Awaiting Tottenham debut, Morgan focuses on making impact

LONDON (AP) — A dog barks on a neighbor’s balcony as Alex Morgan hankers for what she’s missing in London. “I’m pretty upset they aren’t here with me,” the American World Cup winner...

English soccer recruitment code aims to increase diversity

English soccer's efforts to increase gender and ethnic diversity in coaching and senior leadership positions intensified Tuesday with targets set for recruitment. The Football Leader...

Manchester misery: Worst starts since 2014 for City, United

LONDON (AP) — The Manchester rivals are rolling the clock back six years in a way neither desires. A pair of draws on Saturday left the teams with their lowest English Premier League...

Man City drops more points with 1-1 draw against West Ham

LONDON (AP) — Such are Manchester City's struggles, not even a trip to West Ham can be relied on anymore to rack up the goals — and points. A 1-1 draw on Saturday left City enduring ...

UEFA warns against 'boring' FIFA-linked Euro super league

UEFA warned Tuesday of the damage that would be caused to soccer by the potential creation of a European super league of the continent’s elite clubs, potentially usurping its existing Champions League...

English women's soccer targets titles, player development

LONDON (AP) — England’s soccer leadership has a couple of priorities for the women’s teams. Most immediately it’s deciding on a coach for the Olympics next month and whether Phil Nev...

Tottenham collapses on Bale's return to draw 3-3 vs West Ham

LONDON (AP) — Tottenham was transformed by Gareth Bale's homecoming, just not in the way that Jose Mourinho had imagined. Cruising 3-0 when Bale came off in the bench in the 72nd min...

Back from Madrid anguish, Bale's Tottenham 2nd debut awaits

LONDON (AP) — It was a moment of magnificence Tottenham had become accustomed to seeing Gareth Bale produce: A shot unleashed from 25 yards, curling into the top corner of the net. A...

Analysis: Liverpool, United created splits but hasten action

LONDON (AP) — Vilified by the Premier League, government, and even their own supporters, the American owners of Liverpool and Manchester United created a power-grab strategy that appeared unsavory and...

More England discipline problems put Southgate on defensive

LONDON (AP) — Indiscipline among England players is becoming a concern for Gareth Southgate. “We’ve had an incredible chain of things to deal with,” Southgate said, reflecting on the...

Eriksen goal on 100th appearance gives Denmark win v England

LONDON (AP) — Christian Eriksen marked his 100th Denmark appearance by scoring the penalty that clinched a 1-0 victory over England in the UEFA Nations League on Wednesday. England h...

Premier League clubs reject controversial overhaul plan

LONDON (AP) — A plan to transform English soccer engineered by Liverpool and Manchester United was rejected by Premier League rivals at a meeting on Wednesday. Liverpool and United w...

English FA head says clubs threaten breakaway in power grab

The head of English soccer said he walked away from talks about a reshaping of the leagues being spearheaded by Liverpool and Manchester United over their pursuit of more power and threats to break aw...

Just like 3 decades ago, English soccer shakeup plan divides

LONDON (AP) — When Liverpool and Manchester United sought someone to front a push to shake up the English soccer system, they turned to the man who pulled it off before. “When we for...

Queen honors Marcus Rashford for child food poverty campaign

LONDON (AP) — Manchester United player Marcus Rashford has been honored by Queen Elizabeth II for a campaign against child poverty during the pandemic that saw him convince the government to reinstat...