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Morgan scores twice and US women down Haiti 3-0

Jul. 05, 2022 01:56 AM EDT

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Alex Morgan scored a pair of first-half goals and the U.S. women's national team defeated Haiti 3-0 on Monday night in the opening match of the CONCACAF W Championship. The tournament determines the region's four direct berths in the 2023 Women's World...

Bayern Munich defends contentious sponsorship with Qatar

Jul. 04, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich is realizing that all publicity is not necessarily good publicity. Bayern’s chief executive, Oliver Kahn, defended the German soccer club’s contentious sponsorship agreement with Qatar on Monday, saying he was sure their partnership had helped bring...

American Griffin Yow transfers from DC United to Westerlo

Jul. 04, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Griffin Yow, a 19-year-old American forward, transferred Monday from Major League Soccer's D.C. United to Westerlo in Belgium's first division. Yow, who was born in Clifton, Virginia, signed with D.C. as a homegrown player in March 2019 and made his MLS debut that...

Rapinoe's role changing as US preps for World Cup qualifying

Jul. 03, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

Known for her iconic victory pose at the 2019 World Cup in France, Megan Rapinoe's on-field role on the U.S. national team is changing as the team looks to qualify for the 2023 event. The wily winger is now 36 and admittedly slowing a bit. Off the field, however, Rapinoe is...

Biden to award Medal of Freedom to Biles, McCain, Giffords

Jul. 03, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will present the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people, including actor Denzel Washington, gymnast Simone Biles and the late John McCain, the Arizona Republican with whom Biden served in the U.S. Senate. ...

French soccer tournament celebrates diversity, fights racism

Jul. 03, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

CRETEIL, France (AP) — An amateur soccer tournament in France aimed at celebrating ethnic diversity is attracting talent scouts, sponsors and increasing public attention, by uniting young players from low-income neighborhoods with high-profile names in the sport. The National...

US men's soccer reach 1st Olympics since 2008 with U-20 win

Jul. 01, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

The United States qualified for its first Olympic men's soccer tournament since 2008 when the Americans beat Honduras 3-0 at San Pedro Sula on Friday night in the semifinals of the Under-20 championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean. Paxten Aaronson of the...

FIFA to use new high-tech for offside calls at World Cup

Jul. 01, 2022 04:37 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA will introduce new technology to improve offside calls at the World Cup in Qatar this year, using a limb-tracking camera system. FIFA said Friday it is ready to launch semi-automated offside technology (SAOT) that uses multiple cameras to track player movements...

US government distributes $92M for soccer corruption victims

Jun. 30, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has distributed about $92 million in additional compensation from money forfeited by convicted officials and associated companies resulting from the government's prosecution of corruption in soccer. The money is for compensation for...

Italian veteran Chiellini excited to join young LAFC roster

Jun. 29, 2022 21:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Georgio Chiellini is hoping Los Angeles FC's young roster can help him at least partially rediscover the fountain of youth. In return, the veteran Italian defender looks to help the club capture its first Major League Soccer championship. “I...