• Government minister takes over Russian football

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko took over control of the country’s football association Wednesday ahead of the 2018 World Cup, with promises of government money for the sport.

  • US goalie Brad Guzan: ‘Nothing changes’ with Howard’s return

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With their roles reversed, No. 1 goalkeeper Brad Guzan of the United States insists “nothing changes” in his relationship with World Cup standout Tim Howard.

  • Canadian soccer commentator Graham Leggat dies at 81

    TORONTO (AP) — Graham Leggat, a longtime soccer commentator in Canada who played for Scotland in the 1958 World Cup and coached in the NASL in the 1970s, has died. He was 81.

  • F Andrew Wooten gets 1st US call-up for exhibition vs Peru

    CHICAGO (AP) — Forward Andrew Wooten is getting his first call-up to the U.S. national team for the exhibition against Peru, with Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley staying with their Major League Soccer teams.