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Tim Howard says this MLS season will be his last

Jan. 22, 2019 2:05 PM EST

Colorado Rapids and former U.S. national team goalkeeper Tim Howard says this season will be his last in Major League Soccer. Howard made the announcement on social media Tuesday, a day after the Rapids players reported to training camp. "I'm greatly looking forward to kicking off the 2019 MLS season, as it will...

Australia soccer player says detained refugee is losing hope

Jan. 22, 2019 4:55 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A former Australian soccer player urged the sport's governing bodies on Tuesday to push for the release of a Bahraini refugee athlete detained in Thailand while it weighs his extradition. Former national team member Craig Foster visited Hakeem al-Araibi at a Bangkok prison and said the...

France ends 28-match US unbeaten run with 3-1 victory

Jan. 19, 2019 5:53 PM EST

Kadidiatou Diani scored twice and France ended the U.S. national team's 28-game unbeaten streak with a 3-1 victory Saturday in Le Havre, France. The top-ranked United States had not lost since falling 1-0 to Australia in 2017, The Americans were 25-0-3 over the span. Marie-Antoinette Katoto also scored for...

US national player Keaton Parks joins NYC FC from Benfica

Jan. 19, 2019 5:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. national player Keaton Parks has been acquired by New York City FC on loan from the Portuguese club Benfica for the 2019 season. The 21-year-old Texan is a versatile central midfielder. He joined Varzim of Portugal in 2015 when he turned 18 and then signed with Benfica in 2017. He made...

Journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead

Jan. 17, 2019 1:42 PM EST

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said Thursday. His employers said he was assassinated. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was killed late...

Garza leaves US training camp due to strained quadriceps

Jan. 17, 2019 10:45 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Cincinnati defender Greg Garza has left the U.S. national team training camp because of a strained quadriceps. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Thursday that Garza will not be replaced. The roster dropped to 27 players. The U.S. is training in Chula Vista, California, for a pair of...

Crisis infects soccer tournament as Qatar faces Saudi Arabia

Jan. 16, 2019 4:06 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Traveling to the Asian Cup should have been a simple flight lasting barely an hour for Qatar's soccer players. Instead, it involved a circuitous route to the United Arab Emirates via Kuwait, lasting more than five hours. The journey demonstrates how the Persian Gulf...

MVP Martinez signs 5-year extension with Atlanta United

Jan. 16, 2019 12:38 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Major League Soccer MVP Josef Martinez kept insisting he was happy with Atlanta United. He backed it up Wednesday by signing a five-year contract extension with the MLS Cup champion, ending any questions about whether might be looking for another shot in Europe after a record season. No...

Wolff follows Berhalter from Columbus to US national team

Jan. 16, 2019 10:27 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. forward Josh Wolff has been hired as assistant coach under new American national team head coach Gregg Berhalter, moving with his former boss at Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew. Wolff, who turns 42 next month, was a teammate of Berhalter on the U.S. World Cup teams in 2002...

In life and death, fight against India joins Kashmir teens

Jan. 16, 2019 6:12 AM EST

HAJIN, India (AP) — On a hot day in August, members of a Kashmiri youth soccer team watched their 16-year-old captain, Saqib Bilal Sheikh, and goalkeeper Mudassir Rashid Parray, two years his junior, walk off the field toward a man on a motorcycle. The two teenagers were not seen again until months later,...