Abby Wambach

Megan Rapinoe, left, and Carli Lloyd of the United States celebrate in the first half against Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup Final at BC Place Stadium on July 5, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada.  (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

U.S. Gets Its Revenge, Blitzes Japan For Record Third Women’s World Cup Title

Carli Lloyd came up big again. Three times. And with it came the Americans’ elusive third Women’s World Cup title.

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2015 FIFA Women's World Cup

Bring It On! Rematch Of 2011 Final Between U.S., Japan Set For Sunday

Bring it on. That’s how the U.S. women’s soccer team reacted Wednesday night to learning that Japan would be the opponent in the World Cup final.

07/02/2015

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup

U.S. Women Saving Posturing For Field With Colombia Up Next

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 World Cup.

06/22/2015

Julie Johnston

Crooks: U.S. Women’s National Team Really Needs To Consider A Formation Change ASAP

With five days to prepare and two opponents that should cause minimal resistance on the path to the semifinals, the USWNT has adequate time and a strong need to change the structure of its system.

06/19/2015

U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis answers a question as defender Julie Johnston looks on during a press conference at Memorial Field in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on June 10, 2015. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Crooks: One Of Best Weeks In American Soccer History Tempered By Troubling U.S. Women

In its Women’s World Cup opener, the U.S. team was fortunate to string together three or four passes.

06/12/2015

The United States celebrates with the American flag after defeating Japan by a score of 2-1 to win the Women's Football gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley Stadium. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Brash, American Winning Machines

Call them whatever you like, but the U.S. Women’s Olympic soccer team backed-up their perceived boastfulness by living up to expectations.

08/10/2012

Hope Solo #1 and Carli Lloyd #10 of the United States celebrate with the American flag after defeating Japan by a score of 2-1 to win the Women's Football gold medal match on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley Stadium on August 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Beats Japan 2-1 To Win Olympic Gold

The United States women’s soccer team won the Olympic gold medal Thursday, avenging one of its most painful defeats with a 2-1 victory over Japan.

08/09/2012

The United States Women's National Team celebrate scoring the winning goal during injury time of extra time during the London 2012 Olympic football semi final match at Old Trafford. (Photo credit: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages)

Hartnett: US, Canada Deliver A Soccer Spectacle At Old Trafford

For a stadium that had seen so many epic clashes, yesterday’s Olympic semifinal encounter between the United States’ Women’s National Team and Canada was befitting of stadium nicknamed the “Theatre of Dreams.”

08/07/2012

USA-Canada

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Stuns Canada In Olympics Instant Classic

Now the Americans will be out to avenge one of the most gut-wrenching losses in the program’s history.

08/06/2012

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Soccer Star Abby Wambach Leads New York State Olympic Contingent

The London Olympics get under way next week, and New York state is well-represented.

07/19/2012

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Liguori: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly In Sports In 2011

Sports in 2011 took on an entirely new look in a variety of ways and was definitely the year of the ‘good, the bad and the ugly.’ Here are my picks for the story in sports that top each of these categories.

12/29/2011

USA's striker Abby Wambach scores the 1-2 goal past France's midfielder Sandrine Soubeyrand (16) during the FIFA women's football World Cup semi-final match France vs USA. (credit: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

US Moves To World Cup Final After 3-1 Win Over France

The United States is in the World Cup final for the first time since it last won the title in 1999, and once again Abby Wambach came up big for these Americans, scoring in a 3-1 victory over France on Wednesday.

WFAN–07/13/2011