Carli Lloyd, center, celebrates after she scored three goals to help lead Team USA to a 5-2 win against Japan in the Women's World Cup plan. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

U.S. Beats Japan 5-2 In Women’s World Cup Final

Carli Lloyd was the star with a hat trick.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2015

Team USA's Julie Johnston, left, competes for the ball in the first half with Wang Shanshan of China in a Women's World Cup quarterfinal. The Americans won 1-0. (Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images)

U.S. Defeats China 1-0, Plays Germany In World Cup semifinals

Carli Lloyd scored in the 51st minute.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2015

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Mount Rushmore, July 4th,

America’s Most Patriotic Summer Vacation Spots

The U.S.A. boasts all-American tourist spots from sea to shining sea.


USA forward Abby Wambach, right, celebrates her goal with teammates Lauren Holiday and Tobin Heath. (Andy Clark/AFP/Getty Images)

Wambach’s Goal Gives U.S. A 1-0 Win Over Nigeria

Abby Wambach scored late in the first half, and the U.S. women’s national team nabbed a first-place finish in its group.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2015

USA's Carli Lloyd, center, battles for the ball against Lina Nilsson (16) of Sweden in the first half of what would be a 0-0 draw. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

U.S.,Sweden Play To 0-0 Group-Stage Draw

Meghan Klingenberg — not Hope Solo — made the biggest save of the night for the United States.


(Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox, Getty Images)

Meet The 10 USWNT World Cup First Timers

These 10 members of the United States Women’s National Team are making their first appearance in a World Cup.


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FIFA: Women’s World Cup Primer

The Women’s World Cup begins on Saturday. What are Team USA’s chances? We break it down.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2015


The Most Violent Big Cities In Each State 2014

According to the FBI, violent crime and property crime were down nationwide for the first half of 2014 — but did America’s big cities also see drops?


IOC president Thomas Bach. (Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)

Wanted: Cities Interested In Hosting 2024 Summer Olympics

The IOC might make its strict requirements more lenient after no one seems to want to host the 2022 Winter Games.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2014

Phil Mickelson. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Europe Storms Back To Grab 5-3 Lead In Ryder Cup

The U.S. led after best ball play, but Europe dominated in alternate shot.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2014

Derrick Rose. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Derrick Rose Comes Off Bench As USA Beats Puerto Rico In Exhibition

Stephen Curry scored 20 points and the U.S. national team pulled away in the second half to beat Puerto Rico 112-86 on Friday night in its final home exhibition game before the FIBA Basketball World Cup.



7 World Cup Pitch Invaders Who Regret Nothing

Although their fates remain a mystery, these few moments of glory will always be remembered…by them.


Tim Howard of the United States looks on in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Keidel: World Cup Runneth Over

You’ll notice the ratings for this World Cup are highest in the Northeast, where folks try rather hard to look most enlightened. And you may also notice by the time the U.S. team lost to Belgium, some of them had already jumped ship.


United States fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

17 World Cup Fans More Prepared For The Fourth Of July Than You

These World Cup fans have a leg-up on us all when it comes to showing their patriotism and we all need to take cues from their American ways. Here are 17 World Cup fans that are more prepared for the 4th of July than you:


(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

5 Things To Know Before USA-Belgium World Cup Matchup

In what is perhaps the most anticipated game for the USA thus far in the 2014 World Cup, Belgium is the only thing standing in the way of a round of 8 spot and Jurgen Klinsmann’s squad.


Head coach Joachim Loew of Germany (credit: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

8 Times Germany’s Coach Joachim Loew Was Over The Rain

Joachim Loew didn’t just battle the U.S., he did so while dealing with his nemesis…rain. Here’s the 8 times Germany’s head coach Joachim Loew was over the rain in Recife, Brazil…


Team USA midfielder controls the ball in a 1-0 loss to Germany on Thursday. (Getty Images)

U.S. Falls To Germany But Still Advances To Knockout Stage

The U.S. will next play on Tuesday afternoon, likely against Belgium.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2014

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Whoops: Soccer Twitter Page Tweets Chicago Blackhawks Rally Photo

While it is an unofficial account, a widely followed Twitter page about the World Cup just mixed up their sport.


USA striker Clint Dempsey. (Getty Images)

World Cup Preview: USA-Germany

The Americans will advance with a win or draw today.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2014

U.S. soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann. (Getty Images)

View: Flooded Recife Streets Mar Route To Stadium For USA-Germany

This doesn’t look good.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2014