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Pride beat Wave 1-0 to remain undefeated in the NWSL

Apr. 19, 2024 22:38 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Summer Yates scored in the 26th minute and the Orlando Pride beat the San Diego Wave 1-0 in the National Women's Soccer League on Friday night. The Wave were scrambling for the equalizer in the 81st minute when Alex Morgan went down with what appeared to be a...

NWSL champion Gotham FC sign German goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger after deal with Chelsea

Apr. 19, 2024 14:11 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Defending champion NJ/NY Gotham FC has acquired German international goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger from Chelsea FC Women in exchange for an undisclosed transfer fee. Gotham announced the deal on Friday, noting Berger has signed a one-year contract through 2024,...

His goal likely saved Ferguson's job at Man United. Now Coventry coach could push Ten Hag near exit

Apr. 19, 2024 10:33 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Before Eric Cantona, David Beckham or Cristiano Ronaldo, there was Mark Robins. The list of Manchester United greats is long but Robins is not on it. Yet he is widely regarded as the man who saved former manager Alex Ferguson his job and provided the...

Soldiers who lost limbs in Gaza fighting are finding healing on Israel's amputee soccer team

Apr. 19, 2024 07:41 AM EDT

RAMAT GAN, Israel (AP) — When Ben Binyamin was left for dead, his right leg blown off during the Hamas attack on the Tribe of Nova music festival, the Israeli professional soccer player thought he would never again play the game he loved. “When I woke up,” the 29-year-old said,...

Rivalries on tap with Barcelona-Chelsea and Lyon-PSG in Women's Champions League semifinals

Apr. 19, 2024 06:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Power struggles, intriguing matchups and fond farewells. The Women’s Champions League semifinals kicking off Saturday have a bit of everything. Two teams are trying to assert their continental dominance and the other two are fighting to be crowned...

Group condemns 'humiliating searches' by security at Barcelona stadium

Apr. 18, 2024 19:54 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The director of a group that advocates for female sports fans says she and other Paris Saint-Germain supporters were subjected to “abusive” searches while entering Barcelona's stadium for a Champions League match earlier this week. Anoush Morel, the director of Her...

PSG star Tabitha Chawinga of Malawi overcomes obstacles en route to Champions League success

Apr. 18, 2024 10:39 AM EDT

Tabitha Chawinga wasn't always a prolific scorer. The Paris Saint-Germain star played goalkeeper in rural Malawi as a young girl. A collision with a defender changed all that. Her mouth was bloodied. “After that I stopped playing the goal, because I was afraid as...

The ideal Champions League final is within reach if Mbappé and Real Madrid can deliver

Apr. 18, 2024 10:09 AM EDT

The tantalizing prospect of Kylian Mbappé squaring up to Real Madrid in the Champions League final looms large. Mbappé becomes a free agent at the end of the season when Madrid is favorite to finally land the forward it has coveted for so long. Before that there are...

Palestinian soccer renews call for sanctions against Israel at FIFA congress amid Hamas conflict

Apr. 18, 2024 09:28 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Calls for action against Israel in international soccer because of the conflict with Hamas will be stepped up by Palestinian officials at the annual FIFA congress next month. The Palestine Football Association proposal to 211 member federations in Thailand calls for...

Vinícius Junior injured in Real Madrid's Champions League quarterfinals match against Man City

Apr. 17, 2024 21:57 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Vinícius Junior was taken off injured in the Champions League quarterfinals second leg between Manchester City and Real Madrid on Wednesday. The Brazil winger appeared to hurt his groin during a race to the ball with City defender Kyle Walker in extra...