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US men's soccer to play exhibition against Brazil on June 12 at Orlando, Florida

Feb. 27, 2024 19:33 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The United States will play Brazil in an exhibition at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, on June 12 ahead of the Copa América. The game, announced Tuesday, follows a June 8 friendly against Colombia at Landover, Maryland. The matches are in a FIFA...

The US women fought to raise the level of soccer worldwide, and now the competition is much tougher

Feb. 27, 2024 15:23 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. national team has fought for years to raise the level of women’s soccer across the globe, but that doesn't make its inevitable losses to teams it once dominated any easier. "People say that everyone’s catching up with us. Of course, and that’s...

Argentina to play exhibition against Costa Rica instead of Nigeria in Los Angeles on March 26

Feb. 27, 2024 12:51 PM EST

Lionel Messi's Argentina will play Costa Rica rather than Nigeria in an exhibition on March 26 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the latest change for a match that has switched location and opponent. The World Cup champion originally was to face Nigeria at Hangzhou and Ivory...

US falls to Mexico for the second time ever, losing 2-0 in the Women's Gold Cup

Feb. 27, 2024 02:21 AM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Mexico beat the United States for the second time ever, getting goals from Lizbeth Ovalle and Mayra Pelayo for a 2-0 victory Monday night in the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup. The U.S. entered the game 40-1-1 against its rival, with its only previous loss a 2-1...

7 people in the Cayman Islands are seriously injured by gunfire at a soccer game, police say

Feb. 26, 2024 16:20 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — At least seven people were shot at a crowded soccer match in the Cayman Islands and were hospitalized with serious injuries, police said Monday. The shooting that police believe could be gang-related occurred late Sunday in West Bay, located in the...

Furor erupts over Ronaldo's apparent obscene taunt in Saudi league match

Feb. 26, 2024 15:32 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly being investigated for making an alleged offensive gesture while playing for Al Nassr in the Saudi Pro League. Footage on social media appeared to show Ronaldo cupping his ear and repeatedly thrusting his hand forward...

Klopp's last dance has one trophy and the Liverpool manager is targeting more

Feb. 26, 2024 15:06 PM EST

Jurgen Klopp's last dance at Liverpool is off to the perfect start. Klopp steps down as manager at the end of the season but he and Liverpool have locked up the first trophy of a possible four. After a heavily depleted team defied the odds to win the English League...

Argentina will play exhibitions in US against Ecuador on June 9 and Guatemala on June 14

Feb. 26, 2024 11:52 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lionel Messi's Argentina will play exhibitions against Ecuador on June 9 at Chicago’s Soldier Field and Guatemala five days later at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, ahead of the defending its Copa América title. The games were announced Monday by the Argentina...

US midfielder Weston McKennie likely to miss national team games with dislocated shoulder

Feb. 26, 2024 05:13 AM EST

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Midfielder Weston McKennie will likely miss the CONCACAF Nations League finals at the Dallas Cowboys' stadium next month after dislocating his left shoulder. McKennie was injured while playing for Juventus on Sunday. He assisted on two goals for the first time...

Lionel Messi scores in injury time, and Inter Miami salvages a 1-1 draw with the LA Galaxy

Feb. 26, 2024 00:32 AM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Anyone who thought Lionel Messi and Inter Miami would steamroll over the rest of Major League Soccer this year has already been proven wrong by the upstart LA Galaxy. Messi was still brilliant enough to keep Miami unbeaten after an early-season test from...