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The final insult: Women compete with Copa America, CONCACAF

Jul. 5, 2019 12:44 AM EDT

Megan Rapinoe considers Sunday to be the final insult. Just a few hours after the United States and the Netherlands meet in the Women's World Cup final in France, Brazil or Peru will celebrate winning the Copa America, South America's men's championship. And then at night, the United States or Mexico will win the...

Megan Rapinoe is being, well, Megan Rapinoe at the World Cup

Jun. 29, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — With a colorful vocabulary and manner to match her pinkish-purple hair, Megan Rapinoe stands out simply by being Megan Rapinoe. She celebrated her two goals in the quarterfinal match against France at the Women's World Cup by raising both arms in victory, reminiscent of Russell Crowe in...

Defending champion US plays Spain to open knockout stage

Jun. 23, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

REIMS, France (AP) — Spain coach Jorge Vilda says part of the challenge in facing the United States is making sure his players aren't intimidated by the defending Women's World Cup champions. Spain faces the top-ranked U.S. team Monday in Reims, marking the first time La Roja will appear in the knockout...

Working mom: McDonald balances World Cup, 7-year-old son

Jun. 23, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Jessica McDonald quickly was put in her place by Jeremiah , her 7-year-old son. "I tried to explain to him: 'Buddy, we're going to the World Cup,'" the American forward remembered. "And he's just like: 'OK, can I have a toy now?'" A 31-year-old forward, McDonald made her World Cup debut at the...

World Cup's top teams enter knockout stage on a roll

Jun. 21, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

While it may be tempting to look ahead to the quarterfinals and a possible clash with France, the defending champion U.S. has thrived at the Women's World Cup by keeping its focus on the present. The Americans will face Spain in the round of 16 on Monday in Reims as the tournament enters the win-or-go-home phase....

City of Light could use some sparkle for Women's World Cup

Jun. 21, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Where is that World Cup buzz, FIFA? On days the United States plays, thousands of fans clad in red, white and blue have filled the boulevards, bistros and brasseries of Reims, Paris and Le Havre. The stadiums also have been packed for Les Bleues, who hope to follow Les Bleus' triumph at last...

Marta sets record with 17th World Cup goal in Brazil victory

Jun. 18, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

Marta set a record for men and women with her 17th career World Cup goal in Brazil's 1-0 victory over Italy on Tuesday night at Valenciennes that advanced the Selecao to the knockout rounds for the sixth straight time. The 33-year-old forward, playing in her fifth World Cup, scored on a penalty kick in the 74th...

Brazil not eager to advance by settling for a draw

Jun. 17, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A draw is all it would take for Brazil to advance in the Women's World Cup. Brazilian star Marta has zero desire to play 90 minutes aiming only to tie Italy in the Group C match Tuesday at Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes. "To play for a draw? I don't like to enter a match thinking about...

Australia and Sam Kerr quiet the haters at the World Cup

Jun. 17, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

Australia's path to the Women's World Cup was turbulent even before its upset loss in the opening round. That loss to Italy in stoppage time was a terrible start for a team that some consider one of the tournament favorites. The Matildas feature Sam Kerr, their back-flipping global superstar captain, and the...

Argentina soaring after historic opener, eager for England

Jun. 13, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Argentina was absolutely giddy after earning its first ever point in Women's World Cup competition with a draw against Japan in the opening round. The Argentinian squad is ranked 37th in the world — three spots below the Thailand team routed 13-0 by the United States — and the...