Chris Wondolowski passes Landon Donovan as all-time leading scorer in MLS history

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Chris Wondolowski felt the weight increase this year with each game on the bench.

The San Jose Earthquakes' captain was not getting many chances to score despite needing only one goal to tie U.S. legend Landon Donovan as Major League Soccer's all-time scoring leader.

Yet, he never lost faith.

"I'm going out there not to ...Read more

Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimovic suspended for two games by MLS

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LOS ANGELES -- Major League Soccer's disciplinary committee has suspended Galaxy captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic for two games because of his actions in the team's loss to New York City FC last Saturday, a club official confirmed Friday.

Ibrahimovic, who is second in the league with nine goals in 10 games, will miss Sunday's home game against the ...Read more

U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe makes history in a swimsuit

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Soccer star Megan Rapinoe didn't need to mull over the proposal when her agent asked if she wanted to model for the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue this year.

"Immediately, yes," she said she told the agent. "It makes total sense because it doesn't make sense at all. I love the idea of reinventing norms and ...Read more

Chicago Fire to pay Bridgeview $60.5 million to break lease at SeatGeek Stadium: report

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CHICAGO -- The first step in the Fire's bid to return to Chicago reportedly has been taken.

The Fire reportedly have agreed to pay the village of Bridgeview $60.5 million to break their lease at SeatGeek Stadium with the intent of returning to Soldier Field next season. The news was first reported Wednesday by Steve Metsch of the Desplaines ...Read more

USWNT World Cup roster announced: Krieger joins Lloyd, Ertz among 23 players heading to France

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After spending most of the last three years bringing new blood into the U.S. women's soccer team, coach Jill Ellis dramatically reversed course Thursday and named three experienced warhorses to her 23-player roster for this summer's World Cup.

2015 World Cup veterans Ali Krieger and Morgan Brian and 2016 Olympian Allie Long got some of the ...Read more

MLS will seek compensation for affiliated academy players who sign outside the league

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Major League Soccer announced Thursday that its clubs will now assert training compensation claims for any player developed in a league-affiliated academy who signs his first professional contract with a non-MLS team outside the U.S. and Canada.

MLS clubs will also seek FIFA-administered solidarity payments when players developed in MLS club ...Read more

US men's soccer team draws challenging group for Gold Cup tournament

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The U.S. was placed in arguably the most challenging group for this summer's Gold Cup on Wednesday, landing in a foursome that includes Panama, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago.

The Americans will open their tournament against Guyana, playing in the Gold Cup for the first time, on June 18 in St. Paul, Minn. They play Trinidad and Tobago -- the ...Read more

Infusion of youth and new tactics will be on display for US against Ecuador

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ORLANDO, FLA. -- On his first day working with the full U.S. national team, Gregg Berhalter took his players out on a field behind their resort hotel outside Orlando and had them visualize some of the motions that are central to his style of play.

It didn't go well.

"I could tell the players didn't have the context to the movements that we ...Read more

Carli Lloyd: 'I know that I still have a lot left to give' to the US national team

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NEW YORK -- Carli Lloyd was the guest of honor at Telemundo's presentation of its women's World Cup coverage plans Monday. Her appearance came with an admission that she doesn't speak much Spanish (she didn't have to at this) and a disclaimer that hosts Ana Jurka and Andres Cantor didn't ask about the U.S. women's soccer team's lawsuit against ...Read more

Atlanta United again held to one goal in 1-1 draw with Union

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ATLANTA -- Ezequiel Barco's goal in the 70th minute salvaged a point for Atlanta United in a lethargic 1-1 draw with Philadelphia on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Barco's header, three minutes after he came into the game, offset a goal by Brenden Aaronson in the 47th minute. It also saved Atlanta some embarrassment because its offense was ...Read more

UCLA men's soccer coach placed on leave after indictment in college admissions scam

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LOS ANGELES -- Longtime UCLA men's soccer coach Jorge Salcedo was placed on leave by the school Tuesday morning after he was indicted for his alleged role in a widespread corruption scheme involving the admission of students to top universities using falsified test scores and athletic profiles.

Salcedo was alleged to have accepted $200,000 in ...Read more

Fire sign 14-year-old goalie Gabriel Slonina; youngest pro contract in MLS since Freddy Adu

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CHICAGO -- Oh kids, they grow up so fast these days.

The Fire on Friday signed goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina from the team's academy, making the 14-year-old the second-youngest signing in MLS history and the team's youngest homegrown player.

Slonina, an Addison, Ill., native who attends Addison Trail High School, is contracted through 2022 with a...Read more

US women's soccer players sue for equal treatment just months before World Cup

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LOS ANGELES -- For the second time in three years, members of the world champion U.S. women's soccer team have sued their governing federation, alleging systemic gender-based discrimination in wages and other terms.

All 28 members of the national team player pool are asking for compensation and working conditions equitable to what the U.S. ...Read more

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