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Sevilla FC Arrives in Budapest – UEFA Europa League Final 2022/23
Artists perform ahead of the Europa League final between Sevilla and Roma at the Puskas Arena in Budapest in 2023. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

UEFA Picks Budapest to Host 2026 Champions League Final

Budapest will host the 2026 UEFA Champions League final with the 2027 final tentatively given to Milan with uncertainty over the stadium’s future. UEFA’s executive committee announced that and several other major continental club championship future hosts on Wednesday. This year’s final on June 1 is at Wembley Stadium in London between Real Madrid and […]

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Brazil Women’s World Cup Trophy
Brazilian soccer coach Pia Sundhage, second from left, Brazilian Women's Soccer Confederation Coordinator Ana Lorena Marche, second from right, soccer player Formiga, far right, and former Brazilian player Aline Pellegrino present the FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy ahead of the the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand during an event at the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

Brazil to Host 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Brazil will host the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup, bringing the event to South America for the first time after beating out a three-country European rival bid. Brazil won a vote of FIFA’s 211 member nations during its Congress in Bangkok on Friday. Brazil moved ahead of a joint Germany-Belgium-Netherlands bid recently after being given […]

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Austin FC Fans
Austin FC fans cheer on their team during the second half of a match against the San Jose Earthquakes on September 18, 2021, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

2025 Major League Soccer All-Star Game Heading to Austin

The 2025 Major League Soccer All-Star Game will be played at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas, the league announced on Wednesday at the home of Austin FC, which will host the game for the first time. Q2 Stadium opened in June 2021 with a U.S. women’s national team match and then Austin FC played at […]

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APTOPIX NWSL Championship Soccer
NJ/NY Gotham defender Ali Krieger (11) holds the trophy after NJ/NY Gotham defeated OL Reign 2-1 in the NWSL Championship game on November 11, 2023 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

FIFA Women’s Club World Cup to Launch in January 2026

FIFA will launch a Women’s Club World Cup starting in January 2026 that will involve 16 club teams from around the world although the international federation on Wednesday did not specify how they would qualify or where they could play the inaugural event. FIFA has made launching a global club tournament a key part of […]

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Mexico US Soccer
The United States and Mexico compete at MetLife Stadium in an international friendly soccer match in 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The stadium will be the host for the 2026 FIFA World Cup final, which was announced in February. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano)
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2026 FIFA World Cup: How New York/New Jersey Got the Final And What’s Next

Years of work boiled down to a Sunday afternoon in February. After months of delays, FIFA was finally releasing the match schedule for the 2026 World Cup in North America. The culmination of the TV show — “a tough watch” said more than one person interviewed for this story — was the reveal of where […]

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Kansas City Current to Host 2024 Women’s Cup at CPKC Stadium

The Women’s Cup will expand in 2024 to a second event in the United States this summer when the Kansas City Current host three other international club sides at the new CPKC Stadium from August 14–17. The four-team tournament will feature the hometown Kansas City Current, 2023 African Champion Mamelodi Sundowns, 2023 Copa de la […]

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Stateside Cup

The Stateside Cup to Feature West Ham, Wolves and Crystal Palace

Premier League clubs Crystal Palace, West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers will play a series of matches in Maryland and Florida as part of Elite Promotions Group’s Stateside Cup in late July and early August. The Cup will start with West Ham United and Wolverhampton, commonly known as Wolves, on July 27 at EverBank Stadium […]

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FIFA 2026 Miami

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo Named President and CEO of FIFA World Cup 2026 Miami Host Committee

Business executive Lisa Lutoff-Perlo has been announced as the president and chief executive officer of the FIFA World Cup 2026 Miami Host Committee with Janelle Prieto and Ray Martinez serving as the chief marketing officer and chief operating officer, respectively. A South Florida resident, Lutoff-Perlo is on the board of directors for AutoNation and serves […]

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United Soccer Coaches

United Soccer Coaches Tabs Joe Cummings as Interim CEO

United Soccer Coaches has announced the appointment of Joe Cummings as interim chief executive officer, following the resignation of Geoff VanDeusen. Cummings — a past president of the organization, United Soccer Coaches Honor Award recipient and chief executive officer emeritus — will assume his duties effective May 6. “Joe is the perfect person to serve […]

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NBC Sports Next Partners with Stronger Youth Brands

NBC Sports Next has announced a multi-year partnership with Pennsylvania-based Stronger Youth Brands, a youth sports and enrichment brand platform. SYB will utilize features offered by NBC Sports Next’s SportsEngine Motion technology platform. The initial phase of the partnership will focus on Soccer Shots, which currently enrolls more than 600,000 children, ages 2-8, throughout franchises […]

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