Matt Raney stands in front of a group of children in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Africa in 2011. The Raney family began their nonprofit organization, Adventure Soccer, in 2003 in Snohomish County, and they expanded their work into Africa in 2010. (Photo courtesy of Matt Raney)

From trash to treasure: Matt Raney’s soccer journey

Raney, a member of the storied local soccer family, is using his sport to help vulnerable kids.


England's John Stones vies for the ball with Christian Pulisic of the United States, right, during the World Cup group B soccer match between England and The United States, at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor , Qatar, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

U.S. plays England to draw at World Cup

The Americans need a win Tuesday against Iran to advance to the knockout round.


Tim Weah of the United States scores during the World Cup, group B soccer match between the United States and Wales, at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

US settles for draw with Wales in World Cup opener

Tim Weah put the Americans up 1-0 in the first half, but Wales’ Gareth Bale converted a penalty kick in the second half.