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Sounders land new jersey sponsor in online retailer Zulily

Jan. 17, 2019 6:07 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders have a new jersey sponsor after signing a multiyear deal with online retailer Zulily. The partnership was announced Thursday, along with Zulily's deal to be the jersey sponsor for the Seattle Reign of the NWSL. The Sounders had been sponsored by Microsoft and Xbox since...

Journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead

Jan. 17, 2019 1:42 PM EST

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said Thursday. His employers said he was assassinated. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was killed late...

Arsenal facing make-or-break 6 days

Jan. 17, 2019 9:17 AM EST

It's a six-day stretch that could make or break Arsenal's season and prompt renewed scrutiny into the machinations of a club that appears to have issues at every level. A home game against Chelsea in the English Premier League on Saturday, soon followed by the visit of Manchester United in the FA Cup. Lose both...

Crisis infects soccer tournament as Qatar faces Saudi Arabia

Jan. 16, 2019 4:06 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Traveling to the Asian Cup should have been a simple flight lasting barely an hour for Qatar's soccer players. Instead, it involved a circuitous route to the United Arab Emirates via Kuwait, lasting more than five hours. The journey demonstrates how the Persian Gulf...

Ian Harkes signs with 2nd-tier Dundee United in Scotland

Jan. 16, 2019 3:25 PM EST

Midfielder Ian Harkes, a son of former U.S. captain John Harkes, has left D.C. United to sign a two-year contract with Dundee United of Scotland's second-tier League Championship. The 23-year-old won the 2016 Hermann Trophy as the top U.S. college player while at Wake Forest and spent the last two seasons with...

MVP Martinez signs 5-year extension with Atlanta United

Jan. 16, 2019 12:38 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Major League Soccer MVP Josef Martinez kept insisting he was happy with Atlanta United. He backed it up Wednesday by signing a five-year contract extension with the MLS Cup champion, ending any questions about whether might be looking for another shot in Europe after a record season. No...

Wolff follows Berhalter from Columbus to US national team

Jan. 16, 2019 10:27 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. forward Josh Wolff has been hired as assistant coach under new American national team head coach Gregg Berhalter, moving with his former boss at Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew. Wolff, who turns 42 next month, was a teammate of Berhalter on the U.S. World Cup teams in 2002...

MLS formally announces Austin expansion team for 2021

Jan. 15, 2019 6:12 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After a long and often rocky courtship, Austin and Major League Soccer became a match. The league formally welcomed Austin as its 27th franchise with a raucous downtown party Tuesday full of chanting and flag-waving, and Commissioner Don Garber calling the Texas capital a "perfect...

De Boer takes over Atlanta United with big shoes to fill

Jan. 14, 2019 7:37 PM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Frank de Boer was sacked by Inter Milan after less than three months on the job. He lasted just four Premier League games at Crystal Palace. Now, after two short-lived coaching stints, de Boer has a chance to revive his career with the wildly popular champions of Major League Soccer....

LA Galaxy re-signs speedy midfielder Emmanuel Boateng

Jan. 14, 2019 5:02 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The LA Galaxy have re-signed midfielder Emmanuel Boateng. The Galaxy retained Boateng on Monday for a fourth season with the club. Boateng has made 87 appearances for the Galaxy, recording eight goals and 12 assists. The 5-foot-6 speedster is a favorite among Galaxy fans for his...