Professional soccer

September 02, 2019 - 7:49 am
BERLIN (AP) — Two security stewards working for Dynamo Dresden have "seriously damaged" the club by displaying Nazi imagery during a game against St. Pauli, the German team said Monday. The Saxony-based club, which plays in the second division, has also apologized for a multitude of offensive...
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Dutch soccer player Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool holds the award of men's player of the year 2018/19 during the group stage draw at the Grimaldi Forum, in Monaco, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
September 02, 2019 - 4:03 am
MILAN (AP) — Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk has joined five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the three finalists for the FIFA best player award. United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the women's award. The announcement of the final three in each category —...
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Inter's Lautaro Martinez celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Cagliari Calcio and Inter FC at Sardegna Arena Stadium in Cagliari Sardinia island, Italy, on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (Fabio Murru/ANSA via AP)
September 01, 2019 - 3:27 pm
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan's 2-1 win at Cagliari was marred by another racist incident at the Sardegna Arena in their Italian league game on Sunday. Romelu Lukaku converted Inter's winning penalty kick in the 72nd minute and then glared at home fans behind the goal as they had been racially abusing...
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Tottenham's Harry Kane scores his side's second goal from a penalty shot during their English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates stadium in London, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
September 01, 2019 - 1:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — A wide-open north London derby fizzing with tension and littered with errors highlighted flaws that show why Arsenal and Tottenham are some way off from challenging for the Premier League title. A 2-2 draw allowed the neighbors, though, to take some comfort on Sunday heading into the...
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Bremen's Josh Sargent reacts during the Bundesliga soccer match between Werder Bremen and FC Augsburg in Bremen, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (Carmen Jaspersen/dpa via AP)
September 01, 2019 - 11:25 am
BERLIN (AP) — Josh Sargent scored a brilliant goal on his first Bundesliga start of the season and Yuya Osako grabbed two as Werder Bremen defeated 10-man Augsburg 3-2 on Sunday. Ruben Vargas canceled Osako's sixth-minute opener in the 12th before Sargent scored a contender for goal of the month...
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Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring against Burnley during the English Premier League soccer match at Turf Moor, Burnley, England, Saturday Aug. 31, 2019. (Anthony Devlin/PA via AP)
August 31, 2019 - 1:40 pm
A fourth straight win for Liverpool. Another big victory for Manchester City. More disappointment for Manchester United and Chelsea. Oh, and the usual dose of VAR controversy. Just a typical afternoon in this season's Premier League. By beating Burnley 3-0 on Saturday, Liverpool achieved a club-...
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PSG's soccer players celebrate at the end of the French League One soccer match between Metz and PSG in Strasbourg, eastern France, Friday Aug. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
August 30, 2019 - 3:58 pm
METZ, France (AP) — A second French league game in three days was interrupted due to banners deemed homophobic as Paris Saint-Germain beat Metz 2-0 Friday. Referee Frank Schneider stopped the game briefly after the banners were unfurled in the first half. He then allowed play to resume some minutes...
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Tottenham's Harry Kane, left is dejected after missing an opportunity to score during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
August 29, 2019 - 3:30 am
Three games isn't usually a big enough window to make cast-iron judgments about any team in the Premier League. Except, maybe, for Tottenham. It's very early, sure, but something's amiss at last season's Champions League finalist. Two of the team's best players, Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen...
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Baltimore Ravens' Sam Koch holds the ball for United States soccer player Carli Lloyd as she attempts to kick a field goal after the Philadelphia Eagles and the Baltimore Ravens held a joint NFL football practice in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 28, 2019 - 5:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fresh off the United States' victory in the Women's World Cup, could Carli Lloyd be entertaining thoughts about a career change? The 37-year-old soccer star nailed a 55-yard field goal during a joint practice between the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens last week. And on...
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August 28, 2019 - 9:17 am
For the first time since 2008, Major League Soccer's championship game will air on ABC. The league announced Wednesday that this year's MLS Cup will be shown on the network for the 14th time in 24 seasons. The final on Nov. 10 will start at 3 p.m. EST. It also will air on Univision in Spanish. "...
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