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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...

Los Angeles FC forward Diego Rossi (9) scores on a penalty kick against the Seattle Sounders during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kissimmee, Fla., Monday, July 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

Rossi scores pair, LAFC gets revenge in 4-1 win over Seattle

Jul. 28, 2020 1:46 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Diego Rossi scored on a penalty kick early in the first half and provided the clinching goal in the 82nd minute, and Los Angeles FC thumped the reigning MLS Cup champion Seattle Sounders 4-1 early Tuesday morning. LAFC advanced to the quarterfinals of the MLS is Back...

Los Angeles FC forward Diego Rossi celebrates after scoring a goal past LA Galaxy goalkeeper David Bingham, below, during the second half of an MLS soccer match, early Sunday, July 19, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Rossi scores 4 goals to propel LAFC to 6-2 win over Galaxy

Jul. 19, 2020 1:52 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — When reigning Most Valuable Player Carlos Vela announced he was going to miss the MLS is Back tournament, many wondered who would pick up the slack for the Los Angeles Football Club. Diego Rossi and Bradley Wright-Phillips have more than made up for Vela's absence. Rossi had...

LAFC rallies with pair in 2nd half for 3-3 draw with Houston

Jul. 13, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Diego Rossi and Brian Rodriguez scored six minutes apart midway through the second half, and Los Angeles FC rallied for a 3-3 draw with the Houston Dynamo in the MLS is Back tournament on Monday night. The opening match of Group F turned into the highest scoring game of the...

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles FC's Carlos Vela is shown during the second half of an MLS soccer match against Toronto FC, in Los Angeles. Major League Soccer MVP Carlos Vela will not accompany Los Angeles FC to the league's return tournament in Orlando this month. Vela announced his decision Monday, July 6, 2020, citing his concern for the health of his family, including his pregnant wife.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

MLS to resume season minus 1 team amid growing virus concern

Jul. 7, 2020 7:41 PM EDT

Major League Soccer is about to resume its season — in a state that has seen a huge spike in coronavirus infections, with one team absent because of a COVID-19 outbreak, and with plenty of worry about what will happen next. The MLS is Back tournament starts Wednesday in Florida. The league’s teams...

Fans of the Inter Miami CF soccer team reacts as the team leaves their stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wednesday, July, 2020, as they head for a Major League Soccer tournament in Orlando. All 26 MLS teams will compete in a tournament in Orlando beginning July 8. The games will be the first time the league has been in action since play was shut down on March 12 because of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

FC Dallas withdraws from the MLS is Back tournament

Jul. 6, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

FC Dallas has withdrawn from the MLS is Back tournament in Florida after 10 players tested positive for coronavirus. The league said Monday that of the 557 players sequestered at a pair of Walt Disney World hotels, 13 have tested positive: 10 from Dallas, two from Nashville and one from Columbus. Additionally, a...

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles FC's Carlos Vela is shown during the second half of an MLS soccer match against Toronto FC, in Los Angeles. Major League Soccer MVP Carlos Vela will not accompany Los Angeles FC to the league's return tournament in Orlando this month. Vela announced his decision Monday, July 6, 2020, citing his concern for the health of his family, including his pregnant wife.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

MLS MVP Carlos Vela will skip LAFC's trip to Orlando tourney

Jul. 6, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Major League Soccer MVP Carlos Vela will not accompany Los Angeles FC to the league's return tournament in Orlando this month. Vela announced his decision Monday, citing his concern for the health of his family, including his pregnant wife, Saioa. “I always want to give everything...