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Atlanta, other U.S. cities make pitch for 2026 World Cup

Sep. 17, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After being slowed by the pandemic, the race among 17 U.S. cities to land a coveted spot hosting the 2026 World Cup is back on. Two FIFA inspectors were in Atlanta Friday to get a look at 72,000-seat Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of a record-setting Major...

Robinson, Pepi, US flip WCup qualifier, beat Honduras 4-1

Sep. 09, 2021 04:41 AM EDT

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — The United States was skidding to another World Cup qualifying failure when Antonee Robinson entered, quickly tied the score and celebrated with a backward somersault. The entire game soon flipped. ...

Injuries, discipline and COVID disrupt US in qualifying

Sep. 07, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Two starters are injured, another tested positive for COVID-19 and a fourth was sent home as punishment. The star is regaining fitness after a bout with coronavirus. Less than a week into World Cup qualifying, much has gone wrong for the...

Pulisic returns as US held to 1-1 qualifying draw vs Canada

Sep. 06, 2021 01:21 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two games into World Cup qualifying, a rebuilt U.S. soccer team is in trouble. Three starters are hurt. Key midfielder Weston McKennie didn't dress because he violated team COVID protocols. Unable to break down a Canadian...

Pulisic uncertain for World Cup qualifier vs Canada

Sep. 05, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Winning home games is the key to World Cup qualifying, and the Americans go into Sunday night's match against visiting Canada uncertain whether star attacker Christian Pulisic will be available and knowing No. 1 goalkeeper Zack Steffen remains out. ...

New-look US opens World Cup qualifying, 4 years after flop

Sep. 01, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — They landed on a charter flight, just three veterans of the devastating defeat four years earlier along with 20 fresh faces and a new coaching staff. Christian Pulisic and Zack Steffen were left behind. Rebuilding...

Pepi, Ferreira each score twice, FC Dallas beats Austin 5-3

Aug. 29, 2021 22:35 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ricardo Pepi and Jesús Ferreira each scored two first-half goals to help FC Dallas beat Austin FC 5-3 on Sunday night. The 18-year-old Pepi, a dual national born in El Paso, Texas, has 11 goals this season — the most by an American in MLS. He...

MLS edges Liga MX on penalty kicks at MLS All-Star Game

Aug. 26, 2021 10:45 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ricardo Pepi grew up straddling the ever-dwindling divide between Mexican and American soccer. The Texas native who mostly watched Mexican teams as a kid is now a first-time MLS All-Star for FC Dallas, and both national teams have been chasing the 18-year-old prodigy's...

FIFA reduces penalty on Mexico for anti-gay chants at games

Aug. 25, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The world soccer body has agreed to reduce Mexico's punishment for anti-gay chants heard during the Olympic qualifying matches in March, Mexican soccer officials said Wednesday. The Mexican soccer federation said it had been notified by FIFA that...

Former Mexico player, Seattle assistant named Atlanta coach

Aug. 12, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Mexican national team player Gonzalo Pineda was hired Thursday as head coach of Atlanta United and tasked with stabilizing a team that's seen plenty of turnover at the coaching position. Pineda's first priority, however, is to gain medical...