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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...

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...

Ronaldo makes sensational return to Man United

Aug. 27, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

Cristiano Ronaldo is heading back to Manchester United, the team that turned him into a global superstar. In a fast-moving deal that stunned the world of soccer, Ronaldo secured a return to Old Trafford on Friday — a day after telling Juventus he no longer wanted to...

PSG rejects Madrid offer for Mbappé but is open to negotiate

Aug. 25, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid is pursuing a blockbuster deal for forward Kylian Mbappé, although Paris Saint-Germain is seemingly holding out for a better offer. PSG sporting director Leonardo on Wednesday said the French club has rejected an offer of about $188 million...

Weaver's late goal lifts Thorns over Lyon 1-0 in WICC final

Aug. 22, 2021 00:55 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Morgan Weaver came off the bench and scored in the 87th minute to give the Portland Thorns a 1-0 victory over Lyon in the Women's International Champions Cup final Saturday night. Barcelona beat the Houston Dash 3-2 in the third-place match...

Teenager Moultrie scores 1st pro goal, Thorns down Dash

Aug. 19, 2021 04:38 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Fifteen-year-old Olivia Moultrie scored her first professional goal on a free kick and the Portland Thorns went on to defeat the Houston Dash 3-1 on a penalty shootout after a 2-2 draw Wednesday night in the Women's International Champions Cup ...

Barcelona's president says club's debt now at $1.6 billion

Aug. 16, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Barcelona’s president presented a grim picture of the club’s financial situation on Monday, saying its debt had risen to 1.35 billion euros ($1.6 billion). Joan Laporta blamed the previous administration of Josep Bartomeu for the club’s...

Super League rebels back in European soccer's top club body

Aug. 16, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Nine of the teams who were part of the ill-fated launch of a breakaway Super League have been welcomed back into the decision-making organization overseeing the European club game. Six English clubs — Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City,...

PSG fans cheer on Messi before 4-2 win; Nice routs Lille 4-0

Aug. 14, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi stood and smiled, looking transfixed as Paris Saint-Germain fans chanted the soccer great's name — “Leo Messi, Leo Messi” — before Saturday's 4-2 home win against Strasbourg in the French league. PSG's latest signing joined four other...