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U.S. women’s soccer to play Portugal in pair of exhibitions

The world champion U.S. women’s soccer team will play a pair of exhibitions against Portugal on its victory tour, on Aug. 29 at Philadelphia and five days later at St. …


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 …


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 …


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: 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 …


Women’s World Cup Day 14 preview: United States and Sweden highlight final group stage day

Finally the United States will face a tough opponent in the Women’s World Cup, and it’s a team that embarrassed the Americans in their last significant tournament. The defending champions …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 4:02 p.m.

Christen Press isn’t dwelling on past miss against Sweden

A devastating missed penalty kick in a loss at the Olympics could have been the lowest point of Christen Press’ career. Instead, it was a motivator and defining moment for …


Wedding to follow World Cup for U.S. teammates Ali Krieger, Ashlyn Harris

The tie that binds U.S. defender Ali Krieger and American goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris is likely the strongest at the tournament: They got engaged last year and are set to get …


U.S. wants win vs Swedes, even if it would mean tougher path

Victory is the goal for the United States in its group stage finale against Sweden, even though a loss might give the Americans an easier path through the knockout rounds …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 7:09 p.m.

Alex Morgan has 5 goals as U.S. routs Thailand 13-0 in Women’s World Cup opener

Alex Morgan tied a World Cup record with five goals and the defending champion U.S. national team opened the Women’s World Cup with a record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand on …


Women’s World Cup becomes platform for social change

The Women’s World Cup is not just about soccer for many of the players and teams in France. The tournament has given players a platform to speak out for change.


Crystal Dunn upped her game after getting cut in 2015

Crystal Dunn was among the last cuts on the U.S. national team for the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada. That move just made her all the more determined to …


U.S. women blank Mexico in final tuneup before World Cup title defense

U.S. women’s soccer team beats Mexico 3-0 in last match before heading Europe to defend World Cup title


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 9:28 p.m.

Carli Lloyd helps U.S. women to 5-0 win over New Zealand

Carli Lloyd scored twice and Alyssa Naeher got the shutout, helping the U.S. women’s national team beat New Zealand 5-0 in a World Cup series send-off match. Tobin Heath, Rose …


Sarai Bareman: FIFA takes positive steps in women’s game strategy

FIFA Chief Women’s Football Officer Sarai Bareman says positive steps are being made to implement a global strategy for women’s soccer. Attention is on the women’s game with the World …


Christen Press scores and U.S. women down Spain 1-0

Christen Press scored in the 53rd minute and the U.S. national team rebounded from a rare loss with a 1-0 victory over Spain in Alicante on Tuesday. The United States …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 3:07 p.m.

U.S. draws Sweden again for 2019 Women’s World Cup

The defending champion United States is grouped with Sweden again for the Women’s World Cup next summer in France. The top-ranked Americans are in the same group with the Swedes …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 1:03 p.m.

Alex Morgan named U.S. Player of the Year

Alex Morgan has been named U.S. Soccer’s Player of the Year for a second time after leading the national team with 18 goals in 19 games and helping it earn …


Jessica McDonald scores and U.S. women down Portugal 1-0

Jessica McDonald scored in the 43rd minute and the U.S. women’s national team won its 500th match with a 1-0 victory over Portugal. The United States is now 500-65-74 overall …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

U.S. wins CONCACAF qualifying final 2-0 over Canada

Rose Lavelle and Alex Morgan each scored and the U.S. women’s national team defeated rival Canada 2-0 in the championship at the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament. With the …


Rose Lavelle, Alex Morgan lead U.S. women past Trinidad and Tobago

Rose Lavelle and Alex Morgan scored two goals apiece to help the United States beat Trinidad and Tobago 7-0 in the Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament. Tobin Heath added a …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan lead U.S. women in 6-0 rout of Mexico

Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan scored two goals apiece to lead the United States past Mexico 6-0 on Thursday night in each team’s opening match of the CONCACAF World Cup …


U.S. women defeat Brazil 4-1 to clinch Tournament of Nations title

Julie Ertz, Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan scored second-half goals and the United States took control to beat Brazil 4-1 for the Tournament of Nations title. Heath’s curling goal in …


Alex Morgan scores, U.S. women beat China 1-0

Alex Morgan scored on a header in the 57th minute and the U.S. national team beat China 1-0 in an exhibition match. The teams also will meet Tuesday night in …