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Pulisic, Bradley among veterans reporting later to US

May. 22, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Members of the U.S. under-23 pool and a few foreign-based veterans are among the 21 Americans who will start training Monday ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, while regulars such as Christian Pulisic and Michael Bradley will report in early June. Just 11 players on the 40-man preliminary Gold...

FIFA working on solution for World Cup ticketing issue

May. 21, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

Responding to criticism after some fans buying tickets for the Women's World Cup were not given seats together, FIFA said it was working toward a solution with the local organizing committee in France. Tickets were made available for printing Monday and ticket holders learned their seats were sometimes split up...

DaMarcus Beasley to retire at end of Houston Dynamo season

May. 21, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — DaMarcus Beasley says he will retire after 20 years in professional soccer when the Houston Dynamo finish their season. The midfielder and left back turns 37 this week and is the only American to either play in four World Cups or appear in a European Champions League semifinal. Beasley said...

Mkhitaryan to miss Europa League final for political reasons

May. 21, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

The choice of Baku as host of the Europa League final provided Arsenal with further grounds for discontent Tuesday when one of the team's most talented players pulled out of the game for political reasons. After holding lengthy talks with Arsenal, Henrikh Mkhitaryan said he would not be traveling to Azerbaijan...

English Premier League broadcast rights rise to $12 billion

May. 21, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The cost of English Premier League broadcast rights has risen almost 8% to 9.2 billion pounds ($12 billion) for the next three seasons. Despite a drop in the value of domestic rights, interim chief executive Richard Masters says foreign broadcasters are paying about 30% more for games....

US to host Cuba on Oct. 11, Canada on Nov. 15

May. 21, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The United States will host Cuba on Oct. 11 and Canada on Nov. 15 in the first CONCACAF Nations League. CONCACAF said Tuesday that the Americans, seeded in Group A, will play at Canada on Oct. 15 and at Cuba on Nov. 19. Sites have not been determined. Other Nations League groups are: B...

World Cup ticket buyers discovering seats aren't together

May. 21, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

Fans planning to attend the Women's World Cup in France are finding out that the seats they bought might not be together. Tickets were made available to print Monday and ticket holders learned that their seats were sometimes split up in separate rows and even sections — even families with young children...

US defenders John Brooks, DeAndre Yedlin to miss Gold Cup

May. 20, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — American defender John Brooks will miss the CONCACAF Gold Cup because of a knee ligament injury, joining DeAndre Yedlin on the sidelines. Brooks, a central defender, did not play in Wolfsburg's last two games of the Bundesliga season. Yedlin, a right back, had left groin surgery last week....

Shinyashiki, Rapids beat Galaxy 1-0, snap eight-game skid

May. 19, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Andre Shinyashiki scored late, Tim Howard had his first shutout of the season and the Colorado Rapids beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0 on Sunday night for their first win of the season. Howard finished with a season-high six saves for Colorado (1-9-2), which snapped an 11-game winless...

Vela's late goal helps LAFC to 1-1 tie with FC Dallas

May. 19, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Carlos Vela scored a late goal and Los Angeles FC rallied for a 1-1 tie with FC Dallas on Sunday night. FC Dallas (5-5-3), which is winless in its last five games, played a man down after Matt Hedges was shown a red card for denial of an obvious goal-scoring opportunity by Carlos Vela...