Latest Australia National Soccer Team News

Pugh scores 2 and US women beat Australia 5-3 in exhibition

Apr. 5, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Mallory Pugh heard the cheers from the hometown fans when she came onto the field early in the second half. The cheers were deafening when she scored 37 seconds later. "That's never happened before," she said. "I knew going in I wanted to make a difference and play the role I...

Naeher sets sights on World Cup with her usual calm

Apr. 2, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

When Alyssa Naeher was a college freshman, a senior Penn State teammate told her she couldn't afford to be intimidated. The U.S. national team goalkeeper still carries the advice that Ali Krieger gave her as she readies for the upcoming World Cup. She's not only undaunted by the opponents she faces, she's...

Defender Ali Krieger returns to the US women's national team

Mar. 21, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Ali Krieger was between training sessions with the Orlando Pride on Tuesday afternoon when U.S. coach Jill Ellis texted her and asked whether she had time to talk. Krieger informed Ellis she had one more practice, and she could speak in the evening. Ellis had the news the 34-year-old...

Women's World Cup countdown begins in earnest

Feb. 27, 2019 1:49 PM EST

The Women's World Cup countdown has begun in earnest. Wednesday marked 100 days until the kickoff of the game's biggest tournament, opening on June 7 in Paris. The 24-team event will be played at nine stadiums in France over the course of a month, with the final set for July 7 in Lyon. The United States is the...

Australia police say they didn't know Bahraini was a refugee

Feb. 18, 2019 6:47 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Federal Police did not know a Bahraini soccer player was a refugee who feared persecution in his homeland when the agency alerted Bahrain and Thailand that he was on a flight bound for Bangkok, Australian officials said Monday. Australian Border Force Commissioner...