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Spanish league plan for game in US chided by players' group

Aug. 16, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

A regular-season Spanish league game is coming to the United States, possibly as early as this season, with Real Madrid or Barcelona potentially involved but unlikely to be playing each other. The league said Thursday it is planning to play a match across the Atlantic as part of a new 15-year partnership with...

FIFA defends bans for 'false' info, tarnishing reputations

Aug. 14, 2018 8:38 PM EDT

Justifying an overhaul of its ethics code, FIFA asserted Tuesday that people who "tarnish the reputations of others" must be banned from soccer. The Associated Press revealed Monday that a new offense of defamation had been added to the document governing the conduct of participants in soccer, with scope for a...

US player Timothy Weah scores first Ligue 1 goal for PSG

Aug. 12, 2018 8:50 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Timothy Weah, the son of former Paris Saint-Germain player and current Liberian President George Weah, scored his first Ligue 1 goal for Paris Saint-Germain during a match against Caen on Sunday. The 18-year-old Weah, who also plays for the U.S. national team, took advantage of a mistake by...

Tim Howard and Stuart Holden join Champions League team

Aug. 9, 2018 7:38 PM EDT

U.S. national team goalkeeper Tim Howard and retired midfielder Stuart Holden are joining Turner broadcasting's coverage of the Champions League this season. Howard and Holden will serve as analysts for the B/R Football studio programming, which will include pre- and post-match, as well as halftime coverage on...

American defender Robinson loaned to Wigan

Aug. 3, 2018 7:32 PM EDT

American defender Antonee Robinson has signed a three-year contract with Everton and has been loaned to second-tier Wigan for the 2018-19 season. The 20-year-old made 30 league appearances and 34 in all during a loan to second-tier Bolton last season. Everton announced his new deal Friday. Robinson made his U.S....

Brazil to play El Salvador in friendly in Maryland

Aug. 3, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil will meet El Salvador in a friendly next month in a suburb of Washington, D.C. The game will be held at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, on Sept. 11, four days after coach Tite's team takes on the U.S. in a previously announced friendly at East Rutherford, New Jersey. The two...

US defeats Brazil 4-1 to clinch Tournament of Nations title

Aug. 2, 2018 11:13 PM EDT

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Julie Ertz, Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan scored second-half goals and the United States took control to beat Brazil 4-1 on Thursday night for the Tournament of Nations title. Heath's curling goal in the 62nd minute put the United States up 3-1 and gave the team the margin it needed...

Juventus wins MLS All-Star Game on penalties after 1-1 draw

Aug. 2, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Josef Martinez posed defiantly alongside the goal while pyrotechnics went off in front of the giddy Atlanta fans. It was a familiar stance for the MLS scoring machine. In the end, the celebration belonged to Juventus. The Italian powerhouse prevailed on penalty kicks in the MLS All-Star Game...

MLS eager to show off Atlanta success story at All-Star Game

Jul. 31, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The MLS All-Star Game is more than the league showing off its best players against Italian powerhouse Juventus. It's a chance to flaunt one of its biggest success stories. The A-T-L. Atlanta United has shattered just about every MLS attendance record since joining the league in 2017 , which...

Ibrahimovic joins Ronaldo in skipping MLS All-Star Game

Jul. 30, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The MLS All-Star Game will feature one of the world's most storied clubs. Unfortunately for the more than 70,000 fans expected at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Cristiano Ronaldo is not along for the ride. After Portugal's elimination from the World Cup and his transfer from Real Madrid, the...