VANCOUVER — Captain Christine Sinclair helped Canada to a win in her international swansong Tuesday, wiping away pre-game tears to help set up the goal in a 1-0 victory over Australia. The 40-year-old from Burnaby, B.C., gave way to 35-year-old Sophie Schmidt of Abbotsford, B.C., in the 58th minute, marking the end of an glittering international career that produced a world-record 190 goals and a legion of fans. Teammates embraced her on the field as the enthusiastic crowd of 48,112 stood and ch
SAO PAULO (AP) — There's an old saying in Brazilian soccer: some things only happen to Botafogo. The reference to the club's historic lack of luck has never rung more true than this year. The club of World Cup winning greats like Mané Garrincha, Jairzinho and Mário Zagallo squandered a 13-point lead in the Brazilian league and now Palmeiras is very likely to defend its title on Wednesday. It's the first time a team has lost such a big advantage in the South American nation's top flight. The last
Lucy Bronze’s stoppage-time goal looked to have won the group for England but the Netherlands scored a crucial fourth against Belgium.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jaedyn Shaw scored the go-ahead goal in the 79th minute to give the United States a 2-1 victory over China on Tuesday night in the Americans' final match of the year. It was the second of two exhibition matches against China. The United States won the first 3-0 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Saturday. Shaw's second international goal came in front of her hometown crowd in Frisco. The 19-year old was making her first start for the national team. Shen Mengyu scored in first-h