Men's soccer

FILE - In this March 14, 2020, file photo, a closed ticket office is shown at Etihad Stadium where Manchester City were due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match, in Manchester, England. Many professional sports league, such as the NFL and European soccer leagues, have lucrative television contracts and big-money corporate sponsors that fill their substantial coffers. But the domestic soccer league in the U.S. still relies heavily on ticket sales, merchandising and concessions, much like many university athletic departments, and without games their very ability to make ends meet would stretch the abilities of even the savviest of accountants. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)
June 10, 2020 - 10:17 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Two Texas football players have tested positive for coronavirus this week and a third tested positive for the COVID-19 antibody, the university said Wednesday night. Texas brought in 58 players this week to the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, Atlanta United defender Jeff Larentowicz, left, and New England Revolution midfielder Scott Caldwell battle for a header during round one of an MLS Cup playoff soccer game in Atlanta. Atlanta United veteran defender Jeff Larentowicz, who serves as an executive board member for the players union, said Thursday, June 4, 2020, he has safety concerns about an agreement announced Wednesday for a MLS tournament in Orlando in July. He is worried about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and said "We play a contact sport and the virus is a serious thing that puts us all in danger." (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
June 10, 2020 - 3:48 pm
Major League Soccer is resuming its season amid the coronavirus pandemic on July 8 with a World Cup-style tournament in Florida that won't include fans in the stands. The league's 26 teams will be divided into six groups for the opening round of the tournament at ESPN's Wide World of Sports complex...
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June 10, 2020 - 12:00 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Eintracht Frankfurt will wear a special edition soccer jersey with a “Black Lives Matter” message when it plays Bayern Munich in the German Cup semifinals on Wednesday. The shirts are white and black and bear the #blacklivesmatter hashtag. Eintracht said it was "sending a...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 file photo, Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus, right, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the Champions League, round of 16, first leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain. Manchester City’s appeal against a two-year ban from European soccer will be heard over three days in June. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it has set aside June 8-10 for the case. It is unclear if a hearing will be held in person at the court or by video link. No timetable was set for a verdict but a ruling is needed before English teams enter next season’s Champions League draw. Man City was banned by UEFA in February for “serious breaches” of financial monitoring rules and failing to cooperate with investigators. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
June 10, 2020 - 10:39 am
GENEVA (AP) — A verdict in Manchester City’s appeal against a two-year UEFA ban from European competitions is expected within five weeks. The Court of Arbitration for Sport set the target Wednesday of “during the first half of July” to publish the decision of its three-judge panel. The panel...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 23, 2019 file photo, Partizan Belgrade fans light flares and smoke bombs as they cheer on their team on during the Serbian Cup Final soccer fixture against Red Star Belgrade in Belgrade, Serbia. Red Star Belgrade can host the biggest crowd for a game in Europe since soccer’s shutdown in the pandemic ended last month when the Serbian title winner completes its season on June 20, 2020. Another big crowd is expected Wednesday June 10, 2020 in a passionate atmosphere now rarely seen in Europe. Partizan hosts city rival Red Star in the domestic cup semi-finals at its 30,000-capacity home. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic, File)
June 10, 2020 - 7:47 am
As European soccer prepares to crown national champions in empty stadiums, there is more for fans to celebrate in Serbia. Red Star Belgrade can host the biggest crowd for a game in Europe since soccer’s shutdown in the pandemic ended last month, when the Serbian title winner completes its season on...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25 2020, file photo, Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner calls a play in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina State, in Atlanta. In the wake of nationwide protests over police brutality, Georgia Tech wants to make sure its athletes take time to vote in November. The school said Thursday, June 4, 2020, that nine teams will cancel all mandatory activities on the Nov. 3 to recognize the importance of casting a ballot. Pastner said George Floyd’s death has given everyone a chance to evaluate “the way we treat each other as human beings and what we can and should do to back up our words.”(AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)
June 09, 2020 - 5:58 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The National Soccer Hall of Fame is reopening for the first time in nearly three months. The museum in Frisco, Texas, will reopen to the public Wednesday at 50% of its usual capacity. It has been closed since...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2020, file photo, a closed ticket office is shown at Etihad Stadium where Manchester City were due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match, in Manchester, England. Many professional sports league, such as the NFL and European soccer leagues, have lucrative television contracts and big-money corporate sponsors that fill their substantial coffers. But the domestic soccer league in the U.S. still relies heavily on ticket sales, merchandising and concessions, much like many university athletic departments, and without games their very ability to make ends meet would stretch the abilities of even the savviest of accountants. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)
June 09, 2020 - 12:53 pm
Sporting Kansas City had just packed Children's Mercy Park to the brim for a 4-0 blowout of the Houston Dynamo when the coronavirus pandemic brought not just the Major League Soccer season but the entire sporting world to a standstill. Suddenly, what looked like such a dream start for the club — on...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 file photo, Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. panish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced Saturday, May 23, 2020 that the soccer league in Spain will be allowed to resume from June 8. While the top tier, La Liga, can play from this date, it has already said it wants to resume play on June 12. It is unclear when the first games will be held. There has been no play in the top tier since March 12 due to the coronavirus crisis. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort, File)
June 09, 2020 - 10:07 am
When the coronavirus gripped Europe in early April, the prospect of professional soccer resuming this season felt unfeasible and even unethical. Yet, over the next seven days, the sport will make its return in three powerhouse countries that were among the hardest hit by the pandemic — Italy, Spain...
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In this Monday, March 9, 2020, Sevilla's head coach Julen Lopetegui speaks during an interview at the sport center of Sevilla, in Seville, Spain. The Seville derby between fierce southern rivals Sevilla and Real Betis will be the match kickstarting the Spanish league's first division this week after a wait of nearly three months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thursday's highly popular game will be the first in the league since it was suspended on March 12 with 11 rounds left. (AP Photo/Tales Azzoni)
June 09, 2020 - 7:25 am
SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — It’s the one game that divides an entire city. It’s the most passionate rivalry in Spanish soccer. It’s more than a local derby. It’s the “Gran Derbi.” The match between fierce southern rivals Sevilla and Real Betis will be the one to kickstart the Spanish league this week...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2014, file photo, a student walks through empty seats inside Kenan Stadium at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., where preparations continue for the upcoming college football season. The crippling grip the coronavirus pandemic has had on the sports world has forced universities, leagues and franchises to evaluate how they might someday welcome back fans. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
June 08, 2020 - 1:18 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ NASCAR fans won’t be allowed to attend when the Cup Series races at Martinsville Speedway on Wednesday night, but the sport’s impact will surely be felt by Henry County residents the next day. The Joey Logano...
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