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Timbers acquire central defender Julio Cascante

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Portland Timbers have acquired central defender Julio Cascante from Costa Rica's first-division Deportiva Saprissa.The Timbers used targeted allocation money for the transfer, which is pending approval of his visa and other documentation.Cascante, who...

Donovan coming out of retirement again to play in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Captain American is heading south for his latest comeback.Landon Donovan, widely considered the most accomplished player in American soccer history, is coming out of retirement for the second time in three years, this time to...

Giovanni Savarese formally introduced as new Timbers coach

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- When Giovanni Savarese was interviewing to be the Portland Timbers' new head coach, he brought along a scouting report as if he was going to face that team.Team owner Merritt Paulson appreciated that and...

Cameron embraces groundbreaking role with Sporting KC

Meghan Cameron didn't go out looking to break barriers. Instead, Sporting Kansas City coach Peter Vermes came to her.Cameron is settling into her job as assistant director of player personnel with Sporting, the first woman to manage player contracts,...

Feilhaber headed to LAFC for $400k in TAM, GAM

Well, this is something.Sporting KC has traded playmaker Benny Feilhaber to expansion side LAFC for $400,000 in allocation money.The move reunites the 33-year-old Feilhaber with former USMNT coach Bob Bradley as well as Sporting KC striker Latif Blessing.Feilhaber...

English defender Ashley Cole staying with LA Galaxy

CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Defender Ashley Cole has agreed to return for another season with the LA Galaxy.The MLS club announced a one-year contract with the veteran English star on Wednesday.The 37-year-old Cole had one goal and two...

With words, Zidane tries to get Real Madrid back on track

MADRID (AP) -- Zinedine Zidane is hoping his words will help put Real Madrid back on track.Zidane had a longer than usual talk with his players before training on Tuesday, saying it's his responsibility to keep them motivated despite...

Orlando signs Dom Dwyer to 3-year deal

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Orlando City has signed forward Dom Dwyer to a three-year contract.Dwyer, who played on the U.S. national team last year, was traded to Orlando from Kansas City last July. The deal included an MLS-record...

Landon Donovan comes out of retirement again, signs with Leon

Landon Donovan has always had a complicated relationship with soccer. It was the source of so much joy for him, but also of so much pressure. He struggled with depression at times. The grind wore on him. So much...

LA Galaxy reach deal with new goalkeeper David Bingham

CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- The LA Galaxy have signed goalkeeper David Bingham.The Galaxy announced a new deal with their recent acquisition Wednesday.Bingham spent the past seven seasons with the San Jose Earthquakes, earning 27 shutouts in 95 starts. He...

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