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Landon Donovan joining San Diego Sockers

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SAN DIEGO -- Landon Donovan is returning to soccer.

Again.

In San Diego?

The U.S. men's national team's all-time leader in goals and assists will join the San Diego Sockers for the rest of the 2018-19 season, the Union-Tribune confirmed. SI.com first reported the signing, which will be announced Thursday at Pechanga Arena San Diego.

This is ...Read more

Michael Bradley wants shot to play in another World Cup

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CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- When Michael Bradley made his international debut in 2006, four of his current teammates on the U.S. national team were just 7 years old. By the time he played in his first World Cup four years later, just a handful of those teammates had made it to college.

So when Gregg Berhalter called Bradley in to his first training ...Read more

US women's soccer team trip to Europe is no vacation

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Jill Ellis is convinced the world is shrinking when it comes to women's soccer. And to prove it she has taken her national team to Europe, where it will begin ramping up preparations for this summer's Women's World Cup.

"Overall it's so different than it was even two World Cups ago in terms of just the depth and the talent and the level of ...Read more

Galaxy make it official: Guillermo Barros Schelotto is team's new coach

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LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Galaxy's four-month-long search for a coach officially ended Wednesday when the team announced it had signed former Boca Juniors manager Guillermo Barros Schelotto.

The Los Angeles Times reported last week that Schelotto had accepted the job. He will be introduced Thursday afternoon at a news conference at Dignity...Read more

Sigi Schmid, former Galaxy coach, dies at 65

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Former Los Angeles Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid died Tuesday, three weeks after being hospitalized at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in need of a heart transplant. He was 65.

The cause of death was not disclosed.

Schmid's family issued a statement Wednesday through the Seattle Sounders, one of three MLS team's the coach worked for, confirming ...Read more

Source: Galaxy reaches agreement with Argentine manager Guillermo Barros Schelotto to become new coach

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The Los Angeles Galaxy has reached an agreement with Argentine manager Guillermo Barros Schelotto to become their new coach, a source with knowledge of the negotiations confirmed Wednesday.

The team declined comment but a formal announcement of Schelotto's hiring is expected next week. He was told earlier this month that his contract with ...Read more

New MLS playoff format means season is a month shorter, all games are single-elimination

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Major League Soccer has adopted a new playoff format for 2019, one that both expands the number of qualifiers but reduces the number of postseason games.

The top seven teams in both the Western and Eastern Conferences will advance to the playoffs, which will begin Oct. 16, with the top team in each conference getting a first-round bye. That ...Read more

Atlanta United defeats Timbers to win MLS Cup

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ATLANTA -- The Kings of the South are the Kings of MLS.

Behind goals from Josef Martinez and Franco Escobar, Atlanta United defeated Portland, 2-0, to win the MLS Cup in front of record announced attendance of more than 73,000 on Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

No one from owner Arthur Blank to the players were shy in the past few weeks ...Read more

New 4-year deal means AT&T Stadium will become second home for Mexican National Team

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AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will play host to an annual match of the Mexican National Team for the next four years, the Dallas Cowboys, Federacion Mexicana de Futbol (FMF), MLS' FC Dallas, and the Dallas Sports Commission announced on Wednesday.

The first match will take place on June 9, 2019, just days before the start of the 2019 ...Read more

 

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