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Atlanta United signs free-agent midfielder Damm from Mexico

Jul. 1, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has signed free-agent midfielder Jürgen Damm, a former member of the Mexican National Team. Damm played on four Mexican professional championship teams and most recently played in Liga MX for Tigres UANL. Atlanta purchased Damm’s Discovery Rights from the Houston...

Galaxy's Dos Santos needs hernia surgery, out for tourney

Jul. 1, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — LA Galaxy midfielder Jonathan Dos Santos will miss the upcoming MLS restart tournament to have hernia surgery. The Galaxy announced Dos Santos' injury Wednesday. The club says Dos Santos will be sidelined for roughly six weeks by the minimally invasive surgery, which will be conducted...

Sky Blue FC forward Midge Purce, left, and OL Reign forward Darian Jenkins (11) vie for the ball during the first half of an NWSL Challenge Cup soccer match at Zions Bank Stadium on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Herriman, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

OL Reign, Sky Blue play to scoreless draw in NWSL tournament

Jul. 1, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Sky Blue played to a scoreless draw with OL Reign on Tuesday night in the NWSL's Challenge Cup tournament. Sky Blue goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan leapt to stop Jasmyne Spencer’s breakaway attempt in the 85th minute, preserving the draw in the tournament opener for both teams. ...

Campaign for Black soccer player denied by England in 1925

Jul. 1, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A fundraising campaign has been launched to raise money for a statue to honor the late Jack Leslie, who was denied the chance to play for England's national soccer team in 1925 because he was Black. Leslie, an attacking player who scored 137 goals in 401 matches during a 14-year career with...

Utah Royals FC defender Elizabeth Ball, right, battles with Houston Dash forward Veronica Latsko for the ball during the first half of an NWSL Challenge Cup soccer match at Zions Bank Stadium Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Herriman, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Royals pull into 3-3 draw with Dash on late King goal

Jun. 30, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Rookie Tziarra King came off the bench and scored her first National Women’s Soccer League goal Tuesday to pull the Utah Royals into a 3-3 draw with the Houston Dash in the Challenge Cup tournament. Rachel Daly scored a pair of goals as the Dash built a 3-1 lead but the Royals...

FILE - In this April 11, 2016, file photo, former FIFA vice president Alfredo Hawit leaves federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Hawit, the former president of soccer’s governing body for North and Central American and the Caribbean, has been sentenced to time served for his role in accepting $1.66 million in bribes in the FIFA scandals and will return to Honduras after 4 1/2 years in the U.S. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Ex-CONCACAF president Alfredo Hawit sentenced to time served

Jun. 29, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The former president of soccer’s governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean was sentenced to time served for his role in accepting $1.66 million in bribes in the FIFA scandals and will return to Honduras after 4 1/2 years in the U.S. Alfredo Hawit of Honduras,...

American defender Miazga suspended for 3 matches after fight

Jun. 29, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

American defender Matt Miazga will be suspended for Reading’s next three matches after getting into a fight with Derby’s Tom Lawrence following a 2-1 loss. Both players received red cards following the fight in the second tier League Championship on Saturday. Miazga threw a punch, received a...

North Carolina Courage forward Lynn Williams (9) and Portland Thorns FC midfielder Lindsey Horan (10) battle for the ball during the first half of an NWSL Challenge Cup soccer match at Zions Bank Stadium, Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Herriman, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Williams' stoppage time goal lifts Courage over Thorns 2-1

Jun. 27, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Lynn Williams scored in stoppage time and the North Carolina Courage defeated the Portland Thorns 2-1 in the opening game of the National Women's Soccer League's Challenge Cup tournament on Saturday. The NWSL is the first professional team sport to return amid the coronavirus...

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, then-U.S. Olympic Committee chief marketing officer Lisa Baird speaks about the Team USA WinterFest for the upcoming 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, at Yongsan Garrison, a U.S. military base in Seoul, South Korea. Baird assumed her new role as commissioner of the National Women's Soccer League on March 10. Two days later, she shut down the league because of coronavirus. It's certainly not the way she imagined her first 48 hours on the job would go. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

Baird thrives as NWSL commissioner despite challenging times

Jun. 26, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

Lisa Baird assumed her role as commissioner of the National Women’s Soccer League on March 10. Two days later, she had to shut down the league because of the coronavirus. It’s certainly not the way she imagined her first 48 hours on the job would go. Or the past three months, for that matter. ...

FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, United States defender Crystal Dunn, who plays for the North Carolina Courage of the National Women's Soccer League, plays during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Spain, in Harrison, N.J. The NWSL opens its Challenge Cup tournament on Saturday, June 27, 2020, and the pressure is on as the first professional team sport in the United States to play amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

NWSL takes field first as other pro leagues chart futures

Jun. 26, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

The National Women’s Soccer League opens its Challenge Cup tournament Saturday and the pressure is on as it becomes the first professional team sports league to play in the U.S. amid the coronavirus pandemic. Many of the players aren't as concerned about being first as they are eager to get back on the...