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Sporting KC signs 2 teens among 3 homegrown players

Jan. 20, 2021 4:43 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Sporting Kansas City signed homegrown players Grayson Barber, Ozzie Cisneros and Brooks Thompson on Wednesday as the Major League Soccer club continues to get younger by developing players from within its system. The 20-year-old Barber played for Sporting KC's academy from 2015-17...

Sean Johnson, Jordan Morris leave US training camp

Jan. 20, 2021 3:57 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Goalkeeper Sean Johnson left U.S. national team training camp because of a knee strain the staff described as minor and will miss a Jan. 31 exhibition against Trinidad and Tobago at Orlando, Florida. Matt Turner is the only senior goalkeeper training with the team. Three players are with the...

US men to play Trinidad and Tobago on Jan. 31 in Orlando

Jan. 19, 2021 7:58 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men's soccer team will open its 2021 schedule with an exhibition against Trinidad and Tobago on Jan. 31 at Orlando, Florida. A roster missing all Europe-based regulars has been working out in preparation for the match, which is not on a FIFA international match date. Fans will be...

McDonough returns to Atlanta United's front office

Jan. 19, 2021 7:44 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Paul McDonough has returned to Atlanta United as vice president of soccer operations. The MLS team announced the rehiring of McDonough on Tuesday after he spent two years as Inter Miami's sporting director. McDonough returns to the role he held in Atlanta from 2016-18, becoming a key player...

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho wearing a protective face mask during the warm up before the English Premier League soccer match between Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur at the Bramall Lane stadium in Sheffield, England, Sunday, Jan.17, 2021. (Stu Forster/Pool via AP)

The Latest: ACC postpones two women's basketball games

Jan. 19, 2021 6:08 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Atlantic Coast Conference says this week’s women’s basketball games with No. 2 North Carolina State visiting Florida State and Clemson visiting Boston College have been postponed. The league announced the...

Leicester's Wilfred Ndidi, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Chelsea at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (Michael Regan/Pool via AP)

Leicester piles more misery on Chelsea to go top of EPL

Jan. 19, 2021 5:24 PM EST

Five years after achieving the unthinkable, Leicester is back atop the Premier League and making another improbable run at the title. For big-spending Chelsea and its under-pressure manager, Frank Lampard, any ambitions of winning the league already appear to be dashed. Leicester beat Chelsea 2-0 on Tuesday to...

File-This March 8, 2020, file photo shows the United States forward Carli Lloyd (10) during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Spain in Harrison, N.J. Far from deterred by a lengthy layoff after getting her left knee scoped, Lloyd is back with a steadfast resolve as the U.S. national team pushes toward the Tokyo Olympics.  (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

Lloyd rebounds from knee injury to play a full 90 for US

Jan. 19, 2021 4:36 PM EST

Far from deterred by a lengthy layoff after getting her left knee scoped, Carli Lloyd is back with a steadfast resolve as the United States pushes toward the Tokyo Olympics. Lloyd's recovery work was on display Monday night in Florida when she played the full 90 minutes in the team's 4-0 victory over Colombia. ...

Barcelona's Lionel Messi during the Spanish Supercopa final soccer match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao at La Cartuja stadium in Seville, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)

Lionel Messi suspended 2 matches for hitting opponent

Jan. 19, 2021 2:12 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi avoided a tougher sanction and was suspended for only two matches on Tuesday after hitting an opponent in an incident away from the ball in the Spanish Super Cup final. The Barcelona forward was facing a suspension of up to 12 matches for swinging his arm at an Athletic Bilbao...

United States midfielder Samantha Mewis (3) scores a goal on a penalty kick during the second half of an international friendly soccer match against Colombia, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Mewis' hat trick leads US women past Colombia 4-0

Jan. 18, 2021 10:54 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Having collected her first career hat trick, the celebration continued for Samantha Mewis as she cheered on her big sister Kristie. Samantha Mewis scored three goals and Kristie added another to give the United States a 4-0 exhibition victory over short-handed Colombia on Monday. ...

Four Colombia players ruled out of match against the US

Jan. 18, 2021 5:08 PM EST

Four Colombians have ruled out of Monday's match against the U.S. women's soccer team because of coronavirus protocols. The U.S. Soccer Federation said a Colombia team staff member tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Florida and after contract tracing three players were isolated. The three players...