Latest Men's soccer News

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...

NJ contractor, union leader ally, sentenced to 18 months

May. 20, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A New Jersey electrical contractor and longtime ally of a powerful Philadelphia labor leader indicted earlier this year has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that George Peltz, MJK Electrical Corp. co-owner, was sentenced Monday on earlier pleas to...

Only on AP: Redskins recovery methods aim to reduce injuries

May. 20, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Sunglasses shield your eyes from the infrared lights that give oxygen to your body's cells. Ugg boots, rubber gloves and shorts are the only protection from freezing temperatures as cold as minus 200 degrees. Then comes the sensory deprivation of floating pitch black in 1,000 pounds of...