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FOOTBALL: CONCACAF Gold Cup starts on Saturday, with Mexico favored for an 11th title

The 15th edition of the men’s championship of the North American, Central American and Caribbean region – the CONCACAF Gold Cup – starts Saturday...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Still more London doping, Gabe Grunewald passes and Sha’Carri Richardson...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Games of the XXX Olympiad: London 2012 ● The International Olympic Committee announced yet another doping re-test positive on Wednesday, disqualifying Canoe Sprint C-1 silver medalist Jevgeniy Shuklin of Lithuania. The re-testing process resulted in “a positive test for the prohibited substances […]
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FOOTBALL: U.S. stomps Thailand by record 13-0, but it’s Europe’s World Cup so far

The FIFA Women’s World Cup has finally completed the first round of games in its six groups, capped by a 13-0 victory by the...

FOOTBALL: Sloppy play helps Venezuela to 3-0 win over dreary U.S. men in Cincinnati

Another terrible defensive performance gave visiting Venezuela opportunities that they didn’t miss, rolling to a 3-0 lead in the first half of a friendly...

FOOTBALL: Ukraine, Italy, Ecuador and Korea advance to men’s U-20 World Cup semis

There will be a first-time champion in the FIFA men’s U-20 World Cup as the semifinals will pit Ukraine against Italy and Ecuador and...

LANE ONE: Is the FIFA Women’s World Cup really going to be decided...

The long-awaited 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France starts on Friday in Paris, with the host and co-favorites France facing South Korea at the Parc de Prices. The tournament will unfold over a month, but the favorites are pretty clear, both according to the betting odds and the results on the field in 2019. […]
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FOOTBALL: U.S. men lose to Jamaica, 1-0, in friendly in Washington, D.C.

This wasn’t what was hoped for. The U.S. men, who had compiled a 3-0-1 record in 2019, were held scoreless while Jamaican substitute striker Shamar...

FOOTBALL Preview: U.S. & France co-favorites to win the Women’s World Cup, which starts...

If you believe the oddsmakers – and they have been hard at work – then the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be decided...

FOOTBALL Preview: U.S. men warm up for Gold Cup with friendlies vs. Jamaica and...

Remember the U.S. men’s National Team? The one with the new coach, Gregg Berhalter? They’ve been invisible since their 1-1 tie against Chile on 26...

FOOTBALL: U.S. on to the elimination round in the FIFA men’s U-20 World...

There were 24 teams to start and now there are 16 and less every day in the FIFA men’s U-20 World Cup. The U.S. is among those teams in the knock-out round, after posting a 2-1 record in the group stage. The qualifiers: ● Group A: 1. Senegal (2-0-1); 2. Colombia (2-1); 3. Poland (1-1-1) […]
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FOOTBALL: U.S. women finish World Cup prep with 3-0 whitewash of Mexico

There wasn’t any doubt that the U.S. Women’s National Team would beat Mexico on Sunday in its final tune-up match at Red Bull Arena...

FOOTBALL Preview: U.S. women finish pre-World Cup prep vs. Mexico; FIFA U-20 World Cup...

The U.S. Women’s National Team has its final tune-up game on Sunday prior to leaving for France and the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: IOC is going to be even more flexible in the...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Olympic Games ● The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board received a report on Wednesday from a working group charged with reviewing the procedures for selecting the host city/region/country for the Olympic Games. Its recommendations, which will be offered for approval by the […]
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FOOTBALL: U.S. starts slow, then hammers New Zealand, 5-0, in World Cup tune-up in...

The U.S. Women’s National Team is ranked no. 1 in the world, but hasn’t always looked it, especially against opponents who pack in their...

FOOTBALL Preview: Women’s Send-Off Series continues vs. New Zealand in St. Louis

The U.S. women won the 2015 World Cup in Canada, warming up with a 4-0 win over New Zealand at Busch Stadium in St....

FOOTBALL: U.S. hardly sharp, but dominates South Africa, 3-0, in Santa Clara

The United States women’s national squad didn’t have to play much defense against South Africa, but found the going tougher on offense and settled...

FOOTBALL Preview: Top-ranked U.S. Women’s National Team tunes up against no. 49 South Africa

With the team selection process finally completed, the U.S. Women’s National Team now enters its final preparation phase prior to heading to France for...

FOOTBALL: U.S. Soccer names final 23 for Women’s World Cup roster

All of the familiar names are on the list for the United States Women’s National Team for the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France...

FOOTBALL: U.S. women use their heads, rout Belgium 6-0 in L.A. friendly

After the important 5-3 win over Australia in Colorado on Thursday, the first-ever meeting for the U.S. women with no. 20 Belgium on Sunday...

FOOTBALL: U.S. women get untracked with wild 5-3 win over Australia in Colorado

The U.S. women’s National Team entered a crucial test against Australia on Thursday with lots of questions. Could they score? Could they defend? Could they...

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