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US midfielder McKennie out several weeks with ankle sprain

Mar. 25, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — American midfielder Weston McKennie is expected to be sidelined several weeks because of a sprained ankle. The 20-year-old was leaving the U.S. national team camp Monday and returning to Schalke, his German Bundesliga club. The sprain to his left ankle is characterized as moderate to high....

World Cup role reversal as Germany wins, Croatia struggles

Mar. 24, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

Germany is winning again, and Croatia is struggling. The World Cup feels like a long time ago. After a year of problems off the field — and humiliation on it — the new Germany is finally starting to look like the old Germany. Grit, determination and Nico Schulz's 90th-minute winner earned the...

Plenty of politics at play in Venezuela-Catalonia friendly

Mar. 24, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — There will be lots of politics to talk about when Venezuela takes on a Catalonia squad in a friendly soccer game in Spain on Monday. Venezuela has a coach who offered his resignation over the alleged political use of his national team, while Catalonia — the region in the middle of an...

Tyler Adams leaves US soccer team, returning to German club

Mar. 22, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Adams left U.S. soccer training camp Friday to return to RB Leipzig of the Bundesliga and will miss Tuesday's exhibition against Chile at Houston. Adams played right back rather than midfield in Thursday's 1-0 win over Ecuador in Orlando, Florida, new U.S. coach Gregg...

Berhalter starts 3-0 as US beats Ecuador 1-0 on fluke goal

Mar. 22, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Gregg Berhalter's vision for the U.S. national team started to unfold as the Americans passed the ball from side to side, played diagonal balls long and short. Possession is his key to success. The style was more pleasing. But the only goal of night was pretty weird. Gyasi Zardes's...

Pulisic, McKennie, Adams start together for 1st time for US

Mar. 21, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams, a trio of 20-year-olds who have become regulars in the German Bundesliga, started together for the first time in the United States' exhibition against Ecuador. In his first game with the full player pool to pick from, new U.S. coach...

Defender Ali Krieger returns to the US women's national team

Mar. 21, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Ali Krieger was between training sessions with the Orlando Pride on Tuesday afternoon when U.S. coach Jill Ellis texted her and asked whether she had time to talk. Krieger informed Ellis she had one more practice, and she could speak in the evening. Ellis had the news the 34-year-old...

Fox to use 5 commentary teams at Women's World Cup

Mar. 21, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox will use five commentary crews for its broadcast of this year's Women's World Cup, basing two teams in France and the others in its Los Angeles studio. JP Dellacamera and former national team midfielder Aly Wagner were announced last month as the lead team for the tournament, which...

Berhalter trying to transform US into possession-based team

Mar. 20, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — Gregg Berhalter prepares for U.S. national team matches like a CEO getting ready for a deal. The new American coach uses video presentations when he meets with foreign-based players via computer. He has tripled the team's data analysts to three. Two white boards are on the grass at...

Ex Colombia soccer star arrested for drug shipments

Mar. 20, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Former Southampton and Portsmouth midfielder Jhon Viafara has been arrested in his native Colombia on a U.S. drug warrant, officials said Wednesday. Colombia's chief prosecutor's office said that prosecutors in Texas believe Viafara was part of a criminal network tied to the...