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Canada beats US 2-0, ends 34-year, 17-game winless streak

Oct. 16, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The U.S. keeps coming up with underwhelming performances in its first year under Gregg Berhalter, whose tenure as American coach is starting to draw criticism. Canada beat the United States for the first time in 34 years, getting second-half goals from Alphonso Davies and Lucas Cavallini in...

Palestinians, Saudis play to draw in historic match

Oct. 15, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

AL-RAM, West Bank (AP) — A historic soccer match between the Palestinian and Saudi national teams has ended in a 0-0 draw. Tuesday's World Cup qualifier marked the first time the Saudi side has played in the West Bank. Previously, the teams have played in third countries, with the Saudis wary of being seen...

President of Bulgarian soccer resigns after fan racism, loss

Oct. 15, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Criticized around Europe for the racist behavior of Bulgarian fans and under pressure from the country's prime minister following a run of poor results, the president of the country's soccer federation resigned on Tuesday. A few hours later, Bulgarian special police forces raided the...

North Korea holds South Korea to 0-0 in World Cup qualifier

Oct. 15, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea held South Korea to a 0-0 draw Tuesday in a World Cup qualifying soccer match played in an empty stadium in Pyongyang. Specific details of the game weren't immediately available. South Korean soccer officials were unable to watch a telecast of the historic game at Kim...

Racist abuse, military salutes mar European qualifying

Oct. 14, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

Racism and politics overshadowed results in European Championship qualifying on Monday as England's players were subjected to a barrage of racist abuse in Bulgaria and Turkey celebrated an equalizer against France by lining up to give a military salute. The game in Bulgaria was halted twice because of fans...

England's Euro qualifier in Bulgaria marred by racist abuse

Oct. 14, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — England's Football Association called on UEFA to take "very stringent" action after the country's European Championship qualifier against Bulgaria was stopped twice in the first half because of racist chants and Nazi salutes from the home supporters. England's 6-0 win was halted in...

Saudi soccer team visits West Bank for 1st time

Oct. 13, 2019 8:57 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Saudi Arabia's national soccer team has arrived in the West Bank for its first match in the Palestinian territories. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed team representatives on Sunday. He says Tuesday's World Cup qualifier illustrates deep bonds between the two peoples....

US defender Miles Robinson hurt, will miss Canada game

Oct. 12, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Defender Miles Robinson will miss the United States' CONCACAF Nations League match against Canada on Tuesday night because of a strained left hamstring. Robinson did not play in Friday's 7-0 win over Cuba, then got hurt in a post-match training session. The U.S. Soccer Federation said the...

Eritrean soccer players who defected say they live in fear

Oct. 12, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

PALERMO, Italy (AP) — Soccer gave Mewal Tesfai Yosief hope in an authoritarian nation, a job in a country of forced military conscription and, possibly, freedom at last. After scoring two goals for Eritrea's national under-20 soccer team during a tournament in Uganda late last month, Mewal defected with...

McKennie has fastest hat trick as US overwhelms Cuba 7-0

Oct. 11, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weston McKennie got the U.S. off to a record-setting start against Cuba in the Americans' CONCACAF Nations League debut. McKennie scored 32 seconds into the game and had the fastest hat trick from the kickoff in U.S. history, helping the Americans overwhelm Cuba 7-0 on Friday night. "If I...