Men's soccer

FILE - In this Sunday, May 27, 2012 file photo, Kenny Dalglish manages the Rest Of The World team against an England team during the Soccer Aid charity soccer match in aid of UNICEF at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England. Former Liverpool player and manager Kenny Dalglish was knighted on Friday, June 8, 2018. The Anfield icon was honored by Queen Elizabeth II for services to football, charity and the city of Liverpool. (AP Photo/Jon Super, file)
June 08, 2018 - 8:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — Former Liverpool player and manager Kenny Dalglish was knighted on Friday. The Anfield icon was honored by Queen Elizabeth II for services to football, charity and the city of Liverpool. Dalglish, 67, was the only sportsperson knighted in the Queen's Birthday List, while Bournemouth...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 6, 2018 file photo, Manchester City players lift the English Premier League trophy after the soccer match between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England. A February winter break will be introduced in the English Premier League from the 2019-20 season, the Football Association announced on Friday June 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)
June 08, 2018 - 8:07 am
LONDON (AP) — A February winter break will be introduced in the English Premier League from the 2019-20 season, the Football Association announced on Friday. The breaks will be staggered to ensure that Premier League action still takes place on every weekend during the period, with five games on...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2016, file photo, United States' goalkeeper Hope Solo takes the ball during a women's soccer game at the Rio Olympics against New Zealand in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. By choosing to actively campaign against the U.S.-led North America bid on the 2026 World Cup host, Solo risks alienating herself further from the soccer community in her homeland. The bid leadership reacted furiously when informed Solo was undermining their efforts heading into the vote on Wednesday June 7, 2018, dismissing her criticism of the governance of soccer in the country as wild and unwarranted. (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio, File)
June 07, 2018 - 6:22 pm
LONDON (AP) — A World Cup winner and Olympic champion with the United States, Hope Solo now wants her country to lose one of its biggest soccer contests: FIFA's vote on the 2026 World Cup host. "I can't say it should be awarded to Morocco," Solo told The Associated Press. "But I don't think it...
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Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, attends a team training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper, in Sant Joan Despi, Spain, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Argentina has called off a World Cup warmup match against Israel following protests by pro-Palestinian groups. A source at Argentina's football federation on Tuesday confirmed the cancellation of the international friendly scheduled to be played Saturday at Teddy Kollek Stadium in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
June 06, 2018 - 4:22 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The sports-crazed nation of Israel was in uproar Wednesday over Argentina's abrupt cancellation of a World Cup warmup match following pro-Palestinian protests, with some of the country's leaders accusing Lionel Messi and his teammates of caving to terrorism. Israel was eagerly...
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June 06, 2018 - 2:21 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Three-time World Cup veteran Earnie Stewart has been hired as general manager of the U.S. men's national soccer team, a new position created after the Americans failed to qualify for this year's tournament. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Wednesday the 49-year-old Stewart will start...
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Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, attends a team training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper, in Sant Joan Despi, Spain, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Argentina has called off a World Cup warmup match against Israel following protests by pro-Palestinian groups. A source at Argentina's football federation on Tuesday confirmed the cancellation of the international friendly scheduled to be played Saturday at Teddy Kollek Stadium in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
June 06, 2018 - 11:18 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The sports-crazed nation of Israel was in uproar Wednesday over Argentina's abrupt cancellation of a World Cup warmup match following pro-Palestinian protests, with some of the country's leaders accusing Lionel Messi and his teammates of caving to terrorism. Israel was eagerly...
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Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, attends a team training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper, in Sant Joan Despi, Spain, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Argentina has called off a World Cup warmup match against Israel following protests by pro-Palestinian groups. A source at Argentina's football federation on Tuesday confirmed the cancellation of the international friendly scheduled to be played Saturday at Teddy Kollek Stadium in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
June 06, 2018 - 9:59 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The sports-crazed nation of Israel was in uproar Wednesday over Argentina's abrupt cancellation of a World Cup warmup match following pro-Palestinian protests, with some of the country's leaders accusing Lionel Messi and his teammates of caving to terrorism. Israel was eagerly...
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Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, attends a team training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper, in Sant Joan Despi, Spain, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Argentina has called off a World Cup warmup match against Israel following protests by pro-Palestinian groups. A source at Argentina's football federation on Tuesday confirmed the cancellation of the international friendly scheduled to be played Saturday at Teddy Kollek Stadium in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
June 06, 2018 - 7:22 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The sports-crazed nation of Israel was in uproar Wednesday over Argentina's abrupt cancellation of a World Cup warmup match following pro-Palestinian protests, with some of the country's leaders accusing Lionel Messi and his teammates of caving to terrorism. Israel was eagerly...
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June 06, 2018 - 3:16 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's headline-seeking sports minister is facing a barrage of criticism after Argentina called off a World Cup warmup match in Jerusalem because of pro-Palestinian protests. Miri Regev had insisted on moving the game to contested Jerusalem and was orchestrating a politicized...
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the 2018 soccer World Cup draw in the Kremlin in Moscow. Vladimir Putin’s Russia was always going to be a controversial host, but few could have imagined the situation that greets the 2018 World Cup. The annexation of Crimea, alleged U.S. election interference, the war in Syria and a poisoned spy in Britain are just a few of the storms surrounding the Kremlin before Putin officially declares the tournament open June 14. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)
June 05, 2018 - 7:54 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin's Russia was always going to be a controversial host, but few could have imagined the turbulent situation that greets the 2018 World Cup. The annexation of Crimea, alleged U.S. election interference, the war in Syria and a poisoned spy in Britain are just a few of the...
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