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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2019, file photo, Australia's Samantha Kerr plays against New Zealand during a Cup of Nations soccer match in Sydney, Australia. Kerr sat down on a metal bench after taking a few extra shots after a Chicago Red Stars practice. Red Stars coach Rory Dames poked fun at her competitive streak, and Kerr just laughed it off. If the Aussie star is on her way out of town, it was hard to tell on a picturesque summer afternoon in suburban Chicago. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
August 15, 2019 - 4:06 pm
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Sam Kerr sat down on a metal bench after taking a few extra shots after practice. Chicago Red Stars coach Rory Dames poked fun at her competitive streak, and Kerr just laughed it off. If the Aussie star is on her way out of town, it was hard to tell on a picturesque summer...
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UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin and Ali Turganbekov, from Kazakhstan, right, hand the trophy to Liverpool's team captain Jordan Henderson after Liverpool won the UEFA Super Cup soccer match between Liverpool and Chelsea, in Besiktas Park, in Istanbul, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Liverpool won 5-4 in a penalty shootout after the game ended tied 2-2. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
August 15, 2019 - 2:24 am
Changes to the Champions League are unlikely to be decided this year after UEFA on Thursday called off joint talks with the heads of European clubs and leagues who have spent months arguing over potential radical overhaul of the format of European competitions. European Club Association chairman...
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Atlanta United coach Frank de Boer looks on from the side line during the first half of the team's Campeones Cup soccer final gainst Club America on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Atlanta. De Boer said he regrets his choice of words in a British newspaper interview about gender equity in soccer and stressed that he's a big supporter of the women's game. De Boer faced backlash before Wednesday's Campeones Cup game for his comments in an article published by The Guardian, in which he said it was "ridiculous" that female players expect to receive the same World Cup pay as the men. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 14, 2019 - 10:22 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United coach Frank de Boer said he regrets his choice of words — one word, especially — in a British newspaper interview about gender equity in soccer and stressed that he's a big supporter of the women's game. De Boer faced backlash before Wednesday's Campeones Cup game for...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2018, file photo, Seattle Sounders owner Adrian Hanauer, right, takes part in the traditional March to the Match before an MLS soccer match between the Sounders and the Portland Timbers in Seattle. The Sounders announced Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, that they are adding Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and several others to the club's ownership group, as Hollywood producer Joe Roth leaves the franchise. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
August 13, 2019 - 3:56 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders are adding Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and wife Ciara, hip-hop artist Macklemore and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to the MLS club's ownership group. Other investors are also coming aboard while current majority owner Adrian Hanauer is increasing his...
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August 13, 2019 - 10:02 am
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders are adding Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and wife Ciara, hip-hop artist Macklemore and Microsoft CEO Sataya Nadella to the MLS club's ownership group. Other investors are also coming aboard while current majority owner Adrian Hanauer is increasing his...
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August 12, 2019 - 6:41 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — A 14-year-old soccer player has signed a professional contract with USL Championship club Orange County SC. Francis Jacobs is the youngest male player ever to sign a pro soccer contract in the U.S., according to the club. Jacobs is from Laguna Beach, California. He was 14...
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August 12, 2019 - 3:24 pm
Former defender Kate Markgraf has been named general manager of the U.S. women's national team, U.S. Soccer announced Monday. Markgraf will oversee the search for a coach to replace Jill Ellis, who is leaving the team in October. Ellis is stepping away from the job after leading the United States...
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August 12, 2019 - 11:16 am
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp says he expects goalkeeper Alisson's calf injury to keep him on the sidelines for "the next few weeks," starting with Wednesday's Super Cup game against Chelsea. Alisson went off in the first half of Liverpool's 4-1 win over Norwich on Friday...
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In this July 21, 2019, photo, a sign that reads "Anti-Facist Always Seattle Anti-Racist" is displayed in the supporters section during an MLS soccer match between the Seattle Sounders and the Portland Timbers in Seattle. Major League Soccer's new policy that bans political displays at matches is drawing attention in the Pacific Northwest, where supporters' culture is often intertwined with politics and social issues. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
August 10, 2019 - 10:14 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Major League Soccer's new policy that bans political displays at matches is stirring controversy in the Pacific Northwest, where supporters' culture is often intertwined with politics and social issues. The Seattle Sounders and the Portland Timbers have banned signs and flags...
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PSG's Neymar, third left, runs with teammates during a training session at Camp des Loges in Saint Germain en Laye, outside Paris, France, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
August 10, 2019 - 6:26 am
PARIS (AP) — Neymar will miss the start of the French league season as Paris Saint-Germain confirmed Saturday that the Brazil star could leave the club this summer. Neymar, who has been linked with a move to Barcelona and Real Madrid, was not included in the PSG squad that will start the defense of...
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