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USA vs. Iceland Women's Soccer: USWNT Clinches 2015 Algarve Cup Final Berth

The United States women's national soccer team secured a place in the 2015 Algarve Cup final on Monday, battling to a 0-0 draw with a resolute Iceland squad at the Estadio Municipal in Lagos, Portugal. The USWNT topped Group B with seven points and a 2-1-0 record.<p>The United States will be going for …

USA vs. Switzerland Women's Soccer: Date, Time, Live Stream, Algarve Cup Preview

The USA women's national soccer team started the 2015 Algarve Cup with a narrow but well-deserved 2-1 win over Norway, and they'll now face Group B leaders Switzerland on Friday in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal.<p>The Swiss beat Iceland 2-0 on Wednesday to take an early lead in Group B, with …

U.S. women’s team routs New Zealand, 4-0, before 35,817 in St. Louis

By Steven Goff<p>, Reporter<p>The U.S. women’s national soccer team played Saturday before the largest crowd for a stand-alone home friendly in its illustrious history: 35,817 at Busch Stadium, home to the St. Louis Cardinals.<p>Two months ahead of the Women’s World Cup, the Americans rewarded their …

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USA vs. Ireland Women's Soccer: Date, Time, Live Stream, 2015 Friendly Preview

The United States face Ireland in the first match of their Send-Off Series ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada in June.<p>Jillian Ellis’ side have two warm-up games before the World Cup and, after meeting Ireland in San Jose, California, on Sunday, they take on Mexico a week later.<p>Ireland …

USWNT Members Celebrate Mother's Day by Walking onto Field with Their Moms

Like Ajax did earlier in the day, members of the United States women's national team found a way to show their moms some love on Mother's Day.<p>The United States played a friendly against Ireland on Sunday in preparation for the 2015 Women's World Cup. While the players may have thought that they …

Alex Morgan to miss World Cup warmups because of knee injury

Forward Alex Morgan will miss the U.S. national team's first two warmup games for next month's women's World Cup with what is being called a bone bruise in her left knee. The U.S. plays Ireland on Sunday in San Jose before meeting Mexico on May 17 at StubHub Center in Carson.<p>"We're just being …

U.S. women's national team gets 'Simpsonized'

The U.S. women's national soccer team is heading to Springfield before the start of the Women's World Cup, with Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan and …

U.S. soccer's Carli Lloyd has high hopes for Women's World Cup

For Carli Lloyd there's only one acceptable result for the U.S. in the Women's World Cup, which kicks off next month in Canada.<p>"Anything but first place," she said, "is definitely a failure."<p>If that sounds like the bar has been placed high, it's only because Lloyd and her teammates have been slowly …

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U.S. women win warmup game against Mexico ahead of World Cup

The U.S. plays its first game in the Women's World Cup in just three weeks. So on Sunday, the team worked on some of the finishing touches for that tournament, scoring four times in the second half to beat Mexico, 5-1, before a sellout crowd of 27,000 at StubHub Center.<p>Finishing what they started …

The US has a brutal group in the Women's World Cup, but it might not even matter

But if they're going to win their first World Cup since 1999, they'll have to do it out of the toughest group in the tournament.<p>The US landed Sweden (ranked 5th in the world), Australia (10th), and Nigeria (33rd) at the draw in December. It was declared the Group of Death by FiveThirtyEight and …

The United States women’s national team’s World Cup victory tour resumes on Thursday when the Americans host Haiti at Ford Field in Detroit (7 p.m. ET, FS1) in the first of two matches this week. The two teams will play again on Sunday in Birmingham, Ala. (2:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2). Australia was the original opponent […]

The U.S. is back in action with two matches against Haiti. (Photo Copyright Erica McCaulley for The Equalizer)<p>The United States women’s national …

Here are three observations from FC Kansas City’s 3-0 victory over the Chicago Red Stars: Becky Sauerbrunn is great, but everyone on FC Kansas City defends Sauerbrunn made a sensational defensive play to help create the second goal, but the true beauty of FC Kansas City is how their attacking players defend. Case in point […]

Lauren Holiday and title holders FC Kansas City are headed back to the NWSL Championship. (Photo Courtesy FC Kansas City)<p>Here are three observations …

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PARIS – She scores when she wants, and Anja Mittag has proven that she can find the back of the net with regularity at all levels for Germany, FC Rosengard, at the 2015 World Cup and now in France. The 30-year-old striker poses a rare type of creativity and flare that makes her a top […]

Anja Mittag is enjoying her first few weeks with PSG. (Photo Copyright Harjeet Johal for The Equalizer)<p>PARIS – She scores when she wants, and Anja …

USA vs. Haiti Women's Soccer: Date, Time, Live Stream and 2015 Friendly Preview

The United States Women’s National Team will be looking to continue their remarkable run of goalscoring form when they take on Haiti in a friendly match in Detroit on Thursday.<p>Ford Field will be the venue for this one, giving the locals a chance to get a glimpse of the newly crowned world champions …

USA vs. Haiti Women's Soccer: Score and Twitter Reaction from 2015 Friendly

The United States women's national soccer team may have been hosting Haiti in a friendly, but the World Cup champion certainly didn't treat it like an exhibition as Carli Lloyd's hat trick led a 5-0 onslaught Thursday night.<p>And it could have been much worse.<p>But that's nitpicking. Christen Press and …

What is the key to Manchester City's Premier League dominance? | Sportslens

Manchester City are on top of the Premier League with 5 wins out of 5. They have a perfect 15 points and they are already 4 points ahead of 2nd …

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Michel Salgado Talks Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Rafa Benitez and More

Real Madrid’s iconic former right-back Michel Salgado has suggested the club’s current talisman Cristiano Ronaldo is under-appreciated when put in direct comparison to Lionel Messi.<p>Salgado was speaking at an event introducing La Liga ambassadors and compared the Portuguese superstar to his current …

Lionel Messi Tops List of Best Dribblers on 'FIFA 16'

With <i>FIFA 16</i> to launch on Tuesday, EA Sports has compiled a list of the best dribblers in the game.<p>Not too surprisingly, only five clubs make up the top 10, and only two players (Chelsea's Eden Hazard and Manchester City's Sergio Aguero) ply their trade in the Premier League.<p>And it won't come as too …

Zlatan Ibrahimovic books out Malmo’s main square for return with PSG

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has ensured that his return to Malmo will have as wide a local audience as possible by booking out the city’s main square for the Champions League match on 25 November.<p>The Paris Saint-Germain forward was born in the Swedish city and played for the local club between 1999 and 2001 …

Football transfers: Is the transfer fee about to be consigned to history?

<b>(CNN) —</b> It has become every bit as integral to the game of soccer as a cup final, a hat-trick, or a league title. The transfer fee -- the act of paying a sum of money for the right to move a player from club to club -- has been in existence in one form or another for over a century.<p>The associated …

Why Lionel Messi Should Spend the Rest of His Career with Barcelona

Lionel Messi continues to write the narrative for Barcelona and football generally.<p>Fifteen years ago, the Argentinian walked into the club as a fresh-faced 13-year-old with the same dreams and aspirations as thousands of other hopefuls.<p>Little did we know then the impact Messi would make on the game.<p>…

As the calendar flips to September and takes NWSL play with it for the first time, there is still much to be worked out regarding this year’s playoffs. The four combatants are known but the order remains up in the air. We know the Reign will finish first and host a semifinal and that FC […]

The Spirit are in the NWSL playoffs, but will they host a semifinal? And the Thorns are eliminated after showing flashes of their good and bad sides. …

Three years ago Lauren Holiday (then Lauren Cheney) said she was looking forward to playing in Kansas City for a coaching staff she knew little about. She embraced the opportunity to be put in an uncomfortable situation in her soccer career. Now as season three winds down and Holiday prepares to walk away from the […]

Lauren Holiday (left) would like to end her club career by repeating as NWSL champion. (Photo Copyright Patricia Giobetti for The Equalizer)<p>Three …

In women's pro soccer league, a few haves and many have-nots

Christen Press feels badly for most of her Chicago Red Stars teammates.<p>It bothers Press that the demands of both playing in the women's World Cup and of traveling to celebrate the U.S. triumph have drained her ability to help the team since returning to National Women's Soccer League play three …

Manchester City Women News | MCWFC | Manchester City FC

Women's Match Report<p>Tense shoot-out sees City secure two points Sunday, August 19, 2018 4:32 PM<p>Women's Team<p>City learn UWCL last 32 opponents Friday, …

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Pro soccer freestyler Indi Cowie becomes first female to pull off three revolution juggle trick | SIDELINE

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Ranking Chelsea's Best 5 Players in August

Chelsea have started their 2015/16 title defence more like a newly promoted side than defending English champions. Taking four points from their opening four fixtures, with a negative goal difference, Blues manager Jose Mourinho should consider the international break a blessing rather than a curse.<p>…

Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben out for four weeks with thigh injury

• Robben to miss Bayern Munich’s opening two Champions League games<br>• Winger injured during Holland’s shock Euro 2016 defeat by Iceland<p>Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben has been ruled out for four weeks after suffering a thigh injury while on international duty with Holland.<p>The winger was forced off …