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An independent investigation into the scandals that erupted in the National Women's Soccer League found emotional abuse and sexual misconduct were systemic in the sport, impacting multiple teams, coaches and players.
Representatives for the men's and women's U.S. national teams signed their historic collective bargaining agreements with U.S. Soccer, formally closing a long and acrimonious fight over equal pay.
The federation announced separate collective bargaining agreements through December 2028 with the unions for both national teams on Wednesday, ending years of often acrimonious negotiations.
U.S. women soccer players have reached a landmark agreement with the sport's American governing body to end a six-year legal battle over equal pay.
Claims by two former players of sexual coercion against Paul Riley led to the North Carolina Courage coach being fired.
Ellis has been coach of the team since 2014, guiding it to victories at the World Cup in 2015 and earlier this month in France.
The top-ranked United States will face the winner of Wednesday's semifinal between the Netherlands and Sweden in the Americans' third straight appearance in the World Cup title match.
France had been vying to become the first nation to simultaneously hold the men's and women's World Cup trophies but fell well short as their aggressive play, home-field advantage and flag-waving crowd that belted out La Marseillaise failed to faze…
The first Women's Football Convention was held in connection with the World Cup, which kicks off Friday in Paris with a match between host France and South Korea.
The players allege they have been subject to ongoing "institutionalized gender discrimination," including unequal pay, despite having the same job responsibilities as players on the men's national team.
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