Sunil Gulati - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Sunil Gulati NAmerica may face rivals for 2026 World Cup in rapid process MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — North America's request for an accelerated awarding of the 2026 World Cup without facing a challenge is on hold, for a few months at least. FIFA's ruling council decided Tuesday to allow three more months for rival bids to be presented under plans that have to be rubber-stamped by the congress of all soccer nations on Thursday. A final decision is stil... Tue, 09 May 2017 19:50:00 GMT 2017-05-09T19:50:00Z US Soccer: Trump encouraging a World Cup with Mexico, Canada Far from impeding a World Cup bid, souring diplomatic relations between the United States and Mexico emboldened those country's soccer leaders to find common ground through pursing one of the biggest events in sports. The U.S. could have gone it alone trying to host the 2026 World Cup, but it is seeking goodwill from FIFA and its neighbors by joining forc... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 01:50:00 GMT 2017-04-11T01:50:00Z US, Mexico and Canada to make joint bid for 2026 World Cup NEW YORK (AP) — The United States, Mexico and Canada are going to announce a joint bid for the 2026 World Cup on Monday, a person familiar with the decision said. The Confederation of North and Central America and Caribbean Association Football is moving ahead with the bid that was widely expected before Donald Trump was elected president. There has been concern the plan was... Sun, 09 Apr 2017 00:09:00 GMT 2017-04-09T00:09:00Z US soccer rebounds with 4 points in 2 qualifiers under Arena PANAMA CITY (AP) — Omar Gonzalez looked relieved as he spoke in the tunnel underneath Estadio Rommel Fernandez. Last in the standings with a 0-2 record last week, the United States jumped to fourth with a 6-0 rout of Honduras at home followed by a difficult point earned in a physical 1-1 draw at Panama on Tuesday night. "Well, we wanted... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:54:00 GMT 2017-03-29T15:54:00Z Arena will be cautious with players for World Cup qualifying MILLBRAE, Calif. (AP) — Bruce Arena is preparing for a pair of critical World Cup qualifiers this month uncertain about the availabilities of forward Clint Dempsey, defender Geoff Cameron and goalkeeper Tim Howard. Arena spoke Monday with Cameron, who told him he was a bit sore after playing a full match for Stoke on Saturday for the first time since inju... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 02:02:00 GMT 2017-03-07T02:02:00Z US women's soccer team, federation hope for new CBA by April An emphasis on player-driven leadership has brought encouraging signs in talks for a labor contract between the women's national team and the U.S. Soccer Federation, according to defender Becky Sauerbrunn. The 2015 Women's World Cup champions have been without a deal since Dec. 31. Talks were stalled when the players parted ways in late December with atto... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 17:17:00 GMT 2017-02-03T17:17:00Z A+E buys stake in NWSL, will televise games on Lifetime NEW YORK (AP) — A+E Networks has bought a stake in the National Women's Soccer League and will broadcast a game each weekend on the Lifetime network. "It's not a network that's sports related, but it's a network that's women's related," A+E Networks President Nancy Dubuc said Thursday after a news conference attended by several players. "If you look at the coverage of female... Thu, 02 Feb 2017 22:41:00 GMT 2017-02-02T22:41:00Z AP Exclusive: Solo talks about future, fight for equal pay Hope Solo says she hopes that someday she can return to the U.S. women's national team, but in the meantime she vows to keep fighting for equal pay for the players. The goalkeeper was handed a six-month suspension and her contract with U.S. Soccer was terminated following the Rio Olympics, after she called Sweden's team "cowards" for their defensive style of play against the... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 04:27:00 GMT 2016-12-23T04:27:00Z