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Atlanta United’s Bocanegra says Barco can be great

ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta United technical director Carlos Bocanegra wants to temper expectations that could accompany the record price the team paid for 18-year-old Ezequiel Barco.Barco, a 5-foot-5 midfielder, was acquired for an MLS-record transfer fee of $15 million...

For a change, defense could be key for Madrid’s CL success

MADRID (AP) -- Real Madrid has relied on its attacking power to thrive in the Champions League in recent years.Led by the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, Madrid won three of the last four titles...

Carlos Cordeiro elected president of US Soccer on 3rd ballot

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Carlos Cordeiro was elected president of the U.S. Soccer Federation on Saturday, assuming control of an organization that must chart a new course after its men's team failed to qualify for this year's World Cup.Cordeiro...

Ohio officials pressure MLS to decide on FC Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Ohio county officials are putting the pressure on Major League Soccer to decide whether FC Cincinnati will join the league.Hamilton County commissioners voted Wednesday to renew an agreement to pay for a 1,000-car garage at the...

Liverpool needs more than Van Dijk to fix defensive flaws

Virgil van Dijk was widely trumpeted as the solution to Liverpool's defensive flimsiness when he joined in late December as the world's most expensive defender for $100 million.Results over the last month have shown the problem runs deeper than...

Deportivo La Coruna hires Seedorf as coach

MADRID (AP) -- Spanish club Deportivo La Coruna has hired former Dutch player Clarence Seedorf as its coach for the rest of the season.The 41-year-old Seedorf arrived on Monday in La Coruna to sign his contract.The former defensive midfielder...

Solo files complaint with USOC over US Soccer Federation

Former U.S. women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo has filed a complaint against the U.S. Soccer Federation with the U.S. Olympic Committee, accusing it of illegally favoring Major League Soccer.Solo, among eight candidates running in the Feb. 10 election...

‘maybe you will give me a call’

Nope. Don’t even start to go there. Lionel Messi almost surely is not coming to Major League Soccer anytime soon. He signed the richest contract in soccer history just a few months ago. He is, until you hear otherwise,...

David Beckham’s Miami franchise arrives in MLS

David Beckham owning a Major League Soccer franchise in Miami is no longer a dream.It became a reality on Monday. A glitzy announcement took place at the Adrienne Arsht Center but MLS said “additional news and information on the club –...

Beckham’s MLS team in Miami is born

MIAMI (AP) -- David Beckham finally has his Major League Soccer team in Miami.Beckham and MLS announced Monday that the long-awaited franchise is now born. It took Beckham nearly four years just to get this far with Miami, and...

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