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Mexico routs US 3-0 to maintain soccer dominance

Sep. 7, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The soccer gap between Mexico and the United States is far wider than the Rio Grande that separates the nations. Exactly a year before the start of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, Mexico handed the Americans their most one-sided loss in the rivalry since 2009. Javier...

Dest set for US debut but could switch to Netherlands

Sep. 5, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

SHORT HILLS, N.J. (AP) — Sergiño Dest's tenure with the U.S. national team could be lengthy. Or he might cut it short. The 18-year-old defender is scheduled to start Friday night's exhibition against Mexico in his debut for the American senior team but could switch his affiliation to the Netherlands...

Pulisic intrigued by possibility of playing in Olympics

Sep. 4, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

SHORT HILLS, N.J. (AP) — Christian Pulisic thinks about all the talented young American players and thinks they could go far in next year's Olympic men's soccer tournament, perhaps himself included. "I would never completely count that out because it's a huge honor to play for your country in the...

Van Dijk, Ronaldo, Messi finalists for FIFA player award

Sep. 2, 2019 7:31 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk has joined five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the three finalists for the FIFA best player award. United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the women's award. The announcement of the final three in each category —...

Atlanta United coach de Boer regrets choice of words

Aug. 15, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United coach Frank de Boer said he regrets his choice of words — one word, especially — in a British newspaper interview about gender equity in soccer and stressed that he's a big supporter of the women's game. De Boer faced backlash before Wednesday's Campeones Cup...

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...