Latest United States National Soccer Team News

US men's soccer to play March 30 exhibition at Wales

Jan. 17, 2020 10:12 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men's soccer team will play an exhibition against Wales at Cardiff on March 30. The game announced Friday will follow a friendly against the Netherlands at Eindhoven on March 26. This will be the second match between the U.S. team and Wales. The Americans won 2-0 on March 26, 2003,...

Stanford's Smith declares early, goes 1st in NWSL draft

Jan. 16, 2020 4:53 PM EST

Stanford forward Sophia Smith was selected first overall Thursday by the Portland Thorns in the National Women's Soccer League college draft. The Thorns also traded for the second pick and used it to select forward Morgan Weaver from Washington State. Smith, who declared her eligibility for the draft on...

Top young US men's players uncertain for Olympic soccer

Jan. 13, 2020 4:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — If the U.S. qualifies for this year's Olympic men's soccer tournament, it might decide that Christian Pulisic is better off remaining with Chelsea than going to Tokyo. "We might have the influence of a player going to the Olympics but not playing for a longer period of time leading into...

Fifth annual SheBelieves Cup field includes US, England

Jan. 13, 2020 2:18 PM EST

The Women's World Cup champion U.S. team will face Spain and England, two teams it defeated on the way to the title, as well as Japan in the fifth annual SheBelieves Cup kicking off in March. Doubleheader matches in the round robin-style tournament will be held in Orlando, Florida, on March 5, in Harrison, New...

Dallas midfielder Brandon Servania added to US roster

Jan. 11, 2020 1:08 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Dallas midfielder Brandon Servania has been added to the United States' training camp roster ahead of a Feb. 1 exhibition against Costa Rica at Carson, California. Thirteen of the 26 players in camp have never appeared for the national team, and Servania is the seventh training with...

Brian McBride hired as GM of US men's national team

Jan. 10, 2020 3:24 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. forward Brian McBride has been hired to succeed Earnie Stewart as general manager of the American men's national soccer team. Now 47, McBride had 30 goals in 95 appearances for the U.S. from 1993-2006. He played for Wolfsburg, Columbus, Preston North End, Everton, Fulham and...

Valencia's goalkeeper Jaume Domenech saves on a shot by Ajax's Sergino Dest, center, during the group H Champions League soccer match between Ajax and Valencia at the Johan Cruyff ArenA in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

US soccer defender Dest leaving Ajax training camp in Qatar

Jan. 9, 2020 1:59 PM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Ajax and United States defender Sergiño Dest is leaving the Amsterdam club's winter training camp in Qatar amid high tensions in the Mideast, the club announced on Thursday. Ajax said Dest asked to leave the camp because “he did not feel comfortable.” The club said it...

Former US goalie Tim Howard joins Memphis soccer franchise

Jan. 8, 2020 8:53 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard is taking a job with Memphis, the United Soccer League team in which he already has a stake as a part owner. Memphis announced the move Wednesday. It is unclear Howard will take a paycheck. But president Craig Unger says Howard brings knowledge and...

Thorns trade key players, move up to top draft pick

Jan. 8, 2020 4:35 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Thorns traded away U.S. national team defender Emily Sonnett, Australian Caitlin Foord and forward Midge Purce in a pair of deals Wednesday and landed the top pick in this year's college draft. The Thorns sent Sonnett and Foord's rights, along with the seventh and 14th...

Anthony Hudson to coach US men's under-20 soccer team

Jan. 8, 2020 1:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Hudson was hired as coach of the U.S. men's under-20 soccer team on Wednesday to replace Tab Ramos, who quit in October to become coach of Major League Soccer's Houston Dynamo. The 38-year-old Hudson coached Bahrain's senior national team from 2013-14 and New Zealand from 2014-17. He...