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Casey Stoney hired as coach of San Diego NWSL team

Jul. 14, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Casey Stoney, who has led Manchester United in the Women's Super League for three seasons, has been hired as the new head coach of the National Women's Soccer League's expansion team in San Diego. The former standout for England's national team led...

Mural in soccer star's hometown becomes anti-racism symbol

Jul. 13, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Through the pens and pencils of children, England is fighting back against racism. After Marcus Rashford and two other Black players missed penalty kicks in the final moments of the national soccer team's European Championship loss to Italy, bigots defaced...

Analysis: England stars extol values at odds with some fans

Jul. 12, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — There wasn’t just missing out on the European title for a crestfallen and weary Gareth Southgate to contemplate. The fallout from England fans’ boorish behavior was proving as painful for the coach and the nation on Monday than the previous night’s...

Police investigate racist abuse of three England players

Jul. 12, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police opened investigations Monday into the racist abuse of three Black players who failed to score penalties in England's shootout loss to Italy in the European Championship final. The Metropolitan Police condemned the “unacceptable” abuse of...

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...

Euro 2020 final: Where Italy and England can win or lose

Jul. 09, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It's being billed as the best team of the tournament against, in effect, the host nation. The European Championship final between Italy and England at Wembley Stadium on Sunday has all the makings of a tight and tense title match. ...

Euro 2020 final: England can finally end 55 years of misery

Jul. 07, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — All the years of hurt, England fans sing about it. All that sense of entitlement, rival fans are irritated by it. After decades of embarrassment and moaning at tournaments, the English have a chance to finally back up the bravado — just listen to the...

Clash with European season creates Olympic soccer headache

Jul. 03, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

Often the event that connects an Olympic host city with the rest of the nation, soccer could be a source of trepidation rather than excitement in Japan. Players spreading across the country is far from desired as Japan is trying to stage a Games that limits the risks of...

Police officer guilty of manslaughter in soccer star's death

Jun. 23, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British police officer was convicted Wednesday of manslaughter in the death of Dalian Atkinson, a former professional soccer player who died after being Tasered and kicked in the head. A jury unanimously found Constable Benjamin Monk guilty of...

The Latest: Skriniar scores, Slovakia beats Poland 2-1

Jun. 14, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Slovakia capitalized on a second-half red card and got a goal from Milan Skriniar in a 2-1 victory over Poland at the European Championship. The Inter Milan center back brought...