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UPDATED: Sun., June 16, 2019, 9:39 p.m.

Carli Lloyd, a Women’s World Cup starter again, scores two as U.S. beats Chile

Carli Lloyd scored a pair of goals for the U.S. national team in a more subdued 3-0 victory over Chile that sent the defending champions on to the round of …


Women’s World Cup Day 10 preview: United States face Chile with chance to advance in World Cup

The United States gets back on the field at the Women’s World Cup just as the uproar following its opening 13-0 win is quieting down. Criticized for both running up …


Canada advances with 2-0 victory over New Zealand

Jessie Fleming and Nichelle Prince each had second-half goals and Canada advanced to the knockout round at the Women’s World Cup with a 2-0 victory over New Zealand. Fleming took …


Cross-sports push at World Cup for gender pay equality

Venus Williams joined retired soccer star Julie Foudy and ice hockey player Hilary Knight on the Eiffel Tower to highlight the push for pay equality for women athletes. The trio …


United States’ Carli Lloyd adjusts to new role, but doesn’t accept it

Carli Lloyd, star of the World Cup in Canada four years ago, is playing a vastly different role at the event in France.


Phil Neville’s compassion for players shows new England culture

England coach Phil Neville’s compassion for two players who were grieving their mothers is an illustration of the close bonds he has forged with his team. With his players gathered …


Netherlands advances at Women’s World Cup with 3-1 win

Vivianne Miedema scored a goal in each half to put the Netherlands into the second round of the Women’s World Cup for the second straight tournament with a 3-1 win …


Women’s World Cup Day 9 preview: Canada inspired by Toronto Raptors NBA title

Inspired by Canada’s first NBA title, the country’s national women’s soccer team is aiming to emulate the Toronto Raptors magical run. The fifth-ranked Canadians were fast asleep in France when …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 3:42 p.m.

Jodie Taylor puts England in World Cup last 16 with game to spare

Jodie Taylor scored her first international goal in 14 months to send England into the second round of the Women’s World Cup in a 1-0 victory over Argentina. The Argentines …


Cristiana Girelli’s hat trick lifts Italy into next round of World Cup

Cristiana Girelli scored a hat trick to put Italy into the second round of the Women’s World Cup with a 5-0 victory over Jamaica. It was Italy’s second hat trick …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 12:28 p.m.

Thailand goalkeeper thanks Carli Lloyd for reaching out

Carli Lloyd sought out Thailand’s goalkeeper following the U.S. team’s 13-0 rout at the Women’s World Cup. The goalkeeper thanked Lloyd on Twitter for her gesture, even as the United …


Sam Mewis makes memories with first World Cup goal

Sam Mewis had a rocky journey to the Women’s World Cup because of an injury that set her back. But she got the start in the team’s first game in …


Japan holds off Scotland 2-1 at Women’s World Cup

Mana Iwabuchi had an early goal and then Japan held off a late charge from Scotland for a 2-1 victory at the Women’s World Cup. Iwabuchi was on the Japanese …


UEFA Nations League winner Portugal rises in FIFA rankings

Nations League champion Portugal is up two places to No. 5 in the FIFA men’s rankings which are still led by Belgium. World champion France, Copa America host Brazil, and …


Women’s World Cup Day 8 preview: Argentina soaring after historic opener, eager for England

Argentina was absolutely giddy after earning its first ever point in Women’s World Cup competition with a draw against Japan in the opening round. The Argentinian squad is ranked 37th …


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 3:18 p.m.

China beats South Africa 1-0 to set up decider vs. Spain

China’s players held their nerve to get back on track with a scrappy 1-0 win against resilient South Africa. The win evened China with Spain in second place in Group …


U.S. rout of Thailand highlights inequity in Women’s World Cup field

The U.S. national team’s 13-0 rout of Thailand did more than expose differences between two teams, it highlighted the overall inequality in the Women’s World Cup field. Players for the …


Australia beats Brazil 3-2 with aid from an own goal

An own goal gave Australia a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Brazil at the Women’s World Cup on Thursday, spoiling Marta’s record 16th career goal in the tournament. Marta, who sat …


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 12:16 p.m.

Eden Hazard presented in front of thousands of Madrid fans

Eden Hazard donned Real Madrid’s all-white kit for the first time Thursday as the Belgium forward was presented to tens of thousands of fans at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium following …


Lionel Messi back again for another shot at Copa America title

Lionel Messi was fed up and hurting three years ago after being on the losing side once again at the Copa America. Messi said then “the national team is over. …


Timbers beat Sounders 2-1 in U.S. Open Cup

Brian Fernandez scored a pair of goals to lead the Portland Timbers past the Seattle Sounders 2-1 in the Fourth Round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday …


Zlatan Ibrahimovic sets MLS salary record at $7.2 million

LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic is earning a Major League Soccer-record $7.2 million salary this season. He broke the previous mark of Toronto’s Sebastian Giovinco, who had $7.1 million in …


Women’s World Cup Day 7 preview: Brazil unsure if Marta will play against Australia

Brazil played coy on the status of star player Marta ahead of its Women’s World Cup match against Australia, a team reeling from a first-round upset and unsure if it …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 4:06 p.m.

France beats Norway 2-1 to remain undefeated in World Cup

Host nation France recovered from scoring an own goal to beat Norway 2-1 for its second consecutive win at the Women’s World Cup. Eugenie Le Sommer scored the winner from …


Around MLS: Los Angeles FC is clear front-runner at midway point

The break for the Gold Cup and other international tournaments represents a midway point for Major League Soccer’s new condensed schedule. The league might want to consider chiseling Los Angeles …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 12:46 p.m.

Germany gets another 1-0 win at World Cup, beating Spain

Sara Dabritz scored in the 42nd minute to give Germany a 1-0 victory over Spain. It was Germany’s second successive 1-0 victory in Group B. Germany took the lead against …


United States catches heat for Women’s World Cup goal celebrations in rout of Thailand

The U.S. women’s national team faced criticism following its record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand. The win set a World Cup record for goals and margin of victory. Alex Morgan alone …


Nigeria earns 4th World Cup win, 2-0 over South Korea

Asisat Oshoala became the second Nigerian player to score in two different Women’s World Cup tournaments with a late goal in a 2-0 victory over South Korea. Chidinma Okeke chipped …


Tyler Adams will miss Gold Cup with injured groin

U.S. midfielder and defender Tyler Adams will miss the CONCACAF Gold Cup because of an injured groin, the third regular starter who will not be available to the struggling American …


Germany, Italy, Belgium stay perfect in Euro 2020 qualifying

European heavyweights Germany, Italy and Belgium maintained their perfect records in qualifying for the 2020 European Championship on Tuesday, while world champion France bounced back from a surprising loss. Germany …