Jerramy Stevens, a former University of Washington tight end and Seattle Seahawks draft pick, was arrested early Monday for investigation of assault following an altercation that left his fiancée, soccer star Hope Solo injured, according to police.
Alex Morgan headed in the winning goal in the final minutes to give the U.S. the win and advance to the gold medal game. Five of the seven total goals were scored by former University of Portland players.
Team USA can't wait to play Canada in an exhibition Thursday in the new Jeld-Wen Field. They have been taking in the Portland area for the last couple of days and leading the local tours have been some of the team’s Northwest locals.
Lisa Dahlkvist converted a penalty, Nilla Fischer scored on a free kick and Sweden beat the Americans for the first time in World Cup play on Wednesday night, a 2-1 victory that forces the U.S. to play Brazil in the quarterfinals.
Carli Lloyd scored in the sixth minute of overtime Thursday night, Hope Solo bailed out her teammates time and again, and the United States beat Brazil 1-0 to win the gold medal in women's soccer for a third time in four Olympics.
Brazil went ahead on an own-goal in the 20th minute, and Brazilian star Marta made it 2-0 soon after. Cristiane and Marta added goals in the second half, with Marta becoming the tournament's leading scorer with seven goals.