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U.S. in danger of missing Olympic men’s soccer again

SANDY, Utah – The United States is in danger of missing its second straight men’s Olympic soccer tournament. Alberth Elis scored in the 24th and 77th minutes, and Honduras beat …


Mexico TV uses Donald Trump to heat soccer rivalry

One of Mexico’s leading television networks is using the words of Republican presidential aspirant Donald Trump to bump up the already heated rivalry between the U.S. and Mexico men’s national …


Tim Howard, DeMarcus Beasley called up to U.S. team for September games

Goalkeeper Tim Howard is back with the U.S. national team. The U.S. Soccer Federation announced Thursday that coach Jurgen Klinsmann had called up Howard and veteran defender DaMarcus Beasley for …


U.S. will open qualifying bid for soccer’s 2018 World Cup in St. Louis

The U.S. men’s soccer team will open qualifying for the 2018 World Cup at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Nov. 13. Given a bye in the first three rounds …


U.S. women sweep China to avenge loss in World Grand Prix Finals volleyball

With the FIVB World Grand Prix Finals championship already secured, the United States added a three-set victory over China on Sunday to cap the tournament. The top-ranked Americans avenged their …


Gonzaga’s Mark Few, U.S. defeated by Canada in Pan Am semifinals

TORONTO – Andrew Nicholson scored 31 points and had 10 rebounds, former No. 1 NBA Draft pick Anthony Bennett added 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and host Canada powered …


USA Gymnastics coordinator Martha Karolyi likely done after Rio

Martha Karolyi will likely retire after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the longtime U.S. women’s gymnastics coach said Friday. Karolyi, 72, officially USA Gymnastics’ national team coordinator, has headed …


U.S. routs Puerto Rico at Pan Ams

TORONTO – After a resounding victory over Venezuela in their Pan Am Games opener, the United States men looked even more impressive in romping to a 102-70 victory over defending …


Tim Howard ready to return to the U.S. national team

Goalkeeper Tim Howard is ready to make himself available for the United States national team again after taking a break since the 2014 World Cup. The 36-year-old Howard, who plays …


Jamaica stuns U.S. in Gold Cup semifinals

ATLANTA – The United States had everything on its side. History. A raucous home crowd. And, supposedly, the better team. None of it prevented Jamaica from handing the Americans their …


UPDATED: Wed., July 22, 2015, 6:58 p.m.

Jamaica stuns U.S. in Gold Cup semifinals

ATLANTA — The United States had everything on its side. History. A raucous home crowd. And, supposedly, the better team.


U.S., Mexico face tough opponents in Gold Cup semifinals

It has been 15 years since a CONCACAF Gold Cup final has been played without the United States or Mexico. And both countries will need big performances in today’s semifinals …


UPDATED: Sat., July 18, 2015, 7:03 p.m.

Clint Dempsey’s 3 goals lift U.S. over Cuba, into Gold Cup semis

BALTIMORE — Clint Dempsey walked away with the game ball for one of the few times in his career. With his first international hat trick, he boosted the United States …


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 …


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 …


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 …


UPDATED: Sun., July 5, 2015, 9:53 p.m.

U.S. wins Women’s World Cup

Carli Lloyd rewrote the Women’s World Cup record book with three goals in the first 16 minutes and the United States went on to rout Japan 5-2, giving the Americans …


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 …


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, 10:01 p.m.

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 …


Americans beat Honduras 4-0 in Gold Cup warm-up

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, 7:53 p.m.

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 …


US women react to facing Japan in final

Bring it on. That’s how the U.S. women’s soccer team reacted Wednesday night to learning that Japan would be the opponent in the World Cup final.


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 …


Lloyd’s goal sends U.S. on to semifinals

Carli Lloyd scored on a header in the 51st minute, and the United States beat China 1-0 Friday night to reach a semifinal against Germany at the Women’s World Cup.


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 …


Morgan finally scores to spark U.S.

EDMONTON, Alberta – Now that Alex Morgan has a goal, she doesn’t want to look back on the opportunities she’s missed. She wants to look forward to the goals to …


American women advance to quarterfinals

Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd scored their first goals of the Women’s World Cup and the United States advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over Colombia on Monday …