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Sports of The Times: Abby Wambach, U.S. World Cup Team’s Soul, Soars Despite a Lesser Role

After 14 years on the national team, Wambach finally has a World Cup title, but not because of her soccer savvy or her brilliant headers that made the team so dangerous in years past.

Women’s World Cup: United States Defeats Japan to Win Third Title

The Americans won their first World Cup title since 1999, beating Japan in a rematch of the 2011 final.

Global Soccer: Eclipsed No More, Chile Reigns in the Copa

It took 99 years, but Chile has finally won a Copa América, beating its bigger neighbor, Argentina.

Sports Briefing | Soccer: Lukas Podolski Joins Galatasary

Galatasaray, the defending Turkish league champion, will pay 2.5 million euros ($2.8 million) for Podolski, a 30-year-old German, and an additional €500,000 if it qualifies for the Champions League.

England 1, Germany 0: England Tops Germany for Third Place at World Cup

It was England’s first win in 21 meetings against Germany, and it also secured the team’s best finish in its four Women’s World Cup appearances.

Chile 0 (4), Argentina 0 (1): Chile Wins Its First Copa América Title After Shootout

Chile defeated Argentina, 4-1, in a shootout after a 0-0 draw in the Copa América final, capturing its first major title and securing a spot in the Confederations Cup.

Brazilian League Tells Referees Not to Take It Anymore

The confederation has authorized officials to be ruthless in enforcing rules and limiting dissent, and a record number of yellow cards have been issued.

Expanded Field for Women’s World Cup Expands Interest in the Sport

The 24-team tournament in Canada also demonstrated the stark contrast between soccer’s haves, like Germany, and its have-nots, like Ivory Coast.

Jill Ellis, a Serene and Innovative Tactician, Leads the U.S. Team

The England-born Ellis, while enduring widespread criticism, has constructed a stubborn defense and has been unafraid to bench established players or shift the alignment of the Women’s World Cup finalist.

Sports of The Times: Nation’s Roars for a Star Are Missing the Voice of a Cherished Fan

Rudi Klobach, who coached Carli Lloyd in high school and followed her career closely, died in January after a three-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Sports Briefing | Soccer: Peru Tops Paraguay in Third-Place Copa América Match

Peru beat Paraguay, 2-0, to finish in third place for the second time in a row.

Peru Clinches Copa Third Place Again

Striker Paolo Guerrero scored his fourth goal of the Copa America on Friday as Peru beat Paraguay 2-0 to finish in third place for the second consecutive edition of the tournament.

United States Routs Guatemala in Warm-Up for Gold Cup

Clint Dempsey, Timmy Chandler and Chris Wondolowski scored and Guatemala provided an own goal in a 4-0 victory in Nashville.

Advanced Soccer Statistic Shows Better Team Doesn’t Always Win

Japan beat England, 2-1, to reach the Women’s World Cup final, but by another measure of team performance, expected goals, England came out on top, 1.48-0.87.

Chris Duvall to Miss Three to Four Months

Duvall, a Red Bulls defender, had surgery to repair a broken leg.

Clint Dempsey Replaced as U.S. National Team Captain

Coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Michael Bradley would serve as captain during the Gold Cup, the latest punishment for Dempsey’s confrontation with a referee.

Blooming in a Barren Land

Sports, like most aspects of life, are not easy in the Canadian Arctic. But a major youth tournament recently revealed soccer’s importance to the area.

England Own Goal at Women’s World Cup Brings Tears and Sympathy

England defender Laura Bassett lived a nightmare in the Women’s World Cup semifinal against Japan when she scored an own goal with seconds left.

Red Bulls 4, Cosmos 1: Red Bulls Win Battle of Locals in Open Cup

The Red Bulls advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup with a win over the Cosmos of the North American Soccer League.

Japan 2, England 1: Women’s World Cup: Japan Reaches Final, With Shocking Assist From England

Laura Bassett scored into her own net in stoppage time in the second half, giving Japan a victory and a berth in the final against the United States.

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