Latest United States National Soccer Team News

The Latest: Salah scores, but Russia beats Egypt for 2nd win

Jun. 19, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Russia scored three goals in 15 minutes early in the second half to set up a 3-1 win over Egypt that moved the host nation to the brink of the World Cup's knockout stage on Tuesday. Mohamed Salah won and converted a penalty...

Bahr, last living member of team that upset England, is dead

Jun. 18, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

When Walter Bahr walked off the field in Brazil after the famous United States victory over England at the 1950 World Cup, he didn't expect to become a soccer celebrity. Known for many years as the father of two NFL placekickers, Bahr regained prominence in his own right when the Americans returned to soccer's...

Roman Torres' life changed with 1 shot and 1 memorable goal

Jun. 17, 2018 5:21 AM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — In the euphoria of the moment and the kind of exhilaration he had never experienced before, Roman Torres completely lost sense of time. He ran, and screamed, and ripped off his shirt amid the noise echoing through Estadio Rommel Fernandez creating a haze of joy and excitement. When the...

Mission impossible might be possible for Iran at World Cup

Jun. 16, 2018 6:27 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Mission impossible might just be possible for Iran. The scoreboard inside St. Petersburg Stadium read "MOROCCO 0, IRAN 1," a beautiful sight for the thousands of Iranians — women, as well as men — who flocked to Russia to see their team win a World Cup match for...

Fans turn out early for World Cup party in San Jose

Jun. 16, 2018 2:43 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — David Habashy and his friends were set up in their chairs on the lawn at Avaya Stadium well before the crack of dawn. With his native Egypt set to play its first World Cup game in 28 years about 6,000 miles away in Russia, Habashy and five friends came to watch the game on the big...

No team but 2 referees for US at World Cup in Russia

Jun. 15, 2018 11:42 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Jair Murrufo remembers the first time he picked up a whistle and called a soccer match. "My father kept saying, 'Hey, you want to be a referee?' And I'm 19 years old, and I'm like, 'No, why would I want to do that?'" he recalled. That was an under-8 contest filled with kids trying to learn...

USA! USA! Wait, We Didn't Make The World Cup?

Jun. 14, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. Men's National Team great Landon Donovan tells "PodcastOne Sports Now" co-host Jim Litke as the tournament begins that without the U.S. team in the World Cup, he's rooting for Mexico and fellow CONCACAF members Costa Rica and Panama. But the leading scorer and most-capped player ever to...

After Americans' win, 3 could be key for World Cup hosting

Jun. 14, 2018 11:02 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Three is the new magic number for hosting a World Cup. Victory for the U.S.-led North American bid with Canada and Mexico to stage the 2026 tournament could mean that single-nation hosts like Russia will be rare in future. FIFA president Gianni Infantino likes co-hosting, and it can better...

Whirlwind World Cup awaits Fox's lead voices Strong, Holden

Jun. 14, 2018 10:39 AM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — At this point, it all feels familiar for John Strong and Stuart Holden. The lead broadcasters for Fox's English-language coverage of the World Cup in the United States are starting their Russian adventure in Sochi, where they spent time a year ago calling the Confederations Cup. The...

Fear of failure to motivate France's stars against Australia

Jun. 14, 2018 7:33 AM EDT

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — With a group of players worth more than a billion dollars, anything other than a win against Australia will be deemed as a failure for France in its World Cup opener. The amount of individual talent within the France squad is impressive, including players such as Paul Pogba, Ousmane...