ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Alex Morgan will miss the rest of the season for the Orlando Pride because of a patella stress reaction in her right knee.
LONDON (AP) — Leading soccer organizations say a Saudi Arabia-backed satellite company is "without question" behind pirated match broadcasts that steals content from Qatar's beIN Sports,...
ZURICH (AP) — Nine years after winning the right to host the 2022 World Cup, Qatar will get to show it can stage a FIFA soccer tournament when the Club World Cup goes to Doha.
Mayor of town in north Japan bemoans lack of Olympic funds
TOKYO (AP) — The mayor of a town in northeastern Japan that will host Olympic soccer games says his city has received no funding from the central government that has promised to use the 2020 Tokyo...
Fan banned from all NWSL games after investigation
A person who directed racist taunts at Portland Thorns' goalkeeper Adrianna Franch has been banned from attending National Women's Soccer League games.
FIFA bans Russian fans organizer for social media posts
ZURICH (AP) — Russian fans organizer Alexander Shprygin has been banned from soccer for two years by FIFA for posting far-right content online.
FIFA bans jailed soccer official Napout for life for bribery
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has banned former soccer official Juan Ángel Napout for life, almost 21 months after he was convicted on racketeering and corruption charges in a Brooklyn court.
Player’s agent arrested in money laundering soccer probe
BRUSSELS (AP) — Police have arrested two people, including a player's agent, as part of an international money laundering and corruption investigation in soccer.
Brazilian-born Elkeson seals China’s World Cup win
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Brazilian-born striker Elkeson scored twice on his debut for China in a 5-0 win over the Maldives in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, just a month after becoming a...
French soccer head urged to quit over anti-gay chants order
PARIS (AP) — Referees have been told by the head of French soccer to ignore a FIFA directive and no longer stop matches when there is homophobic chanting.
Iranian female soccer fan dies after setting herself on fire
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian woman detained for dressing as a man to sneak into a soccer stadium to watch a match has died after setting herself on fire upon learning she could...
Spirited Sargent, budding star, returns to St. Louis with US
Josh Sargent's red hair could become as known in St. Louis as the Gateway Arch one day if he develops into an American soccer star.
Fresh off a spectacular strike for his first goal of the...
Promoter files 2nd lawsuit vs US Soccer over sanctioning
NEW YORK (AP) — A promoter filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation over the governing body's refusal to sanction international league matches in the United States, a...
Son targets 10th straight World Cup spot for South Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Son Heung-min has called for his South Korea teammates to step it up as their campaign to qualify for a 10th successive World Cup kicks off on Tuesday in...
Italy struggles to condemn racism, deep concerns in England
LONDON (AP) — Marcus Rashford felt exasperated to be spending the night before an England game discussing soccer's racism problem.
But he was determined to do so, to ensure one day he won't...
2 Russian soccer players let out on parole in brawl case
MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian national team soccer players were let out on parole Friday after serving part of their prison sentences for a series of brawls.
Dest set for US debut but could switch to Netherlands
SHORT HILLS, N.J. (AP) — Sergiño Dest's tenure with the U.S. national team could be lengthy. Or he might cut it short.
The 18-year-old defender is scheduled to start Friday night's...
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Malaysia beats Indonesia in heated World Cup qualifier
Mohamadou Sumareh scored in the seventh minute of injury time to give Malaysia a 3-2 win over neighboring rival Indonesia on Thursday in a game that had to be temporarily halted because of crowd...
Pulisic intrigued by possibility of playing in Olympics
SHORT HILLS, N.J. (AP) — Christian Pulisic thinks about all the talented young American players and thinks they could go far in next year's Olympic men's soccer tournament, perhaps himself...
Players in England want racist social media accounts deleted
LONDON (AP) — Soccer players in England are asking social media companies to permanently delete accounts after a single racist post and commit greater resources to identifying abuse.
2 Koreas move toward meeting in World Cup qualifying
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Before a meeting of the Korean neighbors in the second stage of 2022 World Cup qualifying, North Korea must navigate a potentially tricky opening fixture against Lebanon...
Lloyd scores 2, US women beat Portugal again on victory tour
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Carli Lloyd scored twice and the U.S. national team extended its winning streak to 16 games with a 3-0 exhibition victory over Portugal on Tuesday night.
Qatar 2022 World Cup logo reflects move to winter tournament
Flashed on big screens and projected onto landmarks worldwide, the 2022 Qatar World Cup logo was revealed Tuesday with a design that reflects both the tournament's compact infrastructure and...
Club says it’s locked out of Russian World Cup stadium
MOSCOW (AP) — A dispute over the World Cup's legacy in Russia has intensified after top-flight club FC Rostov claimed it had been locked out of its new stadium.
