Latest La Liga News

Club León rallies to top Sounders 3-2 in Leagues Cup final

Sep. 23, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ángel Mena scored twice in the second half, including a penalty kick in the 81st minute, and Club León rallied for a 3-2 win over the Seattle Sounders in the Leagues Cup final on Wednesday night. The eight-team, single-elimination competition between...

MLS, Liga MX announce expanded Leagues Cup tournament

Sep. 21, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

Major League Soccer and Liga MX will pause play for a month each summer beginning in 2023 for an expanded Leagues Cup tournament. The tournament will include all the teams from the two leagues and decide three berths for the CONCACAF Champions League, including a spot in...

Messi looks angry at being replaced; Icardi gets late winner

Sep. 19, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi hit the crossbar with a curling free kick and looked angry at being taken off in the 75th minute in his home debut Sunday for Paris Saint-Germain. Substitute Mauro Icardi scored deep into stoppage time as PSG scraped a 2-1 win over Lyon in the...

American Hoppe debuts with Mallorca in draw with Villarreal

Sep. 19, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — American forward Matthew Hoppe came off the bench in the second half to make his debut with Mallorca in a 0-0 draw against Villarreal in the Spanish league on Sunday, missing out on the potential winner after his late goal was called off for offside. Hoppe...

New stars, old problems for Man United in Champions League

Sep. 15, 2021 05:07 AM EDT

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — With Cristiano Ronaldo back at Manchester United, missing out on the Champions League knockout rounds for a third straight season is unthinkable. Yet the same kind of problems carried over from last season’s failed campaign to the one that...

McKennie sent back to Italy after violating US team rules

Sep. 06, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Midfielder Weston McKennie is being sent back to Italy and will miss his second straight World Cup qualifier after breaking U.S. team COVID-19 protocols. U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter made the announcement Monday, a day after the U.S. and Canada...

Column: Mbappe's non-transfer shows where soccer power lies

Sep. 01, 2021 02:32 AM EDT

The deal that didn’t happen best defines the landscape of European football after a summer transfer window that saw unexpected moves by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Kylian Mbappé will remain with Paris Saint-Germain this season, and the star French forward...

American Matthew Hoppe transfers to Mallorca from Schalke

Aug. 31, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

Emerging American forward Matthew Hoppe is leaving relegated Schalke for Mallorca. The German club, demoted to the second tier at the end of last season, said Tuesday it had agreed to a permanent transfer of the 20-year-old. Hoppe, who is from Yorba...

Messi era begins as PSG beats Reims; Mbappe scores 2

Aug. 29, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

The Lionel Messi era has begun at Paris Saint-Germain, without a goal for the Argentine superstar but plenty of adulation and fanfare. Messi made his debut for PSG on Sunday after coming off the bench midway through the second half in a 2-0 win at Reims in the French...

Greenwood's goals well timed before Ronaldo's United return

Aug. 29, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Mason Greenwood is making sure Manchester United doesn't neglect his scoring abilities when Cristiano Ronaldo returns. The 19-year-old striker — who is almost half Ronaldo's age — has now scored in all three matches for United at the start of the...