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Brazil looks to future, Peru chases glory at Copa América

Jul. 6, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Can a team that was trashed by the favorites in a major soccer tournament win a final against the same opponent only two weeks later? The answer will be known on Sunday after Copa América host Brazil takes on underdogs Peru in an unexpected final at Rio de Janeiro's historic...

Venezuela steers away from politics before Copa América game

Jun. 27, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Venezuela coach Rafael Dudamel almost left his job for political reasons after his team beat Argentina 3-1 in March in a friendly game in Madrid. One day before he faces Lionel Messi again — this time in the quarterfinals of the Copa América — Dudamel was more...

Copa America guests Japan, Qatar still in contention

Jun. 23, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Copa America guest teams Japan and Qatar are still in contention as the last round of group stage matches begins, and some of their South American opponents aren't too pleased. Qatar and Japan, who met in the Asian Cup final in February, are in third place in their groups. The...

Newcomer Boyd gets 2 goals for US in 4-0 win over Guyana

Jun. 19, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After newcomer Tyler Boyd scored early in the second half to give the United States a two-goal lead, the sure sign this was going to be a good night for the Americans was visible on Gyasi Zardes' face. A shot by Paul Arriola from just outside the box was headed by Guyana defender...

Bradley restored to US captain for Gold Cup opener

Jun. 18, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Michael Bradley returned to his role as captain for the first time under new U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter as the Americans opened the CONCACAF Gold Cup against Guyana in their first competitive match in 20 months. Berhalter made three changes Tuesday night from the lineup that started...

Venezuela shreds sloppy US defense early for 3-0 win

Jun. 9, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Sloppy defense, a poor goalkeeping decision, wasted chances. The United States set another historical marker in its latest shutout loss, and it was not the good kind. Down by three goals after only 36 minutes, the U.S. fell to Venezuela 3-0 Sunday in its final exhibition tuneup for the...

Boyd makes US debut, among 5 changes vs Venezuela

Jun. 9, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Forward Tyler Boyd made his debut for the United States in its final exhibition before the CONCACAF Gold Cup, one of five lineup changes against Venezuela. The 24-year-old had five appearances for New Zealand before FIFA approved his switch to the U.S. last month. Coach Gregg Berhalter...

Martino, Mexico use shuffling roster to beat Venezuela

Jun. 5, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — For all the players absent from Mexico's national team, new coach Tata Martino may still have a roster solid enough to make a strong run in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Martino returned to Mercedes-Benz Stadium for his first game in Georgia since leading Atlanta United to the MLS Cup last season,...