Soccer

It wasn't easy, and at times there was doubt, but defending champion the US can look ahead to a mouthwatering quarterfinal clash against host France after a 2-1 win over a resolute Spain.
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June 24, 2019 - 6:44 pm
By Aimee Lewis, CNN (CNN) - - It wasn't easy, and at times there was doubt, but the defending champion United States can look ahead to a mouthwatering quarterfinal clash against host France after a 2-1 win over a resolute Spain. In the United States' toughest challenge at the Women's World Cup so...
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United States' Carli Lloyd , center, celebrates with Lindsey Horan and Tierna Davidson, right, after scoring the opening goal during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between the United States and Chile at the Parc des Princes in Paris, Sunday, J
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June 16, 2019 - 5:21 pm
PARIS (AP) — Carli Lloyd scored a pair of goals for the United States in a somewhat subdued 3-0 victory over Chile that advanced the defending Women's World Cup champions to the round of 16. The Americans were criticized after their record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand when players celebrated...
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United States' Alex Morgan, second right, celebrates after scoring her side's 12th goal during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between United States and Thailand at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France, Tuesday, June 11, 2019.
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June 11, 2019 - 8:01 pm
REIMS, France (AP) — Thailand was never a real threat to the U.S. national team. Even so, the three-time Women's World Cup champions had no desire to go easy on a lesser opponent in their opening game. Goals matter in the group stage. And statements matter in soccer's biggest tournament. "Obviously...
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June 09, 2019 - 4:13 pm
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Ilsinho (Ill-SEEN-yo) had two goals and an assist to spark a second-half rally and the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia Union beat the New York Red Bulls 3-2 on Saturday night. The Union (9-4-4) trailed by two goals when Ilsinho entered as a substitute in the 53rd minute...
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Mayor Jim Kenney draws teams for the 2019 International Unity Cup in Philadelphia
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Cherri Gregg
June 07, 2019 - 8:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — June is immigrant heritage month, the perfect time for the Philadelphia International Unity Cup to get in gear. On Friday, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney was on hand at Independence Visitor's center to draw teams for the opening rounds of the fourth season. The Unity...
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Justin Udo
June 05, 2019 - 5:18 pm
DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — High school soccer is returning to the Chester Upland School District after a 30-year hiatus, thanks, in part, to a big kick-start from the Philadelphia Union. The team may be named after Philadelphia, but its stadium sits in the heart of Chester, Delaware...
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Footballer Neymar denies rape allegations.
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June 02, 2019 - 4:22 pm
By Duarte Mendonca, Laura Perez Maestro and Theresa Waldrop, CNN (CNN) -- Brazilian football star Neymar da Silva denied rape allegations Sunday, publishing texts and photos he said prove he was set up, and his representative claimed he was the victim of attempted extortion. "I'm being accused of...
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May 24, 2019; New York, NY, USA; Megan Rapinoe takes questions during the U.S. Women's National Team World Cup media day at Twitter NYC.
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May 26, 2019 - 7:10 pm
By Emanuella Grinberg (CNN) - - With the Women's World Cup around the corner, American soccer star Megan Rapinoe called out the sport's top brass for not doing enough to level the pitch for men and women players. Rapinoe and the US women's national team are vying for their fourth World Cup win in...
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Former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar and New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia
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May 10, 2019 - 8:44 am
(Associated Press) — Celebrating their 10th English league title in 15 years, Liverpool players jumped joyously at Anfield on April 28, 1990, never suspecting a decades-long wait for the next. When they took a nine-point lead in late December, Kopites thought that elusive 19th English championship...
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April 13, 2019 - 9:26 pm
By Ciaran Fahey (AP) - - FIFA president Gianni Infantino has called for a crackdown on racism at soccer games after several high-profile incidents, and encouraged referees to abandon matches in the worst cases. "We will not hesitate to do everything in our power to eradicate racism, and any other...
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