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Ronaldo spared as Man United humiliated by rampant City

Oct. 02, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — So complete was the humiliation of Erik ten Hag’s first Manchester derby that he chose to protect Cristiano Ronaldo from enduring the shame of being associated with such a performance. A 6-3 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday flattered...

Fulham, Villa win as EPL resumes with tributes to queen

Sep. 16, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

Steve Cooper and Marco Silva, the respective managers of Nottingham Forest and Fulham, carried wreaths as they led their teams out toward the center circle ahead of a pre-match minute’s silence for Queen Elizabeth II at the City Ground. Over at Villa Park, the lights were dimmed,...

Atlanta's Thiago Almada in Argentina squad for friendlies

Sep. 15, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Atlanta United forward Thiago Almada was included in Argentina's 28-man squad Thursday for two World Cup warm-up matches to be played in the United States this month. The team will face Honduras on Sept. 23 in Miami and Jamaica four days later in New...

Dropped by Man United, Maguire becomes an issue for England

Sep. 06, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

Harry Maguire has been dropped by Manchester United despite being its club captain and the most expensive defender in soccer history. The big question now: How will that affect his place in England's team ahead of the World Cup? England coach Gareth Southgate has...

Liverpool, Man City held to draws; Chelsea rallies for win

Sep. 03, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It might be time for Liverpool to start worrying about its slow start to the English Premier League. Jurgen Klopp’s team dropped points for the fourth time in six games after an eventful 0-0 draw at Everton in the Merseyside derby on Saturday, with Mohamed Salah...

Aston Villa manager Gerrard worries as Man City pays visit

Sep. 01, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard says “of course” he's worried about his job status. And that's before Manchester City visits on Saturday. Everton is winless in the English Premier League this season under Frank Lampard. They host Liverpool in the Merseyside...

Benteke makes MLS debut for DC in 2-1 win over New York City

Aug. 31, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Christian Benteke made his Major League Soccer debut, entering in the 73rd minute of DC. United's 2-1 win over New York City on Wednesday night. The 31-year-old Belgian forward joined D.C. from Crystal Palace on Aug. 5 but his debut was delayed until he...

Haaland taking EPL by storm with back-to-back hat tricks

Aug. 31, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

Erling Haaland is taking English soccer by storm. Back-to-back hat tricks. Nine goals in five games. No player has ever made as good a start to the Premier League as the towering Norway striker. Haaland's latest three-goal haul came in the first half of City's 6-0...

Life in the fast lane: Kane double takes him to EPL landmark

Aug. 28, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Harry Kane used to be regarded as a slow starter to Premier League seasons. Not this time. The England captain scored for the third straight game with his double earning Tottenham a 2-0 win at Nottingham Forest on Sunday and taking Kane to third in the...

England midfielder Jill Scott retires from soccer

Aug. 23, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — England midfielder Jill Scott announced her retirement from soccer on Tuesday, the second member of the Euro 2022-winning team to do so in two days. The 35-year-old Scott’s decision comes after Ellen White, the team's record scorer, said Monday she was retiring....