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...

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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.