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FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, United States' Rose Lavelle, left, is challenged by Netherlands' Danielle Van De Donk during the Women's World Cup final soccer at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. Twenty players have been named to the U.S. women's soccer team that will play for a spot in the Tokyo Olympics. Coach Andonovski announced the roster for the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)

US Olympic qualifying roster minus 5 from World Cup team

Jan. 17, 2020 2:56 PM EST

The United States’ roster for the upcoming CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament will look very similar to the one that won the Women’s World Cup in France, with notable exceptions. Alex Morgan, Mallory Pugh, Allie Long, Morgan Brian and Tierna Davidson were on the title team but were left off the...

In this photo taken Jan. 3, 2020, Oregon women's soccer coach Graeme Abel talks about his new job with the Ducks in Eugene, Ore. Abel was an assistant coach under Jill Ellis with the U.S. women's national team and a veteran of the team's two World Cup titles. (AP Photo/Anne M. Peterson)

Women's World Cup vet Graeme Abel takes on top job at Oregon

Jan. 6, 2020 5:53 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A rousing ovation greeted new Oregon women's soccer coach Graeme Abel when he was introduced to Ducks fans during the Pac-12 opener for the school's second-ranked women's basketball team. Less than a month ago, Abel was an assistant with the U.S. women's national team and a veteran of...

Laura Harvey named coach of U20 women's national soccer team

Jan. 6, 2020 2:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Laura Harvey has been named head coach of the under-20 women's national team heading into that level's World Cup qualifying tournament. Harvey has been a coach in the National Women's Soccer League since its start in 2013. She was coach of the Utah Royals for the past two years after five...

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2017, file photo, United States defender Julie Ertz (8) celebrates after scoring a goal against New Zealand during the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Commerce City, Colo. Ertz has been named the U.S. Soccer women's Player of the Year on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, for the second time. Ertz also won the award in 2017 and she won the federation's Young Player of the Year honors in 2012. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

Julie Ertz named US Soccer women's player of the year

Dec. 13, 2019 12:42 PM EST

Julie Ertz was named the U.S. Soccer women's Player of the Year on Friday for the second time. Ertz, a versatile midfielder who also won the award in 2017, was on the U.S. teams that won World Cup championships in 2015 and again this summer in France. Ertz, who played a more defensive role in 2015, scored her...