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In 1 game, Bale shows he can still contribute at Real Madrid

Aug. 19, 2019 4:49 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Just like that, Gareth Bale is part of the solution for Real Madrid again. After only one game back as a starter, the player who wasn't wanted by coach Zinedine Zidane a few weeks ago showed he can still contribute to the team. Zidane started Bale in the team's Spanish league opener on...

Martinez scores again as Atlanta beats Portland 2-0

Aug. 19, 2019 1:30 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Josef Martinez extended his MLS-record scoring streak to 11 games, helping Atlanta United beat the Portland Timbers 2-0 on Sunday night. Atlanta (14-9-3) has won three straight and five of its last six games. United moved atop the Eastern Conference standings, even on points with...

4 dead as rival fans fight before Honduran soccer game

Aug. 18, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A fourth victim has died from injuries sustained during a fight between fans of the rival Honduran soccer teams Motagua and Olimpia, a hospital spokeswoman said Sunday. The violence began when fans of the Olimpia team threw stones and other objects Saturday evening at a bus...

Silent start in Bundesliga for Union Berlin ends in 4-0 loss

Aug. 18, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Life in the Bundesliga began in silence for Union Berlin with a 15-minute protest by the club's fans against opponents Leipzig. A minute after Union fans finally unleashed their support on Sunday, it was the visiting supporters making all the noise after Leipzig scored the opening goal in a...

Lampard's Chelsea homecoming ruined as Leicester earns draw

Aug. 18, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

Frank Lampard climbed the steps in the tunnel and emerged to rapturous applause from Chelsea fans, a flame display and a giant banner at one end of Stamford Bridge that read "Welcome Home Super Frank." "The stuff of dreams," Lampard described his homecoming on Sunday. He couldn't mark it with a victory, though....

Yordy Reyna scores in Whitecaps' 1-0 victory over DC United

Aug. 18, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Yordy Reyna scored in the 18th minute in the Vancouver Whitecaps' 1-0 victory over D.C. United on Saturday night. Maxime Crepeau made two saves for his fifth shutout of the season. The Whitecaps (6-12-9) won for the first time at home since beating FC Dallas 2-1 on May...

Ibrahimovic scores twice, 10-man Galaxy ties Sounders 2-2

Aug. 18, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored in each half and the LA Galaxy tied the Seattle Sounders 2-2 on Saturday night despite playing nearly the entire match down a man. The Galaxy's Daniel Steres was sent off in the sixth minute for the denial of obvious goal opportunity. Ibrahimovic tied it at 1...

Manotas powers Dynamo rally for 2-2 draw with Rapids

Aug. 17, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Mauro Manotas scored two second-half goals and Houston salvaged a 2-2 draw with the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night in Davy Arnaud's coaching debut for the Dynamo. Manotas got behind the Colorado defense to finish Adam Lundkvist's through ball, pulling the Dynamo (9-13-4) within one in the...

Smith scores first MLS goal, Sporting KC beats Earthquakes

Aug. 17, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Graham Smith scored his first MLS goal, Benny Feilhaber also connected and Sporting Kansas City beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Saturday night. Smith tapped in a rebound from point-blank range to make it 2-1 in the 76th minute. Johnny Russell's free kick from just outside the...

Danladi scores in 92nd minute, Minnesota ties Orlando 1-1

Aug. 17, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Abu Danladi smashed home a close-range putback in second-half stoppage time and Minnesota United salvaged a 1-1 draw with Orlando City on Saturday night. Ike Opara header-flicked Romain Métanire's long throw-in and it bounced off a pair of Orlando defenders before falling to...