Talk of ‘the 99ers’ inspires U.S. women to match title feat

There is a shadow hanging over the U.S. team as it prepares for Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final against Japan in Vancouver, B.C. Inside the American team, the shadow of 1999 is inescapable. That is the last time the U.S. won a World Cup.

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Where to watch the Women’s World Cup final

The Seattle Reign and Sounders are hosting a joint Women’s World Cup final viewing party on Sunday afternoon at the Ninety in Pioneer Square – but the event is invitation-only. If you’re looking for a public venue from which cheer on the U.S. women as they take on Japan and aren’t on the guess list,...

Where to watch Sunday’s World Cup final

If you’re looking for a public venue from which cheer on the U.S. women as they take on Japan and aren’t on the guess list, here are some alternatives throughout the region.

Ticket prices soar, then drop for World Cup

The Women’s World Cup final between the U.S. and Japan on Sunday in Vancouver, B.C., is a popular ticket, reflecting the growing popularity of the sport in America.

In Women’s World Cup viewership, new generation is older one

A generation of American women who grew up playing sports because of Title IX now makes up the television audience that advertisers covet. Today's adults were young, impressionable fans when Brandi Chastain ripped off her jersey to celebrate the winning penalty kick at the 1999 Women's World Cup, and even earlier when the buzz of...

United States’ Julie Johnston (19) challenges Germany’s Celia Sasic during the second half of a semifinal in the Women’s World Cup soccer tournament, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (19) challenges Germany’s Celia Sasic during the second half of a semifinal in the Women’s World Cup soccer tournament, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. The United States won 2-0. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

Americans ride defense into final in Vancouver

It used to be that the U.S. women’s national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women’s World Cup in Canada, the Americans are finding success with a locked-down defense.