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Christian Pulisic at 20 becomes youngest US soccer captain

Christian Pulisic became the youngest captain in the modern history of the U.S. soccer program when the 20-year-old was the lone holdover in the Americans’ starting lineup for an exhibition against Italy at Genk, Belgium. At 20 years, 63 days,...

Greece investigates display of Nazi symbols at Estonia game

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek prosecutor is investigating the display of a Nazi symbol by home fans during a Greece’s match against Estonia in Athens in the UEFA Nations League. The investigation by a prosecutor for racist violence was...

Germany’s disappointing year finally comes to an end

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Finally, the year is over for Germany. The 2014 World Cup champions, who failed to even make it out of the group stage at this year’s tournament in Russia, ended their disappointing campaign with a thud,...

UEFA, Europe’s top clubs dismiss threat of new competitions

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of UEFA and the group representing Europe’s top clubs have dismissed the threat of privately-run new competitions. UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin and ECA chairman Andrea Agnelli spoke after weeks of speculation about a breakaway European...

Ahead of 2022 World Cup, Qatar still has a long way to go

LUGANO, Switzerland (AP) — With four years to go before the next World Cup opens in Qatar, the small gulf country’s national soccer team is on the rise but still has a long, long way to go. Qatar surprisingly won...

Cahill international career ends with a win for Australia

SYDNEY (AP) — Tim Cahill’s farewell game for Australia ended in a 3-0 win over Lebanon on Tuesday, leaving the Socceroos’ all-time leading scorer with 50 goals and 108 caps. Cahill, who scored in three of the four World Cups...

UEFA charges Greek champion AEK for price gouging away fans

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — AEK Athens faces UEFA punishment for price gouging fans when Bayern Munich visited for a Champions League game in October. UEFA says its disciplinary panel will judge the case on Dec. 13. It’s the second time UEFA...

FC Dallas and coach Pareja mutually agree to part ways

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — FC Dallas and coach Oscar Pareja have reached a mutual agreement to part ways after his five seasons as head coach and an affiliation with the organization that dates back 20 years. The team announced the...

Rejuvenated Dutch strike late, into Nations League’s Final 4

The Netherlands‘ revival from one of the lowest ebbs in its national team’s history continued with a last-gasp qualification for the Final Four of the inaugural UEFA Nations League on Monday. Virgil van Dijk volleyed home a 90th-minute equalizer to...

Dutch into Nations League finals on dramatic draw in Germany

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — A dramatic comeback sent the Netherlands to the UEFA Nations League finals after ending Germany’s nightmare year with yet more disappointment in a 2-2 draw on Monday. The comeback meant the Dutch — who missed the...

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