Saturday, July 4, 2015

After a rare mistake, Julie Johnston survives and thrives

Thursday, July 2, 2015, 6:43 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Julie Johnston was disconsolate. She had just made her first big mistake of a nearly flawless World Cup, dragging down Germany's Alexandra Popp from behind as the last American defender in the 18-yard box. The lapse threatened to cost the United States the place in the... Read more

MLS Wrap: Big wins for Red Bulls, Timbers

Monday, June 29, 2015, 12:52 AM
MONTREAL - If you were looking for something to watch on a Women's World Cup off day, Major League Soccer gave you a full serving of entertainment. Here are the highlights from Sunday's rivalry doubleheader and the rest of the weekend's action: FC Dallas 2, Houston Dynamo 0 FC Dallas: Jermaine Taylor... Read more

Notebook: Woe, Canada - or maybe not

Sunday, June 28, 2015, 5:57 PM
MONTREAL, Quebec - Canada gave everything it had in Saturday's 2-1 quarterfinal loss to England. But the host nation - and most of the 54,000 fans who packed Vancouver's BC Place - went out of the tournament disappointed. "It's not how we imagined it to end," a chastened coach John Herdman said afterward... Read more

Notebook: Ali Krieger in ESPN the Magazine's Body Issue

Friday, June 26, 2015, 6:28 PM
United States right back and Penn State product Ali Krieger is one of the many professional athletes who have posed nude for the seventh annual edition of ESPN The Magazine's "Body Issue." The photos don't reveal anything sensitive, and the participants include men and women across a wide range of... Read more

MLS Wrap: Toronto dominates Montréal

Friday, June 26, 2015, 12:18 AM
OTTAWA, Ontario - It's pure coincidence that I found myself stuck right in the middle of Canadian soccer's fiercest rivalry, but it was still pretty cool. I headed out to a soccer bar near Lansdowne Stadium with a few people who follow my work on Twitter, and we had a good time. If you haven't yet... Read more

Notebook: Eagles' Zach Ertz traveling to U.S. games

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 8:27 PM
Eagles tight end Zach Ertz and former 76ers guard Jrue Holiday are in Ottawa for Friday's United States-China quarterfinal showdown, and not just because they're soccer fans. Ertz is the boyfriend of U.S. defender Julie Johnston, who's been one of the breakout stars of the tournament. Holiday, who... Read more

Notebook: Philadelphia tunes in for U.S.-Colombia

Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 6:44 PM
OTTAWA, Ontario - The United States' 2-0 win over Colombia in the round of 16 was a big hit with Philadephia sports fans. Fox Sports 1's broadcast of the game drew a 5.3 local rating, according to Nielsen, making it by far the most-watched program on broadcast or cable TV in the region Monday night... Read more

MLS Wrap: Upset wins for San Jose, NYCFC

Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 3:31 AM
EDMONTON, Alberta - If you aren't a Union fan, you might have found some of the results around Major League Soccer this past weekend to be rather eye-catching. If you are a Union fan, well... you probably know everything there is to know by now. Colorado Rapids 1, FC Dallas 1 Colorado Rapids: Dillon... Read more

Notebook: Canada can set sights on final

Monday, June 22, 2015, 6:50 PM
EDMONTON, Alberta - Canada coach John Herdman has spent much of this World Cup - and indeed much of the time leading up to it - trying to manage expectations. Many close observers of Herdman's team set the bar for success in the tournament at making the quarterfinals. Now that Canada has done so,... Read more

Notebook: Cameroon's hope, China's ignorance, Australia's history

Sunday, June 21, 2015, 5:26 PM
Women's soccer is big business in the United States, but it's worth remembering that in many other countries, it's only just getting off the ground. That's certainly true in Cameroon, where the game was in many ways afterthought until the Indomitable Lionesses reached the round of 16 at their first... Read more
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