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Victorious return: US women's soccer team beats Aussies 3-0

Nov. 27, 2021 03:07 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — After 21 years since last playing in Australia, the United States women's soccer team needed only 24 seconds to score against the Matildas on Saturday. Turns out that was all the new-look American side needed in a 3-0 win at Sydney's Olympic stadium...

FIFA politics a new challenge for Ellis over biennial WCups

Nov. 17, 2021 08:19 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Since capping three decades coaching by lifting a second World Cup with the American women, Jill Ellis has taken time to reflect and embark on a different path, with new career challenges. “I’m not saying I would never go back to the sidelines,”...

Crystal Dunn finds her voice, embraces union role

Nov. 10, 2021 20:17 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — There was a time only a few years back when just playing the game was enough for Crystal Dunn. But a combination of factors — from the unrest following the shooting of Jacob Blake last year to the pandemic to the national team's ongoing fight for...

Carli Lloyd plays final match for US in rout of South Korea

Oct. 26, 2021 23:15 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Carli Lloyd didn't score in her final game for the United States, but it hardly mattered. The night was all about her. Fans chanted Lloyd’s name before Tuesday night's match, a 6-0 U.S. rout of South Korea, with one holding a sign that read:...

After decorated career, Lloyd will savor final game with US

Oct. 25, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

Reality is starting to set in for Carli Lloyd, who plays her last game for the United States on Tuesday night. Lloyd, who memorably scored three goals in the opening 16 minutes of the U.S. victory in the 2015 Women's World Cup final, is retiring from soccer after a...

Ellis says biennial Women's World Cup can help grow the game

Oct. 18, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

Former U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis is now leading a group that is exploring a biennial Women's World Cup as a way to grow the game, but insists the controversial plan isn't a foregone conclusion. FIFA revealed aspirations last month to redraft the calendar...

IOC voices Olympic concern at FIFA's biennial World Cup plan

Oct. 16, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The International Olympic Committee said on Saturday it has “concerns” about FIFA’s push for soccer World Cups every two years. Though IOC President Thomas Bach said last month “we will not interfere in this discussion,” his organization stepped...

Adams: US was `just a little bit naive' in early qualifiers

Oct. 04, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tyler Adams admits American players weren't fully ready last month for the physical, fast-paced start of World Cup qualifying in CONCACAF, where fields in Central America can by dry and bumpy, and atmospheres intimidating. “Maybe we were just a...

US Soccer asks 9th Circuit to uphold ruling against players

Sep. 22, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation has urged the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a lower court’s decision to throw out the wage discrimination portion of a lawsuit filed by members of the women’s national team, arguing the law doesn't require the federation to pay...

Carli Lloyd scores 5 goals, US women rout Paraguay 9-0

Sep. 16, 2021 22:33 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — No Carli Lloyd isn't reconsidering her retirement — even after a five-goal game. Lloyd hit a career high for goals in the U.S. national team's 9-0 rout of Paraguay on Thursday night. The 39-year-old forward has just three more games with the team...