Latest Uruguay News

Morris' late goal gives US 1-1 exhibition draw vs Uruguay

Sep. 11, 2019 12:50 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — With both teams missing many of their regular starters, the United States displayed some style and flair against fifth-ranked Uruguay. Jordan Morris scored his first international goal in more than two years in the 79th minute, giving the U.S. a 1-1 tie in an exhibition game on Tuesday...

Sargent, Ream get hometown starts for US vs Uruguay

Sep. 10, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Josh Sargent and Tim Ream got starts in their hometown of St. Louis as U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter made seven lineup changes for Tuesday night's exhibition against Uruguay. Sargent, a 19-year-old forward from O'Fallon, Missouri, was in the stands for the previous U.S. match at Busch...

Dest, Pomykal among newcomers on US soccer roster

Aug. 28, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A year ahead of the start of World Cup qualifying, U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter is bringing in a trio of young players for exhibitions next month against Mexico and Uruguay, adding defenders Sergiño Dest and Miles Robinson to his player pool along with midfielder Paxton Pomykal. All...

Biopsy confirms that Uruguay's president has lung cancer

Aug. 23, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A biopsy has confirmed that Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez has lung cancer, the presidency said in a statement on Friday. The statement said that the treatment will be determined by ongoing tests and that Vázquez "is in excellent shape." Vázquez announced...

Uruguay's president says he has lung cancer

Aug. 20, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez announced Tuesday that he has cancer and will have a more complete diagnosis in coming days. "In a tomographic study, a right pulmonary nodule was found, with very clear characteristics that it could be malignant," Vázquez said....

Shootings prompt other countries to warn about travel to US

Aug. 8, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United States often takes a leading role in calling out the world's most dangerous places, warning its people about the risks of traveling to countries that are at war, under terrorist threats, experiencing civil unrest or displaying significant anti-American sentiment. The...

LAFC signs 19-year-old Uruguayan forward Brian Rodríguez

Aug. 8, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles FC has acquired 19-year-old Uruguayan forward Brian Rodríguez. Rodríguez heads to MLS after scoring one goal in nine games for Peñarol in Uruguay's top league. The forward is considered one of the top young talents in South America, and LAFC sold veteran...

Uruguay issues travel warning against Albuquerque, Detroit

Aug. 6, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Uruguay issued a warning to its citizens early this week about traveling to the U.S. after two mass shootings killed more than 30 people. The Latin American country also cited three cities citizens should avoid: Albuquerque, Detroit and Baltimore. Uruguay's Foreign Ministry said in...

The Latest: Discrepancies between US, Mexico victim lists

Aug. 6, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Police in El Paso, Texas, have identified the 22 people killed in the weekend mass shooting at a Walmart store, but there are some discrepancies between that list and one the Mexican government released. El...

German customs seize 4.5 tons of cocaine, worth $1.1 billion

Aug. 2, 2019 7:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German customs authorities say they have seized 4.5 tons (nearly 5 U.S. tons) of cocaine in a container shipped from Uruguay, a haul with an estimated street value of nearly 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion). The customs office in Hamburg said Friday that the drugs were seized two weeks ago when...