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Sporting KC hires Feilhaber as part of technical staff

Jan. 26, 2021 12:23 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Sporting Kansas City has hired longtime midfielder and former U.S. national team standout Benny Feilhaber as part of the Major League Soccer club's technical staff for the upcoming season. The club also announced Tuesday the hiring of trainers Randi Lininger and Eric Schwartz....

Dignitaries gather for a ribbon cutting at Austin FC's new stadium under construction which has been named Q2 Stadium, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

MLS to open season on April 3; title game set for Dec. 11

Jan. 25, 2021 9:47 PM EST

Major League Soccer will open next season on April 3, a month later than normal, and conclude with the MLS Cup title game on Dec. 11. Teams will be allowed to start preseason camps on Feb. 22. But the announcement Monday came amid ongoing uncertainty about the coronavirus pandemic and whether fans will be able to...

FILE - In this July 17, 2019, file photo, Seattle Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer walks on the pitch before an international friendly soccer match against Borussia Dortmund in Seattle. The MLS soccer team announced Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, that the team and Schmetzer had reached agreement on a multiyear contract extension. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Sounders sign coach Brian Schmetzer to multiyear extension

Jan. 25, 2021 6:54 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders and head coach Brian Schmetzer have reached agreement on a multiyear contract extension. Schmetzer, 58, has led the team to four appearances in the MLS Cup finals and two titles since taking over the team in 2016. He has a 67-37-24 regular-season record with Seattle and...

Q2 Holdings Inc. CEO Matt Flake, left, and Austin FC majority owner Anthony Precourt, second from left, take part in a ribbon cutting as the team's new stadium is named Q2 Stadium, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Austin FC reaches naming rights deal for Q2 Stadium

Jan. 25, 2021 5:45 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Major League Soccer expansion franchise Austin FC has reached a naming rights deal for its new $260 million stadium with Q2 Holdings, Inc., a developer of online banking software. Financial terms of the deal were not released at Monday's announcement for rebranding Q2 Stadium, a...

Atlanta United signs Argentine striker Lisandro López

Jan. 25, 2021 11:47 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United signed Argentine striker Lisandro López, hoping he can provide depth on its front line. United said Monday the 37-year-old López was acquired in a free transfer from Racing Club in Argentina's Superliga. López has scored 244 goals in 603 professional appearances...

American midfielder Brenden Aaronson debuts for Salzburg

Jan. 24, 2021 9:58 PM EST

American midfielder Brenden Aaronson made his debut for Red Bull Salzburg, entering in the 62nd minute of Sunday's 2-0 loss at Altach in the Austrian Bundesliga. Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union announced Oct. 16 that Aaronson was joining Salzburg during the January transfer window. Salzburg is coached by...

American defender McKenzie debuts for Belgium's Genk

Jan. 24, 2021 9:36 PM EST

American central defender Mark McKenzie made his debut for Belgium’s Genk on Sunday in a 3-2 loss at first-place Club Brugge in Belgium's first division. McKenzie transferred on Jan. 7 from Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union. Genk is second to Club Brugge after 23 league matches. The 21-year-old made...

Perea among 16 young US players added for game vs Trinidad

Jan. 24, 2021 2:07 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Midfielder Andrés Perea was among 16 young players added Sunday to the United States roster for the Jan. 31 exhibition against Trinidad and Tobago at Orlando, Florida, after he was approved for a switch of affiliation from Colombia by FIFA. Perea had played for Colombia’s...

Jordan Morris loaned to Swansea City for remainder of season

Jan. 22, 2021 5:29 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. national team forward Jordan Morris was loaned Friday from Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders to the Welsh club Swansea of the second-tier English Championship for the remainder of the 2020-21 season. Morris left the U.S. camp earlier this week in Florida as the final stage of his...

FILE - David Beckham, Inter Miami CF co-owner, is interviewed during the Major League Soccer 25th Season kickoff event in New York, in this Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, file photo. David Beckham bristled when asked whether Phil Neville’s was hired as Inter Miami coach because they’re buddies. “Of course, people are always going to turn around and say, oh, it’s because he’s your friend. It’s nothing to do with him being my friend,” Beckham said Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, FIler)

Beckham says Neville hired as coach on merit, not friendship

Jan. 22, 2021 3:19 PM EST

David Beckham bristled when asked whether Phil Neville’s was hired as Inter Miami coach because they’re buddies. “Of course, people are always going to turn around and say, oh, it’s because he’s your friend. It’s nothing to do with him being my friend,” Beckham...