World Cup winning midfielder Julie Ertz has been voted U.S. Soccer's Female Athlete of the Year for 2019.
Ertz, 27, claimed the honor for the second time in her career, earning 42% of the vote to beat out fellow nominees Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher and FIFA World Player of the Year Megan Rapinoe.
While Ertz is the 10th player in the award's history to win multiple times, she is the first to do so while also having won U.S. Soccer Young Female Player of the Year, which she...
The United States Women's Soccer Team was named Time Magazine's Athlete of the Year on Wednesday as part of its yearly accolades.
The magazine called them "a team that transcended sports" and called their battle for equal pay "a rallying cry" at the FIFA Women's World Cup.
The honor caps a year in which the U.S. women won the World Cup for the second straight time. The Americans were undefeated heading into the event final, and they beat the Netherlands 2-0 to earn the title.
U.S. national team star Megan Rapinoe has been named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated.
Rapinoe, FIFA Player of the Year and a two-time World Cup winner, including this year's tournament in France, was selected for dominating "the world's game, on the world's stage, under attack by a world leader."
The magazine says Rapinoe is just the fourth woman in the award's 66-year history to win the honor unaccompanied, calling it "a remarkable athletic achievement and a reflection of entrenched...
PARIS, France -- Megan Rapinoe, the second-ever winner of the women's Ballon d'Or given to the best player on earth, had better things to do than pick up her award in Paris on Monday. "Bonsoir everyone!" she called out cheerily to the theater packed with dinner jackets and ballgowns, in a video that looked as if it was recorded in the corner of her Seattle living room. She apologised for not making it over: "It's a bummer." Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Virgil van Dijk were among those...