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Olivia Moultrie scores twice and the US women down the Dominican Republic 5-0

Feb. 21, 2024 01:05 AM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Olivia Moultrie scored twice in her first national team start and the United States defeated the Dominican Republic 5-0 on Tuesday night in the inaugural CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup tournament. Moultrie, 18, making just her third appearance with the national...

Arnautović helps Inter beat Atlético 1-0 in 1st leg of Champions League last 16

Feb. 20, 2024 18:27 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Marko Arnautović came off the bench to help Inter Milan to a 1-0 win over Atlético Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday. Arnautović replaced the injured Marcus Thuram at halftime and redeemed himself after missing a couple of golden...

Soccer academy in Southern California will join an evolving MLS system that's paying dividends

Feb. 20, 2024 17:34 PM EST

Ousseni Bouda was just 11 years old and growing up in the west African country of Burkina Faso when his family took the ultimate leap of faith by sending him alone to Ghana to play soccer. Bouda arrived at the Right to Dream academy not knowing the language and with no guarantees...

Ratcliffe secures minority stake in Man United and vows to lift English club to top of world soccer

Feb. 20, 2024 17:22 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe expressed his desire to lift Manchester United “to the top of English, European and world football” after completing his purchase of a minority stake in the iconic club on Tuesday. The 71-year-old Ratcliffe paid $1.3...

An impossible task? Calzona takes over Napoli 48 hours before facing Barca in Champions League

Feb. 20, 2024 15:08 PM EST

ROME (AP) — If Francesco Calzona didn’t already know most of Napoli’s players, it might be an impossible task: He became coach of the defending Serie A champion 48 hours before facing Barcelona in the Champions League. But Calzona knows Napoli through and through. He was an...

Mia Fishel tears her right ACL in US practice for the Gold Cup. Alex Morgan replaces her

Feb. 20, 2024 14:31 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Veteran Alex Morgan will replace Mia Fishel on the U.S. national team's roster for the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup after the Chelsea forward tore a ligament in her right knee during practice. Fishel, who tore her ACL on Monday, was included among the 23 U.S....

Andreas Brehme, scorer of West Germany's winning goal in the 1990 World Cup final, dies at 63

Feb. 20, 2024 08:02 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Andreas Brehme, who fired West Germany to the 1990 World Cup title with the only goal in the final against Diego Maradona's Argentina, has died. He was 63. Brehme's partner Susanne Schaefer confirmed his death in a statement to Germany's dpa news agency on Tuesday....

Japan-North Korea women's Olympic soccer qualifier moved to Saudi Arabia

Feb. 20, 2024 03:36 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The first of two Olympic qualifying games between Japan and North Korea in women's soccer, to determine a berth in this year's Paris Olympics, has been moved from North Korea to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the Asian Football Confederation has announced. The governing body...

Major League Soccer kicks off with all eyes on Lionel Messi & Co. at Inter Miami

Feb. 19, 2024 12:57 PM EST

Messi Mania returns to Major League Soccer as Lionel Messi embarks on his first full season with Inter Miami. But this year, there’s a twist. Inter Miami signed Luis Suarez in the offseason, reuniting the two close friends. The pair, along with former Barcelona...

Messi and Miami are grabbing the attention in Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference

Feb. 19, 2024 12:18 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA UNION 2023 RECORD AND FINISH: 15-9-10, 4th in the East, lost in the conference semifinals to FC Cincinnati. COACH: Jim Curtin. KEY PLAYERS: Alejandro Bedoya, James Blake. Julian Carranza. OUTLOOK: The Union have reached the...