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Bale makes early exit for Wales against England at World Cup

Nov. 29, 2022 17:58 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — If it was Gareth Bale ’s final game for Wales, it ended rather unceremoniously. The Wales captain was substituted at halftime of the team's match against England at the World Cup on Tuesday because of a hamstring injury. While it was...

Iran will have backup goalkeeper against Wales and star Bale

Nov. 24, 2022 11:34 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Iran goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand will miss the World Cup match against Wales with a concussion, giving likely replacement Hossein Hosseini a tall task against star Gareth Bale. Iran, in last place in Group B after a 6-2 loss to England, plays Wales on Friday at...

Major League Soccer package on Apple TV to launch on Feb. 1

Nov. 16, 2022 12:14 PM EST

Major League Soccer's 10-year partnership with Apple will kick off next Feb. 1 with the launch of MLS Season Pass. The announcement Wednesday came less than two weeks after the MLS Cup and just ahead of the start of the World Cup. The rights deal, which was first...

Wales coach Page not worried about Bale ahead of World Cup

Nov. 09, 2022 15:16 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Wales head coach Robert Page has dismissed concerns about Gareth Bale's fitness after including the former Real Madrid forward in his World Cup squad on Wednesday. Bale will captain his country in Qatar, which is the first time it has qualified for the...

MLS Cup final averages combined 2.155 million viewers

Nov. 08, 2022 15:15 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles FC’s victory over the Philadelphia Union on penalty kicks in the MLS Cup final was the second highest in the league's 27-year history for combined U.S. viewers. Saturday's game averaged a combined 2.155 million viewers on Fox and Univision, a 38%...

WORLD CUP WATCH: Club season ready to pause, injuries mount

Nov. 07, 2022 12:26 PM EST

One more week. That’s the time coaches of World Cup teams need to wait before they finally get their hands on their players ahead of a truncated build-up to the tournament in Qatar. Some players might have checked out from club play already. Like...

LAFC confirms keeper Crepeau broke leg on MLS Cup final foul

Nov. 06, 2022 19:46 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles FC goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau broke his right leg while committing a red-card foul during extra time in the team's MLS Cup final victory over the Philadelphia Union, the team confirmed Sunday. Crépeau had surgery at Kaiser Permanente's Baldwin Park...

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. ...

Canada fretting on Davies, Crepeau injuries before World Cup

Nov. 05, 2022 22:11 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Canada is sweating on the fitness of Alphonso Davies and goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau just over two weeks before the World Cup begins. Davies went off with an apparent leg injury while playing for Bayern Munich on Saturday, while Crepeau left the field on a cart several...

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...