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UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 3:47 p.m.

Algeria wins African Cup title, beats Sadio Mane’s Senegal 1-0

Algeria has won the African Cup of Nations, beating Senegal 1-0 in the final with a deflected goal in the opening seconds by striker Baghdad Bounedjah. Bounedjah’s shot on Algeria’s …


United States extends FIFA women’s rankings lead with World Cup win

The United States has extended its lead in the FIFA rankings by retaining the World Cup. The American women’s fourth world title built a record points lead over No. 2 …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 12:18 p.m.

FIFA gets tougher on racism in disciplinary code update

FIFA is doubling its minimum ban for racist incidents to 10 games, and will start inviting players to make victim statements at disciplinary hearings. Stricter handling of racism and discrimination …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

‘I just want to be like them’: Fans celebrate with U.S players at parade honoring Women’s World Cup win

U.S. women’s soccer co-captain Megan Rapinoe and her teammates shared a float with Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro at a parade honoring them. Rapinoe …


Copa America standouts eye transfers to top European clubs

Now that the Copa America is over, several standout South American players are looking to transfer to top clubs in Europe. Some could be less expensive now than later, while …


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 3 p.m.

NYC to host ticker tape parade for U.S. women’s national team Wednesday

The U.S. women’s national soccer team will be showered with praise and paper confetti Wednesday at the first ticker tape parade in New York City since the team’s World Cup …


UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Back-to-back! Megan Rapinoe-led U.S. beats Dutch 2-0 for fourth World Cup title

The United States won its record fourth Women’s World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 when Megan Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the second …


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

Larry Stone: As World Cup final nears, U.S. women don’t care what anyone thinks of them. Nor should they.

The USWNT is on the verge of winning another Women’s World Cup, and they’ve gotten to the final with a brash confidence that they shouldn’t need to apologize for. If …


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 5:54 p.m.

Sweden beats England 2-1, takes third at Women’s World Cup

Kosovare Asllani and Sofia Jakobsson each scored and Sweden beat England 2-1 Saturday night to take third place in the Women’s World Cup.


Tyler Boyd conceived in U.S., and now he’s playing there, too

Tyler Boyd was conceived in the U.S. and now he’s playing there, too. Born to an American mother and a New Zealander father, he made six appearances for the All …


Brazil players defend coach Tite amid report questioning future

Before the Copa America began, Brazil’s new soccer boss said coach Tite will stay on the job until the 2022 World Cup no matter what happens in the tournament. But …


England’s Karen Carney to retire after third-place playoff

England faces Sweden on Saturday in the Women’s World Cup looking to secure a second straight bronze medal. The Lionesses found themselves in the third-place game after losing a dramatic …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 2:55 p.m.

United States midfielder Lindsey Horan hopes Women’s World Cup successes boost NWSL

The National Women’s Soccer League is in the midst of its seventh season and has been more successful than any other attempt at a pro women’s league in the United …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 2:08 p.m.

Copa America organizers brush off criticism of tournament

The Copa America has been mired in problems including empty seats, poor pitches, long lines for fans to pick up tickets and issues with video review technology. But organizers of …


Alex Morgan says tea-sipping celebration was nod to Sophie Turner

Alex Morgan said her tea-sipping celebration at the Women’s World Cup was a nod to actress Sophie Turner’s amusing Instagram posts. Some considered the celebration a dig at England, which …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 11:12 a.m.

FIFA looks to expand Women’s World Cup from 24 to 32 teams

FIFA is looking to expand the Women’s World Cup from 24 to 32 teams. The plan was revealed by FIFA President Gianni Infantino ahead of Sunday’s final between the United …


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 8:15 p.m.

Carli Lloyd says 2019 U.S. Women’s World Cup team not a continuation of 2015

The defending champions will be vying for their second straight title and fourth overall when they face the Netherlands in the final Sunday in Lyon.


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 8:31 p.m.

Helene Elliott: Unpatriotic? U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe says: ‘I’m extremely American’

Holding and voicing strong opinions is only part of Rapinoe’s identity.


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 3:54 p.m.

Goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl’s efforts not enough, Sweden falls short

Sweden’s World Cup title bid was ended by one-touch Dutch magic. It only took a few seconds for the Netherlands to carve Sweden open from midfield to the edge of …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 4:43 p.m.

Netherlands down Sweden 1-0 to reach first Women’s World Cup final, will face U.S.

The Netherlands will play the United States for the Women’s World Cup title after Jackie Groenen sealed a 1-0 victory over Sweden in extra time on Wednesday night.


Argentina contemplates its future after another elimination

Argentina remains optimistic about its future despite another year without a title. There is some hope going forward after the team’s 2-0 loss to Brazil in the semifinals of the …


Megan Rapinoe says she’s a proud American, addresses the critics

U.S. national team star Megan Rapinoe maintains that she considers herself a proud American. Rapinoe has been at the center of a controversy over an old video in which she …


Alyssa Naeher emerges from Hope Solo’s shadow with a smashing save

Alyssa Naeher finally escaped Hope Solo’s shadow with her smothering save of a penalty kick. Naeher has been endlessly compared to her controversial predecessor on the U.S. national team but …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

Brazil back at Maracana after 6 years for Copa America final

Brazil’s home is Maracana Stadium. Brazil is going home on Sunday for the first time in six years. The Maracana will stage the Copa America final, where Brazil will play …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 9:04 p.m.

Copa America: Lionel Messi fails again with Argentina

Another elimination for Argentina and another missed opportunity for Lionel Messi to succeed with the national team. Messi’s streak without a title with Argentina has been extended after a 2-0 …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

Brazil beats Argentina and advances to Copa America final

Brazil beat Argentina 2-0 and will play Sunday’s Copa America final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The hosts will seek their 10th South American title while superstar …


Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie show plenty of promise for U.S. in Gold Cup

Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie are offering hope for the future of U.S. men’s soccer while contributing plenty to its present. The two 20-year-old midfielders combined on the only goal …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 6:59 p.m.

After more semifinal pain, England seeks to wipe away tears

England coach Phil Neville is already looking ahead after his team lost to the United States in a Women’s World Cup semifinal. He’s already starting to think about winning bronze …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 5:57 p.m.

Greg Cote: U.S. women show no arrogance, just excellence in beating England in World Cup semifinal

Julie Foudy, the former U.S. soccer star turned broadcaster, refers to current American national team players as “owning their awesome.” Actually, the U.S. is doing more than “owning” the excellence, …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 4:48 p.m.

Storm star Sue Bird backs girlfriend Megan Rapinoe against Donald Trump in Players’ Tribune piece

A video was published last week of Megan Rapinoe stating she would not attend a trip to the White House if the U.S. team was invited at the conclusion of …