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CTE diagnosed in ex-MLS player Vermillion, a 1st for league

Jun. 28, 2022 20:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Researchers have diagnosed chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a Major League Soccer player for the first time, saying Tuesday that defender Scott Vermillion suffered from the degenerative brain disease. The Boston University CTE Center said Vermillion, who died of an...

Mexico slates 2 WCup warmups in US but missing some regulars

Jun. 28, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

Mexico will play a pair of World Cup warmups in September but is likely to be missing its European-based players because the matches are not on FIFA international fixture dates. No. 12 Mexico said Tuesday it will play 21st-ranked Peru on Sept. 24 at Pasadena, California, and No. 17...

Carlos Vela re-signs with Los Angeles FC through 2023

Jun. 28, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Carlos Vela expects Gareth Bale and Giorgio Chiellini to make a good team even better when they join him at Los Angeles FC, he also wants the European superstars to know they've still got plenty of work to do. Vela issued greetings and advice to his new...

Female referee at men's World Cup wants the game to shine

Jun. 27, 2022 20:58 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese referee Yoshimi Yamashita agrees with Pelé or whoever it was decades ago that first described soccer as the “beautiful game.” Yamashita is one of three women picked by FIFA to be referees at the men's World Cup in Qatar, which opens on Nov. 21. It's the...

Fans push soccer club to cancel Qatar game over human rights

Jun. 27, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

WATFORD, England (AP) — Fan groups said they persuaded English soccer club Watford on Monday to cancel a planned preseason game against Qatar over human rights issues. The supporter groups Proud Hornets, representing LGBT fans, and Women of Watford published a joint statement...

Atlanta loses Brooks Lennon 6-8 weeks with knee injury

Jun. 27, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Injury-plagued Atlanta United has lost another player, announcing Monday that defender Brooks Lennon will miss six to eight weeks after a freak incident. Lennon injured his left knee before a 2-1 loss at Toronto on Saturday. During pregame warmups, he slipped on a...

Petrovic has 6 saves in Revs' scoreless draw with Whitecaps

Jun. 26, 2022 22:24 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Djordje Petrovic made six saves for the New England Revolution in a scoreless draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday. The Revolution (6-5-6) ran their unbeaten streak to nine games at 4-0-5. Cody Cropper made two saves for...

Burke gives first-place Union 2-1 victory over NYCFC

Jun. 26, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Cory Burke’s goal lifted the Philadelphia Union to a 2-1 victory over New York City FC on Sunday. Burke’s game-winner came in the eighth minute of second-half stoppage time to put the Union (7-1-8) ahead 2-1. Jose Martinez had an assist on the goal. ...

LAFC hopeful Bale can join club within a couple weeks

Jun. 26, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Thorrington confirmed Sunday that Gareth Bale is joining Los Angeles FC. The timing of when that will happen remains a bit unsettled. Thorrington, LAFC's co-president and general manager, said after Sunday's match against the New York Red Bulls he is hopeful...

Arango, Palacios score in LAFC's 2-0 victory over Red Bulls

Jun. 26, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cristian Arango and Diego Palacios scored three minutes apart in the second half as Los Angeles FC pulled away for a 2-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Sunday. MLS-leading LAFC improved to 10-3-3 with its fourth shutout of the season and capped a...