Tatum Gretz, 11, from Connelsville practices.

World Cup a big kick for young Pittsburgh players

Young men and women are taking a keen interest in Sunday’s championship match between the U.S. and Japan for the Women’s World Cup.

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Wambach’s last chance for Cup glory

With the Women’s World Cup fast approaching, Abby Wambach has one thing on her mind: winning.

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Shutout victory isn’t satisfying

USMNT destroy Guatemala in shutout victory, 4-0. However, they aren’t celebrating too much.

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Riverhounds still have 'ways to go' before making MLS leap

The USL team is focusing on filling Highmark Stadium consistently rather than jumping to the major league.

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Riverhounds reshuffle lineup ahead of New York clash

Two players and two coaches are suspended for the Fourth of July home game.

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 American star Carli Lloyd and the rest of the championship match-bound U.S. women's team have been a boon for Women's World Cup ratings.

Women's World Cup notebook: Ratings look good

There are a few reasons why you might find yourself, and others, watching the Women’s World Cup a lot more this year.

1 day ago

 West Allegheny grad Nick Kolarac works out during a Riverhounds practice at Highmark Stadium.

West Xtra: West Allegheny grad loves playing at 'home' for the Riverhounds

Riverhounds midfielder Nick Kolarac, a Pittsburgh native, feels as though he represents the city of Pittsburgh whenever he plays.

1 day ago

 U.S. forward Amy Rodriguez dribbles against China defender Liu Shanshan in the World Cup quarterfinals.

U.S. women's soccer at Heinz Field a hot ticket

The U.S. faces Japan on Sunday for the World Cup title, a rematch of the 2011 final.

1 day ago

Riverhounds coaches, players will serve suspensions Saturday

Four Riverhounds, two of them coaches, were suspended for an upcoming game for their conduct in a 1-0 loss last week.

2 days ago

 England's Josanne Potter, right, consoles Laura Bassett after a 2-1 loss to Japan in their Women's World Cup semifinal Wednesday in Edmonton, Alberta.

Japan win sets up U.S. soccer rematch

An injury time own goal from defender Laura Bassett crushed England’s hopes and gives Japan its second World Cup finals appearance.

2 days ago

Two players, two coaches to miss Riverhounds' game this weekend

Midfielder Danny Earls, defender Willie Hunt, head coach Mark Steffens and assistant coach Niko Katic are each suspended one game.

2 days ago

 England goalkeepers Karen Bardsley, left, and Siobhan Chamberlain practice Tuesday in Edmonton, Alberta, in preparation for their semifinal match tonight against Japan.

Women’s World Cup: England attracts national attention for semifinal

Vying for a finals bid against the United States, the England women’s national team has received widespread praise for its unlikely run.

3 days ago

 United States' Carli Lloyd (10) celebrates with teammates Ali Krieger (11) and Morgan Brian after scoring on a penalty kick against Germany during the second half of a Women's World Cup semifinal match Tuesday in Montreal.

USA heads to Women's World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany

The United States reached the final of the women's soccer World Cup for the second time in a row on Tuesday.

3 days ago

 U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo stops a shot during training Monday at Olympic Stadium in Montreal.

World’s top goalkeepers meet tonight in World Cup semifinal

American Hope Solo and Germany’s Angerer are among the best in business.

4 days ago

Germans outlast France for win

After a 1-1 tied game, Germany defeats France, 5-4 in penalty kicks. The Germans face the Americans on Tuesday.

1 week ago

Riverhounds take on undefeated Rochester Rhinos

The Riverhounds look to ride their momentum into a game tonight against the unbeaten Rochester Rhinos.

1 week ago

 Carli Lloyd looks on as she scores the only goal in the United State’s 1-0 quarterfinal victory against China Friday night at Lansdowne Stadium in Ottawa.

U.S. goalkeeper Solo earns 4th shutout in 1-0 victory against China in World Cup

The U.S. advance to the quarterfinals and go up against top-ranked Germany on Tuesday.

1 week ago

 US players Carli Lloyd (10) and Abby Wambach (20) celebrate their win over China after their 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup quarterfinal match at Lansdowne Stadium in Ottawa Friday.

U.S. women’s soccer team beats China, 1-0; advances to World Cup semi-finals

The United States shrugged off the suspension of two key players to beat China 1-0 in their women's World Cup quarter-final on Friday

1 week ago

 U.S. defender Meghan Klingenberg reacts to a reporter's question before a training session Wednesday at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario.

Richland native Klingenberg comes full circle in World Cup quarterfinals

The U.S. team takes on China in a rematch of the 1999 final.

1 week ago

 FIFA president Sepp Blatter hasn't decided whether he will go to Vancouver, British Columbia, to attend the Women's World Cup final on July 5.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter unsure if he will appear at Women's World Cup final

Blatter was originially scheduled to attend the championship, but the ongoing investigation into the corruption scandal changed his plans.

1 week ago

 Members of the U.S. women's soccer team celebrate a goal in the June 16 match against Nigeria.

U.S. women’s soccer to play at Heinz Field in August

The match, set for 1:30 p.m. Aug. 16, will be the first post-World Cup match for the team and will air on Fox Sports 1.

1 week ago

Riverhounds defender named to USL team of the week

Anthony Arena’s solid defending helped the Riverhounds record their first USL shutout this season with a win Saturday against FC Montreal.

1 week ago

 United States midfielder Morgan Brian (14) controls the ball during the first half in a Group D soccer match in the 2015 FIFA women's World Cup at Winnipeg Stadium.

Yellow cards bench top American players

Midfielders Lauren Holiday and Megan Rapinoe will not play during Friday’s quarterfinals match against China.

1 week ago

 The Riverhounds' Anthony Arena heads the ball against D.C. United's Jairo Arrieta during last Wednesday's game at Highmark Stadium.

