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At low point after own goal, Gonzalez called Berhalter

Mar. 19, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — After the worst moment of his soccer life, after his own goal at Trinidad and Tobago helped cost the United States a World Cup, Omar Gonzalez called Gregg Berhalter. Gonzalez was 20 when he joined the LA Galaxy in 2009 and Berhalter was a 35-year-old fellow defender. "From that point...

Berhalter shifting Adams to right back, Yedlin to midfield

Mar. 18, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — New U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter announced an intriguing position change after his first training session with the full American player pool Monday, moving Tyler Adams to right back and DeAndre Yedlin to wide midfield. Yedlin, at 25, is among the veterans retained after the failure to...

Russell's late goal lifts Sporting KC to 1-1 tie with Rapids

Mar. 17, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Johnny Russell scored in the closing minutes to help Sporting Kansas City tie the Colorado Rapids 1-1 on Sunday night. Gianluca Busio drew a foul against defender Axel Sjoberg a few yards outside the area and Russell put away the ensuing free kick , lifting it over the leaping...

Jozy Altidore scores winner, Toronto FC beats Revolution 3-2

Mar. 17, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Jozy Altidore came off the bench to score the winner in the 80th minute and Toronto FC beat the New England Revolution 3-2 on Sunday night in its home opener. Altidore tapped in Justin Morrow's cross. Shut down late last season to have ankle surgery, the U.S. star came on in the 68th minute...

FC Cincinnati wins for 1st time in MLS, beating Timbers

Mar. 17, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Allan Cruz and Mathieu Deplagne scored two minutes apart in the second half and expansion FC Cincinnati won for the first time in MLS, topping the 10-man Portland Timbers 3-0 on Sunday in its home debut. Kendall Waston scored FC Cincy's first home goal in the MLS in the 15th minute by...

Barco, Atlanta United rally for 1-1 tie win Union

Mar. 17, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ezequiel Barco came on in the 67th minute and scored three minutes later to help Atlanta United tie the Philadelphia Union 1-1 on Sunday night. Defending champion Atlanta (0-1-2) used a series of quick passes to move to ball from the left to the right side where Julian Gressel first-timed a...

Jesse Gonzalez replaces Zack Steffen on US roster

Mar. 17, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Columbus goalkeeper Zack Steffen has been dropped from the U.S. roster for exhibitions against Ecuador and Chile, replaced by Dallas' Jesse Gonzalez. Steffen, who started the first two matches under new U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter, played in the Crew's 1-0 win over Dallas on Saturday night....

Vela has 2 game-tying goals, LAFC ties NYCFC 2-2

Mar. 17, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Vela had two game-tying goals to help Los Angeles FC tie New York City FC 2-2 on Sunday. Vela tied it at 1 in the 43rd minute for LAFC (2-0-1) by getting to Latif Blessing's through ball and poking it into the back of the net. Vela leveled the match in the 76th on a penalty-kick...

Galaxy beat Minnesota United 3-2

Mar. 17, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Jonathan dos Santos and Chris Pontius scored first-half goals and the LA Galaxy held on to beat Minnesota United 3-2 on Saturday night. Dos Santos scored on a penalty kick to open the scoring in the 36th minute. Osvaldo Alonso conceded the penalty, taking down Uriel Antuna in the...

Rooney's hat trick leads DC United over Real Salt Lake 5-0

Mar. 16, 2019 10:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wayne Rooney scored a hat trick and added an assist on Saturday night to help D.C. United beat nine-man Real Salt Lake 5-0. Rooney converted a penalty to open the scoring in the 34th minute. Marcelo Silva brought down Paul Arriola in the 18-yard box and the penalty was confirmed after...