Latest 2022 FIFA World Cup News

US loses 4-2 to Colombia in Bradley's return

Oct. 12, 2018 12:55 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — This loss did not sting for Michael Bradley, far different from the previous one. Carlos Bacca, Radamel Falcao and Miguel Borja scored second-half goals to lead Colombia over the United States 4-2 on Thursday night in an exhibition that marked the return of Bradley to the national team...

Bradley, Guzan rejoin US team for 1st time since Trinidad

Oct. 8, 2018 2:39 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Midfielder Michael Bradley and goalkeeper Brad Guzan are back with the U.S. national team, two days shy of the first anniversary of the most crushing defeat in the team's history. Bradley captained the Americans for the 2-1 loss at Trinidad and Tobago last Oct. 10 that ended the United...

Egyptian soccer shaken by Saudi minister's alleged meddling

Oct. 7, 2018 8:14 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's close relations with Saudi Arabia are being tested by an uproar over alleged soccer meddling by the kingdom's sports minster. Turki al-Sheikh's attempts over the last year to exert control over Al-Ahly, Egypt's biggest team, have enraged fans and officials alike. The acrimonious...

Amnesty: Firm by Qatar 2022 World Cup site didn't pay wages

Sep. 26, 2018 7:27 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A contractor involved in building infrastructure around the marquee stadium for Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup did not pay its workers, leaving them stranded thousands of miles from home, according to a report released Wednesday. Mercury MENA, an engineering and...

Tyler Adams scores 1st goal to give US 1-0 win over Mexico

Sep. 12, 2018 9:46 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Americans is testing young players to get the United States back to the World Cup in 2022. Tyler Adams, Antonee Robinson and goalkeeper Zack Steffen are giving glimpses they might be able to help. Adams scored his first international goal, four minutes after Angel Zaldivar was...

Tim Weah can't escape famous name on back of PSG & US jersey

Sep. 4, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

WHIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Tim Weah knows he can't escape the name on the back on his jersey. The 18-year-old midfielder is the son of George Weah, the 1995 FIFA Player of the Year and current president of Liberia. "I use that to my advantage," Tim Weah said at training with the U.S. national team this week...

Sarachan's tenure as US interim coach nearing year mark

Sep. 3, 2018 7:07 PM EDT

WHIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Cherie Sarachan wonders along with many U.S. soccer fans. "Yeah, my wife asks me all the time what my future's going to be," American interim coach Dave Sarachan said ahead of Friday's exhibition against Brazil. "But I look at it day by day and just doing my job and enjoying the...

Ex-South American soccer official gets prison sentence

Aug. 29, 2018 6:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former top South American soccer official was sentenced on Wednesday to nine years in prison for pocketing millions of dollars in cash bribes as part of the sprawling FIFA corruption scandal. Juan Angel Napout, of Paraguay, received the sentence in federal court in New York City, where he...

Palestinian soccer head banned for inciting Messi hatred

Aug. 24, 2018 1:37 PM EDT

FIFA has banned the head of Palestinian soccer from attending matches for a year for inciting hatred and violence toward Lionel Messi as part of a campaign to stop Argentina's national team playing in Israel. The FIFA disciplinary case against Palestinian soccer federation head Jibril Rajoub centered on...

Coach not committing to when vets like Bradley will join US

Aug. 22, 2018 5:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Coach Dave Sarachan is not committing to when or how veterans such as Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore will be brought in again for the U.S. roster. The coach said Wednesday that he spoke recently with Bradley, one of two Americans to play every minute of the last two World Cups...