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Hurtado scores in 88th minute, Sporting KC beats Minnesota

Aug. 23, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Erik Hurtado scored his second goal of the season in the 88th minute and Sporting Kansas City beat Minnesota United 1-0 Thursday night. Hurtado ran past his defender to get to Johnny Russell's through ball, took one touch to elude keeper Vito Mannone and tapped it into the empty...

NWSL players say investment key to sustaining World Cup bump

Aug. 22, 2019 3:14 AM EDT

While record crowds at National Women's Soccer League games are evidence of a World Cup bump, players want the momentum to extend beyond the ticket office. Portland drew a league-record 25,218 fans to a game against the defending champion North Carolina Courage earlier this month, and last weekend Sky Blue staged...

Vela scores 2 goals, LAFC beats Earthquakes 4-0

Aug. 22, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Carlos Vela scored two goals to reach 26 on the season, Diego Rossi got his 14th in the sixth minute and Los Angeles FC beat the San Jose Earthquakes 4-0 on Wednesday night. Los Angeles (19-3-4) has won all four meetings between the clubs, outscoring the Earthquakes 15-3. San Jose...

Castellanos scores 10th goal, NYCFC tops Crew 1-0

Aug. 21, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Valentín Castellanos scored in the 36th minute, Sean Johnson got his seventh shutout of the season and New York City FC beat the Columbus Crew 1-0 on Wednesday night. New York (12-5-8) won for the fifth time in seven games to move within a point of Eastern Conference leaders...

Kaku, Royer score, Red Bulls top United 2-1 in Atlantic Cup

Aug. 21, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Romero "Kaku" Gamarra scored in the sixth minute, Daniel Royer got his ninth goal on a penalty kick, and the New York Red Bulls beat D.C. United 2-1 on Wednesday night in the Atlantic Cup. New York (12-10-5) has a nine-game undefeated streak in the series. D.C. United (10-9-9) hasn't won...

Impact change coaches as they struggle to make MLS playoffs

Aug. 21, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Impact have fired coach Remi Garde and replaced him with Wilmer Cabrera. The move Wednesday comes 27 games into the Garde's second season with the team, which is struggling to hang on to a Major League Soccer playoff spot. The Impact are coming off a 3-3 draw with FC Dallas at...

Report: Beckham stadium site has unsafe arsenic levels

Aug. 20, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — An environmental report poses a new problem for the proposed site of David Beckham's Major League Soccer stadium in Miami: Tests show the soil is far more toxic than expected. According to the Miami Herald, the analysis found arsenic contamination reaching more than twice the legal limit and...

MLS awards expansion franchise to St. Louis for 2022 debut

Aug. 20, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

The prospects of a Major League Soccer franchise ever calling St. Louis home appeared to have died two years ago when voters turned down the use of a business tax to finance a new downtown stadium. Then a new potential ownership group came along. Led by members of the founding family of car rental giant...

Wilson, Ciara, Macklemore celebrate joining Sounders

Aug. 19, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson, Ciara and Macklemore say they are honored to be a part of the Seattle Sounders ownership group. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback and his wife, along with the Grammy Award-winning hip hop artist, said at a Sounders event Monday that a sense of community drew them into joining...

In 1 game, Bale shows he can still contribute at Real Madrid

Aug. 19, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Just like that, Gareth Bale is part of the solution for Real Madrid again. After only one game back as a starter, the player who wasn't wanted by coach Zinedine Zidane a few weeks ago showed he can still contribute to the team. Zidane started Bale in the team's Spanish league opener on...