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Loons coach Eric Ramsay directs his team against Sporting Kansas City on June 1.

Jordan Morris, Paul Rothrock, Stefan Frei lead Sounders to 2-0 victory over Minnesota United

Jordan Morris scored a first-half goal, Paul Rothrock found the net in the second half and goalkeeper Stefan Frei wasn't tested in the Seattle Sounders' 2-0 victory over Minnesota United on Saturday night.

Loons show there's more to the statistical picture than expected goals

June 14
Minnesota United forward Tani Oluwaseyi, center, runs to celebrate with Minnesota United forward Bongokuhle Hlongwane to celebrate Hlongwane's goal ag
Minnesota United has a negative expected goal differential this season. But with the Loons sitting third in the West, one subjective stat doesn't tell the whole story.
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Minnesota Aurora stay aggressive to shut out Rochester FC 3-0

June 13
Teammates celebrate a Minnesota Aurora FC goal during a game on May 30.
Sophie French scored her fourth goal of the season, reaching 10 in her Aurora career.
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German police intervene to stem clashes between England and Serbia fans before Euro 2024 match

Riot police in Germany intervened to stop brawling soccer fans before Sunday's match between Serbia and England at the European Championship soccer tournament.
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Djokovic gives pre-match message of support to Serbia at Euro 2024 game against England

Serbia had a pre-match message of support from its most famous sports star ahead of the country's European Championship opener against England on Sunday.
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Argentina forward Lionel Messi plays against Guatemala on Friday in Landover, Md.

MLS teams adjust to a summer of soccer without some of the league's biggest names

Lionel Messi could miss as many as six games with Inter Miami if Argentina wins its way to the Copa America final.
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Eriksen scores in Denmark's 1-1 draw with Slovenia at Euro 2024, 3 years after his onfield collapse

For Christian Eriksen, Denmark's opening game at the European Championship was a much happier occasion this time.
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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Weghorst returns from World Cup clash with Messi and lifts Netherlands to beat Poland at Euro 2024

Being barked at by Lionel Messi in a testy post-game exchange that became a viral meme was a strange way for Wout Weghorst to leave the 2022 World Cup after his goals had set up an epic quarterfinal drama.
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Ukraine opens its Euro 2024 campaign against Romania amid backdrop of war back home

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France captain Kylian Mbappé urges young people to vote, warns against 'extremes' ahead of elections

On the eve of France's first game at the European Championship, star striker Kylian Mbappé called Sunday on French people to vote and warned against ''extremes'' at a time when the far right seeks to take power in upcoming parliamentary elections.
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June 15

Italy concedes goal after 23 seconds but recovers to beat Albania 2-1 at Euro 2024

By conceding a goal after just 23 seconds, Italy made the worst possible start to its European Championship title defense.
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June 15

Tiki-taka no more: Spain's remarkable ball possession streak ends at Euro 2024 against Croatia

Greedy for the ball no more, Spain has won a game by playing unlike Spain.
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 15

Mbappé wants to erase bad memory of decisive penalty miss and leave Euro 2024 as a champion

The last time Kylian Mbappé kicked a ball at the European Championship, it sent France out of the competition.
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June 15

German police shoot to death an Afghan man who killed a compatriot, then attacked soccer fans

German police shot to death an Afghan man after he fatally attacked a compatriot and later wounded three people watching the televised opening game of the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in eastern Germany, police said Saturday.
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June 15

Host Germany gives Euro 2024 liftoff by outclassing 10-man Scotland 5-1

Host Germany could hardly have wished for a better start to the European Championship.
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June 14

Chinese soccer fans are pouring money into a food stall run by Singapore's goalkeeper. Here's why

and money — into a Singaporean goalkeeper's food stall after his performance in a game this week indirectly helped China advance to the third qualifying round for the World Cup in 2026.
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June 14

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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June 13

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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June 13

US views Copa America as last big challenge before hosting 2026 World Cup

In a region that provides few tests, the United States views the Copa America as its last significant challenge ahead of the 2026 World Cup.
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June 13

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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June 13

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.
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June 13

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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June 13

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.