Latest Alex Fernandez News

How England's national team became a power in women's soccer

Jul. 27, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

There have been messages of support and praise from the royal family and Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The coverage is widespread, across the rolling news channels and both the front and back pages of the nation's newspapers. The “Football’s Coming Home” chant is...

US women's team has new vibe, work to do before World Cup

Jul. 25, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

The transformation of the U.S. women’s national team has been significant in the year since the Tokyo Games. The defending World Cup champions have a new look with young talent, and coach Vlatko Andonovski has tweaked the team's traditional straightforward and speedy attack to take...

US beats Canada for W Championship title, '24 Olympic berth

Jul. 19, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Alex Morgan never gets tired of winning championships, even after so many titles already. Morgan converted on a penalty in the 78th minute and the U.S. women's national team won the CONCACAF W Championship 1-0 over Canada on Monday night to secure one of...

Alex Morgan has assumed a more vocal role for US women

Jul. 17, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — As the U.S. national team has focused on developing young talent in anticipation of next summer's World Cup, veteran forward Alex Morgan has assumed a more vocal role. Morgan, 33, is now one of the more senior members of the team, which has brought in...

US advances to W Championship final against Canada

Jul. 15, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — The U.S. women's national team will play Canada in the final of the CONCACAF W Championship for a spot in the 2024 Olympics. The United States beat Costa Rica 3-0 in the semifinals Thursday night on goals from Emily Sonnett, Mallory Pugh and Ashley...

Morgan scores twice and US women down Haiti 3-0

Jul. 05, 2022 01:56 AM EDT

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Alex Morgan scored a pair of first-half goals and the U.S. women's national team defeated Haiti 3-0 on Monday night in the opening match of the CONCACAF W Championship. The tournament determines the region's four direct berths in the 2023 Women's World...

US women beat Colombia 2-0; World Cup qualifying next

Jun. 29, 2022 01:50 AM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Kelley O'Hara scored in the 77th minute after a lengthy lightning delay, and the U.S. women beat Colombia 2-0 on Tuesday night in their final tuneup ahead of World Cup qualifying. The United States extended its unbeaten streak to 69 games on home soil. Lightning...

Smith scores twice, US women beat Colombia 3-0 in Colorado

Jun. 25, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Sophia Smith scored twice in the second half and the U.S. women's national team beat Colombia 3-0 on Saturday night to extend its home unbeaten streak to 68 games. Taylor Kornieck added a late goal in her national team debut. On Tuesday...

Healthy again, Bengals' Burrow embraces 'normal' offseason

Jun. 14, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow is entering his third season in the NFL. However, this is his first reasonably normal offseason for the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback. He's not taking it for granted. Burrow, the top overall pick in the 2020 draft, entered...

Russians star in NHL playoffs as nation wages war in Ukraine

May. 30, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

A little more than a mile from the United Nations, where Russia’s war in Ukraine is front and center, the crowd at Madison Square Garden chanted goaltender Igor Shesterkin’s name in the final moments of a playoff victory. Similar scenes played out in the nation’s capital during...