Ertz returns, Horan out for US match against Spain
REIMS, France (AP) — Julie Ertz returned to the United States' starting lineup against Spain on Monday after a hip contusion kept her out of the team's last match at the Women's World...
US dominates rival Sweden 2-0 to remain undefeated
LE HAVRE, France (AP) — The United States is showing just how fiercely it is prepared to defend its Women's World Cup title.
The Americans faced their toughest test of the tournament on...
PARIS (AP) — Carli Lloyd had just scored on an 18-yard volley to put the United States ahead 11 minutes in against Chile. After leaping, pumping a fist and hugging teammate Lindsey Horan, she...
Alex Morgan has 5 goals as US routs Thailand 13-0
REIMS, France (AP) — Thailand was never a real threat to the U.S. national team. Even so, the three-time Women's World Cup champions had no desire to go easy on a lesser opponent in their opening...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The World Cup must be getting close, because Carli Lloyd is looking dangerous.
The 2015 World Cup star scored her first two goals of the year in the opening 19 minutes of...
COMMERCE CITY, Colorado (AP) — Mallory Pugh scored twice in her return to Colorado to cap a three-goal rally, and the U.S. women's national team held on to beat Australia 5-3 in an exhibition on...
Thorns beat Reign 2-1 to advance to title NWSL title game
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tobin Heath and Lindsey Horan scored and the Portland Thorns advanced to the National Women's Soccer League championship game with a 2-1 semifinal victory over the Seattle Reign on Saturday.
The defending NWSL champion Thorns (13-6-6) will play the winner of the other semifinal between the Chicago Red Stars and the North Carolina Courage for the title next Saturday at Portland's Providence Park.
Lindsey Horan settles into role with US team, Thorns
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Had Lindsey Horan not become a soccer player, she suggests she might have been a tennis player.
One problem: She can't really play tennis.
"I'm absolutely awful," she laughed. "So bad."
So it's a good thing Horan went with soccer. Currently in the final stretch of her season with the Portland Thorns of the National Women's Soccer League, she's also about to embark on qualifying with the U.S. national team for next summer's World Cup in France.
HOUSTON (AP) — Carli Lloyd became the sixth American to score 100 international goals, putting the United States ahead as it rallied for a 6-2 win over Mexico in an exhibition Sunday.
Alex Morgan scored twice for the second straight game as the Americans played another prep match ahead of World Cup qualifying in October. Megan Rapinoe chipped the goalkeeper to score from 35 yards and had four assists, one short of the U.S. record.
NWSL opening sixth season on Saturday
Portland goalkeeper Adrianna Franch can scan the field in front of her during any given game but what makes the Thorns good isn't necessarily something she sees.
Brian, Sauerbrunn to miss training camp due to injuries
CHICAGO (AP) — Midfielder Morgan Brian and defender Becky Sauerbrunn will miss the U.S. women's soccer training camp ahead of a Jan. 21 exhibition against Denmark at San Diego.
Brian will remain with Lyon in France following nagging injuries, the U.S. Soccer Federation said Thursday. Sauerbrunn has a stress reaction in her left foot that necessitates several weeks of rest.
Twenty-four players are attending the training camp in the Los Angeles area.
Horan’s goal leads Thorns over Courage 1-0 for NWSL title
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Lindsey Horan scored in the 50th minute, and the Portland Thorns beat the North Carolina Courage 1-0 on Saturday for the National Women's Soccer League championship.
It is Portland's second title . The Thorns also won the NWSL's inaugural championship in 2013.
Coach Ellis names US roster for September friendlies
Midfielder Tobin Heath, who has been rehabbing from a back injury, was named to the 22-player roster for the U.S. national team in advance of two exhibition matches against New Zealand.
Heath has not played for the United State since March because of the injury. She was recently cleared to play with her National Women's Soccer League team, the Portland Thorns.
Heath joins two other players from the Thorns, Allie Long and Lindsey Horan, on the U.S. roster announced by coach Jill Ellis on Thursday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — While a few of the U.S. women's national team players have opted to go overseas, midfielder Tobin Heath is happy to stay stateside with the Portland Thorns.
CHICAGO (AP) — Midfielder Lindsey Horan will miss the U.S. women's national team's upcoming training camp and matches against Russia because of a strained hip flexor.
Coach Jill Ellis is calling up 17-year-old midfielder Jaelin Howell to replace Horan. Horan will remain with her club, the Portland Thorns, and rehab her injury.