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England's Fabian Delph, right, and England's Dele Ali, left, and Unites States Christian Pulisic, center, vie for the ball during the international friendly soccer match between England and the United States at Wembley stadium, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
November 15, 2018 - 9:33 pm
LONDON (AP) — Christian Pulisic nearly put the United States ahead against England midway through the first half, only for goalkeeper Jordan Pickford come off his line and make a kick save. A short while later, Pulisic lost the ball and Jesse Lingard gave England the lead. Just 104 seconds later,...
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England's Wayne Rooney, right, jokes with Unites States goalkeeper Brad Guzan who stopped Rooney's shot on goal during the international friendly soccer match between England and the United States at Wembley stadium, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
November 15, 2018 - 6:41 pm
LONDON (AP) — Wayne Rooney's record-breaking England career ended with a first: relief not to score. Whenever the striker touched the ball after coming on in the 58th minute, however far he was from goal in a 120th appearance, fans shouted "Shoot!" The best chance fell to the 33-year-old Rooney in...
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November 15, 2018 - 4:21 am
MIAMI (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino says he doesn't know why the lead investigator into corruption within the organization was suspended from that role. Infantino is a friend of the federal prosecutor, Olivier Thormann, who also teaches law at the same university in Switzerland where the...
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United States national soccer team player Christian Pulisic takes part in their national soccer squad training session at the training facilities of Brentford Football Club in west London, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. The United States play England in an international friendly soccer match at Wembley stadium in London on Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 14, 2018 - 1:27 pm
LONDON (AP) — Back with the United States for only the second time in an injury-troubled year, Christian Pulisic has watched the Americans rebuild from afar after their failure to qualify for the World Cup. "I definitely need to be a more important piece of this team and continue to grow as a...
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Former Leicester City Manager Claudio Ranieri, center, in the stands during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Burnley at the King Power stadium, Leicester, England. Saturday Nov. 10 2018 (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
November 14, 2018 - 4:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Claudio Ranieri is back in the Premier League with Fulham, two years after overcoming 5,000-1 odds to win the title with Leicester. The 67-year-old Italian coach was hired Wednesday by Fulham, which announced the firing of Slavisa Jokanovic at the same time. The London club is in last...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2015, file photo, then-Columbus Crew midfielder Romain Gall (19) moves the ball past Orlando City defender Luke Boden (14) during the second half of an MLS soccer game, in Orlando, Fla. Gall took an unusual path in his soccer career, leaving the United States to play for a third-division Swedish team in a city of 32,000 and moving into the house of the club's chairman. The 23-year-old midfielder could make his American national debut Thursday against England at Wembley. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
November 13, 2018 - 6:53 pm
Signed with fanfare by Columbus 18 months earlier, Romain Gall was released by the Crew in February 2016 after making just four first-team appearances in 1½ seasons. Just 21 years old, the midfielder had seen his hopes with Major League Soccer and the U.S. under-20 national team crater. A little...
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Manchester City's Benjamin Mendy, centre, holding Manchester City's Rahhem Sterling as he argues with Manchester United's Juan Mata during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
November 13, 2018 - 2:57 pm
LONDON (AP) — The English Premier League hired broadcasting executive Susanna Dinnage as chief executive on Tuesday, making her the most powerful female executive in global sports. Dinnage will leave her role as global president of Discovery's Animal Planet brand early next year to succeed Richard...
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Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
November 12, 2018 - 6:09 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Previously concluded Financial Fair Play cases could be reopened, UEFA warned on Monday as evidence grows of Manchester City's attempts to disguise its source of income and spending. The UEFA statement on the prospect of the financial compliance system being "abused" by...
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Columbus Crew head coach Gregg Berhalter directs his team against the New York Red Bulls during the first half of an MLS soccer game, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
November 12, 2018 - 12:06 am
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — About 90 seconds remained in stoppage time when Columbus Crew coach Gregg Berhalter walked down the sideline to exchange a handshake and hug with New York counterpart Chris Armas. The Red Bulls are moving on, and it appears Berhalter is, too. Daniel Royer scored twice in a 2:...
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Atlanta United goalkeeper Brad Guzan waves to the crowd after defeating New York City FC in an MLS playoff soccer match Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
November 11, 2018 - 10:58 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The fans showed their love for the coach before the game. Then Atlanta United's players made sure Tata Martino has to stick around for a few more weeks. Josef Martinez scored two goals and Atlanta United won the first playoff series in franchise history, knocking off New York City FC...
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