• LA Times

    MLS commissioner isn't raising salary cap after 'most successful season'

    With Lionel Messi drawing crowds amid an MLS resurgence, commissioner Don Garber isn't adding a designated player or changing the playoff format.

  • The Canadian Press

    Three sent off as late goal gives Getafe win over Valencia in La Liga

    MADRID (AP) — Borja Mayoral scored with just three minutes remaining for Getafe to beat Valencia 1-0 at home in a Spanish league game marked by three red cards on Friday. The teams kicked off tied on 19 points with the same goal difference of minus three, and there was little between them for the first 45 minutes. However, the momentum swung to Getafe five minutes into the second period when Valencia defender Gabriel Paulista was shown a red card for a bad foul. The Brazilian was cautioned two m

  • The Guardian

    Jürgen Klopp satisfied with Liverpool’s options despite Joël Matip injury blow

    The Liverpool manager said ‘top centre-halves’ will be unavailable to buy after Matip’s knee ligament injury is expected to keep him out until next season

  • The Canadian Press

    He was a bricklayer who played soccer at night. Now Federico Gatti is deciding games for Juventus

    TURIN, Italy (AP) — Federico Gatti once worked as a bricklayer and played soccer only at night. Now he’s taking over for Giorgio Chiellini as the physical presence in Juventus’ defense. The 6-foot-3 (1.90-meter) Gatti used his body to maximum effect to head in the only goal in Juventus’ 1-0 win over defending Serie A champion Napoli on Friday. Rising to meet a cross from Andrea Cambiaso, Gatti easily muscled his way up over Napoli captain Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Amir Rrahmani to redirect the bal