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Women's World Cup: U.S. not focusing on FIFA scandal

The U.S. national team does not see the arrests of FIFA officials Wednesday as a distraction heading into the Women's World Cup.<p>NEW YORK — It was the elephant in the ballroom.<p>On a day designed to drum up buzz for the Women's World Cup, a FIFA cloud hung over the U.S. national team's media day at …

Women's World Cup: Wambach takes last shot at title

International soccer's all-time leading scorer knows she has one glaring hole on her resume: a Women's World Cup crown.<p>NEW YORK — If Abby Wambach fails to win a World Cup title this summer, the striker will retain her status as an American soccer legend. That all-time international scoring record …

Women's World Cup: Competition for spots fierce ahead of U.S. send-off game

There are battles for starting spots throughout the U.S. lineup ahead of Saturday's send-off game against South Korea.<p>NEW YORK — Many of the most competitive games in women's soccer take place behind closed doors. No refs, no crowds, no television — just 22 of the world's elite players going head …

Women's World Cup: Morgan's absence looms large for U.S.

The U.S. needs Alex Morgan back healthy if it wants to win the Women's World Cup, writes Thomas Floyd.<p>HARRISON, N.J. — For all of the firepower on the U.S. national team, it's easy to overlook the influence of any one player. With depth like this, the Americans should be able to paper over any …

US women complete World Cup prep with 0-0 tie vs South Korea

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — The United States' fate at the Women's World Cup may hinge on Alex Morgan's left knee.<p>The 25-year-old star forward missed her …

USA and Sweden settle for stalemate after Meghan Klingenberg saves the day

It was supposed to be a clash of the titans, but it looked more like a stalemate of uninspired attacks.<p>In front of a sellout of 32,716 overwhelmingly American fans in Winnipeg, No 2-ranked USA and No 5-ranked Sweden looked out of ideas and perhaps daunted by the hype surrounding this high-caliber …