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FIFA sees no obstacles for women to attend games in Iran

Sep. 21, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — Soccer's governing body FIFA says an inspection visit to Iran has shown "no noteworthy operational obstacles" to lifting the country's 40-year ban and letting women attend a World Cup qualifying game next month. After meeting government and soccer officials in Tehran this week, FIFA says it...

'It was breathtaking': Man City crushes Watford 8-0 in EPL

Sep. 21, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

With his team leading 5-0 after 18 minutes and threatening Premier League scoring records, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola sat with his arms folded in his dugout and might even have looked a little guilty. Whether it's in the FA Cup final or just a run-of-the mill league game, Watford just does not know how...

Man City falls just short of EPL record with 8-0 win

Sep. 21, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Bernardo Silva scored a hat trick as Manchester City thrashed Watford 8-0 on Saturday, falling one goal short of tying the record for the heaviest victory in Premier League history. There were also goals for David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Riyad Mahrez, Nicolas Otamendi and Kevin De...

LAFC forward Adama Diomande enters MLS health program

Sep. 20, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles FC forward Adama Diomande has entered Major League Soccer's substance abuse and behavioral health program. MLS announced Diomande's voluntary decision Friday. Diomande won't play for LAFC at least until the program's doctors complete their evaluation and he is cleared by...

Juventus revenues and losses rise in Ronaldo's 1st season

Sep. 20, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus' revenues increased by more than 100 million euros in Cristiano Ronaldo's first season with the club but losses doubled due in part to the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's hefty transfer fee of 100 million euros and a salary of 31 million euros ($34 million). The publicly traded...

US men's soccer to play Canada in Orlando in November

Sep. 20, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men's soccer team will play its Nov. 15 home Nations League match against Canada at Orlando, Florida. The Americans open the new competition against Cuba on Oct. 11 at Washington, D.C., then meet Canada four days later in Toronto. The U.S. group stage finale will be against Cuba on...

AP Interview: Serie A CEO cites 'billion' lost to TV piracy

Sep. 20, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The accumulated damage to Italian soccer by illegal television streaming services is "well beyond a billion euros," according to Serie A's CEO. Speaking in the aftermath of a Europe-wide crackdown this week against allegedly fraudulent pay-TV subscription services, Luigi De Siervo also said in...

Soccer authorities meet with Twitter over racist abuse

Sep. 20, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — English soccer authorities say they have had a "productive and positive" meeting with representatives from Twitter in the wake of black players receiving racist abuse on the social-media platform this season. The Football Association, the Premier League and the English Football League were...

MLS meets with supporters groups over political displays

Sep. 19, 2019 10:49 PM EDT

Major League Soccer officials met Thursday with supporters' groups from the Seattle Sounders, the Portland Timbers and the Independent Supporters Council to discuss a new league policy that bans fan displays deemed as political. At the heart of the issue is display of the Iron Front symbol, first used by an...

Rooney wants another trip to MLS playoffs before going home

Sep. 19, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

As his Major League Soccer career draws to a close and he prepares to return home to England, Wayne Rooney would like one more shot at the playoffs. The longtime Manchester United and English national team striker is in the final regular-season stretch with D.C. United, which is 12-10-9 this season for fifth in...