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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2019, file photo, Sevilla's Javier Hernandez celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during a Europa League group A soccer match against APOEL Nicosia at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain. The Los Angeles Galaxy have signed Javier “Chicharito” Hernández to a Designated Player contract, the MLS soccer club announced Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti, File)

Mexican goal-scoring star Chicharito signs with LA Galaxy

Jan. 21, 2020 9:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The biggest star in Mexican soccer is coming to the LA Galaxy. Javier “Chicharito” Hernández announced his move to the five-time MLS champions on Tuesday, bringing the veteran striker back to North America after a lengthy career in Europe. Hernández will...

FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 file photo, Atlanta United defender Julian Gressel (24) reacts as he makes his way onstage for the trophy presentation after defeating the Portland Timbers 2-0 to win during the MLS Cup soccer championship in Atlanta. Atlanta United surrendered another big part of its MLS Cup-winning squad, trading midfielder Julian Gressel to D.C. United on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 after failing to reach agreement on a new contract. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Atlanta United deals MF Julian Gressel to D.C. United

Jan. 21, 2020 6:05 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United surrendered another big part of its MLS Cup-winning squad, trading midfielder Julian Gressel to D.C. United on Tuesday after failing to reach agreement on a new contract. Atlanta acquired $650,000 in targeted allocation money in 2020 and another $100,000 in 2021, with the...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, Toronto FC MLS soccer player Michael Bradley speaks to the media during an end of season availability in Toronto, Wednesday,. Toronto FC training camp opened with a bang Monday with the news that captain Michael Bradley is scheduled to undergo ankle surgery and could be out for four months or more. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Bradley to have surgery, likely sidelined about 4 months

Jan. 20, 2020 2:25 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto midfielder Michael Bradley needs surgery on his right ankle and likely will be sidelined about four months. Bradley was hurt during Major League Soccer's championship game on Nov. 10 when Seattle's Román Torres attempted a shot and hit the ankle with his follow-through. Toronto...

David Beckham poses for a photograph before a Christian Dior pre-fall 2020 men's fashion collection presentation during Art Basel on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Beckham's MLS team in Miami takes field for first time

Jan. 20, 2020 1:37 PM EST

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. (AP) — David Beckham’s new soccer team finally got to play soccer. After more than six years of planning — and a process that was at times brutally difficult — Inter Miami took the field for the first time Monday. The expansion MLS club’s inaugural training...

Dortmund's Erling Haaland, left, celebrates with Giovanni Reyna after scoring a goal in a German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Augsburg and Borussia Dortmund in Augsburg, Germany, Saturday, Jan.18, 2020. ( Stefan Puchner/dpa via AP)

Gio Reyna youngest American to play in Bundesliga at age 17

Jan. 18, 2020 3:33 PM EST

AUGSBURG, Germany (AP) — Gio Reyna became the youngest American to play in the Bundesliga when he made his league debut for Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. Aged 17 years, 2 months, 5 days, Reyna came on in the 72nd minute at Augsburg and was booked in the 76th, with his performance impressing Dortmund coach...

Atlanta United signs defender Castillo to bolster left back

Jan. 17, 2020 6:52 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United announced the signing of defender Edgar Castillo on Friday. The 33-year-old Castillo gives the MLS team a veteran left back to compete for playing time with teenager George Bello. Castillo spent more than a decade in Mexico's Liga MX before moving to MLS in 2018. He spent...

Sebastian Berhalter, son of US coach, joins Columbus Crew

Jan. 17, 2020 12:50 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Midfielder Sebastian Berhalter, a 19-year-old son of U.S. national team coach Gregg Berhalter, signed with Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew as a homegrown player on Friday. Gregg Berhalter coached the Crew from 2013-18 before he was hired by the U.S. Soccer Federation. Sebastian...

MLS' Los Angeles FC signs Dutch goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer

Jan. 15, 2020 8:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dutch goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer has agreed to join Los Angeles FC. The MLS club announced the deal Wednesday to acquire the 34-year-old Vermeer, who has spent nearly all of his professional career in the domestic Eredivisie. LAFC used targeted allocation money to sign Vermeer, who spent...

Dortmund promotes American 17-year-old Reyna to first team

Jan. 15, 2020 11:50 AM EST

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund promoted American teenager Gio Reyna to its first team Wednesday. Dortmund signed the 17-year-old attacking midfielder from New York City FC in July. Since then he's scored eight goals in 16 games for Dortmund's under-19 team across all competitions. Reyna is...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo, Seattle Sounders players celebrate after beating the Toronto FC in the MLS Cup championship soccer match in Seattle. The Sounders victory was among Washington state's top news stories of 2019. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Defending champ Sounders open camp with plenty of questions

Jan. 14, 2020 7:24 PM EST

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Barely two months after celebrating their second MLS Cup title, the Seattle Sounders opened training camp Tuesday in a winter snowstorm. The thin layer of snow on the practice field was hardly the biggest obstacle facing Seattle after a challenging offseason. Players have departed and...