Men's soccer

Brazil's Neymar during the friendly soccer match between Brazil and Croatia at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, June 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
June 03, 2018 - 11:58 am
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Brazil striker Neymar made a spectacular return on Sunday after a three-month absence with a foot injury and celebrated a superb individual goal with his surgeon. Playing for the first time since February, Neymar scored the opening goal in Brazil's 2-0 friendly win against...
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In this photo taken on Saturday, March 24, 2018, people hold banners during the Football Lads Alliance (FLA) march in Birmingham, England. A property manager and fan of the soccer team Tottenham Hotspur, John Meighan envisioned a group bringing together working-class people who felt excluded from political influence _ to stand up in opposition, not to Muslims or Islam, but to extremism. It didn’t quite work out that way, as the Football Lads Alliance found itself drawn into the orbit of Britain’s growing far-right. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
June 03, 2018 - 7:24 am
LONDON (AP) — John Meighan had a dream. A property manager and fan of the soccer team Tottenham Hotspur, he envisioned a group bringing together working-class people who felt excluded from political influence — to stand up in opposition, not to Muslims or Islam, but to extremism. They would be...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2018, file photo, Vancouver Whitecaps defender Kendall Waston celebrates his goal against the Houston Dynamo during the second half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, British Columbia. When it was announced Waston would be part of Costa Rica’s 23-man roster headed to Russia for the World Cup, he was surrounded by his Whitecaps teammates, the announcement made by the club’s head coach Carl Robinson. The applause, the good wishes, the water-bottle shower that followed was a sign of the respect and admiration Waston has earned during the time with his club. (Ben Nelms/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
June 03, 2018 - 2:14 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Kendall Waston was surrounded by Vancouver Whitecaps teammates when the club's coach, Carl Robinson, informed him he had made Costa Rica's 23-man World Cup roster for the first time. The applause, warm wishes and water-bottle shower that followed were a sign of...
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Republic of Ireland's Alan Judge, top, celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with team-mates during the International Friendly match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
June 02, 2018 - 7:47 pm
Facing far better opposition than earlier in the week, a young U.S. soccer team revealed its inexperience. Goalkeeper Bill Hamid's mistake led to Graham Burke's tying goal in the 57th minute, Alan Judge scored after Matt Miazga's defensive lapse in the 90th and Ireland remained unbeaten at home...
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FILE - In this Saturday March 17, 2018 file photo, a giant screen display the logo of Morocco 2026 inside of the reception before a press conference to promote Morocco's bib for the 2026 soccer World Cup in Casablanca, Morocco. The North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup has outscored Morocco following inspections with FIFA labeling the North African proposal "high risk" in three areas, it was announced on Friday, June 1. The joint bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico scored four out of five while Morocco scored 2.7 following FIFA inspections. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar, file)
June 01, 2018 - 8:32 pm
FIFA inspectors warned voters deciding the host of the 2026 World Cup that Morocco's plans pose a "high risk" to the tournament due to a lack of infrastructure, while awarding North America's bid a significantly higher score in an evaluation report. The destination of the soccer showpiece will be...
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FILE - In this Saturday March 17, 2018 file photo, a giant screen display the logo of Morocco 2026 inside of the reception before a press conference to promote Morocco's bib for the 2026 soccer World Cup in Casablanca, Morocco. The North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup has outscored Morocco following inspections with FIFA labeling the North African proposal "high risk" in three areas, it was announced on Friday, June 1. The joint bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico scored four out of five while Morocco scored 2.7 following FIFA inspections. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar, file)
June 01, 2018 - 6:33 pm
FIFA judged Morocco's 2026 World Cup proposals to be "high risk" in three areas and offered significant praise for the North American bid, which outscored its rival by a wide margin in an inspection evaluation report published Friday. The joint bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico scored...
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June 01, 2018 - 5:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says the North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup has outscored Morocco in FIFA's official evaluation of the two plans. The person told The Associated Press that the joint bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico scored four out of...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, gay rights activist attend a May Day rally in St.Petersburg, Russia. Tolerated during the World Cup, Russia’s LGBT communities face a return to widespread discrimination when the FIFA circus packs up and leaves the country in mid-July. As head of Russia’s LGBT Sports Federation, Alexander Agapov says he can’t advertise sports events without hiring security and he’s been attacked on public transport. Still, he predicts foreigners arriving for the World Cup won’t notice a thing.(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)
June 01, 2018 - 11:12 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Tolerated during the World Cup, Russia's LGBT communities face a return to widespread discrimination when the FIFA circus packs up and leaves the country in mid-July. As head of Russia's LGBT Sports Federation, Alexander Agapov says he can't advertise sports events without hiring...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2018, file photo, Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber smiles during a press conference for the FC Cincinnati expansion team, in Cincinnati. Garber was announced as an inductee for the National Soccer Hall of Fame, Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
May 31, 2018 - 6:04 pm
Don Garber is finally becoming a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Major League Soccer's commissioner was originally elected in 2016 but put off induction so he could be enshrined in an MLS stadium. The ceremony is set for Oct. 20 at the new Hall of Fame at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2013, file photo, Portland Thorns head coach Cindy Parlow Cone smiles as players celebrate after the Thorns beat the Sky Blue FC, 3-1, in a women's soccer match in Portland. Cindy Parlow Cone, who scored 75 goals over an 11-year career with the U.S. women’s national team, will be inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame, announced Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Randy L. Rasmussen, File)
May 31, 2018 - 1:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on National Soccer Hall of Fame inductees (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Cindy Parlow Cone, who scored 75 goals over an 11-year career with the U.S. women's national team, is the latest inductee into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Cone was part of the national team that...
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