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The Latest: Hong Kong fans boo Chinese anthem at soccer game

Sep. 10, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 8.40 p.m. Thousands of Hong Kong soccer fans have booed and turned their backs when the Chinese national anthem was played before a World Cup qualifier match against Iran. The crowd broke out into "Glory to Hong Kong," a song...

APNewsBreak: Study finds huge wealth gap in European soccer

Sep. 4, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

A study commissioned by UEFA to aid in the debate over the future of the Champions League shows the financial and talent gap between the top five European leagues and the other 50 leagues on the continent is growing. The destabilizing effect of the power of the "Big Five" leagues — England, Spain, Germany,...

Dest, Pomykal among newcomers on US soccer roster

Aug. 28, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A year ahead of the start of World Cup qualifying, U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter is bringing in a trio of young players for exhibitions next month against Mexico and Uruguay, adding defenders Sergiño Dest and Miles Robinson to his player pool along with midfielder Paxton Pomykal. All...

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...

Swiss indict 4 over payment linked to German 2006 World Cup

Aug. 6, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss prosecutors on Tuesday charged former members of the German soccer federation (DFB) and a former FIFA official with fraud over the true purpose of a 6.7 million euro ($7.5 million) payment before the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Former DFB president Theo Zwanziger, its general...

American midfielder Alex Mendez signs with Dutch club Ajax

Jul. 30, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

Midfielder Alex Mendez, among the top American players at this year's Under-20 World Cup, has transferred to the Dutch club Ajax from Germany's Freiburg. Ajax said Tuesday the 18-year-old from Los Angeles had agreed to a three-year contract. Mendez was with the second-tier LA Galaxy II in 2017 and left last...

5 things you may not know about Boris Johnson, UK's next PM

Jul. 23, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Here are five things you may not know about Boris Johnson, who is set to become Britain's next prime minister on Wednesday: HE HASN'T ALWAYS BEEN SO CONFIDENT While Johnson is known for his booming voice, boisterous behavior and creative use of language (including Latin and Greek), he was...