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Liverpool relying on abnormal season to catch Man City

Jan. 16, 2022 13:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Wiping out Manchester City's 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League looks an onerous task. Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is at least gaining hope from a season with so many sudden variables. Squads are being stretched by coronavirus cases, African Cup of...

City opens up 13-point lead in EPL, Coutinho scores on debut

Jan. 15, 2022 14:38 PM EST

For Pep Guardiola, the biggest challenge now will be convincing his Manchester City players the English Premier League title race is not over. “My job is to take it out from the brain and heads of my players,” Guardiola said after City beat nearest rival Chelsea 1-0 on Saturday....

Former US midfielder Stuart Holden has knee replaced at 36

Jan. 15, 2022 14:27 PM EST

Former U.S. midfielder Stuart Holden has undergone knee replacement surgery at age 36. “It’s been a tough reality to swallow, but ultimately I know this is what’s best for my body and overall quality of life,” Holden wrote on Instagram on Friday, posting a photo of himself...

RSL's Kei becomes youngest player to sign with MLS club

Jan. 14, 2022 18:13 PM EST

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Real Salt Lake has signed 14-year-old forward Axel Kei, the youngest player ever to sign with a Major League Soccer senior team. Kei, a lanky 6-foot-4 product of the RSL Academy, inked a two-year deal at 14 years and 15 days, the club announced Friday. ...

Kellyn Acosta acquired by Los Angeles FC from Colorado

Jan. 14, 2022 15:19 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. national team midfielder Kellyn Acosta was acquired by Los Angeles FC from Colorado on Friday for $1.1 million. Los Angeles used General Allocation Money to get Acosta. MLS teams can use the fund to sign players or to allocate to salaries to get under the...

Colorado's Cole Bassett leaves US camp, headed to Dutch team

Jan. 14, 2022 13:18 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Colorado midfielder Cole Bassett has left U.S. training camp following a report he has a deal to be loaned to the Dutch club Feyenoord. Bassett left Wednesday night, the U.S. Soccer Federation said Friday. Voetbal International, a Dutch soccer...

Aaron Long works to rejoin US lineup after torn Achilles

Jan. 13, 2022 18:40 PM EST

Aaron Long thought back to the aftermath of May 15, when he landed awkwardly during an aerial challenge in the New York Red Bulls’ game at Philadelphia. Two days later, he had surgery to repair a torn right Achilles tendon and started a rehabilitation odyssey that would see him...

Sounders sign midfielder Albert Rusnák as designated player

Jan. 13, 2022 16:31 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders added a key piece to their midfield for the upcoming season on Thursday after signing Albert Rusnák to a designated player contract. The Slovakian midfielder spent the past five seasons with Real Salt Lake, where he had 41 goals and 39 assists...

Gio Reyna still sidelined, will miss Friday's Dortmund match

Jan. 13, 2022 13:32 PM EST

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Gio Reyna won't dress for Friday's Bundesliga match against Freiberg, decreasing his chance of making the roster for upcoming U.S. World Cup qualifiers. Dortmund coach Marco Rose said Thursday that the match was too soon for the 19-year old, who has not...

Colombia defensive midfielder Valencia signs with Austin

Jan. 13, 2022 12:27 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin FC has signed Colombia defensive midfielder Jhojan Valencia from Deportivo Cali to a three-year deal with an option for a fourth season. The MLS club announced the deal on Thursday. Valencia, 25, helped Deportivo Cali win the Colombia...