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Midfielder Efraín Álvarez to train with US national team

Nov. 30, 2020 5:09 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Efraín Álvarez, an LA Galaxy midfielder who started for Mexico in last year’s final of the Under-17 World Cup, was among 22 players called into U.S. training camp for a Dec. 9 exhibition against El Salvador in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Álvarez can become eligible to...

Crew score twice in OT, beat Nashville to reach East finals

Nov. 29, 2020 10:51 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pedros Santos and Gyasi Zardes scored three minutes apart early in overtime and the Columbus Crew beat expansion Nashville SC 2-0 on Sunday to advance to the MLS Eastern Conference finals. The third-seeded Crew will host eighth-seeded New England next Sunday for a spot in the MLS Cup....

New England Revolution forward Gustavo Bou (7) scores a goal past Orlando City goalkeeper Brian Rowe, bottom, during the first half of an MLS playoff soccer match, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)

Bou scores twice, New England reaches MLS Eastern finals

Nov. 29, 2020 10:35 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Gustavo Bou scored his second goal of the game in the 86th minute to help the New England Revolution beat 10-man Orlando City 3-1 on Sunday in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Eighth-seeded New England will play at Columbus next Sunday for a spot in the MLS Cup final. The Crew...

U.S. men's soccer to play El Salvador on Dec. 9 in Florida

Nov. 29, 2020 2:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. will play El Salvador in an exhibition on Dec. 9 at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, just the fourth match this year for the American men. The game announced Sunday is not on a FIFA fixture date, which means clubs are not required to release players. The roster is expected to be announced...

FILE - In this June 22, 1986 file photo, Argentina's Diego Maradona, left, beats England's goalkeeper Peter Shilton to a high ball and scores his first of two goals at the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match in Mexico City. On this day: This was the day of the

AP WAS THERE: Diego Maradona ousts England at 1986 World Cup

Nov. 25, 2020 1:20 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE: The quarterfinal match at the 1986 World Cup encapsulated both the best and worst of Diego Maradona, who died Wednesday at the age of 60. He scored one of soccer’s most astounding goals, weaving through England’s midfield and defense before finding the...

Seattle Sounders' Nicolas Lodeiro (10) is congratulated on his goal by Jordan Morris (13), who had an assist, during the first half of an MLS playoff soccer match against Los Angeles FC on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Defending champs moving on as Sounders oust LAFC 3-1

Nov. 25, 2020 1:50 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The trio of Nicolas Lodeiro, Raul Ruidiaz and Jordan Morris were dominant during the MLS regular season, recognized among the best 11 players in the league. When the MLS Cup playoffs finally started for the Seattle Sounders on Tuesday night, that trio was even better. Lodeiro scored early...

New England Revolution's Tajon Buchanan celebrates his goal against the Philadelphia Union during the first half of an MLS soccer playoff match Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Chester, Pa. (Charles Fox/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Revolution beat Supporters’ Shield winner Philadelphia 2-0

Nov. 24, 2020 10:27 PM EST

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Adam Buksa and Tajon Buchanan scored four minutes apart — both on assists from Carles Gil — in the first half and the New England Revolution beat the Supporters’ Shield winner Philadelphia Union 2-0 on Tuesday night in the MLS Cup playoffs. New England will play No....

Toronto FC's Nick DeLeon, center, challenges Nashville SC's Alex Muyl, left, as Nashville's Alistair Johnston watches during the first half of an MLS soccer playoff match Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in East Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Expansion-club Nashville upsets 2019 runner-up Toronto FC

Nov. 24, 2020 9:50 PM EST

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Daniel Ríos scored in the 108th minute and Nashville beat the defending Eastern Conference champion Toronto FC 1-0 on Tuesday night, becoming the first expansion team to win two MLS Cup playoff games. Ríos followed Hany Mukhtar’s shot that Toronto goalkeeper...

FC Dallas forward Fafa Picault, bottom, slide tackles Portland Timbers defender Pablo Bonilla, top, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Dallas advances 8-7 on penalties after 1-1 draw with Timbers

Nov. 23, 2020 2:37 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jimmy Maurer saved Jorge Villafana's shootout attempt and FC Dallas advanced 8-7 on penalty kicks in the Major League Soccer playoffs after a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers on Sunday night. Dallas will face the winner of Tuesday night's match between the defending champion...

Molino, Minnesota United beat Rapids for first playoff win

Nov. 22, 2020 9:53 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kevin Molino scored two goals, Robin Lod added another and Minnesota United beat the Colorado Rapids 3-0 on Sunday night for the first playoff victory in franchise history. Fourth-seeded Minnesota, unbeaten in its last nine games, will play top-seeded Sporting Kansas City in the...