After botched promotion, Hecking is Hamburg’s latest coach

Soccer 05/30/19, 07:57

After years of mismanagement, Hamburger SV is hoping experienced coach Dieter Hecking can lead the club back to the Bundesliga - and keep it there.Hecking, respected across the league for his work at Borussia Mönchengladbach, Wolfsburg and Nuremberg, signed a one-year deal with Hamburg this week, though both sides hope ...

Galaxy win at Kansas City for 1st time since 2007

Soccer 05/29/19, 21:44

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 10th goal of the season in the 86th minute and Los Angeles beat Sporting Kansas City 2-0 on Wednesday night for the Galaxy's first road victory in the series since 2007.Los Angeles (9-5-1) has won two straight after losing four in a row. Kansas City (3-5-5) ...

Browne, Taider score in Impact’s victory over Real Salt Lake

Soccer 05/29/19, 20:53

Omar Browne and Saphir Taider scored in the Montreal Impact's 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Wednesday night.Evan Bush made three saves to help the Impact (7-6-3) end win for the first time in four games.Sam Johnson scored a late goal for Real Salt Lake (6-7-1). The Utah club ...

Martínez scored twice, Atlanta beats Minnesota 3-0

Soccer 05/29/19, 20:18

Josef Martínez scored two goals in second-half stoppage time to help Atlanta United beat Minnesota United 3-0 on Wednesday night.Atlanta (7-5-2) ended a two-game losing streak with its sixth win in eight games. Minnesota (6-5-3) had its two-game winning streak snapped.Martínez has eight goals this season, six in the last ...

Martínez scores 2 goals in stoppage time, Atlanta wins

Soccer 05/29/19, 20:17

Josef Martínez scored two goals in second-half stoppage time to help Atlanta United beat Minnesota United 3-0 on Wednesday night.Atlanta (7-5-2) ended a two-game losing streak with its sixth win in eight games. Minnesota (6-5-3) had its two-game winning streak snapped.Martínez has eight goals this season, six in the last ...

Cult club Union Berlin promoted to Bundesliga for 1st time

Soccer 05/27/19, 17:04

Union Berlin players were hoisted high and carried around their stadium after securing promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time on Monday.A scoreless draw at home to Stuttgart in the second leg of their playoff was enough for the Köpenick-based club, which finished third in the second division. Union ...

Earthquakes’ Wondolowski scores 149th and 150th MLS goals

Sports 05/26/19, 20:54

Chris Wondolowski scored his 149th and 150th MLS goals in the San Jose Earthquakes' 2-1 victory over Toronto FC on Sunday night.The MLS career goals leader scored both from close range.Wondolowski got a yard's separation from Drew Moor and deftly redirected in Cristian Espinoza's cross in the 37th minute to ...

Wondolowski scores 149th, 150th goals; Earthquakes win

Soccer 05/26/19, 20:50

Chris Wondolowski scored his 149th and 150th MLS goals in the San Jose Earthquakes' 2-1 victory over Toronto FC on Sunday night.The MLS career goals leader scored both from close range.Wondolowski got a yard's separation from Drew Moor and deftly redirected in Cristian Espinoza's cross in the 37th minute to ...

Russell’s hat trick helps Sporting beat Sounders, snap skid

Soccer 05/26/19, 19:38

Johnny Russell had a hat trick and Sporting Kansas City beat the Seattle Sounders 3-2 on Sunday to snap a seven-game winless streak.Nicolas Hasler took it away from Seattle's Handwalla Bwana near midfield and then led Yohan Croizet with a low pass to the right corner of the area. He ...

Timbers cap 12-game trip with 3-1 win over Union

Soccer 05/25/19, 20:52

Brian Fernández scored twice and the Portland Timbers beat Philadelphia 3-1 on Saturday night to knock the Union from the top spot in the Eastern Conference standings.The game ended Portland's 12-game, season-opening trip because of stadium renovations. The Timbers will return home Saturday to re-open Providence Park against Los Angeles ...

