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Colorado Rapids forward Jonathan Lewis, left, celebrates scoring a goal with midfielders Kellyn Acosta and Cole Bassett (26) during the second half of an MLS soccer match against the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Commerce City, Colo. The Rapids won 5-0. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Rapids, FC Cincinnati report positive COVID-19 tests

Sep. 26, 2020 2:50 PM EDT

Colorado's MLS game against Sporting Kansas City has been postponed after a Rapids player and three staff members tested positive for the coronavirus. A player for FC Cincinnati also tested positive and is in isolation, the team announced. The player, who was not identified, was symptomatic, the team said. The...

The Latest: Virus knocks out Colorado-Sporting Kansas City

Sep. 26, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The MLS game on Sunday between the Colorado Rapids and Sporting Kansas City has been postponed because of the coronavirus. The league said Saturday one player and three staff members of the Rapids tested positive on Thursday and...

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...

FC Dallas forward Fafa Picault (9) controls the ball in front of Sporting Kansas City defender Matt Besler (5) during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Hollingshead scores in 86th, FC Dallas beats Sporting KC 3-2

Sep. 19, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Ryan Hollingshead scored in the 86th minute, Franco Jara had two goals and FC Dallas beat Sporting Kansas City 3-2 on Saturday. FC Dallas (5-2-4) has won three straight to move within a point of second-place Sporting Kansas City (6-4-2) in the Western Conference. Sporting KC tied...

Seattle Sounders gather around captain Nicolas Lodeiro, center, after he scored the second of two penalty kicks in the first half of an MLS soccer match against Los Angeles FC, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Seattle. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP)

Sounders move back on top of West with 3-0 win over LAFC

Sep. 19, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Nicolás Lodeiro scored on a pair of penalty kicks moments apart in the first half,and the Seattle Sounders moved back on top of the Western Conference standings with a 3-0 victory over Los Angeles FC on Friday night. Lodeiro converted the penalties just four minutes apart as the...

Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath shouts during the second half of the team's MLS soccer match against FC Dallas on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP)

Loons coach Adrian Heath confronting challenging season

Sep. 17, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

Adrian Heath says this is easily the most challenging season of his career. The coronavirus shutdown, the MLS is Back tournament in a bubble, and now a spate of injuries are testing Minnesota's coach like never before. “I think it’s the most difficult year I’ve ever had in football. And when...

Minnesota United forward Mason Toye, front, heads the ball against Sporting Kansas City defender Matt Besler, back, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Johnny Russell lifts Sporting KC past Minnesota United, 1-0

Sep. 13, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Johnny Russell scored in the 80th minute and Sporting Kansas City beat Minnesota United 1-0 on Sunday night to take the Western Conference lead. Minnesota (5-4-2) listed seven players not medically cleared for the match. Sporting Kansas City (6-3-2) had six on the list, including...

The Latest: Sporting Kansas City player tests positive

Sep. 12, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ An undentified player for Sporting Kansas City has tested positive for COVID-19. The MLS team said Saturday the player self-isolated upon the initial positive result. The player will remain in isolation until cleared by the...

Manotas scores on late header, Dynamo beats Sporting KC 2-1

Sep. 5, 2020 10:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Mauro Manotas scored on header in the 85th minute and the Houston Dynamo beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 on Saturday night. The Dynamo (3-2-4) have a four-match undefeated streak, outscoring opponents 10-3. Sporting KC (5-3-2) is winless in its last four. Alberth Elis entered in the 58th...

Sporting Kansas City forward Khiry Shelton celebrates after scoring a goal during the first half of an MLS soccer match against FC Dallas Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Shelton helps Sporting KC tie FC Dallas 1-1

Sep. 2, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Khiry Shelton scored a late first-half goal to help Sporting Kansas City tie FC Dallas 1-1 on Wednesday night. Sporting KC (5-2-2) has earned just two points in three games following a three-game winning streak. FC Dallas (2-1-4) has only one win in its last five games. Franco...