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Ajax's Sergino Dest, left, and Getafe's Marc Cucurella vie for the ball during a round of 32, second leg, Europa League soccer match between Ajax and Getafe at the Johan Cruyff ArenA in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Barcelona close to signing young American defender Dest

Sep. 30, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — American right back Sergiño Dest is set to join Barcelona, coach Ronald Koeman said on Wednesday. The Ajax player underwent a medical in Barcelona and the clubs were finalizing the details to make the transfer official, the Barcelona coach said. “He almost certainly will be with...

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll wears a mask as he talks to an official during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: Virus knocks out South Alabama-Troy game

Sep. 29, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ South Alabama called off its Saturday game with Sun Belt rival Troy because of COVID-19. The school on Tuesday didn’t say how many players had been affected by the coronavirus, but the team was stopping workouts. South...

Liverpool's Diogo Jota, centre, is congratulated by teammate Fabinho after scoring his team's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, England, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (Jason Cairnduff/Pool via AP)

With 3rd straight win, Liverpool making ominous start to EPL

Sep. 29, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

Three wins from three games, two big rivals dispatched, and an expensive new signing already on the scoresheet. Liverpool is making an ominous start to its title defense in the English Premier League. The champion's high-risk, high-reward strategy paid off in its come-from-behind 3-1 win over Arsenal on Monday in...

Yuelli, San Jose shock LAFC 2-1 in late match victory

Sep. 28, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jackson Yueill's tap-in goal in extra time lifted San Jose to a 2-1 comeback win over LAFC on Sunday night. Christian Espinoza set up Yueill's goal, weaving through defenders to the left of the goal for a perfect center to Yueill in the 93rd minute. San Jose (3-6-5) knotted it in the...

Portland Timbers midfielder Marvin Loria, left, and Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Leonard Owusu compete for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Timbers score early and hold off the Whitecaps 1-0

Sep. 28, 2020 12:50 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Felipe Mora scored in the opening minutes and the Timbers held off the Whitecaps 1-0 on Sunday night in Vancouver's first “home” match in Portland. Travel restrictions forced Major League Soccer's Canadian teams to find temporary homes in the United States for the...

Roldan scores 2 goals, Sounders beat Galaxy 3-1

Sep. 28, 2020 12:39 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Cristian Roldan scored his first two goals of the season, Jordan Morris added a goal and an assist, and the Seattle Sounders beat the LA Galaxy 3-1 on Sunday night. Morris ran onto a long rolling ball on the left side by Nouhou Tolo, worked his way to the near post before slipping a...

Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Andrew Putna (51) make a save while Minnesota United midfielder Marlon Hairston (94) and Real Salt Lake defender Marco Silva collide during the second half of a MLS soccer match, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 in St. Paul, Minn. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)

Putna helps Real Salt Lake keep pace with Minnesota United

Sep. 27, 2020 11:28 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Andrew Putna made seven saves for Real Salt Lake in a scoreless draw with Minnesota United on Sunday night. Putna denied a pair of on-point shot attempts by Emmanuel Reynoso early in the second half. Real Salt Lake was shut out for the sixth time this season, four of them draws....

Gallese, Orlando City survive a man down, tie FC Dallas 0-0

Sep. 27, 2020 11:19 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Pedro Gallese had his second MLS shutout and Orlando City played a man down for the final 20-plus minutes in a 0-0 tie with FC Dallas on Sunday night. Gallese had four saves, including a kick save of a shot by Santiago Mosquera from point-blank range in the 10th minute. Midfielder...

Beric, Herbers lift Chicago Fire past Atlanta United, 2-0

Sep. 27, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Robert Beric scored his fourth goal in four games and the Chicago Fire beat the Atlanta United 2-0 on Sunday night. Chicago (4-7-3) leapfrogged over Atlanta (4-7-2) by a point in the Eastern Conference. Beric scored his sxith goal of the season in the 39th minute to put Chicago on top by a...

Toronto FC's Mark Delgado, right, challenges Columbus Crew's Artur during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in East Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Toronto FC beats MLS-leading Crew 3-1 in Connecticut

Sep. 27, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Alejandro Pozuelo broke a tie in the 59th minute and Toronto FC beat the MLS-leading Columbus Crew 3-1 on Sunday night in their temporary home in Connecticut. Toronto (8-2-4) is 3-0-1 in its last four games. Columbus (9-2-3) had a six-game unbeaten streak snapped. Pozuelo scored...