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Fox to televise 2021 and 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cups

Jan. 27, 2020 2:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox will televise the 2021 and 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cups under an agreement for English-language U.S. rights reached between the network and the Confederation of North and Central American and Caribbean Association Football. As part of the deal announced Monday, Fox also will televise...

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1968 file photo, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos raise their gloved fists after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze for the 200 meter run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. Some athletes are criticizing the International Olympic Committee for prohibiting political protests on the medal podium. Olympic officials reminded athletes last week not to make political statements at the Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/File)

Soccer players union promises to defend Olympic protesters

Jan. 22, 2020 9:19 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Soccer players who defy Olympic rules by making protest gestures at the 2020 Tokyo Games will be supported by their global union. Freedom of speech on issues like anti-discrimination and gender equality needs to be protected from “a hypocritical rule,” FIFPro general secretary...

FILE - In this June 24, 2019, file photo, Canada's Christine Sinclair, left, is chased down by Sweden's Linda Sembrant during a Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match in Paris, France. Sinclair highlights Canada's 20-player roster for the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament starting later this month. Sinclair is one goal away from tying retired U.S. star Abby Wambach's record of 184 goals in international play. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Sinclair highlights Canada's Olympic qualifying roster

Jan. 21, 2020 4:26 PM EST

Christine Sinclair, on the verge of tying the all-time international goals record, headlines Canada's roster for the CONCACAF Olympic soccer qualifying tournament. Canadian coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller announced the 20-player squad for the tournament Tuesday. Canada opens qualifying on Jan. 29 against Saint Kitts...

FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, United States' Rose Lavelle, left, is challenged by Netherlands' Danielle Van De Donk during the Women's World Cup final soccer at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. Twenty players have been named to the U.S. women's soccer team that will play for a spot in the Tokyo Olympics. Coach Andonovski announced the roster for the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)

US Olympic qualifying roster minus 5 from World Cup team

Jan. 17, 2020 2:56 PM EST

The United States’ roster for the upcoming CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament will look very similar to the one that won the Women’s World Cup in France, with notable exceptions. Alex Morgan, Mallory Pugh, Allie Long, Morgan Brian and Tierna Davidson were on the title team but were left off the...

Stanford's Smith declares early, goes 1st in NWSL draft

Jan. 16, 2020 4:53 PM EST

Stanford forward Sophia Smith was selected first overall Thursday by the Portland Thorns in the National Women's Soccer League college draft. The Thorns also traded for the second pick and used it to select forward Morgan Weaver from Washington State. Smith, who declared her eligibility for the draft on...

Fifth annual SheBelieves Cup field includes US, England

Jan. 13, 2020 2:18 PM EST

The Women's World Cup champion U.S. team will face Spain and England, two teams it defeated on the way to the title, as well as Japan in the fifth annual SheBelieves Cup kicking off in March. Doubleheader matches in the round robin-style tournament will be held in Orlando, Florida, on March 5, in Harrison, New...

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos holds up the trophy, at the end of the Spanish Super Cup Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at King Abdullah stadium in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Madrid beats Atlético in shootout, wins Spanish Super Cup

Jan. 12, 2020 5:25 PM EST

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Real Madrid beat Atlético Madrid in a penalty shootout on Sunday to win the first edition of the new-look Spanish Super Cup that was held in Saudi Arabia despite criticism from human rights groups. Madrid won the shootout 4-1 after the final ended 0-0 after extra time. Dani...

Brian McBride hired as GM of US men's national team

Jan. 10, 2020 3:24 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. forward Brian McBride has been hired to succeed Earnie Stewart as general manager of the American men's national soccer team. Now 47, McBride had 30 goals in 95 appearances for the U.S. from 1993-2006. He played for Wolfsburg, Columbus, Preston North End, Everton, Fulham and...

Man City's women's coach to become NYC men's assistant

Jan. 9, 2020 1:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Cushing is moving to Major League Soccer as an assistant coach for New York City after six seasons as head coach of Manchester City's women's team. Both teams are owned by City Football Group. At Manchester City, Cushing won the 2016 Women's Super League and led the team to the...

Thorns trade key players, move up to top draft pick

Jan. 8, 2020 4:35 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Thorns traded away U.S. national team defender Emily Sonnett, Australian Caitlin Foord and forward Midge Purce in a pair of deals Wednesday and landed the top pick in this year's college draft. The Thorns sent Sonnett and Foord's rights, along with the seventh and 14th...