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FILE - In this Saturday Aug. 26, 2017 file photo, Crystal Palace's manager Frank de Boer looks on during their English Premier League soccer match against Swansea City at Selhurst Park in London. Frank de Boer was appointed coach of the Netherlands on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 succeeding Ronald Koeman who quit to join Barcelona. The federation said the 50-year-old De Boer signed a contract through the World Cup in Qatar in 2022. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)

De Boer takes over Netherlands team with point to prove

Sep. 25, 2020 10:50 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Netherlands coach Frank de Boer paid tribute to his predecessor Ronald Koeman on Friday and said he wants to use his time in charge of the national team to prove his doubters wrong. De Boer was appointed this week on a contract through the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, succeeding...

FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, United States forward Christen Press looks for a pass during the second half of a SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Spain, in Harrison, N.J. Press says she wants to honor Kobe Bryant by playing for Manchester United wearing a No. 24 jersey. The American's usual No. 23 was already taken when she signed for a season with the English club earlier in September, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)

Christen Press honors Kobe Bryant with Man United 24 jersey

Sep. 25, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — With her usual No. 23 jersey already claimed, Christen Press had a decision to make when she joined Manchester United. It was a quick call. “I picked 24,” the United States forward said on a video call. “It was a best of the bunch and obviously has a history to that...

New York Yankees' Clint Frazier wears a mask while playing in left field against the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

The Latest: Cypriot soccer ramps up coronavirus testing

Sep. 25, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Cyprus is ramping up coronavirus testing for soccer players and shutting down smaller stadium locker rooms following the emergence of large clusters of COVID-19 infections at two first division teams. Officials from the health...

Sporting Kansas City forward Khiry Shelton (11) collides with FC Dallas goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

FC Dallas improving after rough start during strange season

Sep. 24, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

The coronavirus shutdown, positive tests and then a spate of injuries. The 2020 season has been challenging — to say the least — for FC Dallas. Goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer, himself coming off an injury, has the perspective of a player who has seen it all. The 31-year-old's career includes a brief stop...

FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, United States' Alex Morgan controls the ball during the Women's World Cup final soccer match against The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. Tottenham secured the biggest signing yet in a summer of high-profile acquisitions in the Women’s Super League by bringing in United States striker Alex Morgan on a one-season deal. The 31-year-old Morgan will play in England for the first time and moves four months after giving birth to her first child. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)

Alex Morgan could make Tottenham debut against Arsenal

Sep. 24, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Alex Morgan could make her Tottenham debut in an Women’s FA Cup quarterfinal against Arsenal on Saturday. The 31-year-old United States forward, who gave birth to daughter Charlie Elena Carrasco in May, has not played since 2019. Morgan only arrived in London last week after signing...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2020 file photo, AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Bologna at the San Siro stadium, in Milan, Italy. The Swedish ace tested positive to COVID-19 and will miss tonight's Europa League 3rd round qualifying soccer match between AC Milan and Bodo Glimt and also a few of the next matches of the Italian Serie A. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimović tests positive for virus

Sep. 24, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimović tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday, and he reacted to the news as only he can. The AC Milan striker said he was positive a day after testing negative for COVID-19. “I tested negative to Covid yesterday and positive today. No symptoms what so ever....

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, centre, in action during the pre-season friendly soccer match between Barcelona and Girona at the Johan Cruyff Stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)

Revamped Barcelona starts new season with spotlight on Messi

Sep. 24, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi will be there when Barcelona starts its season on Sunday, just as he has been for the last two decades. His every move, however, will be scrutinized like never before. After all, never before had Messi told the club that he wanted to leave, and never before had Messi been forced...

Portland Timbers midfielder Eryk Williamson, left, is upended by Seattle Sounders defender Nouhou Tolo during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Yimmi Chara gives Portland 1-0 victory over Seattle

Sep. 24, 2020 1:00 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Yimmi Chara scored in the opening minutes and the Portland Timbers went on to beat Pacific Northwest rival Seattle 1-0 on Wednesday night. It was the first time two sets of brothers played against each other in MLS history: Yimmi and Diego Chara for Portland, and Alex and Cristian...

Wright-Phillips scores twice, LAFC beats Whitecaps 6-0

Sep. 24, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice to move into fifth place on the MLS career list and Los Angeles beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 6-0 on Wednesday night. Wright-Phillips scored on a spinning right-footed half-volley from the center of the area in the fifth minute and put away a bicycle...

Pozuelo scores in 90th minute, Toronto FC beats NYCFC 1-0

Sep. 23, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Alejandro Pozuelo scored on a penalty kick in the 90th minute and Alex Bono tied the Toronto FC shutout record with 28 in the Reds' 1-0 victory over New York City on Wednesday night. Pozuelo scored his fifth of the season, beating goalkeeper Sean Johnson with a right-footed shot to...