World Cup

Alex Morgan of the USA celebrates victory with her team mates after the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Quarter Final match between France and USA at Parc des Princes on June 28, 2019 in Paris, France.
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June 30, 2019 - 11:34 am
The game was the most-watched English-language soccer telecast in the country since last year's men's World Cup final.
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United States' Megan Rapinoe celebrates after scoring her side's second goal during the Women's World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between France and the United States at the Parc des Princes, in Paris, Friday, June 28, 2019
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June 28, 2019 - 5:59 pm
Rapinoe now leads the top-ranked Americans to Lyon to face No. 3 England on Tuesday in the semifinals.
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June 25, 2019 - 2:10 pm
It wasn't just 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.
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United States goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher punches the ball across the bar during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between Sweden and the United States at Stade Océane, in Le Havre, France, Thursday, June 20, 2019.
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June 23, 2019 - 12:15 pm
Much of the attention on the United States rightly goes to its prolific offense
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US players celebrate after teammate Carli Lloyd scored their side's third goal during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between United States and Chile at Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Sunday, June 16, 2019.
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June 18, 2019 - 5:33 pm
"I think it's in our team's DNA to want to win and do really well," defender Abby Dahlkemper said Tuesday
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June 13, 2019 - 10:40 am
U.S. national team coach Jill Ellis has downplayed critical comments made by former goalkeeper Hope Solo, who said the World Cup-winning coach "cracks under pressure."
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June 12, 2019 - 2:56 pm
The goals were one thing, the celebrations another.
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US player Megan Rapinoe, front right, stretches with Ali Krieger and other team members during a US womens soccer team training session at the Tottenham Hotspur training centre in London, Thursday, June 6, 2019. The Women's World Cup starts in France on J
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June 09, 2019 - 1:58 pm
The Women's World Cup is well underway but the United States, the defending champions, are on hold.
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May 25, 2019 - 6:23 am
Long dominant on the international stage, the No. 1-ranked Americans are heading to France for the Women’s World Cup with any number of teams potentially in position to topple the defending champions.
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May 17, 2019 - 1:35 pm
By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — With the World Cup looming and women's soccer gaining ground around Europe, UEFA launched a new five-year plan for the sport on Friday. The strategy document, Time for Action , sets out how the European soccer body aims to double the number...
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