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Crystal Palace player gets death threats after Núñez ejected

Aug. 16, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen says he received death threats and an avalanche of abuse online after Liverpool's Darwin Núñez was ejected for headbutting him in a Premier League game on Monday night. Andersen took to Instagram to share what he said was a...

World Cup Watch: Jesus out to reclaim Brazil's No. 9 jersey

Aug. 16, 2022 06:01 AM EDT

It's one of the biggest honors in soccer: Playing as the center forward for Brazil at a World Cup. Gabriel Jesus knows all about that, having been handed the No. 9 jersey at the 2018 tournament in Russia and — as every Brazilian is acutely aware — failing to score a goal. ...

Richy Ledezma hurts ankle in 1st PSV start in 20 months

Aug. 15, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

American midfielder Richy Ledezma injured an ankle in his first start for PSV Eindhoven in 20 months. The 20-year-old from Phoenix was replaced in the 37th minute of Saturday's Eredivisie match at Go Ahead Eagles after he was fouled by Mats Deijl, who was given a red card. ...

CFP championship games to return to Atlanta, South Florida

Aug. 15, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

Atlanta and South Florida have been selected to host College Football Playoff national championship games for the second time. The CFP announced Monday that Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, would be the site of the title game scheduled to be played in January 2026, the...

Viewer's guide for this year's World Cup in Qatar

Aug. 15, 2022 09:40 AM EDT

A last chance for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Kylian Mbappé back on the biggest stage of all. Brazil bidding for a record-extending sixth title. One of the most eagerly anticipated World Cups in memory — as much for off-the-field reasons as those on it — is just around...

Ten Hag discovering the mess he has inherited at Man United

Aug. 15, 2022 04:29 AM EDT

Maybe Ralf Rangnick was right, after all. Maybe Manchester United does require soccer’s equivalent of “open-heart surgery” to fix the glut of issues currently afflicting England’s biggest club. That was the blunt assessment offered in April by Rangnick,...

LAFC ups win streak to six with 5-0 rout over Charlotte

Aug. 14, 2022 01:18 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jesús Murillo scored early in the second half and Los Angeles FC did all its damage after intermission to pick up its sixth straight victory in a 5-0 rout of Charlotte FC on Saturday night. Murillo gave LAFC (17-4-3) the lead for good in the 49th minute. José...

Galaxy ride Grandsir's brace to 5-2 romp over Whitecaps

Aug. 14, 2022 00:48 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Samuel Grandsir scored two of Los Angeles' four first-half goals to spark the Galaxy to a 5-2 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night. Grandsir, who came into the match with one goal this season, scored in the 12th minute to stake Los Angeles...

Toronto FC wins 3-1, ends Timbers' unbeaten streak at 10

Aug. 14, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Italian newcomers Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi scored late goals and Toronto FC beat Portland 3-1 on Saturday night to end the Timbers' unbeaten streak at 10 games. Captain Michael Bradley set up Insigne’s tiebreaking goal in the 79th minute, scooping...

Rubio's PK goal helps Rapids earn 1-1 draw with Crew

Aug. 14, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Diego Rubio scored on a penalty kick late in the first half to help the Colorado Rapids earn a 1-1 draw with the Columbus Crew on Saturday. Cucho Hernández scored just five minutes into the match to give Columbus (8-6-10) an early lead. Hernández has...