Latest Sweden National Soccer Team News

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...

The Latest: Parade for World Cup champions set in NYC

Jul. 7, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — The Latest on the Women's World Cup final (all times local): 7:55 p.m. New York City is ready to celebrate the U.S. women's national team for its victory in the Women's World Cup. Shortly after the team's win Sunday in Lyon, France, Mayor Bill de Blasio took to Twitter to announce a...

US looks to complete its French summer with a final win

Jul. 7, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — The United States is about to conclude its summer in France with an opportunity to further cement its place as the best team on the international stage. The U.S. faces the Netherlands on Sunday for the Women's World Cup championship. A victory would give the Americans a second straight...

Sweden beats England 2-1 to take third at Women's World Cup

Jul. 6, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — Kosovare Asllani and Sofia Jakobsson each scored and Sweden beat England 2-1 Saturday night to take third place in the Women's World Cup. Asllani, who was taken off the field in a stretcher during Sweden's semifinal loss to the Netherlands, started Saturday and gave the Swedes the lead...

England's Carney to retire after third-place playoff

Jul. 5, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

One of England's longest-serving players will make her last appearance Saturday. Karen Carney announced her retirement Friday, on the eve of England's third-place playoff against Sweden at the Women's World Cup. "My mind still wants to do everything and it still can but I don't think my body can anymore," said...

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...

Dutch reach first Women's World Cup final, will face US

Jul. 3, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — When Jackie Groenen received the ball, even though she was outside the penalty area, the Dutch midfielder knew she had to seize her opening. It was 99 minutes into a grueling Women's World Cup semifinal, and neither the Netherlands nor Sweden was finding a clear path to the goal...

Goalkeeper Lindahl's efforts not enough, Sweden falls short

Jul. 3, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Sweden's World Cup title bid was ended by one-touch Dutch magic. It only took a few seconds for the Netherlands to carve Sweden open from midfield to the edge of the penalty area, where Jackie Groenen advanced to hit a superb low shot past goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl. She was powerless to...

Morgan scores and Naeher saves in 2-1 victory over England

Jul. 2, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — With Alex Morgan's cheeky tea-sipping celebration and a postgame mobbing of goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, the United States has moved a step closer to successfully defending its latest Women's World Cup title. Morgan scored the go-ahead goal and Naeher preserved the 2-1 semifinal victory...

Rapinoe hopes to be ready for final despite hamstring strain

Jul. 2, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — A minor hamstring strain kept star forward Megan Rapinoe out of the United States' nail-biting 2-1 win over England in the Women's World Cup semifinals Tuesday night. It didn't stop her from pouring off the bench with the other substitutes to congratulate their teammates, and Rapinoe is...