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Tennis star Naomi Osaka buys stake in NWSL's North Carolina Courage

Three-time Grand Slam singles champion Naomi Osaka has invested in the North Carolina Courage of the National Women's Soccer League, citing a desire to support women as role models and leaders.

NWSL to hold Challenge Cup in April, start season in May

The National Women's Soccer League will hold the preseason Challenge Cup tournament in local markets starting April 9.

Megan Rapinoe returns to U.S. national team after year-long absence

It was quite a year for Megan Rapinoe. Her book came out, she hosted an HBO special and she got engaged to girlfriend Sue Bird. One thing was largely missing, however: soccer.

Alejandro Pozuelo 2nd Toronto FC player to be named MLS MVP

Midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo is Major League Soccer's most valuable player for 2020 and joins joins Sebastian Giovinco as the only Toronto FC player to win the award.

U.S. soccer, women's team settle part of unequal pay lawsuit

U.S. women's national team players and the U.S. Soccer Federation have settled their long-running lawsuit over inequitable working conditions with the men's team while leaving their dispute over unequal pay for additional litigation.

MLS targeting early March start for 2021 season with full schedule of games

Major League Soccer plans to play an entire 2021 regular season while working around the international calendar, which was made busier because of events pushed back by the pandemic.

Pro female soccer players being overlooked, left behind during pandemic, survey reveals

Women's professional soccer players have seen wages cut or suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic in 47% of the nations surveyed by international players' union FIFPro.

Toronto FC in dead heat to win Supporters' Shield ahead of MLS Decision Day

In a strange year, Major League Soccer heads into Decision Day on Sunday with some surprises.

NWSL's Toni Pressley returns to strange times after cancer fight

Toni Pressley was looking forward to a comeback season with the Orlando Pride after overcoming breast cancer. But then life threw her another curve with the coronavirus pandemic and the impact it had on the Pride, who had to withdraw from this summer's Challenge Cup because of positive tests.

MLS postpones Rapids game after player, 3 staffers test positive for COVID-19

Colorado's Major League Soccer game against Sporting Kansas City on Sunday has been postponed after a Rapids player and three staff members tested positive for the coronavirus.

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