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  • Soccer Roundup: MLS and Confed. Cup Updates / World Scores FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a penalty during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Valencia and FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)(Photo: The Associated Press)BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — David Accam had his first MLS hat trick and added an assist to help the Chicago Fire beat Orlando City for the first time in league play, 4-0 on Saturday night. Accam scored twice in the opening eight minutes, the first coming in the third minute off a cross from Matt Polster. ...
  • Confederations Cup: Alexis Sanchez makes history as Chile draws with Germany Club America's Oribe Peralta, left, defends Real Madrid's Luka Modric, center, in front of his goal during their semifinal match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. At right is Real Madrid's Toni Kroos. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)(Photo: The Associated Press)KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Alexis Sanchez struck early to become Chile’s all-time leading scorer on Thursday as the South American champions were held by Germany’s young squad to a 1-1 draw that left both teams in good position to advance to the semifinals of the Confederations Cup. Sanchez netted his 38th goal with the Chilean national ...
  • Soccer Roundup: MLS and Confed. Cup Recaps / World Scores Referees attempt to separate players as they fight late in the second half.(Photo: Patrik Stollarz, AFP/Getty Images)COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Jack McBean scored two goals to double his career total and the LA Galaxy beat the Colorado Rapids 3-1 on Wednesday night. McBean gave the Galaxy (6-5-4) a 2-1 lead in the 63rd minute, streaking down the center of the box, taking a centering pass from Joao Pedro and hammering a ...
  • Soccer Roundup: UEFA clears Red Bull Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg to enter Champions League / World Scores Atalanta's Alejandro Gomez, right, is tackled Juventus' Dani Alves during a Serie A soccer match, in Bergamo, Italy, Friday, April 28, 2017. (Paolo Magni/ANSA via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA says it cleared Bundesliga runner-up Leipzig to enter the Champions League, after club owner Red Bull distanced itself from Salzburg. Leipzig risked losing its automatic place in next season’s group stage because of UEFA integrity rules preventing two clubs under the same ownership from playing in the same competition. Had Red Bull ...
  • Confederations Cup: Germany hangs on to beat Australia after keeper’s blunders / World Scores Leon Goretzka celerbates with teammates after scoring Germany's third goal.(Photo: Sergei Grits, AP)SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Germany’s inexperienced side was given a fright by Australia at the Confederations Cup on Monday, holding on to win its Group B opener 3-2 after goalkeeper Bernd Leno gifted the Asian champions both goals. Only two members of Germany’s 2014 World Cup-winning squad started the game in Sochi and, while the team ...
  • Soccer Roundup: Chile beats Cameroon 2-0 as video reviews draw controversy / World Scores Juventus' Sami Khedira, right and Torino's Lucas Boye' vie for the ball during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Torino at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, May 6, 2017. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)MOSCOW (AP) — Alexis Sanchez came off the bench to set up both Chile’s goals in a 2-0 Confederations Cup win over on Sunday — but the video assistant referees were the real stars. Crowded in front of screens in a darkened room, they disallowed a goal for Chile’s narrowly offside Eduardo Vargas just before the ...
  • Soccer Roundup: MLS Recap; Russia eases to 2-0 win over New Zealand / World Scores Russia midfielder Denis Glushakov celebrates with teammates after the team's second goal.(Photo: Francois Xavier Marit, AFP/Getty Images)TORONTO (AP) — Jozy Altidore and Jordan Hamilton scored second-half goals and Toronto FC beat D.C. United 2-0 on Saturday night to stretch its home unbeaten streak to nine games. Sebastian Giovinco assisted on both goals for MLS-leading Toronto (9-2-5). The game marked captain Michael Bradley’s 100th in all competitions for Toronto. It also was the first ...
  • Soccer Roundup: Favorites Portugal, Mexico meet early in Confederations Cup / World Scores Portugal players practice drills during an official training session at the Rubin Training Ground in Kazan, Russia, on Friday, June 16, 2017. Portugal will play Mexico in the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match scheduled for Sunday, June 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)(Photo: The Associated Press)KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Two of the top contenders for the Confederations Cup title are meeting early in the tournament, with Portugal and Mexico making their Group A debut on Sunday in Kazan. It will be European champion Portugal, with Cristiano Ronaldo in top form, taking on Gold Cup winner Mexico in a game that is ...
