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Jurgen Klinsmann shakes up U.S. roster for Gold Cup knockout rounds

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jurgen Klinsmann spouted optimism after the United States played Panama to a 1-1 draw to wrap up the group stage of the Gold Cup, reasoning that …


U.S. women begin home World Cup celebrations with L.A. fan rally

Carli Lloyd looked out over the cheering mob of U.S. women’s national soccer team fans and raised an arm in triumph. “It feels great to wake up as a world …


Clint Dempsey scores twice, U.S. beats Honduras 2-1 to open Gold Cup

FRISCO, Texas – Clint Dempsey scored twice on headers in front his home state fans, and the United States opened defense of its CONCACAF Gold Cup title with a 2-1 …


England beats Germany 1-0 in extra time to finish 3rd

EDMONTON, Alberta – Fara Williams scored on a penalty kick in the 108th minute, helping England beat Germany 1-0 on Saturday for third place in the Women’s World Cup. It …


Early criticism of Jill Ellis turns to awe as U.S. reaches World Cup final

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Two weeks ago, Jill Ellis was anything but a genius. As her U.S. team struggled through group play at the Women’s World Cup, the coach was being …


Lionel Messi fails again with Argentina’s national team

Lionel Messi has come up short again in his attempt to succeed with Argentina’s national team. Messi looked nothing like the star that he is with Barcelona on Saturday, and …


Aussie coach has advice for defending Japan

EDMONTON, Alberta — Perhaps, Australia coach Alen Stajcic was on to something when he said, “We’re not the Netherlands,” in responding to question regarding how his team might defend against …


UPDATED: Sat., July 4, 2015

Will history repeat itself? The U.S. women hope not

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011. That was the day the United States lost to Japan in the Women’s World Cup title …


Women’s World Cup: Abby Wambach says she just wants to win her last match

With the title match looming, Abby Wambach isn’t mincing words. “All I care about is winning this World Cup,” she said.


Copa America: Argentina, Chile trying to end title drought

Not just the Copa America will end when Argentina and Chile meet in the final today. So will decades of disappointment for the champion at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, …


UPDATED: Fri., July 3, 2015

Clint Dempsey scores as U.S. beats Guatemala

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Clint Dempsey wants to look ahead to helping the U.S. defend its CONCACAF Gold Cup title and not back to his confrontation with a referee that caused …


UPDATED: Fri., July 3, 2015

In Women’s World Cup viewership, new generation is older one

A generation of American women who grew up playing sports because of Title IX now makes up the television audience that advertisers covet.


Michael Bradley replaces Clint Dempsey as US captain for CONCACAF Gold Cup

Michael Bradley will be the U.S. captain for the CONCACAF Gold Cup rather than Clint Dempsey. Dempsey took over as the American captain from Carlos Bocanegra two years ago. He …


U.S. win draws best men’s or women’s World Cup semi audience

The United States’ win over Germany is the most-watched men’s or women’s World Cup semifinal ever on American television. The 2-0 victory by the second-ranked U.S. over the No. 1 …


Women’s World Cup: Mana Iwabuchi lifts Japan to semis with 1-0 win over Australia

Japanese coach Norio Sasaki couldn’t resist making a joke at Mana Iwabuchi’s expense when explaining his decision to substitute the forward in during the second half against Australia on Saturday. …


US-China match draws 5.7 million viewers

The Women’s World Cup quarterfinal match between the United States and China drew 5.7 million viewers on Fox, the network says. The second-ranked U.S. women beat China 1-0 on Friday …


U.S. women look to get offense going against China at World Cup

OTTAWA, Ontario – The last time the United States played China in the Women’s World Cup was in the 1999 final at the Rose Bowl, when the Americans won on …


FIFA Women’s World Cup: Megan Rapinoe, Lauren Holiday out for U.S. in quarterfinals

EDMONTON, Alberta – The United States has made it through to the quarterfinals at the Women’s World Cup, but not unscathed. The Americans will have to face China without two …


U.S. soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann picks 17 of 23 World Cup vets for Gold Cup

CHICAGO – The U.S. roster for next month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup will look a lot like the American team at last year’s World Cup. U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann selected 17 …


Kaufman: Women’s soccer goes from novelty to must-see

How refreshing that the overriding narrative of the Women’s World Cup is no longer: “Gee, isn’t it great that stadiums are filling up for a women’s sport?” or “Gee, it’s …


FIFA Women’s World Cup: Germany eliminates Sweden with 4-1 win

After coasting through the preliminary round of the Women’s World Cup, forwards Anja Mittag and Celia Sasic provided a dominating reminder of why Germany is deserving of its top-rank billing. …


A look at the top player in the Women’s World Cup

EDMONTON, Alberta – Now that Alex Morgan has had a start, look to see more of her at the Women’s World Cup. Morgan is one of the most visible players …


Swiss AG: 53 possible money-laundering cases in FIFA probe

BERN, Switzerland – Banks in Switzerland have reported 53 possible acts of money-laundering in the investigation of FIFA’s 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests, the country’s attorney-general said Wednesday …


FIFA World Cup: U.S. faces Colombia to open knockout round

Upstart Colombia will be the next opponent for the U.S. national team at the Women’s World Cup. The second-ranked U.S. women, who have two World Cup titles, finished atop Group …


UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2015

Abby Wambach’s goal gives U.S. women a 1-0 win over Nigeria

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Abby Wambach is used to scoring with her head. She’s not sure how she got her latest goal.


US and Sweden play to 0-0 group-stage draw

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Meghan Klingenberg – not Hope Solo – made the biggest save of the night for the United States. Klingenberg, a diminutive defender, leaped to head a shot …


UPDATED: Fri., June 12, 2015

U.S. women and Sweden play to 0-0 World Cup draw

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Meghan Klingenberg — not Hope Solo — made the biggest save of the night for the United States.


Women’s World Cup roundup

Canada 0, New Zealand 0: Host Canada played to a scoreless tie with New Zealand in a Group A match. In the 31st minute, New Zealand was awarded a penalty …


FIFA postpones 2026 World Cup bidding

On another day of turmoil for FIFA and the World Cup, the bidding contest for the 2026 tournament was put on hold. FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said Wednesday in …


IOC president Thomas Bach urges FIFA to restore credibility

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Saying there is “no comparison” in the scale of the IOC’s Salt Lake City scandal and FIFA’s corruption crisis, IOC president Thomas Bach urged soccer’s governing body …