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Cavallo comes out in a big statement before A-League season

Oct. 27, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

Josh Cavallo recorded the statement that he'd been too concerned to talk about publicly for a very long time. “There's something personal that I need to share with everyone: I'm a footballer, and I am gay,” Cavallo said in a video published Wednesday by Adelaide...

Vaccine uptake over 90% for soccer players, staff in Germany

Oct. 26, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German soccer league (DFL) says more than 90% of players, coaches and staff from the 36 clubs in the Bundesliga and second division have received vaccines against the coronavirus. The DFL said Tuesday that the figure is based on voluntary information...

After decorated career, Lloyd will savor final game with US

Oct. 25, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

Reality is starting to set in for Carli Lloyd, who plays her last game for the United States on Tuesday night. Lloyd, who memorably scored three goals in the opening 16 minutes of the U.S. victory in the 2015 Women's World Cup final, is retiring from soccer after a...

Man found shot to death identified as former soccer player

Oct. 25, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A man found shot to death in a Manchester park has been identified as a former high school soccer star. Investigators said Monday that Thamba Mbungu, 20, was found dead of a gunshot wound to the back Sunday in Derryfield Park, and his death was...

American businessman looking to rescue English team Derby

Oct. 25, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

DERBY, England (AP) — An American businessman is looking to rescue English second-tier club Derby from bankruptcy protection. Chris Kirchner, the founder of global logistics technology provider Slync.io, has written to inform supporters of his desire to buy Derby out of...

Column: Solskjaer, Koeman strain bonds of fans' affection

Oct. 25, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was utterly devastated, at his lowest ebb at Manchester United. Humiliated by a 5-0 loss to Liverpool, the manager still had to reach his car to leave Old Trafford. After hearing his team booed off the field two hours...

Buksa scores 2 late goals, Revolution tie Orlando City 2-2

Oct. 24, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Adam Buksa scored two goals in the closing minutes and the New England Revolution rallied to tie Orlando City 2-2 on a rain-soaked Sunday night. Buksa darted behind the defense as Gustavo Bou lofted a perfectly placed entry for the one-touch finish...

Duissi scores before halftime, helps Austin beat Dynamo 2-1

Oct. 24, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sebastián Driussi scored in first-half injury time and expansion Austin FC beat the Houston Dynamo 2-1 on Sunday. Alexander Ring, on a counter-attack, turned around to avoid a pair of defenders and tapped a roller to Driussi for a side-footed...

Man United humiliated: Salah hat trick in 5-0 Liverpool rout

Oct. 24, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — There was a pick of moments that confirmed Manchester United’s humiliation against Liverpool. Maybe it came with Mohamed Salah completing his hat trick by the 50th minute. Or in the celebrations as Liverpool defender Andy Robertson was heard...

Kikanovic, Earthquakes tie 1-1 with Whitecaps

Oct. 24, 2021 01:51 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Benjamin Kikanovic scored for the second consecutive game and the San Jose Earthquakes tied 1-1 with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night. Cristian Espinoza played a long arcing clearance that, after a couple tie-ups left a player from each...