Latest FIFA World Cup News

Aaronson scores 1st league goal of season for RB Salzburg

Sep. 19, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

American midfielder Brenden Aaronson scored his first league goal of the season for RB Salzburg in Sunday's 2-0 home win over Rapid Vienna in the Austrian Bundesliga. Aaronson, a 22-year-old from Medford, New Jersey, tapped in a cross from Noah Okafor in the fourth minute...

Jimmy Greaves, one of England's greatest scorers, dies at 81

Sep. 19, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — For all the goals scored — including a record 266 for Tottenham — it was the game Jimmy Greaves missed out on that was an enduring disappointment for one of England's greatest strikers. Sustaining a leg injury that required 14 stiches in the final...

Atlanta, other U.S. cities make pitch for 2026 World Cup

Sep. 17, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After being slowed by the pandemic, the race among 17 U.S. cities to land a coveted spot hosting the 2026 World Cup is back on. Two FIFA inspectors were in Atlanta Friday to get a look at 72,000-seat Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of a record-setting Major...

Pulisic among UK-based who could miss US qualifier at Panama

Sep. 17, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

The British government is keeping Panama on its red list, which means the United States may have to play without star Christian Pulisic and several other U.K.-based players for its World Cup qualifier at the Central American nation on Oct. 10. The U.S. plays at Panama...

Chelsea wing Pulisic to be out 10 days with ankle injury

Sep. 10, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic is set to be out for 10 days because of a left ankle injury, manager Thomas Tuchel said on Friday. Pulisic was hurt on Wednesday in the United States’ 4-1 win at Honduras in a World Cup qualifier. ...

Ex-defender Cherundolo positive about future of US team

Sep. 10, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Former defender Steve Cherundolo is excited about the future of the U.S. team and has “no regrets” about not playing with the current crop of Champions League participants. Cherundolo played at two World Cups and amassed 87 appearances for the United...

Berhalter gives wake-up call, US eases pressure with win

Sep. 09, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Some American players rushed from Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano and its pulsating Latin music for a charter flight through the night to London and onto Berlin, where weekend games awaited with European clubs. Others headed in the...

Robinson, Pepi, US flip WCup qualifier, beat Honduras 4-1

Sep. 09, 2021 04:41 AM EDT

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — The United States was skidding to another World Cup qualifying failure when Antonee Robinson entered, quickly tied the score and celebrated with a backward somersault. The entire game soon flipped. ...

Christian Pulisic hurts ankle in US qualifier at Honduras

Sep. 09, 2021 04:34 AM EDT

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Christian Pulisic injured his left ankle in the United States' 4-1 World Cup qualifier win over Honduras, yet another setback for the 22-year-old Chelsea attacker. Pulisic was to take a charter flight with U.S. players to London after...

Canada beats El Salvador 3-0 in World Cup qualifying

Sep. 08, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Atiba Hutchinson and Jonathan David scored in the first 11 minutes and Tajon Buchanan added a second-half goal in Canada's 3-0 victory over El Salvador in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying Wednesday night. Canada improved to 1-0-2. El Salvador dropped to...