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Midfielder Samuel Shashoua switches to US from England

Jan. 24, 2022 23:13 PM EST

Samuel Shashoua, a 22-year-old midfielder on Spain's Tenerife, was approved or a change of affiliation to the United States from England by FIFA on Monday. Shashoua was born in London to an American father and played for Tottenham's academy. He was loaned to...

Naeher back with US team after recovering from injury

Jan. 24, 2022 17:40 PM EST

After her heartbreaking exit from the Tokyo Olympics, Alyssa Naeher is back with the U.S. women's national team. Naeher, who was knocked out of the Summer Games by a hyperextended right knee and a bone contusion, is training with the team at its camp in Austin, Texas. “I’m 100%,...

Chelsea shakes off blues with customary win over Tottenham

Jan. 23, 2022 14:38 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Once Hakim Ziyech's curling, dipping strike landed in the Tottenham goal, Chelsea never looked back. Sure, it took until two minutes into the second half to break the deadlock and the Moroccan was justified in ranking it “10 out of 10." But the space gifted for...

American Bryan Reynolds loaned to Belgium’s Kortrijk

Jan. 23, 2022 12:51 PM EST

American defender Bryan Reynolds was loaned by Roma to Belgium’s Kortrijk for the rest of the season on Sunday after he played sparingly under coach Jose Mourinho. The 20-year-old joined Roma from Major League Soccer’s Dallas at the end of last winter’s transfer window and made...

City drops points, drone stops play on unusual day in EPL

Jan. 22, 2022 15:13 PM EST

Man City dropping points. Newcastle winning a game. A drone stopping play. There were plenty of unusual occurrences in the Premier League on Saturday, even if a late, late winner by Manchester United at Old Trafford felt ever so familiar. Few could have expected City...

Morris, Weah, Dest, Zardes on US roster for WCup qualifiers

Jan. 21, 2022 21:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Morris, Tim Weah, Sergiño Dest and Gyasi Zardes returned from injuries to make the U.S. roster ahead of the next three World Cup qualifiers. Gio Reyna and Aaron Long were left off along with defenders John Brooks and Tim Ream, and forwards Daryl Dike, Jordan...

American defender Justin Che loaned to Hoffenheim by Dallas

Jan. 21, 2022 10:59 AM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — American defender Justin Che has been loaned to Germany's Hoffenheim by Dallas through the 2022-23 season. Dallas said Thursday that Hoffenehim has an option to purchase the 18-year-old's rights. Dallas also announced Che had agreed to a four-year contract that...

Africa's soccer show a virus risk and a vaccine opportunity

Jan. 21, 2022 05:43 AM EST

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The risk is obvious when you hold a major international soccer tournament right after the emergence of the omicron variant and in a country with precariously low COVID-19 vaccination levels. Less evident is the opportunity it may bring in the fight against...

Valeri leaves Timbers for Lanus in Argentina's top division

Jan. 20, 2022 18:30 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri is heading home to Argentina. The Timbers on Thursday announced an agreement with Lanus for the transfer of the 35-year-old former league MVP. Lanus plays in Argentina's top division. A nine-year veteran...

Bassett loaned to Feyenoord by Rapids through 2022-23 season

Jan. 20, 2022 17:16 PM EST

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Midfielder Cole Bassett was loaned Wednesday by Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids to the Dutch club Feyenoord through the 2022-23 season. Bassett agreed to a three-year contract with Colorado through the 2024 season. Feyenoord has an option to...