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Argentina tops FIFA men's rankings as government hits back at critics of team's racist France song

Jul. 18, 2024 06:28 AM EDT

Argentina was confirmed as the world’s No. 1 team in the FIFA men’s rankings on Thursday, as the national government doubled down on defending the players who celebrated winning the Copa America by singing a racist song targeting No. 2-ranked France. The fallout of the chant sung...

Rookie Federico Redondo scores first two goals, sparks Inter Miami to 3-1 victory over Toronto

Jul. 17, 2024 22:57 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Federico Redondo scored the first two goals of his career in the second half after assisting on a first-half score by Diego Gómez and Inter Miami posted a 3-1 victory over Toronto FC on Wednesday night. Neither team scored until Redondo fed...

Cavan Sullivan, at just 14, enters MLS game and becomes the youngest player in the biggest pro sports leagues

Jul. 17, 2024 21:27 PM EDT
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Cavan Sullivan, at just 14, enters MLS game and becomes the youngest player in the biggest pro sports leagues.

Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger and journalist Willow Bay to become Angel City FC's new owners

Jul. 17, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angel City FC announced Wednesday that Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger and Southern California dean for communication and journalism Willow Bay will be the new controlling owners of what the franchise calls the most valuable women’s sports team in the world. ...

Lionel Messi asked to apologize for Argentina players' racist chant

Jul. 17, 2024 13:07 PM EDT

Lionel Messi faced calls on Wednesday to apologize for racist chants made by Argentina's players after they won the Copa America. An Argentinean government official said Messi, who is the team captain, and the president of the country’s soccer federation, Claudio Tapia, should...

Spanish court gives online racial abuser of soccer star Vinícius 8-month suspended sentence

Jul. 17, 2024 13:00 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid said Wednesday that a Spanish court has given a suspended eight-month prison sentence to a person who racially insulted soccer stars Vinícius Júnior and Antonio Rudiger in the comments section of a popular Spanish sports news website. The club said that...

Ex-US goalkeeper Tim Howard joins the Houston Dynamo Football Club ownership as a minority investor

Jul. 16, 2024 23:16 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Former U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard has joined the group that collectively owns Major League Soccer’s Houston Dynamo FC and the National Women’s Soccer League’s Houston Dash as a minority investor. Houston Dynamo Football Club announced the addition on Tuesday. ...

US women's soccer team fights the heat, plays to a draw against Costa Rica in final Olympic tune-up

Jul. 16, 2024 23:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The heat was on for the U.S. women's soccer team's final exhibition tune-up game before the Paris Olympics, with sweltering temperatures in the air and plenty of chances to score. The goals did not come in a 0-0 draw against Costa Rica on Tuesday night, just the...

Lionel Messi is likely to miss at least next two games for Inter Miami with ankle injury

Jul. 16, 2024 20:09 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Lionel Messi is likely to miss at least the next two matches for Inter Miami, his Major League Soccer team, after injuring his right ankle during the Copa America final, Miami coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino said Tuesday. The team said Tuesday that...

French federation files complaint after 'racist and discriminatory remarks' by Argentina players

Jul. 16, 2024 16:37 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French soccer federation pledged Tuesday to file a complaint with FIFA over “racist and discriminatory remarks” by Argentina players in post-match chants about France's team after their Copa America title win. Argentina beat Colombia 1-0 on Sunday at Miami...