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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...

US plays to 1-1 draw in final game for retiring coach Ellis

Oct. 6, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Megan Rapinoe will miss Jill Ellis running the U.S. women's national team. "A lot, I think," star forward Rapinoe said after the U.S. tied South Korea 1-1 on Sunday in the final game for Ellis on the exhibition tour of the two-time Women's World Cup champions. "It's such an intimate...

US women's soccer coach Jill Ellis preps for last game

Oct. 5, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Retiring U.S. Soccer women's national team coach Jill Ellis already knows she'll be emotional on Sunday at Soldier Field. The two-time FIFA women's coach of the year will lead the World Cup champions in the finale of their six-game victory tour when the U.S. team faces South Korea. "We built...

US national women’s team beats South Korea 2-0

Oct. 3, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Megan Rapinoe had two assists in her first national team game since the World Cup and the United States beat South Korea 2-0 on Thursday night for its 17th straight victory. Coach Jill Ellis earned her 106th victory as coach of the United States, passing Tony DiCicco for most wins...

Rapinoe, Messi win FIFA player of the year awards

Sep. 24, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Lionel Messi won his sixth FIFA player of the year award, while Megan Rapinoe won her first at a lavish ceremony at Milan's iconic Teatro all Scala on Monday. Rapinoe was rewarded at the FIFA Best awards for leading the United States to the women's World Cup title in July, as was Jill Ellis...

The Latest: Rapinoe wins FIFA player of the year award

Sep. 23, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on FIFA Best awards at Milan's Teatro alla Scala (all times local): 10:05 p.m. United States forward Megan Rapinoe beat World Cup-winning teammate Alex Morgan to the FIFA women's player of the year award. Rapinoe scored six goals to help the U.S. win the women's World Cup, earning...

US to end 2019 with matches against Sweden, Costa Rica

Sep. 18, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Women's World Cup champion U.S. team will wrap up 2019 with matches against Sweden and Costa Rica. U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday that the U.S. will face Sweden in Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 7 and Costa Rica in Jacksonville, Florida, on Nov. 10. The team is wrapping up its World Cup...

Lloyd scores 2, US women beat Portugal again on victory tour

Sep. 3, 2019 10:37 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Carli Lloyd scored twice and the U.S. national team extended its winning streak to 16 games with a 3-0 exhibition victory over Portugal on Tuesday night. It was Jill Ellis' 105th victory as the U.S. coach, tying her with Tony DiCicco's record from 1994-1999. Ellis, now 105-7-18,...