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Midfielder Carli Lloyd and defender Becky Sauerbrunn have been chosen captains of the U.S. Women's National Team.
The duo was selected Saturday by U.S. coach Jill Ellis.
They take over from Christie Rampone, who is sidelined for four to six weeks after undergoing minor knee surgery before Christmas, and Abby Wambach, who has retired.
"Christie and Abby have been phenomenal leaders for this team for a long time, and we are forever grateful for their far-reaching contributions," Ellis said. "As we move into the next phase of this program, I've selected two captains who I know will represent us extremely well on and off the field and will help facilitate the positive direction of this team. They are two extremely professional players in both game and training environments, and they embody the DNA of this program."
Lloyd, 33, was the Golden Ball winner as the top player at the 2015 Women's World Cup and the Silver Boot winner as second-leading scorer in the tournament the Americans won. She also became the first female player to score a hat trick in a World Cup title game, getting all three goals in a 16-minute span.
Lloyd has 211 caps, eighth most in U.S. history.
"I never thought I would be captaining the national team, but I'm humbled and it's an amazing honor," said Lloyd. "At this stage in my career, I'm ready to take on this type of leadership role, but I also know that this team features a lot of great leaders, and we all lead in our own way. We have high goals and standards and it's the job of the veterans to make sure everyone is meeting those standards, which on this team of highly motivated women is an exciting prospect."
Sauerbrunn, 30, has 96 caps.
"It's a true honor to be named a captain of this team," said Sauerbrunn. "I look at this group and what it's accomplished and the hunger we still have for the things not yet accomplished and I'm constantly amazed. It's a privilege to help keep that motivation strong and moving in the direction we want it to go."
Real Madrid wins in Zidane's debut as head coach
Zinedine Zidane's head-coaching career got off to a winning start as Real Madrid defeated Deportivo La Coruna 5-0 in the Spanish league on Saturday.
Gareth Bale had a hat trick and Karim Benzema scored twice, including with a back-heel flick.
Zidane received a warm welcome at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, with fans loudly cheering the France great before and after the game in a stark contrast to when Rafa Benitez was in charge.
The result moved Real Madrid to within two points of Barcelona, which earlier defeated Granada 4-0 with a hat trick by Lionel Messi and a goal by Neymar.
Arsenal opens FA Cup defense with comeback win vs Sunderland
Arsenal began its FA Cup defense with a 3-1 comeback victory against Sunderland and was joined in the fourth round by Manchester United and Manchester City on Saturday.
United labored past Sheffield United 1-0 at Old Trafford, and Manchester City emphatically defeated Norwich 3-0.
Also, Premier League side Aston Villa was held to 1-1 at fourth-tier Wycombe, while fifth-tier Eastleigh drew 1-1 with second-division side Bolton.
It looked as if there could be a shock at Emirates Stadium, where the Premier League leader fell behind to a Jermaine Lens strike after 17 minutes for Sunderland, which was second-to-last in the league.
But Joel Campbell equalized, then two goals in three second-half minutes from substitute Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud ensured Arsenal moved on to the next round.
United overcame Sheffield with a penalty from Wayne Rooney with time virtually up, but its performance against third-tier opposition was another display lacking attacking intent.
When substitute Memphis Depay tried his luck with a low shot which went comfortably wide in the 66th minute, it was United's first attempt at goal, and was greeted with sarcastic cheers by supporters.
Depay was felled in the box in the third minute of injury time by Dean Hammond, and Rooney scored from the spot.
City had no problems at Norwich. Sergio Aguero beat four players before converting for the opener, and assisted on the second scored by Kelechi Iheanacho.
Kevin De Bruyne added the third, shooting though the legs of goalkeeper John Ruddy.
Eastleigh went 1-0 up over Bolton in the second half of its match at its Silverlake Stadium with an own goal by Bolton defender Dorian Dervite, but Darren Pratley saved humiliation by leveling moments from the end.
Villa became the second Premier League side to fail to beat fourth-tier opposition.
Villa captain Micah Richards gave his side the lead in the first half but Joe Jacobson leveled for the Chairboys with a penalty.
Villa was also last in the Premier League, and the draw stretched its winless run to 16 matches. After the game, Richards was on the pitch having an animated discussion with unhappy Villa supporters, and manager Remi Garde accepted the criticism.
Liverpool was the first Premier League side held by fourth-division opponents on Friday, when it drew with Exeter 2-2.
Its local rival Everton avoided a similar fate against opponents from the same division, as it beat Dagenham 2-0 at Goodison Park with goals from Aruna Kone and Kevin Mirallas.
West Brom needed a last-minute goal from James Morrison to draw with second tier Bristol City 2-2 and earn a replay, while Bournemouth came from a goal behind to beat Birmingham 2-1.
Of other Premier League teams, Southampton lost 2-1 against Crystal Palace, Watford beat Newcastle 1-0, West Ham edged Wolverhampton 1-0, and Stoke beat Doncaster 2-1.
Panama, Haiti complete Copa America field
Panama and Haiti have earned the final two spots in the Copa America Centenario field.
Panama beat Cuba 4-0, and Haiti topped Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 on Friday night in Panama City to qualify for the June 3-26 tournament in the United States.
Panama and Haiti will represent the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football along with the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica and Jamaica.
The event also includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela from the South American Football Confederation.
Bingham, Birnbaum, Vincent, Kitchen added to US roster
Goalkeeper David Bingham, defenders Steve Birnbaum and Brandon Vincent, and midfielder Perry Kitchen have been added to the U.S. roster for a training camp ahead of exhibition games against Iceland and Canada.
The U.S. Soccer Federation said Friday that a pair of San Jose players had been dropped because of injuries: midfielder Fatai Alashe (groin) and defender Marc Pelosi (tendinitis).
With the additions of Bingham and Vincent, 12 of the 25 players headed to camp have never appeared for the national team. Vincent helped Stanford win the NCAA title last month along with forward Jordan Morris, who also is on the U.S. roster.
Training starts Monday at Carson, California, where the U.S. plays Iceland on Jan. 31 and Canada on Feb. 5.