Latest United States National Soccer Team News

US wins CONCACAF qualifying final 2-0 over Canada

Oct. 18, 2018 12:24 AM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Rose Lavelle is still trying to regain some of the confidence that was shaken when she was injured. Lavelle has been back to full strength for a while since battling a nagging hamstring injury, but it's the mental part that she's been working hard to overcome. On Wednesday night she...

Track star Semenya adds fans as testosterone battle drags

Oct. 17, 2018 11:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — South African track star Caster Semenya can add LeBron James to the list of admirers ahead of her showdown with the international track and field governing body. James watched the world and Olympic 800-meter champion win a race last month in Berlin. She's his fan, and they're both...

Jamaica earns World Cup trip on penalties after draw

Oct. 17, 2018 8:39 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jamaica earned a spot in next year's Women's World Cup on penalties after a 2-2 draw with Panama on Wednesday in the third-place at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament. Both teams were vying for a first-ever trip to soccer's premier tournament. Panama still has a chance to qualify for...

Sargent scores, US gives up late goal in 1-1 tie with Peru

Oct. 16, 2018 11:59 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Dave Sarachan keeps giving the U.S. a glimpse of its soccer future. His successor will find out whether these kids are all right. Josh Sargent scored early in the second half and three more Americans made their debuts under Sarachan before a young United States team conceded an...

Cannon, Long, Amon make US debuts vs Peru

Oct. 16, 2018 7:44 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Right back Reggie Cannon, central defender Aaron Long and midfielder Jonathan Amon were given debuts as U.S. interim coach Dave Sarachan made nine changes for Tuesday night's exhibition against Peru. Left back Ben Sweat also was in the starting lineup after making his debut as a...

US-Italy soccer exhibition to be played in Genk, Belgium

Oct. 16, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men's national team's year-ending exhibition against Italy on Nov. 20 will be played in Genk, Belgium. The match against the Azzurri was announced June 25 but the site remained unclear until a contract was signed to play the game at Luminus Arena, the home of Racing Genk. The U.S....

US and North American rival Canada meet in qualifying final

Oct. 16, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — In truly Canadian fashion, Diana Matheson used the metric system to describe the heated soccer rivalry between Canada and the United States. "You're talking about two teams that want to beat each other and aren't going to give up — I'm not going to say an inch, I'm going to make...

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...

Guzan to make 1st US appearance in 13 months

Oct. 15, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Brad Guzan is set to make his first appearance for the United States in 13 months when the Americans play Peru in an exhibition on Tuesday night. The 34-year-old Guzan has not played for the U.S. since Sept. 5 last year, a 1-1 draw at Honduras in a World Cup qualifier. He has...

Former soccer executive to lead US Olympic marketing venture

Oct. 15, 2018 11:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The LA 2028 organizing and U.S. Olympic committees have named former U.S. soccer executive Kathy Carter to lead their marketing team. Carter will be responsible for cutting sponsorship and hospitality deals expected to raise more than $5 billion through the end of the 2028 Olympics. She...