  • Soccer Roundup: 5 up-and-coming players to watch in the Confederations Cup / World Scores Joshua Kimmich played extensively at last year's European Championships, and was named to the "Team of the Tournament."(Photo: ARMANDO BABANI, EPA)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)  —-    The 10th FIFA Confederations Cup will kick off on Saturday in Russia when the host nation faces New Zealand in St. Petersburg (11 a.m. ET on FOX Sports 1). The Confederations Cup is an eight-team tournament that features the winners of six regional confederation championships, the defending World Cup champion and the upcoming ...
  • Soccer Roundup: Chelsea 1st to visit Tottenham at Wembley in Premier League / World Scores Brazil's Paulinho dribbles past Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Thursday Nov. 10, 2016.(AP Photo/Andre Penner)MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Premier League champion Chelsea will be the first visitor to Tottenham’s temporary home of Wembley Stadium as part of a tough-looking start to its title defense. The Premier League schedule for the 2017-18 season was published Wednesday, with Chelsea playing Burnley at home in the opening round in mid-August. It then gets more ...
  • Soccer Roundup: Costa Rica tops Trinidad and Tobago in World Cup qualifying / World Scores Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez, right, tries to stop Real Madrid's Karim Benzema during the Champions League semifinal second leg soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)(Photo: The Associated Press)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —    Francisco Calvo and Bryan Ruiz scored and Costa Rica beat Trinidad and Tobago 2-1 in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday night. Kevin Molino scored for Trinidad and Tobago. Also, Roman Torres scored in the 90th minute and Panama rallied for a 2-2 draw with Honduras. Mexico leads the final round of ...
  • Soccer Roundup: Brazil scores after 12 seconds, beats Australia 4-0 / World Scores MX v URMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Diego Souza scored after 12 seconds and again in the last minute as Brazil beat Confederations Cup-bound Australia 4-0 in an international friendly on Tuesday. The Brazilians swooped quickly in front of almost 49,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground when Australia defender Bailey Wright gave the ball away to Giuliano, who ...
  • Soccer Roundup: Iran targets World Cup spot; China and Qatar target survival / World Cup world-cup-111316SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Iran could become just the second team to advance through qualifying for the 2018 World Cup — after Brazil — while China and Qatar could be officially eliminated from contention in Asian qualifiers this week. Led by former Real Madrid and Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz, Iran has appeared at four World ...
  • Soccer Roundup: England defeats Venezuela to win U-20 World Cup / World Scores England players celebrate after defeating Venezuela in the final.(Photo: Ahn Young-joon, AP)SUWON, South Korea (AP) — A first-half goal from Dominic Calvert-Lewin gave England a 1-0 win over Venezuela in the 2017 Under-20 World Cup final at Suwon World Cup Stadium on Sunday and a first global title since 1966. The Everton striker made the difference, though goalkeeper Freddie Woodman saved a second-half penalty from Adalberto Penaranda ...
  • Soccer Roundup: Venezuela makes 1st World Cup final amid unrest at home / World Scores Brazil's Paulinho dribbles past Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Thursday Nov. 10, 2016.(AP Photo/Andre Penner)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Milagros de Astudillo woke up early in the morning, startled by the shouting and loud noises coming from her home in a working-class neighborhood in Venezuela’s capital. After another restless night of anti-government protests and violent repression, the 66-year-old grandmother feared the worst. “I thought, ‘Things are getting worse,'” De Astudillo said. “But ...
  • Soccer Roundup: Argentina beats Brazil 1-0 in friendly before 95,000 fans / World Scores West Bromwich Albion's English defender Craig Dawson holds off Manchester City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero (R) during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on May 16, 2017.(Photo: ANTHONY DEVLIN, AFP/Getty Images)MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Argentina gave new coach Jorge Sampaoli a winning debut on Friday, defeating Brazil 1-0 before 95,569 spectators at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in a friendly. Defender Gabriel Mercado’s goal on the stroke of halftime helped end Brazil coach Tite’s undefeated record since taking the job 12 months ago. Top-ranked Brazil, playing Friday without ...
  • Soccer Roundup: Own goal helps Italy to 3-0 win over understrength Uruguay / World Scores Italy's Andrea Belotti, left, is challenged by Uruguay's Jose Gimenez during a friendly soccer match between Italy and Uruguay, at the Nice Allianz Riviera stadium, France, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)(Photo: The Associated Press)NICE, France (AP) — A highly embarrassing own goal helped Italy to a 3-0 win over an understrength Uruguay side in a friendly Wednesday. With his back to the goal, Italy forward Andrea Belotti used his chest to control a long pass from Lorenzo Insigne and Uruguay defender Jose Gimenez struck the ball decisively into the ...
