Latest United States National Soccer Team News

Sam Kerr focused on leading Red Stars to NWSL title

Aug. 15, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Sam Kerr sat down on a metal bench after taking a few extra shots after practice. Chicago Red Stars coach Rory Dames poked fun at her competitive streak, and Kerr just laughed it off. If the Aussie star is on her way out of town, it was hard to tell on a picturesque summer afternoon...

DaMarcus Beasley has some fixes for American soccer

Aug. 15, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — DaMarcus Beasley wants to stick around soccer when he retires at the end of the MLS season. He just wants to move upstairs. Beasley has no interest in coaching, but he wants to try the management side of the sport he has played for decades. And the captain of the Houston Dynamo thinks he...

US Soccer, team talks break down; likely head to jury trial

Aug. 15, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

Players for the World Cup champion women's national team say mediation talks with the U.S. Soccer Federation in their dispute over equal pay are over. Molly Levinson, who represents the players in matters concerning the dispute, said in a statement Wednesday that the players look forward to a jury trial. "We...

Kate Markgraf hired as GM for women's national team

Aug. 12, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

Former defender Kate Markgraf has been named general manager of the U.S. women's national team, U.S. Soccer announced Monday. Markgraf will oversee the search for a coach to replace Jill Ellis, who is leaving the team in October. Ellis is stepping away from the job after leading the United States to back-to-back...

American defender Chris Gloster signs with PSV

Aug. 12, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

American defender Chris Gloster has signed a three-year contract with the Dutch club PSV Eindhoven. The 19-year-old left back from Montclair, New Jersey, made his debut for Red Bulls II in the United Soccer League at age 16 in 2016 and signed with Hannover in Germany ahead of the 2018-19 season. He began last...

Match between the Courage and the Thorns draws record crowd

Aug. 11, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

A National Women's Soccer League record 25,218 fans watched the Portland Thorns beat the North Carolina Courage 2-1 at Providence Park on Sunday. The game featured numerous stars from the U.S. national team that won the Women's World Cup this summer in France. Among them was Crystal Dunn, who scored in the fourth...

Palmer-Brown lent by Man City to Austria Vienna

Aug. 5, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

American defender Erik Palmer-Brown has been lent from Manchester City to Austria Vienna for the 2019-20 season. The Austrian team said Monday it has an option to buy the 22-year-old center back, who has made two appearances for the U.S. national team. Palmer-Brown was born in Napoleon, Ohio, played for Sporting...

US women open victory tour, Ellis farewell, beat Ireland 3-0

Aug. 4, 2019 1:59 AM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino took time out of his vacation to drop by the Rose Bowl for a celebration of the newest women's World Cup champions. And Infantino is confident the next winners of that trophy will reap even bigger rewards in four years. Departing coach Jill Ellis and...

Ellis content to get off US women's soccer "roller coaster"

Aug. 2, 2019 9:58 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jill Ellis likened her tenure in charge of the U.S. women's national team to an amusement park ride. She also compared it to a tumultuous ride on a five-year wave. The most successful head coach in program history seems quite content to get off this merry-go-round on her own terms....

FIFA expands Women's World Cup from 24 teams to 32 for 2023

Jul. 31, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

FIFA's Council has unanimously approved expanding the Women's World Cup from 24 teams to 32 for 2023 and has reopened bidding to host the tournament but made no mention of changing prize money. FIFA said Wednesday the decision was made remotely. Nine national associations had expressed interest in hosting and...