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Galaxy beat Minnesota United 2-1, move on to face LAFC

Oct. 21, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The latest edition of "El Trafico" will take place in the MLS playoffs, with the pair of powerhouse Los Angeles teams set to stage their biggest matchup yet. Sebastian Lletget and Jonathan dos Santos scored four minutes apart midway through the second half, leading the Los Angeles...

NC Courage advance to NWSL final with 4-1 win over the Reign

Oct. 20, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Debinha scored on a free kick in extra time to snap a tie, and the North Carolina Courage went on to defeat Reign FC 4-1 in extra time on Sunday to advance to the National Women's Soccer League championship game. The Courage, winners of the NWSL Shield for the third straight year with a...

Picault, Fabián help Union beat Red Bulls 4-3 in extra time

Oct. 20, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Fabrice-Jean Picault scored and assisted on Marco Fabián's goal in extra time to help the Philadelphia Union beat New York 4-3 on Sunday and eliminate the Red Bulls from the playoffs. Fabián came on in the 103rd minute and scored in the 105th when his shot from the left side...

Red Stars defeat Thorns 1-0 to reach NWSL championship

Oct. 20, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Sam Kerr scored in the ninth minute and the Chicago Red Stars advanced to the National Women's Soccer League championship match with a 1-0 victory over the Portland Thorns on Sunday. The Red Stars are heading to a final for the first time after four straight semifinal losses....

AP Sources: China in line to host 2021 Club World Cup

Oct. 20, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

China is in line to be chosen by FIFA as host of the first edition of the expanded 24-team Club World Cup in 2021. FIFA's decision-making body will meet in Shanghai on Thursday to select the venue of its revamped tournament for clubs that is due to be staged every four years, replacing the little-regarded current...

Racist chants aimed at Sampdoria midfielder Vieira

Oct. 20, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Sampdoria midfielder Ronaldo Vieira was subjected to racist chants by Roma fans during a Serie A soccer match on Sunday — the latest incident involving offensive behavior inside Italian stadiums this season. Referee Fabio Maresca heard the chants near the end of the first half of the...

Liverpool drops first points in 1-1 draw at Man United

Oct. 20, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Dropping points doesn't seem so frustrating this time for Manchester United. Even against Liverpool. While holding on to inflict Liverpool's first loss of the season was beyond this patched-up United squad, a 1-1 draw still ended the Premier League leader's perfect start on...

Jordan Morris has hat trick, Sounders outlast Dallas FC 4-3

Oct. 20, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Jordan Morris was coming close to watching extra time from the sideline. Instead, he watched his last shot of the day go into the net to win the game. Morris scored in the 113th minute to complete a hat trick in the Settle Sounders' 4-3 victory over FC Dallas on Saturday in the first round...

Savarino scores in 87th, Real Salt Lake beats Timbers 2-1

Oct. 20, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Jefferson Savarino scored in the 87th minute and Real Salt Lake beat the Portland Timbers 2-1 in the first round of the MLS playoffs Saturday night. Real Salt Lake advanced to play at the Seattle Sounders in the conference semifinals Wednesday night. Joao Plata's cross along the top of...

Sargent scores 2nd goal of season for Werder Bremen

Oct. 19, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

American forward Josh Sargent scored his second goal of the season for Werder Bremen, putting the hosts ahead in a 1-1 tie against Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga on Saturday. The 19-year-old from O'Fallon, Missouri, scored in the seventh minute. He redirected a pass to Maximiliano Eggestein on the right flank,...