S. Women’s National Team secured another World Cup championship Sunday, defeating the Netherlands 2-0. It was the second straight world cup championship for the U.S., and its fourth overall. The team also won the title in 2015. (RELATED: U.S. Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe Out Against England) ROSE KNOWS. Lavelle’s goal puts #USWNT up 2-0.pic.twitter.com/UUaHd5xxjP — CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) July 7, 2019 Biggest stage. Rapinoe delivers ✊ (via @FOXSoccer)pic.twitter.com/MMW9SkSHKR — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 7, 2019 U.S. also broke the record for most goals in a world cup with 26. The @USWNT has now broken the record for most goals in a single FIFA Women’s World Cup (currently at 26). Rose Lavelle (24 years, 54 days) is the 2nd-youngest American to score in a World Cup Final, trailing only Alex Morgan (22 years, 15 days) in 2011. pic.twitter.com/7B25rWupc2 — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 7, 2019 have repeatedly … [Read more...] about US Women’s National Team Wins World Cup
Story highlights The average WNBA player makes $72K; the average NBA player makes $5 million There are huge disparities between men's and women's sports, a former Olympic champ says A recent survey says both men and women believe men are better at sports This story was originally published in 2015. Kelly Wallace is CNN's digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. Read her other columns and follow her reports at CNN Parents and on Twitter. (CNN)Last month, my husband and I took our daughters to a Columbia University women's basketball game. We live nearby, had already attended a men's game and were excited for our girls, one of whom plays basketball, to watch college women in action. When we walked into the arena, my mouth practically dropped to the floor. Only a handful of people were there, quite a contrast from the nearly packed house for the men's team. It must be winter break, I thought. It wasn't. Sure, the Columbia women's team hasn't … [Read more...] about The real March Madness: When will women’s teams get equal buzz?