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US defeats Brazil 4-1 to clinch Tournament of Nations title

Aug. 2, 2018 11:13 PM EDT

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Julie Ertz, Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan scored second-half goals and the United States took control to beat Brazil 4-1 on Thursday night for the Tournament of Nations title. Heath's curling goal in the 62nd minute put the United States up 3-1 and gave the team the margin it needed...

Horan's late goal pulls US into 1-1 draw with Australia.

Jul. 29, 2018 9:34 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Lindsey Horan scored in the 90th minute to give the United States a 1-1 draw with Australia on Sunday night in the Tournament of Nations. Horan scored on a bouncing header off a well-placed corner kick from Megan Rapinoe. The tie extended the Americans' undefeated streak to 18...

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...

US women view Tournament of Nations as World Cup tuneup

Jul. 25, 2018 2:41 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Amy Rodriguez and Becky Sauerbrunn arrived in Kansas City this week with their focus somewhat split. The veterans of the U.S. women's national team understand the importance of the four-team Tournament of Nations, which begins with a match against Japan on Thursday night. And they...

Mbappe, Modric on 10-man list for FIFA best player award

Jul. 24, 2018 10:57 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — World Cup stars Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric will lead the challenge against a decade-long dominance of FIFA's best player award by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Mbappe, the teenage star of France's World Cup-winning team, and Modric, the Croatia captain who was named the tournament's...

The next senior World Cup is in France, not Qatar

Jul. 17, 2018 12:46 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The "next" World Cup got plenty of hype in Russia. A massive cube was alight with video images of "Qatar 2022" in Gorky Park, while the ground floor of the high-end shopping mall at Red Square was devoted to displays touting the event. But apart from a social media campaign, there was little...

The Latest: Pussy Riot charged in protest at World Cup final

Jul. 15, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:43 a.m. Authorities in Moscow have charged members of the punk protest group Pussy Riot with "violation of spectators' rights" and illegally wearing police symbols when they ran onto the field during the World Cup final. The Interfax...

Pussy Riot upstages Putin with protest that halts World Cup

Jul. 15, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Protest group Pussy Riot, long a thorn in Vladimir Putin's side, claimed responsibility Sunday for four people who brought the World Cup final to a brief halt by running onto the field dressed in police uniforms as the Russian president and a global audience watched. Stewards tackled the...

Russian women push back at shaming over World Cup dating

Jul. 15, 2018 3:20 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women. Russian women who have dated the soccer fans have been shamed by some Russian commentators, denounced for allegedly...

The Latest: Croatia defender demands respect at World Cup

Jul. 11, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 2 a.m. Croatia defender Dejan Lovren says people should show him more respect now he's going to play in a World Cup final. Lovren says "I deserve this" after Croatia's 2-1 extra-time win over England, and used an expletive to...