• Dispatch from Valenciennes: Holland on a high
    The Netherlands certainly kept its fans waiting after a patchy first half against Italy. Its second take, though, was nigh on perfect.
  • Women's World Cup legacy in France? It's complicated
    La vie en rose? Far from it, there's concern that the hype around women's soccer won't match the reality of a sport generally ignored.
  • USA-France: One team feels the pressure, the other lives there
    If the USA was feeling any pressure, captain Megan Rapinoe didn't show it a remarkable pre-game press conference in Paris.
  • Five reasons why France can beat USA
    Les Bleues have not played well, as the French press has been quick to point out, but they shouldn't be written off.
  • From Mexico to Curacao: How the Gold Cup quarterfinalists stack up
    Once the USA finishes group play, it needs three more wins to lift the Gold Cup. Here's a look at the knockout-stage competition.
  • Dispatch from Reims: USA through by the grazing of a boot on a thigh
    The USA edged Spain 2-1. Or, by two cogent Megan Rapinoe penalty kicks to one delectably chipped shot from Jennifer Hermoso.
  • USA-Spain: Spanish are quickly making up for lost time
    Spain, an underdog when it faces the USA Monday at the Women's World Cup, has been making rapid progress on and off the field.
  • The requirements of modern soccer officiating (2)
    All the resources that can be helpful and advice you need to become a top-level referee.
  • Dispatch from Reims: When Oranje flair meets white noise
    In Netherlands-Canada, defensive talent negated offensive drive. Still, the Dutch won the game and group thanks to extra strength from the bench.
  • Gold Cup: Tata has fingerprints all over Mexico's El Tri
    Mexico's performance so far illustrates the gulf of quality between it and its northern neighbor,
  • Tyler Boyd: 'A dream come true' with switch of association that might actually work out
    The New Zealand-born winger's competitive debut for the USA was special with two goals in the 4-0 win over Guyana.
  • Dispatch from Valenciennes: The World Cup field is leveling out
    It wasn't a classic, and there was only one goal, but Italy against Brazil was something we've seen little of so far.
  • Gold Cup: Anything less than another U.S. championship will be a failure
    In their first Gold Cups, the USA won in Chicago with Bob Bradley and Jurgen Klinsmann in charge. Can Gregg Berhalter do the same?
  • Dispatch from Rennes: VAR's micro-refereeing is ruining France 2019
    A twice-taken penalty thanks to VAR was about the only way a very poor France team was going to score and beat Nigeria.
  • Dispatch from Valenciennes: Dutch fans ramp up the atmosphere
    The Dutch fans are magnificent to hear, just as - on a handful of occasions - their team was magnificent to watch against Cameroon.
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