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Mexico faces early World Cup exit against Saudi Arabia

Nov. 29, 2022 09:05 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Mexico is going to have to suddenly find goals — and perhaps even several of them — to extend its knockout-round streak at the World Cup. Mexico has reached the round of 16 at the last seven World Cups, tied for the longest current streak with Brazil. But in...

With World Cup on horizon, Bale comes up big for LAFC

Nov. 05, 2022 23:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even at less than 100%, Gareth Bale can still make a huge impact on a game. The Welsh superstar showed during Saturday's MLS Cup final between Los Angeles Football Club and the Philadelphia Union that he shouldn't be underestimated going into the World Cup. ...

LAFC claims 1st MLS Cup title with shootout win over Union

Nov. 05, 2022 21:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A weary Carlos Vela reluctantly checked out of the MLS Cup final in the 97th minute, giving way to Gareth Bale in a tense 2-2 game. Los Angeles FC's first player and longtime captain had no idea this epic final had only begun to exhaust him and everybody else...

Best vs best: MLS Cup final pits LAFC, Philadelphia Union

Nov. 04, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Major League Soccer’s playoff system rarely rewards the league’s best regular-season teams with the championship celebration they would get in most other top domestic leagues. This season, the identity of the league's best team will be crystal-clear when the...

LAFC advances to MLS Cup final with 3-0 win over Austin FC

Oct. 30, 2022 22:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thanks to Cristian “Chicho” Arango, Los Angeles Football Club is headed to the MLS Cup final for the first time. Arango scored the go-ahead goal for the second straight game on Sunday in LAFC's 3-0 victory over Austin FC in the Western Conference final. ...

Arango boots LAFC into Western final in 3-2 win over Galaxy

Oct. 21, 2022 02:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cristian “Chicho” Arango was able to keep Los Angeles Football Club's dream of a first MLS championship alive and end rival LA Galaxy's season in one shot. Arango scored on a rebound in the third minute of second-half stoppage time as LAFC advanced to the...

MLS powerhouse LAFC hopes to avoid Dodger Blues in playoffs

Oct. 19, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles FC spent most of this year reigning atop the Major League Soccer standings. eventually claiming the Supporters' Shield as the league's regular season champions for the second time in four years. And because this star-studded club plays in MLS, a...

Minnesota earns playoff spot with 2-0 victory over Vancouver

Oct. 09, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Franco Fragapane scored early in the first half, Jonathan González added an insurance goal in the second and Minnesota United defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0 on Sunday to clinch a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Minnesota United (15-14-6) came...

LAFC wins the Supporters Shield with a 2-1 win over Portland

Oct. 02, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dénis Bouanga scored his first Major League Soccer goal in stoppage time and LAFC clinched the Supporters Shield with a 2-1 victory over the Portland Timbers on Sunday. LAFC (21-8-4) had already earned the top seed in the playoffs and a first-round bye with...

Vela scores tying goal, LAFC draws Minnesota United 1-1

Sep. 13, 2022 23:16 PM EDT

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Carlos Vela scored the tying goal for Los Angeles FC in a 1-1 draw with Minnesota United on Tuesday night. Vela scored the equalizer for LAFC (19-8-4) in the 64th minute. Brent Kallman scored in the 45th minute for United (13-12-6). ...