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Eventful Copa America puts an end to Chilean suffering

...this year's Copa America had reached the last 16 at the World Cup a year ago, but Uruguay, Brazil and Colombia never...coming off the humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany at the World Cup, was eliminated by Paraguay. The five-time world...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-07-05/eventful-copa-america-puts-end-ch
Carli Lloyd's hat trick helps Americans win third World Cup title

...restart for the Americans.The U.S. had struggled in the World Cup since winning the inaugural tournament in 1991 and then...minutes without conceding a goal, the longest streak in the World Cup since Germany went 679 scoreless minutes from 2003-11...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-05/carli-lloyds-hat-tri
US women eye payback against Japan

...development of football in the world."It will be the U.S. team's fourth appearance in the final. The Americans won the World Cup the first year of the women's tournament in 1991, and then again in 1999.The '99ers, as they are called, defeated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-04/us-women-eye-payback
Circumstances different for Japan in World Cup this time

...first since 1999.Japan, ranked No. 4 in the world, has met the second-ranked Americans three previous times at the World Cup, with the United States winning two matches before the final in Germany. The U.S. women have outscored the Japanese...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-03/circumstances-differ
Women's World Cup expansion showed sport's lack of depth

...Coast showed it deserves a place in the World Cup. But we also deserved to be better...Place.The global attention on the World Cup could give national federations...which served as qualifying for the World Cup.Trinidad and Tobago's national...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-07-02/womens-world-cup-expansion-showed
Lionel Messi, Argentina seek breakthrough in Copa America final

...from near midfield.It is Messi's and Argentina's second chance in a year to lift a trophy, and the first since the World Cup final in Brazil."We really want to win this one, we are very hopeful," the 28-year-old playmaker said through...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-01/lionel-messi-argenti
US women ride defense to World Cup final

...against the Matildas. Just before the World Cup got under way, ESPN revealed new...starter in matches leading up to the World Cup, has undeniably been a success...a red card.But Celia Sasic, the World Cup's top scorer with six goals...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-01/us-women-ride-defens
Japan takes on upstart England in World Cup semifinals

...Cup in March as providing an invaluable boost to his team entering the World Cup."We had to win it," Sampson said. "If we didn't win that...8-1-1, with its lone loss coming against third-ranked France in the World Cup opener.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-30/japan-takes-upstart-england-world
United States tops Germany in semifinals of Women's World Cup

...played out with FIFA embroiled in scandal.Earlier Tuesday, FIFA confirmed that President Sepp Blatter would skip the World Cup final, as U.S. officials pursue a criminal investigation into the game's ruling body.Blatter's second-in-command...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-30/united-states-tops-germany-semifi
Top 2 goalkeepers face off as US, Germany fight for spot in World Cup final

...The teams have met four times in the World Cup. Historically, the winner of...Solo leads all goalkeepers at the World Cup with 11 saves.In the 1-0 quarterfinal...one in mind, and that's to win the World Cup."Angerer, the former FIFA Player...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-30/top-2-goalkeepers-face-us-germany