Latest 2018 FIFA World Cup News

US soccer has Jekyll & Hyde personality ahead of Costa Rica

Oct. 12, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. soccer team has a Jekyll and Hyde personality that makes it difficult to determine which will show for Wednesday night’s World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica. During last weekend’s 1-0 loss at Panama, the Americans were as stagnant...

Still building home-field advantage, US stumbles on road

Oct. 11, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) — Walker Zimmerman marveled at the crowd in Estadio Rommel Fernández, almost all dressed in the Panamanian team color of red, a mass that throbbed in unison and buzzed like a hornet's nest after the hosts took the lead. “It was a great...

US changes 7 starters in World Cup qualifier at Panama

Oct. 10, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) — The United States changed seven starters for Sunday night’s World Cup qualifier against Panama, inserting forward Gyasi Zardes along with midfielders Kellyn Acosta, Sebastian Lletget and winger Tim Weah. Right back Shaq Moore, central...

Pepi scores 2 more goals, lifts US over Jamaica in qualifier

Oct. 08, 2021 01:21 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ricardo Pepi and the young Americans saw a red, white and blue crowd, a scene seldom at past U.S. World Cup qualifiers, then dominated Jamaica behind the new 18-year-old sensation and moved into first place. “We’re just sitting there and we’re...

John Brooks to miss US World Cup qualifiers with back injury

Oct. 04, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Defender John Brooks will miss the United States' three World Cup qualifiers this month because of a back injury. Wolfsburg coach Mark van Bommel said Monday that the 28-year-old Brooks will not travel from Germany to Texas, where the Americans play...

Injuries, discipline and COVID disrupt US in qualifying

Sep. 07, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Two starters are injured, another tested positive for COVID-19 and a fourth was sent home as punishment. The star is regaining fitness after a bout with coronavirus. Less than a week into World Cup qualifying, much has gone wrong for the...

Pulisic returns as US held to 1-1 qualifying draw vs Canada

Sep. 06, 2021 01:21 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two games into World Cup qualifying, a rebuilt U.S. soccer team is in trouble. Three starters are hurt. Key midfielder Weston McKennie didn't dress because he violated team COVID protocols. Unable to break down a Canadian...

Pulisic uncertain for World Cup qualifier vs Canada

Sep. 05, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Winning home games is the key to World Cup qualifying, and the Americans go into Sunday night's match against visiting Canada uncertain whether star attacker Christian Pulisic will be available and knowing No. 1 goalkeeper Zack Steffen remains out. ...

Berhalter slams CONCACAF for no video review in qualifiers

Sep. 03, 2021 03:44 AM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — In a soccer world increasingly embracing technology to make sure referees' on-field decisions are correct, CONCACAF appears content to live with blown calls in its most important games. While the Union of European Football Associations...

US draws 0-0 at El Salvador in World Cup qualifying opener

Sep. 03, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — American players and the entire U.S. soccer community waited 1,424 days for this moment. Neither a triumph nor another tumble, the night showed problems mixed among promise. “First reaction is disappointed,” defender Tim Ream said...