Stories by Anne M. Peterson

Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

Soccer star Lloyd lets her guard down

Carli Lloyd's voice catches just briefly when she considers whether revealing the emotional scars of a longtime rift with her parents might someday bring her family back together.
By Anne M. Peterson

Friday, Aug 12, 2016

Solo bitter after Sweden shocks U.S.

BRASILIA, Brazil - U.S. goalkeeper criticized the Swedes for the way they played Friday in beating the Americans in a penalty shootout - a result that means the world's top-ranked team will miss ...
By Anne M. Peterson

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016

U.S. women settle for draw, still win group

MANAUS, Brazil - In the first few moments Hope Solo had to reflect following the U.S. team's 2-2 draw with Colombia on Tuesday, she already had perspective on the two goals that Catalina Usme got ...
By Anne M. Peterson

Saturday, Aug 6, 2016

Solo, US shut out France

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Hope Solo came up big in her 200th international appearance as the United States fought off France 1-0 on Saturday in an Olympic group match at Mineirao Stadium.
By Anne M. Peterson

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Five U.S. women's national team claim wage discrimination

Five stars from the World Cup-winning U.S. women's national team have accused the U.S. Soccer Federation of wage discrimination in an action filed with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity ...
By Anne M. Peterson

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016

Oregon will undergo changes after stunning loss

The Oregon Ducks' lone season with Vernon Adams Jr. at quarterback didn't go at all as expected. In fact, it opened a lot like it closed, with Adams injured.
By Anne M. Peterson

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

Wambach announces her retirement

Abby Wambach, the leading career scorer - male or female - in international soccer, announced her retirement from soccer after the her team celebrated World Cup victory at the White House.
By Anne M. Peterson

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Carli Lloyd's hat trick helps Americans win World Cup

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Carli Lloyd scored three times as the U.S. burst to a four-goal lead in the first 16 minutes, and the Americans overwhelmed defending champion Japan 5-2 on Sunday.
By Anne M. Peterson

Saturday, July 4, 2015

US women eye payback against Japan

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011. That was the day the United States lost to Japan in the Women's World Cup title match in Germany.
By Anne M. Peterson

Friday, July 3, 2015

Circumstances different for Japan in World Cup

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Four years ago when Japan's players hoisted the Women's World Cup trophy, a nation rejoiced.
By Anne M. Peterson

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Women's World Cup expansion showed sport's lack of depth

The expansion of the Women's World Cup to 24 teams showed the stark contrast between the haves and have-nots.
By Anne M. Peterson

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

US women ride defense to final

MONTREAL - It used to be that the U.S. women's national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women's World Cup in Canada, the Americans are finding success with a locked-down defense.
By Anne M. Peterson

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

United States tops Germany in semifinals

MONTREAL - Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup.
By Anne M. Peterson

US, Germany fight for spot in World Cup final

MONTREAL - The Women's World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo.
By Anne M. Peterson

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Lloyd still making big plays for the US

MONTREAL - Carli Lloyd's career is defined by big moments. The latest came in the U.S. victory Friday over China, with a goal that ultimately sent the Americans through to the semifinals at the ...
By Anne M. Peterson

Friday, June 26, 2015

US blanks China in Women's World Cup

OTTAWA, Ontario - Carli Lloyd scored on a header in the 51st minute, and the United States beat China 1-0 Friday night to reach a semifinal against Germany at the Women's World Cup.
By Anne M. Peterson

Thursday, June 25, 2015

US counting on Morgan to boost offense

OTTAWA, Ontario - The United States and China meet Friday night in the Women's World Cup, with the Americans looking to Alex Morgan for offense.
By Anne M. Peterson

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

US finding ways to win despite struggles

EDMONTON, Alberta - The United States is still looking for its offense at the Women's World Cup even though its stellar defense has it three wins from a title.
By Anne M. Peterson

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Rapinoe, Holiday out for US

EDMONTON, Alberta - The United States has made it through to the quarterfinals at the Women's World Cup but not unscathed. The Americans will have to face China without two key contributors.
By Anne M. Peterson

Monday, June 22, 2015

Pair of second-half goals lift US women

EDMONTON, Alberta - Alex Morgan scored her first goal of the Women's World Cup and the United States advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over Colombia on Monday night.
By Anne M. Peterson
 
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