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Postponements farce sees EPL explore tightening of rules

Jan. 19, 2022 13:28 PM EST

When Arsenal this week sent Pablo Mari away on loan and released Sead Kolasinac, trimming the squad looked perplexing for a club already struggling to muster a team to play. Folarin Balogun and Ainsley Maitland-Niles had only just been loaned out when Arsenal told the Premier League...

Ticket price hike for World Cup final in Qatar reaches 46%

Jan. 19, 2022 10:12 AM EST

The cost of attending the World Cup final is up to 46% higher in Qatar than the previous tournament in Russia, fans discovered Wednesday as tickets went on sale. The steep rise in the prices for the FIFA showpiece match since 2018 contrasts with the group stage — apart from the...

Dallas' Ferreiras 1st father-son designated players in MLS

Jan. 18, 2022 20:06 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jesús Ferreira joined his dad David as the first father-son combination of higher-priced designated players in the history of Major League Soccer, agreeing to a four-year contract with Dallas. The deal announced Tuesday for the 21-year-old forward includes a...

James Sands makes Glasgow Rangers debut in draw vs Aberdeen

Jan. 18, 2022 17:52 PM EST

American midfielder James Sands made his debut for Glasgow Rangers, playing the entire match during a 1-1 draw at Aberdeen on Tuesday night in the Scottish Premier League. The 21-year-old from Rye, New York, was loaned from Major League Soccer champion New York City to Rangers on...

Paraguayan Sebastián Ferreira signs with Houston Dynamo

Jan. 18, 2022 17:31 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Forward Sebastián Ferreira has signed a four-year contract with Major League Soccer's Houston Dynamo, leaving Paraguay's Libertad. The 23-year-old is a designated player, the team said Tuesday. Designated players last year counted a maximum $612,500 to a team's...

MLS Crew names Bernert as senior business executive

Jan. 18, 2022 13:30 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Crew have hired Kristin Bernert as president of business operations, the latest woman to move into a prominent executive role in Major League Soccer. Haslam Sports Group announced Bernert's addition on Tuesday. She previously spent 10 years with...

Reyna likely out for Dortmund until after qualifying break

Jan. 17, 2022 11:20 AM EST

Gio Reyna probably won't play for Borussia Dortmund until after the international break, making it unlikely he will make the roster for the United States' next three World Cup qualifiers. Reyna has not played in any games since injuring his right hamstring during the Americans’...

Liverpool relying on abnormal season to catch Man City

Jan. 16, 2022 13:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Wiping out Manchester City's 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League looks an onerous task. Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is at least gaining hope from a season with so many sudden variables. Squads are being stretched by coronavirus cases, African Cup of...

City opens up 13-point lead in EPL, Coutinho scores on debut

Jan. 15, 2022 14:38 PM EST

For Pep Guardiola, the biggest challenge now will be convincing his Manchester City players the English Premier League title race is not over. “My job is to take it out from the brain and heads of my players,” Guardiola said after City beat nearest rival Chelsea 1-0 on Saturday....

Former US midfielder Stuart Holden has knee replaced at 36

Jan. 15, 2022 14:27 PM EST

Former U.S. midfielder Stuart Holden has undergone knee replacement surgery at age 36. “It’s been a tough reality to swallow, but ultimately I know this is what’s best for my body and overall quality of life,” Holden wrote on Instagram on Friday, posting a photo of himself...