Latest Nigeria National Soccer Team News

Funes Mori's 2 goals lead Mexico over Guatemala in Gold Cup

Jul. 15, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Rogelio Funes Mori scored twice and Orbelín Pineda added a goal to lead defending champion Mexico over Guatemala 3-0 on Wednesday night in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Funes Mori, a 30-year-old born in Argentina, scored his second and third goals for Mexico. He...

Austin FC ties San Jose in first MLS game at Q2 Stadium

Jun. 20, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Brad Stuver tied his career-high with nine saves to help Austin FC to a 0-0 tie with the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night in the first MLS game at Q2 Stadium. The expansion team spent its first eight weeks on the road while waiting to make its...

Press, Williams score in US women's 2-0 victory over Nigeria

Jun. 17, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning was expected for the U.S. women's national team. The harder part for coach Vlatko Andonovski may be trimming the roster to the final 18 players for the Olympics. Christen Press scored late in the first half, Lynn Williams added a goal in...

Sam Mewis scores in U.S. women's 1-0 win over Portugal

Jun. 11, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Sam Mewis scored in the 76th minute and the U.S. national team beat Portugal 1-0 in the Summer Series on Thursday night. The U.S. women are undefeated in 40 straight matches, the third longest streak in team history. The team is undefeated in 54 games on...

Blackwood scores, Jamaican women beat Nigeria 1-0

Jun. 10, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Deneisha Blackwood scored early in the second half and Jamaica defeated Nigeria 1-0 to open the Summer Series on Thursday night. Blackwood, who also plays for the Houston Dash of the National Women's Soccer League, scored in the 51st minute for the...

Heath will practice with US, won't play in Summer Series

May. 25, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

Tobin Heath will join the U.S. women's national team in practice for next month's Summer Series in Texas but won't play in any event matches because of a knee injury. U.S. coach Vlatko Andonovski will use the matches against Portugal, Jamaica and Nigeria as a final...

Back-up to star man: Iheanacho's stunning rise at Leicester

May. 14, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

Being a back-up was all Kelechi Iheanacho ever knew. Fresh from being voted the best player at the Under-17 World Cup in 2013, the Nigeria striker signed his first professional contract at Manchester City the following year but had Sergio Aguero, among others, ahead of...

US women to play Summer Series in Texas ahead of Olympics

May. 06, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

The U.S. women's national team will play Portugal, Jamaica and Nigeria during a five-match Summer Series next month in Texas. U.S. coach Vlatko Andonovski will use the matches as a final evaluation before he names an 18-player Olympic roster. The United States also plans...