Ali Adnan helps Whitecaps beat FC Dallas 2-1

Soccer 05/25/19, 20:20

Ali Adnan had his first MLS goal to help the Vancouver Whitecaps beat FC Dallas 2-1 on Saturday.Lucas Venuto also scored for Vancouver (4-6-3) and Maxime Crepeau made three saves.Adnan split defenders Michael Barrios and Reggie Cannon in the 30th minute and powered to the net for a high shot ...

Vela has goal, 2 assists as LAFC tops Montreal 4-2

Soccer 05/24/19, 23:38

Carlos Vela scored his league-leading 15th goal and Tristan Blackmon got the first of his career as the Los Angeles Football Club beat the Montreal Impact 4-2 on Friday night.Vela's goal, a pretty easy touch after a perfect feed in from Eduard Atuesta in the 28th minute made it 2-0. ...

Savarino scores late, Real Salt Lake beats Atlanta United

Soccer 05/24/19, 22:31

Jefferson Savarino's long-range blast late in stoppage time gave Real Salt Lake a 2-1 victory over Atlanta United on Friday night.Savarino shook free and sent a high, hard shot from outside the box to the far side for his second goal of the season.Sebastian Saucedo opened the scoring for Salt ...

Savarino’s stoppage goal lifts Real Salt Lake past Atlanta

Soccer 05/24/19, 22:29

Jefferson Savarino's long-range blast late in stoppage time gave Real Salt Lake a 2-1 victory over Atlanta United on Friday night.Savarino shook free and sent a high, hard shot from outside the box to the far side for his second goal of the season.Sebastian Saucedo opened the scoring for Salt ...

Dos Santos early goal lifts Galaxy past Orlando City 1-0

Soccer 05/24/19, 20:30

Jonathan dos Santos scored in the 19th minute, David Bingham made six saves for his fourth shutout and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat Orlando City 1-0 on Friday night to end a four-game losing streak.The Galaxy (8-5-1) played their second game without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the star forward banned for two ...

‘Move along’: Stormtroopers ready for Star Wars land crowds

Sports 05/24/19, 09:22

Disneyland's new Galaxy's Edge attraction promises to transport visitors to a new locale in the Star Wars universe, but any who overstay their visit might not catch their ride on the Millennium Falcon.The theme park is expecting massive crowds when Galaxy's Edge opens May 31, and has detailed plans on ...

Montero scores on penalty kick, Whitecaps tie Red Bulls 2-2

Soccer 05/22/19, 21:09

Fredy Montero tied it for Vancouver with a penalty kick in the 61st minute and the Whitecaps held on for a 2-2 draw with the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday night.Referee Victor Rivas awarded the Whitecaps (3-6-5) the kick after using video review to determine Sean Nealis handled the ...

Ayo Akinola to miss U20 World Cup, replaced by Julian Araujo

Soccer 05/22/19, 14:33

Toronto forward Ayo Akinola will miss the Under-20 World Cup because of an ankle injury and has been replaced on the U.S. roster by LA Galaxy defender Julian Araujo.Araujo has played in five games for the Galaxy this season. His addition to the roster was announced Wednesday by the U.S. ...

Seattle’s Chad Marshall announces retirement due to injuries

Soccer 05/22/19, 14:14

Three-time MLS defender of the year Chad Marshall has announced his retirement due to injury, bringing an end to a 16-year career that included stints with the Columbus Crew and Seattle Sounders.Marshall announced his decision Wednesday after missing Seattle's last two games with knee inflammation. The 34-year-old is the only ...

DaMarcus Beasley to retire at end of Houston Dynamo season

Soccer 05/21/19, 15:54

DaMarcus Beasley says he will retire after 20 years in professional soccer when the Houston Dynamo finish their season.The midfielder and left back turns 37 this week and is the only American to either play in four World Cups or appear in a European Champions League semifinal.Beasley said on Twitter ...

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