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Zimmerman wins 2nd straight MLS Defender of the Year honor

Dec. 01, 2021 13:43 PM EST

Nashville's Walker Zimmerman has won Major League Soccer's Defender of the Year award for the second straight season. Zimmerman, who also plays for the U.S. national team, is the third player overall and first in more than a decade to earn the MLS award in consecutive...

Trail Blazers snap 3-game skid with 110-92 win over Detroit

Dec. 01, 2021 01:37 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ben McLemore found out when he came to the Moda Center on Tuesday afternoon that he'd likely be seeing playing time for the Trail Blazers. With Portland missing several players, McLemore had 17 points off the bench and the Blazers handed the...

NYC reaches Eastern Conference final after penalty shootout

Dec. 01, 2021 01:06 AM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Sean Johnson saved Adam Buksa’s attempt during a shootout and all five of Johnson's teammates scored as New York City FC advanced to its first Eastern Conference final 5-3 on penalty kicks following a 2-2 playoff draw with the New England Revolution on Tuesday...

Bruce Arena voted MLS Coach of Year for record 4th time

Nov. 29, 2021 12:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Arena won a record fourth Major League Soccer Coach of the Year award on Monday after leading the New England Revolution to a league-record 73 points. The 70-year-old, a member of the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame, also won the award with D.C....

Philadelphia Union tops Nashville in a shootout

Nov. 28, 2021 21:28 PM EST

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Andre Blake made two spectacular saves, Nashville missed on two penalty kicks and the Philadelphia Union won a shootout Sunday to advance to Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference final for the first time in franchise history. Philadelphia won the...

Real Salt Lake beats Sporting KC, 2-1 in stoppage time

Nov. 28, 2021 17:48 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Bobby Wood directed Justin Meram's crossing pass low into the right corner in the 90th minute to give Real Salt Lake a 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Sunday in Major League Soccer's Western Conference semifinals. Coming off a...

Nani's 2022 option declined by Major League Soccer's Orlando

Nov. 26, 2021 21:54 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nani's 2022 option was declined by Major League Soccer's Orlando on Friday, allowing the 35-year-old forward to leave on a free transfer. Nani scored 28 goals and had 23 assists in 84 matches over all competitions in three seasons. ...

Kyle Duncan leaves NY Red Bulls for Belgium's Oostende

Nov. 26, 2021 18:48 PM EST

Right back Kyle Duncan left Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls on Friday to sign with Oostende of Belgium's first tier on a free transfer. The club said the 24-year-old will arrive on Dec. 1 and be eligible to play after the winter break. Duncan...

Timbers beat Rapids on late goal to reach MLS West final

Nov. 25, 2021 19:03 PM EST

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Larrys Mabiala scored in the 90th minute and the Portland Timbers beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 on Thursday to advance to the Western Conference final. Portland will face the winner of the game Sunday between Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt...

Danish journalist union advises against travel to Qatar

Nov. 25, 2021 04:19 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s Union of Journalists is urging all Danish journalists not to travel to Qatar to cover next year's World Cup, saying the Arab country cannot be trusted. “I do not trust Qatar," said Allan Boye Thulstrup, the union’s deputy...