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Atlanta United signs free-agent midfielder Derrick Etienne

Nov. 30, 2022 20:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has signed free-agent midfielder Derrick Etienne, who scored a career-best nine goals for the Columbus Crew this past season. The three-year deal announced Wednesday includes options for 2026 and '27. Etienne has spent his entire...

World Cup fans see more active play from stoppages directive

Nov. 30, 2022 19:24 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Adding more time at the end of World Cup games to compensate for stoppages has raised the average active playing time to 59 minutes, FIFA’s head of refereeing said Wednesday. Pierluigi Collina said FIFA was “quite happy (with) the result” of games routinely...

French federation files complaint over disallowed goal

Nov. 30, 2022 19:09 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — The French soccer federation is filing a complaint with FIFA over Antoine Griezmann's disallowed goal at the end of a 1-0 loss to Tunisia at the World Cup on Wednesday. Griezmann drilled in a low shot in the eighth and final minute of stoppage time at...

Mexico beats Saudi Arabia 2-1 but falls short at World Cup

Nov. 30, 2022 17:59 PM EST

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — For a long time after the final whistle, Luis Chavez crouched on the field in anguish. He had just scored in Mexico's furious attempt to stay alive at the World Cup, but the 2-1 victory Wednesday over Saudi Arabia wasn't enough. Because of Argentina's 2-0...

Saudi Arabia exits World Cup with newfound confidence

Nov. 30, 2022 17:36 PM EST

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — From a generational-defining win over Lionel Messi and Argentina to the recent reports that Cristiano Ronaldo could soon be on his way to play soccer in the kingdom, Saudi Arabia has caused a sensation at the World Cup. The Green Falcons have nothing to be...

France loses to Tunisia 1-0 but still wins World Cup group

Nov. 30, 2022 16:32 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — As France searched for a late equalizer, the players on Tunisia’s bench were watching another World Cup match on TV hoping for a goal. Neither of them came, giving Tunisia a momentous 1-0 win over defending champion France that still wasn’t enough to...

England's Ben White exits World Cup for personal reasons

Nov. 30, 2022 14:09 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — England defender Ben White has returned home from the World Cup for personal reasons, the Football Association said Wednesday. The FA didn't provide a reason for White's departure. The Arsenal center back isn't expected to join back up with England coach Gareth...

Seattle Sounders promote Craig Waibel to general manager

Nov. 30, 2022 14:08 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Sounders have promoted Craig Waibel to general manager and chief soccer officer, the team announced Wednesday. Waibel steps into the role that was held by Garth Lagerwey before he left last week to take over as the president and CEO of Atlanta...

Iran win another step as US soccer tries to boost interest

Nov. 30, 2022 13:44 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — American soccer hopes to be ascendant, to challenge the NFL, Major League Baseball and the NBA in the competition for U.S. market share. Reaching the final 16 with Tuesday night’s 1-0 win over Iran was another step for a team whose success is measured in...

World Cup win increases prize money for American men, women

Nov. 30, 2022 13:16 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The U.S. women's team will make at least three times more from the men’s World Cup than they received for winning the 2019 women’s tournament, thanks to a new deal to split World Cup earnings. A 1-0 win by the men over Iran on Tuesday night increased their...