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FIFA boss says he doesn't know why prosecutor was suspended

Nov. 14, 2018 8:10 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino says he doesn't know why the lead investigator into corruption within the organization was suspended from that role. Infantino was a childhood friend of the prosecutor, Olivier Thormann. The FIFA president said he had no contact with Thormann that might have led...

Pulisic assumes leadership role on return to American team

Nov. 14, 2018 1:28 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Back with the United States for only the second time in an injury-troubled year, Christian Pulisic has watched the Americans rebuild from afar after their failure to qualify for the World Cup. "I definitely need to be a more important piece of this team and continue to grow as a leader," the...

Romain Gall rebounding after fall to Sweden's 3rd tier

Nov. 13, 2018 6:54 PM EST

Signed with fanfare by Columbus 18 months earlier, Romain Gall was released by the Crew in February 2016 after making just four first-team appearances in 1½ seasons. Just 21 years old, the midfielder had seen his hopes with Major League Soccer and the U.S. under-20 national team crater. A little more than a...

Jonathan Klinsmann added to US roster vs England, Italy

Nov. 12, 2018 3:09 PM EST

Jonathan Klinsmann, the son of former American coach Jurgen Klinsmann, has been added to the U.S. roster for exhibition games against England and Italy and could make his national team debut. Now 21, Klinsmann left Cal Berkeley to sign with Hertha Berlin before the 2017-18 season. He made his team debut last Dec....

Red Bulls beat Crew to advance, frees Berhalter for US

Nov. 12, 2018 12:07 AM EST

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — About 90 seconds remained in stoppage time when Columbus Crew coach Gregg Berhalter walked down the sideline to exchange a handshake and hug with New York counterpart Chris Armas. The Red Bulls are moving on, and it appears Berhalter is, too. Daniel Royer scored twice in a 2:44 span...

South Korea soccer player questioned after fatal car crash

Nov. 9, 2018 8:51 PM EST

South Korea soccer international Lee Chang-min has been questioned by police after he was involved in a car crash that left one person dead and two injured. Lee, who has played seven times for the national team and is a midfielder with leading K-League club Jeju United, has admitted that his SUV crossed the...

Swiss prosecutor suspended while leading FIFA investigation

Nov. 9, 2018 2:43 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's chief economic crimes prosecutor was suspended last week while leading an investigation into corruption linked to FIFA, the federal prosecutor's office said Friday. It was unclear how Olivier Thormann's suspension will affect the integrity of ongoing criminal proceedings. Soccer...

UK economy gets World Cup lift in face of Brexit uncertainty

Nov. 9, 2018 9:15 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A spike in consumer spending driven by warm weather and England's surprise run to the semifinals of the soccer World Cup helped the British economy post its best growth in nearly two years during the third quarter, official figures showed Friday. However, the 0.6 percent quarterly rate may...

'The Game of the Century': Boca Juniors vs. River Plate

Nov. 8, 2018 12:43 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — They're calling it "The Game of the Century" and "The Final of all Soccer Finals." They're not wrong. Think Celtics vs. Lakers, Barcelona vs. Real Madrid, and England vs. Scotland all rolled into one and you still might not be doing it justice. The rivalry between Buenos...

FIFA warns of World Cup ban for players in breakaway league

Nov. 7, 2018 1:30 PM EST

ZURICH (AP) — Soccer's biggest names would be banned from the World Cup if they played in a breakaway European Super League, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said Wednesday. Infantino, speaking to a small group of reporters at FIFA headquarters, said the governing body would punish players at clubs like...