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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2020, file photo, provided by VTAthletics, Virginia Tech's Daniel Pereira dribbles the ball during an NCAA college soccer game against Clemson in Durham, N.C. Austin FC, The newest MLS franchise selected the talented Virginia Tech midfielder Daniel Pereira with the top pick in the league's SuperDraft on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021.  (Dave Knachel/VTAthletics via AP, File)

Pereira goes No. 1 overall to Austin FC in MLS SuperDraft

Jan. 21, 2021 5:31 PM EST

When Daniel Pereira sat down with his family to watch the MLS SuperDraft, he didn’t expect to hear his name called first by expansion Austin FC. Between doing virtual interviews with the teams at the top of the draft, the Virginia Tech star took time to look over all the other names being linked with the...

Sporting KC signs 2 teens among 3 homegrown players

Jan. 20, 2021 4:43 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Sporting Kansas City signed homegrown players Grayson Barber, Ozzie Cisneros and Brooks Thompson on Wednesday as the Major League Soccer club continues to get younger by developing players from within its system. The 20-year-old Barber played for Sporting KC's academy from 2015-17...

McDonough returns to Atlanta United's front office

Jan. 19, 2021 7:44 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Paul McDonough has returned to Atlanta United as vice president of soccer operations. The MLS team announced the rehiring of McDonough on Tuesday after he spent two years as Inter Miami's sporting director. McDonough returns to the role he held in Atlanta from 2016-18, becoming a key player...

Beerschot's Hernán Losada hired as coach of DC United

Jan. 18, 2021 11:39 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hernán Losada was hired Monday as coach of Major League Soccer's D.C. United. Losada had been manager of Belgium's Beerschot since the middle of the 2018-19 season. Ben Olson was D.C. United's coach from August 2010 until he was fired Nov. 8 and Chad Ashton followed as interim coach....

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 7, 2018 file photo, England head coach Phil Neville walks onto the field before a SheBelieves Cup women's soccer match against the United States, in Orlando, Fla. Neville is leaving his job as coach of England's women's team ahead of an anticipated switch to men’s soccer in the United States, it was announced Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. The Football Association has released Neville from his contract immediately after being informed he was in talks to become coach of Inter Miami, the Major League Soccer franchise partly owned by David Beckham.  (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, file)

Blend it with Beckham: Neville hired to coach Inter Miami

Jan. 18, 2021 11:25 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Phil Neville and David Beckham won Premier League championships together at Manchester United. They’re teaming up again with hopes of winning more trophies with Inter Miami. Neville was hired Monday as Inter Miami’s coach, reuniting with Beckham — a co-owner of the MLS...

LA Galaxy sign former West Brom goalkeeper Jonathan Bond

Jan. 14, 2021 3:38 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Former West Brom goalkeeper Jonathan Bond has signed with the LA Galaxy. The MLS club announced the move Thursday. Bond has made only seven appearances for West Brom, all in cup competitions, since signing in 2018. The 6-foot-5 Englishman began his pro career with Watford in 2010, and...

MLS players won't be rushed into decision on revising CBA

Jan. 13, 2021 6:40 PM EST

The Major League Soccer Players Association won’t be rushed into a decision on proposed changes to the collective bargaining agreement with the league amid uncertainties about the 2021 season, the union's executive director said. MLSPA executive director Bob Foose on Wednesday decried the league's decision...

Virginia Tech's Aisha Sheppard, bottom, falls after colliding with Louisville's Mykasa Robinson (5) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in Blacksburg, Va. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)

The Latest: MLS's Canadian teams to face challenges again

Jan. 13, 2021 6:40 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ MLS Players Association executive director Bob Foose says delaying the start of the 2021 season would be the “best solution” for Canadian teams given the pandemic-related border issues. Toronto, Montreal and...

MLS still waiting to hear from players on new CBA proposal

Jan. 12, 2021 6:29 PM EST

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber said Tuesday that the MLS Players Association hasn't responded yet to the league’s proposed changes to the collective bargaining agreement. Garber said that while he understands players need an opportunity to adequately review the league’s proposal, time...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2020, file photo, Orlando City midfielder Andrés Perea makes a penalty kick during overtime of an MLS soccer playoff match against New York City FC in Orlando, Fla. Perea is among several dual nationals at American training camp this week ahead of a Dec. 9 exhibition against El Salvador in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter will try to persuade them to commit to the U.S. program. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Andrés Perea approved for switch to US from Colombia by FIFA

Jan. 12, 2021 4:58 PM EST

Orlando midfielder Andrés Perea has been given approval by FIFA to switch his affiliation to the United States from Colombia. The 20-year-old trained with the U.S. national team in December and is with the U.S. under-23 team this week in Bradenton, Florida. Perea, who turned 20 on Nov. 14, started for...