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Sacramento joining MLS, will begin play in 2022

Oct. 21, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

Major League Soccer has awarded its 29th franchise to Sacramento. MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced the league's newest team Monday, joined by Mayor Darrell Steinberg and California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Sacramento Republic FC is set to begin play in 2022. The team's ownership group includes lead investor Ron...

Study raises fresh dementia concerns from playing pro soccer

Oct. 21, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A study of former professional soccer players in Scotland finds that they were less likely to die of common causes such as heart disease and cancer compared with the general population but more likely to die from dementia. The results raise fresh concerns about head-related risks from playing...

Galaxy beat Minnesota United 2-1, move on to face LAFC

Oct. 21, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The latest edition of "El Trafico" will take place in the MLS playoffs, with the pair of powerhouse Los Angeles teams set to stage their biggest matchup yet. Sebastian Lletget and Jonathan dos Santos scored four minutes apart midway through the second half, leading the Los Angeles...

Picault, Fabián help Union beat Red Bulls 4-3 in extra time

Oct. 20, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Fabrice-Jean Picault scored and assisted on Marco Fabián's goal in extra time to help the Philadelphia Union beat New York 4-3 on Sunday and eliminate the Red Bulls from the playoffs. Fabián came on in the 103rd minute and scored in the 105th when his shot from the left side...

Hearts, Bristol City start racism investigations

Oct. 20, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British soccer clubs Hearts and Bristol City have started investigations following allegations of racist abuse involving their fans during games over the weekend.  In the Scottish capital Edinburgh, Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos was alleged to have been targeted after scoring a...

AP Sources: China in line to host 2021 Club World Cup

Oct. 20, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

China is in line to be chosen by FIFA as host of the first edition of the expanded 24-team Club World Cup in 2021. FIFA's decision-making body will meet in Shanghai on Thursday to select the venue of its revamped tournament for clubs that is due to be staged every four years, replacing the little-regarded current...

Racist chants aimed at Sampdoria midfielder Vieira

Oct. 20, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Sampdoria midfielder Ronaldo Vieira was subjected to racist chants by Roma fans during a Serie A soccer match on Sunday — the latest incident involving offensive behavior inside Italian stadiums this season. Referee Fabio Maresca heard the chants near the end of the first half of the...

Liverpool drops first points in 1-1 draw at Man United

Oct. 20, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Dropping points doesn't seem so frustrating this time for Manchester United. Even against Liverpool. While holding on to inflict Liverpool's first loss of the season was beyond this patched-up United squad, a 1-1 draw still ended the Premier League leader's perfect start on...

Jordan Morris has hat trick, Sounders outlast Dallas FC 4-3

Oct. 20, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Jordan Morris was coming close to watching extra time from the sideline. Instead, he watched his last shot of the day go into the net to win the game. Morris scored in the 113th minute to complete a hat trick in the Settle Sounders' 4-3 victory over FC Dallas on Saturday in the first round...

Savarino scores in 87th, Real Salt Lake beats Timbers 2-1

Oct. 20, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Jefferson Savarino scored in the 87th minute and Real Salt Lake beat the Portland Timbers 2-1 in the first round of the MLS playoffs Saturday night. Real Salt Lake advanced to play at the Seattle Sounders in the conference semifinals Wednesday night. Joao Plata's cross along the top of...