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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 file photo, spectators watch from the stands of Griffin Park stadium, inaugurated in 1904, during the English FA Cup fourth round soccer match between Brentford FC and Leicester City at Griffin Park stadium in London. With another win at home on Wednesday July 21, 2020, west London club Brentford could end up saying goodbye to its 116-year-old stadium and hello to the Premier League for the first time. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Brentford to earn $200M+ if promoted to Premier League

Aug. 3, 2020 7:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Brentford can earn more than $200 million over three years in additional revenue by beating west London rival Fulham on Tuesday to secure a return to English football's top division after a 73-year absence, according to an analysis by accountancy firm Deloitte. The League Championship playoff...

Portland Timbers defender Jorge Villafana, left, and New York City midfielder Gary Mackay-Steven battle for the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Valeri comes off the bench to lead Portland past NYCFC 3-1

Aug. 2, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Diego Valeri and Andy Polo came on in the second half to score key goals as the Portland Timbers defeated New York City FC 3-1 on Saturday night in the final quarterfinal match of the MLS is Back tournament. Sebastian Blanco also scored for the Timbers, who will face the...

Minnesota United midfielder Robin Lod celebrates his goal as San Jose Earthquakes forward Cristian Espinoza walks off during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Minnesota advances to MLS semis with 4-1 win over San Jose

Aug. 1, 2020 11:02 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Robin Lod had a goal and an assist, Hassani Dotson had two assists and Minnesota United advanced in the MLS is Back tournament with a 4-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes in a quarterfinal match Saturday. Lod and Jacori Hayes scored first-half goals 90 seconds apart to...

Chelsea's Christian Pulisic is assisted from the field after getting injured during the FA Cup final soccer match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London, England, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Adam Davy/Pool via AP)

Pulisic pain: Injury after scoring in first FA Cup final

Aug. 1, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A dream scoring start to his first FA Cup final ended in agony for Christian Pulisic. Now the American will miss the chance to help Chelsea overturn a 3-0 deficit against Bayern Munich in the Champions League last-16 next Saturday. The 21-year-old winger had to be helped off the field in...

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 3, 2020 file photo, FIFA President Gianni Infantino addresses a meeting of European soccer leaders at the congress of the UEFA governing body in Amsterdam's Beurs van Berlage, Netherlands. Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber has offered to resign in the latest fallout from meetings he had with FIFA president Gianni Infantino during a sprawling investigation into soccer corruption. Lauber offered his resignation to the parliamentary judicial commission ahead of the publication of a federal court ruling in his appeal against being disciplined in March for misconduct. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, file)

FIFA to AP: Infantino should remain president during probe

Aug. 1, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Gianni Infantino can remain FIFA president and should not be forced from power while under criminal investigation, world football's governing body told The Associated Press on Saturday. A Swiss special prosecutor opened a criminal case into Infantino's conduct on Thursday over his meetings...

Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang holds the trophy celebrating with team mates players celebrate with the trophy after the FA Cup final soccer match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London, England, Saturday, Aug.1, 2020. (Catherine Ivill/Pool via AP)

Aubameyang goals clinch FA Cup for Arsenal, beating Chelsea

Aug. 1, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang clinched a record-extending 14th FA Cup for Arsenal on Saturday, scoring twice in a 2-1 victory against Chelsea at an empty Wembley Stadium. Christian Pulisic had become the first American man to score in an FA Cup final but his fifth-minute opener was canceled out...

Arsenal beats Chelsea 2-1 to win FA Cup in first final to be played without supporters

Aug. 1, 2020 2:35 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal beats Chelsea 2-1 to win FA Cup in first final to be played without supporters.
Orlando City forward Nani (17) celebrates after scoring the winning goal with teammates Kyle Smith (24), Andres Perea (21), Antonio Carlos (25) and Daryl Dike (18) after an MLS soccer match against Los Angeles FC, Friday, July 31, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Orlando City uses shootout to oust LAFC in MLS tourney

Jul. 31, 2020 10:25 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — João Moutinho scored on a header in the 90th minute to tie the match and Nani scored the deciding goal in a penalty shootout, and Orlando City beat Los Angeles FC in the quarterfinals of the MLS is Back tournament on Friday night. The sides played to a 1-1 draw in...

Young boys play soccer on a dusty field at Ramaphosa informal settlement, east of Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, April 28, 2020. South Africa will begin a phased easing of its strict lockdown measures on May 1, although confirmed cases of coronavirus continue to increase. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Soccer returning in Africa with troubles and bio-bubbles

Jul. 31, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — More than 50 players and staff members at soccer clubs in Zambia's top flight have tested positive for COVID-19 in an outbreak that the national association says was caused by teams failing to properly implement measures to stop its spread, leading to the season being cut...

ARCHIVO - En esta foto de archivo del 24 de octubre de 2019, aparece el venezolano Josef Martínez, delantero del Atlanta United, luego de anotar un gol ante el Union de Fildadelfia. Martínez se operó el miércoles, 18 de marzo del 2020, la rodilla derecha, más de dos semanas después de lesionarse en el primer partido de la liga en Nashville. (AP Foto/John Bazemore, archivo)

Atlanta United star Josef Martinez officially done for year

Jul. 31, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United star Josef Martinez is done for the year. The MLS team placed Martinez on the season-ending injury list because with of a torn knee ligament sustained in Atlanta's first league game on Feb. 29. There were hopes that Martinez might be able to return late in the season,...