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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

Jordan Morris’ late goal gives U.S. 1-1 exhibition draw vs Uruguay

Jordan Morris scored his first international goal in more than two years in the 79th minute, giving the United States a 1-1 tie against Uruguay in an exhibition game.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 8:40 p.m.

Iranian female soccer fan dies after setting herself on fire

An Iranian woman detained for dressing as a man to sneak into a soccer stadium to watch a match has died after setting herself on fire upon learning she could …


Sergino Dest set for U.S. debut but could switch to Netherlands

Sergino Dest, an 18-year-old defender with Ajax, is scheduled to start Friday night’s exhibition against Mexico in his debut for the U.S. senior national team but could switch his affiliation …


Italy, Spain keep perfect records in European qualifiers

Spain and Italy have both kept perfect records in European Championship qualifying, moving to five wins from five, but it was far from easy. Italy was lackluster in attack against …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 7:26 p.m.

Carli Lloyd, U.S. women ease past Portugal in front of record crowd

Carli Lloyd had a goal and an assist in front of her hometown fans, and the U.S. women’s national team continued its post-World Cup victory tour with a 4-0 win …


Inter signs Alexis Sanchez on loan from Man United

Forward Alexis Sanchez has joined Inter Milan on loan after underperforming at Manchester United. Inter and United both confirmed the deal Thursday.


DaMarcus Beasley has some fixes for American soccer

DaMarcus Beasley is heading into the final stretch of a decorated playing career. The captain of the Houston Dynamo plans to retire at the end of the season. He has …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 11:34 a.m.

FIFA expands Women’s World Cup from 24 teams to 32 for 2023

FIFA’s Council has unanimously approved expanding the Women’s World Cup from 24 teams to 32 for 2023 and has reopened bidding to host the tournament.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 8:35 a.m.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Megan Rapinoe nominated for FIFA awards

Five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are among the 10 candidates for the FIFA best player award. United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the women’s award.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 9:28 a.m.

FIFA seeks quick expansion of Women’s World Cup to 32 teams

FIFA is asking its ruling council to fast-track expansion of the next Women’s World Cup to 32 teams. In a document seen by The Associated Press, FIFA says it wants …


U.S. men’s soccer to play Uruguay in St. Louis on Sept. 10

The U.S. men’s soccer team will play Uruguay in an exhibition at St. Louis’ Busch Stadium on Sept. 10, four days after the Americans face Mexico at East Rutherford, New …


CONCACAF teams on track for last set of World Cup qualifiers

Mexico, the U.S. and the other nations among the top six in CONCACAF remain on track to compete in the final round of regional qualifying to determine three World Cup …


U.S. women’s soccer to play Portugal in pair of exhibitions

The world champion U.S. women’s soccer team will play a pair of exhibitions against Portugal on its victory tour, on Aug. 29 at Philadelphia and five days later at St. …


Lionel Messi suspended from Argentina’s opening World Cup qualifier

Lionel Messi was suspended from Argentina’s first qualifying march for the 2022 World Cup and fined $1,500 by South American soccer’s governing body. CONMEBOL said its decision resulted from Messi’s …


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 3:47 p.m.

Algeria wins African Cup title, beats Sadio Mane’s Senegal 1-0

Algeria has won the African Cup of Nations, beating Senegal 1-0 in the final with a deflected goal in the opening seconds by striker Baghdad Bounedjah. Bounedjah’s shot on Algeria’s …


United States extends FIFA women’s rankings lead with World Cup win

The United States has extended its lead in the FIFA rankings by retaining the World Cup. The American women’s fourth world title built a record points lead over No. 2 …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 12:18 p.m.

FIFA gets tougher on racism in disciplinary code update

FIFA is doubling its minimum ban for racist incidents to 10 games, and will start inviting players to make victim statements at disciplinary hearings. Stricter handling of racism and discrimination …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

‘I just want to be like them’: Fans celebrate with U.S players at parade honoring Women’s World Cup win

U.S. women’s soccer co-captain Megan Rapinoe and her teammates shared a float with Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro at a parade honoring them. Rapinoe …


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 3 p.m.

NYC to host ticker tape parade for U.S. women’s national team Wednesday

The U.S. women’s national soccer team will be showered with praise and paper confetti Wednesday at the first ticker tape parade in New York City since the team’s World Cup …


UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Back-to-back! Megan Rapinoe-led U.S. beats Dutch 2-0 for fourth World Cup title

The United States won its record fourth Women’s World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 when Megan Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the second …


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

Larry Stone: As World Cup final nears, U.S. women don’t care what anyone thinks of them. Nor should they.

The USWNT is on the verge of winning another Women’s World Cup, and they’ve gotten to the final with a brash confidence that they shouldn’t need to apologize for. If …


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 5:54 p.m.

Sweden beats England 2-1, takes third at Women’s World Cup

Kosovare Asllani and Sofia Jakobsson each scored and Sweden beat England 2-1 Saturday night to take third place in the Women’s World Cup.


Tyler Boyd conceived in U.S., and now he’s playing there, too

Tyler Boyd was conceived in the U.S. and now he’s playing there, too. Born to an American mother and a New Zealander father, he made six appearances for the All …


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 …


England’s Karen Carney to retire after third-place playoff

England faces Sweden on Saturday in the Women’s World Cup looking to secure a second straight bronze medal. The Lionesses found themselves in the third-place game after losing a dramatic …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 2:55 p.m.

United States midfielder Lindsey Horan hopes Women’s World Cup successes boost NWSL

The National Women’s Soccer League is in the midst of its seventh season and has been more successful than any other attempt at a pro women’s league in the United …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 2:08 p.m.

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 …


Alex Morgan says tea-sipping celebration was nod to Sophie Turner

Alex Morgan said her tea-sipping celebration at the Women’s World Cup was a nod to actress Sophie Turner’s amusing Instagram posts. Some considered the celebration a dig at England, which …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 11:12 a.m.

FIFA looks to expand Women’s World Cup from 24 to 32 teams

FIFA is looking to expand the Women’s World Cup from 24 to 32 teams. The plan was revealed by FIFA President Gianni Infantino ahead of Sunday’s final between the United …