October 30

Sounders upset league-best LAFC 3-1 to reach MLS Cup final

Although Los Angeles FC had the best regular season in Major League Soccer history, the 2-year-old club had never been this deep in the playoffs.
Loons
October 29
Minnesota United’s Ike Opara (3) helps out goalkeeper Vito Mannone (1) on a goal attempt by D.C. United in a game April 28 at Allianz Field in St. P

United's Vito Mannone, Ike Opara named to MLS Best XI

The Loons' defensive stalwarts join some of the league's biggest stars in being recognized as its best 11 players in 2019.
October 28

Andonovski aware of expectations as new US women's coach

Vlatko Andonovski is well aware of the expectations he faces as the new coach of the U.S women's national team.
October 28

Dest chooses to play for US over Netherlands

Ajax defender Sergiño Dest has decided to remain with the United States national team rather than switch to the Netherlands.
October 28

NC Courage defends NWSL title with 4-0 win over Chicago

Debinha scored in the fourth minute and the North Carolina Courage beat the Chicago Red Stars 4-0 Sunday for their second straight National Women's Soccer League title.
October 27

Liverpool recovers to beat Tottenham 2-1, takes 6-point lead

Tottenham transformed its first-minute fortunes against Liverpool, just not the outcome.
Loons
October 25
Minnesota United’s Ozzie Alonso covers his head with his jersey after the LA Galaxy scored a goal in the second half Sunday at Allianz Field. The Ga

Brilliant season or disappointment? Either way, Loons aim to improve

The Loons' turnaround after two losing seasons was ''massive,'' defender Michael Boxall said. But the new playoff format was "harsh,'' according to Vito Mannone, who played his first season of MLS.
Loons
October 25
Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Joe Corona, left, and Minnesota United midfielder Rasmus Schuller battled for the ball in April.

Loons decline option on five players, already reshaping next season's roster

Rasmus Schuller, A Finnish national-team member, was among the players let go.
Loons
October 25
Chicago Red Stars forward Sam Kerr looks to score against the Portland Thorns during the first half of an NWSL playoff semifinal Oct. 20 in Bridgeview

Trophy-less Chicago has more to gain in women's soccer title game

North Carolina is the unquestioned favorite and, with three consecutive NWSL Shield (regular-season title) victories, is firmly in "dynasty" mode.
October 25

Leicester ties biggest EPL win with 9-0 rout of Southampton

Leicester scored five first-half goals and another four after the break to destroy 10-man Southampton 9-0 on Friday and tie the biggest win in Premier League history.
October 25

AP Source: Andonovski to be named coach of US women's team

U.S. Soccer is expected to name Vlatko Andonovski as the new head coach of the women's national team.A person with knowledge of the deal said…
October 25

Essay: What is America's game? 3 sports, 3 American eras

What is America's game?Is it the quirky and cerebral sport that, in its highest form, is unfolding this week in the World Series between the…
Loons
October 24
Minnesota United goalkeeper Vito Mannone (1) blocked a shot in the first half of a game against Orlando City on Aug. 17 at Allianz Field.

Loons' Vito Mannone named MLS top goalkeeper

The Premier League veteran becomes the second Minnesota United player to receive a top defensive award, reflecting the team's dramatic improvement giving up fewer goals.
October 24

FIFA won't rebuke Club World Cup host China on human rights

FIFA President Gianni Infantino glossed over questions about human rights violations in China while celebrating the country's selection as the first host of soccer's expanded…
October 24

Alex Morgan, Servando Carrasco expecting baby girl in 2020

U.S. national soccer team star Alex Morgan and husband Servando Carrasco are expecting their first child.Morgan and Carrasco, who is a midfielder for the LA…
October 23

FIFA inviting some non-champions to enlarged Club World Cup

even at the expense of some champions.
October 23

Players to go on strike in Spanish women's soccer league

Players in the Spanish women's soccer league have decided to go on strike after failing to reach a deal with clubs over working hours and minimum wages, the latest fight by female athletes worldwide for greater equality with men.
October 22

Beckham's stadium complex for Inter Miami taking shape

Piles of steel sit at one end of the property, waiting to be lifted into place. Workers were going in all directions, some pounding nails into wood, others ready to pour concrete, others driving heavy equipment over piles of dirt.
October 22

Tottenham back on track in Europe with 5-0 rout of Red Star

Tottenham enjoyed all the goals this time as it went from its heaviest home European loss to its biggest Champions League win.
Loons
October 22
Minnesota United designated player Darwin Quintero came on as a second-half substitution in the team’s first MLS playoff game Sunday against L.A. Ga

'Big decisions' ahead for Loons: Seven questions facing the team

Proud but disappointed after his team's first-round playoff loss, Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath promised there will be changes for the 2020 season.

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