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Zardes sprains knee, could miss US's November qualifiers

Oct. 23, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Crew forward Gyasi Zardes likely will be sidelined for two to four weeks after he sprained his left knee, an injury that could cause him to miss the United States' World Cup qualifiers next month against Mexico and Jamaica. The 30-year-old...

Journalist imprisoned over leaked UAE-Iraq pre-game comments

Oct. 22, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Prosecutors in the United Arab Emirates on Friday announced they had imprisoned a television journalist over apparently leaked pre-match comments made before the Emirates' tie with Iraq during a World Cup qualifier earlier this month. ...

US women tie South Korea 0-0, snap 22-match home win streak

Oct. 21, 2021 23:05 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. women's national team had its 22-match winning streak on home soil snapped Thursday night in a scoreless draw against a surprisingly resilient South Korean team. The Americans were one win away from matching the longest home streak in...

Ballot confuses financing of proposed Albuquerque stadium

Oct. 21, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Voters in Albuquerque may be confused about how a proposed soccer stadium will be funded because the ballot measure includes inconsistent language about financing for the city’s $50 million stadium bond proposal. The Albuquerque Journal...

World Cup European playoff draw set for Nov. 26

Oct. 21, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — The playoff brackets to decide Europe’s final three qualifiers for next year's World Cup will be drawn on Nov. 26, FIFA said Thursday. The 12-team playoffs will decide who joins the 10 European qualifying group winners at the World Cup in Qatar. Germany...

Arango's hat trick leads LAFC past Pepi-less FC Dallas

Oct. 20, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Cristian Arango's hat trick, which included two goals four minutes apart late in the second half, led LAFC over a Ricardo Pepi-less FC Dallas team 3-2 on Wednesday night. Pepi did not play after injuring a foot last week in the U.S. national...

Araújo, Driussi, Loba top-paid to join MLS during season

Oct. 20, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brazilian winger Luiz Araújo has a $3.6 million base salary after joining Atlanta from Lille and has total compensation of $3,941,667, the highest among players to join Major League Soccer teams during the 2021 season. Argentine forward Sebastián...

Many European states support UEFA in Super League legal case

Oct. 20, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — More than half of the European Union member states have formally opposed soccer’s Super League project at the European Court of Justice, UEFA said Wednesday. Of the 27 EU members, 16 filed written submissions against the league to the court in Luxembourg...

Ellis says biennial Women's World Cup can help grow the game

Oct. 18, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

Former U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis is now leading a group that is exploring a biennial Women's World Cup as a way to grow the game, but insists the controversial plan isn't a foregone conclusion. FIFA revealed aspirations last month to redraft the calendar...

FIFA, Qatar team up with WHO for World Cup health promotion

Oct. 18, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA and Qatari organizers of next year's World Cup teamed up with the World Health Organization on Monday to use soccer’s marquee event for promoting public health. The move follows years of scrutiny on Qatar and criticism of conditions for hundreds of...