Latest Mexico National Soccer Team News

Shiffrin wins slalom, moves within 1 win of World Cup record

Jan. 28, 2023 08:23 AM EST

SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic (AP) — American skier Mikaela Shiffrin dominated a slalom Saturday for her 85th career victory to move within one of the World Cup record set by Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark in the 1980s. Shiffrin can match the best mark of 86 wins in another...

Zendejas in USMNT camp after Mexico tenure; future unclear

Jan. 24, 2023 19:08 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Alejandro Zendejas insists he isn't thinking about his future beyond his first training camp with the senior U.S. national team this week. Zendejas won't stop anyone from speculating about the talented forward's long-term international home. ...

Ronaldo makes Saudi league debut for Al Nassr, doesn't score

Jan. 22, 2023 18:27 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo failed to score in his Saudi Pro League debut for Al Nassr, but his presence electrified fans at King Saud University Stadium as the team beat Ettifaq 1-0 to retake first place on Sunday. Talisca headed the winner in the 31st minute...

With Berhalter in limbo, US men begin camp under Hudson

Jan. 21, 2023 19:18 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Hudson's first practice in charge of the U.S. men's national team would have been a career milestone for the veteran coach in ideal circumstances. The actual situation is no cause for celebration, Hudson admits. Hudson has no idea how...

Deadly stampede could affect Iraq's World Cup hopes

Jan. 19, 2023 19:31 PM EST

Iraq won the Gulf Cup for the first time since 1988 with a 3-2 victory over Oman on Thursday but the triumph was marred by a deadly stampede outside the Basra International Stadium. The disaster could have repercussions for the country’s 2026 World Cup hopes. As fans...

Sophia Smith named US Soccer Female Player of the Year

Jan. 06, 2023 14:11 PM EST

Forward Sophia Smith was named the U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year on Friday after leading the national team with 11 goals and starting in a team-high 17 matches. The 22-year-old Smith is the youngest player to win the award since Mia Hamm won it, also at 22, in 1994. Smith is...

Iraq to host soccer's Gulf Cup for the first time since 1979

Jan. 04, 2023 20:13 PM EST

After decades of war, invasions and instability, Iraq hosts the eight-nation Gulf Cup starting on Friday for the first time since 1979. For the country's soccer officials and government, success off the field will be a bigger prize than success on it. The national teams, all from...

Cristiano Ronaldo makes big-money move to Saudi Arabian club

Dec. 30, 2022 19:24 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo completed a lucrative move to Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr on Friday in a deal that is a landmark moment for Middle Eastern soccer but will see one of Europe's biggest stars disappear from the sport's elite stage. Al Nassr posted a picture on social...

Pelé set the standard for greatness in the land of his sport

Dec. 29, 2022 17:00 PM EST

From spearheading the “beautiful game" to helping Brazil win three World Cup titles, Pelé embodied greatness in his sport. The incarnation of the country’s style and elegance on the field, Pelé began enchanting Brazilian fans as a teenager. He helped the Selecao...

Moriyasu keeps Japan job after reaching World Cup last 16

Dec. 28, 2022 07:31 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu has been reappointed to the job after the Samurai Blue reached the last 16 of this month's World Cup, the Japan Football Association said on Wednesday. He is now expected to lead the team again at the 2026 World Cup which will be hosted by...