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June 21, 2024 at 8:17 PM

Soccer fans rejoice as Copa America tournament kicks off in Atlanta

ESPN's Sebastian Salazar recaps last night's game, Argentina vs. Canada, and what to expect from Team USA's first match on Sunday when they face Bolivia in the football tournament.
June 21, 2024 at 8:17 PM
VIDEO: Soccer fans rejoice as Copa America tournament kicks off in Atlanta
June 19, 2024 at 8:30 PM

Euro 2024: What to know about the European Championship

The European Championship, also known as Euro 2024, kicked off on June 14 when host Germany defeated Scotland 5-1 in Munich
June 19, 2024 at 8:30 PM
FILE - Inside view of the 'Allianz Arena' stadium prior to the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt in Munich, Germany, April 27, 2024. The Euros kick off in Munich, Friday June 14, when host country Germany plays Scotland at Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena. The tournament begins with six groups of four teams. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
June 13, 2024 at 9:18 AM

Hooligan fears shadow Euro 2024. German police are set for biggest deployment ever

A recent surge in violence around soccer games is contributing to concerns over security when Germany hosts the European Championship
June 13, 2024 at 9:18 AM
FILE - Soccer fans, most of them from Croatia, cover their faces as the police escort them from the General Police Directorate of Attica to court, in Athens, Greece, Aug. 13, 2023. A 29-year-old AEK Athens fan died from a stab wound, and ten others were injured when scores of Croatian supporters wielding wooden clubs and metal bats attacked bystanders outside AEK's Opap Arena on Monday. A recent surge in violence around soccer games is contributing to alarm over security when Germany hosts the European Championship. Some 22,000 police officers will be on duty each day for the tournament. (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas, File)
June 10, 2024 at 3:58 PM

Valencia fans who insulted Vinícius are first to be convicted for racism abuse in Spanish soccer

Three Valencia fans have been handed eight-month prison sentences after pleading guilty to racially insulting Real Madrid forward Vinícius Júnior
June 10, 2024 at 3:58 PM
Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior celebrates with the fans after winning the Champions League final soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid at Wembley stadium in London, Saturday, June 1, 2024. Nick Potts/PA via AP)
June 10, 2024 at 3:02 PM

Another surprise? Europe’s biggest soccer show to begin in Germany

A returning Cristiano Ronaldo, a rampant Kylian Mbappé and a resurgent Germany
June 10, 2024 at 3:02 PM
FILE - England's Harry Kane celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Euro 2024 group C qualifying soccer match between England and Italy at Wembley stadium in London, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023. The unpredictability of the European Championship, which kicks off in Munich on Friday, is what makes it such compelling viewing. Even in its expanded format of 24 teams, there is always the potential for a surprise. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
June 10, 2024 at 9:58 AM

Euro 2024: Guide to the 10 stadiums across Germany and their games

The European Championship in Germany is all about tried and tested stadiums with a rich soccer history
June 10, 2024 at 9:58 AM
FILE - Bayern Munich fans arrive to the Allianz Arena prior to the Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid at the Allianz Arena in Munich , Germany, Tuesday, April 30, 2024. The unpredictability of the European Championship, which kicks off in Munich on Friday, is what makes it such compelling viewing. Even in its expanded format of 24 teams, there is always the potential for a surprise. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
June 5, 2024 at 5:05 PM

US amputee soccer gaining speed

ABC News' Danny New explains why, after 40 years, the sport is finally taking off around the world.
June 5, 2024 at 5:05 PM
VIDEO:  US amputee soccer gaining speed
1 month ago

14-year-old soccer player signs MLS deal

Cavan Sullivan could become the youngest player ever to make a regular season debut across all top American sports leagues. The soccer phenom signed with the Philadelphia Union.
1 month ago
VIDEO: 14-year-old soccer player signs MLS deal
3 months ago

US national women’s soccer league kicks off new season

The U.S. Women’s Soccer League’s new season begins on Saturday as the Kansas City Current take on the Portland Thorns in their first match at the new CPKC Stadium.
3 months ago
VIDEO: US national women’s soccer league kicks off new season
3 months ago

