International soccer

Head coach Bob Bradley, second from left, talks with Diego Rossi, left, with Carlos Vela at far right during the introduction of players and coaches at the first training camp of the Los Angeles Football Club soccer team on the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
January 22, 2018 - 8:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Diego Rossi drew the attention of scouts worldwide last year while playing a prominent role in Penarol's championship season in his native Uruguay. So why would a touted teenage striker choose to continue his rising career at Los Angeles Football Club, which has never played a...
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January 22, 2018 - 6:58 pm
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Veteran MLS midfielder Chris Pontius has signed with the LA Galaxy. The club announced its acquisition Monday on the opening day of preseason training. Pontius is a nine-year MLS veteran with D.C. United and Philadelphia, posting 45 goals and 29 assists. He also made five...
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January 22, 2018 - 6:50 pm
TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Sounders ended last season with a thud in the MLS Cup final. It was a disappointing performance but not one that made team officials feel a roster overhaul was necessary. The changes Seattle made before the start of last season, plus some summer additions, put the...
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Philippe Le Floc'h the FIFA Chief Commercial Officer talking to the Associated Press on the plane that will take the Wold Cup trophy to 50 counties in the lead up to the World Cup 2018 in Russia, 2018 at Stansted Airport, England, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 . (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
January 22, 2018 - 6:21 pm
LONDON (AP) — Video replays will be used at the World Cup for the first time and talks are underway with potential sponsor branding to appear when the technology is used, a FIFA executive said on Monday. Soccer's rule-making panel met on Monday to assess recent trials ahead of video assistant...
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January 22, 2018 - 9:12 am
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Former international soccer star George Weah was sworn into office Monday as Liberia's new president, taking over leadership of this post-war, impoverished West African nation from Africa's first female president. The 51-year-old, who was FIFA's 1995 player of the year, won...
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January 22, 2018 - 7:45 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt coach Hector Cuper is likely to leave the team after the World Cup. Egypt national team manager Eihab Laheita says the Argentine coach has received several job offers, but declined to be more specific. Since taking over in 2015, Cuper led Egypt to qualification for the World Cup...
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January 19, 2018 - 3:19 pm
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Carlos Chavez, the former head of Bolivia's Football Federation, has been granted permission to temporarily leave prison and travel to Brazil to seek treatment against cancer, officials said Friday. Chavez was jailed in 2015 at Bolivia's notorious Palmasola Prison in the...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2015, file photo, Houston Dash midfielder Carli Lloyd (10), a member of the world champion United States women's soccer team, waves to a cheering stadium as she returns to Houston before the Houston Dash and Chicago Red Stars game at BBVA Compass Stadium, in Houston. Carli Lloyd penned a letter of thanks to the Houston Dash in the wake of a three-team trade in the National Women’s Soccer League that sent her to Sky Blue FC. Sky Blue acquired Lloyd in a draft-day trade on Thursday that also sent Christen Press to the Dash and Australian Sam Kerr to the Chicago Red Stars.( Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
January 19, 2018 - 2:39 pm
Carli Lloyd wrote a letter of thanks to the Houston Dash in the wake of a three-team trade in the National Women's Soccer League that sent her to Sky Blue FC. Sky Blue acquired Lloyd in a draft-day trade Thursday that also sent Christen Press to the Dash and Australian Sam Kerr to the Chicago Red...
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January 19, 2018 - 2:50 am
PRO FOOTBALL FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady missed practice with a right hand injury a day after being limited by the same issue as New England prepared for its AFC championship game matchup with Jacksonville. Brady was present and wore a glove on the injured hand during...
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January 19, 2018 - 2:30 am
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