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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...

More arrests made in corruption scandal over Roma stadium

Mar. 20, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The president of Rome's city council has been arrested for allegedly accepting bribes in a widening corruption scandal centered on Roma's long-delayed plans to build a new stadium. Marcello De Vito of the governing 5-Star Movement was picked up by police for allegedly taking payments from the...

Pulisic wants opponents to fear US, knows it will take time

Mar. 20, 2019 3:23 AM EDT

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — Christian Pulisic has a vision of a transformed U.S. soccer team, a red-white-and-blue power that gives opponents sleepless nights similar the nightmares that plague players on the eve of facing Brazil or Germany. "I want them to fear them like a big team," he said Tuesday, quickly...

At low point after own goal, Gonzalez called Berhalter

Mar. 19, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — After the worst moment of his soccer life, after his own goal at Trinidad and Tobago helped cost the United States a World Cup, Omar Gonzalez called Gregg Berhalter. Gonzalez was 20 when he joined the LA Galaxy in 2009 and Berhalter was a 35-year-old fellow defender. "From that point...

Kreis to coach US U-23 team, tasked with reaching Olympics

Mar. 19, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Major League Soccer coach Jason Kreis has been hired to run the U.S. under-23 team and tasked with the challenge of reaching next year's Olympic tournament after the Americans failed to qualify for the London and Rio de Janeiro Games. He will coach the team for the first time in...

Building bridges: Soccer diplomacy in divided Cyprus

Mar. 19, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An initiative to build bridges between the Greek and Turkish speaking communities of ethnically split Cyprus faltered Tuesday after the leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots skipped a soccer match over a dispute of the game's location. Mustafa Akinci said he couldn't attend...

Berhalter shifting Adams to right back, Yedlin to midfield

Mar. 18, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — New U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter announced an intriguing position change after his first training session with the full American player pool Monday, moving Tyler Adams to right back and DeAndre Yedlin to wide midfield. Yedlin, at 25, is among the veterans retained after the failure to...

MLB '19: Returns for Harper, Machado highlight 2019 schedule

Mar. 18, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

Bryce, Manny and Ichiro. London calling, and Cleveland rocks. Lots of intrigue on the baseball schedule this summer. Here are a handful of dates to mark on the calendar: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics: Ichiro Suzuki returns to his native Japan when Seattle and Oakland open the season...

Marketing group fined $1 million in FIFA corruption case

Mar. 18, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge ordered a sports marketing group on Monday to pay a total of $1 million in fines in the FIFA soccer scandal. U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen fined Traffic Sports International and Traffic Sports USA at a hearing federal court in Brooklyn. The companies had been implicated in the...