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A squad built in weeks: Man United women's team is revived

Aug. 17, 2018 3:08 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Within a few weeks, Casey Stoney has completed the job many soccer coaches would envy and some find daunting: Assembling a squad completely from scratch. Thirteen years after Manchester United women's team was disbanded to prioritize resources on the men, gender equality has...

Juventus wins MLS All-Star Game on penalties after 1-1 draw

Aug. 2, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Josef Martinez posed defiantly alongside the goal while pyrotechnics went off in front of the giddy Atlanta fans. It was a familiar stance for the MLS scoring machine. In the end, the celebration belonged to Juventus. The Italian powerhouse prevailed on penalty kicks in the MLS All-Star Game...

Hat's off! Alex Morgan's 3-goal game leads US past Japan 4-2

Jul. 26, 2018 10:16 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — As a wave of energetic young players make inroads with the U.S. national team, Alex Morgan admitted to feeling a bit of pressure from coach Jill Ellis to continue to perform at a high level. Hard to get much higher than Thursday night. Morgan capped a seemingly effortless hat trick...

USOC dismisses Hope Solo's complaint about US Soccer

Jul. 26, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee has dismissed a complaint by former U.S. women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo that accused the U.S. Soccer Federation of illegally favoring Major League Soccer. Solo filed the complaint in January when she was among the candidates running for...

The Latest: Croats, Russians agree _ the game was amazing

Jul. 7, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Croatian fans in Sochi have been delighted with their team's World Cup quarterfinal win over Russia and even Russians have been excited by the game. Iva Majoli of Zagreb says "It was amazing, of course. It was an amazing...

Ovechkin shows off the Stanley Cup at the World Cup

Jul. 7, 2018 10:28 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Alex Ovechkin has brought the Stanley Cup to the World Cup. The Washington Capitals captain took the NHL trophy to a fan zone in Moscow where World Cup games are screened. With the Russian National Guard providing security, Ovechkin lifted the cup above his head in front of a crowd of fans,...

Column: At World Cup, inexperience can be a winning formula

Jul. 2, 2018 8:34 AM EDT

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — When Kylian Mbappe broke the Internet with a World Cup performance unmatched since Pele, the coach who made it possible fittingly set a record, too. The 4-3 victory over Argentina that earned France a quarterfinal against Uruguay was Didier Deschamps' 80th game in charge of Les Bleus....

Messi and Ronaldo exit World Cup without titles

Jun. 30, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Lionel Messi stared, hands on hips, pain etched across a face once boyish and filled with limitless joy, now obscured by a brown beard and hardened by expectations for his nation unmet. Four hours later and 950 miles (1,530 kilometers) away, Cristiano Ronaldo's eyes were wide in anger as he...

Colombia and Senegal unafraid to show joy at the World Cup

Jun. 27, 2018 2:11 PM EDT

SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Senegal and Colombia are keeping it loose at the World Cup while remaining focused on the goal. Both teams are comfortable showing emotion, and there should be plenty when they meet Thursday in a decisive final group stage match in Samara. Senegal, with its big following of jubilant...