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Klinsmann hired by Hertha Berlin 3 years after US dismissal

Nov. 27, 2019 10:21 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Three years after being fired by the United States, Jürgen Klinsmann returned to coaching on Wednesday. Hertha Berlin hired Klinsmann after Ante Covic left with the team already in a Bundesliga struggle. It is a decade since Klinsmann has led a club, lasting only nine months at Bayern...

US beats Cuba 4-0 to reach Nations League semifinals

Nov. 19, 2019 11:35 PM EST

Five weeks after a dismal loss in Canada left the United States on the verge of elimination from the first CONCACAF Nations League, the Americans advanced to the semifinals with their second straight win and started looking ahead to World Cup qualifying next year. Josh Sargent scored the first of his two goals 34...

Old traditions persevere as new Davis Cup begins in Madrid

Nov. 18, 2019 4:22 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Costume-wearing fans, boisterous crowds, exciting matches. Old traditions were preserved when the revamped Davis Cup began a new era on Monday in Madrid. As the 18-team Davis Cup Finals got underway in its new weeklong World Cup-style format at the “Magic Box” tennis complex,...

Protesters in Iraq celebrate soccer win against Iran

Nov. 14, 2019 2:59 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands of anti-government protesters in Iraq’s capital city celebrated with fireworks a 2-1 win over Iran in a much-anticipated World Cup qualifying match, hoping it would return momentum to their movement that has been hit by a deadly security crackdown. Crowds watched the game...

Iraqi protests celebrate 2-1 win over Iran in soccer match

Nov. 14, 2019 12:37 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters in Iraq’s capital city are celebrating with fireworks a 2-1 win over Iran in a much-anticipated World Cup qualifying match, hoping it’ll return momentum to their movement. Crowds watched the game Thursday on a large screen in Baghdad’s main...

Dest: Best decision was stay with US and not switch to Dutch

Nov. 13, 2019 5:27 PM EST

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — Sergiño Dest’s decision to stay with the U.S. national team rather than switch to the Netherlands got a mixed reaction from his Ajax teammates. "Some of them, they didn't like it," Dest said. "Some of them, they said just: `Congratulations: You followed your heart. So...

Fire part with Paunović after 4 seasons

Nov. 13, 2019 4:41 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Fire have parted with coach Veljko Paunović after four seasons. The 42-year-old Serbian was 41-58-37 with Chicago along with one playoff appearance. He was let go after leading the Fire to a 10-12-12 mark this season. Paunović took over for the fired Frank Yallop...

NYC agrees to sell 16-year-old defender to Moenchengladbach

Nov. 13, 2019 1:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Scally, a defender on the U.S. team that was eliminated in the group stage of the Under-17 World Cup, will leave Major League Soccer's New York City team and transfer to Germany's Borussia Moenchengladbach in January 2021. NYC said Wednesday the transfer fee for the Lake Grove, New...

US sporting director Stewart says Berhalter's job is safe

Nov. 12, 2019 2:59 PM EST

The sporting director of the U.S. Soccer Federation says Gregg Berhalter's job as men's national team coach is safe despite some disappointing results. Berhalter was hired last December after the Americans failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. The U.S. lost to Mexico 1-0 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final in...

Villa to be part-owner of 2nd tier USL team in New York

Nov. 12, 2019 2:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Spanish national team star David Villa is becoming a part-owner of a second division team in New York that intends to launch in 2021. The United Soccer League said Tuesday that Queensboro will play in its League Championship. The majority owner is Jonathan Krane, CEO of the asset...