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Soccer: World Cup shines spotlight on gender pay disparity

The players set to light up the Women's World Cup in France next month may play for big-name clubs like Barcelona, Arsenal and Juventus but, although salaries are improving, they earn a fraction of the money paid to their male counterparts.

FILE PHOTO: Women's FIFA World Cup trophy is seen before the announcement...

U.S. favorites in toughest-ever Women's World Cup field

The United States may be favorites to retain their Women's World Cup title but the rapid development of the game globally means they will face a tougher field than ever before when the tournament gets underway in France on June 7.

FILE PHOTO: Rapinoe of the U.S. celebrates after defeating Japan in the...

Wily Rapinoe ready to serve again as U.S. defend World Cup

There may be more heralded names in the United States squad heading to France for next month's World Cup but Megan Rapinoe will again be one of the most influential figures as the Americans seek to retain the trophy they won in 2015.

FILE PHOTO: Rapinoe poses during a reception at New York City Hall for the...

U.S. to focus on firepower in search of fourth World Cup

The United States are widely tipped to retain their crown at the Women's World Cup but to do so they will have to focus on their firepower and park the potentially distracting differences between the players and their football association.

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U.S. banking on experience in women's World Cup defense

The United States will be counting on experience as they look to defend their women's World Cup crown in France with coach Jill Ellis announcing a squad on Thursday that features 12 members of the team who lifted the trophy in 2015.