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Costa Rica defender Carol Sanchez (6) pushes back on United States forward Christen Press (20) as she brings down the ball during the second half of a Concacaf women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Press rolls as US secures spot in Tokyo Olympics

Feb. 8, 2020 7:58 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Christen Press is on a tear with goals in her past six games, focused on the U.S. national team's next big task: the Olympics. A longtime scoring threat, often as a spark off the bench, Press is making a case for a starting role with her latest outburst. She is just the fifth U.S....

U.S. players celebrate after a goal by midfielder Rose Lavelle, second from right, during the first half of a CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer match against Mexico on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

The US women down Mexico 4-0 to secure an Olympic spot

Feb. 8, 2020 2:06 AM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Samantha Mewis' goal on a blistering free kick in the second half against Mexico left no doubt that the United States was on its way to the Olympics. Mewis scored twice and the U.S. national team secured its place in Tokyo this summer with a 4-0 semifinal victory Friday night in the...

Costa Rica defender Maria Coto (3) and United States forward Christen Press (20) both go for a header during the second half of a Concacaf women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

US guarding against letdown with Olympic berth on line

Feb. 6, 2020 6:59 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The United States isn’t really motivated by what happened four years ago in the Rio Games as the team heads into an all-important Olympic qualifying match Friday night. Coming off a World Cup championship in France last summer, the United States just wants to guard against any...

Canada's Christine Sinclair celebrates after scoring against St. Kitts and Nevis in a CONCACAF Olympic qualifying match Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Edinburg, Texas. Sinclair broke Abby Wambach's record of 184 goals. (AP Photo/Joel Martinez)

Canada's humble star Sinclair gets pushed into spotlight

Feb. 5, 2020 6:38 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Christine Sinclair says she's sorry she hasn't gotten back to all the well-wishers who reached out after she set the international goals record. Canada's veteran striker didn't get much time to celebrate or reflect last week after she scored a pair of goals in an Olympic qualifying...

Sinclair adds to her record and Canada downs Mexico 2-0

Feb. 4, 2020 8:40 PM EST

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Christine Sinclair extended her international career goals record when she scored in the 26th minute, and Canada went on to defeat Mexico 2-0 on Tuesday night in the final group stage match at the CONCACAF Women's Olympic qualifying tournament. Canada advances to face Costa Rica in...

United States midfielder Julie Ertz (8) and Costa Rica midfielder Raquel Chacon (20) collide as they go for a header while Costa Rica forward Maria Salas (17), midfielder Lindsey Horan (9) and midfielder Katherine Alvarado (16) look on during the first half of a CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

US women beat Costa Rica 6-0, win Olympic qualifying group

Feb. 4, 2020 12:33 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Christen Press and Samantha Mewis each scored a pair of goals and the United States beat Costa Rica 6-0 on Monday night to finish atop its group in the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament. The World Cup-winning U.S. team extended its unbeaten streak to 26 games. The Americans...

U.S. forward Megan Rapinoe (15) moves the ball under pressure from Panama defender Hilary Jaen (4) during the first half of a CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

US downs Panama 8-0 in Olympic qualifying tournament

Jan. 31, 2020 10:49 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Lindsey Horan scored three goals and the U.S. national team downed Panama 8-0 on Friday night in the the group stage of the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament. Panama goalkeeper Yenith Bailey got tangled up with one of her own players and Horan took advantage, scoring in the...

United States forward Christen Press (20) passes the ball in front of Haiti defender Chelsea Surprise (3) during the first half of a women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

US women defeat Haiti 4-0 to open Olympic qualifying

Jan. 28, 2020 11:05 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Christen Press scored the opening goal off a shoeless assist from Lynn Williams and the United States beat Haiti 4-0 on Tuesday in its opening match of the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament. The U.S., which won the Women's World Cup last summer, extended its unbeaten streak to...

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...

Fifth annual SheBelieves Cup field includes US, England

Jan. 13, 2020 2:18 PM EST

The Women's World Cup champion U.S. team will face Spain and England, two teams it defeated on the way to the title, as well as Japan in the fifth annual SheBelieves Cup kicking off in March. Doubleheader matches in the round robin-style tournament will be held in Orlando, Florida, on March 5, in Harrison, New...