For U.S. Women’s Team, Higher Bonuses Raise the Stakes for Each Match

LOS ANGELES — When the members of the United States women’s national team negotiated their current collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Soccer in 2017, they secured what seemed to be a significant victory on match bonuses. In addition to seeing those bonuses increase as much as sixfold for winning certain games, the players no longer needed to win to collect […]

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Bundesliga’s Chief Executive Isn’t Keen to Join Premier League

LONDON — The group entrusted with conducting the surprisingly difficult search for a candidate to run English soccer’s Premier League has received another rejection from an executive for whom the opportunity would appear to have been a step up. Earlier this year, the league approached Christian Seifert, chief executive of Germany’s Bundesliga, to see if he would like to step […]

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A Juventus Striker Faced Racist Abuse. His Teammate and His Coach Said He Provoked It.

Only hours after the president of European soccer’s governing body urged referees on Tuesday to call a halt to games marred by racial abuse, the black Juventus striker Moise Kean was subjected to racist abuse by fans and then criticized by one of his own teammates, as well as his manager, who blamed him for provoking the taunts. The insults […]

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Christian Pulisic Scores for U.S. Before Leaving With Injury

HOUSTON — Christian Pulisic became the youngest American to score 10 international goals, then limped off with a quadriceps injury during the United States’ 1-1 exhibition tie against South American champion Chile on Tuesday night. As a result, Gregg Berhalter failed to become the first American coach to win his first four games. Pulisic scored in the fourth minute, bursting […]

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U.S., Getting Reinforcements, Keeps Gregg Berhalter Unbeaten

ORLANDO, Fla. — Gregg Berhalter became the second United States men’s soccer coach to win his first three games when Gyasi Zardes scored a bizarre goal that deflected off a defender, looped over goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez and ricocheted in off the crossbar in the 81st minute for a 1-0 exhibition victory against Ecuador on Thursday night. Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie […]

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