The U.S. star set a record with goals in six straight World Cup games but will be likely back on the bench on Thursday. Read the whole story
"We have the best team in the world, and the second-best team in the world."
-- Ali Krieger, a starter on the 2015 U.S. World Cup championship team but the backup right back in 2019, after the USA's 3-0 win over Chile. Krieger was one of seven players who started on Sunday after beginning the 13-0 win over Thailand on the bench. In its first two games, the USA has played 21 of its 23 players, all but backup keepers Ashlyn Harris and AD Franch. (New York Times)
1. (1) *USA. The USA remains No. 1. Could also be No. 1A.
2. (2) *France. The Bleues will likely rotate their team on Monday against Nigeria.
3. (3) *Germany. In line to win Group B and stay on other side of bracket from the USA.
4. (4) *England. Japan game will be chance for revenge for 2015 semifinal loss.
5. (5) *Netherlands. The Dutch face Canada, which they've never beaten in 12 games.
6. (6) *Italy. Juve's Cristiana Girelli, Aurora Galli, Barbara Bonansea have all seven goals.
7. (7) *Canada. Unbeaten in 2019 with a 7-0-3 record and only one goal allowed.
8. (8) *Sweden. Attack, which struggled against Chile, came to life against Thailand.
9. (-) Australia. After win over Brazil, Sam Kerr told critics and haters, "Suck on that one."
10. (-) *Japan. Four points (win over Scotland, tie with Argentina) is enough to advance.
*Clinched berth in the round of 16.
Note: In parentheses is ranking after Matchday 1.
1. The Phoenix Rising is the hottest team in the USL Championship, extending its winning streak to five games by defeating Orange County SC, 3-0, in a rematch of
the 2018 Western Conference final. An own goal by Kevin Alston gave the Rising the early lead and it pulled away with goals by Adam Jahn and Solomon Asante. The win moved the Rising into a share of
the lead in the Western Conference with the El Paso Locomotive, a 2-0 winner at Tulsa.
-- Results: USL Championship (Week 15)
2. The Las Vegas Lights ended their five-game winless streak with a 5-1 win over New Mexico United at Cashman Field. Former U.S. U-20 Javan Torre and former Philadelphia Union Homegrown player Cristhian Hernandez staked the Lights to a 2-0 lead at the half. New Mexico United, which reached the round of 16 in the U.S. Open Cup when it beat the Colorado Rapids in a shootout, has one point in its last three USL Championship games and dropped to third place in the Western Conference.
3. Saint Louis FC, the other USL Championship team still alive in the Open Cup, fell to Bethlehem Steel, 3-1, in front of 222 fans at McCarthy Stadium, the Philadelphia Union's temporary facility at La Salle University. Saint Louis FC is winless in its last four league games after starting the season with a 5-1-2 record. It hosts FC Cincinnati in the Open Cup Wednesday, returning to WWT Soccer Park after playing the fourth round at Lindenwood College.
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Coach Jill Ellis made seven changes to the starting lineup from the 13-0 win over Thailand, and the Americans beat Chile, 3-0. Read the whole story
As many as four berths in the round of 16 are up for grabs on Monday when play in Groups A and B concludes. Read the whole story
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