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Champions League roundup: Rodrygo scores 3 goals, City uses 3 goalies

A teenager’s three goals and one team’s three goalkeepers perked up the Champions League on Wednesday as three European powers advanced to the round of 16.


Carlo Ancelotti at risk after Napoli players desert training camp

Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti is at risk of losing his job after his players deserted a club-ordered emergency training camp.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Champions League roundup: Dortmund, Chelsea stage big comebacks

On a night of big comebacks in the Champions League, Borussia Dortmund came from two goals down to beat Inter Milan 3-2 Tuesday while Chelsea erased a three-goal deficit to …


Copa Libertadores final moved from Santiago to Lima

South America’s soccer body CONMEBOL has moved the Copa Libertadores final from Santiago to Lima because of a weekslong wave of demonstrations in the Chilean capital.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Sounders going back to work with MLS Cup looming next Sunday at home

MLS’s new single-elimination playoff bracket took Cristian Roldan back to his childhood.


French roundup: Memphis Depay scores injury-time winner as Lyon wins 3-2 at Toulouse

Memphis Depay scored his second of the game five minutes into injury time as Lyon twice fought back from a goal down to win at Toulouse 3-2 in the French …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Spanish roundup: Barcelona upset at Levante 3-1; Madrid held 0-0 by Betis

Lionel Messi’s penalty strike to give Barcelona the early lead wasn’t enough once complacency set in.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

English roundup: EPL title contenders Liverpool and City leave it late to win

Manchester City left it late to win. Liverpool left it even later.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

German roundup: Frankfurt routs 10-man Bayern 5-1, fireworks in Berlin derby

Eintracht Frankfurt routed 10-man Bayern Munich 5-1 in the Bundesliga to give visiting coach Niko Kovac an unhappy return to his former side on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Italian roundup: Discriminatory chants mar Roma’s 2-1 win over Napoli

A brief suspension for discriminatory chants marred Roma’s 2-1 win over struggling Napoli in Serie A on Saturday.


Sounders sell out MLS Cup final, more than 69,000 expected

The MLS Cup final will be played before one of the largest crowds in league history.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

NWSL raises salaries, adds allocation money for 2020 season

The National Women’s Soccer League announced rule changes Friday for the 2020 season that will increase player salaries and team salary caps, as well as add $300,000 per team in …


European soccer weekend: What to watch in the main leagues

What to watch in the leading football leagues in Europe this weekend:


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

Road Warriors: Toronto heads to MLS Cup, wins 2-1 at Atlanta

Nick DeLeon scored the tiebreaking goal in the 78th minute, Quentin Westberg stuffed a penalty kick and Toronto FC advanced to the MLS Cup title game with a 2-1 victory …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

Matt Calkins: Unshakable Sounders stun everybody but themselves in advancing to third MLS Cup final

LAFC had the best regular-season record in Major League Soccer history. It had a supporters section you could hear from the other side of the skyline. It had Jerry West …


Sounders upset league-best LAFC 3-1 to reach MLS Cup final

The Seattle Sounders have advanced to the MLS Cup final for the third time in five years with a 3-1 victory over Los Angeles FC.


English roundup: Man City, Leicester, Everton through to League Cup quarters

Defending champion Manchester City advanced to the quarterfinals of the English League Cup on Tuesday alongside Leicester and Everton on a night void of any upsets.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Italian roundup: Inter wins 2-1 at Brescia to move top of Serie A

Inter Milan moved back atop the Serie A standings with a 2-1 win at struggling Brescia on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Germany roundup: Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller save Bayern from German Cup upset in Bochum

Serge Gnabry and Thomas Muller scored late to help Bayern Munich avoid an upset and beat second-division Bochum 2-1 in the German Cup on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Spanish roundup: Lionel Messi scores 2, leads Barcelona to 5-1 rout of Valladolid

It was one of those special nights for Lionel Messi, filled with beautiful goals, pinpoint assists and plenty of praise from teammates and opponents.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Bulgaria punishment for soccer fan racism angers activists

Bulgaria was punished Tuesday for the Nazi salutes and racist chanting of its soccer fans with an order to play a European Championship qualifying game in an empty stadium, although …


Frank de Boer makes a most satisfying comeback with Atlanta United

Frank de Boer never seems to get flustered. The stoic Dutchman can switch from one language to another with ease. He speaks bluntly and rarely betrays any sense of doubt …


EPL roundup: Christian Pulisic scores 3 for Chelsea; City wins

Christian Pulisic seemed to surprise himself with his hat trick for Chelsea. As he left the field after the 4-2 defeat of Burnley on Saturday, the young American needed reminding …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

La Liga roundup: As clasico postponed, Atletico wins to go top in Spain

Because Barcelona and Real Madrid couldn’t play their clasico due to a big separatist rally in the Catalan capital, Atletico Madrid benefited on Saturday by beating Athletic Bilbao to move …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

Bundesliga roundup: Robert Lewandowski record as Bayern moves top

Robert Lewandowski scored again for a Bundesliga record as Bayern Munich went top with a 2-1 win over promoted Union Berlin on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

Serie A roundup: Juventus held to 1-1 at struggler Lecce

Juventus was surprisingly held by struggling Lecce to 1-1 in Serie A on Saturday as Matthijs de Ligt’s poor start to his Bianconeri career continued.


Zlatan Ibrahimovic gives no clues about future after playoff loss

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s future is unlikely to be known for at least a few weeks now that his season is over.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

AP Source: Vlatko Andonovski to be named coach of U.S. women’s team

U.S. Soccer is expected to name Vlatko Andonovski as the new head coach of the women’s national team.


MLS Cup Playoffs roundup: Los Angeles FC beats LA Galaxy, advance to face Seattle

Carlos Vela scored two goals in the first half and set up Diego Rossi’s tiebreaking goal in the second half, and Los Angeles FC advanced to the MLS Western Conference …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Sounders advance to Western Conference finals with 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake

Seattle will face Los Angeles FC or the LA Galaxy in the conference final next Tuesday.