• Associated Press

    Atlanta, other U.S. cities make pitch for 2026 World Cup

    After being slowed by the pandemic, the race among 17 U.S. cities to land a coveted spot hosting the 2026 World Cup is back on. Two FIFA inspectors were in Atlanta Friday to get a look at 72,000-seat Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of a record-setting Major League Soccer team and centerpiece of the city's bid. FIFA vice president Victor Montagliani, who also leads regional governing body CONCACAF, joked that Atlanta is now “a football city, as in the real football that is played globally.”

  • AFP

    Teenager Pepi leads fightback as US off mark with Honduras win

    Teenage striker Ricardo Pepi inspired a second-half fightback as the United States came from behind to defeat Honduras 4-1 in a hard-fought CONCACAF World Cup qualifier on Wednesday.

  • NBC Sports

    Teenage dream: Pepi leads USMNT comeback in Honduras

    The USMNT finds itself on five points through three CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, 45 minutes after appearing destined for a very dark debate until October.