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US in the World Cup quarterfinals after 2-1 win over Spain

Jun. 24, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

REIMS, France (AP) — 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 over Spain on Monday. Rapinoe's first came in the seventh minute to the cheers of the U.S. supporters...

After World Cup rage, Cameroon faces demands for punishment

Jun. 24, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

VALENCIENNES, France (AP) — After all the rage and rebellion in the stadium, England players received a far more convivial reception back at their hotel they shared with Cameroon. It came remarkably from Cameroon supporters who were far more graceful than some of their dissenting national team players...

Thai cave boys mark year since ordeal with Buddhist rites

Jun. 24, 2019 6:06 AM EDT

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The 12 young Thai soccer players and their coach who grabbed global attention last year when they were trapped in a flooded cave for more than two weeks marked the anniversary of their ordeal with a religious ceremony Monday. The boys who became known as the Wild Boars, their...

Mexico tops Martinique 3-2 to reach Gold Cup quarterfinals

Jun. 23, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Mexico coach Gerardo Martino wasn't particularly pleased with his team's play Sunday night, even after it went unbeaten in CONCACAF Gold Cup group play to advance to the quarterfinals with a 3-2 win over Martinique. His team only converted three of 24 shots on goal and nearly...

Cavallini, David scores 3 goals, Canada defeats Cuba 7-0

Jun. 23, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Coach John Herdman couldn't be happier about the state of Canadian soccer. "Our Canadian football system is starting to produce players," Herdman said. "That's exciting, seeing those youngsters coming through." Canada got three goals each from 19-year-old Jonathan David and Lucas...

Thailand's Wild Boars mark year since going missing in cave

Jun. 23, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — When the 12 young boys and their soccer coach walked into a cave complex in northern Thailand a year ago Sunday, they didn't know their lives were going to forever change. Rising floodwater quickly trapped the youngsters inside the Tham Luang cave complex, setting off a more than...

Gutierrez scores, Sporting KC gets road win 1-0 over Crew

Jun. 23, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Felipe Gutierrez scored early in the second half and Tim Melia made four saves to give Sporting Kansas City its first road win of the season, 1-0 over the Columbus Crew on Sunday. Gutierrez was just a couple steps off the goal line unmarked for the easy header on a short cross from...

France beats Brazil 2-1 in extra time, reaches WCup quarters

Jun. 23, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

As the score remained tied in extra time and the clock ticked toward a penalty kicks shootout, France's stress kept increasing. Hosting the Women's World Cup, Les Bleues are expected to win the title or at least come close. "It's not simple. We're playing on our home turf," coach Corinne Diacre said through a...

Defending champion US plays Spain to open knockout stage

Jun. 23, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

REIMS, France (AP) — 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. Spain faces the top-ranked U.S. team Monday in Reims, marking the first time La Roja will appear in the knockout...

England beats seething Cameroon 3-0 to advance in World Cup

Jun. 23, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

VALENCIENNES, France (AP) — As the Cameroon players protested and play was delayed, England's staff and players watched in disbelief. "I didn't know what was going on," England coach Phil Neville said. "Are they going to walk off?" Twice, the English couldn't be sure if Sunday's Women's World Cup last-16...