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US victory most-viewed match this year but down from 2015

Jul. 8, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

The United States' 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in Sunday's FIFA Women's World Cup final averaged nearly 15.6 million U.S. viewers on English- and Spanish-language television. It was the most-viewed match this season, but a decrease from the 2015 final. The match averaged 14.27 million viewers on Fox,...

US-England game averaged just over 7 million viewers on Fox

Jul. 3, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

The Americans' 2-1 victory over England in Tuesday's Women's World Cup semifinal averaged nearly 8 million U.S. viewers on English- and Spanish-language television. The match averaged 7.025 million viewers on Fox, according to the network and Nielsen, and peaked at more than 9 million over the late stages of the...

Alex Morgan adjusts her game at Women's World Cup

Jun. 30, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — After collecting five goals in her first game, Alex Morgan is getting a lot of attention at the Women's World Cup — from defenders. The U.S. forward has been shut down scoring-wise ever since her splash in the opener, as opponents have honed in on her, often with physical play....

Rapinoe scores twice to lead US past France 2-1 in World Cup

Jun. 28, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Controversy didn't drive Megan Rapinoe, the big moment did. Rapinoe turned turmoil into triumph Friday night, scoring twice in the much-anticipated clash with host France to send the defending champion United States into the semifinals of the Women's World Cup with a 2-1 victory. Two days...

France may not have trophies, but it's hardly an underdog

Jun. 27, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The United States has its ranking and its trophies, and that's all the motivation France needs. The Americans face the French on Friday night at the Women's World Cup, a match that's been described as a final in the quarterfinals. It really has it all: The defending champions against the...

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...

US in the World Cup quarterfinals after 2-1 win over Spain

Jun. 24, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

REIMS, France (AP) — Spain tested the United States like no other team at the Women's World Cup. The U.S. looked disorganized at times facing Spain's aggressive and physical style before pulling out a 2-1 victory Monday night. It could have been just what the Americans needed: France is waiting. Megan...

European vacation over, Naeher and US bounce back up

Jun. 24, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

REIMS, France (AP) — Alyssa Naeher's European vacation ended quickly Monday night. After three games with little to do, the 31-year-old American goalkeeper blundered in her first World Cup knockout match, playing a short pass to Becky Sauerbrunn that led to Spain's tying goal just 2 minutes, 40 seconds...

France beats Brazil 2-1 in extra time, reaches WCup quarters

Jun. 23, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

As the score remained tied in extra time and the clock ticked toward a penalty kicks shootout, France's stress kept increasing. Hosting the Women's World Cup, Les Bleues are expected to win the title or at least come close. "It's not simple. We're playing on our home turf," coach Corinne Diacre said through a...