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FC Dallas midfielder Asier Illarramendi, left, and Minnesota United attacker Kage Romanshyn battle for possession of the ball during the second half S

Analysis: It's a night for debuts, and Minnesotans, at Allianz Field

Kage Romanshyn and Patrick Weah got on the field, giving the Loons a brief stretch where they had four Minnesotans on the pitch at once.
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Minnesota Aurora top River Light 3-2, move to top of Heartland Division

June 8
Minnesota Aurora goalkeeper Taylor Kane jumps up to make a save against River Light FC on Saturday night at TCO Stadium.
Morgan Stone, Katie Duong and Saige Wimes scored for the Aurora, which won for the second time in three days.

Short on players, Loons draw with FC Dallas

June 8
FC Dallas forward Paul Arriola, front, and Minnesota United midfielder Caden Clark battle for possession during the first half of Saturday's game in S
Despite the Loons missing 11 of 26 first-team players through international call-up, injury or excused absence, they still managed to hold on Saturday night at Allianz Field.
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With a big kick, Bubi the elephant oracle predicts Germany to win Euro 2024 opener

Move over, Paul the octopus. There's a new big-hitter in the world of soccer soothsayers.
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Ukraine arrives at Euro 2024 to a patriotic welcome and vivid reminder of the war at home

With patriotic songs broadcast and thousands of exiled Ukrainians in the stadium, the men's national team was made to feel at home at its first training in Germany for the European Championship.
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A street in The Hague gets an all-encompassing orange facelift for Euro 2024

The fluttering of 64 kilometers (40 miles) of orange bunting and a hammer driving a nail into a wall to hold up orange tarps are the sounds of a Dutch summer of soccer in a normally drab suburban street in The Hague.
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6:56am

Historically Black Coconut Grove in Miami nurtured young athletes. Now that legacy is under threat

Amari Cooper's football jersey hangs in the Coconut Grove Sports Hall of Fame. So does Frank Gore's, alongside tributes to Negro League baseball player Jim Colzie and football coach Traz Powell, whose name adorns perhaps the most revered high school football stadium in talent-rich South Florida.
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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Home fans anxious to see if Germany can fire up Euro 2024 in opener against canny Scotland

The sound of bagpipes, and men in kilts on the streets of Munich — Scotland is in town and the excitement is ramping up ahead of the European Championship curtainraiser on Friday.
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3:33am

Hooligan fears shadow Euro 2024. German police are set for their biggest deployment ever

Clashes between weapon-wielding fans. Organized fights between hundreds of supporters. Late-night attacks. Life-threatening injuries.
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3:27am

Euro 2024: What to know about the European Championship

When does it start?
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June 12

Lionel Messi says Inter Miami will be 'my last club'

Lionel Messi says Inter Miami will be ''my last club.''
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June 12

Rising stars in men's soccer to feature at the Paris Olympics

The men's Olympic soccer tournament will be a showcase for some of soccer's rising talents.
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.
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June 12

Besides Messi, there is Vinicius Júnior, Valverde, Garnacho and Pulisic to watch at Copa America

Lionel Messi is undoubtedly the face of this year's Copa America.
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June 12

Turkey can expect strong support from the Turkish-German community at Euro 2024. So can Germany

Six years ago, Ilkay Gündogan's place on the German national team was in question over a photograph with Turkey's president. Now he's the team captain.
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June 11

Japan beats United States 2-0 in men's Olympic soccer warmup match

The United States heads to its first men's Olympic soccer tournament since 2008 off a performance it would rather forget.
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June 11

Palestinian players continue push for World Cup qualification amid war back home

Mohammed Rashid once worked as a forklift driver in a Chicago warehouse.
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June 11

US captain Tyler Adams to have limited role in friendly against Brazil

U.S. captain Tyler Adams will be available in a limited role for the Americans' friendly game against Brazil on Wednesday night but forward Josh Sargent will miss his second straight match ahead of the Copa America.
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June 11

Euro 2024 won't feature Europe's top striker. Who else is missing?

Goalkeepers and defenders: Exhale.
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June 11

Why Germany's 2006 World Cup patriotic fervor is unlikely to repeat at Euro 2024

When Germany hosted the 2006 World Cup, it unleashed an unexpected burst of national pride across the country. For many Germans, it was the first time they felt they could wave the flag unburdened by the country's dark past.
Sports
June 10

After disappointing 2023, defending Olympic champion Canada has steadied heading into Paris Games

Even coach Bev Priestman acknowledges the Canadian national team lost its way last year.
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June 10

Valencia fans who insulted Vinícius are first to be convicted for racism abuse in Spanish soccer

Three Valencia fans have been handed eight-month prison sentences after pleading guilty to racially insulting Real Madrid forward Vinícius Júnior in the first conviction for racism-related cases in professional soccer in Spain.
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June 10

Euro 2024: Guide to the 10 stadiums across Germany and their games

The European Championship in Germany is all about tried and tested stadiums with a rich soccer history.
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June 10

Another surprise? Europe's biggest soccer show to begin in Germany and as usual it's unpredictable

A returning Cristiano Ronaldo, a rampant Kylian Mbappé and a resurgent Germany.