Latest La Liga News

Barcelona sells more assets to clear Lewandowski for opener

Aug. 12, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Working against the clock, Barcelona sold off even more of its club assets on Friday so it could meet the Spanish league’s financial rules and clear Robert Lewandowski and other summer signings to play in its season opener. The troubled Spanish club was...

Madrid starts Spanish league defense aiming for title sweep

Aug. 11, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Real Madrid starts the Spanish league season overflowing with confidence that it can retain the domestic title despite Barcelona spending big to add top talent to its team. Barcelona hosts Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, a day before Madrid visits the newly...

Vela gets MLS All-Stars going in 2-1 win over Liga MX

Aug. 10, 2022 23:49 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Dayne St. Clair entered the interview room, wearing a smile as bright as his orange goalkeeper's jersey and clutching a crystal trophy after helping the MLS All-Stars beat Liga MX. Coach Adrian Heath said slyly, “What did you win?” ...

All-Star Game highlights MLS, Liga MX partnership, rivalry

Aug. 09, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

The LA Galaxy striker better known as Chicharito would like to get away from the us-against-them storyline and instead embrace both Major League Soccer and Mexico’s Liga MX. “We need to take the best out of each league," he said. "We need to take the best out of things and not...

Ex-Barcelona prospect Riqui Puig makes move to LA Galaxy

Aug. 04, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Former Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig has agreed to a 3 1/2-year contract with the LA Galaxy. Both teams announced the free transfer Thursday for the 22-year-old Puig, a highly touted Spanish prospect who never solidified his place at the famed Catalan club....

EPL sets high bar in European soccer, finances and glamor

Aug. 04, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The world’s richest soccer league starts a new season in England on Friday as the rest of Europe looks for ways to catch up. Off the field, the English Premier League is a commercial juggernaut with broadcasting deals worldwide fueling player transfers and wages...

Galaxy top Chivas 2-0, América beats LAFC at SoFi Stadium

Aug. 04, 2022 02:24 AM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Dejan Joveljic and Jonathan Pérez scored, and the Los Angeles Galaxy defeated Chivas de Guadalajara 2-0 in a friendly on Wednesday night. It was the first soccer match played at SoFi Stadium, which will host World Cup matches in 2026, and served as a...

EA Sports to become title sponsor of Spanish league in 2023

Aug. 02, 2022 10:05 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — EA Sports will become the title sponsor of the Spanish league beginning in 2023-24. The league said on Tuesday the videogaming company will replace Spain-based bank Santander, which is entering its final season as the main sponsor of the second-richest European...

Chiellini, Bale get LAFC home debuts in 2-1 win over Seattle

Jul. 30, 2022 02:35 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kwadwo Opoku and Carlos Vela scored in the first half, and Los Angeles FC beat the Seattle Sounders 2-1 Friday night in the home debuts of European superstars Giorgio Chiellini and Gareth Bale. Major League Soccer-leading LAFC (15-4-3) earned its season-best...

Spain: Prosecutors to seek 8-year prison term for Shakira

Jul. 29, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Prosecutors in Spain said Friday they would ask a court to sentence Colombian pop star Shakira to eight years and two months in prison, if she is convicted in her expected trial for alleged tax fraud. Shakira, whose full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, is...