Latest International soccer News

Julián Araujo makes Mexico debut after switching from US

Dec. 09, 2021 00:33 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Right back Julián Araujo made his Mexican national team debut in Wednesday night's 2-2 exhibition draw against Chile, almost exactly one year after playing his only match for the United States. The 20-year-old LA Galaxy defender from from Lompoc, California,...

New soccer league helps Gaza amputees cope with war trauma

Dec. 08, 2021 14:42 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The players race across the pitch on crutches, jostling for the soccer ball and passing it back and forth, their prosthetic legs lined up along the sidelines at a stadium in the Gaza Strip. They are the first Palestinian national soccer team made up...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Dec. 08, 2021 13:00 PM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. December 1, 2021. Editorial: A gaping hole in U.S. security This isn’t an editorial about a concern specific to the Chippewa Valley. It’s not even really about Wisconsin. But the issue at hand definitely should concern the people here....

NWSL's Orlando Pride hire Amanda Cromwell as coach

Dec. 07, 2021 23:32 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Amanda Cromwell was hired Tuesday as coach of the National Women's Soccer League's Orlando Pride. The 51-year-old Cromwell, a former U.S. national team player, spent nine seasons as the coach at UCLA and led the Bruins to the national championship in 2013, her...

Ex-US player Armas to be assistant coach at Man United

Dec. 07, 2021 21:03 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Former United States international Chris Armas will be an assistant to manager Ralf Rangnick at Manchester United. The 49-year-old Armas has recently been coach at two teams in Major League Soccer: New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC. ...

Norwegian team launches jersey to highlight abuses in Qatar

Dec. 06, 2021 07:20 AM EST

TROMSO, Norway (AP) — A Norwegian soccer club collaborated with Amnesty International and a former migrant worker in Qatar to launch a jersey Monday that highlights the human rights violations taking place in the host country of next year’s World Cup. Tromso, a team...

Luchi Gonzalez hired as US assistant, switching with Estévez

Dec. 04, 2021 14:52 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Luchi Gonzalez was hired Saturday as Gregg Berhalter's assistant coach with the U.S. men's national soccer team, switching places with Nico Estévez. Gonzalez, 41, became coach of Major League Soccer's Dallas team on Dec. 16, 2018, and was fired this past...

Berhalter: US takes cold better than El Salvador, Honduras

Dec. 03, 2021 12:54 PM EST

Gregg Berhalter thinks American players will adjust to a freeze with ease. The U.S. picked Columbus, Ohio, for its World Cup qualifier against El Salvador on Jan. 27 and St. Paul, Minnesota, for its Feb. 2 match against Honduras, games wrapped around a Jan. 30 meeting...

Lamine Diack, ex IAAF chief convicted of corruption, dies

Dec. 03, 2021 06:43 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Lamine Diack, the controversial long-time leader of track and field who was convicted of extorting money from athletes and accused of taking bribes in an Olympic hosting vote, has died, his family said Friday. He was 88. Awa Diack, niece of the...

Euro 2020 final review finds England fans endangered lives

Dec. 03, 2021 05:58 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Aggression by England fans at the European Championship final exposed an “embarrassing" part of the national culture that endangered lives and should lead to fans being barred from stadiums if they are chanting abuse and under the influence of drugs or alcohol, an...