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Atlanta United coach de Boer regrets choice of words

Aug. 15, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United coach Frank de Boer said he regrets his choice of words — one word, especially — in a British newspaper interview about gender equity in soccer and stressed that he's a big supporter of the women's game. De Boer faced backlash before Wednesday's Campeones Cup...

American midfielder Alex Mendez signs with Dutch club Ajax

Jul. 30, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

Midfielder Alex Mendez, among the top American players at this year's Under-20 World Cup, has transferred to the Dutch club Ajax from Germany's Freiburg. Ajax said Tuesday the 18-year-old from Los Angeles had agreed to a three-year contract. Mendez was with the second-tier LA Galaxy II in 2017 and left last...

US Women's World Cup champs arrive home ahead of parade

Jul. 9, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Rapinoe stepped off the plane with champagne in hand — a fizzy souvenir from a most memorable trip overseas. "Thank you, France, for the hospitality," the U.S. soccer star said. "But wow, we are very excited to be back in America." The U.S. women's national team arrived in New...

Correction: WWCup-US Returns Home story

Jul. 9, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In some versions of a July 8 story about the women's soccer champions returning to the U.S., The Associated Press erroneously identified the city in the dateline. The team arrived in Newark, New Jersey, not Newark, New York. A corrected version of the story is below: US Women's World Cup...

The Latest: Rapinoe, US team shows off World Cup trophy

Jul. 9, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. win of the Women's World Cup (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. women's team showed off their World Cup trophy and took questions from cheering kids on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Times Square. Nearly 15.6 million U.S. viewers watched...

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...

Rapinoe fuses politics, pay and tech with World Cup win

Jul. 7, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — A Women's World Cup stirred by heated debates on politics, pay and technology saw the narratives fused in Sunday's final by the undisputed and outspoken star of the tournament: Megan Rapinoe. By opening the scoring with a penalty awarded after a video review, Rapinoe claimed a sixth...

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...