Christie Rampone

Lauren Holiday Plans To Retire After Eight Years On National Team

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Midfielder Lauren Holiday plans to retire from the U.S. national team following its World Cup victory, ending an eight-year career that included two Olympic gold medals and a World Cup championship.

Holiday disclosed her plans Tuesday after a victory rally for the Americans in downtown Los Angeles.

"This isn't something that happened overnight," Holiday said. "This is something I've prayed about for a couple of years now. But my goal was to win an NWSL championship and a World Cup, and I did it."

The Indianapolis native and UCLA product has scored 24 goals in 130 games with the U.S. team since making her senior debut in January...