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Toronto FC forward Ayo Akinola, front, scores his second goal of the game during the first half of an MLS soccer match against the Montreal Impact, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Emerging young stars stand out at MLS tournament

Aug. 4, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

Philadelphia Union midfielder Brenden Aaronson has played so well in his brief MLS career that he's now fodder for the European soccer rumor mill. Just 19 years old, he has started in five matches for the Union so far this year, with a goal and two assists. “I think it’s just been staying confident...

FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo United States' team celebrates with the trophy after winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match between U.S. and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner told the players and the U.S. Soccer Federation on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, that jurors were not available during the coronavirus pandemic. He informed the sides if they wanted to stick with their Sept. 15 trial date, they would have to agree by Aug. 6 to a bench trial in which he would decide the verdict.  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

US women's soccer told to wait until 2021 for jury trial

Jul. 29, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If American women's soccer players want a jury trial on their claim of discriminatory working conditions, they must wait until next year. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner told the players and the U.S. Soccer Federation on Wednesday that jurors were not available during the novel...

American forward Sebastian Soto joins relegated Norwich

Jul. 29, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

American forward Sebastian Soto has agreed to a three-year contract with Norwich, a team relegated to England’s second-tier League Championship after finishing last in the Premier League. Soto scored four goals for the U.S. at last year’s Under-20 World Cup as the Americans reached the...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, Gregg Berhalter, right, head coach of the U.S. Men's National Soccer team, instructs some of his players during drills in Bradenton, Fla. The fallout of the coronavirus pandemic could benefit the U.S. soccer team when World Cup qualifying begins in North and Central America and the Caribbean. “If we go to qualifying in empty stadiums, that’s going to change that dynamic considerably, some for the positive and some for the worse,” Berhalter said Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

And then there were 8: CONCACAF hexagonal becomes octagonal

Jul. 27, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CONCACAF is changing its World Cup qualifying hexagonal to an octagonal in response to the coronavirus pandemic and delaying the start until next June. The United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Honduras receive byes directly to the octagonal, the Confederation of North, Central...

Philadelphia Union forward Sergio Santos (17) goes up for a header against New England Revolution defender Andrew Farrell during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Philadelphia advances with 1-0 win over New England

Jul. 26, 2020 1:22 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, (AP) — Sergio Santos scored in the 63rd minute and the Philadelphia Union overcame a quiet first half to advance to the quarterfinals of the MLS is Back tournament with a 1-0 victory over the New England Revolution on Saturday night. The Union will play the winner of Sunday's match...

Houston Dash forward Rachel Daly (3) celebrates with her teammates after scoring against the Portland Thorns during the second half of an NWSL Challenge Cup soccer semifinal match Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

NWSL's virus protocols successful as tournament final nears

Jul. 24, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

As Portland Thorns coach Mark Parsons got ready to head home after his team was eliminated from the Challenge Cup, he said he was honestly surprised the National Women's Soccer League pulled off the tournament. “I was one who, when I first heard it, I was like, 'No chance. This is impossible,'” he...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, Gregg Berhalter, right, head coach of the U.S. Men's National Soccer team, instructs some of his players during drills in Bradenton, Fla. The fallout of the coronavirus pandemic could benefit the U.S. soccer team when World Cup qualifying begins in North and Central America and the Caribbean. “If we go to qualifying in empty stadiums, that’s going to change that dynamic considerably, some for the positive and some for the worse,” Berhalter said Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

US view: Empty stadiums in World Cup qualifying not all bad

Jul. 22, 2020 2:35 AM EDT

The fallout of the coronavirus pandemic could benefit the U.S. soccer team when World Cup qualifying begins in North and Central America and the Caribbean. “If we go to qualifying in empty stadiums, that’s going to change that dynamic considerably, some for the positive and some for the...

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017, file photo, Juan Ángel Napout, of Paraguay, arrives at federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York. On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, U.S. District Judge Pamela K. Chen delayed deciding on a request for compassionate release from prison by Napout, the former head of South American soccer, for two weeks. Napout is being held at a federal facility in Miami where COVID-19 infections are on the rise. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Ex-South American soccer head stays in prison with virus

Jul. 21, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge denied a request for compassionate release by the former head of South American soccer after he contracted the coronavirus while serving a nine-year prison sentence. U.S. District Judge Pamela K. Chen in Brooklyn ruled Tuesday that Juan Ángel Napout should remain at the...

Match promoter suit vs USSF halted by federal judge

Jul. 21, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A match promoter’s lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation for failing to sanction a proposed Spanish league match between Barcelona and Girona in Miami Gardens, Florida, has been stopped by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni in Manhattan dismissed an antitrust...

FILE - In this March 2, 2020, file photo, actress Natalie Portman speaks at the launch of the Fifth Annual Make March Matter fundraising campaign for Children's Hospital Los Angeles, in Los Angeles. Natalie Portman and venture capitalist Kara Nortman lead a group that will bring a National Women's Soccer League team to the Los Angeles area in 2022.  The team, tentatively named Angel City FC, will bring the league to 11 teams. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Portman group will bring NWSL to Los Angeles in 2022

Jul. 21, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

Actress Natalie Portman and venture capitalist Kara Nortman lead a group that will bring an expansion National Women's Soccer League team to the Los Angeles area in 2022. The team, tentatively named Angel City, will bring the league to 11 teams. Louisville FC will join the nine current NWSL clubs next season....