USMNT has no answer for Japan in friendly loss

DUSSELDORF, Germany — With the World Cup less than two months away, the United States men’s national team was hoping to sharpen up its game against Japan, but if anything, it was the Samurai Blue who looked more ready for the showpiece tournament, riding goals either side of halftime from Daichi Kamada and Kaoru Mitoma … Read more

FIFA rejects Chile appeal over Ecuador’s 2022 World Cup place

Chile had claimed Ecuadorian player Byron Castillo was ineligible to play during tournament qualifiers. Christian Alvarenga/Getty Images Chile has lost its appeal to FIFA to replace Ecuador at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the world football governing body announced on Friday. FIFA dismissed Chile’s argument that Ecuador player Byron Castillo was actually Colombian and ineligible … Read more