Women’s World Cup: Struggling United States faces familiar opponent in knockout round

United States’ Rose Lavelle, center, talks with a referee after receiving a yellow card during the first half against Portugal on Tuesday in Auckland, New Zealand. Lavelle received two yellow cards during group play and is unable for the United States’ round of 16 game against Sweden. Abbie Parr/Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia — Frequent rivals Sweden and the United States will meet once again at the Women’s World Cup, but this time the stakes are tremendously higher. ROUND OF 16

WHO: United States vs. Sweden WHEN: 5 a.m. Sunday TELEVISION: FOXThe two-time defending champion Americans are struggling heading into […]

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