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Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei, second from right, grabs the ball next to Sacramento Republic FC defender Dekel Keinan during the first half of a soccer scrimmage Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

MLS Western Conference Preview Capsules

Feb. 27, 2020 6:04 PM EST

COLORADO RAPIDS Coach: Robin Fraser 2019 Record: 12-16-6, ninth in the West. Did not make the playoffs. Key Players: Midfielder Younes Namli, forward Kei Kamara, midfielder Kellyn Acosta. Lowdown: Although he's 35, veteran Kei Kamara is a reliable scorer with 14 goals in each of the past two seasons. He's...

David Beckham, codueño del Inter de Miami, es entrevistado durante un evento con motivo del  comienzo de la 25ta campaña de la MLS, el fútbol profesional de Estados Unidos, en Nueva York, el miércoles 26 de febrero de 2020. (AP Foto/Richard Drew)

MLS embarks on 25th season by looking back, and forward

Feb. 27, 2020 5:27 PM EST

As Major League Soccer embarks on its 25th season with two new expansion teams, it seems worth noting how far the league has come in that quarter-century. And what better way to look at that evolution than to ask its first employee. MLS President and Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott has been around since long...

Dortmund's Giovanni Reyna, middle, moves the ball against Werder's Marco Friedl, left, and Niklas Moisander, right, during a soccer game, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 in Bremen, Germany. (David Hecker/dpa via AP)

17-year-old Gio Reyna to join US national team

Feb. 27, 2020 4:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Gio Reyna is following his father to the U.S. national team. The 17-year-old Borussia Dortmund midfielder will be invited to the American training camp ahead of exhibitions on March 26 at the Netherlands and four days later at Wales. "We want our younger players performing, playing at a...

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, then-U.S. Olympic Committee chief marketing officer Lisa Baird speaks about the Team USA WinterFest for the upcoming 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, at Yongsan Garrison, a U.S. military base in Seoul, South Korea. Lisa Baird is the new commissioner of the National Women's Soccer League. The former chief of marketing for the U.S. Olympic Committee hopes she can bring the same ideas to soccer as those that ramped up Olympic endorsements.  (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

US Olympic marketing chief Lisa Baird is NWSL commissioner

Feb. 27, 2020 1:35 PM EST

The marketing executive who branded the U.S. Olympic squad “Team USA” will now try to turn American women’s soccer players into household names more than once every four years. Lisa Baird, the longtime marketing chief at the U.S. Olympic Committee, was named commissioner of the National...

U.S. forward Megan Rapinoe scores against Canada during the second half of a CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Carson, Calif. The U.S. won 3-0. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Pugh, Davidson back on US roster for SheBelieves

Feb. 26, 2020 6:00 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Forward Mallory Pugh and defender Tierna Davidson are back with the U.S. women's national team for the upcoming SheBelieves tournament. Both players, who were on the team's World Cup-winning squad last year, were not included on the smaller roster that took part in CONCACAF Olympic...

Paul Arriola, center, a forward on the U.S. Men's National Soccer team, kicks the ball during a scrimmage Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. The team moved its training camp from Qatar to Florida in the wake of Iran's top military commander being killed during a U.S. airstrike in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Paul Arriola has knee surgery, likely will miss MLS season

Feb. 24, 2020 2:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. United midfielder Paul Arriola had major knee surgery Monday and likely will miss the entire Major League Soccer season and the United States' first six qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup The operation was to reconstruct his right anterior cruciate ligament. The team said...

Costa Rica midfielder Ulises Segura (12) and United States forward Paul Arriola (7) vie for the ball during the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Carson, Calif., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Paul Arriola to have knee surgery, miss 2020 MLS season

Feb. 22, 2020 4:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. United midfielder Paul Arriola will have surgery Monday to repair his right ACL and is likely to miss the entire Major League Soccer season and the United States' first six qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup. The 25-year-old midfielder was injured Feb. 15 during D.C. United's...

U.S. forward Megan Rapinoe celebrates after scoring against Canada during the second half of a CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Carson, Calif. The U.S. won 3-0. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

American women seek more than $66M in damages from US Soccer

Feb. 21, 2020 10:49 PM EST

Players on the U.S. women's national team are seeking more than $66 million in damages as part of their gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation. The damages were included in slew of papers filed Thursday night in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles ahead of a trial scheduled to start May...

FILE - In this Sunday, July 7, 2019 file photo, United States' Megan Rapinoe poses with her individual awards at the end of the Women's World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. The U.S. men's national team urged the U.S. Soccer Federation to sharply increase pay of the American women and accused the governing body of making low-ball offers in negotiations with the men. The union for the women's team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the USSF that is scheduled for trial starting May 5. The women agreed to a collective bargaining agreement in April 2017 that extends through 2021. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

World Cup champion women pushed: Could they beat German men?

Feb. 21, 2020 10:04 PM EST

Carli Lloyd was pushed over and over on differences between women and men. "Do you think the women's national team could beat the German men's team?" U.S. Soccer Federation lawyer Noah Finkel asked during a Dec. 20 deposition. "I'm not sure," the two-time FIFA Player of the Year replied. Finkel inquired about a...

A clerk wearing a face mask talks with a customer through the doors of a stock brokerage which was closed except for limited transactions conducted through the glass of its front doors in Beijing, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Friday after a spike in new virus cases in South Korea refueled investor anxiety about China's disease outbreak. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

10 Things to Know for Today

Feb. 21, 2020 7:41 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. INTEL OFFICIALS: RUSSIA BOOSTING TRUMP CANDIDACY The warning raises questions about the integrity of the presidential campaign and whether the Trump administration is taking the proper steps to combat the...