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UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 4:43 p.m.

Jill Ellis stepping down as women’s soccer national team coach after World Cup victory

National team coach Jill Ellis is stepping down after leading the United States to back-to-back Women’s World Cup titles.


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Jane McManus: Megan Rapinoe delivers another goal for equality during USWNT’s Canyon of Heroes celebration

When the U.S. women’s national soccer team rolled up Broadway to celebrate its second straight World Cup championship, that stretch of black asphalt was once again transformed into the 10-deep, …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

‘I just want to be like them’: Fans celebrate with U.S players at parade honoring Women’s World Cup win

U.S. women’s soccer co-captain Megan Rapinoe and her teammates shared a float with Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro at a parade honoring them. Rapinoe …


U.S. women’s soccer team boldly embraces off-the-field activist role

With a lesbian coach and several lesbian players, including World Cup MVP Megan Rapinoe, the members of the U.S. women’s soccer team are a proud symbol of LGBTQ inclusion.


UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

Tim Dahlberg: U.S. women won World Cup on their own terms

Megan Rapinoe left early, her work done for the day. The celebration came early, too, for a U.S. team determined up until the final minute to win this Women’s World …


UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

At Spokane watch party, ‘no doubt’ of victory in Women’s World Cup Final

Soccer fans filled Geno’s in Spokane’s Logan neighborhood bright and early Sunday to watch the American team play in the Women’s World Cup Final. The crowd of about 80 was …


UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Back-to-back! Megan Rapinoe-led U.S. beats Dutch 2-0 for fourth World Cup title

The United States won its record fourth Women’s World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 when Megan Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the second …


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

Larry Stone: As World Cup final nears, U.S. women don’t care what anyone thinks of them. Nor should they.

The USWNT is on the verge of winning another Women’s World Cup, and they’ve gotten to the final with a brash confidence that they shouldn’t need to apologize for. If …


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 5:54 p.m.

Sweden beats England 2-1, takes third at Women’s World Cup

Kosovare Asllani and Sofia Jakobsson each scored and Sweden beat England 2-1 Saturday night to take third place in the Women’s World Cup.


Mercedes Carnethon: The biggest Women’s World Cup lesson: Teach girls to be competitive

As mentors to girls and women, we can promote excellence by celebrating competition, a lesson exemplified by the U.S. women’s national soccer team’s performance in the Women’s World Cup.


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 2:55 p.m.

United States midfielder Lindsey Horan hopes Women’s World Cup successes boost NWSL

The National Women’s Soccer League is in the midst of its seventh season and has been more successful than any other attempt at a pro women’s league in the United …


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 8:15 p.m.

Carli Lloyd says 2019 U.S. Women’s World Cup team not a continuation of 2015

The defending champions will be vying for their second straight title and fourth overall when they face the Netherlands in the final Sunday in Lyon.


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 8:31 p.m.

Helene Elliott: Unpatriotic? U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe says: ‘I’m extremely American’

Holding and voicing strong opinions is only part of Rapinoe’s identity.


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: 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 …


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 …


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: Thu., June 27, 2019, 7:02 p.m.

Michelle Kaufman: It’s a shame the U.S. women face France in quarterfinal, not championship

The official Women’s World Cup schedule says the championship game is July 7, but let’s be honest, Friday’s quarterfinal between top-ranked United States and host France is the match everyone …


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 7:08 p.m.

Megan Rapinoe stands by statement about not going to White House

Megan Rapinoe said Thursday that she stands by previous comments that she would not visit the White House if the United States wins the Women’s World Cup.


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, 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 …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 5:41 p.m.

It’s on: The World Cup clash between the U.S. and France

The United States and France are preparing for what many say is a final in the quarterfinals at the Women’s World Cup. The defending champion U.S. team will face the …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 8:14 p.m.

European vacation over, Naeher and US bounce back up

Alyssa Naeher’s European vacation ended quickly Monday night. After three games with little to do, the 31-year-old American goalkeeper blundered in her first World Cup knockout match, playing a short …


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: Thu., June 20, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

Michelle Kaufman: Never a doubt U.S. women would keep foot on gas in grudge match against Sweden

Sandbagging? The U.S. Women’s World Cup team? No way.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

United States blanks rival Sweden 2-0, finishes atop group at Women’s World Cup

The defending champion U.S. national team faced its toughest test of the Women’s World Cup and remained dominant Thursday night, beating Sweden 2-0 to serve up a measure of revenge …


The Women’s World Cup final 20 years ago changed American sports

About 40 million Americans watched the final match of the 1999 Women’s World Cup, and they’ll struggle to recall the score or the opponent.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Women’s World Cup: U.S. soccer trashes any talk of tanking vs. Sweden

So by easing up and finishing second in its Women’s World Cup group – which would require losing, an outcome foreign to Jill Ellis’ squad – the U.S. national soccer …