Latest International soccer News

Athlete guilty in green card case after incriminating text

Jul. 18, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former pro soccer player from Liberia has been convicted of lying about his marriage to a Rhode Island woman in order to gain permanent legal residency in the U.S. Authorities started investigating after a U.S immigration official examining a phone belonging to the man's wife saw...

South Korea faces potential WCup qualifier in North Korea

Jul. 18, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and North Korea will meet on the qualifying path to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar but it's unclear whether a rare match between them in Pyongyang will materialize considering their political tension. With the Koreas, there's never a separation between sports and...

Mongolia awaits star players in 2022 World Cup qualifying

Jul. 17, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — European glamor teams such as Manchester United and Real Madrid do not visit Mongolia on lucrative preseason tours, but this oft-forgotten Asian soccer outpost is about to get a taste of the big time on the qualifying road to the 2022 World Cup. Soccer is far from the most...

American winger Tyler Boyd signs with Turkey's Besiktas

Jul. 17, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

American winger Tyler Boyd has agreed to a contract with the Turkish club Besiktas. The 24-year-old, who grew up in California, changed his affiliation in May from New Zealand to the United States and scored twice in the Americans' 4-0 win over Guyana in their CONCACAF Gold Cup opener. Boyd signed with the...

North and South Korea to meet in 2022 World Cup qualifiers

Jul. 17, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

North Korea and South Korea have been drawn together in an Asian qualifying group as the road to soccer's 2022 World Cup in Qatar became clearer Wednesday. The Korean neighbors will play each other north of the border on Oct. 15 and in the south on June 4 in the five-nation Group H that includes Lebanon,...

Arsenal tops Rapids 3-0 in friendly match

Jul. 16, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — James Olayinka had a goal and an assist to lead Arsenal past the Major League Soccer's Colorado Rapids 3-0 in a friendly on Monday night. Olayinka's sizzling right-footed strike in the 29th minute came from just outside the box as he scored into the upper-right corner of the net...

US men's soccer to play Mexico in New Jersey on Sept 6

Jul. 15, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men's soccer team will follow its loss to Mexico in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final by playing El Tri in an exhibition on Sept. 6 at East Rutherford, New Jersey. The match, announced Monday, is among two September exhibitions the Americans have planned. The U.S. lost to Mexico 1-0 in...

Secret brand deodorant donates $529,000 to US women's soccer

Jul. 14, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble, a sponsor of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, is now supporting its members' fight for equal pay. The company, which supports U.S. soccer through its Secret deodorant brand, says it will donate $529,000 — $23,000 for each of the 23 players on the U.S. team...

Rapids, Timbers play to 2-2 tie in Portland

Jul. 14, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Sam Nicholson entered the game in the 67th minute and quickly made an impact. Nicholson scored the tying goal nine minutes after subbing in to help the Rapids play to a 2-2 draw with the Portland Timbers on Saturday night. The midfielder's first goal of the season was a left-footed...

Soccer player celebrates World Cup win with dance from J. Lo

Jul. 13, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carli Lloyd of the U.S. women's national soccer team celebrated her recent World Cup victory with a lap dance from J. Lo. Jennifer Lopez pulled Lloyd from the audience to the stage at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Friday night, working her sensual moves on the soccer star. After...