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Jonatan Giraldez joins the Spirit, will transition to head coach role

Jun. 20, 2024 18:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) — New head coach Jonatan Giraldez has joined the Washington Spirit after finishing up the season with Barcelona. Giraldez was named head coach of the Spirit earlier this year, but stayed on with Barcelona through the conclusion of the Spanish Liga F season...

Italy concedes goal after 23 seconds but recovers to beat Albania 2-1 at Euro 2024

Jun. 15, 2024 18:32 PM EDT

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — By conceding a goal after just 23 seconds, Italy made the worst possible start to its European Championship title defense. Thankfully for the Azzurri, it soon got much better. Italy recovered from letting in the quickest goal in the...

Turkey can expect strong support from the Turkish-German community at Euro 2024. So can Germany

Jun. 12, 2024 04:07 AM EDT

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Six years ago, Ilkay Gündogan's place on the German national team was in question over a photograph with Turkey's president. Now he's the team captain. When Gündogan leads the German national team out against Scotland in the European Championship...

Foden, Wirtz and Yamal among the players who could light up Euro 2024

Jun. 08, 2024 08:52 AM EDT

The Associated Press takes a look at some of the players expected to light up the European Championship in Germany which kicks off on June 14. PHIL FODEN (ENGLAND) Nurtured with care by Pep Guardiola, Foden has taken some time to break through to world-class level....

Paris Olympics: What to know and who to watch during the women's soccer competition

Jun. 06, 2024 12:03 PM EDT

A roadmap to follow for the women's soccer competition during the Paris Olympics: Athletes to Watch —Sophia Smith, United States: The former U.S. Soccer Player of the Year and NWSL MVP is heading into the Olympics in peak form. The 23-year-old forward had a...

UEFA celebrates growth of women's soccer as Barcelona lifts another Women's Champions League trophy

May. 26, 2024 05:12 AM EDT

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — It was a night of celebration for Barcelona after another Women’s Champions League title, and for the women’s game in general after another season with significant growth in the sport. Barcelona defeated Lyon 2-0 to win its third European trophy and to add...

Barcelona finally beats Lyon and retains Women's Champions League crown

May. 25, 2024 16:13 PM EDT

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — With a triumph over the rival it could never beat, Barcelona made it clear who's in charge of women’s soccer. Barcelona ended its losing streak against the game's most successful club on Saturday, beating Lyon 2-0 to clinch its third Women’s Champions...

Barcelona has beaten Lyon 2-0 to win its third Women's Champions League in four years

May. 25, 2024 13:57 PM EDT
BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Barcelona has beaten Lyon 2-0 to win its third Women's Champions League in four years.

Barcelona seeks its first win against Lyon in Women's Champions League final

May. 24, 2024 14:56 PM EDT

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Barcelona has to find a way past the most successful club in women’s soccer if it wants to build on its recent dominance. Barcelona will play in its fourth straight Women’s Champions League final on Saturday in Bilbao against record eight-time champion...

Barcelona parts ways with Xavi one month after coach reversed decision to step down

May. 24, 2024 12:15 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — First, he wanted out. Then he wanted to stay. Finally, Barcelona decided enough is enough and parted ways with coach Xavi Hernandez. One month after Xavi said he would continue as coach despite a disappointing season, the club told the former midfield great...