David Beckham awarded Miami MLS team, will begin play 2020

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Yes, Miami, it finally happened.

David Beckham was officially awarded a Miami Major League Soccer team Monday after a four-year odyssey beset by more twists and turns than he ever imagined when he smiled at a bayside news conference on Feb. 5, 2014, and announced his plans.

Many South Florida fans and observers worldwide had given up hope on ...Read more

US women's soccer wins their first match of 2018 against Denmark 5-1

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SAN DIEGO -- It's been nearly a decade since the women's national soccer team finished a year with fewer victories than the 12 it had last season. And it's been 16 years since it lost more games than the three it lost in 2017.

That probably says more about how good the U.S. women have been over the years than it does about last season's 12-3-1 ...Read more

World Cup bid should be a lock for North America, but it's not and here's why

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The Los Angeles City Council considered a proposal this week that would have the city seek to host events for the 2026 World Cup. The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., and the NFL stadium under construction in Inglewood, Calif., are also in the running to stage World Cup games.

The only thing they need now is a World Cup. And that's not the sure ...Read more

Not a good idea to bet against Lloyd

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Carli Lloyd has won a lot of things in her long soccer career, including a pair of Olympic gold medals, a World Cup and two FIFA player-of-the-year awards.

Now she's chasing a more modest prize by trying to win back her job on the national team.

A midsummer ankle injury limited Lloyd to eight starts and two goals for the U.S. last year, her ...Read more

US men's soccer team announces roster with eye on future

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LOS ANGELES -- Interim coach Dave Sarachan summoned a young roster of 30 players into training with the U.S. national soccer team Monday, the first extended camp since the Americans were eliminated from the World Cup during regional qualifying in October.

And while the names on the roster indicate the U.S. has begun the process of building for ...Read more

Mas brothers join Beckham bid in shake-up that sees top partner exit Miami MLS venture

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The investors behind David Beckham's bid for a Miami soccer stadium have undergone a significant shake-up, with majority partner Todd Boehly out and Miami moguls Jorge and Jose Mas joining the venture, according to several sources close to the talks.

News of the shake-up comes days before the Beckham group hopes to finally win approval from ...Read more

Hope Solo announces she's running for US Soccer Federation president

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The crowded field of candidates running to succeed Sunil Gulati as president of the U.S. Soccer Federation just got a bit more crowded with former national team goalkeeper Hope Solo announcing she is joining the race.

"I know exactly what U.S. Soccer needs to do, I know exactly how to do it, and I possess the fortitude to get it done," Solo ...Read more