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PARIS | US draws Sweden again for 2019 Women’s World Cup

PARIS — The defending champion United States is again placed in a group with Sweden for the Women’s World Cup next summer in France. The draw for soccer’s premier tournament was held Saturday at a gala event in Paris amid a backdrop of unrest in the country. There were widespread clashes between police and demonstrators … Continue reading PARIS | US draws Sweden again for 2019 Women’s World Cup

St. Louis News: President Lewis Reed Response to Passage of MLS Resolution

The Board of Aldermen approved Resolution 180 with 26 aye votes, 2 no votes and 1 did not vote on Nov. 30 ST LOUIS, MO – Today, the City of St. Louis Board of Aldermen approved Resolution 180, which shows the MLS support for a potential soccer team in St. Louis. Board of Aldermen President … Continue reading St. Louis News: President Lewis Reed Response to Passage of MLS Resolution

FIFA Proposes Annual Club World Cup

As you read this, there is a challenge at the FIFA headquarters: a proposal to have a Club World Cup is being rejected by European football teams.  They claim that such a tournament will undermine the Champions League supremacy.  According to Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, this has come as a surprise since the … Continue reading FIFA Proposes Annual Club World Cup

Women’s soccer: Wait and see approach to FIFA strategy

FIFA’s new global strategy to grow the women’s game is prompting both praise and skepticism. Soccer’s governing body has been addressing the women’s side of the sport in the past several years, partly in response to calls for more equity. The result is a five-pronged proposal announced this week that focuses on the grassroots level … Continue reading Women’s soccer: Wait and see approach to FIFA strategy

SEATTLE | US and Sounders striker Clint Dempsey retires from soccer

SEATTLE — Former U.S. national team captain and Seattle Sounders striker Clint Dempsey has announced his retirement, effective immediately. In a statement issued Wednesday by the Sounders, the 35-year-old Dempsey said he believes it’s the right time to step away from the game. Dempsey is tied with Landon Donovan as the greatest U.S. goal scorer, … Continue reading SEATTLE | US and Sounders striker Clint Dempsey retires from soccer

PARIS | The Latest: French leader to soccer team: ‘Don’t change’

PARIS — The Latest on France celebrating team’s World Cup victory (all times local): 8:35 p.m. France‘s World Cup champions are sharing their win on the soccer field with hundreds of youth at the presidential Elysee Palace after getting a hero’s welcome home in Paris. Following a victory lap down the packed Champs-Elysees Avenue in … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: French leader to soccer team: ‘Don’t change’

MOSCOW | The Latest: Embankment near stadium in Volgograd gives way

MOSCOW — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): ___ 1:15 a.m. Some of Russia‘s World Cup legacy is already falling down. A large earth embankment separating the World Cup stadium in Volgograd from the Volga River gave way, sending tons of dirt sliding into a road on the day the … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Embankment near stadium in Volgograd gives way

PARIS | With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory

PARIS — It was a victory for all of France and the home crowd did it justice, pouring into Paris’ Champs-Elysees Avenue by the tens of thousands to celebrate in an explosion of joy. France’s 4-2 win over Croatia in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday marked the second time in 20 years … Continue reading PARIS | With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory