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Sports briefs: U.S. beats Switzerland 4-1 in women’s soccer
First Published Aug 20 2014 10:12 pm • Last Updated Aug 20 2014 11:00 pm

Women’s soccer • Megan Rapinoe scored just three minutes into the game, and the United States got three goals in the second half to beat Switzerland 4-1 Wednesday night.

Carli Lloyd made a penalty kick early in the second half, Christen Press scored in the 77th minute and Abby Wambach got her 168th career score in the 87th.

At a glance

MLS standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE

W L T Pts GF GA

Sporting K.C. 12 6 6 42 36 23

D.C. 12 7 4 40 36 26

Toronto FC 9 8 5 32 33 34

Columbus 7 8 9 30 32 32

New York 6 7 10 28 35 34

New England 8 12 3 27 30 36

Philadelphia 6 9 9 27 36 39

Houston 7 12 4 25 25 42

Chicago 4 6 13 25 29 35

Montreal 4 14 5 17 23 41

WESTERN CONFERENCE

W L T Pts GF GA

Seattle 13 7 3 42 39 31

Real Salt Lake 11 4 9 42 38 28

FC Dallas 11 7 6 39 43 32

Los Angeles 10 5 7 37 39 26

Vancouver 7 4 12 33 33 29

Portland 7 7 10 31 39 39

Colorado 8 11 6 30 37 39

San Jose 6 9 7 25 26 28

Chivas USA 6 11 6 24 21 36

Wednesday’s Games

Los Angeles 4, Colorado 3

Seattle FC 1, San Jose 1, tie

Friday’s Game

Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas, 7 p.m.

Saturday’s Games

Montreal at New York, 5 p.m.

Chicago at Toronto FC, 5 p.m.

Houston at Columbus, 5:30 p.m.

Chivas at New England, 5:30 p.m.

D.C. at Sporting K.C., 6:30 p.m.

Vancouver at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m.

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"We knew Switzerland would be a good challenge and we played good, up-tempo soccer," U.S. coach Jill Ellis said after improving to 2-0-1 since being officially named to the position. She was also 6-0-2 in two stints as interim coach.

Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic scored on a penalty kick in the 70th minute for Switzerland. It came on the Swiss’ only shot on goal and ended Hope Solo’s bid to set a new shutout record for the US women. Solo remained tied with Briana Scurry for the team mark with 71 shutouts.

Two New Mexico players quit amid hazing probe

Women’s soccer • Two sisters have quit the University of New Mexico women’s soccer team amid an investigation into possible hazing that sent two players to the hospital.

The university says freshmen twins Danielle and Devin Scelsi quit the team Tuesday following an incident Sunday that involved several players becoming extremely intoxicated.

University of New Mexico Athletic Director Paul Krebs said Wednesday that there’s no question there was hazing by the women’s soccer team and that alcohol played a role.

Krebs said no one was forced to drink, but because of peer pressure, officials consider it hazing.


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L.A. Galaxy rally to beat Colorado, 4-3

MLS • Landon Donovan scored in the 80th minute to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a 4-3 comeback victory over the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday.

The Galaxy trailed 2-0 and 3-1 in the first half. Goals by Robbie Keane, Omar Gonzalez, Alan Gordon and Donovan handed Colorado its fifth straight loss.

Seven charged with trespassing at Ray Allen’s home

NBA • In Coral Gables, Fla., seven people were charged Wednesday with trespassing at former Miami Heat player Ray Allen’s home while his wife and four young children were asleep upstairs.

Police say 18- and 19-year-olds were attending a party next door when they entered throughout the front door of the unlocked Coral Gables home last week. Shannon Allen said she woke up, heard male voices discussing their personal property and saw the beams of large flashlights.



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