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Toronto FC draft choice Griffin Dorsey inspired by eight-year-old friend

3 months 1 week ago
Toronto FC got a package deal Friday when it took Indiana University winger Griffin Dorsey sixth overall in the MLS SuperDraft in Chicago. Dorsey, a U.S. under-20 international, brought a friend — eight-year-old Caleb Anderson of McCourtsville, Ind. Anderson was born with common variable immune deficiency
The Canadian Press

MLS names Coach of the Year honor in memory of Schmid

3 months 1 week ago
Major League Soccer is renaming its annual Coach of the Year award to honor the late Sigi Schmid, the winningest coach in league history. Schmid died late last month in Los Angeles while he was awaiting a heart transplant. Schmid had an MLS-record 266 regular-season and postseason victories over nearly
The Associated Press

Timbers and defender Liam Ridgewell part ways

3 months 1 week ago
The Portland Timbers and defender Liam Ridgewell have mutually parted ways. Ridgewell played for the Timbers for five seasons and made 97 appearances, all starts. The two-time All-Star was on the Portland team that won the MLS Cup in 2015 and appeared in 13 overall postseason games.
The Associated Press

Crew plans to start stadium construction this summer

3 months 1 week ago
The Columbus Crew has new owners and management, and the team plans a summer groundbreaking for a $230 million downtown stadium. The Save the Crew movement gained momentum last year after the team owner, Precourt Sports Ventures, announced plans to move the franchise to Austin, Texas. The incoming
The Associated Press

Canadian goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair one to watch at MLS SuperDraft

3 months 1 week ago
While Dayne St. Clair wears No. 99, his brief is stopping goals not scoring them. The 21-year-old from Pickering, Ont., finished his collegiate career at the University of Maryland in December by winning the NCAA championship. The six-foot-four St. Clair is projected to go high in Friday's MLS
The Canadian Press

Study: MLS improves racial hiring, slides in gender hiring

3 months 1 week ago
A diversity report released Wednesday on Major League Soccer finds that the sport improved last year with its racial hiring practices but slid in gender hiring. The report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida finds a ''substantial'' increase
The Associated Press

Plans for a soccer stadium scrapped by Chicago developers

3 months 1 week ago
The owner of the Chicago Cubs has pulled out of plans to invest in a United Soccer League team after developers scrapped a planned 20,000-seat stadium. Sterling Bay, a real estate development company, announced last year the formation of a joint venture with Tom Ricketts to own the team. On Tuesday
The Associated Press

Blackman gives 2nd-tier Sporting win over Valencia in Copa

3 months 1 week ago
Substitute forward Nick Blackman scored the winning goal with his first touch of the ball Tuesday to give second-division club Sporting Gijon a 2-1 win over Valencia in the first leg of their round-of-16 match in the Copa del Rey. The hosts had opened the scoring with a close-range shot by Javi Noblejas
The Associated Press

10-man Real Madrid loses 2-0 to Sociedad

3 months 2 weeks ago
Ten-man Real Madrid lost 2-0 at home to Real Sociedad on Sunday to concede further ground in the Spanish league title race. The pressure is mounting on coach Santiago Solari with Madrid in fifth place behind Alaves, which moved ahead of the 33-time champion on Saturday. Madrid fell behind in the third
The Associated Press

Soccer star Wayne Rooney charged with public intoxication

3 months 2 weeks ago
Soccer star Wayne Rooney was arrested last month on a public intoxication charge and taken to jail to sober up after he triggered a door alarm at a Washington-area airport, authorities said Sunday. Rooney was arrested Dec. 16 by police at Dulles International Airport in Virginia after he caused the
The Associated Press

The Latest: Soccer star triggered door alarm before arrest

3 months 2 weeks ago
Airport officials say soccer star Wayne Rooney's arrest last month was prompted by his triggering an alarm at international arrivals. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says airport police at Dulles International Airport arrested Rooney Dec. 16 at an international arrivals gate. Court
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