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U.S. dominates Japan in Women's World Cup final

Jul 6, 2015

U.S. dominates Japan in Women's World Cup final

Nadeshiko Japan’s hopes of retaining the Women’s World Cup title were shattered during a 5-2 hammering by the United States in the final in Vancouver on Sunday. Four goals in the first 16 minutes, including a hat-trick from U.S. captain Carli Lloyd — the ...

Sasaki confident Japan can defend title against U.S.

Jul 5, 2015

Sasaki confident Japan can defend title against U.S.

Japan coach Norio Sasaki is confident the reigning champions can retain their title by beating familiar foe the United States again in the Women’s World Cup final on Sunday. “It’s a real honor to be battling the United States again,” said Sasaki, whose team ...

Jul 5, 2015

Fiji beats Micronesia 38-0 in qualifier

The Federated States of Micronesia’s first appearance at an Oceania Football Confederation tournament went from bad to worse on Sunday when it was thrashed 38-0 by Fiji in Port Moresby. Micronesia was also hammered 30-0 by Tahiti on Friday in the Pacific Games in ...

Chile tops Argentina in Copa America final

Jul 5, 2015

Chile tops Argentina in Copa America final

The wait is finally over for Chile. The title drought continues for Argentina. Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo made a save and striker Alexis Sanchez converted the winning penalty as the hosts defeated Argentina 4-1 in a shootout after a 0-0 draw in the Copa America ...

Japan, U.S. primed for World Cup rematch

Jul 4, 2015

Japan, U.S. primed for World Cup rematch

Reigning champion Japan and the United States rekindle their rivalry on the grandest stage of all on Sunday in what promises to be an absorbing conclusion to the Women’s World Cup. Charismatic coach Norio Sasaki guided Japan to a fairy tale finish in Germany ...

Jul 4, 2015

U.S. men's squad routs Guatemala

Clint Dempsey converted a penalty kick in his return from a suspension for a confrontation with a referee, Timmy Chandler scored his first international goal and the United States routed Guatemala 4-0 Friday night in an exhibition ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Just ...

FIFA deflects criticism about absence of Blatter from final

Jul 4, 2015

FIFA deflects criticism about absence of Blatter from final

FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association deflected criticism on Friday about FIFA president Sepp Blatter and secretary general Jerome Valcke not attending the Women’s World Cup final, saying the winning captain won’t care who hands over the championship trophy. “That Mr. Blatter and Mr. ...

Jul 3, 2015

Australian striker Burns joining FC Tokyo

Wellington Phoenix striker Nathan Burns will move to FC Tokyo following an exceptional season that saw him named A-League player of the year, the New Zealand club said Friday. The 27-year-old Australia international scored 13 goals for the Phoenix last season, receiving the Johnny ...

FIFA warned sponsors will flee without reform

Jul 3, 2015

FIFA warned sponsors will flee without reform

A former top FIFA official who left after criticizing its president Sepp Blatter has warned that big sponsors will start leaving world soccer’s governing body unless major reforms are undertaken. Michel Zen-Ruffinen, who succeeded Blatter as FIFA secretary general from 1998 until 2002 when ...