US national women’s team beats South Korea 2-0
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Megan Rapinoe had two assists in her first national team game since the World Cup and the United States beat South Korea 2-0 on Thursday night for its 17th straight...
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...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Visa will be the presenting sponsor of the player of the match award at the Women's World Cup in France, agreed to a five-year sponsorship with the U.S. Soccer Federation and...
Pugh scores 2 and US women beat Australia 5-3 in exhibition
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Mallory Pugh heard the cheers from the hometown fans when she came onto the field early in the second half. The cheers were deafening when she scored 37 seconds...
Pugh scores 2 and US women beat Australia 5-3 in exhibition
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...
France ends 28-match US unbeaten run with 3-1 victory
Kadidiatou Diani scored twice and France ended the U.S. national team's 28-game unbeaten streak with a 3-1 victory Saturday in Le Havre, France.
The top-ranked United States had not lost since falling 1-0 to Australia in 2017, The Americans were 25-0-3 over the span.
Marie-Antoinette Katoto also scored for third-ranked France. It has won eight straight matches.
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.
Alex Morgan scores twice in 4-1 US win over Mexico
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Alex Morgan scored twice and the U.S. women's national team got three goals in the space of four minutes early in the second half to beat Mexico 4-1 on Thursday night in the first of two exhibition matches between the teams.
Morgan's first goal came on a penalty kick a minute the second half to put the United States up 2-0. She added another goal shortly thereafter with a shot that bounced off the far post and into the goal.
US women open year with 5-1 win over Denmark.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mallory Pugh scored a pair of second-half goals, and the U.S. women's national team opened the year with a 5-1 victory over Denmark on Sunday.
Alex Morgan, Julie Ertz and Crystal Dunn also scored for the top-ranked United States. The match was the first for a year that will include qualifying for the 2019 Women's World Cup in France. The Americans are the defending champion of the sport's premier event.
Mallory Pugh out for 2nd South Korea match
CHICAGO (AP) — Forward Mallory Pugh has a hamstring injury and won't play for the U.S. national team against South Korea on Sunday.
Pugh was injured in the U.S. team's 3-1 victory over South Korea in the first match of the two-game exhibition series on Thursday night in New Orleans.
U.S. soccer also announced Friday that midfielder Andi Sullivan would return to Stanford to play for the third-ranked Cardinal in their match against Oregon State on Sunday.
BOYDS, Md. — Adriana Leon came through with the tying goals on two occasions, and Abby Smith wowed with nine saves, but the Breakers were unable to gain the advantage on the Washington Spirit yesterday and settled for a 2-2 draw in the National Women’s Soccer League.
The matchup featured a pair of teams outside the playoff positions in the standings, but the Breakers (3-7-7) and Spirit (4-9-4) combined for an entertaining affair.
US kicking off tournament vs Australia, Brazil faces Japan
Mallory Pugh approaches her opportunities with the U.S. national team pragmatically: It's a chance to get better.
"I think if you talk to anyone that goes into national team camp they'll say it's the most competitive environment that you can be in," she said.
Pugh is among those on the U.S. roster for the upcoming Tournament of Nations, which starts Thursday in Seattle. The 19-year-old forward grabbed headlines earlier this year when she decided to eschew a college career at UCLA and go pro.
Mallory Pugh to make pro debut with Spirit this weekend
Mallory Pugh isn't particularly fond of the spotlight.
The 19-year-old forward is waaayyy more comfortable just playing her game. But her on-field ability is what has ultimately led to countless interviews over the past week as she prepares to do make her professional debut with the Washington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League.
UCLA forward Mallory Pugh joins the Washington Spirit
Forward Mallory Pugh, who left UCLA to pursue a professional career, has been acquired by the Washington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League.
The 19-year-old Pugh recently became an allocated U.S. Soccer player. The federation allocates national team players throughout the league and pays their salaries, and the Spirit had the top spot in the distribution order.
Mallory Pugh leaves UCLA to go pro
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. women's national team forward Mallory Pugh has decided to leave UCLA for a professional soccer career.
Pugh, 18, enrolled at UCLA this winter and played in three spring games. She was expected to embark on her freshman season in the fall.
History finally sinks in for Mallory Pugh
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — While she's just 18 and the youngest soccer player at the Olympics for the U.S., Mallory Pugh displays the confidence of a seasoned veteran.
The Colorado teenager holds the distinction of being the youngest American ever to score an Olympic goal. She got it on Tuesday night in Manaus, when the three-time defending champion United States won its group with a 2-all draw against Colombia.
A couple of days later, the magnitude of the feat had...
Rapinoe’s return comes in time for quarterfinal push
MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — Megan Rapinoe's return is coming at just the right time for the United States.
The U.S. women have advanced to the Olympic quarterfinals; the three-time defending champions will play Sweden on Friday in Brasilia.
Rapinoe, who had major surgery on her right knee last December, made her first start of the year on Tuesday night against Colombia in Manaus, one of several cities across Brazil that are hosting the soccer tournament.