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Minnesota United midfielder Robin Lod heads the ball in front of a Houston Dynamo counterpart Saturday night during the Loons' 2-1 home loss.

Analysis: Goal-line technology might have helped Minnesota United

A couple of close calls vs. Houston were determined not to be Loons goals, but MLS lacks the technology that could make it much easier to determine if a shot crossed the line.

Goal in 77th minute sends Houston Dynamo to victory over Minnesota United

April 13
Houston defender Micael celebrates his first-half goal against Minnesota United with teammate Latif Blessing on Saturday night in St. Paul.
Sebastian Kowalczyk's long-range strike assured the visitors walked out with a 2-1 victory Saturday night at Allianz Field.

Reynoso absent from Loons again, future with team uncertain

April 9
Minnesota United star Emanuel Reynoso, left, has played in only one of the team's six MLS matches this season.
For the third time in less than two seasons, star midfielder Emanuel Reynoso is unexpectedly away from the team. Management issued a terse statement about his absence.
Sports
April 15

Vegas, US tour and more signings: Wrexham has plenty of fun and work ahead after latest promotion

Wrexham and its Hollywood owners are halfway to the promised land.
Sports
April 14
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool,

Advantage Man City in the Premier League title race after losses for Arsenal and Liverpool

With a certain inevitability, Manchester City is suddenly in charge of the Premier League title race.
Sports
April 14

All to play for in Champions League quarterfinals as Mbappe looks to rekindle form for PSG

Eighteen goals. Talking points aplenty. And, crucially, all four matchups still very much alive.
Fans sang at the end of the game after the Loons defeated the Whitecaps Sunday afternoon, October 9, 2022 at Allianz Field in St. Paul. The Minnesota
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April 13
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April 11

Atalanta stuns Liverpool 3-0 at Anfield, Leverkusen beats West Ham 2-0 in the Europa League

Gianluca Scamacca struck twice as visiting Atalanta upset Liverpool 3-0 in the first leg of the Europa League quarterfinals on Thursday.
Business
April 11

New York officials approve $780M soccer stadium for NYCFC to be built next to Mets' home

New York City officials approved a plan Thursday to build a 25,000-seat stadium for Major League Soccer's New York City Football Club next to the New York Mets' stadium, Citi Field.
Business
April 11

Premier League to use semi-automated offside technology from next season

The Premier League will use AI-based player tracking technology to make offside calls from next season in a move that should reduce the time it takes officials to reach their decisions.
Sports
April 11

Fixture pileup a concern as Premier League title contenders look to juggle European commitments

For the three contenders in the Premier League title race, any dropped points from this point could be fatal.
People gather around the official countdown clock showing remaining time until the kick-off of the World Cup 2022.
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Soccer's World Cup begins Nov. 20 and runs through Dec. 18. Tap here for the information you'll need to follow the matches involving the United States, host Qatar and 30 other nations.
Sports
April 11
Inter Miami's Lionel Messi reacts after Monterrey's German Berterame scored during a CONCACAF Champions Cup quarterfinal second leg match in Monterrey

Monterrey beats Messi and Inter Miami to advance to the CONCACAF semifinals

Lionel Messi's first trip to Mexico for an official match did not end well.
Sports
April 10

Raphinha scores twice as Barcelona beats PSG 3-2 in 1st leg of Champions League quarterfinals

With his team trailing 2-1 and Paris Saint-Germain pushing hard for another goal, Barcelona coach Xavi Hernández's substitutions paid off immediately.
Sports
April 10

Atletico Madrid beats Dortmund 2-1 at home in first leg of Champions League quarterfinals

Atletico Madrid moved closer to returning to the Champions League semifinals with a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
Sports
April 10

Brazil's Senate creates commission to investigate alleged soccer match-fixing

Brazil's Senate on Wednesday installed a commission to investigate soccer match-fixing amid allegations from the top shareholder of a team that dominated the national league throughout most of last year but failed to clinch the championship.
Sports
April 9

Alyssa Naeher makes 3 saves in shootout as United States edges Canada for SheBelieves Cup title

Alyssa Naeher made three saves in a penalty shootout and converted her own attempt to lead the United States past Canada Tuesday night in the final of the SheBelieves Cup, the Americans' fifth straight title in the event.
Sports
April 9
Arsenal's Emirates Stadium is seen ahead of the Champions League quarterfinal 1st leg soccer match between Arsenal and Bayern Munich in London on Tues

Champions League matches go ahead despite Islamic State terror threat

This week's Champions League games are going ahead as scheduled despite an Islamic State terror threat, the governing body of European soccer said Tuesday.
Sports
April 9

Arsenal rescues 2-2 draw with Bayern in Champions League after Kane scores against old rival

Harry Kane got his customary goal against Arsenal on his return to north London, but Bayern Munich couldn't leave with the win this time.
Sports
April 9

Real Madrid and Man City draw 3-3 in frantic 1st leg of Champions League quarterfinals at Bernabeu

Three goals in the first 14 minutes. Back-and-forth attacking. Stunning second-half strikes.
Loons
April 9
Minnesota United forward Tani Oluwaseyi (14) has been making an impact off the bench.

Minnesota United analysis: Depth concerns balanced by 'Tani Time' hype

Four things to know: Referee's impact, Joseph Rosales' suspension, new look under Eric Ramsay and "Tani Time."
Sports
April 9

AP Sports Week in Pictures: Caitlin Clark, Japanese GP and LeBron James' fist bump

Associated Press photographers were there for all the buzz surrounding Caitlin Clark in the women's NCAA championship game, as well as soccer action in Europe and the Formula One Grand Prix in Japan.
Business
April 9

After police officer's death, Greek soccer fans will need a state-issued QR code to attend games

Greek authorities launched a ban on paper tickets for all league soccer matches on Tuesday as part of an effort to crack down on the violence that has plagued the sport for decades.