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Recent articles by Steven:

He worked security for the U.S. women, then chased a world title with the paralympic team

Seth Jahn wrapped up a stint on the women's national team’s security detail before playing for the U.S. paralympic squad at a tournament for those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries, stroke or cerebral palsy. → Read More

USWNT will celebrate and be celebrated — and then it’s back to work

A parade in New York, a possible visit to Washington, and then back to the NWSL, or retirement. → Read More

‘Locked on and still hungry,’ U.S. soccer enters World Cup final aware of its legacy

The team has taken extra burden on and off the field in defending its World Cup title but is one step away. → Read More

Rose Lavelle has been U.S. soccer’s World Cup revelation

The 24-year-old midfielder has earned attention in her first World Cup with quick footwork and a nutmeg for the highlight reel, but the national team has long known what it had in her. → Read More

At left back, Crystal Dunn is getting it right for USWNT at World Cup

“She watched films, she studied,” U.S. Coach Jill Ellis said. "She’s very diligent. I chatted with her [last week] and said, 'Dunnie, you’ve grown so much, you are so ready for this moment.’ " → Read More

Megan Rapinoe: ‘I’m particularly and uniquely and very deeply American’

A day after sitting out the U.S. victory in the World Cup semifinals, the team co-captain defended her politics, her patriotism — and Alex Morgan's goal celebration. → Read More

Megan Rapinoe misses U.S.-England World Cup semifinal with hamstring injury

The 33-year-old had scored the previous four goals for the U.S. before missing Tuesday's semifinal. → Read More

England can match the U.S. in confidence. Can it measure up to the Americans’ play?

The Lionesses are the latest European upstarts to take a shot at dethroning the U.S. Women's World Cup supremacy. → Read More

Megan Rapinoe vs. Lucy Bronze in a World Cup semifinal is a star-power matchup like no other

The World Cup's Golden Ball could be decided in Tuesday's semifinal in Lyon. → Read More

The Women’s World Cup has never seen a matchup quite like USA vs. France

It's a quarterfinal, not the final, but few international women’s team sports events have generated such buzz as the faceoff between the reigning Americans and the fast-rising French. → Read More

VAR is working at World Cup, FIFA says. That’s not wrong, but it could work better.

The video replay system, which is being used at the Women's World Cup for the first time, has been at the center of controversy in several matches. → Read More

USWNT gets its first taste of vulnerability ahead of its biggest World Cup test yet

Against Spain, the U.S. defense was called "moldy," the coach was criticized for her substitution patterns, and star forward Alex Morgan did not appear to be full strength. The team said adversity will prove beneficial vs. France. → Read More

Women’s World Cup bracket: Norway, Germany are first to reach quarterfinals

Follow the progress of the defending champion Americans and all 16 teams through the knockout stage. → Read More

Spain’s pro clubs are investing in women’s soccer, and it’s paying off in the World Cup

Though the national team's hopes of upsetting the top-ranked Americans on Monday in the World Cup are thin, it is a rising power after years of neglect in favor of the men's squad. → Read More

U.S. soccer trashes any talk of tanking vs. Sweden

A loss to its longtime rival in the group stage finale would delay a potential matchup with powerful France. But Abby Dalhkemper said, “It’s in our team’s DNA to want to win.” → Read More

Lindsey Horan back in Paris with USWNT for Women’s World Cup

Said Horan, who skipped college soccer to play for Paris Saint-Germain: “Being on the world stage and being at a World Cup in this city — it’s just absolutely insane.” → Read More

Women’s World Cup results, schedule and standings

Find out when the U.S. women's soccer team will play in defense of its world title, and follow the progress of all 24 teams through the group stage. → Read More

Mallory Pugh and Rose Lavelle are best friends, roommates and now, World Cup goal-scorers

The youthful pair have risen together as teammates for both country and club, the Washington Spirit. → Read More

With larger goals in mind, USWNT says it’s not worried about how it celebrates them

Said midfielder Samantha Mewis: “I don’t think we are really super-involved in watching and reading a lot of media about ourselves, to be honest.” → Read More

Alex Morgan is the face of U.S. soccer and now its golden boot

The forward had a leading role in women's soccer well before she tied an American record with five goals in a World Cup match on Tuesday. → Read More