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19-year-old Jaedyn Shaw shines for USWNT with 7-minute brace during 4-0 victory vs. Argentina

Jaedyn Shaw's first-half brace helped the U.S. women's national team cruise to a 4-0 victory over Argentina in a Group A match of the CONCACAF W Gold Cup on Friday in Carson, Calif.

Coupled with a 5-0 win over the Dominican Republic on Tuesday, the U.S. secured a spot in the quarterfinals with one group match left against Mexico in Carson on Monday.

The quarterfinals will be played March 2-3 in Los Angeles before the tournament moves to San Diego for the semifinals on March 6 and the final on March 10.

Gregg Berhalter and USMNT fall flat and open 2024 with loss to Slovenia

Gregg Berhlater won’t be too pleased with his young USMNT side as they lost 1-0 to Slovenia on Saturday at Toyota Field in San Antonio, Texas.

With it not being a FIFA international window, both the U.S. and Slovenia fielded teams with little to no international experience. Seven of the USMNT’s 11 starters were making their international debuts.

Center back Miles Robinson was the only USMNT player who played and is currently in consideration for Berhalter’s “A-team.”

Sister, Sister — Angel City sign 18-year-old Gisele Thompson, Alyssa’s younger sister

Angel City FC signed 18-year-old defender Gisele Thompson through the 2025 NWSL season.

The deal announced Thursday includes an option for 2026 for the Los Angeles native, who becomes the youngest player ever to sign with the club.

Thompson is currently a senior at Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City, Calif. She is the younger sister of Angel City's 2023 No. 1 overall draft pick, Alyssa Thompson.

USWNT avoid nightmare home defeat to China with second half comeback

The United States women’s national team ended the 2023 calendar year with a 2-1 comeback victory vs. China on Tuesday.

Interim head coach Twila Kilgore utilized an interesting 3-4-2-1 formation that had a blend of familiar names and newcomers.

Unfortunately, the first half reflected just that: Many players who haven’t played much time together in a formation they didn’t appear comfortable in. There was little to discuss about the USWNT’s attack in the first half.

Injury-riddled Milan forced to call up a 15-year-old to help in attack

AC Milan's injury problems in attack have opened the door for teenager Francesco Camarda who was called up to the squad to face Fiorentina and the 15-year-old has the talent to overcome his young age, manager Stefano Pioli said on Friday.

Rafael Leão was substituted with a hamstring injury early in Milan's last game with Lecce and is still sidelined, and his replacement in that game, Noah Okafor, suffered a thigh injury while on international duty with Switzerland.

15-year-old Nimfasha Berchimas is tearing up the U-17 World Cup as USA advance to Round of 16

The United States U-17 men’s youth national team has a star in the making and it’s 15-year-old Nimfasha Berchimas.

The U.S. is competing in the U-17 World Cup in Indonesia and secured a spot in the Round of 16 after defeating Burkina Faso 2-1 on Wednesday. The Americans bested South Korea 3-1 in their opening game and now sit tied at six points with France, mathematically advancing the U.S. out of the group.

Awesome scenes as Toulouse’s 18-year-old keeper jumps in stands to lead chant after Liverpool upset

Ligue 1 side Toulouse pulled off a major upset in the Europa League on Thursday defeating English giants Liverpool 3-2. Watch as the 18-year-old Toulouse goalkeeper leads chants with the ultras after the game.

Toulouse goalkeeper leads chants

Brazil’s teenage prodigy Endrick receives his first national team call up for World Cup qualifiers

Brazil have called up five players for the first time including Palmeiras' teenage prodigy Endrick for this month's World Cup qualifiers against Colombia and leaders Argentina in the squad announced by interim coach Fernando Diniz on Monday.

Endrick, who will join Real Madrid when he turns 18 in July, joins Douglas Luiz, Pepe, Joao Pedro and Paulinho for the first time for Brazil's trip to Colombia on Nov. 16 and the home game against world champions Argentina five days later.

Mia Fishel replaces Alex Morgan at halftime and immediately scores for USWNT

Mia Fishel scored her first international goal in her hometown to spark the U.S. women's national team to a 3-0 victory in a friendly against Colombia in San Diego on Sunday.

Fishel, in her second appearance, put the Americans ahead in the 56th minute, and Lindsey Horan followed with another goal six minutes later for a 2-0 lead. Jaedyn Shaw, an 18-year-old forward who made her debut on Thursday, scored in the 83rd minute.

The goals came after Casey Murphy made two saves in the opening three minutes of the second half to preserve the scoreless match for the Americans.

Unbelievable Bellingham scores both Real Madrid goals in El Clásico comeback win

BARCELONA, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Real Madrid battled back to win 2-1 at Barcelona in a nervy LaLiga 'El Clásico' on Saturday thanks to a brace by top scorer Jude Bellingham in the second half.

Barcelona produced a performance full of verve and skill, with midfielder Ilkay Gundogan opening the scoring from close range in the sixth minute by taking advantage of a bad defensive mistake by the visitors.

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