Women's soccer

FILE - In this April 7, 2019, file photo, United States defender Ali Krieger (11) runs during an international friendly soccer match against Belgium, in Los Angeles. Defender Ali Krieger and midfielders Allie Long and Morgan Brian have been included on the U.S. national team roster for the Women’s World Cup in France. All three were widely considered on the bubble for the 23-player roster announced Thursday, May 2, 2019, by coach Jill Ellis. The United States is the defending champion of soccer’s premier tournament, which starts on June 7. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
May 02, 2019 - 3:40 pm
Experience was a factor in coach Jill Ellis' decision to include defender Ali Krieger and midfielders Allie Long and Morgan Brian on the U.S. team that will seek to defend its title at the Women's World Cup. All three were widely considered to be on the bubble for the 23-player roster for France...
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and AC Fiorentina, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, April 20, 2019. Juventus clinched a record-extending eighth successive Serie A title, with five matches to spare, after it defeated Fiorentina 2-1. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
April 20, 2019 - 2:22 pm
ROME (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo played a key role in the winning goal and Juventus beat Fiorentina 2-1 Saturday to clinch a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title. It's the first time in Europe's five major leagues — Italy, England, Spain, Germany and France — that a club has won eight...
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In this photo Sept. 20, 2018, file photo, North Carolina Courage coach Paul Riley is interviewed by a reporter next to the trophy for the National Women's Soccer League championship during a media event at Nike in Beaverton, Ore. The National Women’s Soccer League opens its seventh season this weekend with lingering some questions about the overall health of the league but the encouraging possibility of a World Cup “bump.” (AP Photo/Anne M. Peterson, File)
April 13, 2019 - 10:19 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The NWSL opens its seventh season this weekend with some lingering questions about its health, but also the encouraging possibility of a "bump" from the World Cup. The National Women's Soccer League has already outlasted any of the other previous pro women's leagues in the...
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April 12, 2019 - 9:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. and LA Galaxy star Landon Donovan will be a studio analyst for Fox's coverage of the CONCACAF Gold Cup along with his national team and club coach Bruce Arena. Donovan also worked for Fox during the 2016 Copa America and the 2017 Gold Cup. Fox said Friday that Cobi Jones...
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Belgium defender Heleen Jaques (4) grabs United States forward Carli Lloyd (10) during the first half of their international friendly soccer match Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
April 08, 2019 - 5:04 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carli Lloyd realizes millions of casual soccer fans don't follow the international game outside the World Cup. Some American fans haven't paid close attention to the U.S. women's national team since Lloyd got her iconic hat trick to win the Final four years ago in Vancouver. When...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, U.S. goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher stops a shot against Japan during the first half of a Tournament of Nations soccer match, in Carson, Calif. Naeher recalls that as a freshman in college a teammate told her she couldn't afford to be intimidated. The U.S. national team goalkeeper carries that advice as she prepares for the World Cup. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
April 02, 2019 - 4:28 pm
When Alyssa Naeher was a college freshman, a senior Penn State teammate told her she couldn't afford to be intimidated. The U.S. national team goalkeeper still carries the advice that Ali Krieger gave her as she readies for the upcoming World Cup. She's not only undaunted by the opponents she faces...
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