Latest International soccer News

Olympic volunteers strive to share stories of 3/11 disaster

Aug. 02, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

RIFU, Japan (AP) — Atsushi Muramatsu's handmade flyers are the size of a business card, written in several languages. “Welcome to Miyagi Stadium," one reads. "The gymnasium next door was the largest morgue for tsunami victims.” Over a decade after the massive...

Albuquerque to vote to put $50M bond for stadium on ballot

Aug. 02, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque officials will vote on a resolution Monday to let voters decide whether to pursue a new stadium for the New Mexico United soccer team. KOB-TV reports city councilors will weigh the resolution for a ballot measure involving a $50...

Canada upsets US with 1-0 win in women's soccer

Aug. 02, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

KASHIMA, Japan (AP) — Carli Lloyd, clutch in so many critical moments for the U.S. women's soccer team, failed to connect against Canada on Monday night and the Americans won't play for a fifth Olympic gold medal. Lloyd's look in the 86th minute with the United States...

U.S. women's team loses 1-0 to Canada in Olympic soccer semifinals, drops out of gold medal contention

Aug. 02, 2021 05:59 AM EDT
KASHIMA, Japan (AP) — U.S. women's team loses 1-0 to Canada in Olympic soccer semifinals, drops out of gold medal contention.

Viva Italia! Olympic golds follow soccer and song successes

Aug. 02, 2021 05:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The first hints that this was Italy’s year came when Italian band Maneskin won the popular Eurovision Song Contest in May. Then came the European Championship soccer title run in June and July. To top it all off, on the first day of...

US junior varsity lineup upsets Mexico 1-0 to win Gold Cup

Aug. 02, 2021 03:26 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Miles Robinson scored on a header in the 117th minute, and a United States junior varsity lineup upset a mostly front-line Mexico team 1-0 on Sunday night to win the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Kellyn Acosta, one of two players in the U.S. starting lineup who...

Where's Neymar? Olympic selections with clubs, not countries

Aug. 01, 2021 07:31 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Some of the unusual aspects around Olympic men's soccer are clearer when you consider Neymar's absence. That selection decision didn't depend on Brazil, but on Qatar-owned Paris Saint-Germain and its Argentine coach. Neymar could be...

Given a chance, Lynn Williams provides boost for US soccer

Aug. 01, 2021 06:11 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A last-minute rule change because of the pandemic cleared the way for one-time alternate Lynn Williams to earn an Olympic start. Then she proved she belonged all along. Williams not only started for the U.S. women's soccer team in its...

Rapinoe converts and US gets past Netherlands on penalties

Jul. 30, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — When Megan Rapinoe stepped up to take her penalty, she was just trying to stay as calm as possible in the moment. “You can either take one and lose it, or take one and win it,” she said. “It’s going to go one of two ways.” ...

US men ask appeals court to reinstate women's wage suit

Jul. 30, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. men’s national team asked a federal appeals court to reinstate wage claims against the U.S. Soccer Federation filed by women’s national team players. “The men stand with the women in their fight to secure the equal pay they...