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Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Bournemouth at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Saturday, March 7, 2020. Liverpool won 2-1. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

No handshakes in EPL but Klopp fist-pumping again after win

Mar. 7, 2020 6:22 PM EST

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — No handshakes were allowed but Anfield saw plenty of fist pumps from Jürgen Klopp. The trademark celebration was back, and repeatedly, with added gusto. Such exuberance might seem surprising for the manager of a Liverpool side now 25 points in front at the top of the Premier...

Vancouver Whitecaps' Jasser Khmiri (20) stretches for a tackle against Sporting Kansas City's Alan Pulido (9) during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Rebuilt Sporting Kansas City off to hot start to MLS season

Mar. 6, 2020 2:25 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — When Sporting Kansas City missed the Major League Soccer playoffs for the first time in a decade last season, it left manager Peter Vermes with a little extra time on his hands. He didn't spend it mindlessly twiddling his thumbs. Instead, the uber-competitive Vermes began an...

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah leaves the field at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Liverpool at Vicarage Road stadium, in Watford, England, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. The match finished 3-0. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Invincible no more: Liverpool loses for 1st time in EPL

Feb. 29, 2020 4:49 PM EST

Arsenal's class of 2003-04 can breathe easy: Liverpool will not be joining them as Premier League “Invincibles.” “Phew...” was the immediate reaction from Arsenal's Twitter account after Liverpool collapsed to its first league loss of the season on Saturday, a 3-0 defeat at Watford - a...

Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei, second from right, grabs the ball next to Sacramento Republic FC defender Dekel Keinan during the first half of a soccer scrimmage Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

MLS Western Conference Preview Capsules

Feb. 27, 2020 6:04 PM EST

COLORADO RAPIDS Coach: Robin Fraser 2019 Record: 12-16-6, ninth in the West. Did not make the playoffs. Key Players: Midfielder Younes Namli, forward Kei Kamara, midfielder Kellyn Acosta. Lowdown: Although he's 35, veteran Kei Kamara is a reliable scorer with 14 goals in each of the past two seasons. He's...

Liverpool's Sadio Mane, left, and Liverpool's Jordan Henderson celebrate at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road Stadium in Norwich, England, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Unbeaten Liverpool 25 points clear after winning at Norwich

Feb. 15, 2020 3:01 PM EST

NORWICH, England (AP) — Winning five of the remaining 12 games will guarantee Liverpool the end of its 30-year title drought. Sadio Mane produced the sole moment of quality as Liverpool fended off Storm Dennis and Norwich for a 1-0 win that sent the visitors 25 points clear at the top of the Premier...

Waves crash into the wall at Newhaven south east England, as Storm Ciara, named by the Met Office national weather agency, hits the UK, Sunday Feb. 9, 2020. Trains, flights and ferries have been cancelled and weather warnings issued across the United Kingdom as a storm with hurricane-force winds up to 80 mph (129 kph) batters the region. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)

Premier League game, other soccer in Europe off due to storm

Feb. 9, 2020 11:35 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Manchester City's Premier League game against West Ham on Sunday was called off due to a storm battering northern Europe , as were matches in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. The announcement was made five hours before the scheduled kickoff in the northern English city of Manchester,...

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring his sides third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Saturday, February 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

With a 22-point lead, Liverpool setting new standards in EPL

Feb. 1, 2020 2:44 PM EST

Liverpool is setting standards that have never been seen in English soccer. With a 4-0 win over Southampton on Saturday, Liverpool moved a scarcely believable 22 points clear in the Premier League -- the biggest advantage any leader has had at the end of a day in English top-flight history. Winning the league,...