Men's soccer

FILE - In this June 9, 2019, file photo, United States head coach Gregg Berhalter responds to fans after an international friendly soccer match against the Venezuela, in Cincinnati. The sporting director of the U.S. Soccer Federation says Gregg Berhalter's job is safe as men's national team coach despite some disappointing results. "When I evaluate Gregg and the coaching staff and what I've seen to date, I'm a pleased man, and an individual result is not going to change that. It's just not," sporting director Earnie Stewart said during a telephone conference call with reporters Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
November 12, 2019 - 10:41 am
The sporting director of the U.S. Soccer Federation says Gregg Berhalter's job as men's national team coach is safe despite some disappointing results. Berhalter was hired last December after the Americans failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. The U.S. lost to Mexico 1-0 in the CONCACAF Gold...
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In this photo released by Villarreal Club de Futbol on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, Giuseppe Rossi laces up his sneakers during a training with Spanish club Villarreal, Spain. The 32-year old Rossi, the American-born striker who played for the Italian national team before a series of injuries slowed his career, is back at Villarreal, the Spanish club where he thrived in his prime. (Villareal F.C via AP)
November 11, 2019 - 2:22 am
VILLARREAL, Spain (AP) — Giuseppe Rossi is back home — in Spain. The American-born striker, originally from New Jersey and who played for the Italian national team before a series of injuries slowed his career, is back at Villarreal, the Spanish club where he thrived in his prime. "It's been a...
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Seattle Sounders' Victor Rodriguez, who scored a goal in the match, drinks from the cup Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, after defeating Toronto FC in the MLS Cup championship soccer match in Seattle. The Sounders won 3-1. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
November 10, 2019 - 5:41 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — They waited a decade to enjoy a celebration like this. As the Seattle Sounders paraded the championship trophy around their home stadium, only those clad in red headed for the exits. Ten years after helping change the scope of Major League Soccer, Seattle finally got to see its home...
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Liverpool's Sadio Mane, right, heads the ball to score his side's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
November 10, 2019 - 4:06 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Even Jürgen Klopp cannot quite believe Liverpool's lead over Manchester City this early in the season. "That's crazy, nine points," the Liverpool manager said. "You cannot imagine that something like this can happen." It's very real after Liverpool beat City 3-1 on Sunday...
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Chelsea's Mateo Kovacic, right, challenges Crystal Palace's Jordan Ayew during their English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
November 09, 2019 - 9:40 am
Chelsea has got used to winning back-to-back games. Tottenham hasn't. Shortly after in-form Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic scored to give Chelsea its sixth straight Premier League win against Crystal Palace on Saturday, Spurs extended an unwanted record in its 1-1 draw with Sheffield United...
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Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring his side's fifth goal during a Champions League group A soccer match between Real Madrid and Galatasaray at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
November 09, 2019 - 5:56 am
A person with knowledge of the situation says the Champions League final will not be played in the United States in 2024. The person told The Associated Press that UEFA could potentially stage the showpiece club soccer final outside Europe one day but that cannot happen for the first time in 2024...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 26, 2015 file photo, Chelsea's Didier Drogba during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium, London, England. The international soccer players now studying on an executive masters course could field one of the best school teams ever seen. After classes this week, Ballon d’Or winner Kaka was joined on the field by Champions League winners Florent Malouda and Julio Cesar and an array of one-time national team stars. Didier Drogba, though not playing, and Andriy Arshavin are also classmates for an 18-month education now in its third edition. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, file)
November 08, 2019 - 4:13 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — The students taking an executive masters course at UEFA this year could field one of the best school teams ever seen. After classes this week, Ballon d'Or recipient Kaka was joined on the field by Champions League winners Florent Malouda and Julio Cesar and an array of one-...
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Brescia's Mario Balotelli, right, reacts at the end of the Italian Serie A soccer match between Verona and Brescia at the Bentegodi stadium in Verona, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Verona supporters' racist chants upset the Italian bomber who also scored one goal. (Simone Venezia/ANSA via AP)
November 07, 2019 - 3:02 am
ROME (AP) — The ball that Mario Balotelli angrily kicked high into the stands out of frustration because of racist chants is still traveling. Figuratively speaking, at least. In a Serie A season that has been marred by discriminatory slurs from the outset, Balotelli's outburst has prompted more...
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Chelsea's Reece James, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the Champions League, group H, soccer match between Chelsea and Ajax, at Stamford Bridge in London, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)
November 05, 2019 - 3:41 pm
PARIS (AP) — 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 draw 4-4 against nine-man Ajax. Napoli fluffed a chance to qualify for the knockout stage after drawing 1-1 home...
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Los Angeles FC forward Carlos Vela, left, vies against Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris during the second half of the MLS soccer Western Conference final Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Sounders won 3-1. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
November 04, 2019 - 11:21 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carlos Vela has been named the most valuable player of Major League Soccer after his record 34-goal regular season for Los Angeles FC. Vela became the first Mexican player to win the MLS award Monday. Vela also had 15 assists during a dominant second season with LAFC. The former...
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