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NYCFC outlasts Union 2-1 to reach 1st MLS Cup final

Dec. 05, 2021 19:06 PM EST

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Sean Johnson high-stepped his way up the stairs at the back of a makeshift stage as his New York City FC teammates parted to let the standout goalie slide through the gap. He crouched and then burst straight up with the MLS Eastern Conference...

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...

Ovechkin beats Tarasov for 750th goal, Capitals top Columbus

Dec. 04, 2021 22:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin found a new goaltender to score on for another milestone goal, though this time the name rang a bell. Ovechkin beat Daniil Tarasov for his 20th goal of the season and 750th of his NHL career to help the Washington Capitals beat the...

Timbers down RSL 2-0 for conference title, MLS final berth

Dec. 04, 2021 22:17 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Felipe Mora and Santiago Moreno scored and the Portland Timbers advanced to the MLS Cup final with a 2-0 victory over Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference final on Saturday. Fourth-seeded Portland will host the winner of Sunday's Eastern...

Union without 11 players for MLS East final against NYCFC

Dec. 04, 2021 20:48 PM EST

The Philadelphia Union will be without 11 players on Sunday when the team plays NYCFC in the MLS Eastern Conference finals because of COVID-19 health and safety protocols. The players out for the game included captain Alejandro Bedoya and goalkeeper Andre Blake, as well...

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...

Luchi Gonzalez hired as US assistant, switching with Estévez

Dec. 04, 2021 14:52 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Luchi Gonzalez was hired Saturday as Gregg Berhalter's assistant coach with the U.S. men's national soccer team, switching places with Nico Estévez. Gonzalez, 41, became coach of Major League Soccer's Dallas team on Dec. 16, 2018, and was fired this past...

BYU advances to NCAA final after shootout with Santa Clara

Dec. 04, 2021 01:32 AM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Ellie Glenn's attempt for defending champion Santa Clara hit the post and BYU advanced to the Women's College Cup final 3-2 in a shootout after a scoreless draw on Friday night. BYU will make its first appearance in the NCAA championship...

Florida State beats Rutgers 1-0, heads to NCAA women's final

Dec. 04, 2021 00:41 AM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jaelin Howell scored in the 71st minute and Florida State advanced to the Women's College Cup championship game with a 1-0 victory over Rutgers on Friday night. The Seminoles will face BYU on Monday for the NCAA title. The Cougars got past...