World Cup

Edinson Cavani among four Uruguay players receiving bans for actions at World Cup

Uruguay's Fernando Muslera and Jose Maria Gimenez were hit with four-match bans by FIFA on Friday, while Diego Godin and Edinson Cavani were suspended for a game each after they confronted the referee following their World Cup match against Ghana.

All signs point to a new USMNT manager, but it's going to be a very long process

The future of the USMNT took another dramatic twist Thursday morning with a press release from U.S. Soccer confirming that sporting director Earnie Stewart — currently overseeing the search for the team's next full-time coach — is leaving his role next month to return to the Netherlands with PSV Eindhoven. 

With this closely following the ongoing review of Gregg Berhalter and the departure of Brian McBride as general manager, there are two ways of viewing the current state of the men's program: either it's in shambles or it's a clean slate moving forward.

First details of the USWNT's 2023 World Cup kit are revealed

Please don't shoot the messenger. After not getting the feedback they were looking for from the USMNT kit that drew its inspiration from basketball, American football and hockey before revealing itself as Frankenstein's monster, Nike and U.S. Soccer are back at it again with a jersey for the USWNT ahead of this summer's World Cup.

Here are the 2023 Women’s World Cup stadiums in AUS/NZ from smallest to biggest

Australia and New Zealand have a big summer ahead of them as the two neighbors will host the Women’s World Cup for the first time in history. Here’s a look at the 2023 Women’s World Cup stadiums that will host the 32 teams competing in the tournament.

New Zealand will have four stadiums while Australia gets six. Here’s how it looks on the map.

¿Se olvidan del Tri? Zendejas y otros seleccionables mexicanos aparecen en convocatoria de EE.UU.

La selección de Estados Unidos comienza a pensar en el Mundial de 2026 y este miércoles publicó su convocatoria para los amistosos que jugará a fines de enero ante Serbia y Colombia. La gran sorpresa de la lista –  ¡vaya, vaya! – es la inclusión de cuatro seleccionables mexicanos, entre ellos el extremo del Club América, Alejandro Zendejas.

¿Los otros tres? El defensor Jonathan Gómez y los delanteros Brandon Vásquez y Cade Cowell.

Alejandro Zendejas se une a la selección de Estados Unidos

De los cuatro nombres, el de Zendejas es el que hace más ruido.

USWNT postgame show turns on Berhalter, leaving Alexi Lalas as his biggest champion

U.S. Soccer made its debut on HBO Max Tuesday night with the USWNT beating New Zealand in a friendly in Wellington thanks to four second-half goals, including Alex Morgan's 120th international strike off a ridiculous Rose Lavelle backheel. 

The Football Ferns were a little overmatched.  

Record crowd expected in New Zealand for Tuesday's friendly against the USWNT

When the USWNT plays New Zealand in a friendly Tuesday night at Sky Stadium in Wellington, they'll do so in front of a record crowd that foreshadows how the Americans will become the locals' second-favorite team once the World Cup kicks off in July.

Over 10,000 people are expected for tonight's friendly, the first of a two-game series between the Stars and Stripes and Football Ferns with the second match scheduled Friday at Eden Park in Auckland. 

Watch all 11 Puskás Award finalists right here, right now

I don't mean to brag, I don't mean to boast, but if you've been following The18 for the past year then you've already seen all 11 FIFA Puskas Award nominees. We have exquisite taste like that. 

But in case you can't remember the strikes — arriving as early as Apr. 2 and as late as Kylian Mbappé's side-volley against Argentina in the World Cup final on Dec. 18 — here's a trip down memory lane with videos that you can watch right here, right now. I've also included a link to what The18 said at the time.

After failing to make USWNT roster, Mia Fishel opens new season with 2 goals

After winning the 2022 Liga MX Femenil Apertura Golden Boot with 17 goals in 17 games before adding three more in the playoffs during Tigres' run to the title, 21-year-old American Mia Fishel picked up right where she left off Monday night in the opening match of the Clausura: Fishel scored a first-half brace in her side's 6-0 win over Atlas.

Marcos Acuña scores goal right after being honored by Sevilla for winning World Cup

Argentina's victorious World Cup squad members have all gone back to their club sides where they've been given receptions befitting the return of conquering heroes. PSG gave Lionel Messi a guard of honor on Wednesday when he returned to training, Alexis Mac Allister was serenaded by Brighton teammates and Enzo Fernández...

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