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Alex Morgan injures left ankle in U.S. blowout victory

The United States did everything it expected to do against Guatemala in a CONCACAF Women’s Championship group-stage game. Facing a team it beat by 13 goals in their previous meeting, the U.S. women controlled play to the point that goalkeeper Hope Solo only occasionally got …


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Lincoln-Way West going the extra mile


After suffering a heartbreaking overtimes loss to Joliet Catholic in a Class 5A quarterfinal playoff game last season, Lincoln-Way West has put in extra work in the offseason to complete it’s state title run. read more...

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Hope Solo gets U.S. Soccer support despite domestic violence charges


U.S. Soccer is standing by its decision to allow goalkeeper Hope Solo to continue to play while she faces domestic violence charges.

Brazil gets high scores for World Cup


Brazil’s World Cup organizers can say it now: “Esta tudo bem” — it’s all OK. What was everyone so worried about?

Argentina can’t be discounted, but Germans look destined to win


A three-week buildup of what has been the most fantastic World Cup in my lifetime gave us two semifinals that didn’t fit the bill.

Host Brazil hopes for more offense against Colombia


FORTALEZA, Brazil — Luiz Felipe Scolari thinks Brazil may be at an advantage by playing in the World Cup quarterfinals against a Colombia team that likes to attack often. Scolari said he knows it will be a very tough match on Friday, but expects Brazil …

Argentina reaches World Cup final after penalties


SAO PAULO — The World Cup’s second semifinal was supposed to put the silky skills of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben in the spotlight. Instead, a goalkeeper and two rock-solid defenses stole the show.

Argentina goalie Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina …

Germany routs Brazil 7-1, reaches World Cup final


BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — Germany poured in the goals Tuesday to hand Brazil its heaviest World Cup loss ever with an astounding 7-1 rout in the semifinals that stunned the host nation. Miroslav Klose scored a record-setting 16th career World Cup goal in a five-goal …

Tim Howard is elite, U.S. team is not


The United States’ 2-1 loss to Belgium in the second round of the World Cup on Tuesday had all the elements of an instant classic.

U.S. loss leaves sadness but optimism


Hana Zegeye walked out of the The Atlantic Bar & Grill with a blank look on her face. Holding an American flag and with USA painted in a vivid white on her right cheek, Zegeye was tired, sad, and disappointed after the United States’ 2-1 …

Belgian ail: USA ousted from World Cup in extra time


Two incontrovertible facts came out of the United States’ 2-1 loss to Belgium in the second round of the World Cup.

Argentina gets past Switzerland 1-0; USA or Belgium next


Angel Di Maria scored in the 118th minute Tuesday to give Argentina a 1-0 win over Switzerland after extra time and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

Why USA is capable of beating Belgium


Though they lost 1-0 against Germany, the United States did what few thought possible by making it out of the Group of Death in Brazil. The two teams that advanced from Group G likely were going to have an easier game in the round of 16, and that’s the case Tuesday against Belgium.

Saturday at the World Cup: Colombia, Brazil advance


RIO DE JANEIRO — James Rodriguez scored one of the best goals of the tournament and then added a second to put Colombia into the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time with a 2-0 win over Uruguay on Saturday. Rodriguez gave his team the …

Costa Rica eliminates Greece in penalty shootout

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — With his team down to 10 men for nearly an hour, Keylor Navas made sure Costa Rica’s last line of defense held firm. The goalkeeper came through with a string of stops in regulation and extra time and then made the …

Huntelaar’s late penalty gives Dutch 2-1 win over Mexico


FORTALEZA, Brazil — The Dutch were worried about the oppressive heat at Arena Castelao, and they left it with the stifling hot conditions to thank for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals. An inspired tactical change during the second of two official stoppages led …

U.S. soccer hoping for more offense against Belgium


SAO PAULO — No wonder the United States is having problems scoring at the World Cup: The Americans are hardly attacking. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann is eager for the U.S. to create more chances in Tuesday’s second-round game against Belgium. The U.S. had just 72 attacks …