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FC Cincinnati roster takes shape in MLS expansion draft

Dec. 11, 2018 7:08 PM EST

Cincinnati acquired striker Kei Kamara from the Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS expansion draft and then immediately dealt him to the Colorado Rapids for a 2019 international slot. Cincinnati selected four other players in the expansion draft Tuesday: forward Darren Mattocks from D.C. United, midfielder Roland...

LAFC trades No. 1 pick Moutinho to Orlando for El-Munir

Dec. 11, 2018 4:40 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles FC has traded former No. 1 draft pick Joao Moutinho to Orlando SC for Libyan defender Mohamed El-Munir. LAFC announced the deal Tuesday. El-Munir appeared in 26 games for Orlando in his first MLS season, recording two assists. He has Europa League experience from his time...

The Latest: German minister stresses future for coal workers

Dec. 11, 2018 3:41 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on U.N. climate talks in Poland (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Germany's environment minister says it's crucial to offer mining industry workers other options for a transition from coal to energy sources that don't contribute to global warming to succeed. Svenja Schulze...

Dennis te Kloese named LA Galaxy's general manager

Dec. 11, 2018 2:49 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The LA Galaxy have hired Dennis te Kloese as their general manager. The five-time MLS champion franchise announced the move Tuesday, several days after te Kloese apparently started work. Te Kloese joins the Galaxy from the Mexican Football Federation, where he had worked since 2011....

Podcast: sports worth watching on TV; the Copa Libertadores

Dec. 11, 2018 2:21 PM EST

PodcastOne Sports Now hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg debate what sports to watch and how to count real fans, then tell the cautionary tale of a game that became too popular and partisan for its own good. That game — the Copa Libertadores, arguably South America's prestigious soccer championship —...

Columbus Crew's Steffen to join Manchester City next summer

Dec. 11, 2018 1:34 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — American goalkeeper Zack Steffen will transfer to Manchester City from the Columbus Crew in July. The Crew said Tuesday that Steffen will join City when the summer transfer window opens July 9. The 23-year-old played two seasons at the University of Maryland and joined Germany's...

Spain grapples with surging number of teenage migrants

Dec. 11, 2018 10:35 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Slouched on a bench at a Barcelona police station, five teenagers waited patiently on a recent Friday evening to find out where they would sleep that night: a shelter for young migrants or on that bench. Earlier that day, another group of boys had been successfully transferred to a...

Thai court extends detention of refugee sought by Bahrain

Dec. 11, 2018 6:48 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court ruled Tuesday that a soccer player who holds refugee status in Australia can be held for 60 days pending the completion of an extradition request by Bahrain, the homeland he fled four years ago on account of alleged political persecution and torture. Hakeem al-Araibi, who was...

Falcons' Quinn 'evaluating everything' after another loss

Dec. 10, 2018 5:38 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — A five-game losing streak has assured the Atlanta Falcons of their first losing season since 2014, and the usually upbeat coach Dan Quinn said he's alarmed by the ugly results and looking for fixes. Quinn said all players and coaches are in the spotlight after Sunday's 34-20 loss...

English announcer Champion to become lead MLS voice for ESPN

Dec. 10, 2018 3:56 PM EST

Jon Champion is making a Brexit of his own, leaving England to become ESPN's lead announcer for Major League Soccer. The 53-year-old has been broadcasting British matches since 1988 and is heard around the world calling games for Premier League Productions. He has been working part-time for ESPN during...