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Gregg Berhalter fired as U.S. men's soccer coach after Copa America first-round exit

Jul. 10, 2024 19:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gregg Berhalter was fired 10 months into his second stint as U.S. men's soccer coach, leaving the Americans searching for a leader less than two years before they host the World Cup. Berhalter was dismissed Wednesday, nine days after his team's first-round exit from...

Lionel Messi will start vs. Canada in Copa America semifinal, Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni says

Jul. 08, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lionel Messi won't be stopped by a leg injury and will play in Argentina's Copa America semifinal against Canada on Tuesday night. Messi has been dealing with a right leg problem since the group stage win over Chile on June 25. He missed the first-round finale four...

Palestinian soccer team plans to play World Cup qualifiers in the West Bank

Jul. 05, 2024 03:09 AM EDT

After advancing further than ever in World Cup qualifying, the Palestinian soccer team is determined to host a game for a change. The football association has proposed playing games in the third stage of its Asian qualification campaign in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and already...

U.S. loss in Copa America averaged 3.78 million viewers, most-watched non-World Cup match on FS1

Jul. 02, 2024 21:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The United States' 1-0 loss to Uruguay in its final Copa America group stage match Monday night averaged 3.78 million viewers. It was the most-watched non-World Cup soccer telecast on FS1 and the most-watched English-language Copa America telecast in the U.S. ...

Venezuela advances to Copa America quarterfinals with a 1-0 win over Mexico on Rondón goal

Jun. 27, 2024 00:35 AM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Arriving at Copa America seeking redemption after disappointing performances in the World Cup and in the CONCACAF Nations League, Mexico is on the verge of an early exit. Salomón Rondón scored on a penalty kick in the 57th minute, and Venezuela advanced...

Messi and Argentina overcome Canada and poor surface, start Copa America title defense with 2-0 win

Jun. 21, 2024 01:31 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Lionel Messi's passing brilliance got Argentina off to a winning start in the defense of its Copa America title, overcoming Canada and a poor playing surface at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Messi's through ball led to Julián Álvarez’s 49th-minute goal and the...

Lionel Messi could be playing in his final tournament with Argentina at Copa America

Jun. 19, 2024 14:32 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — It's sad but true, Copa America could mark Lionel Messi's final chapter with Argentina's national soccer team. The World Cup winner will turn 37 during the tournament in the United States, which kicks off Thursday. He's clearly past his peak at Inter...

Lionel Messi and Argentina will try for a 3rd straight major title in Copa America

Jun. 17, 2024 13:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lionel Messi and Argentina will try to match Spain’s feat of three consecutive major titles when the Copa America kicks off Thursday night. Coming off championships in the 2021 Copa America and the 2022 World Cup, Messi will be four days shy of his 37th birthday...

Possible 2026 World Cup training camps include sites in non-tournament cities

Jun. 12, 2024 16:56 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Possible team training camps for the 2026 World Cup include sites in Chattanooga, Tennessee; Cincinnati; Green Bay, Wisconsin; Louisville, Kentucky; St. Louis; Salt Lake City and Herriman, Utah; San Antonio; and Westfield, Indiana. FIFA announced more...

Lionel Messi says Inter Miami will be 'my last club'

Jun. 12, 2024 15:46 PM EDT

Lionel Messi says Inter Miami will be “my last club.” The 36-year-old World Cup champion isn't thinking about joining an Argentine club to write the last chapter of playing career. “I think Inter Miami is going to be my last club. Today I think it is going to be...