Pro soccer player Josh Cavallo engaged to boyfriend: 'Mr & Mr Coming soon'

The athlete announced the news on his Instagram.
3 months ago
Adelaide United A-League soccer player Joshua Cavallo, Oct. 3, 2023, in Adelaide, Australia.
4 months ago

Nike, National Women's Soccer League create new team kits

All 14 clubs in the National Women's Soccer League will receive new kits this season that feature designs highlighting each club's unique identity.
4 months ago
Nike and the National Women's Soccer League launch new team kits for the first time ever.
5 months ago

Messi a no-show in Hong Kong; outrage ensues after Inter Miami star doesn't play

Fans jeered and chanted for a “refund” during Inter Miami's friendly match in Hong Kong as superstar Lionel Messi remained on the sidelines for the entire game.
5 months ago
Fans react during the friendly soccer match between Hong Kong Team and US Inter Miami CF at the Hong Kong Stadium in Hong Kong, Feb. 4, 2024.
5 months ago

FIFA announces 2026 World Cup details, including host stadium for final

New Jersey's MetLife Stadium will host the final match of the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
5 months ago
A general exterior view of the MetLife Stadium the home of NFL New York Giants and Jets during the pre season friendly between Arsenal and Manchester Untied at MetLife Stadium on July 22, 2023 in East Rutherford, N.J.
5 months ago

Hong Kong soccer fans demand refund after Lionel Messi didn't play

The fans are demanding refunds after superstar Lionel Messi did not play while nursing a strained hamstring.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Hong Kong soccer fans demand refund after Lionel Messi didn't play
5 months ago

Former Spain soccer chief may stand trial for kiss, judge says

Luis Rubiales may stand trial for a nonconsensual kiss at the Women's World Cup
5 months ago
Former president of Spain's soccer federation Luis Rubiales arrives at the National Court in Madrid, Spain, Sept. 15, 2023.
6 months ago

Columbus Crew stars discuss winning MLS Cup

Columbus beat LAFC 2-1 to earn the organization's third title.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Columbus Crew stars discuss winning MLS Cup
7 months ago

Catching up with women’s soccer champions

Gotham FC forward Midge Purce and captain Ali Krieger discuss winning the NWSL championship.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Catching up with women’s soccer champions
7 months ago

US women’s soccer's Megan Rapinoe and Ali Krieger face off in final career game

Megan Rapinoe and Ali Krieger were longtime teammates on the U.S. Women’s National Team.
7 months ago
VIDEO: US women’s soccer's Megan Rapinoe and Ali Krieger face off in final career game
7 months ago

Lionel Messi honored

The soccer star was recognized overnight for winning a record eighth Ballon d'Or, being the first active MLS player to win the award.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Lionel Messi honored
8 months ago

Kiss controversy results in ban for Spanish soccer federation president

Luis Rubiales, the Spanish soccer federation president, has been suspended by FIFA following his conduct at the Women's World Cup in August.
8 months ago
Former president of Spain's soccer federation Luis Rubiales arrives at the National Court in Madrid, Spain, Sept. 15, 2023.
8 months ago

Soccer star Julie Ertz talks retirement

Eva Pilgrim sits down with former U.S. Women's National Team member Julie Ertz to discuss her retirement from the sport.
8 months ago
VIDEO: Soccer star Julie Ertz talks retirement
8 months ago

US Women's Soccer champ Julie Ertz opens up about retirement, motherhood

U.S. Women's Soccer star Julie Ertz talks with Eva Pilgrim about her decision to retire from the sport and how the game has helped her on and off the field.
8 months ago
Julie Ertz of the United States smiles before the game against South Africa at TQL Stadium on Sept. 21, 2023 in Cincinnati.
9 months ago

13-year-old Da’Vian Kimbrough talks going pro

The soccer sensation became the youngest professional sports player in American history when he played with the Sacramento Republic soccer team.
9 months ago
VIDEO: 13-year-old Da’Vian Kimbrough talks going pro
9 months ago

