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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 …


UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2015, 9 p.m.

Abby Wambach’s goal gives U.S. women a 1-0 win over Nigeria

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Abby Wambach is used to scoring with her head. She’s not sure how she got her latest goal.


US and Sweden play to 0-0 group-stage draw

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Meghan Klingenberg – not Hope Solo – made the biggest save of the night for the United States. Klingenberg, a diminutive defender, leaped to head a shot …


UPDATED: Fri., June 12, 2015, 8:46 p.m.

U.S. women and Sweden play to 0-0 World Cup draw

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Meghan Klingenberg — not Hope Solo — made the biggest save of the night for the United States.


U.S. women’s national team prepares to face former coach Pia Sundhage

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – On the eve of the match against her former team, Sweden coach Pia Sundhage addressed Hope Solo, Abby Wambach and the challenge of beating the talent-laden United …


U.S. women’s national team prepares to face former coach Pia Sundhage

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — On the eve of the match against her former team, Sweden coach Pia Sundhage addressed Hope Solo, Abby Wambach and the challenge of beating the talent-laden United …


Trinidad and Tobago a win away from World Cup

The Trinidad and Tobago women’s team arrived in the United States two weeks ago without enough money for lunch. Now they’re a win away from going to the Women’s World …


U.S. ousts Haiti 6-0 on way to semifinals

WASHINGTON – The U.S. women’s soccer team completed Part I of its trip to the 2015 World Cup, dominating play Monday night in a 6-0 win over Haiti to finish …


U.S. men finish pool play unbeaten

Basketball: James Harden scored 17 points, Stephen Curry added 14 and the unbeaten U.S. national team (5-0) wrapped up pool play with a 95-71 victory over Ukraine on Thursday at …


Derrick Rose hears cheers as U.S. beats Brazil

Derrick Rose heard the cheers and showed some of his old explosiveness, fellow Windy City product Anthony Davis scored 20 points, and the U.S. beat Brazil 95-78 in a tuneup …


Portugal’s late goal ties U.S. at World Cup

Varela’s goal on a diving header off Cristiano Ronaldo’s cross on the game’s last play gave Portugal a 2-2 tie with the United States on Sunday on an exhausting night …


U.S. chases pair of firsts vs. Portugal

With a win over Portugal the U.S. would accomplish a pair of American firsts: reaching the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups and advancing with a game to spare.


World Cup notes: U.S. confident it can stop Cristiano Ronaldo on Sunday

Just after he was cut from the U.S. roster last month, Seattle Sounders right back Brad Evans posted this snarky tweet: “You got off easy this time @Cristiano.” The Americans …


Heads up! U.S. slips past Ghana in World Cup opener

Clint Dempsey scored one of the fastest goals in World Cup history and John Brooks scored the game winner on a header in the 86th minute of a 2-1 U.S. …


U.S., Canada to play for women’s hockey gold medal

SOCHI, Russia – The United States and Canada will play for the women’s hockey gold medal for the fourth time in the five Olympics since the sport was added to …


Disallowed goal heats up Russian hockey fans

MOSCOW – After a heated U.S.-Russia hockey match at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday, many Russian spectators have decided the cold war is back – and not just on the …


Mexican papers thank U.S. for soccer win

America’s soccer team is getting some love from the most unlikely place: Mexican sports fans. Mexican newspapers on Wednesday published banner headlines reading “We Love You,” and “Thank You, USA,” …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2013, 9:46 p.m.

Donovan’s 2 goals lead U.S. into Gold Cup final

Landon Donovan scored two goals and set up another, and the United States beat Honduras 3-1 on Wednesday night to advance to the CONCACAF Gold Cup final.