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Copa America standouts eye transfers to top European clubs

Now that the Copa America is over, several standout South American players are looking to transfer to top clubs in Europe. Some could be less expensive now than later, while …


Brazil players defend coach Tite amid report questioning future

Before the Copa America began, Brazil’s new soccer boss said coach Tite will stay on the job until the 2022 World Cup no matter what happens in the tournament. But …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019

Copa America organizers brush off criticism of tournament

The Copa America has been mired in problems including empty seats, poor pitches, long lines for fans to pick up tickets and issues with video review technology. But organizers of …


Argentina contemplates its future after another elimination

Argentina remains optimistic about its future despite another year without a title. There is some hope going forward after the team’s 2-0 loss to Brazil in the semifinals of the …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019

Brazil back at Maracana after 6 years for Copa America final

Brazil’s home is Maracana Stadium. Brazil is going home on Sunday for the first time in six years. The Maracana will stage the Copa America final, where Brazil will play …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019

Copa America: Lionel Messi fails again with Argentina

Another elimination for Argentina and another missed opportunity for Lionel Messi to succeed with the national team. Messi’s streak without a title with Argentina has been extended after a 2-0 …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019

Brazil beats Argentina and advances to Copa America final

Brazil beat Argentina 2-0 and will play Sunday’s Copa America final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The hosts will seek their 10th South American title while superstar …


Brazil left frustrated by Venezuela defense, VAR after draw

Brazil was left frustrated by both the Venezuela defense and video assistant refereeing after another lackluster outing at the Copa America. The Brazilians had two goals disallowed by VAR during …


Uruguay embracing status of Copa America favorite

Uruguay is starting to embrace the status of Copa America favorite. The Uruguayans were wary of it at first, but after their convincing 4-0 opening win over Ecuador it became …


Lionel Messi back again for another shot at Copa America title

Lionel Messi was fed up and hurting three years ago after being on the losing side once again at the Copa America. Messi said then “the national team is over. …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019

Neymar misses Brazil training session because of knee pains

Neymar sat out Brazil’s training session on Wednesday, a day after he limped off the field with knee pains as the team began its Copa America preparations. Brazil’s soccer confederation …


Chile wins 2nd straight Copa America title as Messi misses

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Lionel Messi still awaits his first title with Argentina’s national team. Messi put his penalty kick over the crossbar, Francisco Silva converted Chile’s shootout finale and …


With 1-0 loss to Colombia, U.S. finishes 4th in Copa America

Not quite a victory for the United States. Just a good enough effort to leave the team feeling better about itself.


Messi, Argentina face Chile in Copa America final rematch

Another year, another final for Lionel Messi and Argentina.


Soccer notes: Tim Howard to start in goal for U.S. in Copa third-place game

Tim Howard – remember him? – will be in goal for just the fourth time in five months when the United States plays Colombia in Glendale, Arizona, on Saturday night …


Digest: Arizona shuts out UCSB 3-0, advances to CWS bracket final

Jared Oliva homered for the first time in over two months and JC Cloney pitched seven strong innings, leading Arizona to a 3-0 victory over UC Santa Barbara in a …


Lionel Messi leads Argentina over U.S., into Copa America final

Lionel Messi was too much for the United States to contain. The five-time world player of the year set up Ezequiel Lavezzi’s opening goal in the third minute, then scored …


U.S.: Facing Argentina, Messi in Copa semis not overwhelming

American players maintained over and over that playing Argentina and Lionel Messi in a Copa America semifinal on Tuesday night was a big deal, yet not mind-boggling.


Digest: Nathan Bannister strikes out 11, Arizona beats Miami 5-1 at College World Series

Nathan Bannister matched his career high with 11 strikeouts in seven innings and Arizona capitalized on Miami starter Michael Mediavilla’s rocky first inning a 5-1 victory Saturday night in the …


Colombia beats Peru 4-2 on PKs to reach Copa America semis

David Ospina made an outstanding flying kick save in a shootout, Christian Cueva sent Peru’s final attempt over the crossbar and Colombia reached the Copa America semifinals for the first …


U.S. will have depth of roster tested in Copa America semifinals

When Jurgen Klinsmann started experimenting with his roster following the 2014 World Cup, the U.S. coach did it with the hope of building more depth for the next four-year cycle.


Clint Dempsey, Gyasi Zardes lead U.S. over Ecuador, into Copa semis

Clint Dempsey scored for the third straight game on a first-half header and set up Gyasi Zardes for a tap-in goal midway through the second half, boosting the United States …


John Brooks anchors defense for U.S. men

Before the start of the Copa America, John Brooks likely was best known for coming off the United States bench to score the winning goal against Ghana in the 2014 …


In brief: Top-seeded Florida Gators advance to College World Series

In brief: JJ Schwarz broke out of a two-week hitting slump by driving in five runs – most of them on a grand slam – and Florida beat rival Florida …


Klinsmann hopes US mentality changes in Copa knockout stage

Jurgen Klinsmann wants a transformed mentality when the United States opens the knockout phase of the Copa America on Thursday. “The whole old story is the underdog story, and I …


U.S. reaches Copa America quarterfinals, wins Group A

The United States advanced to the quarterfinals of the Copa America, getting a first-half goal from Clint Dempsey and surviving DeAndre Yedlin’s early second-half ejection to beat Paraguay 1-0 on …


In Brief: Brooke Henderson, Mirim Lee share lead at Women’s PGA

Brooke Henderson and Mirim Lee withstood a wild weather day to share the lead at 2 under halfway through the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, …


Lionel Messi will play against Panama

Lionel Messi is ready to play again. At a key moment, too.


US bounces back with 4-0 victory over Costa Rica

The fans stood and cheered when Clint Dempsey headed off the field in the second half, and the forward responded with his own round of applause.


In brief: Paraguay ties Costa Rica in Copa America

Paraguay and Costa Rica tied 0-0 on Saturday night in Copa America in their Group A opener at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.