Professional soccer

From left, Leipzig's Diego Demme, Kevin Kampl, Timo Werner, Marcel Halstenberg celebrate a goal, during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Union Berlin and RB Leipzig, in Berlin, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. (Andreas Gora/dpa via AP)
August 18, 2019 - 1:33 pm
Life in the Bundesliga began in silence for Union Berlin on Sunday with a 15-minute protest by their fans against opponents Leipzig. A minute after Union fans finally unleashed their support, it was the visiting supporters making all the noise after Leipzig scored the opening goal in a 4-0 rout of...
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Chelsea's head coach Frank Lampard stands by the bench after Leicester tied the game 1-1 during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
August 18, 2019 - 12:28 pm
Frank Lampard's winless run at the start of his tenure as Chelsea manager extended to three games Sunday after Leicester fought back to earn a 1-1 draw in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. After a 4-0 loss at Manchester United on the opening weekend and then a penalty shootout defeat...
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Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring a disallowed goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
August 17, 2019 - 3:16 pm
Four months later, Manchester City was denied another crucial late goal against Tottenham by an intervention from the video assistant referee. Gabriel Jesus thought he scored the winner in the second minute of injury time in a wild English Premier League match at Etihad Stadium on Saturday when he...
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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 - 4:24 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 15, 2019 - 12:22 am
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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Liverpool's goalkeeper Adrian celebrates after winning 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 14, 2019 - 5:36 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Adrian may never play more than a smattering of games for Liverpool, but he'll be remembered for his "crazy week." The backup goalkeeper turned penalty hero with a save on the final kick of the shootout as Liverpool beat Chelsea to win the Super Cup and kick off a new European...
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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 - 5:56 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 12, 2019 - 8:41 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 - 3:22 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 new coach to replace Jill Ellis, who is leaving the team in October. Ellis is stepping away from the job after leading the United...
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August 12, 2019 - 1:16 pm
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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