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MLS to meet Mexican league counterparts in All-Star Game

Jun. 09, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It will take place more than a year later than originally scheduled, but a match between the top players in Major League Soccer and Mexico's Liga MX is on. The two leagues announced Wednesday that the MLS All-Star Game will be played Aug. 25 at Banc...

Tajouri-Shradi breaks late tie, 10-man NYFC beats LAFC 2-1

May. 29, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ismael Tajouri-Shradi broke a tie in the 90th minute and New York City FC came from behind in the second half for a 2-1 victory over Los Angeles FC on Saturday. Jesús Medina scored his fifth goal of the season in the 70th minute for NYCFC (3-2-2),...

Rossi scores twice in first half, LAFC beats Rapids 2-1

May. 23, 2021 01:26 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Diego Rossi scored twice in the first half and Los Angeles FC beat the Colorado Rapids 2-1 on Saturday night to snap a two-game losing streak. Michael Barrios scored for the Rapids, who had won three straight. LAFC was buoyed by...

MLS-leading Sounders beat LAFC 2-0 to improve to 5-0-1

May. 16, 2021 23:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Xavier Arreaga and Brad Smith scored second-half goals and the MLS-leading Seattle Sounders beat Los Angeles FC 2-0 on Sunday night. Arreaga opened the scoring in the 57th minute, redirecting João Paulo’s corner with a header inside the right post. It...

Carlos Vela is MLS's highest paid player at $6.3 million

May. 13, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Los Angeles FC attacker Carlos Vela is Major League Soccer’s highest paid player this season, with $6.3 million in total compensation, including $4.5 million in salary. LA Galaxy forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernández is second at $6 million, all...

Chicharito, dos Santos lead Galaxy to 2-1 victory over LAFC

May. 08, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Not only has Javier “Chicharito” Hernández regained his scoring touch, he has also become a bit of a soothsayer. The LA Galaxy superstar told Jonathan dos Santos before Saturday's rivalry game against Los Angeles FC that he was going to assist...

Chicharito hopes to face Vela in this year's 1st El Tráfico

May. 07, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Javier “Chicharito” Hernández will be participating in his first El Tráfico but it remains to be seen whether he will be facing close friend Carlos Vela. The LA Galaxy and LAFC — whose stadiums are only 12 miles apart — have the first of...

Atuesta, Smith score in LAFC's 1-1 draw with Sounders

Apr. 24, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eduard Atuesta scored the fastest goal in Los Angeles FC history in the second minute, and Brad Smith headed home his first MLS goal early in the second half for the Seattle Sounders in the Western Conference powers' 1-1 draw Saturday. LAFC earned...

Expansion club Austin FC drops inaugural match 2-0 to LAFC

Apr. 17, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two years of planning and preparation came to fruition when Austin FC took the field in its sparkling white road uniforms and played an exciting, competitive match against one of the best teams in Major League Soccer. The players of the league's...

MLS season starts with hopes of returning to normalcy

Apr. 15, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

Major League Soccer embarks on the 2021 season with a new labor agreement in hand, the return of two big stars, a new team in Austin, Texas, and lessons learned from 2020. There still won't be full crowds in most places but there are reasons to be optimistic for the...