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UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019

Tim Dahlberg: U.S. women won World Cup on their own terms

Megan Rapinoe left early, her work done for the day. The celebration came early, too, for a U.S. team determined up until the final minute to win this Women’s World …


UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019

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

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: Thu., July 4, 2019

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

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.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019

Women’s World Cup quarterfinals preview: Italy, Netherlands try to advance in heat wave

Italy and the Netherlands are hot about the heat. Contesting the only Women’s World Cup quarterfinal being played in the afternoon means playing in some of the harshest temperatures of …


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 …


Netherlands bests New Zealand 1-0 on stoppage time goal

Jill Roord came off the bench and scored in stoppage time to give the Netherlands a 1-0 victory over New Zealand in the Women’s World Cup group opener for both …


UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo, Virgil Van Dijk face off in UEFA Nations League final

The final of UEFA’s newest competition features another clash between Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk. The inaugural Nations League ends on Sunday in Porto with Ronaldo’s Portugal taking on …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

Netherlands beats England 3-1 to reach UEFA Nations League final

The Netherlands took advantage of two sloppy defensive mistakes by England in extra time to earn a 3-1 win in the semifinals of the Nations League on Thursday. An own …


Late rally gives U.S. soccer first win over Netherlands

AMSTERDAM – Danny Williams scored in the 88th minute and Bobby Wood in the 90th, capping a comeback from a two-goal, second-half deficit and leading the United States over the …


Netherlands beats host Brazil 3-0 to finish third

BRASILIA, Brazil – When it was all over, it was the Netherlands receiving a standing ovation from the Brazilian crowd. Brazil walked off the field to boos, after another demoralizing …


Netherlands, Brazil find importance in third-place game

Dutch coach Louis Van Gaal is trying to motivate his players for the third-place match against Brazil by giving them the mission of becoming the only Dutch squad to finish …


John Leicester: Messi missing signature World Cup moment

SAO PAULO – The World Cup can only hope that Lionel Messi is leaving his best for last. In the most important World Cup match to date in his epoch-shaping …


UPDATED: Wed., July 9, 2014

Argentina reaches FIFA World Cup final after penalties

The World Cup’s second semifinal was supposed to put the silky skills of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben in the spotlight. Instead, a goalkeeper and two rock-solid defenses stole the …


World Cup notes: Argentina’s Alejandro Sabella says Lionel Messi is the ’best of them all’

SAO PAULO – Normally a reserved man who avoids hype, Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella isn’t shy about declaring Lionel Messi to be the best player in the world. Comparing the …


Dutch substitute keeper saves Netherlands in PK shootout

SALVADOR, Brazil – Louis van Gaal made the call, and Tim Krul made the saves. In another move that will only add to his reputation as a tactical mastermind, the …


UPDATED: Sat., July 5, 2014

Louis Van Gaal makes right moves, leads Netherlands into FIFA World Cup semifinals

Louis van Gaal made the call, and Tim Krul made the saves.


World Cup players get time to cool off during game

SAO PAULO – The Netherlands’ 2-1 win over Mexico on Sunday, a game played in 90-degee heat and high humidity, was the first World Cup game in which pre-planned cooling …


It’s another painful World Cup exit for Mexico

SAO PAULO – It’s a curse. There’s no other way to explain it. In six consecutive World Cup tournaments, Mexico has made it to the second round. But it has …


World Cup Round-up: Mexico advances to knockout stage

One of the first things Miguel Herrera did when he became Mexico’s fourth coach in a year was call Rafael Marquez and ask the 35-year-old defender known as “the boss” …


Mexico blasts Croatia to advance

Rafael Marquez’s pivotal goal from a header in the 72nd minute ignited a scoring burst, and Mexico surged into the World Cup’s knockout stage for a sixth straight time with …


Big second half propels Netherlands past Spain in World Cup opener

The Netherlands thrashed the world champions 5-1 Friday in Salvador, Brazil, in the World Cup’s first shocker, toying with an aging Spanish team that has dominated global football for the …


Spain defense implodes in heaviest loss since 1950

SALVADOR, Brazil – Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas crawled and scrambled in vain, Gerard Pique was beaten for pace and Sergio Ramos made a series of blunders. Whatever happened to Spain’s …


Netherlands thrashes Spain in 2014 FIFA World Cup’s first upset

The Netherlands thrashed the world champions 5-1 Friday in the World Cup’s first shocker, toying with an aging Spanish team that has dominated global football for the past six years …


Dutch team gets its country’s attention with WBC success

SAN FRANCISCO – Most of Hensley Meulens’ pitchers for the Netherlands hail from Holland, the position players from three Dutch islands. It has become quite the winning mix in the …