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American winger Wright signs with Dutch club Venlo

Jul. 12, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

Haji Wright, a 21-year-old American winger, signed a one-year contract with Venlo on Friday that gives the Dutch club an additional one-year option. Wright had been with Germany's Schalke since April 2016 and made his first-team debut last Nov. 24 as an 88th-minute substitute against Nuremberg. He scored on Dec....

US Women win 4th World Cup title, eye gender equality

Jul. 8, 2019 5:25 AM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — After every goal celebration and all the confident posturing, the U.S. national team backed up its swagger at the Women's World Cup by winning it all. The Americans also took a swipe at gender inequity, too. The United States won its record fourth Women's World Cup title and second in a...

US wins 4th World Cup title, 2nd in a row, beats Dutch 2-0

Jul. 7, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Megan Rapinoe stood on the field, arms outstretched, striking her now trademark victory pose symbolizing the confidence of a U.S. team that celebrated and savored each triumph at the Women's World Cup. Rapinoe won the Golden Ball as top player and the Golden Boot as top scorer, and the...

Netherlands still waiting for World Cup glory

Jul. 7, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — The long and agonizing wait goes on for the Netherlands, whose men's and women's teams are now 0-4 combined in World Cup finals. On the 45th anniversary of the men's team losing its first World Cup final to West Germany, the women's team was beaten 2-0 by the United States in its first...

Brazil looks to future, Peru chases glory at Copa América

Jul. 6, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Can a team that was trashed by the favorites in a major soccer tournament win a final against the same opponent only two weeks later? The answer will be known on Sunday after Copa América host Brazil takes on underdogs Peru in an unexpected final at Rio de Janeiro's historic...

After judo gold, Jackie Groenen now wants World Cup glory

Jul. 4, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Netherlands midfielder Jackie Groenen's route to the World Cup final has been unusual by any standards, one which saw her starring at judo before attempting to represent a different nation at soccer. Born in the Netherlands, the 24-year-old Groenen grew up in a small Belgian village in...

Correction: WWCup-Sweden-Germany story

Jun. 30, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

RENNES, France (AP) — In a story June 29 about Sweden ousting Germany at the Women's World Cup, The Associated Press erroneously reported details of the 2003 World Cup final involving both teams. The score was Germany 2, Sweden 1, not 2-0, and the game was played in Carson, California, not Shanghai. A...

Italy, Netherlands try to advance in heat wave

Jun. 28, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

VALENCIENNES, France (AP) — Italy and the Netherlands are hot about the heat. Contesting the only Women's World Cup quarterfinal being played in the afternoon means playing in some of the harshest temperatures of the French heat wave. And the teams aren't happy. The Netherlands even asked FIFA to shift...

Investment pays off as Europe dominates Women's World Cup

Jun. 26, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

LE HAVRE, France (AP) — Even Netherlands forward Lineth Beerensteyn had to check that the number was right. "Oh my God — seven," she exclaimed. "That's a lot." Europe sure is dominating this Women's World Cup. The Netherlands made it a record seven European teams in the quarterfinals by knocking out...

It's on: The World Cup clash between the US and France

Jun. 25, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — It wasn't just the fans who were looking forward to a quarterfinal clash between France and the defending champion United States at the Women's World Cup. Megan Rapinoe clearly was, too. "I hope it's huge and crazy. That's what it should be," Rapinoe said just after the match was set. "This is...