USA women's football team

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Megan Rapinoe ends USA career with a wink, an assist and victory
The two-time World Cup champion was a serial winner for her country. But fans at her final match also acknowledged her contributions off the field

Leigh Giangreco at Soldier Field

25, Sep, 2023 @4:31 AM

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Megan Rapinoe slams ‘deep misogyny’ in Spanish football after president’s kiss
Megan Rapinoe says forward Jenni Hermoso was ‘physically assaulted’ by the Spanish football president after the team’s World Cup victory

Tom Lutz

23, Aug, 2023 @1:09 PM

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Shakeup of USWNT setup continues as GM Kate Markgraf follows coach in exit
The overhaul in the US women’s national team setup continued when it was revealed that general manager Kate Markgraf will step down from her role

Guardian sport and agencies

18, Aug, 2023 @9:39 PM

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How rabid capitalism helped sink USA’s Women’s World Cup campaign
Families often have to pay thousands of dollars to help their kids reach the elite level of youth soccer. No wonder participation is dwindling

Beau Dure

11, Aug, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Women’s World Cup power rankings: France on the rise, England drop down
Japan remain in first place but France, Australia, Spain and Colombia are all making upward moves

Suzanne Wrack and Sophie Downey

09, Aug, 2023 @12:19 PM

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Identity and overseas experience: how the USWNT can improve for 2027
USA’s exit in the last-16, in a penalty-shootout loss to Sweden, marked their worst finish ever at a major tournament. Now what?

Jeff Kassouf in Melbourne

08, Aug, 2023 @3:25 PM

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Donald Trump gloats about USA’s Women’s World Cup elimination
Ex-president’s open criticism of team started in 2019, when Megan Rapinoe said she wouldn’t visit White House after winning

Karim Zidan

07, Aug, 2023 @3:33 PM

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USA’s World Cup rock bottom was a downfall years in the making | Jeff Kassouf
The Americans were ahead of the pack for years. Then the rest of the world started to give the women’s game the respect it deserves

Jeff Kassouf in Melbourne

07, Aug, 2023 @12:28 PM

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USA finally showed up against Sweden – but it was too little, too late
The Americans put in a performance worthy of defending champions in their final 2023 World Cup match. But a lack of finishing proved costly once again

Jeff Kassouf at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium

06, Aug, 2023 @4:24 PM

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Megan Rapinoe: penalty miss in World Cup shootout loss was ‘dark comedy’
Megan Rapinoe reflected on the swings of fortune that often make football so cruel as she bowed out her final World Cup on Sunday night

Tom Lutz

06, Aug, 2023 @1:40 PM

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Sweden stun USA on penalties in Women’s World Cup 2023 last 16 – as it happened
Lina Hurtig scores the deciding penalty to knock-out defending champions USA in dramatic fashion

Sarah Rendell

06, Aug, 2023 @12:58 PM

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USA crash out of World Cup as Sweden win on penalties to reach last eight
USA, the holders, lost 5-4 on penalties after a goalless draw when technology showed Alyssa Naeher had just failed to keep out Lina Hurtig’s spot-kick

Sophie Downey at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium

06, Aug, 2023 @12:04 PM

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