Anne M. Peterson

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Sweden stuns U.S. in Olympic soccer opener

Stina Blackstenius scored a pair of goals and Sweden once again stunned the United States at the Olympics with a 3-0 victory Wednesday in the women's soccer tournament.

MLS investigating alleged racial abuse toward Timbers' Diego Chara

Major League Soccer is investigating allegations of racial abuse directed at Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Chara after Portland's 1-0 loss to Minnesota United on Saturday.

Former U.S. national coach Jill Ellis to lead NWSL's expansion San Diego squad

Former U.S. national team coach Jill Ellis will serve as president of a National Women's Soccer League expansion team in San Diego.

New team, new backers: NWSL set to kick off 9th season on heels of successful campaign

Beyond the field, change has been everywhere in the NWSL, which has lasted longer than any previous attempt at a top level women's pro league in the country.

NWSL's Challenge Cup final to be played in front of limited fans in Portland

The Portland Thorns will host Gotham FC in the Challenge Cup tournament final before a limited number of fans on Saturday, after Oregon Gov. Kate Brown lifted coronavirus restrictions in the state.

Trinity Rodman becomes youngest American NWSL goal scorer in Challenge Cup debut

Trinity Rodman became the youngest player to score in the National Women's Soccer League with a goal in her professional debut for the Washington Spirit on Saturday night.

NWSL contest turns chippy between Thorns, K.C. late in Challenge Cup match

Rocky Rodriquez and Tyler Lussi scored and the Portland Thorns welcomed their fans to Providence Park for the the first time in 545 days with a 2-1 victory over Kansas City on Friday night.

MLS, NWSL to test concussion substitutes in soccer matches

U.S. Soccer, Major League Soccer and the National Women's Soccer League are joining a trial program that will allow teams two additional substitutes for suspected concussions in each match.

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.