With Emanuel Reynoso gone, Franco Fragapane is Minnesota United's pulse
Fragapane is handling corner-kick duties and so much more for a Loons team that plays host to Vancouver on Saturday night.
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Seven Loons regulars out on international duty against Vancouver
Heath rested some of his remaining starters last week to keep them fresh against the Whitecaps.
Reyna starts 1st match for US since Berhalter flap, 7-1 rout
Gio Reyna started in his first match with the U.S. after his parents disparaged then-coach Gregg Berhalter for his lack of playing time at the World Cup, a 7-1 rout of 173rd-ranked Grenada in the CONCACAF Nationals League on Friday night at St. George's.
No Haaland as Spain beats Norway; Wales draws with Croatia
New faces dominated European Championship qualifying on Saturday as Spain coach Luis de la Fuente swept aside Norway in his first game in charge and a Wales forward rescued a dramatic draw in his first international match.
Court bars Robinho from leaving Brazil
Former soccer star Robinho was ordered to hand over his passport while Brazilian judicial authorities determine whether he should serve his nine-year sentence for rape in Brazil.
NWSL's Carson Pickett embraces being a role model
There was a time earlier in her soccer career when Carson Pickett didn't want to draw attention to her left arm or even talk about it. She just wanted to be like all the other players.
Messi mania grips Argentina in 1st match as World Cup champs
Messi mania gripped Buenos Aires as the Argentina national team led by Lionel Messi beat Panama 2-0 on Thursday in a friendly match that was essentially a celebration of their World Cup victory last December.
Man United sale: Jim Ratcliffe says he's submitted 2nd bid
The proposed sale of Manchester United gathered pace Thursday when British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe said he had submitted a second bid for the iconic soccer team.
FIFA sets May 2024 date to pick 2027 Women's World Cup host
FIFA set a timeline Thursday to pick the 2027 Women's World Cup host, giving would-be candidates one month to join the contest ahead of a vote in May next year.
UEFA to investigate Barcelona for its referee payments
Barcelona is facing a new legal threat from UEFA, including a possible Champions League ban, because of its payments of millions of dollars to a company linked to a Spanish refereeing official.
Former Man United goalkeeper Ben Foster signs for Wrexham
Former Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster has come out of retirement to sign for Wrexham, the soccer team owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.
Manchester United sale: Deadline extended for 2nd bids
Bidders trying to buy Manchester United have been given more time to submit second offers for the iconic soccer team.
NWSL embarks on 11th season boosted by World Cup excitement
The National Women's Soccer League embarks on its 11th season this weekend with players looking to capitalize on the excitement building ahead of the Women's World Cup while also trying to move on from the turbulence of the last two seasons.
Loons sign South Korean forward Sang Bin Jeong to three-year deal
The Loons first scouted Jeong in 2019 playing for the Korean Under-17 national team and have followed his progress. "He's a powerful kid," coach Adrian Heath said
Seven Loons starters will miss Saturday's game vs. Vancouver
They will be away on international duty, as the Loons look to build on their 2-0-1 start.
Messi mania in Argentina as soccer star mobbed at restaurant
A steakhouse in the trendy Buenos Aires neighborhood of Palermo was mobbed by hundreds of frenzied soccer fans late Monday night when word spread that Lionel Messi was inside having dinner.
Europe's top teams get ready to start Euro 2024 qualifying
Three months after the World Cup ended, qualifying for the next European Championship starts this week with several of the biggest teams looking to rebound.
Man United bidders set to make latest takeover offers
After a series of high level meetings last week, a second round of bids to buy Manchester United are due Wednesday.
Qatar: 4,000 World Cup huts sent to quake-hit Turkey, Syria
Qatar has sent 4,000 cabins built to house fans at last year's World Cup to earthquake survivors in Turkey and Syria, authorities said Monday.
2 Fulham players, coach sent off in chaos at Man United
Fulham had two players and manager Marco Silva sent off before quickly conceding twice against Manchester United as its FA Cup dreams collapsed on Sunday.