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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.

UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

Seattle Sounders beat Atlanta United 2-1 behind goals from Raul Ruidiaz and Harry Shipp

Raul Ruidiaz and Harry Shipp scored as the Seattle Sounders beat Atlanta United 2-1 on Sunday.

UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 4:45 p.m.

Back to a full roster, the Sounders look to dethrone defending MLS Cup champion Atlanta United

In the past three seasons, the Sounders haven’t beaten Atlanta United.

United States extends FIFA women’s rankings lead with World Cup win

The United States has extended its lead in the FIFA rankings by retaining the World Cup. The American women’s fourth world title built a record points lead over No. 2 …

UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 8:07 a.m.

France star Antoine Griezmann joins Barcelona from Atletico

Barcelona says France forward Antoine Griezmann has agreed to join the Spanish champions after it paid his buyout clause to free him from rival Atletico Madrid. Barcelona says on Friday …

UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 12:18 p.m.

FIFA gets tougher on racism in disciplinary code update

FIFA is doubling its minimum ban for racist incidents to 10 games, and will start inviting players to make victim statements at disciplinary hearings. Stricter handling of racism and discrimination …

UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Jane McManus: Megan Rapinoe delivers another goal for equality during USWNT’s Canyon of Heroes celebration

When the U.S. women’s national soccer team rolled up Broadway to celebrate its second straight World Cup championship, that stretch of black asphalt was once again transformed into the 10-deep, …

UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

‘I just want to be like them’: Fans celebrate with U.S players at parade honoring Women’s World Cup win

U.S. women’s soccer co-captain Megan Rapinoe and her teammates shared a float with Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro at a parade honoring them. Rapinoe …

Panthers owner David Tepper to meet with MLS about expansion

Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper and team president Tom Glick plan to travel to New York next week and meet with Major League Soccer officials in an effort to convince …

Copa America standouts eye transfers to top European clubs

Now that the Copa America is over, several standout South American players are looking to transfer to top clubs in Europe. Some could be less expensive now than later, while …

UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 3 p.m.

NYC to host ticker tape parade for U.S. women’s national team Wednesday

The U.S. women’s national soccer team will be showered with praise and paper confetti Wednesday at the first ticker tape parade in New York City since the team’s World Cup …

UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Back-to-back! Megan Rapinoe-led U.S. beats Dutch 2-0 for fourth World Cup title

The United States won its record fourth Women’s World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 when Megan Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the second …

MLS roundup: Carlos Vela, LAFC rout Vancouver

Carlos Vela scored twice and Los Angeles FC rallied to a club-record six goals after giving up the opening score to beat Vancouver 6-1.

UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 8:04 p.m.

Nicolas Lodeiro’s stoppage-time goal lifts Sounders over Crew 2-1

Nicolas Lodeiro scored his second goal in the sixth minute of second-half stoppage time, lifting the Seattle Sounders over the Columbus Crew 2-1 on Saturday night.

UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

United States men also seek soccer title, face Mexico for Gold Cup

The U.S. men’s soccer team also tries to win a trophy on Sunday when it faces Mexico at Soldier Field in the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the championship …

UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

Larry Stone: As World Cup final nears, U.S. women don’t care what anyone thinks of them. Nor should they.

The USWNT is on the verge of winning another Women’s World Cup, and they’ve gotten to the final with a brash confidence that they shouldn’t need to apologize for. If …

UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 5:54 p.m.

Sweden beats England 2-1, takes third at Women’s World Cup

Kosovare Asllani and Sofia Jakobsson each scored and Sweden beat England 2-1 Saturday night to take third place in the Women’s World Cup.

Tyler Boyd conceived in U.S., and now he’s playing there, too

Tyler Boyd was conceived in the U.S. and now he’s playing there, too. Born to an American mother and a New Zealander father, he made six appearances for the All …

Brazil players defend coach Tite amid report questioning future

Before the Copa America began, Brazil’s new soccer boss said coach Tite will stay on the job until the 2022 World Cup no matter what happens in the tournament. But …

UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 2:52 p.m.

Upset with Barcelona, Atletico says it wants Antoine Griezmann back

Barcelona’s attempt to sign Antoine Griezmann has hit a setback after Atletico Madrid accused the Catalan club of negotiating with the player without its consent before his contract was over. …

England’s Karen Carney to retire after third-place playoff

England faces Sweden on Saturday in the Women’s World Cup looking to secure a second straight bronze medal. The Lionesses found themselves in the third-place game after losing a dramatic …

UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 2:55 p.m.

United States midfielder Lindsey Horan hopes Women’s World Cup successes boost NWSL

The National Women’s Soccer League is in the midst of its seventh season and has been more successful than any other attempt at a pro women’s league in the United …

UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 2:08 p.m.

Copa America organizers brush off criticism of tournament

The Copa America has been mired in problems including empty seats, poor pitches, long lines for fans to pick up tickets and issues with video review technology. But organizers of …

Alex Morgan says tea-sipping celebration was nod to Sophie Turner

Alex Morgan said her tea-sipping celebration at the Women’s World Cup was a nod to actress Sophie Turner’s amusing Instagram posts. Some considered the celebration a dig at England, which …

UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 11:12 a.m.

FIFA looks to expand Women’s World Cup from 24 to 32 teams

FIFA is looking to expand the Women’s World Cup from 24 to 32 teams. The plan was revealed by FIFA President Gianni Infantino ahead of Sunday’s final between the United …

UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 11:40 p.m.

MLS roundup: Revolution overcome weather delays, Revolution in 2-1 win

Teal Bunbury scored his 50th MLS goal and the New England Revolution beat the Colorado Rapids 2-1 in a match that included three weather delays Thursday night.

UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 8:15 p.m.

Carli Lloyd says 2019 U.S. Women’s World Cup team not a continuation of 2015

The defending champions will be vying for their second straight title and fourth overall when they face the Netherlands in the final Sunday in Lyon.

UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 10:36 p.m.

Christian Pulisic leads U.S. to 3-1 Gold Cup semifinal win over Jamaica

The U.S. will attempt to complete its title defense Sunday night against Mexico at Chicago’s Soldier Field.

UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 7:48 p.m.

NYCFC scores 3 second-half goals, beats Sounders 3-0

Maximiliano Moralez, Jesus Medina and Ebenezer Ofori scored second-half goals and New York City FC beat the Seattle Sounders 3-0. New York (7-1-8) stretched its club-record unbeaten streak to 12 …