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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2020 file photo, AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Bologna at the San Siro stadium, in Milan, Italy. The Swedish ace tested positive to COVID-19 and will miss tonight's Europa League 3rd round qualifying soccer match between AC Milan and Bodo Glimt and also a few of the next matches of the Italian Serie A. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimović tests positive for virus

Sep. 24, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimović tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday, and he reacted to the news as only he can. The AC Milan striker said he was positive a day after testing negative for COVID-19. “I tested negative to Covid yesterday and positive today. No symptoms what so ever....

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, centre, in action during the pre-season friendly soccer match between Barcelona and Girona at the Johan Cruyff Stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)

Revamped Barcelona starts new season with spotlight on Messi

Sep. 24, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi will be there when Barcelona starts its season on Sunday, just as he has been for the last two decades. His every move, however, will be scrutinized like never before. After all, never before had Messi told the club that he wanted to leave, and never before had Messi been forced...

Portland Timbers midfielder Eryk Williamson, left, is upended by Seattle Sounders defender Nouhou Tolo during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Yimmi Chara gives Portland 1-0 victory over Seattle

Sep. 24, 2020 1:00 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Yimmi Chara scored in the opening minutes and the Portland Timbers went on to beat Pacific Northwest rival Seattle 1-0 on Wednesday night. It was the first time two sets of brothers played against each other in MLS history: Yimmi and Diego Chara for Portland, and Alex and Cristian...

Wright-Phillips scores twice, LAFC beats Whitecaps 6-0

Sep. 24, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice to move into fifth place on the MLS career list and Los Angeles beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 6-0 on Wednesday night. Wright-Phillips scored on a spinning right-footed half-volley from the center of the area in the fifth minute and put away a bicycle...

Pozuelo scores in 90th minute, Toronto FC beats NYCFC 1-0

Sep. 23, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Alejandro Pozuelo scored on a penalty kick in the 90th minute and Alex Bono tied the Toronto FC shutout record with 28 in the Reds' 1-0 victory over New York City on Wednesday night. Pozuelo scored his fifth of the season, beating goalkeeper Sean Johnson with a right-footed shot to...

Real Salt Lake midfielder Damir Kreilach (8) and Los Angeles Galaxy forward Nick DePuy (20) battle for the ball in the first half during an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

2nd-half goals lift Real Salt Lake over LA Galaxy, 2-0

Sep. 23, 2020 11:56 PM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Albert Rusnak and Damir Kreilach scored second-half goals and Real Salt Lake beat the LA Galaxy 2-0 on Wednesday night. Real Salt Lake (4-4-5) ended a three-game home losing streak. The Galaxy (4-5-3) lost 2-0 to Colorado on Saturday — their first defeat since July 18 —...

San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Carlos Fierro, right, collides with Colorado Rapids midfielder Braian Galvan during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

19-year-old Bassett, Lewis help Rapids beat Earthquakes 5-0

Sep. 23, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Cole Bassett and Jonathan Lewis each scored for the second consecutive game and the Colorado Rapids beat the San Jose Earthquakes 5-0 on Wednesday night. Bassett headed home an entry by Jack Price off a free kick to open the scoring in the 35th minute. The 19-year-old homegrown...

D.C. United defender Frédéric Brillant (13) argues with referee Tori Penso during the first half of the team's MLS soccer match against Nashville SC on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Penso is the first woman to officiate a Major League Soccer match in 20 years. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Rios scores first MLS goal, Nashville beats DC United 1-0

Sep. 23, 2020 11:06 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Daniel Rios scored his first MLS goal on a diving header and Nashville SC beat D.C. United 1-0 on Wednesday night in the league's first game with a female center referee in more than 20 years. Tori Penso directed the match as center referee. The last woman to it was Sandy Hunt on...

New York Red Bulls goalkeeper David Jensen makes a save during the second half of an MLS  match against Inter Miami, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Red Bulls score 3 second-half goals in 4-1 win over Miami

Sep. 23, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Brian White scored the first of New York's three second-half goals and the Red Bulls beat Inter Miami 4-1 on Wednesday night. After a turnover by Inter Miami, Omir Fernandez played a one-touch pass to White for a first-timer from the center of the area that made it 2-1 in the...

Sporting Kansas City defender Matt Besler (5) goes in for a header against Orlando City forward Tesho Akindele (13) during an MLS soccer game, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan. (Nick Tre. Smith/The Kansas City Star via AP)

Orlando City beats Sporting KC to run unbeaten streak to 7

Sep. 23, 2020 10:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Tesho Akindele and Benji Michel scored in the first half and Orlando City beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 on Wednesday night to run its unbeaten streak to seven games. Akindele scored in the 36th minute. Two minutes later, Nani passed to Michel on the edge of the penalty area. Michel...