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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, United States forward Tobin Heath, left, passes the ball in front of Sweden defender Hanna Glas during the first half of a women's international friendly soccer match in Columbus, Ohio. Tobin Heath will soon be hoping to play at Old Trafford again. The winger has more chance now she has signed for Manchester United, although the Women’s Super League team has yet to play in the stadium that has been home to the men’s side for 110 years. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

Man United recruit Heath eager to play at Old Trafford again

Sep. 23, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Stepping back inside Old Trafford this week took Tobin Heath back eight years, to one of the wildest Olympic soccer matches ever played. Heath remembers it as an “epic.” Three times the United States trailed Canada. Three times the game was leveled by the Americans before Alex...

Juventus' McKennie, left, and Sampdoria's Federico Bonazzoli in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Sampdoria at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse via AP)

US men's soccer won't play in October; 3-match max in 2020

Sep. 22, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men's soccer team has given up trying to play matches in October due to the coronavirus pandemic and will be limited to a maximum of three games in 2020, its fewest since 1987. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Tuesday it had abandoned its attempt to schedule home exhibition games for...

President Donald Trump, center, with from left, Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump, and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, during the Abraham Accords signing ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Investigated at home, FIFA head visits Trump, White House

Sep. 17, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Under investigation in his home country Switzerland, FIFA president Gianni Infantino made a third trip to the White House and met President Donald Trump since the United States became a 2026 World Cup co-host just over two years ago. Infantino attended a signing ceremony this week for a...

This handout provided by Kikuko Okajima, shows Kikuko Okajima at the Baltimore Country Club on Aug. 27, 2020, in Baltimore, Md. The woman leading Japan's ambitious effort to launch a professional women's soccer league lives in Baltimore. (Andy Murray via AP)

Maryland businesswoman leading launch of Japanese league

Sep. 16, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

The woman leading Japan's ambitious effort to launch a professional women's soccer league lives some 6,700 miles away from where the players will ultimately take the field. Kikuko Okajima of Baltimore, Maryland, is the chairwoman of the WE League and she doesn't simply want to further the women's game in her...

FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, United States' Alex Morgan controls the ball during the Women's World Cup final soccer match against The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. Tottenham secured the biggest signing yet in a summer of high-profile acquisitions in the Women’s Super League by bringing in United States striker Alex Morgan on a one-season deal. The 31-year-old Morgan will play in England for the first time and moves four months after giving birth to her first child. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)

Alex Morgan joins influx of top Americans in English league

Sep. 12, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

Alex Morgan once famously celebrated a goal against England by pretending to sip a cup of tea. Now she’ll get to try out the English way of life for real. “Shall we get the teabags in?" read a post on the official Twitter account of the England Women's team after Tottenham announced the signing of...

US defender Reggie Cannon leaves Dallas for Portuguese club

Sep. 10, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — American defender Reggie Cannon has transferred from FC Dallas of Major League Soccer to the Portuguese club Boavista. The 22-year-old was born in Chicago, went to high school in Grapevine, Texas, and joined Dallas as a homegrown player ahead of the 2017 season. He made his MLS debut...

American stars Heath, Press join Man United Women in England

Sep. 9, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Tobin Heath and Christen Press became the latest high-profile American arrivals in the Women's Super League after signing for Manchester United on Wednesday. United joined local rival Manchester City in bringing two members of the U.S. national team to England's top league for...

Carlos Bocanegra lone inductee to Soccer Hall for 2020

Sep. 8, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

Former U.S. national team defender Carlos Bocanegra will be the lone inductee to the National Soccer Hall of Fame for 2020. Bocanegra, currently technical director for Atlanta United, will be enshrined in a ceremony with the 2021 class next year at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Originally scheduled for...

FILE - Former United States goalkeeper Tim Howard is honored before an international friendly soccer match between the United States and Mexico, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. Former U.S. and Premier League goalkeeper Tim Howard is returning to NBC as an analyst when its coverage of England's top division begins next week. The network announced on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, that Howard will be a studio analyst.  (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)

Tim Howard joining NBC's Premier League team as analyst

Sep. 1, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

Former U.S. and Premier League goalkeeper Tim Howard is returning to NBC as an analyst when its coverage of England's top division begins next week. The network announced Tuesday that Howard will be a studio analyst. He did occasional game analysis during NBC's first three seasons of the Premier League (2013-16)...

FILE - in this file photo dated Sunday, March 8, 2020, England midfielder Georgia Stanway in action against Japan, during a SheBelieves Cup soccer match in Harrison, USA. Stanway says “we’re pushing to try to make it the best league in the world

Women's soccer in England returns with optimism

Aug. 28, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

After a pandemic-induced end to last season, women's soccer in England seems reborn with the arrival of World Cup-winning Americans, a slew of Australians and robust enthusiasm about the league's potential. Women's teams could only watch as the Premier League restarted and finished its season following a...