Sports
October 8

Youthful energy lifts US in grueling World Cup qualifying

Yunus Musah's place in the U.S. lineup wasn't certain until 24 hours before kickoff, when coach Greg Berhalter received a text message revealing the 18-year-old's COVID-19 test had come back negative.
Sports
October 8

Column: Saudi control of Newcastle — victories over reality

When the broker of Newcastle's buyout was asked when she last spoke to Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman about the English Premier League club, she was momentarily unsettled.
Loons
October 8
Minnesota United midfielder Emanuel Reynoso (10) and FC Dallas forward Jader Obrian (7) battled for the ball during last Saturday’s match in Frisco,

Red card overturned, Reynoso available for Sunday's Loons match

An independent review panel overturned a red card issued to Minnesota United star Emanuel Reynoso last Saturday against FC Dallas.
Sports
October 8

Minnesota United FC hosts the Colorado Rapids in Western Conference play

Colorado Rapids (13-5-9) vs. Minnesota United FC (10-9-8)
Sports
October 8
United States’ Ricardo Pepi celebrates with teammates after scoring his second goal against Jamaica during a FIFA World Cup qualifying soccer match

Pepi scores 2 more goals, lifts US over Jamaica in qualifier

Ricardo Pepi and the young Americans saw a red, white and blue crowd, a scene seldom at past U.S. World Cup qualifiers, then dominated Jamaica behind the new 18-year-old sensation and moved into first place.
Sports
October 7

Pepi decision proving big for U.S. as goal scoring star

Just two months ago, Ricardo Pepi didn't know which national team he wanted to play for.
Sports
October 7

Zimmerman, Musah, Arriola enter US lineup vs Jamaica

Walker Zimmerman, Yunus Musah and Paul Arriola were given their first starts of this World Cup qualifying cycle and Weston McKennie returned from a two-match banishment when the United States played Jamaica on Thursday night.
Business
October 7

Premier League club Newcastle bought by Saudi sovereign fund

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund completed a buyout of Premier League club Newcastle on Thursday, giving hope to fans dreaming of a first title in almost a century but concerning human rights activists that the kingdom had gained a foothold in the world's richest soccer league.
Sports
October 7
In this 2019 file photo, Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo looks back during a Champions League Group D soccer match in Madrid, Spain. A federal magistrat

Court says Ronaldo rape lawsuit in Vegas should be dismissed

A federal magistrate judge in Nevada has sided with Cristiano Ronaldo's lawyers against a woman who sued for more than the $375,000 in hush money she received in 2010 after saying the international soccer star raped her in Las Vegas.
Sports
October 6

McKennie to start vs short-handed Jamaica in WCup qualifier

Christian Pulisic and Gio Reyna are missing from the U.S. lineup because of injuries but Weston McKennie will start following his disciplinary flap last month. Jamaica is without top forward Michail Antonio for reasons that remain unclear.
Sports
October 6
Washington Spirit and NJ/NY Gotham FC players cause a stoppage midway through the first half and gather in unity for U.S. women’s team players

NWSL players pause games, recognize 2 who alleged misconduct

Players stopped on the field in the sixth minute of Wednesday night's National Women's Soccer League games and linked arms in a circle to demonstrate solidarity with two former players who came forward with allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against a prominent coach.
Business
October 6

Barcelona says audit shows club was technically bankrupt

Barcelona was technically bankrupt when president Joan Laporta took over earlier this year, the club said Wednesday.
Sports
October 6

Denmark on brink, Kane on streak in WCup qualifying

European countries resume their qualifying campaigns for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar this week.
Sports
October 6

National player alleges sexual abuse in Australian soccer

Soccer authorities in Australia have urged players to make formal complaints in any cases of sexual abuse or misconduct after one of the country's leading international goal scorers alleged she'd been groomed and harassed by senior players early in her career.
Sports
October 5

MLS All-Star game goes to Minnesota's Allianz Field in 2022

The MLS All-Star Game will have another first-time host next season.
Business
October 5

Bribery trial opens for Philadelphia union boss, city leader

A powerful Philadelphia labor leader kept a city council member on the union payroll in a no-show, $70,000-a-year job so he would do his bidding at City Hall, federal prosecutors said Tuesday as a long-awaited corruption trial began.
Loons
October 5
Helicopters hovered over the field before the 2021 MLS All-Star Game in Los Angeles on Aug. 25.

'This is a perfect place.' Minnesota United gets 2022 MLS All-Star Game

Major League Soccer's 26th annual all-star game is heading to St. Paul on Aug., 10, 2022. It will be the eighth pro-sports all-star game held in Minnesota.
Sports
October 4

Adams: US was `just a little bit naive' in early qualifiers

Tyler Adams admits American players weren't fully ready last month for the physical, fast-paced start of World Cup qualifying in CONCACAF, where fields in Central America can by dry and bumpy, and atmospheres intimidating.
Sports
October 4

AP Source: FIFA talks with Qatar on easing vaccine mandate

FIFA is in talks with Qatari authorities about scrapping the mandatory vaccination requirements for next year's World Cup.
Sports
October 3

NWSL announces new executive group after harassment scandal

Following the resignation of the National Women's Soccer League commissioner amid a sexual harassment and misconduct scandal involving a longtime coach, a three-woman executive committee has been formed to oversee league operations.