FIFA, Blatter get back to World Cup business at Putin home

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — FIFA and Sepp Blatter put their corruption crisis aside and got back to World Cup business at the 2018 tournament qualifying draw hosted by Vladimir Putin at a Russian state residence on Saturday. The two presidents joined on stage for speeches to open a draw ceremony that almost two hours...

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This night in soccer: CONCACAF chaos

Deep breaths. Deep breaths. Grab that paper bag off your counter if you need it. That was some night, wasn't it? It began with a historic United States men's national team loss and ended with Panama throwing up a proverbial middle finger at CONCACAF, with an MLS takedown of the defending English Premier League champions...

Webb posts 11 luxury watches, 3 cars to secure $10M bond

NEW YORK (AP) — Former FIFA Vice President Jeffrey Webb no longer has time on his hands. The indicted soccer official is providing 11 luxury watches to secure the $10 million bond that provided his release from custody along with his wife's wedding ring, three opulent cars and 10 properties. According to an order filed...

Hope Solo, Megan Rapinoe to be honored prior to the Reign match on Saturday night

Seattle Reign and United States women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo and midfielder Megan Rapinoe will be honored prior to their club team's home match against the Western New York Flash on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, the team announced in a release. The pre-match ceremony, which will include Seattle mayor Ed Murray, caps a whirlwind...

Reign FC star Megan Rapinoe basking in World Cup afterglow

Seattle Reign star and U.S. women's national team midfielder Megan Rapinoe is still beaming just days after the U.S. women secured the Women's World Cup title following a rousing 5-2 victory over Japan. Rapinoe stole the show at the Women's World Cup celebration parade Tuesday in Los Angeles, adding plenty of color when introducing her fellow teammates...

Women’s World Cup final caps a weeklong U.S. celebration in Canada

In front of more than 53,000 at BC Place in Vancouver on Sunday afternoon, the U.S. routed defending champion Japan 5-2 to win its record third Women’s World Cup title. And though the game was the crescendo, the celebration actually had been going strong all weekend long.