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The best goals of the week: Carli Lloyd, Eduardo Vargas, Freddy Adu and Neto

Eduardo Vargas (CHILE v Peru)<p>Carli Lloyd (USA WOMEN v Japan)<p>Olmes García (REAL SALT LAKE v Columbus Crew)<p>Neto (CHAPECOENSE v Vasco da Gama)<p>Timmy Chandler (USA v Guatemala)<p>Madjer (Beach Football World Cup warm-up match)<p>Jonás Aguirre (River Plate v ROSARIO CENTRAL)<p>Tyrone Mears (SEATTLE SOUNDERS v DC …

Carli Lloyd

Carli Lloyd: did we witness the greatest ever performance in a US title game?

Carli Lloyd is the new American sports superstar.<p>The 2015 Golden Ball winner’s performance in the World Cup final was so dominant it raised the question – in real time, before half-time even rolled around – of whether we were witnessing the greatest performance ever in a title game in the history …

Carli Lloyd

Soccer fans petition EA to put World Cup champion U.S. women’s team on FIFA 16’s cover

After the U.S. women’s national team won the FIFA World Cup on Sunday, fans started a petition to put the women on the cover of Electronic Arts upcoming FIFA 16 soccer video game.<p>EA announced in May that it would put 12 worldwide women’s teams into FIFA 16, which debuts on Sept. 22. That was the …

How the National Women’s Soccer League Plans to Keep You Hooked After the World Cup

Jeff Plush, commissioner of the National Women's Soccer League, wants to keep you interested in women's soccer beyond just the World Cup.<p>"We had over …

Women's World Cup Final beats NBA Finals, World Series and much more

Here’s a remarkable stat for you: the 2015 Women’s World Cup scored more viewers than the clinching game of this year’s NBA Finals. The most watched …

NBA Finals

Why Is it Only Okay for Us to Be Women's Sports Fans Now?

It's been time.<p>Growing up, I was a big Yankees fan. I could recite the starting lineup backwards and forwards. I could rattle off Paul O'Neill's RBIs and OBP. I was at Yankee Stadium when David Wells pitched a perfect game (and have the Beanie Baby to prove it) and I cried when Carl Everett ruined …

Women's Sports

WATCH: President Obama calls & congratulates USWNT, invites team to White House

The White House released video of the traditional “champions’ call” from President Barack Obama to the United States women’s national team.<p>The 2015 …

USA Women's Soccer Team Celebrating Their 2015 World Cup Win

April 23 at 5:03 p.m.<p>March 25 at 10:07 p.m.<p>March 14 at 1:33 p.m.<p>November 1 at 4:50 p.m.<p>October 26 at 1:08 p.m.<p>September 18 at 10:56 a.m.

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Win Was Most-Watched Soccer Game in U.S. History — Plus, More Records They Broke!

Go girls! The United States women’s soccer team’s 5 to 2 win over Japan on Sunday, July 5, marked the most-watched soccer game in U.S. history with …

Matt Lauer

After spotlight fades, U.S. women's soccer has another challenge ahead

LOS ANGELES <b>--</b> There were dark glasses and hoarse voices and plenty of admissions of severe sleep deprivation, but the United States' victorious Women's World Cup team wasn't going to let such trivial matters get in the way Tuesday morning.<p>Less than 48 hours removed from lifting the trophy in …

U.S. Women’s soccer team World Cup win gets New York City ticker-tape parade.

The U.S. women’s soccer team winning the World Cup hardly qualifies as a surprise anymore—they’ve won it three times. What has been a pleasant …

Why the U.S. has such an amazing women's soccer team

The U.S. women's national soccer team beat Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night, securing a spot for the American women in the 2015 FIFA World Cup final. The U.S. will now play Japan in the final game at 7 p.m. on Sunday.<p>While the U.S. men's team has struggled to make it into the top echelons of world …

Title IX

Women's World Cup: Rapinoe not impressed by Blatter mindset

The U.S. midfielder says the outgoing FIFA president shouldn't earn plaudits for merely "doing the right thing" when promoting women's soccer.<p>VANCOUVER — It's safe to assume Megan Rapinoe doesn't agree with Sepp Blatter's self-proclaimed title as the "godfather" of women's soccer.<p>Discussing the …

