Two years after its World Cup championship, you'd hardly recognize the USA. Which is strange because it's almost entirely the same team. Read the whole story
Friday, July 30
1. Brazil vs. Canada, 4 am. Marta (fifth Olympics) vs. Christine Sinclair (fourth).
2. Great Britain vs. Australia, 5 am. Both head coaches are former U.S. assistants.
3. Japan vs. Sweden, 6 am. Thai-born Mina Tanaka rescued Nadeshiko against Chile.
4. USA vs. Netherlands, 7 am. The Dutch have scored tournament record 21 goals.
Note: All kickoff times are ET.
Friday's quarterfinal matchups are set after the three European entrants swept the group titles. Read the whole story
A scoreless tie sends the USA into the knockout stage with the fewest points it has ever earned in world championship group play. Read the whole story
LAFC also sent a 2022 first-round SuperDraft pick to the Rapids for $1 million in GAM and a 2022 international roster slot. Read the whole story
2019. Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks, NFL), Seattle Sounders
2019. James Harden (Brooklyn Nets, NBA), Houston Dynamo
2020. Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets, NBA), Philadelphia Union
2021. Mark Ingram II (Houston Texans, NFL), D.C United
2021. Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs, NFL), Sporting KC
Skill games featuring Fernandinho, Benjamin Mendy and Riyad Mahrez include navigating a mini-ball through an obstacle course. Read the whole story
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