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Matt Hedges lifts FC Dallas past Whitecaps, 2-1

Sep. 23, 2018 9:38 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Defender Matt Hedges scored on a header in the 87th minute to help FC Dallas beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 on Sunday. Santiago Mosquera opened the scoring for FC Dallas (15-6-8) on a header in the 42nd minute. The Whitecaps (11-11-7) tied it in the 66th minute on Kei...

Galaxy beat Sounders for Kinnear's 1st win as interim coach

Sep. 23, 2018 9:32 PM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 18th goal of the season and Los Angeles beat the Seattle Sounders 3-0 on Sunday for Dominic Kinnear's first victory as the Galaxy's interim coach. Los Angeles (11-11-8) snapped an eight-game winless stretch, getting its first win since July 29. Seattle...

Germany lacked 'greed' to defend WC; France to heed lessons

Sep. 23, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — More than two months after Germany's embarrassingly brief World Cup title defense, Joachim Loew offered a reason for the failure to his coaching compatriots on Sunday: The squad lacked motivation. "After such a long time at the top," Loew said, "we were missing the last percent, the fire, the...

Messi sets another record in Spain as Barcelona loses points

Sep. 23, 2018 6:22 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi set the record for the most Spanish league appearances by a non-Spanish player on Sunday, but the Argentine's goal couldn't prevent 10-man Barcelona from dropping its first points of the season in a 2-2 draw with Girona. Messi, the league's all-time leading scorer,...

Game paused as soccer fans protest esports

Sep. 23, 2018 4:19 PM EDT

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Soccer fans in Switzerland held up play by throwing tennis balls and games consoles on the field in an unusual protest against esports on Sunday. The referee stopped the Swiss league game between host Young Boys and Basel for two minutes early on at Stade de Suisse while the pitch...

Simpson scores 2 goals, Union beat Sporting KC 2-0

Sep. 23, 2018 3:32 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Jay Simpson scored his first two goals of the season to help the Philadelphia Union beat Sporting Kansas City 2-0 on a rainy Sunday. Philadelphia (14-12-4) has won six of its last eight games, which include a loss and draw. Sporting KC (15-8-6) had won three of its prior four road...

Europa League hangover hits flat Chelsea

Sep. 23, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The grueling Thursday-to-Sunday turnaround that comes with playing in the Europa League might already be taking its toll on Chelsea. By drawing 0-0 at West Ham, Chelsea dropped its first points in the Premier League and failed to score under Maurizio Sarri for the first time this season. That...

Real Madrid president against Liga plan to play game in US

Sep. 23, 2018 8:53 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says that his team will not participate in the Spanish league's scheme to play regular-season matches in the United States. Perez says Sunday that "We are not going to the United States. we do not know who this interests, surely not the clubs or the...

Weston McKennie out with 'severe muscle contusion' in leg

Sep. 23, 2018 8:24 AM EDT

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie's injury is not as bad as initially feared but the club says the American will be out for some time with a "severe muscle contusion with bleeding" his lower left leg. The 20-year-old Texan received an unintentional kick in the leg from James...

Cristian Penilla's late goal helps Revolution tie Fire 2-2

Sep. 22, 2018 10:40 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Cristian Penilla scored in the 70th minute and the New England Revolution kept their playoff hopes alive with a 2-2 tie with the Chicago Fire on Saturday night. The Revs (8-10-11) entered the game five points behind sixth-place Montreal in the Eastern Conference. They haven't lost...