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Jessica McDonald scores and U.S. women down Portugal 1-0

Jessica McDonald scored in the 43rd minute and the U.S. women’s national team won its 500th match with a 1-0 victory over Portugal. The United States is now 500-65-74 overall …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 10:31 a.m.

FIFA warns of World Cup ban for players in breakaway league

FIFA President Gianni Infantino says soccer’s biggest names would be banned from the World Cup if they played in a breakaway European Super League. He says the governing body would …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:04 a.m.

Christian Pulisic scheduled for U.S. soccer return while Michael Bradley dropped

Christian Pulisic is scheduled to return to the U.S. national soccer team after playing in just one match over 13 months. Captain Michael Bradley was dropped after his first two …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 2:35 p.m.

Saudi government funds won’t pay for new FIFA events

FIFA says new competitions that will bring in $25 billion are not funded directly by any nation, including Saudi Arabia. Documents seen by The Associated Press show that FIFA told …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

U.S. wins CONCACAF qualifying final 2-0 over Canada

Rose Lavelle and Alex Morgan each scored and the U.S. women’s national team defeated rival Canada 2-0 in the championship at the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament. With the …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

Josh Sargent scores, U.S. gives up late goal in 1-1 tie with Peru

Josh Sargent scored early in the second half and three more Americans made their debuts under interim coach Dave Sarachan before a young United States team conceded an 86th-minute goal …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 7:18 p.m.

U.S. loses 4-2 to Colombia in Michael Bradley’s return

Carlos Bacca, Radamel Falcao and Miguel Borja scored second-half goals to lead Colombia over the United States 4-2 in an exhibition that marked the return of American captain Michael Bradley …


Rose Lavelle, Alex Morgan lead U.S. women past Trinidad and Tobago

Rose Lavelle and Alex Morgan scored two goals apiece to help the United States beat Trinidad and Tobago 7-0 in the Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament. Tobin Heath added a …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan lead U.S. women in 6-0 rout of Mexico

Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan scored two goals apiece to lead the United States past Mexico 6-0 on Thursday night in each team’s opening match of the CONCACAF World Cup …


Tyler Adams scores 1st goal to give U.S. 1-0 win over Mexico

Tyler Adams scored his first international goal, four minutes after Angel Zaldivar was ejected for a studs-up tackle, and the United States rebounded from a poor first half for a …


Brazil great Ronaldo leaves hospital after bout with flu

Brazil soccer great Ronaldo says he has been discharged from a hospital in Ibiza, where he had been treated for flu since Friday.


U.S. women defeat Brazil 4-1 to clinch Tournament of Nations title

Julie Ertz, Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan scored second-half goals and the United States took control to beat Brazil 4-1 for the Tournament of Nations title. Heath’s curling goal in …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

Brazil coach Tite extends contract until 2022 World Cup

Brazil coach Tite has extended his contract until the end of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Tite is the first Brazil coach to extend his deal after a World …


Kylian Mbappe, Luka Modric on 10-man list for FIFA best player award

World Cup stars Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric will challenge the decade-long dominance of FIFA’s best player award by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Mbappe, the teenage star of France’s …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 2:49 p.m.

Alisson joins Liverpool as world’s most expensive goalie

Brazil goalkeeper Alisson has become the world’s most expensive goalkeeper after joining Liverpool from Roma. Roma said the deal for Brazil’s starting goalkeeper at the World Cup in Russia “could …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 3:47 p.m.

Vive la France: Les Bleus advance to World Cup final

France is back in the World Cup final for the first time since Zinedine Zidane’s headbutt in 2006. Samuel Umtiti used his head to score from a corner kick in …


Neymar leads Brazil past Mexico, into World Cup quarterfinals

Flaunting his flair and his finishing touch wasn’t enough. Neymar put his theatrics on show, too. What became clear in Brazil’s 2-0 victory over Mexico on Monday is that the …


Belgium beats Japan 3-2 to reach World Cup quarterfinals

Jan Vertonghen started Belgium’s comeback with a wild, looping header and Nacer Chaldi capped it by finishing off a 10-second, end-to-end attack in the final moments. It added up to …


World Cup kickoff: Well-rested Harry Kane still tops World Cup scorers

When Harry Kane takes the field for England on Tuesday, it will be his first match in nine days. He’s still the leading scorer at the World Cup.


Danijel Subasic saves 3 in shootout, Croatia advances at World Cup

In the second straight shootout of the tournament, the Croats advanced to the quarterfinals on Sunday with a 3-2 victory over Denmark on penalties following a 1-1 draw in Nizhny …


Host Russia extends World Cup party by eliminating Spain

Igor Akinfeev saved two shots during the shootout, while all of his teammates scored to give Russia a 4-3 advantage after a draw that was dominated by Spain in every …


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Edinson Cavani scores twice, Uruguay ousts Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal 2-1 at World Cup

Edinson Cavani scored twice and Cristiano Ronaldo none. That gave Uruguay a 2-1 victory over Portugal at the World Cup. Ronaldo’s exit came on the same day that Lionel Messi …


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Kylian Mbappe, not Lionel Messi, stars as France ousts Argentina 4-3 from World Cup

Teenager Kylian Mbappe scored two goals in a five-minute span to lead France over Argentina 4-3 and into the World Cup quarterfinals. The loss could be the end of Lionel …


Lionel Messi vs. France with Maradona watching; Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Uruguay

No matter what Lionel Messi does at the World Cup, Diego Maradona will be watching. Messi was already facing outsize pressure in what could be his last World Cup, and …


Panama coach gets mad after team called worst at World Cup

Panama’s coach didn’t like it when someone called his team the worst at the World Cup. The Central American country lost all three of its group matches at the tournament, …


Colombia’s win tempered by concern for James Rodriguez

Colombia’s joy at moving on to the knockout round at this World Cup was tempered by concern for their star from the last one. Midfielder James Rodriguez left in the …


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 2:51 p.m.

Tunisia tops Panama 2-1 for first World Cup win in 40 years

Tunisia captain Wahbi Khazri set up a second-half goal and then scored one of his own to help his side secure its first victory in a World Cup in four …


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 3:31 p.m.

Belgium beats England 1-0, moves into tougher side of draw

Belgium came out on top in a match neither team had to win and took first place in its World Cup group with a 1-0 victory over England. Adnan Januzaj …


Yellow cards against Japan and Senegal in the World Cup

All yellow cards assessed against Japan and Senegal in the group stage of the World Cup, with player, opponent, time, cause and referee.


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 1:05 p.m.

Colombia advances while Senegal is eliminated by tiebreaker

Yerry Mina scored on a header in the 74th minute and Colombia has defeated Senegal 1-0 to secure a spot in the knockout round at the World Cup. Senegal was …