Soccer

Mainz' Karim Onisiwo, left, and Gladbach's Denis Zakaria, right, challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between 1.FSV Mainz 05 and Borussia Moenchengladbach in Mainz, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (Torsten Silz/dpa via AP)
August 24, 2019 - 3:03 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Robert Lewandowski scored a hat trick and Philippe Coutinho made his Bundesliga debut as Bayern Munich eased to a 3-0 win at Schalke on Saturday. Coutinho, who completed his loan move from Barcelona on Monday, came on for an unhappy looking Thomas Müller with more than half an hour...
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A sign is held up before an MLS soccer match between the Portland Timbers and the Seattle Sounders on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Portland, Ore. Major League Soccer recently instituted a policy that bans political displays at matches. (Serena Morones/The Oregonian via AP)
August 24, 2019 - 12:26 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Cristian Roldan and Raul Ruidiaz each scored to lift the Seattle Sounders to a 2-1 win over rival the Portland Timbers on Friday night and secure this year's Cascadia Cup trophy. Jordan Morris assisted on both goals as the Seattle Sounders (12-8-7) moved into second place in...
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Los Angeles FC's Joshua Perez, front, celebrates his goal against San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper Daniel Vega during the second half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
August 23, 2019 - 9:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although the wordless billboards went up quietly this week on the streets around Los Angeles FC's Banc of California Stadium, their message to the city is loud and clear. Some of the huge signs show imperious LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic running into LAFC's Latif Blessing...
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David Fox, from left, with his sons Dewey and Jimmy put their hands together as they wrap up practicing baseball at a nearby baseball field in northeast Washington, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. David Fox and his wife, Mary Ann, have a rule for their sons, 11-year-old Dewey and 8-year-old Jimmy: They have to play a team sport. The kids get to choose which one. Dewey tried soccer and Jimmy had a go at flag football, but every spring and fall, their first choice is baseball. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
August 23, 2019 - 5:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Fox and his wife, Mary Ann, have a rule for their sons, 11-year-old Dewey and 8-year-old Jimmy: They have to play a team sport. The kids get to choose which one. Dewey tried soccer and Jimmy had a go at flag football, but for them, nothing compares to baseball. "They always...
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This Aug. 15, 2019 satellite image from Maxar Technologies shows closeup view of a fire southwest of Porto Velho Brazil. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring deforestation and wildfires, said the country has seen a record number of wildfires this year as of Tuesday, Aug. 20. (Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies via AP)
August 23, 2019 - 3:19 pm
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — In a sharp escalation of tensions over fires ravaging the Amazon, France on Friday accused Brazil's president of having lied to French leader Emmanuel Macron and threatened to block a European Union trade deal with South American states including Brazil. Ireland joined in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, North Carolina Courage's Jessica McDonald (14) heads the ball on goal during the team's NWSL soccer championship game against the Portland Thorns in Portland, Ore. Portland drew a league-record 25,218 fans to a game against the defending league champion North Carolina Courage earlier this month, evidence of a World Cup bump. In addition to bringing in new fans, players want sustained growth and stability. The key is investment. (Adam Lapierre/The Oregonian via AP, File)
August 22, 2019 - 3:13 am
While record crowds at National Women's Soccer League games are evidence of a World Cup bump, players want the momentum to extend beyond the ticket office. Portland drew a league-record 25,218 fans to a game against the defending champion North Carolina Courage earlier this month, and last weekend...
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Los Angeles FC forward Carlos Vela, second from left, celebrates with forward Diego Rossi, left, after scoring past San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper Daniel Vega, center, and defender Nick Lima, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
August 22, 2019 - 1:04 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Carlos Vela scored two goals to reach 26 on the season, Diego Rossi got his 14th in the sixth minute and Los Angeles FC beat the San Jose Earthquakes 4-0 on Wednesday night. Los Angeles (19-3-4) has won all four meetings between the clubs, outscoring the Earthquakes 15-3...
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Teammates watch as New York City FC midfielder Valentin Castellanos, center, and New York City FC forward Heber, right, do a little dance after Castellanos scored during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Columbus Crew, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
August 21, 2019 - 11:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Valentín Castellanos scored in the 36th minute, Sean Johnson got his seventh shutout of the season and New York City FC beat the Columbus Crew 1-0 on Wednesday night. New York (12-5-8) won for the fifth time in seven games to move within a point of Eastern Conference leaders...
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August 21, 2019 - 11:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Romero "Kaku" Gamarra scored in the sixth minute, Daniel Royer got his ninth goal on a penalty kick, and the New York Red Bulls beat D.C. United 2-1 on Wednesday night in the Atlantic Cup. New York (12-10-5) has a nine-game undefeated streak in the series. D.C. United (10-9-9)...
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August 20, 2019 - 5:44 pm
MIAMI (AP) — An environmental report poses a new problem for the proposed site of David Beckham's Major League Soccer stadium in Miami: Tests show the soil is far more toxic than expected. According to the Miami Herald, the analysis found arsenic contamination reaching more than twice the legal...
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