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Tony DiCicco, coach of Women’s World Cup champs, dies at 68

Published: June 21, 2017

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Tony DiCicco, who coached the U.S.


Countdown to 2018 Russia World Cup: One more year to go

Published: June 19, 2017

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A year from this week — June 14, 2018, to be exact — the 2018 World Cup will kick off at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. It seems like just yesterday when Brazilians wept over their humiliating loss to Germany, Americans gushed over Tim Howard’s World Cup-record 16 saves against Belgium, and James Rodriguez and his Colombian teammates wiggled their hips to the delight of fans all over the world


Messi needs luck to win World Cup – Pele

Published: June 19, 2017

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Brazilian legend Pele believes Lionel Messi needs luck to win the World Cup with Argentina.


With four games left, here’s what USA needs to happen to qualify for World Cup

Published: June 16, 2017

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Forget the fact that we are just a year away from the 2018 World Cup, there are only four matches left for each team in CONCACAF qualifying. Action returns in September after the June fixtures, and things are a lot clearer for the United States after the shaky 0-2 start.


U.S. coach’s bonus for winning women’s World Cup: $90K. For reaching men’s second round: $500K.

Published: June 16, 2017

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U.S. coach’s bonus for winning women’s World Cup: $90K. For reaching men’s second round: $500K. thumbnail

Jill Ellis received $90,000 in bonus and incentive compensation for coaching the U.S. women’s national soccer team to the 2015 World Cup title, less than a fifth of what Jurgen Klinsmann collected for guiding the men to the tournament’s second round a year earlier.


Russia making little progress on racism before Confed, World Cups

Published: June 16, 2017

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MOSCOW (AP) Russia has made progress fighting soccer racism ahead of next year’s World Cup, but players, coaches and fans still risk abuse, a new report says. There were 89 racist and far-right incidents at Russian games in the 2016-17 season, slightly below the two previous seasons, according to Thursday’s report by European anti-discrimination group FARE and Russia-based SOVA. In another case, a hardline fan group segregated part of a stadium for people of “Slavic appearance,” the report alleges


Could Christian Pulisic Lead the U.S. to the World Cup?

Published: June 15, 2017

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18-year-old soccer phenom Christian Pulisic is “worth the hype” — and gives the U.S. a real shot at winning a World Cup … so says Alexi Lalas.


World Cup qualifying, one year out: Where things stand across the globe

Published: June 14, 2017

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With one year to go until the World Cup kicks off, we asked writers from around the world to summarise the state of qualifying play in


One-year countdown to an awkward World Cup

Published: June 14, 2017

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Despite Russia’s election meddling, Vladimir Putin will get the ultimate PR boost for hs country next year from the world’s biggest sporting event.


The rest of the way: USMNT’s road map to the World Cup

Published: June 13, 2017

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The United States is 60 percent through the final round of World Cup qualifying, 10 percent further than two-thirds of the field. The magic number for an automatic World Cup spot and the fourth-place spot and an inter-confederation match versus the fifth-best Asian side can be figured out within a reasonable margin


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