Minnesota United’s Ramón Ábila (9) feinted past San Jose Earthquakes’ Nathan Cardoso on July 3.

Loons' million-dollar striker Abila stays home as team hits road

Injured Michael Boxall and Franco Fragapane fly west with team Tuesday while Ramon Abila stays behind.
Loons
July 27
Loons goalkeeper Tyler Miller was LAFC’s starter for much of his first two seasons, the inaugural 2018 and 2019 seasons.

Minnesota United-LAFC game preview

The teams will battle for fourth place in the Western Conference.
Olympics
July 27
United States’ Alex Morgan, left, and Australia’s Tameka Yallop battle for the ball.

U.S. women's soccer advances after 0-0 draw with Australia

The United States did what was necessary to advance to the quarterfinals at the Tokyo Olympics, it just wasn't exactly the high-flying offensive juggernaut that the Americans are known for.
Sports
July 26
Jordan Chiles, with her back turned away from camera, Simone Biles, center, Grace McCallum and Sunisa Lee, of the United States, wait on the side duri

Biles tries to lead Team USA to third consecutive gold medal

The greatest gymnast of all time must rally Team USA for the Americans to win their third consecutive gold medal.
Nation
July 26

Man fatally shoots ex-wife, man at Houston soccer field

A man who fatally shot his pregnant ex-wife and her boyfriend in the parking lot of a Houston soccer park as children played in a tournament was later found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot, authorities said.
Members of the Emerald City Supporters burn smoke devices as they take part in the traditional "March to the Match" before the Seattle Sounders face S
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Sports
July 26

First openly transgender Olympians are competing in Tokyo

For Quinn, a midfielder for the Canadian women's soccer team, the opening match of the Tokyo Games carried more emotional weight than their previous Olympic appearances.
Sports
July 26

Minnesota United FC visits Los Angeles FC in Western Conference action

Minnesota United FC (6-5-3) vs. Los Angeles FC (6-5-4)
Loons
July 25

Hoppe's first goal lifts U.S. over Jamaica into Gold Cup semis

Matthew Hoppe scored his first international goal on a header in the 83rd minute and the United States beat Jamaica 1-0 Sunday night to reach the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Sports
July 25

EXPLAINER: The Olympic soccer team that doesn't quite exist

It was Caroline Weir's hesitancy about a seemingly innocuous question that piqued curiosity about the British soccer team at the Olympics: Would she sing Britain's national anthem "God Save the Queen" in Japan?
Olympics
July 25
Carli Lloyd is going to her fourth Olympics as a membert of the U.S. women’s soccer team.

Lloyd navigates fourth Olympics for U.S. women's soccer team

Carli Lloyd, at 39, is the oldest player on the U.S. team. She has a chance to add to her medal collection in her fourth Olympics.
Sports
July 24

Minnesota United edges Portland 2-1, Gasper scores

Chase Gasper scored once and Minnesota United secured a 2-1 win over the Portland Timbers on Saturday.
Loons
July 24
Minnesota United midfielder Emanuel Reynoso, left, celebrated with Chase Gasper after the Loons took a 2-1 lead against Portland on Saturday night.

Two late goals lift Minnesota United to 2-1 victory over Portland

The Loons squandered one opportunity after another before striking in the 75th and 85 minutes.
Olympics
July 24
United States’ Tobin Heath, second from left, battles for the ball against New Zealand’s Abby Erceg.

Rebound: U.S. women's soccer recovers from loss by crushing New Zealand

After a stunning loss in the opener, the U.S. women's soccer team vowed to be ruthless against New Zealand.
Sports
July 24

Beckie scores 2, Canada downs Chile 2-1 in women's soccer

Janine Beckie scored a pair of goals and Canada defeated Chile 2-1 Saturday in the group stage of the women's Olympic soccer competition.
Loons
July 23
Portland’s Jeremy Ebobisse left his feet to play a ball against Minnesota United FC on June 26, the last time the Timbers and Loons met.

Gameday preview: Minnesota United vs. Portland

The Loons play the Timbers on Saturday night at Allianz Field.
Loons
July 23
Minnesota United defender Romain Metanire

Minnesota United's defense nearly intact for Saturday's Portland match

Romain Metanire and Michael Boxall could both be back in the lineup, with the Loons coming off a big win against Seattle.
World
July 23

Brazil reopens amid looming threat from delta variant

With the number of coronavirus deaths starting to recede in Brazil, a renewed sense of optimism has led state governors to roll back restrictions, soccer fans are starting to return to stadiums, and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro has said the city's famous New Year's party is back on.
Nation
July 23

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:
Sports
July 23

US women tell 9th Circuit trial court didn't factor success

Players on the U.S. women's national soccer team urged a federal appeals court to reinstate their equal pay lawsuit, saying their greater success than the American men was not taken into account by a trial court judge who dismissed their case.
Sports
July 23

Lindahl is a steadying force in goal for Sweden at Olympics

Sweden's anchor is a 38-year-old mother of two who has taken it upon herself to make sure athletes at the Olympics are environmentally conscious.
Olympics
July 22
Australia’s Lachlan Wales (20) celebrated scoring his side’s opening goal in a 2-0 victory over two-time Olympic champion Argentina at the 2020 Su

Australia shocks Argentina 2-0 in men's Olympic soccer

Two-time Olympic men's soccer champion Argentina was stunned 2-0 by Australia in their opening game at the Tokyo Games on Thursday.