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Ex-Barcelona prospect Riqui Puig makes move to LA Galaxy

Aug. 04, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Former Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig has agreed to a 3 1/2-year contract with the LA Galaxy. Both teams announced the free transfer Thursday for the 22-year-old Puig, a highly touted Spanish prospect who never solidified his place at the famed Catalan club....

EPL sets high bar in European soccer, finances and glamor

Aug. 04, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The world’s richest soccer league starts a new season in England on Friday as the rest of Europe looks for ways to catch up. Off the field, the English Premier League is a commercial juggernaut with broadcasting deals worldwide fueling player transfers and wages...

Galaxy top Chivas 2-0, América beats LAFC at SoFi Stadium

Aug. 04, 2022 02:24 AM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Dejan Joveljic and Jonathan Pérez scored, and the Los Angeles Galaxy defeated Chivas de Guadalajara 2-0 in a friendly on Wednesday night. It was the first soccer match played at SoFi Stadium, which will host World Cup matches in 2026, and served as a...

EA Sports to become title sponsor of Spanish league in 2023

Aug. 02, 2022 10:05 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — EA Sports will become the title sponsor of the Spanish league beginning in 2023-24. The league said on Tuesday the videogaming company will replace Spain-based bank Santander, which is entering its final season as the main sponsor of the second-richest European...

Chiellini, Bale get LAFC home debuts in 2-1 win over Seattle

Jul. 30, 2022 02:35 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kwadwo Opoku and Carlos Vela scored in the first half, and Los Angeles FC beat the Seattle Sounders 2-1 Friday night in the home debuts of European superstars Giorgio Chiellini and Gareth Bale. Major League Soccer-leading LAFC (15-4-3) earned its season-best...

Spain: Prosecutors to seek 8-year prison term for Shakira

Jul. 29, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Prosecutors in Spain said Friday they would ask a court to sentence Colombian pop star Shakira to eight years and two months in prison, if she is convicted in her expected trial for alleged tax fraud. Shakira, whose full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, is...

Luis Suárez looks to return to his soccer roots in Uruguay

Jul. 26, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Luis Suárez says he wants to return to his soccer roots in Uruguay. The 35-year-old striker announced Tuesday that he is looking to rejoin Nacional de Montevideo, the club where he began a glittering career in 2005. In a video posted on...

Alves passes medical tests and signs with Mexico's Pumas

Jul. 23, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — When Dani Alves left Barcelona a few months ago, several teams were deemed possibilites for the next stop in his illustrious soccer career. One of the least likely seemed to be Pumas of the Mexican League, yet that is what the Brazilian star chose. Alves, who...

Barcelona sells 2nd package of Spanish league TV rights

Jul. 22, 2022 06:16 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona has sold a second package of its television rights to an American investment firm for an undisclosed amount as the Spanish club claws its way out of debt. Barcelona said Friday it had agreed to sell an additional 15% of income from TV rights from...

Lewandowski says he's ready to make history with Barcelona

Jul. 20, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Robert Lewandowski was officially introduced by Barcelona on Wednesday, saying he is ready to make history with the Spanish club. Barcelona last weekend reached a deal to sign the Poland striker from Bayern Munich in a transfer worth nearly 50 million euros ($50.8...