Latest International soccer News

Women's national team lawsuit goes to trial May 5

Aug. 20, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has set a May 5 trial date for the gender discrimination lawsuit filed by the women's national team against U.S. Soccer. District Judge R. Gary Klausner assigned the date at a hearing Monday in Los Angeles, which came less than a week after mediation between the two sides broke...

MLS awards expansion franchise to St. Louis for 2022 debut

Aug. 20, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

The prospects of a Major League Soccer franchise ever calling St. Louis home appeared to have died two years ago when voters turned down the use of a business tax to finance a new downtown stadium. Then a new potential ownership group came along. Led by members of the founding family of car rental giant...

US to play Cuba in new Nations League at Washington, DC

Aug. 19, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The United States' home game against Cuba in the first CONCACAF Nations League will be played at Audi Field in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 11. The site was announced Monday by the U.S. Soccer Federation, which has yet to say where the Nov. 15 home match against Canada will be played. As part...

4 dead as rival fans fight before Honduran soccer game

Aug. 18, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A fourth victim has died from injuries sustained during a fight between fans of the rival Honduran soccer teams Motagua and Olimpia, a hospital spokeswoman said Sunday. The violence began when fans of the Olimpia team threw stones and other objects Saturday evening at a bus...

Zimbabwe commission asks FIFA to fire soccer bosses

Aug. 17, 2019 7:00 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's government-run sports commission said it has asked FIFA to remove officials in charge of the country's soccer federation from office and appoint a temporary committee. The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC), which regulates sport in Zimbabwe, wants the Zimbabwe...

After missing Copa América, Neymar to play Brazil friendlies

Aug. 16, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After missing the Copa América because of injury, Neymar will play with the Brazilian squad in September's friendlies against Colombia and Peru. The Brazilian star, whose future with Paris Saint-Germain is not clear, was included Friday on the roster announced by Brazil's coach...

Sam Kerr focused on leading Red Stars to NWSL title

Aug. 15, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Sam Kerr sat down on a metal bench after taking a few extra shots after practice. Chicago Red Stars coach Rory Dames poked fun at her competitive streak, and Kerr just laughed it off. If the Aussie star is on her way out of town, it was hard to tell on a picturesque summer afternoon...

DaMarcus Beasley has some fixes for American soccer

Aug. 15, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — DaMarcus Beasley wants to stick around soccer when he retires at the end of the MLS season. He just wants to move upstairs. Beasley has no interest in coaching, but he wants to try the management side of the sport he has played for decades. And the captain of the Houston Dynamo thinks he...

UEFA postpones Champions League talks as clubs, leagues row

Aug. 15, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

Changes to the Champions League are unlikely to be decided this year after UEFA on Thursday called off joint talks with the heads of European clubs and leagues who have spent months arguing over a potential radical overhaul of the formats of European competitions. European Club Association chairman Andrea...

US Soccer, team talks break down; likely head to jury trial

Aug. 15, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

Players for the World Cup champion women's national team say mediation talks with the U.S. Soccer Federation in their dispute over equal pay are over. Molly Levinson, who represents the players in matters concerning the dispute, said in a statement Wednesday that the players look forward to a jury trial. "We...