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Gio Reyna missed Dortmund exhibition because of thigh injury

Jul. 25, 2021 20:19 PM EDT

American winger Gio Reyna missed Borussia Dortmund's exhibition against Athletic Bilbao because of a thigh injury sustained during warmups. Dortmund said the injury was slight and the 18-year-old was replaced by Göktan Gürpüz in the starting lineup for the 2-0 loss...

Brazil police release Boca Juniors team after stadium brawl

Jul. 21, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Players of Argentina’s Boca Juniors spent the night in a bus outside a Brazilian police station before being allowed to leave Wednesday following a brawl with security after their Copa Libertadores penalty shootout loss to local Atletico Mineiro. ...

Messi moves closer to signing new contract with Barcelona

Jul. 16, 2021 06:29 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi and Barcelona are closer to signing a new deal that would keep the Argentina star at the Spanish club through the end of his playing career. A person with knowledge of the negotiations between club and player told The Associated...

Uruguayan forward Brian Rodríguez returns to LAFC after loan

Jul. 15, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Uruguayan forward Brian Rodríguez has returned to Los Angeles FC after a brief loan spell with UD Almería in Spain's second division. LAFC announced Rodríguez's official return Thursday. He had technically been back with LAFC for a month since the...

Israeli club calls off match with Barcelona over Jerusalem

Jul. 15, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The owner of Israel's Beitar Jerusalem soccer club said Thursday that he called off a friendly match with international powerhouse Barcelona over its refusal to hold the event in contested Jerusalem. Israel captured east Jerusalem in the 1967 war,...

Charlotte FC hires Ramírez to be expansion team's 1st coach

Jul. 07, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Miguel Ángel Ramírez of Spain has been hired as the first coach of Charlotte FC, a Major League Soccer expansion team set to begin play next year. The club announced the move on Wednesday, saying Ramírez's hiring is pending receipt of his work...

Messi's future up in the air as Barcelona contract ends

Jun. 30, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi’s contract with Barcelona is coming to an end Wednesday with no news from the player or the club about his future. The expectation is that the 34-year-old Messi, who is playing with Argentina at the Copa America, will stay at the Catalan...

American Konrad de la Fuente joins Olympique Marseille

Jun. 29, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

American forward Konrad de La Fuente has transferred to Olympique Marseille from Barcelona. The French team said Tuesday he agreed to a four-year contract. The 19-year-old played in two Champions League matches and one Copa del Rey game last season,...

Spain taking 6 players from Euro 2020 to Tokyo Olympics

Jun. 29, 2021 07:33 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Taking advantage of Spanish clubs' obligation to release players, Spain will take six members from its European Championship squad to the Tokyo Olympics. Olympic coach Luis de la Fuente announced a list of 22 players on Tuesday including Unai Simón, Eric...

Strikers search for goals, wing backs shine at Euro 2020

Jun. 24, 2021 06:21 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Kylian Mbappé scored the most goals in France last season, and Harry Kane did likewise in the Premier League. It’s not just the fact that neither Paris Saint-Germain nor Tottenham won their leagues that links them. Nor the fact that both strikers are...