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Al Ahly's late goal ends Seattle debut 1-0 in Club World Cup

Feb. 04, 2023 14:48 PM EST

TANGIER, Morocco (AP) — Mohamed Afsha scored on a deflected shot in the 88th minute and sent Al Ahly into the Club World Cup semifinals by beating the Seattle Sounders 1-0 on Saturday. Afsha scored after coming on as a substitute in the 63rd. He lifted Al Ahly into the semifinals...

US men's soccer debut game on TNT draws 416,000 viewers

Feb. 03, 2023 15:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The first English-language television broadcast of the U.S. men’s soccer team in its new media contract was seen by 416,000 viewers on TNT. Last Saturday’s 0-0 exhibition draw against Colombia, which started at 7:37 p.m. EST, was seen by 540,000 in its...

Wrexham to compete in 7-on-7 tournament in North Carolina

Feb. 03, 2023 13:03 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Wrexham, the fifth-tier Welsh club owned by actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, will send a team to compete in a $1 million, winner-take-all, seven—on-seven tournament in early June in Cary, North Carolina. The 32-team tournament includes Mexico's Necaxa and...

Greenwood's future remains uncertain after charges dropped

Feb. 03, 2023 12:26 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — A year after his arrest, Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood is free to resume a soccer career that looked set to make him one of the biggest stars in the sport. Where he goes from here, however, is unknown. The 21-year-old Greenwood,...

LAFC's Crépeau standing tall after broken leg in title match

Feb. 03, 2023 11:53 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maxime Crépeau wanted to watch the last minutes of the MLS Cup final during his ride to the hospital, but he couldn't get a stream to work in the ambulance. The Los Angeles FC goalkeeper and his wife gave up and started refreshing a statistical webpage on his phone, his broken...

Mark Geiger replaces Howard Webb as head of MLS referees

Feb. 03, 2023 10:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Geiger will take over from Howard Webb as the head of referees in Major League Soccer. The 48-year-old Geiger, who retired as a referee after the 2018 season, was promoted Friday to general manager of the Professional Referee Organization that supplies MLS...

LAFC signs defender Sergi Palencia from Saint-Étienne

Feb. 02, 2023 16:35 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles FC signed Spanish defender Sergi Palencia on Thursday to a two-year contract through the 2024 season. The 26-year-old Palencia is joining the defending Major League Soccer champions from Saint-Étienne in France's Ligue 2. His deal with LAFC includes...

Harry Kane has records in sight, but trophies elude him

Feb. 02, 2023 11:19 AM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Harry Kane will become Tottenham’s all-time leading scorer with a goal against Manchester City on Sunday. The striker’s wait for a major trophy, however, will go on. Kane is set to surpass the late Jimmy Greaves’ club record of 266...

Judge cuts soccer equal pay legal fees from $6.6M to $5.5M

Feb. 01, 2023 20:49 PM EST

A federal judge granted final approval to the equal pay lawsuit settlement between female players and the U.S. Soccer Federation, cutting legal fees from $6.6 million to $5.5 million. The Jan. 4 order on legal fees by U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner in Los Angeles was referenced...

Megan Rapinoe back with US for SheBelieves Cup

Feb. 01, 2023 18:13 PM EST

Megan Rapinoe is set to return for the United States in the SheBelieves Cup after missing the team's recent trip to New Zealand because of an ankle injury. Rapinoe has made 197 appearances for the United States and she could reach 200 during the tournament, which begins Feb. 16 in...