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Galaxy, Zlatan Ibrahimović mutually part ways after 2 years

Nov. 13, 2019 5:30 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — You’re welcome and goodbye, Los Angeles. Zlatan Ibrahimović and the LA Galaxy are officially parting ways after two eventful seasons, the 38-year-old Swedish superstar and the club announced Wednesday. “I came, I saw, I conquered,” Ibrahimović wrote on...

Seattle puts stamp on its first 10 years with 2nd MLS title

Nov. 11, 2019 4:39 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — As the week progressed, Adrian Hanauer's appreciation for what was going on with his club and his city was growing. Yet it was only in the final moments, when the Seattle Sounders held a three-goal lead in the MLS Cup title game, that Hanauer could look around and really take it all in. "At...

LAFC's Carlos Vela named MLS MVP after record 34-goal season

Nov. 4, 2019 4:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carlos Vela won Major League Soccer's most valuable player award by shredding scoring records and captaining Los Angeles FC to the best regular season in league history. Vela plans to stick around because he wants to do even more for LAFC next year. Vela accepted the Landon Donovan MVP...

De Boer makes a most satisfying comeback with Atlanta United

Oct. 30, 2019 4:23 AM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Frank de Boer never seems to get flustered. The stoic Dutchman can switch from one language to another with ease. He speaks bluntly and rarely betrays any sense of doubt in his coaching abilities. Yet, this has been a year when he's had to show some flexibility. Maybe he didn't have...

Sounders upset league-best LAFC 3-1 to reach MLS Cup final

Oct. 30, 2019 1:50 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Los Angeles FC had the best regular season in Major League Soccer history, the 2-year-old club had never been this deep in the playoffs. The tough, tested Seattle Sounders go deep almost every year, and they'll get to play for another championship after a vintage display of...

Powerhouse LAFC following Sounders' footsteps toward MLS Cup

Oct. 28, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wildly successful expansion team with deep-pocketed celebrity ownership is one win away from the MLS Cup final. So is Los Angeles FC. A decade before LAFC made its flashy impact on Major League Soccer, the Seattle Sounders blazed a similar path. The Sounders also had an immediate...

Ibrahimovic gives no clues about future after playoff loss

Oct. 25, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic's future is unlikely to be known for at least a few weeks now that his season is over. The Swedish superstar dazzled Major League Soccer with 31 goals and led the LA Galaxy to the playoffs for the first time since 2016. His goal of winning an MLS Cup was denied,...

Vela leads LAFC past Zlatan's Galaxy for 1st playoff win 5-3

Oct. 25, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid every unprecedented feat during Los Angeles FC's stellar season, one deficiency glared. Carlos Vela and his teammates had never managed to beat the LA Galaxy in a rivalry series that has been sizzling for its entire two-year history. With LAFC's season riding on the end of that...

Sounders advance to West finals with 2-0 win over Salt Lake

Oct. 24, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Nick Rimando did all he could for the first hour in an attempt to prolong his career for one more game and frustrate the Seattle Sounders. Gustav Svensson finally found the breakthrough and with it began the eventual end to the career for one of the best goalkeepers in MLS history. "We know...

MLS top coach Bradley leads LAFC's daily quest for greatness

Oct. 23, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Bradley rocks in his chair under the sizzling Southern California sun and gives an exaggerated New Jersey shoulder shrug. The Los Angeles FC coach can use his entire body to make a point, and he's emphasizing what's actually important about individual accolades, such as being named...