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MLS expands diversity hiring requirements for sporting staff

Dec. 07, 2021 21:04 PM EST

Major League Soccer clubs must interview at least one Black candidate when hiring for sporting positions as part of updates to the diversity hiring policy announced by the league Tuesday. The new requirement calls for at least two non-white candidates to be interviewed for any open...

Ex-US player Armas to be assistant coach at Man United

Dec. 07, 2021 21:03 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Former United States international Chris Armas will be an assistant to manager Ralf Rangnick at Manchester United. The 49-year-old Armas has recently been coach at two teams in Major League Soccer: New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC. ...

New England's Carles Gil wins MLS Most Valuable Player award

Dec. 07, 2021 20:35 PM EST

New England Revolution midfielder Carles Gil has been named Major League Soccer's Player of the Year. Gil had a league-best 18 assists, as well as four goals, and captained the Revolution to a historic season. New England won the Supporters' Shield with a league-record 73 points. ...

Vardy's Rochester team joins MLS Next Pro, launching in 2022

Dec. 06, 2021 18:31 PM EST

When Jamie Vardy was cut by his local youth team at 16, the rejection certainly stung. But it didn't deter him. Vardy went on to play for a semipro team while working to make ends meet — persistence that eventually paid off for the Leicester City striker. Vardy is...

NYCFC outlasts Union 2-1 to reach 1st MLS Cup final

Dec. 05, 2021 19:06 PM EST

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Sean Johnson high-stepped his way up the stairs at the back of a makeshift stage as his New York City FC teammates parted to let the standout goalie slide through the gap. He crouched and then burst straight up with the MLS Eastern Conference...

Leipzig reacts after 3 league losses: Marsch no longer coach

Dec. 05, 2021 05:56 AM EST

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — American Jesse Marsch is no longer coach of Bundesliga team Leipzig. The club said Sunday that the two had “mutually agreed to end the cooperation. That is the result of an in-depth analysis and intensive discussions” after Friday’s 2-1...

Timbers down RSL 2-0 for conference title, MLS final berth

Dec. 04, 2021 22:17 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Felipe Mora and Santiago Moreno scored and the Portland Timbers advanced to the MLS Cup final with a 2-0 victory over Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference final on Saturday. Fourth-seeded Portland will host the winner of Sunday's Eastern...

Union without 11 players for MLS East final against NYCFC

Dec. 04, 2021 20:48 PM EST

The Philadelphia Union will be without 11 players on Sunday when the team plays NYCFC in the MLS Eastern Conference finals because of COVID-19 health and safety protocols. The players out for the game included captain Alejandro Bedoya and goalkeeper Andre Blake, as well...

Luchi Gonzalez hired as US assistant, switching with Estévez

Dec. 04, 2021 14:52 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Luchi Gonzalez was hired Saturday as Gregg Berhalter's assistant coach with the U.S. men's national soccer team, switching places with Nico Estévez. Gonzalez, 41, became coach of Major League Soccer's Dallas team on Dec. 16, 2018, and was fired this past...

Berhalter: US takes cold better than El Salvador, Honduras

Dec. 03, 2021 12:54 PM EST

Gregg Berhalter thinks American players will adjust to a freeze with ease. The U.S. picked Columbus, Ohio, for its World Cup qualifier against El Salvador on Jan. 27 and St. Paul, Minnesota, for its Feb. 2 match against Honduras, games wrapped around a Jan. 30 meeting...