What happened at Megan Rapinoe’s final USWNT game

Team USA scored a victory against South Africa in Rapinoe's final game.
9 months ago
Megan Rapinoe celebrates her team's second goal scored by USA's defender #14 Emily Sonnett (out of frame) during the women's international friendly football match between the USA and South Africa at Soldier Field in Chicago on September 24, 2023.
9 months ago

Former Spanish soccer president given restraining order in World Cup kiss case

The kiss at the Aug. 20 medal ceremony, which Hermoso has said was not consensual, ignited protests in Spain and around the world.
9 months ago
Former Spanish football federation president Luis Rubiales (R) arrives at Spain's National High Court on September 15, 2023 in Madrid, Spain.
9 months ago

Former president of Spanish Soccer Federation is in court on sexual assault charges

Luis Rubiales kissed Jenni Hermoso on the lips during the awards ceremony after Spain beat England to win the World Cup.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Former president of Spanish Soccer Federation is in court on sexual assault charges
9 months ago

Head of Spain's soccer federation resigns

Luis Rubiales, who was suspended after kissing a player on the lips following his country's Women's World Cup win, resigned from Spain's soccer federation on Sunday.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Head of Spain's soccer federation resigns
9 months ago

Luis Rubiales announces resignation as president of Spanish soccer federation

Luis Rubiales, the president of Spain's soccer federation, announced his resignation on Sunday, following the kiss scandal.
9 months ago
The president of the Spanish soccer federation Luis Rubiales speaks during an emergency general assembly meeting in Las Rozas, Aug. 25, 2023.
10 months ago

Spain Women Soccer Coach Fired

Spanish women's national team soccer coach Jorge Vilda has been fired amid the non-consensual kiss controversy.
10 months ago
Jorge Vilda (R), Head Coach of Spain, is congratulated by Royal Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales after the team's semi-final victory at the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand, Aug. 15, 2023, in Auckland, New Zealand.
10 months ago

Nonconsensual soccer kiss controversy continues with public reactions and protests

Protests increase, along with calls for resignations.
10 months ago
Demonstrators gather in the center of Madrid for an anti-Rubiales protest and to support Spain player Jenni Hermoso, Aug. 28, 2023.
10 months ago

Gymnast shows she's a talented soccer player as well

We love this little superstar.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Gymnast shows she's a talented soccer player as well
10 months ago

Spain soccer chief suspended

Spain's soccer chief Luis Rubiales has been suspended for 90 days by FIFA over the kiss that star player Jenni Hermoso says was not consensual.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Spain soccer chief suspended
10 months ago

President of Spain's soccer federation resists calls to resign

Luis Rubiales has refused to resign after planting an unsolicited kiss on the lips of player Jenni Hermoso during Spain’s World Cup celebration.
10 months ago
VIDEO: President of Spain's soccer federation resists calls to resign
10 months ago

Spain soccer official refuses to quit over kiss

Jennifer Hermoso said she did not consent to kissing Luis Rubiales during the team's celebrations.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Spain soccer official refuses to quit over kiss
10 months ago

Spain's government starts proceedings to suspend soccer chief Luis Rubiales

Spanish soccer players say they won’t play matches for country until Rubiales is removed.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Spain's government starts proceedings to suspend soccer chief Luis Rubiales
10 months ago

Spanish football president Luis Rubiales will not resign over kiss scandal

President of Spain's football association, Luis Rubiales, will not resign following FIFA's disciplinary investigation of his behavior at the Women’s World Cup final.
10 months ago
Spain's defender #20 Rocio Galvez is congratuled by President of the Royal Spanish Football Federation Luis Rubiales (R) next to Spain's Jennifer Hermoso #10 after winning the Australia and New Zealand 2023 Women's World Cup final football match between Spain and England at Stadium Australia in Sydney on Aug. 20, 2023.
10 months ago

Spanish soccer star learns of father's death after winning Women's World Cup

Spanish soccer player Olga Carmona learned of her father's death following Spain's win against England in the FIFA Women's World Cup.
10 months ago
Spain's Olga Carmona celebrates after the Women's World Cup soccer final between Spain and England at Stadium Australia in Sydney, Aug. 20, 2023.
10 months ago

