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  • Analysis - U.S. triumph caps truly global Women's World Cup

    Analysis - U.S. triumph caps truly global Women's World Cup

    Reuters
    Analysis - U.S. triumph caps truly global Women's World Cup

    By Simon Evans VANCOUVER (Reuters) - The United States returned to the pinnacle of women's soccer with a 5-2 crushing of Japan in Sunday's Women's World Cup final at the end of a riveting tournament that pushed the sport into new territory. The Americans last triumphed in 1999 but women's soccer is a vastly different sport than it was a decade-and-a-half ago with new nations forging their way into the elite amid an unprecedented level of global interest. As Golden Ball winner Carli Lloyd …

  • U.S. triumph caps truly global Women's World Cup

    U.S. triumph caps truly global Women's World Cup

    Reuters
    U.S. triumph caps truly global Women's World Cup

    By Simon Evans VANCOUVER (Reuters) - The United States returned to the pinnacle of women's soccer with a 5-2 crushing of Japan in Sunday's Women's World Cup final at the end of a riveting tournament that pushed the sport into new territory. The Americans last triumphed in 1999 but women's soccer is a vastly different sport than it was a decade-and-a-half ago with new nations forging their way into the elite amid an unprecedented level of global interest. As Golden Ball winner Carli Lloyd …

  • Klinsmann warning for US as football CONCACAF Gold Cup kicks off

    Klinsmann warning for US as football CONCACAF Gold Cup kicks off

    AFP News
    Klinsmann warning for US as football CONCACAF Gold Cup kicks off

    Jurgen Klinsmann says the United States will have to defend their CONCACAF Gold Cup crown the hard way as the tournament kicks off on Tuesday with the region's governing body still reeling from the FIFA corruption scandal. "We are under the expectations of winning this tournament," Klinsmann said. "Even if we know that teams like Honduras, Costa Rica and Mexico all are very good teams and can also beat us, you've got to be on top of things. …

  • Gerrard unveiled to Los Angeles Galaxy crowd

    Gerrard unveiled to Los Angeles Galaxy crowd

    7Sport
    Gerrard unveiled to Los Angeles Galaxy crowd

    Steven Gerrard was unveiled to the Los Angeles Galaxy crowd as his new side beat Toronto FC 4-0 on Independence Day. …

  • Chile stun Argentina to win first Copa America crown

    Chile stun Argentina to win first Copa America crown

    AFP News
    Chile stun Argentina to win first Copa America crown

    Chile wrecked Lionel Messi's dream of a first international title with a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over Argentina to end their 99-year wait for a Copa America crown here Saturday. Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez struck the winning spot-kick for Chile, as the hosts clinched a 4-1 shoot-out victory when the game ended goalless after extra time. Sanchez chipped the decisive penalty down the middle past Sergio Romero to spark wild celebrations in front of a 45,000 capacity crowd at the …