NEW YORK (AP) — David Beckham's Inter Miami was found by Major League Soccer to have violated league budget rules with its signing of French midfielder Blaise Matuidi, and the team bought out the contract of Argentine midfielder Matías Pellegrini to get back in compliance.
A look at the issues facing the major European nations after the first round of World Cup qualifiers and looking ahead to the European Championship:
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Joachim Löw's explanations of what went wrong in the German national team’s latest humiliating loss have become a familiar ritual.
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Roberto Mancini’s halftime changes made an immediate impact as Italy won 2-0 in Lithuania to take control of Group C with its third straight victory in World Cup qualifying.
TRNAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Robert Mak set up a goal and then scored the winner as Slovakia edged Russia 2-1 on Tuesday, ending the Russians’ winning start to World Cup qualifying.
A look at what’s happening in 2022 World Cup qualifying in Europe on Tuesday:
American players fell to the field at the final whistle. Another missed Olympics soccer tournament for the U.S. men.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Germany stayed on course to qualify for next year's World Cup with ease after Serge Gnabry scored the only goal in a 1-0 away win over Romania on Sunday.
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A perfect 10 wins in 10 matches in European Championship qualifying and now two for two in World Cup qualifying.
The U.S. broke out a 3-4-3 formation with wingbacks, a new weapon in the team's arsenal under coach Gregg Berhalter that opened space for Christian Pulisic.
Cristiano Ronaldo's tears and rage over the absence of VAR already hastened the introduction of the technology in one competition.
Portugal and Belgium were left frustrated by draws in their World Cup qualifying matches. Ireland was left in shock.
The trendline is clear: The United States failed to qualify for the men’s Olympic soccer tournament in 2012 and 2016, then ended a streak of seven straight World Cup appearances when it missed out on 2018.
A look at what’s happening in 2022 World Cup qualifying in Europe on Sunday:
Italy started its World Cup qualifying campaign with a comfortable 2-0 win over Northern Ireland on Thursday as the Azzurri set out to rectify their failures from four years ago.
The U.S. feels right with Sergiño Dest. And left.
DUISBURG, Germany (AP) — Germany coach Joachim Löw won't be at the World Cup in 2022, but his team took a step toward qualifying with a 3-0 win over Iceland on Thursday, with the team also making a statement about human rights concerns.
Christian Pulisic is confident of regaining a regular role with Chelsea and would like to play for the U.S. at the Olympics while realizing he may not be released for them.
The road to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup began for European teams on Wednesday with a slip-up by France to open its title defense, a big loss for the Netherlands and a human-rights statement by Norway.
A look at what’s happening in 2022 World Cup qualifying in Europe on Thursday:
A look at what’s happening in 2022 World Cup qualifying in Europe on Wednesday:
Sergiño Dest’s calendar has a dizzying and body-crushing jam of obligations next fall as a result of soccer’s congested schedule caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Gareth Southgate has been unwavering in his backing of Jordan Pickford as England’s first-choice goalkeeper since the 2018 World Cup.
ZURICH (AP) — Three former France Under-21 players had their international eligibility switched to Senegal by FIFA on Tuesday.