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Korean soccer player acquitted in Guam sex assault case

Oct. 16, 2018 10:37 AM EDT

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A South Korean professional soccer player has been acquitted in a sexual assault case in Guam. A jury delivered not guilty verdicts Monday on all charges against Byong Oh Kim following about three days of deliberations, the Pacific Daily News reported . Kim was on Guam with the Sangju...

Megan Rapinoe sees disparity as World Cup approaches

Oct. 15, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — With the Women's World Cup less than eight months away, U.S. national team midfielder Megan Rapinoe is dismayed by what she sees as ongoing issues of inequality in soccer. From uncertainty about the use of video review and the amount of prize money, to scheduling other tournament...

Guzan to make 1st US appearance in 13 months

Oct. 15, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Brad Guzan is set to make his first appearance for the United States in 13 months when the Americans play Peru in an exhibition on Tuesday night. The 34-year-old Guzan has not played for the U.S. since Sept. 5 last year, a 1-1 draw at Honduras in a World Cup qualifier. He has...

Former soccer executive to lead US Olympic marketing venture

Oct. 15, 2018 11:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The LA 2028 organizing and U.S. Olympic committees have named former U.S. soccer executive Kathy Carter to lead their marketing team. Carter will be responsible for cutting sponsorship and hospitality deals expected to raise more than $5 billion through the end of the 2028 Olympics. She...

US headed to Women's World Cup with 6-0 win over Jamaica

Oct. 14, 2018 11:52 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. women's national team breezed through CONCACAF qualifying to secure a spot in the World Cup next year in France. The Americans still have to face Canada. "Just because we qualified for the World Cup doesn't mean we're going to take our foot off the gas," Alex Morgan said. "We...

Canada gets into Women's World Cup with 7-0 win over Panama

Oct. 14, 2018 10:15 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Christine Sinclair isn't concerned about chasing records. She's set her sights on the World Cup. Sinclair scored twice and Canada went on to secure a spot in next year's World Cup in France with a 7-0 victory over Panama on Sunday in the semifinals of the CONCACAF qualifying...

Italy leaves it late to earn 1st competitive win in a year

Oct. 14, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy is finally showing signs of emerging from its crisis, nearly a year after failing to qualify for the World Cup. Cristiano Biraghi's goal in stoppage time earned the Azzurri a much-needed 1-0 win in Poland on Sunday in the UEFA Nations League. Playing in Group 3 of League A, Poland became...

US guards against overconfidence in World Cup qualifying

Oct. 13, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Defender Becky Sauerbrunn said the memories of 2010 still drive her as the U.S. women's national team seeks to qualify for next year's World Cup in France. The United States lost in the semifinals of that year's CONCACAF qualifying tournament, sending the team to a third-place finish...

Dutch humiliate Germany in Nations League, Gibraltar wins

Oct. 13, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

Germany's UEFA Nations League campaign took a humiliating blow after a 3-0 loss at old rival Netherlands on Saturday. Germany remains without a win in the top-tier League A and has yet to score a goal. In the second-tier League B, the Czech Republic got its first win in the new competition — beating host...

Steffen out with tight hamstring; Guzan or Horvath in goal

Oct. 13, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Goalkeeper Zack Steffen will miss the United States' exhibition against Peru, leaving Brad Guzan or Ethan Horvath to start Tuesday in East Hartford, Connecticut. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Saturday that Steffen has a tight right hamstring and left training camp. He started the last four...