Latest United States National Soccer Team News

Rapinoe kicks FIFA, says women's soccer not treated equally

May. 24, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. star Megan Rapinoe gave FIFA some kicks two weeks ahead of the World Cup, maintaining the sport's top executives are not doing enough to close a huge gender disparity in investment. "They have essentially unlimited resources. I don't think that it's really been a huge change at all,"...

Sinclair says she's been waiting for this Canadian team

May. 24, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

While Christine Sinclair edges closer to the all-time international goals record, her team will be chasing a title. Fifth-ranked Canada embarks on its Women's World Cup quest in France with its captain sitting at 181 career goals — four away from breaking former U.S. star Abby Wambach's global record...

US faces greater challenges this time around at World Cup

May. 24, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

The U.S. women's national team is well aware the rest of the world is catching up. Long dominant on the international stage, the No. 1-ranked Americans are heading to France for the Women's World Cup with any number of teams potentially in position to topple the defending champions. Among the challengers are host...

Seeking more respect, superstar Hegerberg out of World Cup

May. 23, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

With a no-nonsense look etched on her face, Ada Hegerberg stares straight into the camera and says: "Now it's time for action." It's fitting the Norwegian superstar was chosen as the face of a recently launched campaign aimed at improving the profile and standards in women's soccer. Not just because, as the first...

Seattle's Chad Marshall announces retirement due to injuries

May. 22, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Three-time MLS defender of the year Chad Marshall announced his retirement due to injury on Wednesday, bringing an end to a 16-year career that included stints with the Columbus Crew and Seattle Sounders. Marshall's last game for Seattle was on May 4 against Minnesota United, after...

Ayo Akinola to miss U20 World Cup, replaced by Julian Araujo

May. 22, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Toronto forward Ayo Akinola will miss the Under-20 World Cup because of an ankle injury and has been replaced on the U.S. roster by LA Galaxy defender Julian Araujo. Araujo has played in five games for the Galaxy this season. His addition to the roster was announced Wednesday by the U.S....

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...

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...

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....

Wondolowski breaks Landon Donovan's MLS goals record

May. 18, 2019 10:32 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Chris Wondolowski scored four times to pass Landon Donovan for most career MLS goals, and the San Jose Earthquakes beat the Chicago Fire 4-1 on Saturday. Wondolowski tied Donovan's record at 145 with his first goal in the 21st minute. Shea Salinas sent in a curling pass that...