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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,...

Van Dijk, Ronaldo, Messi finalists for FIFA player award

Sep. 2, 2019 7:31 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk has joined five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the three finalists for the FIFA best player award. United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the women's award. The announcement of the final three in each category —...

Lloyd, US women ease past Portugal in front of record crowd

Aug. 29, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carli Lloyd had a goal and an assist in front of her hometown fans, and the U.S. women's national team continued its post-World Cup victory tour with a 4-0 win over Portugal in front of a record crowd on Thursday night. The announced attendance of 49,504 at Lincoln Financial Field was...

Career change for Carli Lloyd? How about the NFL?

Aug. 28, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fresh off the United States' victory in the Women's World Cup, could Carli Lloyd be entertaining thoughts about a career change? The 37-year-old soccer star nailed a 55-yard field goal during a joint practice between the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens last week. And on...

Kate Markgraf hired as GM for women's national team

Aug. 12, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

Former defender Kate Markgraf has been named general manager of the U.S. women's national team, U.S. Soccer announced Monday. Markgraf will oversee the search for a coach to replace Jill Ellis, who is leaving the team in October. Ellis is stepping away from the job after leading the United States to back-to-back...

US women open victory tour, Ellis farewell, beat Ireland 3-0

Aug. 4, 2019 1:59 AM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino took time out of his vacation to drop by the Rose Bowl for a celebration of the newest women's World Cup champions. And Infantino is confident the next winners of that trophy will reap even bigger rewards in four years. Departing coach Jill Ellis and...

Ellis content to get off US women's soccer "roller coaster"

Aug. 2, 2019 9:58 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jill Ellis likened her tenure in charge of the U.S. women's national team to an amusement park ride. She also compared it to a tumultuous ride on a five-year wave. The most successful head coach in program history seems quite content to get off this merry-go-round on her own terms....

US in flux: Ellis leaves, GM coming soon and Olympics loom

Jul. 31, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

Fresh off of a repeat performance as World Cup champions, the U.S. women's national team finds itself in flux. On Tuesday, Jill Ellis announced she was stepping down after more than five years as the team's head coach. Under Ellis, the United States won eight total tournaments, including two World Cups, and lost...

US coach Jill Ellis stepping down after 2 World Cup titles

Jul. 30, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

With two Women's World Cup titles in hand, U.S. national team coach Jill Ellis says it's time to move on. Ellis announced Tuesday that she's resigning, just more than three weeks after the United States raised a second consecutive World Cup trophy following a dominant and record-setting run. She said she started...