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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 file photo, Atlanta United defender Julian Gressel (24) reacts as he makes his way onstage for the trophy presentation after defeating the Portland Timbers 2-0 to win during the MLS Cup soccer championship in Atlanta. Atlanta United surrendered another big part of its MLS Cup-winning squad, trading midfielder Julian Gressel to D.C. United on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 after failing to reach agreement on a new contract. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Atlanta United deals MF Julian Gressel to D.C. United

Jan. 21, 2020 6:05 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United surrendered another big part of its MLS Cup-winning squad, trading midfielder Julian Gressel to D.C. United on Tuesday after failing to reach agreement on a new contract. Atlanta acquired $650,000 in targeted allocation money in 2020 and another $100,000 in 2021, with the...

Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster clears under pressure from Aston Villa's Indiana Vassilev during the English Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham, England, Tuesday Jan. 21, 2020. (David Davies/PA via AP)

Vassilev becomes 2nd-youngest American in Premier League

Jan. 21, 2020 5:17 PM EST

Forward Indiana Vassilev became the second-youngest American to play in England's Premier League when he appeared as a substitute in the second half at Brighton. Vassilev entered in the 67th minute of Saturday's 1-1 draw. At 18 years, 11 months, 2 days, he became the second-youngest behind defender Jonathan...

Jose Margulies, center, leaves federal court following his sentencing, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough New York. A federal judge in Brooklyn sentenced Brazilian broadcast executive Margulies to two years' probation on Tuesday for acting as an intermediary in a scheme to exchange bribes for the media rights to South American soccer tournaments. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Brazilian broadcast executive gets probation in FIFA scandal

Jan. 21, 2020 2:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in Brooklyn sentenced a Brazilian broadcast executive to two years of probation Tuesday for acting as an intermediary in a scheme to exchange bribes for the media rights to South American soccer tournaments. Jose Margulies participated in a “massive worldwide...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2019, file photo, Sevilla's Javier Hernandez celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during a Europa League group A soccer match against APOEL Nicosia at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain. The Los Angeles Galaxy have signed Javier “Chicharito” Hernández to a Designated Player contract, the MLS soccer club announced Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti, File)

Mexican goal-scoring star Chicharito signs with LA Galaxy

Jan. 21, 2020 1:38 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The LA Galaxy have signed Javier “Chicharito” Hernández, bringing the Mexican star back to North America after a lengthy career in Europe. The Galaxy announced the long-gestating deal Tuesday for Hernández. The striker will participate in his first training...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, Toronto FC MLS soccer player Michael Bradley speaks to the media during an end of season availability in Toronto, Wednesday,. Toronto FC training camp opened with a bang Monday with the news that captain Michael Bradley is scheduled to undergo ankle surgery and could be out for four months or more. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Bradley to have surgery, likely sidelined about 4 months

Jan. 20, 2020 2:25 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto midfielder Michael Bradley needs surgery on his right ankle and likely will be sidelined about four months. Bradley was hurt during Major League Soccer's championship game on Nov. 10 when Seattle's Román Torres attempted a shot and hit the ankle with his follow-through. Toronto...

David Beckham poses for a photograph before a Christian Dior pre-fall 2020 men's fashion collection presentation during Art Basel on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Beckham's MLS team in Miami takes field for first time

Jan. 20, 2020 1:37 PM EST

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. (AP) — David Beckham’s new soccer team finally got to play soccer. After more than six years of planning — and a process that was at times brutally difficult — Inter Miami took the field for the first time Monday. The expansion MLS club’s inaugural training...

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.(AP Photo/Jon Super)

Liverpool goes 16 points clear by beating Man United 2-0

Jan. 19, 2020 6:34 PM EST

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Mohamed Salah ripped off his Liverpool jersey at a freezing Anfield after completing a 2-0 victory over Manchester United in stoppage time on Sunday, rousing fans on the Kop to sing: “We're gonna win the league.” It's been a 30-year wait but there is no longer any...

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.(AP Photo/Jon Super)

Liverpool fans already celebrating title after United win

Jan. 19, 2020 4:06 PM EST

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — After providing the assist, Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson wasn't going to miss out on joining the celebrations. Even if it meant racing the length of the field to slide into Mohamed Salah. By that time, on a freezing winter's evening on Merseyside, Salah was shirtless, torso...

Cyprus police arrest soccer player amid match-fixing probe

Jan. 19, 2020 1:36 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus police have arrested a 30-year-old soccer player in connection with a probe into alleged match-fixing in the country's second-tier league and cup games. Police said Sunday the arrest was linked to two matches for which there was “heavy betting activity.” The...

Manchester United's substitute player Marcus Rashford walks off the pitch with an injury during the English FA Cup third round replay soccer match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Man United set to be without Marcus Rashford for weeks

Jan. 19, 2020 11:48 AM EST

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is expected to be out for a few weeks with a back injury, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Sunday. The 22-year-old Rashford sustained his latest injury after being introduced as a second-half substitute in Wednesday's 1-0 FA Cup...