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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, United States midfielder Lindsey Horan, top, scores against Ireland goalkeeper Marie Hourihan during the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Pasadena, Calif. Horan described herself as miserable when she caught COVID-19 late last year.
The 26-year-old midfielder was set to accompany the U.S. national team to the Netherlands for their final match of the year when U.S. Soccer announced her diagnosis on Nov. 18. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)

Lindsey Horan back with US after recovering from COVID-19

Jan. 15, 2021 8:13 PM EST

Lindsey Horan says she felt miserable when she caught COVID-19 late last year, but she's grateful it wasn't worse. The 26-year-old midfielder was set to accompany the U.S. national team to the Netherlands for their final match of the year when U.S. Soccer announced her diagnosis on Nov. 18. Now back with the team...

CONCACAF resets men's Olympic qualifying for March 18-30

Jan. 14, 2021 2:47 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Men’s Olympic soccer qualifying in North and Central America and the Caribbean was rescheduled Thursday for March 18-30 in Guadalajara, Mexico, where the tournament originally was set to be played last spring. The U.S., which failed to qualify for the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, is in Group...

Fox, Rodman selected with the top picks in the NWSL draft

Jan. 13, 2021 10:02 PM EST

North Carolina defender-midfielder Emily Fox was the first player taken in the National Women's Soccer League draft Wednesday night, going to expansion team Racing Louisville. With the second pick, the Washington Spirit selected 18-year-old forward Trinity Rodman, daughter of former NBA player Dennis Rodman and...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Stanford's Catarina Macario celebrates after scoring a penalty kick against North Carolina during a soccer match in San Jose, Calif. Macario, a promising prospect for the U.S. women's national team, has announced that she will forgo her senior season for a professional career. (Randy Vazquez/Bay Area News Group via AP, File)

FIFA grants approval for Macario to play for US

Jan. 13, 2021 5:08 PM EST

Brazilian-born midfielder Catarina Macario received permission from FIFA on Wednesday to play for the U.S. national team. The governing body's approval means she could appear in a pair of national team exhibition games in Florida against Colombia later this month. “Now that I’m approved to play,...

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2020, file photo, a man wearing a protective face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walks with the Olympic rings in the background in the Odaiba section in Tokyo. Opposition to the Tokyo Olympics is growing with calls for a cancellation as virus cases rise in Japan. The International Olympic Committee and local organizers have already said another postponement is impossible, leaving cancellation, or going ahead, as the only options. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

To cancel or not?: IOC, Japan press ahead with Tokyo Games

Jan. 13, 2021 5:01 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a state of emergency last week for Tokyo and surrounding areas. Amid the surging virus, he again promised the postponed Tokyo Olympics would be “safe and secure” and tried to disconnect the state of emergency from the fate of the games. But...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Stanford's Catarina Macario celebrates after scoring a penalty kick against North Carolina during a soccer match in San Jose, Calif. Macario, a promising prospect for the U.S. women's national team, has announced that she will forgo her senior season for a professional career. (Randy Vazquez/Bay Area News Group via AP, File)

Stanford's Catarina Macario turns pro with Lyon

Jan. 12, 2021 6:46 PM EST

LYON, France (AP) — Catarina Macario, a promising prospect for the U.S. women’s national team, has signed her first professional contract with French powerhouse Lyon. The seven-time European champion said Tuesday that Macario, who joined from Stanford University, signed a 2 1/2-year deal until June...

FILE - In this July 7, 2019 file photo, United States' Megan Rapinoe celebrates after scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the Women's World Cup final soccer match against The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. Rapinoe has returned to the U.S. national team after sitting out most of last year following the SheBelieves Cup tournament, joining the squad for its January training camp in Florida. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Rapinoe returns to US national team after nearly a year

Jan. 12, 2021 6:07 PM EST

It was quite a year for Megan Rapinoe. Her book came out, she hosted an HBO special and she got engaged to girlfriend Sue Bird. One thing was largely missing, however: soccer. That's changing now that Rapinoe has returned to the U.S. national team for its January training camp in Florida after sitting out most...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2020, file photo, Orlando City midfielder Andrés Perea makes a penalty kick during overtime of an MLS soccer playoff match against New York City FC in Orlando, Fla. Perea is among several dual nationals at American training camp this week ahead of a Dec. 9 exhibition against El Salvador in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter will try to persuade them to commit to the U.S. program. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Andrés Perea approved for switch to US from Colombia by FIFA

Jan. 12, 2021 4:58 PM EST

Orlando midfielder Andrés Perea has been given approval by FIFA to switch his affiliation to the United States from Colombia. The 20-year-old trained with the U.S. national team in December and is with the U.S. under-23 team this week in Bradenton, Florida. Perea, who turned 20 on Nov. 14, started for...

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, then-U.S. Olympic Committee chief marketing officer Lisa Baird speaks about the Team USA WinterFest for the upcoming 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, at Yongsan Garrison, a U.S. military base in Seoul, South Korea. U.S. Soccer is no longer managing the National Women's Soccer League although some aspects of the partnership remain, NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird said. Baird spoke Tuesday, Jan. 12,c2021, on a wide-ranging conference call with reporters ahead of the league's draft on Wednesday night.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

US Soccer's relationship with NWSL changing

Jan. 12, 2021 3:53 PM EST

U.S. Soccer is no longer managing the National Women's Soccer League, although some aspects of the partnership remain, NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird said Tuesday. Baird spoke on a wide-ranging conference call with reporters ahead of the league's draft Wednesday night. She also announced that a franchise in...

LAFC acquires Baird from Salt Lake, Kim from Busan IPark

Jan. 11, 2021 10:03 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles FC acquired forward Corey Baird from Real Salt Lake and defender Kim Moon-hwan from South Korean club Busan IPark on Monday. LAFC sent $500,000 in general allocation money, a 2021 international roster spot and future considerations to Salt Lake for Baird, who won the 2018 MLS...