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Venezia makes waves with American imports to Italian league

Sep. 24, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The team bus is a team boat for American midfielder Gianluca Busio and his Venezia teammates when they play home games in one of Italy's most picturesque cities. “We drive to a little port and the (water) taxi is waiting for us. That’s the only...

Club León rallies to top Sounders 3-2 in Leagues Cup final

Sep. 23, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ángel Mena scored twice in the second half, including a penalty kick in the 81st minute, and Club León rallied for a 3-2 win over the Seattle Sounders in the Leagues Cup final on Wednesday night. The eight-team, single-elimination competition between...

Klimala scores on penalty kick in 102nd, Red Bulls tie NYCFC

Sep. 22, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Patryk Klimala scored on a penalty kick in the 102nd minute to give the New York Red Bulls a 1-1 draw against New York City FC on Wednesday night. Klimala's goal was the latest ever in a MLS regular-season match. The penalty kick was awarded...

Gil scores in 91st, Revolution clinch 1st MLS playoff spot

Sep. 22, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Carles Gil scored in the 91st minute and the New England Revolution beat the Chicago Fire 3-2 on Wednesday night, becoming the first MLS team to clinch a playoff spot. New England (18-4-5) won for the 11th time in 14 games to reach 59 points — 15 ahead...

Mukhtar scores 2 goals, Nashville beats Miami 5-1

Sep. 22, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Hany Mukhtar scored two goals to reach 12 on the season and Nashville beat Inter Miami 5-1 on Wednesday night. Nashville (11-3-11), coming off its third loss of the season, avoided dropping back-to-back games for the first time this year....

US Soccer asks 9th Circuit to uphold ruling against players

Sep. 22, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation has urged the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a lower court’s decision to throw out the wage discrimination portion of a lawsuit filed by members of the women’s national team, arguing the law doesn't require the federation to pay...

Lavelle, Morgan shine as US women rout Paraguay again, 8-0

Sep. 21, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Rose Lavelle thrilled her hometown fans with a goal and three assists in the first 15 minutes, Alex Morgan scored three goals and the United States women routed Paraguay 8-0 in an exhibition on Tuesday night. The U.S. topped Paraguay by a combined...

MLS, Liga MX announce expanded Leagues Cup tournament

Sep. 21, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

Major League Soccer and Liga MX will pause play for a month each summer beginning in 2023 for an expanded Leagues Cup tournament. The tournament will include all the teams from the two leagues and decide three berths for the CONCACAF Champions League, including a spot in...

League Cup: Man City, Liverpool ease through; Everton out

Sep. 21, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

Bidding to win the English League Cup for a fifth straight season, Manchester City’s players fell behind during a game in the competition for the first time in nearly four years on Tuesday. They immediately put that right. City responded to...

Afghanistan girls soccer team given asylum in Portugal

Sep. 21, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

The girls on Afghanistan’s national soccer team were anxious. For weeks, they had been moving around the country, waiting for word that they could leave. One wants to be a doctor, another a movie producer, others engineers. All dream of growing up to be professional...