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Pulisic wants opponents to fear US, knows it will take time

Mar. 20, 2019 3:23 AM EDT

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — Christian Pulisic has a vision of a transformed U.S. soccer team, a red-white-and-blue power that gives opponents sleepless nights similar the nightmares that plague players on the eve of facing Brazil or Germany. "I want them to fear them like a big team," he said Tuesday, quickly...

Marketing group fined $1 million in FIFA corruption case

Mar. 18, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge ordered a sports marketing group on Monday to pay a total of $1 million in fines in the FIFA soccer scandal. U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen fined Traffic Sports International and Traffic Sports USA at a hearing federal court in Brooklyn. The companies had been implicated in the...

Megan Rapinoe looks toward NWSL season, World Cup

Mar. 7, 2019 11:05 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Just a bit of fine tuning and Megan Rapinoe should be ready for the World Cup. The outspoken 33-year-old winger with her shock of blond hair is not new to this process. She's been to the last two World Cups, including the 2015 tournament in Canada that the United States won. While she's...

US wraps up SheBelieves Cup with 1-0 win over Brazil

Mar. 5, 2019 11:48 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — While the United States didn't win the SheBelieves Cup tournament on home soil, coach Jill Ellis is still encouraged with the team's progress as it prepares for the women's World Cup. Tobin Heath scored in the first half and the United States finished the SheBelieves Cup with a 1-0...

England wins SheBelieves Cup with 3-0 victory over Japan

Mar. 5, 2019 7:31 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — England scored three goals in the first 30 minutes and the Lionesses went on to defeat Japan 3-0 on Tuesday to win the SheBelieves Cup. Lucy Staniforth scored from out front in the 12th minute for her second international goal, giving England the early lead. Karen Carney's header in the...

Neymar says 2 injuries, not 1, affected World Cup displays

Mar. 3, 2019 6:13 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar was battling back from two injuries, not one, at last year's World Cup. In a 2-hour interview with TV Globo on Sunday, Neymar said a problem in his right ankle was affecting his recovery in Russia, as well as the metatarsal fracture in the...

Japan beats Brazil 3-1 with 2 late goals at SheBelieves Cup

Mar. 2, 2019 4:10 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rikako Kobayashi scored on a header in the 81st minute, and Japan beat Brazil 3-1 Saturday in the SheBelieves Cup tournament. Japan scored twice in the final 10 minutes to close out the win in the round-robin tuneup for the Women's World Cup in June. Yui Hasegawa padded the lead in...

US ties Japan 2-2 in Women's World Cup tuneup

Feb. 27, 2019 10:40 PM EST

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Jill Ellis watched her team lose a chance to beat a rival in the final minutes. The U.S. women's soccer coach did not, however, lose any confidence ahead of the Women's World Cup. Alex Morgan scored her 99th international goal, but Yuka Momiki responded with a stoppage-time equalizer...

Mead's goal gives England 2-1 victory over Brazil

Feb. 27, 2019 6:16 PM EST

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Beth Mead scored the go-ahead goal in the 75th minute and England defeated Brazil 2-1 Wednesday in the opening match of the SheBelieves Cup tournament. Andressa Alves converted a penalty kick in the 16th minute to give Brazil the early lead before Ellen White equalized with a shot to...

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...