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MLS formally announces Austin expansion team for 2021

Jan. 15, 2019 6:12 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After a long and often rocky courtship, Austin and Major League Soccer became a match. The league formally welcomed Austin as its 27th franchise with a raucous downtown party Tuesday full of chanting and flag-waving, and Commissioner Don Garber calling the Texas capital a "perfect...

De Boer takes over Atlanta United with big shoes to fill

Jan. 14, 2019 7:37 PM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Frank de Boer was sacked by Inter Milan after less than three months on the job. He lasted just four Premier League games at Crystal Palace. Now, after two short-lived coaching stints, de Boer has a chance to revive his career with the wildly popular champions of Major League Soccer....

LA Galaxy re-signs speedy midfielder Emmanuel Boateng

Jan. 14, 2019 5:02 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The LA Galaxy have re-signed midfielder Emmanuel Boateng. The Galaxy retained Boateng on Monday for a fourth season with the club. Boateng has made 87 appearances for the Galaxy, recording eight goals and 12 assists. The 5-foot-6 speedster is a favorite among Galaxy fans for his...

David Wagner leaves as manager of Huddersfield with team in last place in English Premier League.

Jan. 14, 2019 1:01 PM EST
HUDDERSFIELD, England (AP) — David Wagner leaves as manager of Huddersfield with team in last place in English Premier League.

Messi scores record 400th goal in Spanish league

Jan. 13, 2019 7:13 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — That's 400 and counting. Lionel Messi took his all-time Spanish league scoring record to 400 goals on Sunday after contributing to a 3-0 win over Eibar to keep defending champion Barcelona comfortably at the top. Messi scored Barcelona's second goal shortly after halftime to reach a...

De Gea's saves help United beat Tottenham in Premier League

Jan. 13, 2019 7:07 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — There were too many saves for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea to even remember. Everyone else was certainly counting: Eleven. The most by any goalkeeper in a Premier League match this season. And they were all in the second half to thwart a Tottenham comeback. The Spaniard's...

Solskjaer beats Pochettino in unofficial Man U job audition

Jan. 13, 2019 6:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Manchester United's league position hasn't changed. Everything else has under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Surpassing the great Matt Busby in 1946, Solskjaer has now opened his United reign with a club-record six successive victories after beating Tottenham 1-0 in the Premier League on Sunday. It...

Man United women's game abandoned after Charlton player hurt

Jan. 13, 2019 12:26 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A women's soccer game between Manchester United and Charlton was abandoned Sunday after an injury to a player. Charlton winger Charlotte Kerr was hurt in a collision as United took the lead in the 10th minute of the second-tier FA Women's Championship match. Charlton said players returned to...

Maradona undergoes surgery for stomach bleeding in Argentina

Jan. 13, 2019 10:46 AM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona has been released from hospital following successful surgery for stomach bleeding. His lawyer Matias Morla said the 58-year old former Boca Juniors and Napoli player, and current coach of the Dorados de Sinaloa in Mexico's second...

Salah steadies Liverpool's EPL nerves with win at Brighton

Jan. 12, 2019 12:31 PM EST

BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Mohamed Salah scored from the penalty spot as Liverpool steadied its title-chasing nerves with a 1-0 win at Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday. Salah struck his 14th league goal of the season to put Liverpool seven points ahead of second-placed Manchester City, which hosts...