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Robinson, Zimmerman and Mihailovic on US men's Olympic soccer roster

Jul. 08, 2024 14:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Weah's red card against Uruguay and the United States' first-round exit from the Copa America should be a lesson for players as they head to the Olympics, according to likely captain Walker Zimmerman. “It's a great example of how one moment can kind of change...

US women's soccer is in transition heading into Olympics. Spain hopes to build off World Cup win

Jul. 01, 2024 09:27 AM EDT

The signs that the U.S. national team's dominance was slipping started to emerge back at the Tokyo Olympics. The United States was vying to become the first team to win an Olympic gold medal after winning a Women's World Cup. But the team stumbled along the way. The...

Paris Games: Welcome to the weird world of men’s soccer at the Olympics

Jun. 25, 2024 12:24 PM EDT

Kylian Mbappé wanted to be there. France coach Thierry Henry wanted it too. In the end, not even French president Emmanuel Macron could pull enough strings to free up his country's finest soccer player to compete in the Paris Games. Welcome to the weird of world of...

US to play Canada, New Zealand and Panama in September, October matches

Jun. 25, 2024 11:41 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The United States will play Canada, New Zealand and Panama in friendly matches in September and October. The U.S. faces Canada on Sept. 7 at Kansas City, Kansas, then meets New Zealand three days later at Cincinnati. The match against Panama is on Oct. 12 at Austin,...

Possible 2026 World Cup training camps include sites in non-tournament cities

Jun. 12, 2024 16:56 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Possible team training camps for the 2026 World Cup include sites in Chattanooga, Tennessee; Cincinnati; Green Bay, Wisconsin; Louisville, Kentucky; St. Louis; Salt Lake City and Herriman, Utah; San Antonio; and Westfield, Indiana. FIFA announced more...

FIFA unites World Cup winners and club executives as teammates to study for soccer diploma

Jun. 01, 2024 06:02 AM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — World Cup and Champions League winners are learning about the soccer industry at FIFA alongside club founders and front-office leaders. All were teammates in the classroom this week at the soccer body’s headquarters in Zurich to study all fields of the industry for...

FIFA adopts new protocols to support players during pregnancy, following the birth of their children

May. 31, 2024 13:29 PM EDT

Soccer's international governing body is implementing new measures designed to further support the well-being of players and coaches during pregnancy and after the birth of their children. The FIFA protocols give both players and coaches a minimum of 14 weeks of paid maternity...

Human rights experts urge FIFA to scrutinize Saudi Arabia before 2034 World Cup vote

May. 22, 2024 05:58 AM EDT

DUBLIN (AP) — FIFA was urged by international lawyers Wednesday to uphold its own policy and scrutinize Saudi Arabia’s human rights record before picking the kingdom to host the men’s 2034 World Cup. A 22-page document was delivered to FIFA headquarters in Zurich on behalf of...

Young women in Rio favela hope to overcome poverty and violence to play in Women's World Cup in 2027

May. 18, 2024 10:19 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A 20-minute drive separates the historic Maracana Stadium from the Complexo do Alemao, the biggest complex of favelas in Rio de Janeiro and one of the most impoverished and violent. One of its residents, 15-year-old soccer player Kaylane Alves dos Santos,...

FIFA to seek legal advice on Palestinian proposal to suspend Israel from international soccer

May. 17, 2024 05:45 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Facing a Palestinian proposal to suspend Israel from international soccer because of the conflict with Hamas, FIFA bought time Friday by agreeing to seek legal advice before holding an extraordinary council meeting within two months. FIFA president Gianni Infantino...