US women's soccer team shuts out Colombia in friendly

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CHESTER, Pa. -- After last year's World Cup championship, the U.S. women's soccer team appears even hungrier as it approaches this summer's Olympic Games.

The Americans continued their dominance Sunday with a 3-0 win over Colombia in an international friendly before 17,275 at Talen Energy Stadium, home of the Union.

Defender Julie Johnston, ...Read more

Five top female players accuse US Soccer of wage discrimination

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Five members of the World Cup-champion U.S. women's soccer team filed a wage-discrimination action against U.S. Soccer on Thursday, saying women's players were paid as much as 62 percent less than their male counterparts for the same work.

Using figures from U.S. Soccer's 2015 financial report, the filing charges that while the women's team ...Read more

World Cup qualifying: US wins a game it couldn't lose, beating Guatemala, 4-0

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The U.S. soccer team's fading World Cup hopes got a much-needed boost Tuesday. And for that coach Juergen Klinsmann can thank one player he has been playing out of position and another who wasn't even on the roster until this week.

Geoff Cameron, moved back to his preferred position in central defense, set up one first-half ...Read more

US men's soccer team is in danger of not qualifying for World Cup

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Juergen Klinsmann's job may not be on the line Tuesday when the U.S. men's soccer team resumes World Cup qualifying against Guatemala. But that line probably isn't far away because Klinsmann's team has achieved a number of firsts for the program over the last nine months.

And none of them were good.

Last summer, Jamaica beat the U.S. at home ...Read more

German-born sons of American soldiers fulfill their dreams on US national teams

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BERLIN -- John Anthony Brooks and Jerome Kiesewetter were close friends growing up in Berlin, where they quietly harbored the same dream.

As dual-national, German-born biracial children of U.S. soldiers stationed in Berlin, both knew they had a choice of playing soccer for Germany or the U.S. And both pledged their allegiance to the U.S. before...Read more

David Beckham group buys private land needed for Miami soccer stadium

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David Beckham and his investors have purchased the private land needed for a new stadium in Miami's Overtown neighborhood, the organization announced Thursday, marking the first time the celebrity athlete has actually acquired Miami real estate for his Major League Soccer franchise.

The milestone gives the Beckham partnership ownership of about...Read more

Dempsey back with US soccer team for Cup qualifier in Guatemala

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Clint Dempsey, America's second-all-time leading scorer behind Landon Donovan, was back with the U.S. national team Monday morning as training began in Miami for a pair of upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Guatemala.

The Seattle Sounders forward had been left off the U.S. roster for qualifiers in November as coach Jurgen Klinsmann took a ...Read more

Linda Robertson: US women's soccer team still competing on uneven playing field

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The uncompromising tweet went out from Hope Solo with a photo she snapped showing a bald patch of the soccer field at FAU Stadium.

"This is what the top two women's teams in the world will play on tomorrow night. (hashtag)SheBelieves (hashtag)EqualMeansEqual."

Leave it to Solo, the outspoken goalkeeper for the U.S. Women's National Team, to ...Read more

Brandi Chastain says she will donate her brain for CTE research

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Brandi Chastain, best known as the player who scored the game-winning penalty kick that gave the United States the 1999 Women's World Cup title, announced Thursday that she will donate her brain for concussion research when she dies.

"It is really about: How I can help impact soccer beyond scoring a goal in 1999 in the World Cup final. Can I do...Read more

Gianni Infantino wins FIFA presidency in second-ballot upset

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Gianni Infantino, a veteran European soccer official, was elected Friday to a four-year term as president of world soccer's scandal-plagued ruling body, replacing Sepp Blatter, who had run FIFA for 18 years.

The election of Infantino, a lawyer with Swiss and Italian nationality, was something of an upset since Bahrain's Sheikh Salman bin ...Read more

Steve Birnbaum makes most of his chance for US soccer team

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LOS ANGELES -- A month ago, Steve Birnbaum's future with the national soccer team appeared uncertain at best.

He had been called into training camp just once, played in one game, and was sent back to his club team with the admonition, "Don't call us, we'll call you."

Nearly a year passed before the phone rang. And even then it was clear ...Read more

Steve Birnbaum's goal lifts US soccer team past Iceland, 3-2

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CARSON, Calif. -- The recent past wasn't kind to the U.S. soccer team. And the present is still a work in progress.

But the future could be bright if Sunday's 3-2 win over Iceland at a chilly and rain-soaked StubHub Center is any indication.

The winning goal came from D.C. United's Steve Birnbaum on a header in the final minute of regulation ...Read more