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Lackluster US loses to Japan 2-0 in World Cup warmup

Sep. 23, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

With the World Cup approaching and final roster decisions looming, U.S. soccer players gave a dismal performance in a 2-0 exhibition loss to Japan on Friday in Düsseldorf, Germany. Daichi Kamada scored following Weston McKennie’s giveaway in the 24th minute and Kaoru Mitoma added...

US missing many starters ahead of World Cup warmup vs Japan

Sep. 22, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

Gregg Berhalter's U.S. roster as the World Cup approaches is as notable for its absences as for those set to play in Friday's warmup against Japan at Düsseldorf, Germany. Tim Weah, Yunus Musah, Chris Richards, Antonee Robinson and Zack Steffen are out with injuries for the Japan...

Bale energized for World Cup after feeling the love in LA

Sep. 21, 2022 07:48 AM EDT

During his difficult final years at Real Madrid, Gareth Bale only truly found happiness on a soccer field when he linked up with Wales for matches with his national team. Now, after moving to the United States, he is feeling the love at club level, too. Bale joined Los...

Live updates: UN General Assembly

Sep. 20, 2022 20:29 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the opening day of the U.N. General Assembly's annual high-level meeting (all times EDT): 8:25 p.m. El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has told the U.N. General Assembly that wealthy countries should help — or at least not block...

World Cup Watch: Tough start at Milan for US defender Dest

Sep. 20, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — United States defender Sergiño Dest joined Italian champion AC Milan with the hope of getting more playing time ahead of the World Cup. He's gotten off to a tough start. “American Horror Story, a 45-minute episode,” was how Italian newspaper...

World Cup, Euro 2024 already weigh on Nations League games

Sep. 20, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

The 13 European national teams going to this year’s World Cup will play their last competitive soccer games in the Nations League this week, two months before the tournament starts in Qatar. For the rest of continent’s teams — with the exception of Russia, which has been...

US forward Pefok’s bid for World Cup spot helps Union Berlin

Sep. 19, 2022 09:25 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Jordan Pefok’s bid to make the United States team for the World Cup is helping Union Berlin to an unprecedented spell at the top of the Bundesliga. Pefok scored the opening goal in Union’s win over Wolfsburg on Sunday, only four days after he was omitted from U.S....

Steffen back in Middlesbrough lineup after missing 4 games

Sep. 17, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

American goalkeeper Zack Steffen returned to Middlesbrough's lineup for a 0-0 draw against Rotherham on Saturday night after missing four games because of a knee injury. The 27-year-old had not played since Aug. 20, Middlesbrough’s fifth match of the season. Steffen...

Pepi ends 30-game, 345-day drought, gets goal for Groningen

Sep. 17, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

American forward Ricardo Pepi ended a 30-match scoreless streak for club and country that reached almost a year, getting his first goal for Groningen in a 2-1 loss at Sparta Rotterdam on Saturday in the Dutch Eredivisie. Pepi outjumped defender Adil Auassar just outside the 6-yard...

Musah hurt groin, to miss World Cup warmups, Cardoso in

Sep. 16, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Yunus Musah will miss the United States' last two World Cup warmup matches because of a left groin injury, depriving the Americans of a chance for their preferred midfield trio to play together ahead of the tournament in November. Johnny Cardoso of the Brazilian club...