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American soccer star Christian Pulisic 'definitely excited' for game in Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- America's best young soccer star is coming to Charlotte this summer.

And there's a reason the visit will be particularly special for him.

Christian Pulisic, the 19-year-old face of American soccer, will be one of a number of stars coming to Charlotte and Bank of America Stadium as part of the International Champions Cup. ...Read more

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is giving Galaxy and MLS quite a show on his world tour

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LOS ANGELES -- A pack of more than two dozen reporters from almost as many countries stood outside the Galaxy locker room Saturday, shivering each time a cold blast of air shot up the narrow, concrete corridor.

It wasn't long ago that Major League Soccer wouldn't have garnered this kind of attention had it staged a game on a beach in Hawaii. ...Read more

Zlatan Ibrahimovic gives Galaxy a chilly 1-0 win over Bastian Schweinsteiger, Fire

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CHICAGO -- One-time teammates Bastian Schweinsteiger and Zlatan Ibrahimovic enjoyed a smile and a laugh in the tunnel Saturday before striding onto the frozen tundra of Toyota Park. But that might have been the last warm moment either of them shared in their first MLS matchup.

Because once the introductions were over, the former European ...Read more

Ibrahimovic finally joins Galaxy — and that's a big deal

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CARSON, Calif. -- When President Donald Trump arrived in Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago, he was welcomed at LAX by a light rain and a small group of protesters. When soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic arrived late Thursday, he was greeted by clear skies and a raucous crowd of about 250 fans.

But then as Ibrahimovic himself will tell you, he's ...Read more

Galaxy and LAFC fans already don't like each other

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LOS ANGELES -- The first signs of a burgeoning Southern California sports rivalry came from a splat of paint.

Last month, hours after Jiovanny Lopez and Diego Mendoza finished a mural on a brick building in the Pico-Union neighborhood, one welcoming Mexican national team star Carlos Vela to the fledgling Los Angeles Football Club, the artwork ...Read more

L.A. Galaxy sign superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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LOS ANGELES--A little more than a decade ago, the Galaxy lured David Beckham to Southern California from one of Europe's top soccer clubs, a move that changed the direction of the sport in the U.S. forever.

On Thursday the Galaxy finalized a deal to bring an even bigger name to Major League Soccer -- Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whose jaw-dropping ...Read more

LA bid to be host city for 2026 World Cup takes step forward

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LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles' bid for a part in World Cup 2026 moved forward Tuesday after the City Council moved to allow a private group to seek the international sporting event on behalf of several Southern California cities.

Los Angeles World Cup 2026 Host Committee, LLC, a group that includes the Los Angeles Football Club, will bid on behalf...Read more

David Beckham awarded Miami MLS team, will begin play 2020

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Yes, Miami, it finally happened.

David Beckham was officially awarded a Miami Major League Soccer team Monday after a four-year odyssey beset by more twists and turns than he ever imagined when he smiled at a bayside news conference on Feb. 5, 2014, and announced his plans.

Many South Florida fans and observers worldwide had given up hope on ...Read more

US women's soccer wins their first match of 2018 against Denmark 5-1

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SAN DIEGO -- It's been nearly a decade since the women's national soccer team finished a year with fewer victories than the 12 it had last season. And it's been 16 years since it lost more games than the three it lost in 2017.

That probably says more about how good the U.S. women have been over the years than it does about last season's 12-3-1 ...Read more