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MLS roundup: Jordan Hamilton helps Toronto FC rally to beat Minnesota United

Substitute Jordan Hamilton scored in the 77th and 79th minutes to give Toronto FC a 4-3 comeback victory over Minnesota United on Friday night.


Diego Simeone backs Diego Costa after striker misses Atletico practice

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has come out in support of Diego Costa after the Spain striker reportedly refused to practice with the rest of the team. Simeone says Costa’s …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 6:14 p.m.

MLS clubs to seek training compensation, solidarity payments

Major League Soccer clubs will now seek training compensation and solidarity payments when academy players are signed by other teams outside of the United States and Canada. Training compensation applies …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 6:56 p.m.

MLS announces plans to expand to 30 teams

Major League Soccer will expand to 30 total teams in the upcoming years. Commissioner Don Garber made the announcement at the Board Of Governors meeting in Los Angeles. The board …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 3:24 p.m.

Europa League roundup: Arsenal, Chelsea, Valencia, Frankfurt in UEL semis

Arsenal, Chelsea, Valencia and Eintracht Frankfurt advanced to the semifinals of the Europa League. Chelsea struck three early goals in a 4-3 win over Slavia Prague in the second leg …


Ajax rebuffs Champions League elite on and off the field

Ajax thumbed its nose to the money behind the biggest names in soccer by beating them on the field. The Dutch team’s astonishing run to the Champions League semifinals has …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 12:04 p.m.

Mauricio Pochettino closer to collecting trophy not just plaudits

Mauricio Pochettino has collected many plaudits as a coach but never a major trophy. The biggest prize in European club soccer isn’t a bad place to start. Pochettino led Tottenham …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 6:12 p.m.

Tottenham stuns Man City to reach Champions League semis

Fernando Llorente sent Tottenham into its first European Cup semifinal in 57 years by ending Manchester City’s quadruple hopes on a breathtaking night in the Champions league that produced that …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 9:39 p.m.

Liverpool beats Porto again, returns to CL semifinals

Liverpool returned to the semifinals of the Champions League after comfortably beating Porto 4-1 on Wednesday, with attacking trio Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino grabbing a goal each. …


Raul Ruidiaz returns to Sounders practice after missing two matches

Raul Ruidiaz returned to Sounders training Tuesday. The striker missed the team’s past two matches because of an ankle injury.


Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way, but Juventus still falls short

Cristiano Ronaldo was supposed to make the difference. He was supposed to end the long wait for another Champions League title. He was supposed to do it all for Juevntus. …


Fun and exciting, Ajax back in Champions League semifinals

Ajax is a team that many soccer fans around the world just love to love, especially when they win with flair in a competition like the Champions League.


Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly soldiers on after racist incidents

Kalidou Koulibaly is a mountain of a man with a fitting nickname in “K2.” The Senegal center back is an immovable force in Napoli’s defense at 6-foot-4 (1.95 meters) and …


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to begin much-needed rebuilding job at United

Manchester United’s loss to Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals has highlighted how far England’s biggest club remains behind the best in Europe. Recently hired manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 3:51 p.m.

Ajax wins 2-1 at Juventus to reach Champions League semi

Ajax eliminated another one of the favorites from the Champions League as it won 2-1 at Juventus to reach the semifinals for the first time since 1997 and end Cristiano …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 3:26 p.m.

Lionel Messi ends Manchester United’s hopes of another Camp Nou comeback

Lionel Messi scored two goals to help deal Manchester United a 3-0 defeat on Tuesday, sending Barcelona into the Champions League semifinals for the first time in four seasons on …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 12:56 p.m.

Porto hopes veteran Iker Casillas can lead team to a comeback

Porto signed veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas because of his vast international experience, and it will need to take full advantage of it on Wednesday to have any chance to reversing …


Pep Guardiola says he’s a ‘failure’ in Champions League

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has described himself as a “failure” in the Champions League. He has won it twice as a coach, with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011. Guardiola …


UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019, 4:23 p.m.

Will Bruin scores twice, Sounders outlast Toronto 3-2

Will Bruin and Cristian Roldan scored two minutes apart midway through the second half and the Seattle Sounders stayed unbeaten with a 3-2 victory over Toronto FC. Seattle knocked Toronto …


A rivalry of champions once again has Sounders and Toronto FC on a collision course

One of the oft-forgotten elements to what’s been a run of excellence for the Sounders going on three-plus years is how they’ve managed it without a one-season reboot. The same …


Weather forces postponement of Sounders vs. Rapids

The Denver area is under a blizzard warning from the National Weather Service until noon on Thursday. The game has been rescheduled for Sept. 7.


Carli Lloyd gets 2 goals in US’ 6-0 exhibition rout of Belgium

Carli Lloyd scored her first two goals of the year in the U.S. women’s national team’s 6-0 thrashing of Belgium in an exhibition. Lindsey Horan and Samantha Mewis added first-half …


Stefan Frei, Nico Lodeiro boost Sounders past Real Salt Lake 1-0

Nicolas Lodeiro scored in the 18th minute, and the Seattle Sounders extended their club-record start with a 1-0 victory over Real Salt Lake.


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 10:42 p.m.

Sounders remain undefeated with 0-0 tie with Whitecaps

A video replay decision in extra time cost the Vancouver Whitecaps a chance for penalty kick in a 0-0 tie with the Seattle Sounders. At first, referee Robert Sibiga ruled …


U.S. soccer player Christian Pulisic has strained right quadriceps

Christian Pulisic has a strained right quadriceps and returned to Germany for treatment. The 20-year-old midfielder scored in the fourth minute of Tuesday night’s 1-1 exhibition tie against Ecuador, then …


Ronaldo injured for Portugal; big wins for France, England in European qualifying

An injury to Cristiano Ronaldo exacerbated Portugal’s frustrating start to its European Championship title defense. Things couldn’t be going much better for free-scoring England and France.


Korean plan among 9 possible bids for 2023 Women’s World Cup

FIFA says nine soccer federations are interested in hosting the 2023 Women’s World Cup. South Korea is exploring the prospect of a joint bid with North Korea. Brazil and South …


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

Seattle Sounders win 3rd straight to open season, 4-2 over Chicago Fire

Victor Rodriguez and Jordan Morris each had first-half goals and Seattle scored the opening three goals before holding off the Chicago Fire 4-2, the Sounders’ third straight victory to open …


Lionel Messi helps Barcelona beat Lyon 5-1 to reach CL quarters

Lionel Messi scored twice and set up two more goals as Barcelona beat Lyon 5-1 to reach the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday. After a 0-0 first-leg draw, Luis Suarez …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool wins 3-1 in Munich to knock Bayern out

Sadio Mane scored twice to send Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-1 win at Bayern Munich in the second leg of their last-16 tie on …