The USA will open the final round of qualifying at El Salvador, coached by former U.S. star Hugo Perez, and then host Canada. Read the whole story
1. Sept. 2. at El Salvador. Sept. 5. Canada. Sept. 8. at Honduras.
2. Oct. 7. Jamaica. Oct. 10. at Panama. Oct. 13. Costa Rica.
3. Nov. 12. Mexico. Nov. 16. at Jamaica.
4. Jan. 27. El Salvador. Jan. 30. Canada. Feb. 2. Honduras.
5. March 24. at Mexico. March 27. Panama. March 30. at Costa Rica.
If necessary: Intercontinental playoff in June 2022.
In March, Purce gave a While House speech. Now, she could be the first Harvard grad to make the U.S. Olympic women's team. Read the whole story
"You all know that largest hurdle is the massive and frankly unfair difference in FIFA World Cup prize money for men and women, a funding source that U.S. Soccer does not control. It's solely
controlled by FIFA. As it stands, the women's team wants U.S. Soccer to pay for past and future discrepancies in FIFA prize money. This is well over $50 million for the past two World Cups and an
unknown amount for the future."
-- U.S. Soccer president Cindy Parlow Cone, on a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, about the difference in prize money for the Men's and Women's World Cups. She said the federation is committed to equal pay for men's and women's national team players but asking it "to make up the difference in FIFA prize money is untenable, and would likely bankrupt the federation." The French federation received $38 million for Les Bleus' 2018 World Cup title -- just 30 percent was distributed to players, coaches and staff members -- but U.S. Soccer received only $4 million when the women repeated as world champions a year later. The women are seeking an estimated $66 million in damages in their equal pay suit that they lost in U.S. District Court and have appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
France's opening win at Germany was more convincing than the 1-0 scoreline. The opposite could be said for Portugal's 3-0 win at Hungary Read the whole story
Predictions of cagey group games and tired players were quickly erased by physical but generally offensive and often exciting encounters. Read the whole story
Greenpeace has apologized for a parachutist's protest stunt that injured fans at the Allianz Arena, site of France's 1-0 win over Germany. Read the whole story
The crew's stadium partner is a Columbus-based mortgage lender founded in 2018. Read the whole story
France beat Germany thanks to Mats Hummels' blunder. Haiti keeper Josue Duverger badly bungled a back pass against Canada. Read the whole story
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