Men's soccer

June 24, 2017 - 4:59 pm
MADRID (AP) — Getafe earned promotion to Spain's first division after beating Tenerife 3-1 to seal its 3-2 aggregate victory in a playoff on Saturday. Getafe got two goals from midfielder Daniel Pacheco to help overturn Tenerife's 1-0 first-leg win and seal the hosts' return to the topflight one...
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June 24, 2017 - 3:43 pm
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Ben Sweat scored his first MLS goal and assisted on Jack Harrison's goal as New York City FC beat the New York Red Bulls 2-0 on Saturday in the Hudson River Derby. NYC (9-5-3) won just its second game in seven MLS meetings with the Red Bulls (7-8-2). Harrison opened the...
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Germany players attend a training session at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 24, 2017. Germany will play Cameroon in the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match scheduled for Sunday. (AP Photo/Artur Lebedev)
June 24, 2017 - 2:26 pm
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Perhaps keeping the ball on the ground should be the order from air traffic control rather than coaches in this southern Russian coastal resort. A FIFA-assigned training ground, used so far by Australia and Cameroon at the Confederations Cup, is directly on the flight path into...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 19, 2017 file photo, Germany coach Joachim Loew, LEFT, congratulates Leon Goretzka at the end of the Confederations Cup, Group B soccer match between Australia and Germany, at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia. Germany coach Joachim Loew says he has offered Leon Goretzka advice on his club future as the midfielder is linked with a move away from Schalke. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)
June 24, 2017 - 2:24 pm
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — With his lung-bursting runs, shrewd vision on the ball and versatility linking up play, Leon Goretzka's reputation as Germany's midfield dynamo is growing by the game. Thanks in no small part to a change in diet. Once lethargic and injury prone, Goretzka eradicated dairy, pork...
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Mexico's Hirving Lozano celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Mexico and Russia, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Saturday, June 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
June 24, 2017 - 2:21 pm
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Host nation Russia fought valiantly but could not avoid early elimination at the Confederations Cup after a 2-1 loss to Mexico on Saturday, a result that secured the Mexicans a place in the semifinals of the World Cup warm-up tournament. Portugal also advanced from Group A...
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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, is challenged by New Zealand's Michael Boxall during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between New Zealand and Portugal, at the St. Petersburg Stadium, Russia, Saturday, June 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
June 24, 2017 - 1:19 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's 75th international goal helped lift Portugal to an easy 4-0 win over New Zealand on Saturday and into the Confederations Cup semifinals. Ronaldo scored with a penalty kick in the 33rd minute, four minutes before Bernardo Silva slipped a shot into an...
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Mexico's Hirving Lozano celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Mexico and Russia, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Saturday, June 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
June 24, 2017 - 1:11 pm
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Host nation Russia fought valiantly effort but could not avoid early elimination at the Confederations Cup after a 2-1 loss to Mexico on Saturday, a result that secured the Mexicans a place in the semifinals of the World Cup warm-up tournament. Portugal also advanced from Group...
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Chile's Pablo Hernandez, right, and Germany's Leon Goretzka vie for the ball during the Confederations Cup, Group B soccer match between Germany and Chile, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Thursday, June 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
June 24, 2017 - 11:17 am
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — With his lung-bursting runs, shrewd vision on the ball and versatility linking up play, Leon Goretzka's reputation as Germany's midfield dynamo is growing by the game. Thanks in no small part to a change in diet. Once lethargic and injury prone, Goretzka eradicated dairy, pork...
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June 24, 2017 - 9:27 am
HUDDERSFIELD, England (AP) — Newly promoted Premier League team Huddersfield has broken its transfer record to make its first signing of the offseason, bringing in Belgium striker Laurent Depoitre from Porto. The northern club said Depoitre joined for an undisclosed fee on a two-year contract, with...
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Gambian referee Bakary Gassama walks off the pitch after the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Mexico and New Zealand, at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
June 24, 2017 - 8:27 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — FIFA should pick the best referees for the World Cup and not limit its list to one per nation, according to coaching great Guus Hiddink. Hiddink, a two-time World Cup semifinalist, told The Associated Press three or four referees should be chosen from the same country...
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