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U.S. team rides along on Wambach’s terrific play

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany – Is there no stopping the woman? For the third game in a row, for the third time in eight days, Abby Wambach climbed into the German evening …


Japan beats Sweden to qualify for final

FRANKFURT, Germany – Homare Sawa made up for a huge error by scoring the go-ahead goal and Japan advanced to the World Cup final with a 3-1 victory over Sweden …


Sounders top Galaxy in U.S. Open Cup

TUKWILA, Wash. – With a 12-game unbeaten streak and a league-best 10-2-8 record, the Los Angeles Galaxy might be the most feared team in MLS. When it comes to the …


Sounders stop Galaxy at U.S. Open Cup

Nate Jaqua and Fredy Montero scored in the first half, and Lamar Neagle added an insurance goal in the second, giving the Seattle Sounders a 3-1 victory over the Los …


United States faces France in World Cup semifinal

MOENCHENGLAD- BACH, Germany – The Americans feel just fine, thank you, not tired a bit. The high they were on after that epic Brazil game? That’s so yesterday. The U.S. …


One billion watched Spain’s win

The 2010 World Cup final was probably seen by at least 1 billion people, though the 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony appears to retain top spot as the most-watched televised …


America tuning in to soccer

DUSSELDORF, Germany – The U.S. women’s soccer team shared the Yankee Stadium scoreboard with Derek Jeter, made an appearance on “Good Morning America” and can now count Tom Hanks, Lil …


U.S. goalkeeper Solo shines vs. Brazil

DRESDEN, Germany – The world’s best player went up against the best goalkeeper and scored three times. So guess who won? The goalkeeper, U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo – hands down.


One heady performance for U.S. women’s soccer

DRESDEN, Germany – Running low on hope and almost out of time, the Americans were surely beat, about to make their earliest exit from the Women’s World Cup. And then, …


Beckhams have girl

David Beckham’s spokesman said that the soccer star’s wife, Victoria, has given birth to a healthy baby girl on Sunday. Simon Oliveira said that the celebrity couple are “delighted to …


Swedes reach World Cup semis by beating Australia

AUGSBURG, Germany — Lotta Schelin scored one goal and set up another Sunday as Sweden beat Australia 3-1 to reach the semifinals at the women’s World Cup. After setting up …


Sounders’ Montero scores twice to beat Northwest rivals

PORTLAND – Fredy Montero scored two goals and Osvaldo Alonso added the game winner on a penalty kick to give the Seattle Sounders FC a 3-2 victory over the Portland …


Late heroics help U.S. oust Brazil

DRESDEN, Germany — Running low on hope and almost out of time, the Americans were surely beat, about to make their earliest exit from the Women’s World Cup. And then, …


U.S. women’s soccer team faces old foe in World Cup quarterfinals

The U.S. is the No. 1 team in the world, a two-time World Cup champion and three-time Olympic gold medalist. However, the only number that matters right now is zero. …


U.S. will need more than Hope against Brazil in Women’s World Cup

DRESDEN, Germany – Bent at the waist, her back to the goal, Marta buried her face in her hands. Her left-footed blast from 6 yards looked certain to be a …


Sweden surprises U.S. team at World Cup

WOLFSBURG, Germany – The Americans can’t do things the easy way. Needing only a tie to avoid Brazil in the quarterfinals, the U.S. fell 2-1 to Sweden on Wednesday night, …


Sweden defeats U.S. in World Cup

The Americans can’t do things the easy way. Needing only a tie to avoid Brazil in the quarterfinals, the U.S. fell 2-1 to Sweden on Wednesday night at Wolfsburg, Germany, …


Germany, England move on to quarterfinals at Women’s World Cup

AUGSBURG, Germany – Germany and England proved that timing is key at the women’s World Cup, winning matches when it counts to top their respective groups. With its greatest player …


U.S. gains World Cup quarterfinals with 3-0 rout of Colombia

SINSHEIM, Germany – Anyone can sign autographs or pose for photos. The U.S. women found a better way to say “thank you” to the American military members who turned their …


Rosales gives supreme effort for Seattle Sounders

TUKWILA – The word “best” comes up often around Mauro Rosales. After helping lead Sounders FC to a 2-1 comeback win last Sunday against New England, the forward/midfielder said: “I …


Sundhage brings European flair to American attack

SINSHEIM, Germany – The American women haven’t looked the same since Pia Sundhage got her hands on them. After years of getting the ball to their forwards and letting them …


Fucito and Sounders advance in US Open Cup

TUKWILA, Wash. – Mike Fucito scored a goal in each half Tuesday night as the Seattle Sounders began their pursuit of a third straight U.S. Open Cup with a 2-1 …


U.S. women open World Cup by blanking North Korea

DRESDEN, Germany – Once, twice, three times and then a fourth, Lauren Cheney launched a shot with her foot only to watch it go right into the hands of the …


Mexico rallies to overwhelm U.S. in CONCACAF Gold Cup

LOS ANGELES – In some ways Saturday night’s Gold Cup final at the Rose Bowl followed form. For the third time in as many tournaments the title game matched the …


Mexico prevails over U.S. soccer team in Gold Cup final

Pablo Barrera scored two goals and Mexico rallied to beat the United States 4-2 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl.


Sounders win before record crowd

Second-half substitute Roger Levesque scored twice in the second half to give the Seattle Sounders a 4-2 win over the New York Red Bulls on Thursday night.


Little Kicks signup under way

Registration is now available for Valley Youth Soccer’s Little Kicks program, for kids ages 2 to 4. The program includes, age-appropriate activities and games, centered around soccer and helps improve …


In brief: Vanderbilt eliminates Tar Heels from College World Series

Taylor Hill and Corey Williams combined on four-hitter, Connor Harrell and Curt Casali homered and Vanderbilt eliminated North Carolina from the College World Series with a 5-1 victory Wednesday night …


U.S. soccer on the ball after early defeat

The U.S. national soccer team recently suffered its first Gold Cup loss in group play, is without its top goal scorer in the injured Jozy Altidore, and Landon Donovan, the …


Spokane Shine top Rain U23

Marissa Mykines had a goal and an assist to lead the Spokane Shine (2-3-1) to a 3-0 victory over the Portland Rain U23 (1-5) in Women’s Premier Soccer League play …