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US victory most-viewed match this year but down from 2015

Jul. 8, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

The United States' 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in Sunday's FIFA Women's World Cup final averaged nearly 15.6 million U.S. viewers on English- and Spanish-language television. It was the most-viewed match this season, but a decrease from the 2015 final. The match averaged 14.27 million viewers on Fox,...

US Women win 4th World Cup title, eye gender equality

Jul. 8, 2019 5:25 AM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — After every goal celebration and all the confident posturing, the U.S. national team backed up its swagger at the Women's World Cup by winning it all. The Americans also took a swipe at gender inequity, too. The United States won its record fourth Women's World Cup title and second in a...

The Latest: Parade for World Cup champions set in NYC

Jul. 7, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — The Latest on the Women's World Cup final (all times local): 7:55 p.m. New York City is ready to celebrate the U.S. women's national team for its victory in the Women's World Cup. Shortly after the team's win Sunday in Lyon, France, Mayor Bill de Blasio took to Twitter to announce a...

US wins 4th World Cup title, 2nd in a row, beats Dutch 2-0

Jul. 7, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Megan Rapinoe stood on the field, arms outstretched, striking her now trademark victory pose symbolizing the confidence of a U.S. team that celebrated and savored each triumph at the Women's World Cup. Rapinoe won the Golden Ball as top player and the Golden Boot as top scorer, and the...

US looks to complete its French summer with a final win

Jul. 7, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

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 straight...

Dutch need to stop US from scoring early in World Cup final

Jul. 6, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

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 scored 24...

Sweden beats England 2-1 to take third at Women's World Cup

Jul. 6, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

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 the lead...

Morgan says tea-sipping celebration was nod to Sophie Turner

Jul. 6, 2019 5:57 AM EDT

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 actually more...

England's Carney to retire after third-place playoff

Jul. 5, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

One of England's longest-serving players will make her last appearance Saturday. Karen Carney announced her retirement Friday, on the eve of England's third-place playoff against Sweden at the Women's World Cup. "My mind still wants to do everything and it still can but I don't think my body can anymore," said...

Lloyd says 2019 US team not a continuation of 2015

Jul. 4, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Carli Lloyd says the success the United States is having at the Women's World Cup in France isn't an extension of the 2015 title run. The so-called 2019ers are their own team. "We don't really bring up the 2015 World Cup that much because it's done, it's in the past. The focus is just...