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Sporting KC signs 2 teens among 3 homegrown players

Jan. 20, 2021 4:43 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Sporting Kansas City signed homegrown players Grayson Barber, Ozzie Cisneros and Brooks Thompson on Wednesday as the Major League Soccer club continues to get younger by developing players from within its system. The 20-year-old Barber played for Sporting KC's academy from 2015-17...

US men to play Trinidad and Tobago on Jan. 31 in Orlando

Jan. 19, 2021 7:58 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men's soccer team will open its 2021 schedule with an exhibition against Trinidad and Tobago on Jan. 31 at Orlando, Florida. A roster missing all Europe-based regulars has been working out in preparation for the match, which is not on a FIFA international match date. Fans will be...

McDonough returns to Atlanta United's front office

Jan. 19, 2021 7:44 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Paul McDonough has returned to Atlanta United as vice president of soccer operations. The MLS team announced the rehiring of McDonough on Tuesday after he spent two years as Inter Miami's sporting director. McDonough returns to the role he held in Atlanta from 2016-18, becoming a key player...

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho wearing a protective face mask during the warm up before the English Premier League soccer match between Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur at the Bramall Lane stadium in Sheffield, England, Sunday, Jan.17, 2021. (Stu Forster/Pool via AP)

The Latest: ACC postpones two women's basketball games

Jan. 19, 2021 6:08 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Atlantic Coast Conference says this week’s women’s basketball games with No. 2 North Carolina State visiting Florida State and Clemson visiting Boston College have been postponed. The league announced the...

Leicester's Wilfred Ndidi, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Chelsea at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (Michael Regan/Pool via AP)

Leicester piles more misery on Chelsea to go top of EPL

Jan. 19, 2021 5:24 PM EST

Five years after achieving the unthinkable, Leicester is back atop the Premier League and making another improbable run at the title. For big-spending Chelsea and its under-pressure manager, Frank Lampard, any ambitions of winning the league already appear to be dashed. Leicester beat Chelsea 2-0 on Tuesday to...

Barcelona's Lionel Messi during the Spanish Supercopa final soccer match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao at La Cartuja stadium in Seville, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)

Lionel Messi suspended 2 matches for hitting opponent

Jan. 19, 2021 2:12 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi avoided a tougher sanction and was suspended for only two matches on Tuesday after hitting an opponent in an incident away from the ball in the Spanish Super Cup final. The Barcelona forward was facing a suspension of up to 12 matches for swinging his arm at an Athletic Bilbao...

United States midfielder Samantha Mewis (3) scores a goal on a penalty kick during the second half of an international friendly soccer match against Colombia, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Mewis' hat trick leads US women past Colombia 4-0

Jan. 18, 2021 10:54 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Having collected her first career hat trick, the celebration continued for Samantha Mewis as she cheered on her big sister Kristie. Samantha Mewis scored three goals and Kristie added another to give the United States a 4-0 exhibition victory over short-handed Colombia on Monday. ...

Beerschot's Hernán Losada hired as coach of DC United

Jan. 18, 2021 11:39 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hernán Losada was hired Monday as coach of Major League Soccer's D.C. United. Losada had been manager of Belgium's Beerschot since the middle of the 2018-19 season. Ben Olson was D.C. United's coach from August 2010 until he was fired Nov. 8 and Chad Ashton followed as interim coach....

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 7, 2018 file photo, England head coach Phil Neville walks onto the field before a SheBelieves Cup women's soccer match against the United States, in Orlando, Fla. Neville is leaving his job as coach of England's women's team ahead of an anticipated switch to men’s soccer in the United States, it was announced Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. The Football Association has released Neville from his contract immediately after being informed he was in talks to become coach of Inter Miami, the Major League Soccer franchise partly owned by David Beckham.  (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, file)

Blend it with Beckham: Neville hired to coach Inter Miami

Jan. 18, 2021 11:25 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Phil Neville and David Beckham won Premier League championships together at Manchester United. They’re teaming up again with hopes of winning more trophies with Inter Miami. Neville was hired Monday as Inter Miami’s coach, reuniting with Beckham — a co-owner of the MLS...

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester Utd and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Tuesday,Dec. 29, 2020. (Michael Regan, Pool via AP)

Ferguson encouraged Man United's Rashford to take on UK govt

Jan. 14, 2021 4:23 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The latest campaigning by Manchester United star Marcus Rashford forced British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to act on inadequate meal parcels being sent to needy children. And the 23-year-old England striker said Thursday that legendary United manager Alex Ferguson encouraged...