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CONCACAF Nations semis off, World Cup qualifying next for US

Apr. 3, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The CONCACAF Nations League semifinals and final in June were called off on Friday, a decision that leaves the U.S. men to play their fewest matches in a year since 2007. The U.S. had been scheduled to play Honduras on June 4 in Houston, with Mexico meeting Costa Rica in the other semifinal....

United States midfielder Samantha Mewis (3), goalkeeper Adrianna Franch, center, and forward Megan Rapinoe, right, stand with their jerseys turned inside out during the playing of the national anthem before a SheBelieves Cup women's soccer match against Japan, Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

Law firm criticized by USSF asks to withdraw from lawsuit

Apr. 1, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seyfarth Shaw, the law firm whose arguments critical of American women's players led to the resignation of U.S. Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro, has asked to withdraw from representing the federation in the lawsuit. Members of the women's national team filed a gender...

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017, file photo, Jose Maria Marin, of Brazil, arrives to federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Marin, the former head of Brazilian soccer, was granted compassionate release from a U.S. federal prison on Monday, March 30, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic, his sentence cut short by about eight months. Marin was sentenced to four years in prison in August 2018 for his participation in a scheme to accept bribes in exchange for the media and marketing rights to soccer tournaments. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Fle)

Prison sentence of Brazil soccer executive Marin cut short

Mar. 30, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The former head of Brazilian soccer was granted compassionate release from a U.S. federal prison on Monday amid the new coronavirus pandemic, his sentence cut short by about eight months. José Maria Marin was sentenced to four years in prison in August 2018 for his participation in a...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2019, file photo, Cindy Parlow Cone, then-vice-president of U.S. Soccer,  attends a meeting of the organization's board of directors in Chicago. The newly installed president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Soccer Federation used their first news conference to say that settling a lawsuit filed by women's national team players is their priority. “A lot of damage has been done, and I think we are going to have to rebuild that trust and rebuild the relationship, and it's not going to happen overnight,” President Cindy Parlow Cone said Tuesday, March 24, 2020. 
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

New US Soccer leadership: Settling women's lawsuit priority

Mar. 24, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The newly installed president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Soccer Federation used their first news conference to state that settling a lawsuit filed by women's national team players is a top priority. “A lot of damage has been done, and I think we are going to have to...

A group of students from Uruguay pose for a souvenir picture on the Olympic Rings set outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, March 21, 2020. The Olympic flame from Greece arrived in Japan Friday, even as the opening of the the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices suggesting the games should to be postponed or canceled because of the worldwide virus pandemic. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

The Latest: Australian rules football suspends league

Mar. 22, 2020 2:16 AM EDT

The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Only hours after the Australian government called for its citizens to cancel all non-essential travel, the Australian rules Australian Football League (AFL) announced it was postponing its seasons until May 31. Australia's...

A visitor looks down an empty hallway at The Fashion Mall at Keystone, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Indianapolis. Simon Property Group, the largest owner of shopping malls in the nation, is closing all of its malls and retail properties because of the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

The Latest: Pro Motocross cancels season-opening event

Mar. 19, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Pro Motocross Championship has canceled the season-opening Hangtown Classic due to concerns over the coronavirus. The race outside of Sacramento, California, had been slated for May 16. MX Sports Pro Racing, which operates...

United States players Tierna Davidson, Lindsey Horan, Julie Ertz, Abby Dahlkemper, and Kelley O'Hara stand with their jerseys turned inside out during the playing of the national anthem before a SheBelieves Cup women's soccer match against Japan, Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

Parlow Cone says US Soccer argument vs women was mistake

Mar. 17, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

As a different set of lawyers took over for the U.S. Soccer Federation, new USSF President Cindy Parlow Cone disavowed papers submitted by the previous attorneys who argued women's national team players had lesser skills and responsibilities than their male counterparts. Parlow Cone took over as head of American...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2019, file photo, Cindy Parlow Cone, vice president of the U.S. Soccer Federation, attends a meeting of the organization's board of directors Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in Chicago. Carlos Cordeiro resigned as the federation's president Thursday night, March 12, 2020, three days after the organization sparked a backlash when its legal papers in a gender discrimination lawsuit claimed the women's national team players had less physical ability and responsibility than their male counterparts. His decision elevated former American midfielder Parlow Cone to become the first woman president in the history of the 107-year-old federation. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Parlow Cone takes over at US Soccer at critical juncture

Mar. 13, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

New U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone's first challenge will be to confront the fallout over the federation's widely condemned legal stance in the gender discrimination lawsuit filed by the women's national team. The first woman president in the 107-year history of the governing body will also oversee the...

FILE - In this Thursday, March 12, 2020 file photo shows a sign taped by Eintracht fans on a wall of the stadium during a Europa League round of 16, 1st leg soccer match between Eintracht Frankfurt and FC Basel in Frankfurt, Germany. All Champions League and Europa League games were postponed by UEFA on Friday March 13, 2020 because of the coronavirus outbreak. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Virus outbreak tests limits of soccer's World Cup schedule

Mar. 13, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The congested soccer calendar is being pushed beyond its limits by a global pandemic ahead of the 2022 World Cup. The coronavirus outbreak is testing the wisdom of soccer’s global drive toward creating and expanding international competitions in the gaps between already busy domestic...

CONCACAF suspends men's Olympic qualifying

Mar. 13, 2020 11:16 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Men's Olympic qualifying was suspended Friday in soccer's North and Central American and Caribbean region because of the coronavirus. The U.S. under-23 team already was in Guadalajara, Mexico, where it had been scheduled to play group stage matches against Costa Rica on March 20, the Dominican...