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Harry Kane has records in sight, but trophies elude him

Feb. 02, 2023 11:19 AM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Harry Kane will become Tottenham’s all-time leading scorer with a goal against Manchester City on Sunday. The striker’s wait for a major trophy, however, will go on. Kane is set to surpass the late Jimmy Greaves’ club record of 266...

Judge cuts soccer equal pay legal fees from $6.6M to $5.5M

Feb. 01, 2023 20:49 PM EST

A federal judge granted final approval to the equal pay lawsuit settlement between female players and the U.S. Soccer Federation, cutting legal fees from $6.6 million to $5.5 million. The Jan. 4 order on legal fees by U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner in Los Angeles was referenced...

Megan Rapinoe back with US for SheBelieves Cup

Feb. 01, 2023 18:13 PM EST

Megan Rapinoe is set to return for the United States in the SheBelieves Cup after missing the team's recent trip to New Zealand because of an ankle injury. Rapinoe has made 197 appearances for the United States and she could reach 200 during the tournament, which begins Feb. 16 in...

Saudi soccer influence grows by winning seat on FIFA Council

Feb. 01, 2023 09:15 AM EST

Saudi Arabia added to its influence in world soccer on Wednesday, winning a seat on the FIFA Council and then being confirmed as host of the 2027 Asian Cup. The election win at the Asian Football Confederation’s annual meeting followed Cristiano Ronaldo arrival last month to play...

Dani Alves offers to turn in passport, wear tracking device

Feb. 01, 2023 07:58 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Brazilian soccer player Dani Alves has agreed to turn in his passport and wear a tracking device if he is set free pending the sexual assault investigation against him, his lawyers said in an appeal filed to a Spanish court this week. Alves was provisionally detained...

American forward Hoppe loaned from Boro to Scotland's Hibs

Jan. 31, 2023 20:26 PM EST

American forward Matthew Hoppe was loaned to Hibernian of the Scottish Premier League for the rest of the season on Tuesday by Middlesbrough of England's first tier League Championship. A 21-year-old from Yorba Linda, California, Hoppe joined Middlesbrough from Spain's Mallorca last...

UK police chiefs apologize to Hillsborough disaster families

Jan. 31, 2023 08:17 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's police chiefs promised a “cultural change” on Tuesday as they apologized to families of the victims in the 1989 Hillsborough tragedy, the U.K.'s worst sports disaster which saw 97 people killed during a crush of soccer fans at an overcrowded stadium. ...

Former Notre Dame midfielder Korbin Albert joins PSG women

Jan. 31, 2023 06:23 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — American midfielder Korbin Albert has signed a contract with French club Paris Saint-Germain until 2025 after forgoing her remaining eligibility at Notre Dame. Albert, of Grayslake, Illinois, was regarded as one of the best midfielders in college soccer. She scored 16...

Australia's Women's World Cup opener moved to bigger venue

Jan. 30, 2023 20:43 PM EST

Australia's Women's World Cup opener against Ireland has been moved to a larger stadium amid high demand for tickets. Australia’s opener was originally set to be played at Sydney’s new Allianz Stadium, which seats 42,500, but it has been shifted to Stadium Australia, which seats...

Sam Mewis unlikely to play for US at World Cup after surgery

Jan. 30, 2023 17:11 PM EST

Midfielder Sam Mewis has undergone a second knee surgery and is unlikely to be available to play for the United States at the Women's World Cup this summer. Mewis, who also plays for the Kansas City Current in the National Women's Soccer League, first had surgery on her right knee...