BERLIN (AP) — Croatian striker Andrej Kramaric scored one and made another as Hoffenheim snapped a four-game winless streak with a 3-1 win over Bochum in the Bundesliga on Friday. Coming into the match, Hoffenheim had won only four points at home, the fewest of all 18 German clubs. But it was the hungrier of the two teams from the off and it took the lead in the 32nd minute, albeit thanks to a stroke of luck. Dutch striker Wout Weghorst took an inviting pass from Kramaric and, although his shot
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation and Mexico Football Federation submitted a joint bid Friday to host the 2027 Women’s World Cup, competing against an expected proposal from Brazil and a joint Germany-Netherlands-Belgium plan. No proposed stadiums were announced by the USSF and Mexico’s governing body. The USSF said the bid envisioned taking advantage of efficiencies from the 2026 men’s World Cup, which will be co-hosted by the U.S., Mexico and Canada. “The U.S. and Mexico are in a uniqu
While the Canadian men still have to get past Trinidad and Tobago to join next summer's Copa America field, they now know what awaits the winner of that March playoff. World Cup champion Argentina, Chile and Peru. "Obviously the playoff comes first but for sure having Argentina in your group, the world champions, in a prestigious tournament is exciting," said interim coach Mauro Biello, who was at Thursday night's draw in Miami. "All eyes will be on the team. It's global exposure for the players
Credit MUTV Erik ten Hag has told Marcus Rashford it is up to him to force his way back into the Manchester United side. Rashford was dropped for Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Chelsea after being criticised for his performance in last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at Newcastle, and the England forward has been struggling for form for much of the campaign. Last season Rashford scored 30 goals to help United finish third and lift the Carabao Cup, but has only scored twice this term – with one of those a penalty in the 3-0 win over Everton last month.