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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 …


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 5:03 p.m.

Alex Morgan’s goal, Alyssa Naeher’s save lifts U.S. over England, into Women’s World Cup final

The top-ranked United States defeated England 2-1 on Tuesday in Lyon, France, and will face the winner of Wednesday’s semifinal between the Netherlands and Sweden in the Americans’ third straight …


Tottenham breaks transfer record to sign Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon

Tottenham signed midfielder Tanguy Ndombele for a club-record 60 million euros ($68 million) as the English club ended 18 months of transfer inactivity. The France international moved from Lyon, which …


US beats Curacao 1-0, plays Jamaica in Gold Cup semifinals

The United States was outplayed during the second half by 79th-ranked Curacao but managed to advance to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals with a 1-0 win behind Weston McKennie’s goal …


UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019, 10:42 p.m.

Kelvin Leerdam’s late winner gives Sounders 1-0 win over Whitecaps

Kelvin Leerdam scored in the sixth minute of second-half stoppage time to give the Seattle Sounders a 1-0 win over rival Vancouver Whitecaps in their second Cascadia Cup showdown of …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 10:29 p.m.

Helene Elliott: U.S. win over France a testament of greater things to come for soccer

This was a chance to showcase some of the best athletes of a sport that is still seeking a wider audience and firmer financial base to support its development, a …


France still struggling to break through at highest level

France’s Women’s World Cup hopes wilted in the heat. They were stifled by a relentless United States team more suited to big-game pressure. Les Bleues were second best most of …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

Megan Rapinoe has 2 goals and U.S. knocks France out 2-1 in Women’s World Cup quarterfinals

France was vying to become the first nation to simultaneously hold the men’s and women’s World Cup trophies, but the home-field advantage and the flag-waving crowd that belted out La …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 3:52 p.m.

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 …


France may not have trophies, but it’s hardly an underdog in Women’s World Cup

The United States has its ranking and its trophies, and that’s all the motivation France needs.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 10:13 p.m.

Jozy Altidore’s goal leads United States past Panama at Gold Cup

Jozy Altidore scored on an overhead kick in his first start for the national team in 20 months, lifting the United States over Panama 1-0 Wednesday night as the Americans …


Phil Neville relaxed going into England’s quarterfinal vs Norway

The quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup open with England playing Norway. England finished third at the tournament four years ago when Norway only made it to the round of …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Jerry Brewer: Megan Rapinoe isn’t here to make you comfortable

It’s hard to keep count of all the polarizing ways that people describe Megan Rapinoe.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 2:24 p.m.

Video review creates drama at Women’s World Cup

Video review has brought both confusion and questions at the Women’s World Cup. The Video Assistant Referee was integrated into the men’s World Cup in Russia last year, leading to …


Investment pays off as Europe dominates Women’s World Cup

A record seven European teams have made it to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup. Investment domestically is raising standards for players, cementing Europe’s control of the international game. …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 12:48 p.m.

FIFA opens disciplinary case vs Cameroon over WWCup behavior

FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Cameroon for players’ conduct during the team’s loss to England in the Women’s World Cup. The Cameroon team protested VAR decisions in a 3-0 …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

President Donald Trump calls out Megan Rapinoe for comments about White House visit

President Donald Trump called out U.S. women’s national team co-captain Megan Rapinoe after a video surfaced on social media in which she used profanity when she said she wasn’t going …


A Grip on Sports: The U.S. women rate our attention as they try for another World Cup championship

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We spent part of our Monday morning watching the U.S. women fight its way to a 2-1 victory over Spain in the knockout round of …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 1:41 p.m.

US in the World Cup quarterfinals after 2-1 win over Spain

Megan Rapinoe converted a pair of penalty kicks and the United States set up a much-anticipated quarterfinal meeting with host France at the Women’s World Cup with a 2-1 victory …


Defending champion USA plays Spain to open knockout stage

Spain coach Jorge Vilda says part of the challenge in facing the United States is making sure his players aren’t intimidated by the defending Women’s World Cup champions.


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 9:29 p.m.

Gyasi Zardes scores twice, United States routs Trinidad 6-0 in Gold Cup

The U.S. cruised to its second shutout this week and clinched a quarterfinal berth in Philadelphia on June 30.