REIMS, France -- The United States will need to overcome both Spain and scheduling disadvantages when it plays its first knockout-round game Monday in the FIFA Women's World Cup.
The U.S. was the tournament's most dominant team in winning all three of its games in the group stage. The Americans set a World Cup group-stage record by scoring 18 goals while not allowing any in wins against Thailand, Chile and Sweden. But in addition to being one of only two group winners that plays a second-place finisher...
CLEVELAND -- Christian Pulisic couldn't stop smiling.
Given that the U.S. thrashed Trinidad and Tobago 6-0 in its second group-stage match at the Gold Cup, this wouldn't seem to be that unusual. But Pulisic's postgame demeanor usually shifts between stoic, if the team wins, and scowl, if the team loses.
This time, Pulisic was practically buoyant, happy to discuss all manner of topics, though the team's performance pleased him most of all.
CLEVELAND -- United States manager Gregg Berhalter praised his side's patience and the diversity of the Americans' attack Saturday in a 6-0 demolition of Trinidad and Tobago in the group stage of the 2019 Gold Cup.
The U.S. took a 1-0 lead into halftime thanks to Aaron Long's 41st-minute header, then exploded with five goals in the second half. Gyasi Zardes scored twice in a three-minute span starting in the 66th minute. Christian Pulisic and Paul Arriola scored five minutes apart beginning in the...