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Almada relishes World Cup win, looks forward to MLS season

Jan. 27, 2023 15:52 PM EST

First, he cried with joy and shared the news with his family. Then, Thiago Almada needed to catch a plane. Quickly. The Atlanta United midfielder was called up to Argentina's World Cup squad as an injury replacement mere days before the team's opening game. "I was a...

Goalie Sean Johnson signs with Toronto after 6 years at NYC

Jan. 27, 2023 12:52 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Sean Johnson is the new goalkeeper for Toronto FC through 2024. The 33-year-old free agent spent the last six seasons with New York City FC. Toronto FC signed him using targeted allocation money. Toronto conceded 66 goals last season, tying a franchise worst. ...

Djokovic's dad stays away from Australian Open semifinal

Jan. 27, 2023 08:39 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic's father stayed away from the 21-time Grand Slam champion's semifinal victory on Friday after getting embroiled in a flap involving spectators who brought banned Russian flags to Melbourne Park. Srdjan Djokovic released a statement saying...

Claudio Reyna moved out of Austin sporting director role

Jan. 26, 2023 18:23 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Claudio Reyna was moved out of his leadership role as sporting director of Austin FC on Thursday, the latest job change that followed the Reyna family's spat with U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter. The 49-year-old Reyna was shifted to a title of technical adviser. The...

Stewart, McBride exit US Soccer, leaving Berhalter in limbo

Jan. 26, 2023 18:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The American men's national team shakeup that began after a public spat erupted between two well-known families accelerated Thursday when sporting director Earnie Stewart announced he is quitting the U.S. Soccer Federation to join PSV Eindhoven. Men's general...

Vazquez scores for youthful US lineup in 2-1 loss to Serbia

Jan. 26, 2023 01:41 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Interim head coach Anthony Hudson saw tenacity, bravery and attacking excitement from the youngsters and newcomers he sent out for the United States' first match since the World Cup. Although none of it added up to a win, Hudson was hopeful a 2-1 defeat to Serbia...

Late Grant Wahl to get US Soccer's Colin Jose Media Award

Jan. 25, 2023 15:52 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The late Grant Wahl will be honored with this year's Colin Jose Media Award, given to journalists who made long-term contributions to soccer in the United States. Wahl died at age 49 on Dec. 10 after collapsing while covering the World Cup quarterfinal between...

Women's soccer trainer fired for giving players painkillers

Jan. 24, 2023 17:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Portland Thorns have fired their athletic trainer after an outside investigation found he illegally distrubted a controlled substance to players, the National Women's Soccer League said Tuesday. The NWSL, beset in recent years by abuse and misconduct...

Paxten Aaronson hopes to join brother Brenden on US team

Jan. 23, 2023 19:12 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Paxten Aaronson has yet to move into an apartment in Germany. “I actually have only been there for like four days,” he said. “I was staying in the hotel, but I walked all around the city. It’s a beautiful city, but I’m looking forward to going back...

Scandals highlight lack of women coaches at top of US soccer

Jan. 23, 2023 11:26 AM EST

Twila Kilgore knew her career path when she was just 12 years old, thanks to a youth soccer coach who used to drive her to practice. During those rides, she got to hear “all the behind-the-scene things that were happening” and was "exposed to what a coach actually does,” she...