Latest International soccer News

US to play Canada, Martinique in 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Sep. 29, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The United States was drawn to play Canada, Martinique and either Barbabos, Bermuda, Haiti or St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the group stage of next summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, a tournament many top players are likely to skip. The Confederation of North American and Caribbean...

New York Yankees' Clint Frazier wears a mask while playing in left field against the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

The Latest: Families of Ravens players may go to Chiefs game

Sep. 25, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Baltimore Ravens will allow 250 immediate family members of players, coaches and front office staff to Monday night’s game against Kansas City Chiefs. They will be the only people in attendance. Because of the...

FILE - In this Saturday Aug. 26, 2017 file photo, Crystal Palace's manager Frank de Boer looks on during their English Premier League soccer match against Swansea City at Selhurst Park in London. Frank de Boer was appointed coach of the Netherlands on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 succeeding Ronald Koeman who quit to join Barcelona. The federation said the 50-year-old De Boer signed a contract through the World Cup in Qatar in 2022. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)

De Boer takes over Netherlands team with point to prove

Sep. 25, 2020 10:50 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Netherlands coach Frank de Boer paid tribute to his predecessor Ronald Koeman on Friday and said he wants to use his time in charge of the national team to prove his doubters wrong. De Boer was appointed this week on a contract through the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, succeeding...

FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, United States' Alex Morgan controls the ball during the Women's World Cup final soccer match against The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. Tottenham secured the biggest signing yet in a summer of high-profile acquisitions in the Women’s Super League by bringing in United States striker Alex Morgan on a one-season deal. The 31-year-old Morgan will play in England for the first time and moves four months after giving birth to her first child. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)

Alex Morgan could make Tottenham debut against Arsenal

Sep. 24, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Alex Morgan could make her Tottenham debut in an Women’s FA Cup quarterfinal against Arsenal on Saturday. The 31-year-old United States forward, who gave birth to daughter Charlie Elena Carrasco in May, has not played since 2019. Morgan only arrived in London last week after signing...

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, United States forward Tobin Heath, left, passes the ball in front of Sweden defender Hanna Glas during the first half of a women's international friendly soccer match in Columbus, Ohio. Tobin Heath will soon be hoping to play at Old Trafford again. The winger has more chance now she has signed for Manchester United, although the Women’s Super League team has yet to play in the stadium that has been home to the men’s side for 110 years. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

Man United recruit Heath eager to play at Old Trafford again

Sep. 23, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Stepping back inside Old Trafford this week took Tobin Heath back eight years, to one of the wildest Olympic soccer matches ever played. Heath remembers it as an “epic.” Three times the United States trailed Canada. Three times the game was leveled by the Americans before Alex...

Juventus' McKennie, left, and Sampdoria's Federico Bonazzoli in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Sampdoria at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse via AP)

US men's soccer won't play in October; 3-match max in 2020

Sep. 22, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men's soccer team has given up trying to play matches in October due to the coronavirus pandemic and will be limited to a maximum of three games in 2020, its fewest since 1987. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Tuesday it had abandoned its attempt to schedule home exhibition games for...

FILE - This Tuesday, June 11, 2013 file photo, Iran's Gholam Reza Rezaei, foreground, plays the ball, as he is followed by Mohamad Atwi, of Lebanon, in their Asian qualifiers soccer match for 2014 World Cup, at the Azadi (Freedom) stadium in Tehran, Iran.  Atwi died Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, nearly a month after he was hit by a stray bullet in his head in Beirut, state-run National news agency reported. Atwi had been in intensive care unit since a stray bullet got stuck in his head on Aug. 21. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

Lebanese soccer player dies from stray bullet head wound

Sep. 18, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s leading soccer player Mohammed Atwi died on Friday, nearly a month after he was wounded in Beirut by a stray bullet that hit him in the head, the state-run National News Agency reported. He was 33. Atwi had been in intensive care unit since the Aug. 21 shooting. The origin...

President Donald Trump, center, with from left, Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump, and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, during the Abraham Accords signing ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Investigated at home, FIFA head visits Trump, White House

Sep. 17, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Under investigation in his home country Switzerland, FIFA president Gianni Infantino made a third trip to the White House and met President Donald Trump since the United States became a 2026 World Cup co-host just over two years ago. Infantino attended a signing ceremony this week for a...

This handout provided by Kikuko Okajima, shows Kikuko Okajima at the Baltimore Country Club on Aug. 27, 2020, in Baltimore, Md. The woman leading Japan's ambitious effort to launch a professional women's soccer league lives in Baltimore. (Andy Murray via AP)

Maryland businesswoman leading launch of Japanese league

Sep. 16, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

The woman leading Japan's ambitious effort to launch a professional women's soccer league lives some 6,700 miles away from where the players will ultimately take the field. Kikuko Okajima of Baltimore, Maryland, is the chairwoman of the WE League and she doesn't simply want to further the women's game in her...

FIFA open to help fund anti-corruption agency for sports

Sep. 14, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — FIFA would help fund a global agency to tackle corruption in sport, its president Gianni Infantino said Monday. Creating a body like the World Anti-Doping Agency to address financial corruption, match-fixing and the influence of organized crime in sport has been talked about for more than a...