Saka, Sargent climb; Hazard falls

The days are counting down to the start of the World Cup in Qatar, with the host nation kicking it all off on Nov. 20 when they take on Ecuador. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, more (U.S.) All 32 finalists are making their closing plans for the tournament, hoping that star players don’t … Read more

USWNT coach – Proud of players for even being on field vs. England after ‘extremely difficult week’

LONDON — United States women’s national coach Vlatko Andonovski said he was proud of his players for “even being on the field” after they lost 2-1 to England at Wembley Stadium on Friday, just days after the release of a report detailing systemic abuse in women’s soccer in the U.S. The independent investigative report from … Read more

England beats US women’s national soccer team at Wembley

LONDON — Reigning European champions England added another notch to their goalposts with a win over current World Cup champions the United States in a friendly at Wembley. The Lionesses prevailed 2-1, with Georgia Stanway‘s penalty the difference after Lauren Hemp and Sophia Smith had both struck. – Report: England 2-1 United States Here are … Read more

Predictions, what’s at stake, rivalry chat

As friendlies go, Friday’s matchup between the U.S. women’s national team and England is about as enticing as they get. Fresh off winning the 2022 Euros, the Lionesses will be eager to keep manager Sarina Wiegman’s incredible unbeaten streak going against the reigning World Cup champions. The U.S., meanwhile, might have won the biggest trophy … Read more

England star Alessia Russo wants to inspire young girls

Alessia Russo thinks for a moment and then has two words to describe how life has been since helping England win Euro 2022 with a 2-1 victory against Germany in the final at Wembley in July: “Pretty crazy!” – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, more (U.S.) Russo and teammates such as Ella Toone, Leah … Read more

Why Manchester United’s four England stars could miss the 2022 World Cup

10:00 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent England manager Gareth Southgate can sometimes bristle when he’s asked questions about the national team’s Manchester United contingent, knowing that anything he says is likely to become the headline. But the 52-year-old has reason to keep an eye on Old Trafford for the next two months as he whittles down … Read more

England book 2023 Women’s World Cup spot vs. Austria but there is more to come from Lionesses

WIENER NEUSTADT, Austria — A goal in each half in Austria was more than enough for England, when the newly crowned European Champions returned to competitive action with a 2-0 win that secured their berth at the 2023 World Cup with a match to spare in their qualification group. England’s record under Sarina Wiegman has … Read more

100 days to World Cup

Your team is going to lose the World Cup. Probably. Almost every team is going to lose the World Cup. That’s just the way the World Cup works. One team wins, and most teams lose. The odds are not in your favor. 2 Related But the World Cup is officially only 100 days away, which … Read more