| Sep 21, 2014
Megan Rapinoe is a team player — which is a good thing to be when you consider the team she plays for.
The U.S. women's soccer squad, which enters World Cup qualifying next month, isn't so much a collection of players as it is a constellation of...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Hide your waffle irons, America.
After the U.S. lost, 2-1, in extra time to Belgium in the World Cup Round of 16, the domestic reaction has been more resigned pride than vitriol. Still, the Belgian waffle had already been the target of some American...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Sydney Leroux was a 6-year-old first-grader when Christie Rampone made her debut with the United States women's soccer national team.
That was 17 years ago and now the two are teammates on the U.S. squad, Leroux an energetic forward and Rampone a wise...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Cristiano Ronaldo recently opened a soccer museum is his Portuguese home of Madeira. And Monday he received something special to put in it when he was named winner of the Ballon d'Or, which goes annually to the player voted best in the world.
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:33 PM
All it takes is one look at Thomas Castets for people to arrive at a conclusion — he must have a girlfriend.
The sun-kissed surfer is then forced to drop somewhat of a bomb on them.
"People just assume I'm straight," Castets, 36, said. "So every...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 11:01 PM
SAN DIEGO — The U.S. women's soccer team has been ranked No. 1 in the world for seven years, hasn't lost a match at home in nearly a decade and has been beaten just twice in its last 48 matches overall.
Not exactly the record of a group in...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Christen Press and Whitney Engen grew up just 13 months and a few miles apart on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. And they've been virtually inseparable on a soccer field ever since, playing together as kids, against each other in college and now as...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:13 PM
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Carli Lloyd and Christen Press each scored twice to help the U.S. women's soccer team beat Russia, 7-0, on Saturday in an exhibition game that extended the Americans' unbeaten streak to 41 games.
Abby Wambach entered 14...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 9:27 PM
Abby Wambach extended her world record with her 161st international goal, Sydney Leroux scored four times in the first half, and the next generation of U.S. women's soccer blended nicely with the old guard Tuesday night as the Americans thumped Mexico, 7-...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 4:41 PM
"Porter Ridge" (Discovery, Tuesdays); "Duck Dynasty" (A&E, Wednesdays). The hayseed, the Hee, the Haw, the Hooterville -- an old strain of homespun country comedy is alive and exceedingly well on reality television. The very popular "Duck Dynasty,"...
| Dec 8, 2012
Fans will get one last chance to see Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach and Hope Solo in action this year. Well, three last chances. The U.S. women’s national team ends its 2012 schedule with a three-game exhibition series against China, beginning Saturday,...