Women's soccer

United States' Megan Rapinoe, center, celebrates team's victory with teammates after the Women's World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, Sunday, July 7, 2019. US won 2:0. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
July 07, 2019 - 4:32 pm
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 Cup on its own terms. No excuses. Certainly no apologies. Just dominant soccer from a team that embraced the moment both on the pitch...
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United States' players warm up during a training session at the Gymnase Parc des Sports in Limonest, outside Lyon, France, a day before their Women's World Cup final match against the Netherlands, Saturday, July 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
July 07, 2019 - 9:30 am
LYON, France (AP) — The United States will be vying for its fourth Women's World Cup title when it meets European champion the Netherlands on Sunday. The U.S. is the defending champion, while the Dutch women are appearing in their first World Cup final. Both sides had narrow wins in the semifinals...
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United States' Megan Rapinoe attends a press conference at the Stade de Lyon, outside Lyon, France, Saturday, July 6, 2019. US will face Netherlands in a Women's World Cup final match Sunday in Lyon. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
July 07, 2019 - 2:41 am
LYON, France (AP) — The United States is about to conclude its summer in France with an opportunity to further cement its place as the best team on the international stage. The U.S. faces the Netherlands on Sunday for the Women's World Cup championship. A victory would give the Americans a second...
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United States midfielder Christian Pulisic celebrates after scoring a goal against Jamaica during the second half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal soccer match Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. The United States won 3-1. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
July 06, 2019 - 7:52 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Remember the U.S. men's soccer team? It's also playing for a trophy on Sunday, taking on Mexico at Soldier Field in the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean. Gone from the national sports consciousness since its October 2017...
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United States' Megan Rapinoe attends a press conference at the Stade de Lyon, outside Lyon, France, Saturday, July 6, 2019. US will face Netherlands in a Women's World Cup final match Sunday in Lyon. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
July 06, 2019 - 2:36 pm
LYON, France (AP) — Megan Rapinoe called out FIFA on the eve of the Women's World Cup title match. Her criticism Saturday ranged from the gap in prize money between the men and women, to scheduling that put the World Cup final on the same day as the Gold Cup final in the United States and the Copa...
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United States coach Jill Ellis attends a press conference at the Stade de Lyon, outside Lyon, France, Saturday, July 6, 2019. US will face Netherlands in a Women's World Cup final match Sunday in Lyon. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
July 06, 2019 - 2:20 pm
LYON, France (AP) — Just like four years ago, a female coach will lift the Women's World Cup. This time, though, it is guaranteed. When Jill Ellis bids to complete the American's title defense against Dutch counterpart Sarina Wiegman on Sunday it will be only the second Women's World Cup final...
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Netherlands goalkeeper Sari Van Veenendaal attends a press conference at the Stade de Lyon, outside Lyon, France, Saturday, July 6, 2019. Netherlands will face US in a Women's World Cup final match Sunday in Lyon. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
July 06, 2019 - 1:36 pm
LYON, France (AP) — It's easy for Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman to see the huge challenge facing her team Sunday in the Women's World Cup final against the United States. She only needs to take one look at the scoring charts. Alex Morgan has six goals and Megan Rapinoe has five. The U.S. has...
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Sweden players celebrate after Sweden's Kosovare Asllani scored her side's opening goal during the Women's World Cup third place soccer match between England and Sweden at Stade de Nice, in Nice, France, Saturday, July 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
July 06, 2019 - 1:24 pm
NICE, France (AP) — 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. Asllani, who was taken off the field in a stretcher during Sweden's semifinal loss to the Netherlands, started Saturday and gave the Swedes...
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United States' Alex Morgan, left, celebrates her side's second goal during the Women's World Cup semifinal soccer match between England and the United States, at the Stade de Lyon outside Lyon, France, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
July 06, 2019 - 5:56 am
LYON, France (AP) — Alex Morgan said her tea-sipping celebration at the Women's World Cup was a nod to actress Sophie Turner's amusing Instagram posts. No, it wasn't a dig at England or a random reference to the Boston Tea Party, or any number of other theories out there. "My celebration was...
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United States' Lindsey Horan, left, jumps for a header with England's Rachel Daly during the Women's World Cup semifinal soccer match between England and the United States, at the Stade de Lyon, outside Lyon, France, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
July 05, 2019 - 5:53 pm
LYON, France (AP) — Midfielder Lindsey Horan hopes the attention on women's soccer and the United States' run at the World Cup boost the professional league back home. 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...
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