• The Canadian Press

    Brazil picks European location for World Cup preparation

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's national team will prepare in Europe beginning Nov. 14 for the World Cup in Qatar at a location to be decided, Juninho Paulista, the coordinator of the Brazilian soccer body, said Friday. Juninho also said the team will arrive in Qatar on Nov. 19, five days before its opening match against Serbia. Brazil's other rivals in Group G are Switzerland and Cameroon. “We will gather in Europe so players based there can arrive more quickly. We only have a week of preparations th

  • The Canadian Press

    Fire goalie Slonina to stay with US, rejects Poland invite

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gabriel Slonina, the 18-year-old Chicago Fire goalkeeper who's viewed as a potential future standout, will remain with the American national team program and turn down an invitation to join Poland. Slonina announced his decision Friday in a statement. “Being Polish means being extremely hard working, having faith, never taking no for an answer, pushing through hard times, and taking care of your family,” Slonina said. “With that being said, my heart is American. This country has g

  • The Canadian Press

    Tillman, Wright, Carter-Vickers get looks for US Cup roster

    Malik Tillman, Haji Wright, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Djordje Mihailovic are joining the U.S. national team for four World Cup prep matches next month, signalling open spots remain on what is expected to be a 26-man roster in November. “Around the edges, there is room," U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter said Friday after announcing his 27-man roster for a pair of exhibitions and two CONCACAF Nations League matches. ”And if a guy's in form and doing a great job. I can expect him to to make a case to be