Stories 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

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Americans ignore trash talk from Colombians

EDMONTON, Alberta - Never mind the infamous punch and the trash talk: The U.S. women's team says the only motivation it needs for defeating Colombia is the opportunity to move on at the Women's ...
By Anne M. Peterson

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Top-ranked teams, underdogs move on to knockout round

VANCOUVER, British Colombia - The United States' bid for a third Women's World Cup title remains very much alive, as do the championship hopes of all five of the top-ranked teams in the world.
By Anne M. Peterson

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

U.S. women win group with victory over Nigeria

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Abby Wambach scored late in the first half and the U.S. women's national team went on to beat Nigeria 1-0 on Tuesday night for a first-place finish in its group at ...
By Anne M. Peterson

Monday, June 15, 2015

Wambach doesn't care about role, only wins

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Abby Wambach will do whatever it takes to win the Women's World Cup, even if that means she's coming off the bench.
By Anne M. Peterson

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Officials say investigation into Solo was thorough but limited

WINNIPEG, Manitoba - The head of U.S. Soccer defended the federation's handling of goalkeeper Hope Solo's domestic assault case in a letter to U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal on Friday night.
By Anne M. Peterson

Friday, June 12, 2015

US, Sweden battle to tie

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -The United States played to a 0-0 tie with Sweden and former coach Pia Sundhage Friday night in one of the most anticipated matches of the group stage at the Women's World Cup.
By Anne M. Peterson

Thursday, June 11, 2015

U.S. women go up against former coach

WINNIPEG, Manitoba - On the eve of the match against her former team, Sweden coach Pia Sundhage addressed Hope Solo, Abby Wambach and the challenge of beating the talent-laden United States in the ...
By Anne M. Peterson
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