Latest International soccer News

FIFA-backed students sent out to help run world sports

Jul. 19, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

NEUCHATEL, Switzerland (AP) — It's the Swiss finishing school that has prepared hundreds of post-graduate students to lead, manage and litigate world sports. Graduates have later headed campaigns to host soccer's World Cup, run Olympic sports federations, and prosecuted landmark cases in international...

Athlete guilty in green card case after incriminating text

Jul. 18, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former pro soccer player from Liberia has been convicted of lying about his marriage to a Rhode Island woman in order to gain permanent legal residency in the U.S. Authorities started investigating after a U.S immigration official examining a phone belonging to the man's wife saw...

South Korea faces potential WCup qualifier in North Korea

Jul. 18, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and North Korea will meet on the qualifying path to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar but it's unclear whether a rare match between them in Pyongyang will materialize considering their political tension. With the Koreas, there's never a separation between sports and...

Mongolia awaits star players in 2022 World Cup qualifying

Jul. 17, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — European glamor teams such as Manchester United and Real Madrid do not visit Mongolia on lucrative preseason tours, but this oft-forgotten Asian soccer outpost is about to get a taste of the big time on the qualifying road to the 2022 World Cup. Soccer is far from the most...

American winger Tyler Boyd signs with Turkey's Besiktas

Jul. 17, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

American winger Tyler Boyd has agreed to a contract with the Turkish club Besiktas. The 24-year-old, who grew up in California, changed his affiliation in May from New Zealand to the United States and scored twice in the Americans' 4-0 win over Guyana in their CONCACAF Gold Cup opener. Boyd signed with the...

North and South Korea to meet in 2022 World Cup qualifiers

Jul. 17, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

North Korea and South Korea have been drawn together in an Asian qualifying group as the road to soccer's 2022 World Cup in Qatar became clearer Wednesday. The Korean neighbors will play each other north of the border on Oct. 15 and in the south on June 4 in the five-nation Group H that includes Lebanon,...

Petitions delivered to soccer federation demanding equal pay

Jul. 16, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Fans of the women's World Cup championship soccer team delivered petitions to U.S. Soccer Federation headquarters in Chicago that demanded equal for the players. Wearing a red women's team jersey, 12-year-old Greta Lindall on Tuesday told fans that members of the women are heroes. She added...

Arsenal tops Rapids 3-0 in friendly match

Jul. 16, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — James Olayinka had a goal and an assist to lead Arsenal past the Major League Soccer's Colorado Rapids 3-0 in a friendly on Monday night. Olayinka's sizzling right-footed strike in the 29th minute came from just outside the box as he scored into the upper-right corner of the net...

US men's soccer to play Mexico in New Jersey on Sept 6

Jul. 15, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men's soccer team will follow its loss to Mexico in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final by playing El Tri in an exhibition on Sept. 6 at East Rutherford, New Jersey. The match, announced Monday, is among two September exhibitions the Americans have planned. The U.S. lost to Mexico 1-0 in...

Secret brand deodorant donates $529,000 to US women's soccer

Jul. 14, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble, a sponsor of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, is now supporting its members' fight for equal pay. The company, which supports U.S. soccer through its Secret deodorant brand, says it will donate $529,000 — $23,000 for each of the 23 players on the U.S. team...