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Australia's Women's World Cup opener moved to bigger venue

Jan. 30, 2023 20:43 PM EST

Australia's Women's World Cup opener against Ireland has been moved to a larger stadium amid high demand for tickets. Australia’s opener was originally set to be played at Sydney’s new Allianz Stadium, which seats 42,500, but it has been shifted to Stadium Australia, which seats...

Sam Mewis unlikely to play for US at World Cup after surgery

Jan. 30, 2023 17:11 PM EST

Midfielder Sam Mewis has undergone a second knee surgery and is unlikely to be available to play for the United States at the Women's World Cup this summer. Mewis, who also plays for the Kansas City Current in the National Women's Soccer League, first had surgery on her right knee...

Messi regrets controversy against Dutch at the World Cup

Jan. 30, 2023 13:10 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — World Cup winner Lionel Messi regretted his testy exchanges with the Netherlands coach and players during their controversial quarterfinal in Qatar, he said in an interview aired on Monday. Messi gave his first interview since lifting the trophy in December to...

U.S. men end training camp in scoreless draw with Colombia

Jan. 28, 2023 23:13 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The annual January training camp for the U.S. men’s national team is a chance for young, inexperienced players to build their skills for international competition, and interim head coach Anthony Hudson’s young U.S. squad got plenty of foundational work done this month. ...

Almada relishes World Cup win, looks forward to MLS season

Jan. 27, 2023 15:52 PM EST

First, he cried with joy and shared the news with his family. Then, Thiago Almada needed to catch a plane. Quickly. The Atlanta United midfielder was called up to Argentina's World Cup squad as an injury replacement mere days before the team's opening game. "I was a...

Goalie Sean Johnson signs with Toronto after 6 years at NYC

Jan. 27, 2023 12:52 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Sean Johnson is the new goalkeeper for Toronto FC through 2024. The 33-year-old free agent spent the last six seasons with New York City FC. Toronto FC signed him using targeted allocation money. Toronto conceded 66 goals last season, tying a franchise worst. ...

Djokovic's dad stays away from Australian Open semifinal

Jan. 27, 2023 08:39 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic's father stayed away from the 21-time Grand Slam champion's semifinal victory on Friday after getting embroiled in a flap involving spectators who brought banned Russian flags to Melbourne Park. Srdjan Djokovic released a statement saying...

Claudio Reyna moved out of Austin sporting director role

Jan. 26, 2023 18:23 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Claudio Reyna was moved out of his leadership role as sporting director of Austin FC on Thursday, the latest job change that followed the Reyna family's spat with U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter. The 49-year-old Reyna was shifted to a title of technical adviser. The...

Stewart, McBride exit US Soccer, leaving Berhalter in limbo

Jan. 26, 2023 18:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The American men's national team shakeup that began after a public spat erupted between two well-known families accelerated Thursday when sporting director Earnie Stewart announced he is quitting the U.S. Soccer Federation to join PSV Eindhoven. Men's general...

Vazquez scores for youthful US lineup in 2-1 loss to Serbia

Jan. 26, 2023 01:41 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Interim head coach Anthony Hudson saw tenacity, bravery and attacking excitement from the youngsters and newcomers he sent out for the United States' first match since the World Cup. Although none of it added up to a win, Hudson was hopeful a 2-1 defeat to Serbia...