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

World Cup bid should be a lock for North America, but it's not and here's why

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The Los Angeles City Council considered a proposal this week that would have the city seek to host events for the 2026 World Cup. The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., and the NFL stadium under construction in Inglewood, Calif., are also in the running to stage World Cup games.

The only thing they need now is a World Cup. And that's not the sure ...Read more

Not a good idea to bet against Lloyd

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Carli Lloyd has won a lot of things in her long soccer career, including a pair of Olympic gold medals, a World Cup and two FIFA player-of-the-year awards.

Now she's chasing a more modest prize by trying to win back her job on the national team.

A midsummer ankle injury limited Lloyd to eight starts and two goals for the U.S. last year, her ...Read more

US men's soccer team announces roster with eye on future

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LOS ANGELES -- Interim coach Dave Sarachan summoned a young roster of 30 players into training with the U.S. national soccer team Monday, the first extended camp since the Americans were eliminated from the World Cup during regional qualifying in October.

And while the names on the roster indicate the U.S. has begun the process of building for ...Read more