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Promoter sues USSF over proposed Ecuador match in Florida

Apr. 23, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A promoter has sued the U.S. Soccer Federation, asking a court to order the governing body to sanction an Ecuador league match in Florida. Relevent Sports filed suit Monday in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan, alleging the USSF illegally denied its application to have Ecuador's Barcelona...

USSF defends use of temporary grass field in Cincinnati

Apr. 20, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation called Cincinnati "a perfect host" for its June 9 exhibition against Venezuela, a day after the U.S. National Soccer Team Players Association claimed the Nippert Stadium playing surface is dangerous. Players said the temporary grass field on top of the venue's...

US players object to exhibition vs Venezuela in Cincinnati

Apr. 18, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — American soccer players are objecting to the decision by the U.S. Soccer Federation to have them play Venezuela at Cincinnati's Nippert Stadium, claiming the playing surface is dangerous. The U.S. National Soccer Team Players Association said the June 9 match will be played on a temporary...

NWSL's 7th season opens, looks for bump in World Cup year

Apr. 13, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The NWSL opens its seventh season this weekend with some lingering questions about its health, but also the encouraging possibility of a "bump" from the World Cup. The National Women's Soccer League has already outlasted any of the other previous pro women's leagues in the United...

Donovan, Arena hired as Fox CONCACAF Gold Cup analysts

Apr. 12, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. and LA Galaxy star Landon Donovan will be a studio analyst for Fox's coverage of the CONCACAF Gold Cup along with his national team and club coach Bruce Arena. Donovan also worked for Fox during the 2016 Copa America and the 2017 Gold Cup. Fox said Friday that Cobi Jones and...

US to play old foe Trinidad in CONCACAF Gold Cup

Apr. 10, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the United States resumes competitive matches in June after a 20-month absence, it will quickly come up against Trinidad and Tobago, the nation that prevented the Americans from reaching the 2018 World Cup. The U.S. learned Wednesday it will open the defense of its CONCACAF Gold Cup...

Carli Lloyd still driven to fight for more World Cup glory

Apr. 8, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carli Lloyd realizes millions of casual soccer fans don't follow the international game outside the World Cup. Some American fans haven't paid close attention to the U.S. women's national team since Lloyd got her iconic hat trick to win the Final four years ago in Vancouver. When those...

American Sebastian Soto makes Bundesliga debut

Apr. 7, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

American midfielder Sebastian Soto made his debut for Hannover when he entered in the 80th minute of a 3-1 loss at Wolfsburg on Saturday. The 18-year-old from Carlsbad, California, played youth soccer for the San Diego Surf, then was in Real Salt Lake's youth academy from 2015-16 through 2017-18. He joined...

Pugh scores 2 and US women beat Australia 5-3 in exhibition

Apr. 5, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Mallory Pugh heard the cheers from the hometown fans when she came onto the field early in the second half. The cheers were deafening when she scored 37 seconds later. "That's never happened before," she said. "I knew going in I wanted to make a difference and play the role I...

Tim Weah scores for Celtic in 1st start in 2 months

Apr. 4, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

American forward Tim Weah scored in his first start in two months, helping Celtic win 2-0 at St. Mirren in the Scottish Premier League. The 19-year-old put Celtic ahead in the 15th minute Wednesday night with a 3-yard header that bounced in off the crossbar. Mikael Lustig's initial shot was stopped by goalkeeper...