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MLS' Los Angeles FC signs Dutch goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer

Jan. 15, 2020 8:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dutch goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer has agreed to join Los Angeles FC. The MLS club announced the deal Wednesday to acquire the 34-year-old Vermeer, who has spent nearly all of his professional career in the domestic Eredivisie. LAFC used targeted allocation money to sign Vermeer, who spent...

Dortmund promotes American 17-year-old Reyna to first team

Jan. 15, 2020 11:50 AM EST

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund promoted American teenager Gio Reyna to its first team Wednesday. Dortmund signed the 17-year-old attacking midfielder from New York City FC in July. Since then he's scored eight goals in 16 games for Dortmund's under-19 team across all competitions. Reyna is...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo, Seattle Sounders players celebrate after beating the Toronto FC in the MLS Cup championship soccer match in Seattle. The Sounders victory was among Washington state's top news stories of 2019. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Defending champ Sounders open camp with plenty of questions

Jan. 14, 2020 7:24 PM EST

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Barely two months after celebrating their second MLS Cup title, the Seattle Sounders opened training camp Tuesday in a winter snowstorm. The thin layer of snow on the practice field was hardly the biggest obstacle facing Seattle after a challenging offseason. Players have departed and...

Dallas midfielder Brandon Servania added to US roster

Jan. 11, 2020 1:08 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Dallas midfielder Brandon Servania has been added to the United States' training camp roster ahead of a Feb. 1 exhibition against Costa Rica at Carson, California. Thirteen of the 26 players in camp have never appeared for the national team, and Servania is the seventh training with...

Clemson's Robbie Robinson the No. 1 pick in MLS SuperDraft

Jan. 9, 2020 5:50 PM EST

Forward Robbie Robinson out of Clemson was the first overall pick Thursday in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft by Inter Miami. Robinson, who won the MAC Hermann Trophy as the nation's top college player, had 18 goals and nine assists this season as a junior. He was also named the ACC Offensive Player of the...

Man City's women's coach to become NYC men's assistant

Jan. 9, 2020 1:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Cushing is moving to Major League Soccer as an assistant coach for New York City after six seasons as head coach of Manchester City's women's team. Both teams are owned by City Football Group. At Manchester City, Cushing won the 2016 Women's Super League and led the team to the...

MLS plans jersey reveals, other events to mark 25th season

Jan. 8, 2020 3:32 PM EST

Major League Soccer has unveiled its plans to celebrate its 25th season, including a jersey reveal ahead of New York Fashion Week. The 26-team league, including expansion teams in Miami and Nashville, kicks off its 2020 season on Feb. 29. In the run-up to the season, Adidas and the league will reveal new...

Anthony Hudson to coach US men's under-20 soccer team

Jan. 8, 2020 1:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Hudson was hired as coach of the U.S. men's under-20 soccer team on Wednesday to replace Tab Ramos, who quit in October to become coach of Major League Soccer's Houston Dynamo. The 38-year-old Hudson coached Bahrain's senior national team from 2013-14 and New Zealand from 2014-17. He...

Former Celtic manager Deila hired as New York City coach

Jan. 6, 2020 1:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Glasgow Celtic manager Ronny Deila was hired Monday as the fourth coach in six seasons for Major League Soccer's New York City team. Delia replaced Domènec Torrent, who left in November following the season-ending loss to Toronto in the Eastern Conference semifinals. A former...

Liverpool's Curtis Jones, right, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side's opening goal during the English FA Cup third round soccer match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Teenager Jones, veteran Rooney take center stage in FA Cup

Jan. 5, 2020 3:20 PM EST

Curtis Jones and Wayne Rooney, Liverpudlians at opposite ends of their soccer careers, played starring roles in the FA Cup on Sunday. Jones, a highly rated 18-year-old winger, scored a goal he may never better to earn Liverpool a 1-0 win over Everton in a Merseyside derby that had a familiar result at Anfield....