Professional soccer

Barcelona's Lionel Messi shoots to score in front Eibar's goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Ipurua stadium, in Eibar, northern Spain, Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Ion Alcoba)
May 19, 2019 - 1:35 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi scored twice to hit the 50-goal mark for the sixth time in his career on Sunday while Real Madrid put a fittingly poor ending to its worst season in recent memory after losing in the final round of the Spanish league. Messi scored his 49th and 50th goals in all...
Read More
Front from left, Bayern's Arjen Robben, Rafinha, Franck Ribery and Manuel Neuer lift the trophy to celebrate Bayern's 7th straight Bundesliga title after the German Soccer Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt in Munich, Germany, Saturday, May 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
May 18, 2019 - 12:51 pm
First came the tears, then the cheers. Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben scored in their last Bundesliga appearances for Bayern Munich to clinch a record-extending seventh straight league title after routing Eintracht Frankfurt 5-1 on Saturday. Ribery was honored for 12 years of service before the...
Read More
FILE - In this July 22, 2017, file photo, United States head coach Bruce Arena sits on the bench prior to a CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal soccer match against Costa Rica, in Arlington, Texas. The New England Revolution have hired five-time MLS Cup winner and former U.S. national coach Bruce Arena as its coach and sports director. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
May 14, 2019 - 3:01 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Revolution are turning to one of the most decorated coaches in Major League Soccer to help revive a season and a franchise. Bruce Arena, a five-time MLS Cup winner and former U.S. national coach, was hired Tuesday as the Revolution's coach and sports...
Read More
Manchester City's Vincent Kompany lifts the English Premier League trophy after the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Manchester City at the AMEX Stadium in Brighton, England, Sunday, May 12, 2019. Manchester City defeated Brighton 4-1 to win the championship. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
May 14, 2019 - 10:23 am
Manchester City has not been cooperating with investigators and is facing a one-season ban from the Champions League for violating financial monitoring rules, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press. City released a statement Tuesday saying the club has provided "comprehensive...
Read More
FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016 file photo, Roma's Daniele De Rossi celebrates after his teammate Kostas Manolas scored during a Serie A soccer match between Roma and Inter Milan, at Rome's Olympic Stadium. Roma captain Daniele De Rossi surprisingly announced on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 he is leaving his hometown club after 18 years. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file)
May 14, 2019 - 8:51 am
ROME (AP) — It was not the way Roma captain Daniele De Rossi imagined leaving his hometown club. De Rossi's contract expires at the end of the season and, while a director's role was offered to him, the 35-year-old midfielder believes he still has much to contribute on the field. De Rossi held a...
Read More
Manchester City's Vincent Kompany lifts the English Premier League trophy after the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Manchester City at the AMEX Stadium in Brighton, England, Sunday, May 12, 2019. Manchester City defeated Brighton 4-1 to win the championship. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
May 12, 2019 - 6:55 pm
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — All the strain Pep Guardiola feels during the pursuit of titles becomes worthwhile when a winners' medal is placed around his neck. It happens a lot. Manchester City won its second straight Premier League trophy on Sunday, finishing one point ahead of Liverpool in a...
Read More
Manchester City's Vincent Kompany celebrates with his medal after the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Manchester City at the AMEX Stadium in Brighton, England, Sunday, May 12, 2019. Manchester City defeated Brighton 4-1 to win the championship. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
May 12, 2019 - 5:37 pm
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Earning 97 points is almost always enough to win the Premier League. Not for Liverpool, which had the misfortune of running up against a Manchester City team setting new standards of excellence. Only for 21 minutes during Sunday's season finale was the title in Liverpool's...
Read More
Atlanta United midfielder Pity Martinez, right, reacts to scoring a goal past Orlando City defender Kamal Miller for a 1-0 lead in a MLS soccer match on Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
May 12, 2019 - 4:39 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Gonzalo Martínez scored his first MLS goal and Brad Guzan had four saves to help Atlanta United beat Orlando City 1-0 on Sunday. Atlanta (5-3-2) has won four in a row — all by shutout — and five of its last six. Héctor Villalba, on the left side of the area, dropped it to Martínez,...
Read More
Liverpool players come out for the second half during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, May 12, 2019. Despite a 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, Liverpool missed out on becoming English champion for the first time since 1990 because title rival Manchester City beat Brighton 4-1. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
May 12, 2019 - 2:10 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — For about 20 minutes on an afternoon of extraordinary highs, lows, twists and turns at Anfield, Liverpool thought the wait could finally be ending. Liverpool was leading Wolverhampton Wanderers; Manchester City was drawing, briefly losing, and then only drawing again at...
Read More
Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
May 12, 2019 - 12:39 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — The wait goes into another decade for Liverpool. Despite a 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, Liverpool missed out on becoming English champion for the first time since 1990 because title rival Manchester City beat Brighton 4-1 on an afternoon of fluctuating emotions on...
Read More

Pages