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Megan Rapinoe sees disparity as World Cup approaches

Oct. 15, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — With the Women's World Cup less than eight months away, U.S. national team midfielder Megan Rapinoe is dismayed by what she sees as ongoing issues of inequality in soccer. From uncertainty about the use of video review and the amount of prize money, to scheduling other tournament...

US headed to Women's World Cup with 6-0 win over Jamaica

Oct. 14, 2018 11:52 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. women's national team breezed through CONCACAF qualifying to secure a spot in the World Cup next year in France. The Americans still have to face Canada. "Just because we qualified for the World Cup doesn't mean we're going to take our foot off the gas," Alex Morgan said. "We...

Lavelle, Morgan lead US women past Trinidad and Tobago

Oct. 10, 2018 11:04 PM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — The United States is rolling in pursuit of another berth in the Women's World Cup. Rose Lavelle and Alex Morgan scored two goals apiece to help the U.S. women beat Trinidad and Tobago 7-0 on Wednesday night in the World Cup qualifying tournament. Tobin Heath added a goal and two assists...

Alex Spanos, Chargers owner and businessman, dies at 95

Oct. 9, 2018 1:52 PM EDT

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Alex Spanos, the son of Greek immigrants who used a self-made fortune from construction and real estate to buy the Chargers in 1984, died Tuesday. He was 95. The Chargers announced Spanos' death. Faye Spanos, his wife, died in August at 92. After building a nationwide construction...

Earthquakes hire ex-Argentina player Matias Almeyda as coach

Oct. 8, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former Argentina midfielder and Chivas Guadalajara coach Matias Almeyda has been hired as coach of the San Jose Earthquakes. The Quakes made the announcement Monday and said interim coach Steve Ralston would stay in the job for the final two matches of the season. Almeyda will make...

Lloyd's hat trick leads US team past Panama

Oct. 7, 2018 8:47 PM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — The United States used a radically different lineup but got the same dominating results. Carli Lloyd scored three goals and the United States beat Panama 5-0 on Sunday in the group stage of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament. Christen Press added a goal and two assists for the...

USMNT roster for Brazil includes a number of MLS stars

Sep. 5, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

The youthful U.S. men's national team roster pulled together for Friday's match against Brazil includes a number of Major League Soccer standouts. The Red Bulls and the Columbus Crew each have three players on interim coach Dave Sarachan's roster heading into the game in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The list...

Lloyd scores twice in second half, US women beat Chile 4-0

Sep. 5, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Americans scored goals in so many ways over the past week. Now it's time to do it on the big stage of World Cup qualifying. Carli Lloyd entered in the second half and immediately scored on a diving header before scoring again in the 93rd minute after a dazzling dribbling...

Son and co face Vietnam and 'Korean Hiddink' at Asian Games

Aug. 28, 2018 3:48 AM EDT

If South Korea's national team is to reach the final of the Asian Games and win an exemption from military service for its players, then it will have to get past Vietnam and the "Korean Hiddink." Korean coach Park Hang-seo, a member of Guus Hiddink's coaching staff at the 2002 World Cup when South Korea reached...

Pugh, O'Hara named to US women's roster ahead of Chile games

Aug. 22, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

Mallory Pugh and Kelley O'Hara have returned from injuries to the U.S. Women's national team in advance of a pair of exhibition matches against Chile. O'Hara, who had a hamstring injury, last played for the United States in the SheBelieves Cup in March, while Pugh has been sidelined since April with a right knee...