FIFA to stream African WCup qualifying games live and free
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA will stream African qualifying games for the 2022 World Cup live and free on its website and YouTube channel.
FIFA says the new global broadcasts start Wednesday in...
8 countries stay in FIFA race to host 2023 Women’s World Cup
ZURICH (AP) — Eight countries have stayed in the bidding contest to host the 2023 Women's World Cup, with Belgium and Bolivia dropping out.
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FIFA hires former Champions League exec as commercial chief
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has hired a former Champions League marketing executive to run its commercial department.
The governing body said Monday it recruited Simon Thomas as chief commercial...
Van Dijk, Ronaldo, Messi finalists for FIFA player award
MILAN (AP) — Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk has joined five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the three finalists for the FIFA best player award. United States forward Megan...
World Cup qualifying intensifies in Asia with new FIFA rules
Qualifying games in Asia for the 2022 World Cup intensify in September with two war-affected nations unable to host home games, and with updated FIFA rules implemented to help protect players'...
Mihailovic to train with US before Olympic soccer qualifying
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Fire midfielder Djordje Mihailovic is among 24 players invited to the U.S. under-23 training camp leading to Olympic qualifying. Mihailovic played for the U.S. senior team...
Lloyd, US women ease past Portugal in front of record crowd
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carli Lloyd had a goal and an assist in front of her hometown fans, and the U.S. women's national team continued its post-World Cup victory tour with a 4-0 win over Portugal in...
Longtime FIFA official Leoz, indicted in US, dies at 90
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Nicolás Leoz, a long-time South American soccer executive and FIFA official who had been under house arrest in Paraguay fighting extradition to the United States, has...
Career change for Carli Lloyd? How about the NFL?
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fresh off the United States' victory in the Women's World Cup, could Carli Lloyd be entertaining thoughts about a career change?
Dest, Pomykal among newcomers on US soccer roster
NEW YORK (AP) — A year ahead of the start of World Cup qualifying, U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter is bringing in a trio of young players for exhibitions next month against Mexico and Uruguay, adding...
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NEW YORK (AP) — Coco Gauff trailed by a set and a break, then again by a break in the third set, before coming up big down the stretch to get past Anastasia Potapova of Russia 3-6,...
Soccer star Carli Lloyd willing and able to kick in the NFL
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. soccer star Carli Lloyd might be ready to get her kicks in the NFL.
Lloyd said she was considering potential offers to kick in the league after her recent 55-yard...
Elkeson, China’s new striker, in Asian action for Guangzhou
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A week after his elevation to China's national squad, Brazilian-born striker Elkeson is set to be in the thick of action for Guangzhou Evergrande as the Asian Champions...
Sun Wen appointed China football vice president
BEIJING (AP) — Former FIFA female player of the year Sun Wen has been elected a vice president of the Chinese Football Association as China seeks to revamp its lagging national program.
NWSL players say investment key to sustaining World Cup bump
While record crowds at National Women's Soccer League games are evidence of a World Cup bump, players want the momentum to extend beyond the ticket office.
Women’s national team lawsuit goes to trial May 5
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has set a May 5 trial date for the gender discrimination lawsuit filed by the women's national team against U.S. Soccer.
FIFA sends in emergency team to run Egypt’s soccer body
ZURICH (AP) — Rocked by the surprise early exit of a national team featuring Mohamed Salah at its home African Cup of Nations last month, Egyptian soccer is getting an emergency management team...
FIFA clears Iraq to host World Cup qualifying games in Basra
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA says the southern Iraqi city of Basra can host the national team's return to playing World Cup qualifying games at home.
Security concerns since the 1980s have forced Iraq...
Belgium interested in hosting 2023 Women’s World Cup
ZURICH (AP) — Belgium has become the 10th country — and first from Europe — to express an interest in bidding for the 2023 Women's World Cup.
China calls up Brazil-born Elkeson for World Cup qualifier
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Brazil-born striker Elkeson is set to become the first player of non-Chinese heritage to play for China's national soccer team when it starts its World Cup qualifying...
Zimbabwe commission asks FIFA to fire soccer bosses
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's government-run sports commission said it has asked FIFA to remove officials in charge of the country's soccer federation from office and appoint a temporary...
FIFA bans two-medal Olympic coach in fixing bribes case
ZURICH (AP) — The coach who led Nigeria to two Olympic Games medals has been banned for life by FIFA for agreeing to receive bribes to fix soccer matches.
FIFA bans ex-member of audit committee for life for bribery
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has banned a Bolivian official for life from football for being involved in bribery while serving on its audit and compliance committee.