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Berhalter starts 3-0 as US beats Ecuador 1-0 on fluke goal

Mar. 22, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Gregg Berhalter's vision for the U.S. national team started to unfold as the Americans passed the ball from side to side, played diagonal balls long and short. Possession is his key to success. The style was more pleasing. But the only goal of night was pretty weird. Gyasi Zardes's...

Pulisic, McKennie, Adams start together for 1st time for US

Mar. 21, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams, a trio of 20-year-olds who have become regulars in the German Bundesliga, started together for the first time in the United States' exhibition against Ecuador. In his first game with the full player pool to pick from, new U.S. coach...

Defender Ali Krieger returns to the US women's national team

Mar. 21, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Ali Krieger was between training sessions with the Orlando Pride on Tuesday afternoon when U.S. coach Jill Ellis texted her and asked whether she had time to talk. Krieger informed Ellis she had one more practice, and she could speak in the evening. Ellis had the news the 34-year-old...

New Zealand to observe Muslim prayer after mosque attacks

Mar. 21, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — In a day without precedent, people across New Zealand were planning to observe the Muslim call to prayer Friday as the nation reflected on the moment one week ago when 50 people were slaughtered at two mosques. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and thousands of others planned...

Fox to use 5 commentary teams at Women's World Cup

Mar. 21, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox will use five commentary crews for its broadcast of this year's Women's World Cup, basing two teams in France and the others in its Los Angeles studio. JP Dellacamera and former national team midfielder Aly Wagner were announced last month as the lead team for the tournament, which...

Indicted Philly labor leader challenges bribery charges

Mar. 21, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A powerful Philadelphia labor leader says the government overreached in charging him with bribing a city councilman. Johnny "Doc" Dougherty (DOK'-uhr-tee) wants a judge to dismiss a dozen charges in the 116-count indictment filed against him, the councilman and others. The January...

Valencia again targeted by Batman creators for bat logo

Mar. 21, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Batman is coming after Valencia's bat logo. The Spanish soccer club is again being targeted by DC Comics over the use of its logo, which serves as the centerpiece of its centennial celebrations this year. The comic book makers, who created the superhero Batman, have made another complaint...

Stories of the victims of the New Zealand mosque attack

Mar. 21, 2019 4:25 AM EDT

Fifty people were killed in a terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15. Some information about the victims: HUSNA AHMED Farid Ahmed refuses to turn his back on his adopted home, despite losing his 45-year-old wife, Husna Ahmed, in the Al Noor mosque attack. They had split up to go to...

Berhalter trying to transform US into possession-based team

Mar. 20, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — Gregg Berhalter prepares for U.S. national team matches like a CEO getting ready for a deal. The new American coach uses video presentations when he meets with foreign-based players via computer. He has tripled the team's data analysts to three. Two white boards are on the grass at...

Ex Colombia soccer star arrested for drug shipments

Mar. 20, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Former Southampton and Portsmouth midfielder Jhon Viafara has been arrested in his native Colombia on a U.S. drug warrant, officials said Wednesday. Colombia's chief prosecutor's office said that prosecutors in Texas believe Viafara was part of a criminal network tied to the...