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American Hoppe debuts with Mallorca in draw with Villarreal

Sep. 19, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — American forward Matthew Hoppe came off the bench in the second half to make his debut with Mallorca in a 0-0 draw against Villarreal in the Spanish league on Sunday, missing out on the potential winner after his late goal was called off for offside. Hoppe...

New stars, old problems for Man United in Champions League

Sep. 15, 2021 05:07 AM EDT

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — With Cristiano Ronaldo back at Manchester United, missing out on the Champions League knockout rounds for a third straight season is unthinkable. Yet the same kind of problems carried over from last season’s failed campaign to the one that...

Column: Mbappe's non-transfer shows where soccer power lies

Sep. 01, 2021 02:32 AM EDT

The deal that didn’t happen best defines the landscape of European football after a summer transfer window that saw unexpected moves by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Kylian Mbappé will remain with Paris Saint-Germain this season, and the star French forward...

Greenwood's goals well timed before Ronaldo's United return

Aug. 29, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Mason Greenwood is making sure Manchester United doesn't neglect his scoring abilities when Cristiano Ronaldo returns. The 19-year-old striker — who is almost half Ronaldo's age — has now scored in all three matches for United at the start of the...

Column: Ronaldo deal sees Man U outflank City, mollify fans

Aug. 27, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — As the transfer talk heated up, the prospect of seeing Cristiano Ronaldo in a Manchester City jersey increasingly dismayed greats from the red half of town — particularly Rio Ferdinand. How could the player he won three Premier League titles...

Ronaldo makes sensational return to Man United

Aug. 27, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

Cristiano Ronaldo is heading back to Manchester United, the team that turned him into a global superstar. In a fast-moving deal that stunned the world of soccer, Ronaldo secured a return to Old Trafford on Friday — a day after telling Juventus he no longer wanted to...

PSG rejects Madrid offer for Mbappé but is open to negotiate

Aug. 25, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid is pursuing a blockbuster deal for forward Kylian Mbappé, although Paris Saint-Germain is seemingly holding out for a better offer. PSG sporting director Leonardo on Wednesday said the French club has rejected an offer of about $188 million...

Super League rebels back in European soccer's top club body

Aug. 16, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Nine of the teams who were part of the ill-fated launch of a breakaway Super League have been welcomed back into the decision-making organization overseeing the European club game. Six English clubs — Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City,...

PSG fans cheer on Messi before 4-2 win; Nice routs Lille 4-0

Aug. 14, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi stood and smiled, looking transfixed as Paris Saint-Germain fans chanted the soccer great's name — “Leo Messi, Leo Messi” — before Saturday's 4-2 home win against Strasbourg in the French league. PSG's latest signing joined four other...

Barcelona president: Keeping Messi was a ‘risky’ investment

Aug. 06, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Money came between Barcelona and Lionel Messi. Barcelona said the player wanted to stay. The club wanted the same. They even shook hands on a deal. But in the end the club's dire financial situation made it...