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US Is Through to Next Round of World Cup

Christian Pusilic scored in 1-0 win over Iran

(Newser) - Christian Pulisic scored while crashing headfirst into the goalkeeper in the 38th minute and the United States advanced to the knockout round of the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Iran on Tuesday night in a politically charged rematch of their famous meeting a quarter-century ago. Pulisic sprawled on...

Wales Salvages Tie Against US in World Cup Return

1-1 draw was Wales' first World Cup game since 1958

(Newser) - Wales, playing in the World Cup for the first time since 1958, held the US team to a 1-1 tie in Qatar on Monday. Tim Weah scored for the US in the 34th minute, and Wales appeared headed for a loss before their captain, Gareth Bale, scored on a penalty...

2-0 Loss Was Enough for US to Qualify for World Cup

Men's team finishes third in group

(Newser) - More than four years after the US failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in decades, the team has rebounded and will be going to this year's World Cup in Qatar. A 2-0 loss to Costa Rica on Wednesday left the Americans in third place...

US Women Win Bronze in Swan Song for Major Stars

Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe scored 2 each in 4-3 win over Australia

(Newser) - It's been a disappointing Olympics for the US women's soccer team, which won gold in 1996, 2004, 2008, and 2012—but they won't be going home empty-handed. Team USA survived a dramatic late comeback from Australia on Thursday and took the bronze medal with a 4-3 victory,...

Canada Beats US for First Time in 20 Years

Team USA will not take the gold in Tokyo

(Newser) - The US women's soccer team will be hunting bronze, not gold, in their next game. Team USA fell to Canada on Monday in a 1-0 upset in the semifinals, reports NPR . The US couldn't muster a goal despite decent chances, while American goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher had to leave...

Rapinoe's Clutch Kick Lets USA Advance

US women defeat Netherlands in penalty kicks, will head to semifinals against Canada

(Newser) - For the US women's soccer team, it's on to the semifinals. But as NPR reports, it was no cakewalk. Team USA's match against the Netherlands Friday ended 2-2 after regulation, then went into penalty kicks when neither team scored in the extra session. Goalie Alyssa Naeher blocked...

First Opening Day Since 1972 With No Team USA Medals

Women's soccer team got a win and Team USA softball is on a perfect streak

(Newser) - The USA Olympic team has scored at least one medal on the opening day of the Summer Games for almost 50 years. Not this year, though. Olympic historian Bill Mallon tweeted that USA was winless on day 1 for the first time since the 1972 Games in Munich, the Hill ...

US Women's Soccer Suffers Huge Blow in Olympic Start

US women's soccer team last lost a match in January 2019

(Newser) - Team USA got off to a rough start at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday as a 44-game unbeaten streak for the US women's national soccer team came to a sudden end. Sweden easily defeated the squad 3-0, with two goals from Stina Blackstenius and another from Linda Hurtig. The...

Bill Addresses 'Unacceptable' Gender Pay Gap in US Soccer

'They are the best in the world and deserve to be paid accordingly'

(Newser) - The US women's soccer team has now won four World Cups—four more than the men's team—and a Democratic senator is among those saying the women deserve to be paid at least as much as the men. Sen. Joe Manchin introduced a bill Tuesday that would withhold...

After 2 Penalty Kicks, Team USA Advances

Women's soccer team beats Spain 2-1 thanks to Megan Rapinoe's goals

(Newser) - The opening round is over, along with the prospect of 13-0 romps . Still, the US women's soccer team defeated Spain in a close 2-1 match Monday to advance to the quarterfinals in the World Cup, reports ESPN . Megan Rapinoe scored both American goals, and both were on penalty kicks....

Tim Howard: Tourette's Sufferer and All-Time Great

...and Secretary of Defense, apparently?

(Newser) - The US may have been eliminated yesterday , but instead of mourning, many fans are today toasting a heroic performance from Tim Howard, who set a World Cup record with 16 saves—the previous record was 13. Howard's now-undisputed status as the greatest US goalkeeper ever is all the more...

US Scores First-Ever Soccer Win in Mexico

Men's team makes history with 1-0 win in Mexico City

(Newser) - The US men's soccer team stunned Mexico Wednesday night by beating them on their home turf for the first time. Going into the game at Mexico City's Estadio Azteca, one of the game's most intimidating and highest-altitude arenas, America's record against Mexico in 75 years of...

During World Cup, a Twitter Record

Japan's victory over the US hit 7,196 tweets per second

(Newser) - No matter how you regard the pace of soccer, there's no denying that tweeting about it can be fast and furious. The all-time record for number of tweets per second was set at the end of yesterday's Women's World Cup final—taking the top spot from the...

Jill Biden, Chelsea Clinton to Attend World Cup Final

USA plays Japan on Sunday

(Newser) - Jill Biden and Chelsea Clinton will be part of a US delegation heading to Germany this weekend to cheer on the United States in the Women's World Cup final . The White House says the vice president's wife and Clinton, as well as the US ambassador to Germany, will...

US Loses 2-1 in OT

  US Loses 2-1 in OT 
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US Loses 2-1 in OT

Ghana moves on, and USA goes home

(Newser) - Team USA's soccer run is over, with the Americans falling 2-1 to Ghana in overtime today. The game went into OT after last game's hero, Landon Donovan, scored on a penalty kick in the second half. Didn't matter, though, because the US gave up a goal 3 minutes into the...

Soccer Haters, Here's Why to Root for the US

For starters, the team is pretty darn good

(Newser) - If you're tuning out the World Cup and assuming the US is going to have an early exit, Katharine Rust and Casey Sommers would like to "disabuse you of this notion." For starters, "the Yanks are good," they write in the Atlantic . They're not the best...

World Cup Refs Learn English Swear Words

They want to be prepared for Wayne Rooney

(Newser) - The referees for Saturday’s US/England World Cup match have specifically brushed up on English profanity in an effort to crack down on foul language. In a move sure to terrify Wayne Rooney, Brazilian referee Carlos Eugenio Simon has had his team memorize 20 curse words. “We can’t...

US Soccer Star Hospitalized in Fatal Car Crash

Charlie Davies sustains multiple fractures, another passenger dead

(Newser) - Charlie Davies, a starting forward on the US national soccer team, broke several bones and sustained a lacerated bladder in a car crash yesterday that killed another passenger. The driver, who was not identified, swerved into a guardrail outside of Washington, leaving the car "pretty much split in half,...

Stunning US Soccer Upset Matches 'Miracle on Ice'

Underdog US team's surprise win over Spain is a victory to be savored

(Newser) - Last night's stunning soccer victory over Spain by the US team ranks up there with 1980's "Miracle on Ice" Olympic defeat of the Russians as one of the greatest upsets ever pulled off by Americans, George Vecsey writes in the New York Times. The Confederations Cup victory over the...

US Women in World Cup Semis
US Women in World Cup Semis

US Women in World Cup Semis

Wambach and crew shut out England, 3-0

(Newser) - The US women's soccer team cruised into the semifinals of the World Cup today with a 3-0 win over England, ESPN reports. Abby Wambach, Shannon Boxx, and Kristine Lilly scored three goals in a 12-minute span of the second half. The US, seeking its third title, will face the winner...

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