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Brazil to play Spain in men's Olympic soccer gold-medal game

Aug. 03, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Defending champion Brazil will face Spain for the Olympic gold medal in men's soccer on Saturday. Spain beat host Japan 1-0 Tuesday with Marco Asensio scoring a curling shot in the 115th minute in Saitama. The 25-year-old Real Madrid winger is one...

Lindahl's last? Sweden keeper seeks elusive Olympic title

Aug. 03, 2021 05:02 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Through five World Cups and five Olympics, Hedvig Lindahl has been driven by the search for success. It’s become a draining mission the Sweden goalkeeper won't abandon before she has a winners’ medal around her neck. “It’s...

US junior varsity lineup upsets Mexico 1-0 to win Gold Cup

Aug. 02, 2021 03:26 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Miles Robinson scored on a header in the 117th minute, and a United States junior varsity lineup upset a mostly front-line Mexico team 1-0 on Sunday night to win the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Kellyn Acosta, one of two players in the U.S. starting lineup who...

Castellanos scores in MLS debut, Nashville ties Toronto 1-1

Aug. 01, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Robert Castellanos scored the tying goal for Nashville in his MLS debut in a 1-1 draw with Toronto FC on Sunday night. Castellanos scored in the 41st minute off Dave Romney's long throw-in. The ball dropped into a group of six players in the penalty box...

10-man Chicago holds on for 1-1 tie with Philadelphia

Aug. 01, 2021 20:33 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Przemyslaw Frankowski scored in the 10th minute and the 10-man Chicago Fire tied the Philadelphia Union 1-1 on Sunday night. Kai Wagner tied it for the Union (6-4-7) on a free kick in the 36th minute after Chicago's Wyatt Omsberg was given a red card...

Lille beats PSG 1-0 to win Champions Trophy for the 1st time

Aug. 01, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Portuguese midfielder Xeka scored the only goal as French champion Lille beat Cup winner Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the Champions Trophy on Sunday. The win gives Lille coach Jocelyn Gourvennec a trophy in his first game since replacing Christophe...

Where's Neymar? Olympic selections with clubs, not countries

Aug. 01, 2021 07:31 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Some of the unusual aspects around Olympic men's soccer are clearer when you consider Neymar's absence. That selection decision didn't depend on Brazil, but on Qatar-owned Paris Saint-Germain and its Argentine coach. Neymar could be...

Given a chance, Lynn Williams provides boost for US soccer

Aug. 01, 2021 06:11 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A last-minute rule change because of the pandemic cleared the way for one-time alternate Lynn Williams to earn an Olympic start. Then she proved she belonged all along. Williams not only started for the U.S. women's soccer team in its...

Colorado shuts out Austin FC 1-0 on Shinyashiki's lone goal

Aug. 01, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

Andre Shinyashiki led the Colorado Rapids over Austin with a goal in the 29th minute in a 1-0 victory Saturday. Shinyashiki gave the Rapids (8-4-3) the victory on a shot. The Rapids outshot Austin (3-8-4) 1-0, with one shot on goal to zero for Austin....

Dajome's stoppage time goal helps Vancouver tie United 2-2

Aug. 01, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

Cristian Dajome's stoppage time goal let the Vancouver Whitecaps tie Minnesota United 2-2 on Saturday. Dajome gave the Whitecaps (3-7-6) a 1-0 lead in the 36th minute, assisted by Russell Teibert. Ethan Finlay put United (6-5-5) on the scoreboard in the 45th minute,...