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Ibrahimovic has trick, leads LA Galaxy to 3-2 win over LAFC

Jul. 20, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his second hat trick in Major League Soccer and the LA Galaxy beat rival Los Angeles FC 3-2 on Friday night in their first meeting of the season. Ibrahimovic — who is second in the league with 16 goals — scored in the eighth, 56th and 70th...

Pulisic makes 1st appearance for Chelsea, in exhibition

Jul. 19, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

Christian Pulisic made his first appearance for Chelsea, entering in the 65th minute of a 1-0 exhibition loss to Kawasaki Frontale in Yokohama, Japan, on Friday. The 20-year-old American midfielder was acquired by Chelsea in January from Borussia Dortmund for a 64 million euro (then $73 million) transfer fee,...

MLS stadium lawsuit headed back to trial court

Jul. 19, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's Major League Soccer stadium has hit a snag under the latest development in the legal battle surrounding the project. A Tennessee appeals court on Thursday sent the case back to a trial court to review possible violations of Nashville's Metro charter. Judge J. Steven...

FIFA-backed students sent out to help run world sports

Jul. 19, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

NEUCHATEL, Switzerland (AP) — It's the Swiss finishing school that has prepared hundreds of post-graduate students to lead, manage and litigate world sports. Graduates have later headed campaigns to host soccer's World Cup, run Olympic sports federations, and prosecuted landmark cases in international...

Ebobisse scores in 83rd, Timbers tie Orlando City 1-1

Jul. 19, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Timbers had plenty of opportunities to score on Thursday night. They just had a tough time taking advantage of the chances. Jeremy Ebobisse scored on a header in the 83rd minute soon after subbing in to give the Timbers a 1-1 tie with Orlando City on a night both teams...

Rodríguez scores 2 goals, Rooney gets 11th, United wins

Jul. 18, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Lucas Rodríguez had two goals, Wayne Rooney scored his 11th of the season and D.C. United beat expansion FC Cincinnati 4-1 on Thursday night. D.C. United (9-5-8) has lost just once in the last eight games to move within one point of first-place Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference....

Police: Man on electric scooter hit, killed by Atlanta bus

Jul. 18, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Police say a transit bus in Atlanta has hit and killed a man who was riding an electric scooter home from an Atlanta United soccer game. Atlanta police tell news outlets that 37-year-old William Alexander was hit by a CobbLink bus late Wednesday and died before he could be pulled out from...

South Korea faces potential WCup qualifier in North Korea

Jul. 18, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and North Korea will meet on the qualifying path to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar but it's unclear whether a rare match between them in Pyongyang will materialize considering their political tension. With the Koreas, there's never a separation between sports and...

Altidore, Pozuelo, Morgan score, Toronto TC beats New York

Jul. 17, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Jozy Altidore, Alejandro Pozuelo and Ashtone Morgan scored to help Toronto FC beat the New York Red Bulls 3-1 on Wednesday night. Altidore opened the scoring in the sixth minute, back-heeling Tsubasa Endoh's cross low off the goalpost. He has seven goals in 11 games this season. Pozuelo made...

Romario Williams scores in 90th, Crew tie Fire 2-2

Jul. 17, 2019 10:13 PM EDT

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Romario Williams scored on a header in the 90th minute, shortly after entering as a second-half substitute, and the Columbus Crew tied the Chicago Fire 2-2 on Wednesday night. Columbus (5-14-3) snapped a five-game losing streak, but has just one win in its last 16 matches. Chicago...