Soccer

MLS players balance health history with virus risk

The majority of Major League Soccer players will be taking part when the league resumes play next week with a tournament in Florida

Brazil network ends Rio soccer deal over new Bolsonaro rule

Brazil’s TV Globo has terminated its contract with Rio de Janeiro state’s local soccer body after powerhouse club Flamengo broadcast a home match using the team’s YouTube account under a new federal rule

Morata double leads Atlético to 3-0 over Mallorca in Liga

Álvaro Morata has scored twice in leading Atlético Madrid past Mallorca 3-0 and extending its strong finish to the Spanish league

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MLS confirm that six FC Dallas players test…

Entire FC Dallas team has been quarantined ahead of the "MLS Is Back" tournament in Florida.

Prosecutor to probe attorney general-FIFA…

A special prosecutor has been appointed in Switzerland to assess complaints about alleged criminal conduct when attorney general Michael Lauber had undisclosed meetings with FIFA president Gianni Infantino

Human foosball: New form of soccer developed for…

Soccer-starved Argentines have found a way to play their beloved sport while social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic

The Latest: USL's Indy Eleven to return with…

The United Soccer League’s Indy Eleven will return to action next Saturday with limited fans at Lucas Oil Stadium

Week after toasting title, Klopp hurting after…

Liverpool has been beaten 4-0 by Manchester City in its first game since sealing the Premier League title

Orlando City prepping for MLS season at Disney

The first Orlando City match in the MLS return season is July 8. The Lions were one of the first teams to arrive at Disney for training and they are also one of the first clubs to get acclimated.

Trio of former UConn greats leading social…

Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes appreciated what former UConn teammate Maya Moore was doing when the All-Star forward stepped away from basketball two years ago to focus on criminal justice reform

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Six FC Dallas players test positive for COVID-19 in Florida

Six players with FC Dallas have tested positive for COVID-19 and the entire team has been quarantined ahead of the MLS Is Back tournament

MLS Set to Return to Action With Tournament at…

Dan Courtemanche, executive vice president of communications at Major League Soccer, discusses the return of the sport amid the coronavirus pandemic. Courtemanche also discusses diversity within the MLS and supporting players' right to protest during games.

Football's first big transfer of the summer is…

The summer transfer window is officially open and we’ve already seen some big decisions take place. This is definitely going to be a wild one.

Campaign for Black soccer player denied by England in 1925

A fundraising campaign has been launched to raise money for a statue to honor a man who was denied the chance to play for England’s national soccer team in 1925 because he was Black

The Latest: Oklahoma athletics cutting $13.7M…

The Oklahoma athletics department has announced $13.7 million in budget cuts it blames on fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, including a 10% salary drop for any employee earning at least $1,000,000 per year

MLS Preparing for Return to Action in Early July…

While Major League Baseball continues to haggle over details for a return and the NBA doesn't tip off until late July, Major League Soccer is set to take the pitch. All 26 clubs will converge at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on July 8 for the MLS is Back Tournament. The tournament will be played without fans as the league resumes its 25th season. Dan Courtemanche, Executive Vice President of Communications for Major League Soccer, breaks down the league's plan for the safety of its personnel and how the league will approach players peacefully protesting.

Ertz, Short say soul-searching led to…

Chicago Red Stars teammates Julie Ertz and Casey Short say hard conversations over the past several weeks led to their vulnerability in the moment they shared an emotional embrace while they knelt during the national anthem as the NWSL opened its season

VIRUS DIARY: Soccer in UK loses passion, soul with no fans

In Britain, where one AP writer and soccer fan lives, some said the return of the game would lift morale

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How Germany did it: completing the soccer season…

Only the fans were missing as Bayern Munich celebrated its title Saturday and the Bundesliga breathed a sigh of relief

Man City joins Arsenal, Chelsea, Man U in FA Cup…

Holder Manchester City reached the FA Cup semifinals on Sunday after goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling secured an untroubled 2-0 win at Newcastle

'Nothing to say' about players linked with…

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard refuses to be drawn into speculation linking him with players ahead of Wednesday's match at West Ham.