Soccer

Turkey's goalkeeper Mert Gunok, center, hits the ball by his teammate Merih Demiral, left, and Iceland's Kolbeinn Sigthorsson, right, during the Euro 2020 Group H qualifying soccer match between Turkey and Iceland in Istanbul, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo)
November 14, 2019 - 2:22 pm
France and Turkey have qualified for the 2020 European Championship after Iceland drew 0-0 in Istanbul. Iceland needed to beat Group H leader Turkey on Thursday to stay in the running for a direct berth in next year’s tournament. Hordur Magnusson came close for Iceland, eight minutes from time, but...
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November 13, 2019 - 5:53 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A former California insurance executive was sentenced to six months in prison for paying $450,000 to get his son and daughter admitted to the University of Southern California as fake athletic recruits. Toby MacFarlane, 56, of Del Mar, California, was sentenced in Boston’s federal...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 file photo, former Arsenal soccer team manager Arsene Wenger arrives for the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards. FIFA says it hired Arsene Wenger in a full-time role leading its global work developing soccer. Wenger accepted FIFA’s offer more than two months after it was reported, and one week after talks with Bayern Munich about the German champion’s vacant head coach job. He will oversee the rules-making panel known as IFAB, coaching programs and technical analysis of games at FIFA tournaments. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)
November 13, 2019 - 12:52 pm
GENEVA (AP) — FIFA has hired Arsene Wenger in a full-time role leading its global work developing soccer. The former Arsenal manager accepted FIFA’s offer Wednesday more than two months after it was first reported, and one week after talks with Bayern Munich about the German champion’s vacant head...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2019, file photo, United States head coach Gregg Berhalter responds to fans after an international friendly soccer match against the Venezuela, in Cincinnati. The sporting director of the U.S. Soccer Federation says Gregg Berhalter's job is safe as men's national team coach despite some disappointing results. "When I evaluate Gregg and the coaching staff and what I've seen to date, I'm a pleased man, and an individual result is not going to change that. It's just not," sporting director Earnie Stewart said during a telephone conference call with reporters Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
November 12, 2019 - 1:41 pm
The sporting director of the U.S. Soccer Federation says Gregg Berhalter's job as men's national team coach is safe despite some disappointing results. Berhalter was hired last December after the Americans failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. The U.S. lost to Mexico 1-0 in the CONCACAF Gold...
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In this photo released by Villarreal Club de Futbol on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, Giuseppe Rossi laces up his sneakers during a training with Spanish club Villarreal, Spain. The 32-year old Rossi, the American-born striker who played for the Italian national team before a series of injuries slowed his career, is back at Villarreal, the Spanish club where he thrived in his prime. (Villareal F.C via AP)
November 11, 2019 - 5:22 am
VILLARREAL, Spain (AP) — Giuseppe Rossi is back home — in Spain. The American-born striker, originally from New Jersey and who played for the Italian national team before a series of injuries slowed his career, is back at Villarreal, the Spanish club where he thrived in his prime. "It's been a...
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Seattle Sounders' Victor Rodriguez, who scored a goal in the match, drinks from the cup Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, after defeating Toronto FC in the MLS Cup championship soccer match in Seattle. The Sounders won 3-1. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
November 10, 2019 - 8:41 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — They waited a decade to enjoy a celebration like this. As the Seattle Sounders paraded the championship trophy around their home stadium, only those clad in red headed for the exits. Ten years after helping change the scope of Major League Soccer, Seattle finally got to see its home...
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Liverpool's Sadio Mane, right, heads the ball to score his side's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
November 10, 2019 - 7:06 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Even Jürgen Klopp cannot quite believe Liverpool's lead over Manchester City this early in the season. "That's crazy, nine points," the Liverpool manager said. "You cannot imagine that something like this can happen." It's very real after Liverpool beat City 3-1 on Sunday...
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Chelsea's Mateo Kovacic, right, challenges Crystal Palace's Jordan Ayew during their English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
November 09, 2019 - 12:40 pm
Chelsea has got used to winning back-to-back games. Tottenham hasn't. Shortly after in-form Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic scored to give Chelsea its sixth straight Premier League win against Crystal Palace on Saturday, Spurs extended an unwanted record in its 1-1 draw with Sheffield United...
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Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring his side's fifth goal during a Champions League group A soccer match between Real Madrid and Galatasaray at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
November 09, 2019 - 8:56 am
A person with knowledge of the situation says the Champions League final will not be played in the United States in 2024. The person told The Associated Press that UEFA could potentially stage the showpiece club soccer final outside Europe one day but that cannot happen for the first time in 2024...
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United States forward Carli Lloyd, left, defender Emily Sonnett, center, and midfielder Rose Lavelle celebrate Lloyd's second goal against Sweden during the first half of a women's international friendly soccer match in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
November 08, 2019 - 10:07 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New coach. Same result. Carli Lloyd scored twice, Christen Press added a goal and the United States held off Sweden 3-2 on Thursday night at Mapfre Stadium, giving Vlatko Andonovski a victory in his first match as head coach. The U.S. is 19-1-3 in 2019 and has a 22-match...
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