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Charlotte FC hires Ramírez to be expansion team's 1st coach

Jul. 07, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Miguel Ángel Ramírez of Spain has been hired as the first coach of Charlotte FC, a Major League Soccer expansion team set to begin play next year. The club announced the move on Wednesday, saying Ramírez's hiring is pending receipt of his work...

American Sebastian Soto loaned to Porto by Norwich City

Jul. 03, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

American forward Sebastian Soto was loaned to Porto for the 2021-22 season by Norwich City of England's Premier League. The 20-year-old from Carlsbad, California, will be part of Porto B in the Portuguese second tier, Norwich said Saturday. Soto...

Kings of Europe: Chelsea beats City to win Champions League

May. 29, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — As Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta cradled the European Cup before thrusting it into the air to the backdrop of fireworks, Pep Guardiola and his distraught Manchester City players stood way behind the winner’s rostrum and looked on in anguish. ...

Pulisic 1st American man to play in a Champions League final

May. 29, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — Christian Pulisic became the first American man to play in a Champions League final on Saturday. He came away with a winner's medal, too — and almost a goal. The Chelsea forward came on as a substitute in the 66th minute...

Wealth prevails as Chelsea, Man City contest European final

May. 28, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — Looming over Liberdade Square, the giant European Cup replica that supporters of Chelsea and Manchester City crane their necks to photograph is a reminder of the prize being sought in Saturday's Champions League final. And the footballing heritage...

Atlanta United mutually terminates contract with López

May. 18, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has mutually agreed to terminate the contract of 38-year-old striker Lisandro López after the death of his father. Lopez returned home to Argentina after his father's death and is reportedly contemplating retirement. He played just four...

UEFA has issues with CL switch to London, Portugal a backup

May. 10, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

Playing the all-English Champions League final on home soil at Wembley is proving problematic. Instead, the players and fans of Chelsea and Manchester City could be headed to Portugal. UEFA's hopes of playing its club showpiece in Istanbul have been scuppered for a second...

Roma might be a perfect fit for José Mourinho

May. 04, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — This should be fun. José Mourinho, that most outspoken of soccer coaches, will take over next season at Roma, the team with some of the most outspoken fans in Italy. “The incredible passion of the Roma fans convinced me to accept the...