• United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann, left, congratulates Jozy Altidore as Altidore leaves the exhibition soccer game against Canada during the second half Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Carson, Calif. Altidore scored the game-winning goal. The United States won 1-0. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Morris, US youth gain valuable experience before busy year

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Morris made his ninth appearance for the United States last Friday, which gave him nine more games for the national team than as a professional.

  • DFB takes legal action against Beckenbauer, FIFA, others

    BERLIN (AP) — The German football federation has opened legal proceedings against Franz Beckenbauer, former members, and FIFA in a bid to limit potential damages arising from the 2006 World Cup corruption affair.

  • Mercosur Health Ministers and part of  their delegations pose for an official photo after attending the summit to address the spread of Zika virus in the region, at the Mercosur building in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. The ministers of 13 countries are meeting to coordinate efforts to fight the spread of the mosquito born virus. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

    Uruguay has ‘no qualms” playing at center of Zika outbreak

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay will go ahead with a World Cup qualifier scheduled next month in Recife, the Brazilian city at the center of an outbreak of the Zika virus.

  • In this Jan. 18 2015, file photo, AC Milan's Nigel de Jong controls the ball against Atalanta during an Italian Serie A soccer match at San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. The LA Galaxy have acquired the Dutch midfielder on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

    Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong acquired by LA Galaxy

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The LA Galaxy acquired Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong on Wednesday, completing their third high-profile international move of the winter with the signing of the two-time World Cup veteran on a free transfer.

  • Gao Hongbo returns as China national football team coach

    BEIJING (AP) — Gao Hongbo returned Wednesday as interim coach of the Chinese men’s national football team following the departure of Frenchman Alain Perrin last month.