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Williams (6 TDs) sets Miami mark, Canes top Louisville 52-27

Nov. 9, 2019 8:16 PM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Jarren Williams broke a record. Jimmy Murphy thought he broke the Turnover Chain. Senior Day was a smashing success at Miami. Williams set a school record with six touchdown passes, Dee Wiggins and Mike Harley catching two apiece, and Miami clinched bowl-eligibility with a 52-27...

Carli Lloyd scores twice, US holds off Sweden 3-2

Nov. 8, 2019 10:08 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New coach. Same result. Carli Lloyd scored twice, Christen Press added a goal and the United States held off Sweden 3-2 on Thursday night at Mapfre Stadium, giving Vlatko Andonovski a victory in his first match as head coach. The U.S. is 19-1-3 in 2019 and has a 22-match unbeaten...

Andonovski aware of expectations as new US women's coach

Oct. 28, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Vlatko Andonovski is well aware of the expectations he faces as the new coach of the U.S women's national team. His predecessor, Jill Ellis, led the team to consecutive World Cup titles — an accomplishment her successor can only hope to equal. "What this team has done and what Jill...

NC Courage defends NWSL title with 4-0 win over Chicago

Oct. 28, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Debinha scored in the fourth minute and the North Carolina Courage beat the Chicago Red Stars 4-0 Sunday for their second straight National Women's Soccer League title. Jessica McDonald, Crystal Dunn and Sam Mewis added goals for the Courage, which won the NWSL Shield for the third...

AP Source: Andonovski to be named coach of US women's team

Oct. 25, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

U.S. Soccer is expected to name Vlatko Andonovski as the new head coach of the women's national team. A person with knowledge of the deal said Andonovski, the current coach of the Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League, is expected to sign a contract with U.S. Soccer in the coming days. The person spoke...

NC Courage advance to NWSL final with 4-1 win over the Reign

Oct. 20, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Debinha scored on a free kick in extra time to snap a tie, and the North Carolina Courage went on to defeat Reign FC 4-1 in extra time on Sunday to advance to the National Women's Soccer League championship game. The Courage, winners of the NWSL Shield for the third straight year with a...

Courage host Reign, Thorns visit Red Stars in NWSL semis

Oct. 18, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

Don't be so quick to hand the North Carolina Courage the National Women's Soccer League championship, Megan Rapinoe says. Rapinoe's Reign FC visit the Courage on Sunday in one NWSL semifinal match, while the Portland Thorns play at the Chicago Red Stars in the other. The Courage, who finished atop the league...

Megan Rapinoe enjoys whirlwind, focuses on soccer pay fight

Oct. 18, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Rapinoe is enjoying the whirlwind of a two-time World Cup winner. She picked up the FIFA Player of the Year award in Milan rocking a deeper shade of lavender hair, sent off retiring U.S. coach Jill Ellis with an undefeated victory tour and kept up the fight for pay equity against the...