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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...

Netherlands still waiting for World Cup glory

Jul. 7, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — The long and agonizing wait goes on for the Netherlands, whose men's and women's teams are now 0-4 combined in World Cup finals. On the 45th anniversary of the men's team losing its first World Cup final to West Germany, the women's team was beaten 2-0 by the United States in its first...

Column: US women win World Cup on their own terms

Jul. 7, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

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 and in front of...

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...

Women's World Cup final rarity: 2 female coaches

Jul. 6, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

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 contested by...

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...

Dutch reach first Women's World Cup final, will face US

Jul. 3, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — When Jackie Groenen received the ball, even though she was outside the penalty area, the Dutch midfielder knew she had to seize her opening. It was 99 minutes into a grueling Women's World Cup semifinal, and neither the Netherlands nor Sweden was finding a clear path to the goal...

Column: A signature pinky moment, and a big US win

Jul. 2, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

It wasn't Brandi Chastain ripping off her jersey, a World Cup moment that still resonates 20 years later. For this Women's World Cup, though, Alex Morgan's extended pinky was a signature moment of its own. Whether it was pure brilliance or purely cheesy depends largely on which side of the pond you reside. Debate...