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Leipzig's Tyler Adams scores his side's second goal during the Champions League quarterfinal match between RB Leipzig and Atletico Madrid at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (Miguel A. Lopes/Pool Photo via AP)

Sadness to surreal: The biggest day in Tyler Adams' career

Aug. 14, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

LISBON (AP) — A day that ended with Tyler Adams producing the biggest moment in Leipzig’s history — and his own young career — started in disappointment. Coach Julian Nagelsmann had to break the news to the 21-year-old American midfielder that he wouldn’t be starting the...

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020 file photo, empty seats during the English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St James' Park stadium in NewCastle, England. Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has withdrawn its bid to buy English Premier League club Newcastle after the process was stalled by concerns about piracy by the kingdom and human rights complaints. The league has spent four months considering whether to approve the 300 million pound takeover that would have seen Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund gain an 80% take in the northeast club.  (Lindsey Parnaby/Pool via AP, File)

EPL breaks silence on reasons for stalled Newcastle takeover

Aug. 14, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The consortium which withdrew its bid to buy English club Newcastle declined an offer of independent arbitration into the long-running case after a request for additional information from the Premier League, according to the head of the competition. Premier League chief executive Richard...

FC Dallas (left) and Nashville SC players kneel during the national anthem before an MLS soccer game at Toyota Stadium on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Frisco, Texas. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

FC Dallas owners condemn threats against player

Aug. 13, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

The owners of FC Dallas came to the defense of player Reggie Cannon after he expressed disgust at the fans who booed players who knelt during the national anthem — and then faced a backlash on social media that included threats. Cannon made comments following the game between Dallas and Nashville SC on...

New MLS team will be called St. Louis City SC

Aug. 13, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The newest Major League Soccer team will be called St. Louis City SC when it debuts in 2023, team officials announced Thursday. The team's name and logo were unveiled nearly a year after the city was given an MLS franchise. St. Louis City SC will join Sacramento as the 29th and 30th teams...

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo, Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei, right, makes a save against Los Angeles FC forward Adama Diomande during the second half of an MLS soccer Western Conference final in Los Angeles. Diomande has announced he is leaving LAFC. The club did not immediately respond to Diomande's posts on social media. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

LAFC forward Adama Diomande says he's terminating contract

Aug. 13, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles FC forward Adama Diomande announced Thursday that he is leaving the club for family reasons. Diomande cited the “many family priorities in my life” as the reason for his decision, writing, “I have decided to terminate my contract with immediate effect in...

FC Dallas (left) and Nashville SC players kneel during the national anthem before an MLS soccer game at Toyota Stadium on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Frisco, Texas. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Players kneeling for anthem met with boos before MLS game

Aug. 13, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

There was a smattering of boos when players from FC Dallas and Nashville SC collectively took a knee during the national anthem before their MLS game Wednesday night in Frisco, Texas. Dallas defender Reggie Cannon said he was disgusted by the boos at Toyota Stadium when players and officials knelt to call...

FILE - In this April 20, 2019, file photo, Juventus' Blaise Matuidi controls the ball during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and AC Fiorentina, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy. Midfielder Blaise Matuidi, a 2018 World Cup champion for France, signed with Inter Miami and will be reunited with team co-owner David Beckham. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

Reunion with Beckham: Blaise Matuidi signed by Inter Miami

Aug. 13, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Midfielder Blaise Matuidi, a 2018 World Cup champion for France, signed with Inter Miami and will be reunited with team co-owner David Beckham. Matuidi and Beckham were teammates with Paris Saint-Germain in 2013. “I couldn’t be happier to welcome my friend Blaise to Inter Miami....

Red Bulls trade Muyl to Nashville for international spot

Aug. 13, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — The New York Red Bulls on Thursday traded midfielder Alex Muyl to Nashville SC for an an international roster spot through the end of 2021. The Red Bulls said they could also receive an additional $50,000 in general allocation money in 2021 based on Muyl's play. A member of the Red...

FC Dallas player acknowledges supporters as they take the field before an MLS soccer game against the Nashville SC at Toyota Stadium on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Frisco, Texas. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Nashville defeats Dallas 1-0 as MLS restarts the season

Aug. 13, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — David Accam scored in the 86th minute to give Nashville SC a 1-0 victory over FC Dallas on Wednesday night in the first match for both teams since Major League Soccer shut down the season in March because of the coronavirus. Nashville and Dallas were forced to withdraw from the MLS is...

Due to the new coronavirus pandemic a man wears a face mask of the German first division soccer team FC Schalke 04 and a hat with the word reading

The Latest: Notre Dame says 2 football players in isolation

Aug. 12, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Notre Dame tested 117 football players for COVID-19 on Monday and two tested positive, according to university physician Dr. Matt Leiszler. Of the two positive tests, one player was mildly symptomatic and the other was...