- Japan is back in the final after emotional 2011 win Updated: Jul-03-15 3:14 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Four years ago when Japan's players hoisted the Women's World Cup trophy, a nation rejoiced.
- Asian women's teams show up male rivals Updated: Jul-03-15 1:17 am
SEOUL, South Korea - The contrast between the fortunes of Asia's women's soccer teams and their male equivalents could not be more striking.
- Vice President Joe Biden to attend the World Cup final Updated: Jul-03-15 12:27 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, will cheer on the United States in the Women's World Cup final on Sunday.
- Some of the saddest own goals in soccer Updated: Jul-02-15 7:17 pm
Laura Bassett bent over, pulled her soccer jersey over her face and sobbed. Her teammates gathered around her, but nothing they said could make it better.
- Coach: Pressure's off Japan in World Cup final against US Updated: Jul-02-15 2:42 am
EDMONTON, Alberta - The pressure is off now that Japan gets the opportunity to defend its Women's World Cup championship.
- Own goal gives Japan 2-1 win over England in World Cup semi Updated: Jul-01-15 11:54 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta - England defender Laura Bassett was inconsolable as she lay face down on the field, sobbing.
- US women react to facing Japan in final Updated: Jul-01-15 11:06 pm
Bring it on.
- Defense helps US team to the Women's World Cup final Updated: Jul-01-15 10:13 pm
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.
- England women receive royal pep talk before World Cup semi Updated: Jul-01-15 5:17 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta - The Lionesses have received a royal pep talk from Prince William before England faces defending champion Japan in a World Cup semifinal on Wednesday.
- Collision again raises issue of concussions in World Cup Updated: Jul-01-15 2:41 am
MONTREAL - Germany coach Silvia Neid said forward Alexandra Popp did not have a concussion after banging heads with U.S. midfielder Morgan Brian in the first half of the women's World Cup semifinal.
- US heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany Updated: Jun-30-15 11:07 pm
MONTREAL - Carli Lloyd remembers putting the ball on its spot and shutting out the noise of more than 51,000 anxious fans.
- Women's soccer fever grips England in historic World Cup run Updated: Jun-30-15 12:48 pm
MANCHESTER, England - The movie "Bend It Like Beckham" first got Kiera Burke interested in soccer. During the 2012 Olympics, she went to Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium to watch the women's teams from United States and Canada play a thrilling semifinal.
- Swelling subsides around England goalie Bardsley's right eye Updated: Jun-28-15 6:46 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta - The swelling below English goalkeeper Karen Bardsley's right eye has gone down substantially, leaving coach Mark Sampson confident she will be available to play in the Women's World Cup semifinal against Japan.
- English women hope World Cup semifinal boosts the home game Updated: Jun-28-15 5:05 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Although they're not yet 30 years old, Jodie Taylor and Steph Houghton have already seen a revolution in English women's soccer during their careers.
- Australia looks forward to a bright future Updated: Jun-28-15 2:20 am
EDMONTON, Alberta - What Australia's Alen Stajcic wouldn't give for his team to be like Japan one day.
- Iwabuchi lifts Japan to semis with 1-0 win over Australia Updated: Jun-28-15 2:15 am
EDMONTON, Alberta - Japanese coach Norio Sasaki couldn't resist making a joke at Mana Iwabuchi's expense when explaining his decision to substitute the forward in during the second half against Australia on Saturday.
- England eliminates host Canada in World Cup Q-final, 2-1 Updated: Jun-27-15 11:39 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Lucy Bronze had never played in front of anything she could compare to that flag-waving, drum-banging, deafening Canadian crowd. Jodie Taylor had to laugh as she looked around BC Place to see a few overwhelmed English fans in that rambunctious sea of red.
- US defeats China 1-0, plays Germany in World Cup semifinals Updated: Jun-27-15 12:56 am
OTTAWA, Ontario - Carli Lloyd finally was able to express her creativity on field.
- Japan beats the Netherlands to reach World Cup quarterfinal Updated: Jun-24-15 1:33 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Japan coach Norio Sasaki apologized for the stressful, flurry of a finish.
- Asian powers unconvincing in World Cup qualifying Updated: Jun-17-15 1:24 am
SEOUL, South Korea - The four power teams of Asian football avoided defeat in their opening World Cup qualifiers, yet none put in performances that will dispel the doubts about the strength of the region's teams following their combined winless record at the 2014 World Cup.
- Japan beats Ecuador 1-0, tops group with perfect record Updated: Jun-16-15 7:20 pm
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Yuki Ogimi scored in the fifth minute and defending champion Japan beat Ecuador 1-0 on Tuesday to become the first team to win all three of its matches in the group stage of this year's Women's World Cup.
- Japan held to 0-0 by Singapore in Asian World Cup qualifier Updated: Jun-16-15 5:21 pm
Japan was held to a surprising goalless draw by visiting Singapore while Guam pulled off only its second World Cup qualifying win when it beat India 2-1 on Tuesday.
- Humm, Bachmann lead Switzerland past Ecuador 10-1 Updated: Jun-12-15 9:09 pm
Fabienne Humm and Ramona Bachmann both had second-half hat tricks as Switzerland earned its first women's World Cup victory with a 10-1 victory over Ecuador on Friday at Vancouver, British Columbia.
- Former Brazil star Zico wants to run for FIFA president Updated: Jun-10-15 9:09 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Former Brazil star Zico wants to run for the presidency of FIFA, even though he believes the odds are stacked against him being elected.
- Miyama's penalty kick lifts Japan past Switzerland 1-0 Updated: Jun-09-15 12:16 am
Aya Miyama scored on a penalty kick in the 29th minute as defending Women's World Cup champion Japan opened with a 1-0 win over newcomer Switzerland in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Monday night.