Riverhounds defender Arena earns USL weekly honor

The Riverhounds recorded their first clean sheet in the league this season with a 1-0 win over FC Montreal on Saturday.

1 week ago

 Alex Morgan scored her first goal of the World Cup Monday night to help the U.S. women beat Colombia and advance to the quarterfinals.

U.S. heads to Women's World Cup quarterfinals after victory over Colombia

The second-ranked Americans will face No. 16 China on Friday in Ottawa.

1 week ago

England punches ticket to quarterfinals

It was a historic new best for England after a 2-1 victory against Norway Monday in Ottawa.

1 week ago

Late goal by Kerr gives Riverhounds a victory

The Riverhounds earn a win Saturday and post their first shutout of the USL season against FC Montreal, 1-0.

1 week ago

 United States' Tobin Heath, fAbby Wambach, Lauren Holiday, Christie Rampone and Carli Lloyd, fromleft, celebrate Wambach's goal against Nigeria during the first half of a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer game Tuesday, June 16, 2105, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Abby Wambach's first goal a big one for U.S. team

Women’s national team veteran got her first start and first goal of the tournament and U.S. heads into knockout round with Group D title.

2 weeks ago

 The Riverhounds' Miro Cabrilo, left, battles D.C. United's Markus Halsti Wednesday night at Highmark Stadium in the teams’ U.S. Cup fourth-round match.

Riverhounds fall to D.C. United, 3-1

Fitness made the difference as the Riverhounds lost to MLS's D.C. United 3-1 in extra time Wednesday at Highmark Stadium.

2 weeks ago

 Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber, center, speaks to the media following a news conference in Bern, Switzerland today.

Swiss prosecutor says 9 terabytes of FIFA evidence seized

"Our investigation is of great complexity and quite substantial," said Switzerland's attorney general Michael Lauber.

2 weeks ago

Riverhounds are underdogs but not overwhelmed by D.C. United

The Riverhounds expect a record crowd tonight when they play host to D.C. United in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup.

2 weeks ago

Wambach's goal gives US a 1-0 win over Nigeria

Abby Wambach scores in 1-0 US win over Nigeria to reach the knockout stage at the Women's World Cup

2 weeks ago

 D.C. United general manager Dave Kasper, right, former general manager of the Riverhounds, poses with D.C. United coach Ben Olsen.

Former Riverhounds GM returns to Pittsburgh with D.C. United

Dave Kasper was the Riverhounds’ original general manager. Now he is general manager for D.C. United, which plays Wednesday in Pittsburgh.

2 weeks ago

 American midfielder Carli Lloyd, left, and Swedish defender Lina Nilsson compete for a ball Friday in Winnipeg, Canada.

Pine-Richland grad makes a key play as USA, Sweden play to draw in Women's World Cup

Meghan Klingenberg — not Hope Solo — made the biggest save of the night for the United States.

2 weeks ago

Riverhounds scouting report

Scouting report

3 weeks ago

 Meghan Klingenberg has gone from Pine-Richland Ram to North Carolina Tar Heel to starter for the U.S. women's national soccer team.

Ron Cook: Pine-Richland High School in national spotlight

Former Rams athletes Neil Walker, Brandon Saad and Meghan Klingenberg are playing prominent roles around the sports world.

3 weeks ago

 Meghan Klingenberg, left, Christen Press, center, and U.S. coach Jill Ellis speak at a news conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on Thursday in advance of the U.S. soccer team’s match against Sweden at the Women’s World Cup. (AP Photo/Anne M. Peterson).

Connections abound between U.S. and Sweden women's soccer

The second-ranked U.S. women face No. 5 Sweden tonight in the second group-stage match for both teams.

3 weeks ago

 Megan Rapinoe celebrates her opening goal Monday against Australia in the Women's World Cup in Winnipeg, Canada.

Rapinoe scores two as Americans open Group D play with win

Rapinoe’s two goals gave the United States a 3-1 victory Monday night against Australia in its opener at the Women’s World Cup.

3 weeks ago

 Meghan Klingenberg, right, a Pine-Richland High School graduate, will be competing with the U.S. Women’s National Team for the World Cup, starting tonight.

Adam Bittner: Summer could be flashpoint for soccer in Pittsburgh

From Meghan Klingenberg playing for a World Cup to the Riverhounds on top, now’s the perfect time for the ’Burgh to embrace soccer.

3 weeks ago

 United States defender Meghan Klingenberg is interviewed during training in preparation for the 2015 Women's World Cup, where the team aims for its third title.

For Klingenberg and U.S. women, it's World Cup title or bust

The U.S. women’s national team has embraced an all-or-nothing mindset in trying to win its first World Cup since 1999

3 weeks ago

 Abby Wambach

Women’s World Cup takes center stage

While the World Cup will give the sport a jolt, women’s soccer officials are looking for long-term growth in the sport.

4 weeks ago

 Rob Vincent, left, and Kevin Kerr have lead the Riverhounds this season as the top goalscorers.

Riverhounds thrive with best offense, survive despite worst defense

The Riverhounds are unbeaten in their past five games, thanks to the USL’s best offense and in spite of the league’s worst defense.

4 weeks ago

Riiverhounds settle for tie after surrendering a late goal

The Riverhounds show defensive improvement, but still yield a late goal and must settle for 1-1 tie.

3 weeks ago


Aussie coach has advice for defending Japan

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) ??? Perhaps, Australia coach Alen Stajcic was on to something when he said, "We're not the Netherlands,"

Dempsey, Chandler score as US beats Guatemala 4-0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) ??? Clint Dempsey wants to look ahead to helping the U.S. defend its CONCACAF Gold Cup title and not back