Chance for soccer star Messi's first trophy in US

Excitement is building as Inter Miami heads to the Leagues Cup final against Nashville.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Chance for soccer star Messi's first trophy in US
10 months ago

‘Messi Mania’ takes over Miami

Lionel Messi has only been playing with Inter Miami CF for five weeks but his presence has already had a big impact on ticket sales and the landscape of professional soccer in the United States.
10 months ago
VIDEO: ‘Messi Mania’ takes over Miami
10 months ago

Megan Rapinoe shares emotional post following US Women's World Cup exit

Megan Rapinoe is saying goodbye to the U.S. Women's National Team.
10 months ago
Megan Rapinoe of USA and OL Reign during the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Round of 16 match between Winner Group G and Runner Up Group E at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on Aug. 6, 2023 in Melbourne, Australia.
10 months ago

Team Jamaica reaches the knockout phase of the Women’s World Cup

ABC’s Maggie Rulli sits down with the history-making Reggae Girlz after Jamaica becomes the first Caribbean nation to reach the knockout phase of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Team Jamaica reaches the knockout phase of the Women’s World Cup
1 year ago

Team USA eliminated from the Women’s World Cup

ABC News’ Maggie Rulli discusses Team USA’s loss to Sweden in the Women’s World Cup.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Team USA eliminated from the Women’s World Cup
1 year ago

USA eliminated from World Cup after loss to Sweden

The United States is taking on Sweden on Sunday in a World Cup knockout match pitting the reigning champions against a hard-charging team on a winning streak.
1 year ago
United States' Megan Rapinoe, right, reacts with her teammates following their loss to Sweden in their Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2023.
1 year ago

US to face Sweden in knockout stages

Team USA is preparing for its first match of the knockout round against Sweden on Sunday
1 year ago
VIDEO: US to face Sweden in knockout stages
1 year ago

FIFA investigating misconduct allegations involving Zambia at Women's World Cup

FIFA, soccer's world governing body, confirmed Friday that it is investigating alleged misconduct involving the women's national team of Zambia during the World Cup.
1 year ago
Zambia's Mary Wilombe, sitting on the pitch, reacts at the end of the Women's World Cup Group C soccer match between Spain and Zambia at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, July 26, 2023.
1 year ago

By the Numbers: Jamaica’s World Cup run

A look at the numbers behind Jamaica advancing in the Women’s World Cup for the first time, as the underdog team relied on a GoFundMe campaign to make it to the tournament.
1 year ago
VIDEO: By the Numbers: Jamaica’s World Cup run
1 year ago

Jamaica advances to knockout in 2nd World Cup appearance thanks to crowdfunding

A GoFundMe called Reggae Girlz Rise Up has raised over $49,000 to go towards the Jamaica women's soccer teams World Cup costs.
1 year ago
Deneisha Blackwood and Vyan Sampson of Jamaica celebrate advancing to the knockout stage after the scoreless draw in the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Group F match between Jamaica and Brazil at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on Aug. 2, 2023 in Melbourne, Australia.
1 year ago

'Where was the energy? Where was the mojo?': Christine Brennan on USWNT draw

ABC News' Linsey Davis spoke with USA Today sports columnist and ABC News contributor Christine Brennan about the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team advancing to the knockout stage in the World Cup.
1 year ago
VIDEO: 'Where was the energy? Where was the mojo?': Christine Brennan on USWNT draw
1 year ago

1st stadium built for professional women's sports team going up in Kansas City

The first stadium in the world built for a women's professional soccer team is under construction in Kansas City, Missouri.
1 year ago
Artist rendering of the coming 1st stadium built for professional women's soccer team going up in Kansas City
1 year ago

USWNT-Netherlands game ends in 1-1 draw

ABC News’ Maggie Rulli shares the highlights from the game as the two teams faced off for the first time since the 2019 FIFA World Cup finals.
1 year ago
VIDEO: USWNT-Netherlands game ends in 1-1 draw