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Seattle's Chad Marshall announces retirement due to injuries

May. 22, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Three-time MLS defender of the year Chad Marshall has announced his retirement due to injury, bringing an end to a 16-year career that included stints with the Columbus Crew and Seattle Sounders. Marshall announced his decision Wednesday after missing Seattle's last two games with...

Pulisic, Bradley among veterans reporting later to US

May. 22, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Members of the U.S. under-23 pool and a few foreign-based veterans are among the 21 Americans who will start training Monday ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, while regulars such as Christian Pulisic and Michael Bradley will report in early June. Just 11 players on the 40-man preliminary Gold...

FIFA working on solution for World Cup ticketing issue

May. 21, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

Responding to criticism after some fans buying tickets for the Women's World Cup were not given seats together, FIFA said it was working toward a solution with the local organizing committee in France. Tickets were made available for printing Monday and ticket holders learned their seats were sometimes split up...

Adidas: Spain's FA has no grounds for ending contract

May. 21, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Adidas says Spain's soccer federation has no grounds for terminating its contract with the sports apparel company, and will fight to keep the agreement in place. The Spanish soccer federation said Monday it was ending its contract with Adidas and opened negotiations with other apparel...

DaMarcus Beasley to retire at end of Houston Dynamo season

May. 21, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — DaMarcus Beasley says he will retire after 20 years in professional soccer when the Houston Dynamo finish their season. The midfielder and left back turns 37 this week and is the only American to either play in four World Cups or appear in a European Champions League semifinal. Beasley said...

Mkhitaryan to miss Europa League final for political reasons

May. 21, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

The choice of Baku as host of the Europa League final provided Arsenal with further grounds for discontent Tuesday when one of the team's most talented players pulled out of the game for political reasons. After holding lengthy talks with Arsenal, Henrikh Mkhitaryan said he would not be traveling to Azerbaijan...

Soccer god Maradona's rise and fall in Asif Kapadia's doc

May. 21, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Asif Kapadia initially passed when, in 2012, producer Paul Martin approached him about making a documentary on Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona. Kapadia had just finished "Senna," his ground-breaking 2010 documentary on the late Brazilian Formula One racer Ayrton Senna. He...

English Premier League broadcast rights rise to $12 billion

May. 21, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The cost of English Premier League broadcast rights has risen almost 8% to 9.2 billion pounds ($12 billion) for the next three seasons. Despite a drop in the value of domestic rights, interim chief executive Richard Masters says foreign broadcasters are paying about 30% more for games....

US to host Cuba on Oct. 11, Canada on Nov. 15

May. 21, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The United States will host Cuba on Oct. 11 and Canada on Nov. 15 in the first CONCACAF Nations League. CONCACAF said Tuesday that the Americans, seeded in Group A, will play at Canada on Oct. 15 and at Cuba on Nov. 19. Sites have not been determined. Other Nations League groups are: B...

World Cup ticket buyers discovering seats aren't together

May. 21, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

Fans planning to attend the Women's World Cup in France are finding out that the seats they bought might not be together. Tickets were made available to print Monday and ticket holders learned that their seats were sometimes split up in separate rows and even sections — even families with young children...