  • Soccer Roundup: Japan draws 1-1 with Syria but loses Kagawa to injury / World Scores Japan's Yuya Osako, left, and Syria's Omro Al Midani vie for the ball during their Kirin Challenge Cup international friendly soccer match in Tokyo, Wednesday, June 7, 2017.(AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)(Photo: The Associated Press)TOKYO (AP) — Yasuyuki Konno scored midway through the second half Wednesday to give Japan a 1-1 draw with Syria in a friendly. Japan travels to Tehran to take on Iraq in a Group B qualifier on Tuesday but could be without Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa, who injured his left shoulder 10 minutes into the match ...
  • Soccer Roundup: All-Chinese, all-Japanese ACL quarterfinals set after draw / World Scores MX v US soccerKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Asian Champions League semifinals are guaranteed to contain one Chinese and one Japanese club after the draw on Tuesday produced quarterfinals featuring two-time champion Guangzhou Evergrande against Shanghai SIPG and 2007 winner Urawa Red Diamonds against fellow J-League club Kawasaki Frontale. In the western division, Saudi club Al Hilal will ...
  • Soccer Roundup: Real Madrid celebrates 12th European Cup with fans in Spain / World Scores Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez, right, tries to stop Real Madrid's Karim Benzema during the Champions League semifinal second leg soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)(Photo: The Associated Press)SEATTLE (AP) — Will Bruin scored in the 69th minute against his former Houston teammates, and Stefan Frei had his third shutout in four games in the Seattle Sounders’ 1-0 victory over the Dynamo on Sunday night. The Sounders (5-6-4) rebounded from a 3-0 loss at Columbus on Wednesday night for their third victory in four ...
  • Soccer Roundup: Real Madrid defeats Juventus in UEFA Champions League final / World Scores Real-AFP-AFP-P84HD-91410680CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo capped his greatest year by helping Real Madrid become the first Champions League holder to retain its title, showcasing his enduring scoring qualities in a 4-1 victory over Juventus on Saturday. In an exceptional career in which he keeps rewriting the record books, Ronaldo scored twice to become the first ...
  • Soccer Roundup: A look at the key duels in the Champions League final / World Scores istiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale of Real Madrid celebrate after their team is crowned champions following the La Liga match between Malaga and Real Madrid at La Rosaleda Stadium in Malaga, Spain.(Photo: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno, Getty Images)CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Here’s a look at the duels that could be decisive when Juventus and Real Madrid meet in Saturday’s Champions League final. ___ BUFFON vs. RONALDO One of the greatest goalkeepers of all-time will be trying to stop one of the greatest forwards. Gianluigi Buffon, the 39-year-old Juventus veteran seeking his first Champions League title, takes ...
  • Soccer Roundup: MLS This Week – A look at the league’s top performers / World Scores Napoli's' Lorenzo Insigne, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Napoli at the Olympic stadium in Rome, Italy, Sunday, April 9, 2017. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)HOUSTON (AP) — Erick Torres scored his 10th goal of the season and the Houston Dynamo beat Real Salt Lake 5-1 on Wednesday night to move into first place in the Western Conference. Houston (7-5-2) has won seven of its last eight home games, scoring 24 goals. Real Salt Lake (4-9-2) ended a three-game scoreless run ...
  • Soccer Roundup: Hrustic in Socceroos squad for WCup qualifier, Confed Cup / World Scores Chelsea's Marcos Alonso, front, and Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne, rear, challenge for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester City at the Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Great Britain, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)SYDNEY (AP) — Australia has included 20-year-old winger Ajdin Hrustic in its 23-man squad for a World Cup qualifier in June and the Confederations Cup in Russia, getting ahead in a selection tussle with Bosnia and Herzegovina. Australia-born Hrustic has been the subject of a tug-of-war with his father’s native country Bosnia and Herzegovina. Hrustic left ...
  • Soccer Roundup: Juventus’ campaign in the Champions League / World Scores Juventus Serie AA look at Juventus’ Champions League campaign ahead of Saturday’s final against Real Madrid in Cardiff: ___ GROUP STAGE Juventus didn’t lose a match in a group with Sevilla, Lyon and Dinamo Zagreb. The Bianconeri had a disappointing start, drawing 0-0 at home against Sevilla, but they advanced to the knockout stage with a 3-1 win in Spain, courtesy ...

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