Women's soccer

United States' Megan Rapinoe warms up before the Women's World Cup semifinal soccer match between England and the United States, at the Stade de Lyon outside Lyon, France, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 03, 2019 - 4:14 pm
LYON, France (AP) — Still facing a backlash over saying she wouldn't visit the White House if the United States wins the World Cup, Megan Rapinoe said Wednesday that she considers herself a proud American. "I think that I'm particularly, uniquely and very deeply American," she said. "If we want to...
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United States goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher saves a penalty shot taken by England's Steph Houghton during the Women's World Cup semifinal soccer match between England and the United States, at the Stade de Lyon, outside Lyon, France, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
July 03, 2019 - 2:37 pm
LYON, France (AP) — Alyssa Naeher finally escaped Hope Solo's shadow with her smothering save of a penalty kick. Endlessly compared to her controversial predecessor on the U.S. national team, Naeher cemented her own legacy when she preserved the United States' 2-1 semifinal win over England. It was...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino watches a Copa America Group A soccer match between Brazil and Peru at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, June 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
July 03, 2019 - 11:22 am
LYON, France (AP) — The coach of the Afghanistan women's soccer team is "disgusted" with Gianni Infantino over the handling of sexual abuse cases and calls on the FIFA president to resign. FIFA banned Keramuudin Karim for life from soccer last month for repeated sexual abuse of female players while...
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England's Lucy Bronze lies on the pitch in dejection at the end of the Women's World Cup semifinal soccer match between England and the United States, at the Stade de Lyon outside Lyon, France, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
July 02, 2019 - 9:57 pm
LYON, France (AP) — As the Americans raced to huddle in celebration, Lucy Bronze couldn't bear to take in the scene. Drained and distressed by another World Cup semifinal loss with England, the defender collapsed to the field and lay face down. It was a moment to reflect and dwell on what could...
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United States' Alex Morgan, left, celebrates her side's second goal during the Women's World Cup semifinal soccer match between England and the United States, at the Stade de Lyon outside Lyon, France, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
July 02, 2019 - 8:13 pm
It wasn't Brandi Chastain ripping off her jersey, a World Cup moment that still resonates 20 years later. For this Women's World Cup, though, Alex Morgan's extended pinky was a signature moment of its own. Whether it was pure brilliance or purely cheesy depends largely on which side of the pond you...
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United States' Alex Morgan celebrates after scoring her side's second goal during the Women's World Cup semifinal soccer match between England and the United States, at the Stade de Lyon, outside Lyon, France, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
July 02, 2019 - 8:00 pm
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...
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United States' Megan Rapinoe pauses during a training session of the US Women's Soccer team at a training ground in Lyon, France, Monday, July 1, 2019. The US will face England in a Women's World Cup semifinal match Tuesday in Lyon. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
July 02, 2019 - 2:43 pm
LYON, France (AP) — Megan Rapinoe was not in the starting lineup for the United States in the Women's World Cup semifinal match against England on Tuesday night. Rapinoe has two goals in each of the last two games for the United States and five for the tournament. She shares the lead for most goals...
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England head coach Philip Neville, right, applaudes as England's scorer Ellen White, left, and her teammates celebrate the opening goal during the Women's World Cup Group D soccer match between Japan and England at the Stade de Nice in Nice, France, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
July 01, 2019 - 3:48 pm
LYON, France (AP) — Phil Neville's path to the Women's World Cup semifinals began with a phone call persuading him to consider the England manager's job. Late in 2017, Sue Campbell, the baroness in charge of English women's soccer, was bemoaning the lack of female coaches to fill the vacancy after...
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England's Ellen White, left, celebrates with teammates Karen Bardsley, center, and Steph Houghton, right, during the Women's World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Norway and England at the Oceane stadium in Le Havre, France, Thursday, June 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 01, 2019 - 2:42 pm
LYON, France (AP) — England coach Phil Neville says the United States has a ruthless streak. It's one of the reasons the U.S. has never missed the semifinals at the Women's World Cup, and why the team has three overall titles, more than any other nation. "America has got that ruthless streak of...
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Sweden coach Peter Gerhardsson, middle, talks to players as they take a drinks brake during the of the Women's World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Germany and Sweden at Roazhon Park in Rennes, France, Saturday, June 29, 2019. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
July 01, 2019 - 12:24 pm
LYON, France (AP) — Sweden's coach has a simple message for his players ahead of their Women's World Cup semifinal against the Netherlands. Approach Wednesday's game like when you first kicked a ball around, playing soccer with your friends all those years ago. "As a kid you start to play football...
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