Latest Premier League News

Vardy's Rochester team joins MLS Next Pro, launching in 2022

Dec. 06, 2021 18:31 PM EST

When Jamie Vardy was cut by his local youth team at 16, the rejection certainly stung. But it didn't deter him. Vardy went on to play for a semipro team while working to make ends meet — persistence that eventually paid off for the Leicester City striker. Vardy is...

New-manager bounce in full flow at Man United, Spurs, Villa

Dec. 05, 2021 13:53 PM EST

A 90-minute performance of off-the-ball intensity by Cristiano Ronaldo. A rare clean sheet. And something even more unlikely — a goal by Fred, off his weaker right foot. Ralf Rangnick is already working his magic at Manchester United. The...

Leipzig reacts after 3 league losses: Marsch no longer coach

Dec. 05, 2021 05:56 AM EST

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — American Jesse Marsch is no longer coach of Bundesliga team Leipzig. The club said Sunday that the two had “mutually agreed to end the cooperation. That is the result of an in-depth analysis and intensive discussions” after Friday’s 2-1...

Man City goes top of EPL after Chelsea loses at West Ham

Dec. 04, 2021 15:22 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Defending champion Manchester City is on top of the English Premier League for the first time this season. And if Pep Guardiola's team keeps playing like this, it could be difficult to knock City off its perch — even in a tight title race that saw three...

Sports bettors dream: 86 able to bet on game after it ended

Nov. 30, 2021 18:42 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — It was every sports bettor's dream: Being able to bet on a game after it had already ended. But the 86 New Jersey gamblers who thought they were beating the system had their bets on a British soccer game voided, and the two betting companies...

Sam Mewis traded to Kansas City from North Carolina

Nov. 30, 2021 16:54 PM EST

The Kansas City Current have acquired midfielder Sam Mewis from the North Carolina Courage in exchange for defender Kiki Pickett and a first-round pick in the upcoming National Women's Soccer League draft. North Carolina also received the discovery rights to Malia...

Matildas score late to share spoils with US women

Nov. 30, 2021 07:08 AM EST

NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — A late goal by Kyah Simon earned Australia a fortunate 1-1 draw against the world champion United States and denied the American women a second win in the two-game series on Tuesday. The U.S. scored early again through Ashley Hatch and...

Rangnick, German soccer's 'Professor,' hired by Man United

Nov. 29, 2021 10:43 AM EST

As the pioneer of a high-intensity pressing game adopted widely across Germany, Ralf Rangnick was an inspiration for coaches like Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel who have gone on to be successful at two of England’s biggest soccer teams. At the age of 63, Rangnick is...

Manchester United hires German coach Ralf Rangnick as manager until end of season

Nov. 29, 2021 06:36 AM EST
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United hires German coach Ralf Rangnick as manager until end of season.

Ready for Rangnick: Sancho helps Man United draw at Chelsea

Nov. 28, 2021 14:42 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The cautious game plan, with Cristiano Ronaldo dropped to the bench, worked for Manchester United. Hitting Chelsea on the counterattack, with Jadon Sancho scoring his first Premier League goal, and grabbing a point is the type of damage limitation-mode...