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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 file photo, United States head coach Gregg Berhalter shouts instructions to his team during an international friendly soccer match against the Mexico in East Rutherford, N.J. United States coach Gregg Berhalter is optimistic his team will train in Doha at some point before that nation hosts the 2022 World Cup. The American men U.S. planned to train at the Aspire Academy from Jan. 5-25 but the U.S. Soccer Federation called off the trip after a U.S. military air strike killed a top Iranian military commander. The camp was relocated to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, where the team held a two-hour workout on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)
January 07, 2020 - 7:11 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Having canceled a training camp in Qatar that was to have started this week, U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter is optimistic his team will train in Doha at some point before that nation hosts the 2022 World Cup. The American men planned to train at the Aspire Academy from Jan. 5-25...
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Liverpool's Curtis Jones, right, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side's opening goal during the English FA Cup third round soccer match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
January 05, 2020 - 3:19 pm
Curtis Jones and Wayne Rooney, Liverpudlians at opposite ends of their soccer careers, played starring roles in the FA Cup on Sunday. Jones, a highly rated 18-year-old winger, scored a goal he may never better to earn Liverpool a 1-0 win over Everton in a Merseyside derby that had a familiar result...
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Liverpool's Curtis Jones, right, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side's opening goal during the English FA Cup third round soccer match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
January 05, 2020 - 2:16 pm
Two Liverpudlians at opposite ends of their soccer careers, Curtis Jones and Wayne Rooney, took center stage in the FA Cup on Sunday. Jones, a highly rated 18-year-old winger, scored a goal he may never better to earn Liverpool a 1-0 win over Everton in a Merseyside derby at Anfield that had a...
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Liverpool's Curtis Jones, right, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side's opening goal during the English FA Cup third round soccer match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
January 05, 2020 - 1:06 pm
A wonder goal from a locally born teenager swept Liverpool into the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday and extended Everton’s 20-year barren run at Anfield. It was a familiar result in a Merseyside derby - Liverpool still hasn’t lost at home to Everton in any competition since 1999 - but an...
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Lazio's Danilo Cataldi and Brescia's Mario Balotelli, left, vie for the ball during the Italian Series A soccer match between Brescia and Lazio at the Mario Rigamonti stadium in Brescia, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (Gianluca Checchi/LaPresse via AP)
January 05, 2020 - 12:42 pm
BRESCIA, Italy (AP) — Mario Balotelli slammed Lazio fans after the Italian forward was once again the target of racist chants in Brescia’s 2-1 home defeat on Sunday. The Serie A soccer match was halted for a few minutes shortly after the half-hour mark and an announcement was made on the stadium’s...
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Derby County's Wayne Rooney talks with referee Dean Whitestone during the game against Barnsley, during their English Championship soccer match at Pride Park in Derby, England, Thursday Jan. 2, 2020. (Bradley Collyer/PA via AP)
January 05, 2020 - 11:21 am
Marshaled by Wayne Rooney in his deep-lying midfield role, second-tier Derby County caused the biggest shock Sunday in the FA Cup by eliminating top-flight team Crystal Palace with a 1-0 away win. Tottenham, meanwhile, had to come back from a goal down to draw 1-1 at second-tier Middlesbrough in...
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Port Vale's Tom Pope, left, scores his side's first goal of the game during the English FA Cup third round soccer match between Manchester City and Port Vale at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)
January 05, 2020 - 9:03 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Invited into the locker room of English champion Manchester City after their game, the journeymen players of fourth-tier English team Port Vale got a chance to meet in person some of the world’s superstar footballers. One encounter, however, sounds like it was...
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The damaged statue of soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic next to Stadion football arena in Malmo, Sweden, Sunday Jan. 5, 2020. Ibrahimovic, who recently joined Italian side AC Milan, angered fans of his boyhood club, Malmo, in November when he bought a stake in one of Swedish title rivals, Hammarby, and outlined his desire to make the Stockholm-based team “the best in Scandinavia". (Johan Nilsson/TT via AP)
January 05, 2020 - 8:13 am
MALMO (AP) — After weeks of vandalism, the statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic has finally been overturned. The 500-kilogram monument, which is located outside Malmo’s soccer stadium, was cut off at the feet, causing it to topple over onto a wire fence overnight Sunday. A dark Sweden soccer t-shirt was...
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Manchester City's Taylor Harwood-Bellis, right, celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game with teammate John Stones during the English FA Cup third round soccer match between Manchester City and Port Vale at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)
January 04, 2020 - 2:48 pm
Watching John Stones make defensive mistakes while playing for England in the Nations League finals in June, Port Vale striker Tom Pope took to Twitter to say he’d “love to play … every week” against the Manchester City center back. “I’d get 40 a season!” wrote Pope, who described Stones as “soft”...
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January 04, 2020 - 1:17 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men’s soccer team has canceled its plan to train in Doha, Qatar, from Jan. 5-25 “due to the developing situation in the region.” The U.S. Soccer Federation announced the decision Friday, a day after a U.S. military air strike killed a top Iranian military commander. Instead...
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