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Gerd Müller, 'the best striker in history,' dies at 75

Aug. 15, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Gerd Müller, the Bayern Munich and former West Germany soccer great known as “Der Bomber” for his scoring prowess, has died. He was 75. The Bavarian club announced his death on Sunday, with club president Herbert Hainer saying it was “a sad, dark...

US women dissect the Olympics while Canada celebrates gold

Aug. 07, 2021 07:23 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — For the U.S. women's national team, the soul-searching begins. The World Cup champions and overwhelming favorites going into the women's Olympic soccer tournament came away with a bronze medal after a disappointing run in Japan. The...

Canada upsets US with 1-0 win in women's soccer

Aug. 02, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

KASHIMA, Japan (AP) — Carli Lloyd, clutch in so many critical moments for the U.S. women's soccer team, failed to connect against Canada on Monday night and the Americans won't play for a fifth Olympic gold medal. Lloyd's look in the 86th minute with the United States...

Given a chance, Lynn Williams provides boost for US soccer

Aug. 01, 2021 06:11 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A last-minute rule change because of the pandemic cleared the way for one-time alternate Lynn Williams to earn an Olympic start. Then she proved she belonged all along. Williams not only started for the U.S. women's soccer team in its...

Rapinoe converts and US gets past Netherlands on penalties

Jul. 30, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — When Megan Rapinoe stepped up to take her penalty, she was just trying to stay as calm as possible in the moment. “You can either take one and lose it, or take one and win it,” she said. “It’s going to go one of two ways.” ...

US men ask appeals court to reinstate women's wage suit

Jul. 30, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. men’s national team asked a federal appeals court to reinstate wage claims against the U.S. Soccer Federation filed by women’s national team players. “The men stand with the women in their fight to secure the equal pay they...

US advances to quarterfinals after 0-0 draw with Australia

Jul. 27, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

KASHIMA, Japan (AP) — The United States did what was necessary to advance at the Tokyo Olympics, it just wasn't exactly the high-flying offensive juggernaut that the Americans are known for. The U.S. women made it through to the quarterfinals of the women's soccer...

NOTEBOOK: For English fan, Euro 2020 offers a sliver of hope

Jul. 10, 2021 07:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When I was much younger, a soccer anthem called “Three Lions” offered an exuberant cry. “Football’s coming home,” the lyrics went, after “30 years of hurt.” That was a quarter century ago. Thirty years of hurt have become 55. And I have...

American Sebastian Soto loaned to Porto by Norwich City

Jul. 03, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

American forward Sebastian Soto was loaned to Porto for the 2021-22 season by Norwich City of England's Premier League. The 20-year-old from Carlsbad, California, will be part of Porto B in the Portuguese second tier, Norwich said Saturday. Soto...

AP source: IOC to expand soccer rosters to 22 for Olympics

Jun. 30, 2021 22:09 PM EDT

Olympic soccer rosters will be expanded from 18 players to 22 for the Tokyo Olympics, a person with knowledge of the change told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Teams can include 22 players on squads, but must stay with 18 on team sheets for individual matches, said...