Women's World Cup: In reduced role, Wambach on cusp of long-awaited title

The American soccer icon can finally claim a World Cup crown as the U.S. faces Japan in Sunday's final.<p>VANCOUVER — Abby Wambach can't tell you the date that she debuted for the U.S. national team. The forward wouldn't be able to remember when she became international soccer's all-time leading …

Heartbreak of 4 years ago haunts Wambach, but ‘that fuels our fire’

<b>Correction:</b> A previous version of this article incorrectly reported the number of Olympic gold meadals won by Wambach. This version has been corrected.<p>VANCOUVER — The date is seared in Abby Wambach’s mind, a daily cue reminding her and the rest of the U.S. women’s national soccer team of what they …

Veterans on U.S. women's team looking for World Cup win to seal their legacies | Fox News

With the title match looming, Abby Wambach isn't mincing words.<p>"All I care about is winning this World Cup," she said.<p>The star U.S. forward is playing in her fourth Women's World Cup, and she says it will be her last. A victory Sunday in the final against Japan would be the perfect ending to her …

U.S. vs. Japan: How they match up in Women's World Cup final

<b>USA VS. JAPAN</b><p>A quick look at who has the edge in Sunday's Women's World Cup final:<p><b>Attacking:</b> Japan's passing game is the best in the world and it will give the U.S. fits. Plus, the Japanese share the scoring as much as they share the ball, with captain Aya Miyama the only player to score more than …

Americans focus on another shot at elusive World Cup crown

There is more at stake than mere global soccer supremacy when the U.S. and Japan meet in the Women's World Cup final Sunday.<p>For a generation of U.S. players, led by star forward Abby Wambach, the game will provide one last chance at a title that has eluded the Americans for 16 years.<p>For troubled …

England beats Germany, taking third in Women's World Cup

EDMONTON, Alberta — Fara Williams scored on a penalty kick in the 108th minute, helping England beat Germany 1-0 on Saturday for third place in the …

Soccer

Women's World Cup: USA fans travel to Vancouver

Thousands of USA football fans have made the trip to Vancouver, Canada, to see if their team can win the Women's World Cup for the first time since 1999.<p>Japan will be hoping to retain their cup title as they meet USA in the final for the second successive tournament.<p>Alex South reports.

Will history repeat itself? The US women hope not

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011. That was the day the United States lost to Japan in the …

Women's World Cup: U.S. soccer team want a fairytale ending in rematch against Japan | Fox News

Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011. That was the day the United States lost to Japan in the Women's World Cup title match in Germany.<p>The Americans get a rematch on Sunday when the teams meet again in the final, this time in Canada. The U.S. women are favored, and there figures …

USA Routs Japan to Win World Cup

Carli Lloyd Scored The Fastest Hat Trick In World Cup History

#Goals.<p>Celia Sasic of Germany earlier in the tournament scored three goals by the 31st minute, compared to Lloyd's 16.

Women's World Cup final sets TV record; U.S. team to attend rally Tuesday in L.A.

The United States' 5-2 blowout of Japan in Sunday's Women's World Cup final drew an average of 25.4 million viewers, according to Fox, the largest audience ever to watch a soccer game on a single U.S. network.<p>The most-watched match in U.S. history is the 2014 men's World Cup final between Germany …

U.S. World Cup win draws record TV ratings; team looks at what's next

Fourteen hours after its one-sided win in the final of the Women's World Cup, the U.S. team gathered Monday near Vancouver's bay-side convention center for another in a seemingly endless procession of public victory celebrations.<p>On the edge of the crowd a small woman pushed forward, holding out a …

Killion: Women’s soccer has made great strides since ’99

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Wildfires were blazing all over Western Canada on Sunday, raging out of control and sending smoke far and wide. And everyone, no matter where they were, knew a serious fire was burning.<p>That is a perfect analogy for the 2015 Women’s World Cup. What happened Sunday was a …