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European Soccer Weekend: Spanish, German leagues begin

The Spanish league opens with Barcelona playing Athletic Bilbao and Antoine Griezmann set for his debut. Real Madrid plays Celta Vigo. The Bundesliga is also beginning with Bayern Munich hosting …


UEFA postpones Champions League talks as clubs, leagues row

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has postponed a joint meeting with the heads of European clubs and leagues next month that was to help determine the future format of competitions, including …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, 6:21 p.m.

Carlos Gil converts late penalty kick; Revs tie Sounders 3-3

The penalty kick was awarded when Seattle’s Jordy Delem was called for a hand ball on Gil’s attempted cross in the penalty area. Gil has nine goals this season.


Sounders land Emanuel Cecchini, Luis Silva before transfer deadline

The Seattle Sounders have acquired midfielder Emanuel Cecchini on loan from Spanish side Malaga and signed forward/midfielder Luis Silva ahead of the summer transfer window. Cecchini’s loan from Malaga will …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 12:31 p.m.

Tottenham signs Ryan Sessegnon, Giovani lo Celso on deadline day

Tottenham made the biggest moves on the Premier League’s transfer deadline day as it signed winger Ryan Sessegnon and midfielder Giovani lo Celso. Spurs, which ended 18 months of transfer …


Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku joins Inter Milan from Man United

Inter Milan completed the signing of Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United. Lukaku put pen to paper on a five-year deal with Inter, joining his younger brother in the …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 8:50 a.m.

Wayne Rooney returning to England from D.C. to play for Derby

Wayne Rooney will be leaving Major League Soccer after less than two seasons to return to play in England and be closer to his family. The 33-year-old former England captain …


Sporting K.C. completes season sweep of Seattle Sounders

For just the second time this season, the Seattle Sounders (11-7-5) dropped a match at home.


Seattle Sounders defender Roman Torres suspended 10 games

Seattle Sounders defender Roman Torres has been suspended 10 games by Major League Soccer after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Torres has also been fined 20% of his annual …


Marcos Llorente, Joao Felix, Diego Costa score, Atletico Madrid beats MLS 3-0

Marcos Llorente, Joao Felix, Diego Costa scored to lead 10-time Spanish League champion Atletico Madrid to a 3-0 victory over Major League Soccer’s best in the annual MLS All-Star game.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 11:34 a.m.

FIFA expands Women’s World Cup from 24 teams to 32 for 2023

FIFA’s Council has unanimously approved expanding the Women’s World Cup from 24 teams to 32 for 2023 and has reopened bidding to host the tournament.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 8:35 a.m.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Megan Rapinoe nominated for FIFA awards

Five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are among the 10 candidates for the FIFA best player award. United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the women’s award.


Union for men’s national team takes issue with U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro

The players’ association for the U.S. men’s national team is criticizing U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro’s efforts to counter arguments made by the women’s team in a fight over pay.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 4:43 p.m.

Jill Ellis stepping down as women’s soccer national team coach after World Cup victory

National team coach Jill Ellis is stepping down after leading the United States to back-to-back Women’s World Cup titles.


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 8:46 p.m.

Jordan Morris scores in Sounders’ 1-0 win over Dynamo

Jordan Morris scored in the 59th minute in the Seattle Sounders’ 1-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo. Stefan Frei had three saves for his seventh shutout.


MLS roundup: LAFC scores 4 goals in 12-minute stretch, beats Atlanta

Diego Rossi and Carlos Vela scored two of Los Angeles FC’s four goals during a 12-minute stretch in a 4-3 victory over Atlanta United on Friday night.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 9:28 a.m.

FIFA seeks quick expansion of Women’s World Cup to 32 teams

FIFA is asking its ruling council to fast-track expansion of the next Women’s World Cup to 32 teams. In a document seen by The Associated Press, FIFA says it wants …


U.S. men’s soccer to play Uruguay in St. Louis on Sept. 10

The U.S. men’s soccer team will play Uruguay in an exhibition at St. Louis’ Busch Stadium on Sept. 10, four days after the Americans face Mexico at East Rutherford, New …


CONCACAF teams on track for last set of World Cup qualifiers

Mexico, the U.S. and the other nations among the top six in CONCACAF remain on track to compete in the final round of regional qualifying to determine three World Cup …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 4:28 p.m.

Anfield’s next expansion may be larger than 1st planned

The next proposed expansion of Anfield may be more substantial than initially envisioned, Liverpool chief executive officer Peter Moore tells The Associated Press. Capacity at Liverpool’s stadium rose by about …


U.S. women’s soccer to play Portugal in pair of exhibitions

The world champion U.S. women’s soccer team will play a pair of exhibitions against Portugal on its victory tour, on Aug. 29 at Philadelphia and five days later at St. …


American defender Matt Miazga lent back to Reading by Chelsea

American defender Matt Miazga has been lent back to second-tier Reading by Chelsea for the 2019-20 season. The 6-foot-4 center back from Clifton, New Jersey, was sent to Nantes last …


Lionel Messi suspended from Argentina’s opening World Cup qualifier

Lionel Messi was suspended from Argentina’s first qualifying march for the 2022 World Cup and fined $1,500 by South American soccer’s governing body. CONMEBOL said its decision resulted from Messi’s …


Josh Wolff to be 1st head coach of Austin FC

Former U.S. men’s national team player and current assistant coach Josh Wolff will be the first head coach of Austin FC, the new Major League Soccer franchise that is scheduled …


UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

Brian Fernandez scores twice as Timbers outlast rival Sounders

Brian Fernandez scored his second goal of the match in the 51st minute, moments after Seattle had pulled even, and the Portland Timbers beat the Sounders 2-1 on Sunday night …


UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019, 8:53 p.m.

Even with Cascadia Cup approaching, Seattle Sounders would rather focus on MLS playoff race

The Sounders sit ahead of the Vancouver Whitecaps and Portland Timbers in the standings for the Cascadia Cup, a title formally etched in a trophy in 2004.


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 6:39 p.m.

Youth notebook: Spokane Junior Rifle Club wins title at Civilian Marksmanship Program National Championships

Zach Pearsall was a Good Samaritan, which enhanced his coolness under pressure that helped deliver a national championship to the Spokane Junior Rifle Club.


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 3:47 p.m.

Algeria wins African Cup title, beats Sadio Mane’s Senegal 1-0

Algeria has won the African Cup of Nations, beating Senegal 1-0 in the final with a deflected goal in the opening seconds by striker Baghdad Bounedjah. Bounedjah’s shot on Algeria’s …


Matthijs De Ligt not fazed by price tag after Juventus move

Juventus new signing Matthijs de Ligt is not fazed at becoming the most expensive defender in Serie A history at the age of 19. De Ligt completed a 75 million …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

Borussia Dortmund defeats Sounders in international friendly

Borussia Dortmund of the German Bundesliga proved a bit too much for the Seattle Sounders in a 3-1 victory in an international friendly Wednesday night at CenturyLink Field.