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Female referee at men's World Cup wants the game to shine

Jun. 27, 2022 20:58 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese referee Yoshimi Yamashita agrees with Pelé or whoever it was decades ago that first described soccer as the “beautiful game.” Yamashita is one of three women picked by FIFA to be referees at the men's World Cup in Qatar, which opens on Nov. 21. It's the...

Fans push soccer club to cancel Qatar game over human rights

Jun. 27, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

WATFORD, England (AP) — Fan groups said they persuaded English soccer club Watford on Monday to cancel a planned preseason game against Qatar over human rights issues. The supporter groups Proud Hornets, representing LGBT fans, and Women of Watford published a joint statement...

Atlanta loses Brooks Lennon 6-8 weeks with knee injury

Jun. 27, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Injury-plagued Atlanta United has lost another player, announcing Monday that defender Brooks Lennon will miss six to eight weeks after a freak incident. Lennon injured his left knee before a 2-1 loss at Toronto on Saturday. During pregame warmups, he slipped on a...

Petrovic has 6 saves in Revs' scoreless draw with Whitecaps

Jun. 26, 2022 22:24 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Djordje Petrovic made six saves for the New England Revolution in a scoreless draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday. The Revolution (6-5-6) ran their unbeaten streak to nine games at 4-0-5. Cody Cropper made two saves for...

Burke gives first-place Union 2-1 victory over NYCFC

Jun. 26, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Cory Burke’s goal lifted the Philadelphia Union to a 2-1 victory over New York City FC on Sunday. Burke’s game-winner came in the eighth minute of second-half stoppage time to put the Union (7-1-8) ahead 2-1. Jose Martinez had an assist on the goal. ...

LAFC hopeful Bale can join club within a couple weeks

Jun. 26, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Thorrington confirmed Sunday that Gareth Bale is joining Los Angeles FC. The timing of when that will happen remains a bit unsettled. Thorrington, LAFC's co-president and general manager, said after Sunday's match against the New York Red Bulls he is hopeful...

Arango, Palacios score in LAFC's 2-0 victory over Red Bulls

Jun. 26, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cristian Arango and Diego Palacios scored three minutes apart in the second half as Los Angeles FC pulled away for a 2-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Sunday. MLS-leading LAFC improved to 10-3-3 with its fourth shutout of the season and capped a...

Peacock to stream Royals-Tigers game without announcers

Jun. 26, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

NBC Sports executive producer Sam Flood realizes that game telecasts without announcers have been attempted a couple times, mostly without success. He is hoping the July 3 game between the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers on Peacock will reverse that trend. Peacock will not have...

Lovitz, Mukhtar lead Nashville to 3-1 win, DC winless in 6

Jun. 26, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defender Daniel Lovitz scored early, Hany Mukhtar followed with his third brace of the season and Nashville rolled to a 3-1 victory on Saturday that extended D.C. United's league winless streak to six games. Lovitz pounced on a deflection in the sixth minute,...

Blanco makes PK when Rapids keeper debuts, Timbers win 3-0

Jun. 26, 2022 10:05 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Sebastián Blanco converted a tiebreaking penalty kick in first-half stoppage time just after 19-year-old goalkeeper Abraham Rodriguez made his Major League Soccer debut in place of injured William Yarbrough, and the Portland Timbers beat the Colorado Rapids 3-0 on Saturday...