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Soccer's All Whites face name change over racial connotation

Aug. 22, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Football is reported to be considering dropping the “All Whites” nickname of its national men’s soccer team because of its racial connotation. While NZF has not confirmed it may discard the name, it says it is carrying...

US advances to quarterfinals after 0-0 draw with Australia

Jul. 27, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

KASHIMA, Japan (AP) — The United States did what was necessary to advance at the Tokyo Olympics, it just wasn't exactly the high-flying offensive juggernaut that the Americans are known for. The U.S. women made it through to the quarterfinals of the women's soccer...

Lloyd navigates her 4th Olympics for the US women's team

Jul. 25, 2021 05:51 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Nobody was kicking herself more than Carli Lloyd. The veteran forward was lamenting her missed chances, even though the U.S. national team defeated New Zealand 6-1 in the group stage of the women's soccer tournament at the Tokyo Olympics. ...

US rebounds from opening loss with 6-1 win over New Zealand

Jul. 24, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — After a stunning loss in the opener, the U.S. women's soccer team vowed to be ruthless against New Zealand. And they rebounded in a big way. The Americans cruised to a 6-1 rout of New Zealand in front of First Lady Jill Biden...

US women's soccer regroups after stunning loss to Sweden

Jul. 22, 2021 05:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — While it certainly wasn’t the Olympic start the U.S. women’s soccer team had anticipated, a rare loss didn’t skewer the squad’s hopes for gold. The United States fell to Sweden 3-0 Wednesday night in the team’s opener in Tokyo, snapping a 44-match...

EXPLAINER: What's the history of the Olympics protest rule?

Jul. 22, 2021 03:31 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The simple act of taking a knee felt like something more monumental when it happened on Olympic soccer pitches in Japan on the opening night of action. Players from the United States, Sweden, Chile, Britain and New Zealand women's teams went to a knee...

Sweden stuns US 3-0 in women's soccer at Olympics

Jul. 21, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sweden didn't have to bunker down on defense against the Americans this time. Stina Blackstenius scored a pair of goals and the Swedes stunned the United States at the Olympics with a 3-0 victory Wednesday in the women's soccer tournament. ...