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US to play World Cup qualifier against Mexico in Cincinnati

Jul. 28, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The United States will play its home World Cup qualifier against Mexico in Cincinnati, ending a streak of five straight in Columbus, Ohio. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Wednesday that the Nov. 12 match will be at TQL Stadium, the 26,000-capacity venue...

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...

Gio Reyna missed Dortmund exhibition because of thigh injury

Jul. 25, 2021 20:19 PM EDT

American winger Gio Reyna missed Borussia Dortmund's exhibition against Athletic Bilbao because of a thigh injury sustained during warmups. Dortmund said the injury was slight and the 18-year-old was replaced by Göktan Gürpüz in the starting lineup for the 2-0 loss...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 23, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Video...

US to play World Cup qualifier vs Jamaica in Austin, Texas

Jul. 22, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The United States will play a World Cup qualifier in Texas for the first time, hosting Jamaica on Oct. 7 at Q2 Stadium in Austin. The match will be the fourth of 14 qualifiers for the 20th-ranked Americans, who open the eight-nation final round of the...

Moore scores 20 seconds in, US beats Canada 1-0 in Gold Cup

Jul. 19, 2021 00:57 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Shaq Moore scored 20 seconds in and the United States beat Canada 1-0 Sunday to win Group B at the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Moore’s goal was the fastest since U.S. records began in 1990. Clint Dempsey scored 30 seconds in against Ghana in the...

El Salvador asks to play qualifier in US amid virus surge

Jul. 14, 2021 22:11 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The head of El Salvador’s soccer federation said Wednesday he will ask CONCACAF to allow his country to play its Sept. 2 World Cup qualifier against the U.S. team in the United States. The match has been scheduled to be played in El...

Racist abuse targets 3 English players who missed penalties

Jul. 11, 2021 21:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Three Black players who missed penalty kicks for England in the decisive European Championship shootout against Italy on Sunday night were subjected to racist abuse online, prompting the English Football Association to issue a statement condemning the language used against the...

Italy wins Euro 2020, beats England in penalty shootout

Jul. 11, 2021 20:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Italian soccer’s redemption story is complete. England’s painful half-century wait for a major title goes on. And it just had to be because of a penalty shootout. Italy won the European Championship for the second time by beating...

The Latest: Italians celebrate Euro 2020 victory in Rome

Jul. 11, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Celebrations erupted in downtown Rome as thousands of people took to the streets after Italy beat England in a penalty shootout to win the European Championship at Wembley Stadium in London. ...