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Chile crushes Portugal on PKs to reach Confed Cup final

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A leader at 23, Draxler mentors inexperienced Germany squad

SOCHI, Russia >> The youngest captain to lead Germany into a tournament in 105 years, Julian Draxler has effortlessly taken on the task of mentoring an inexperienced squad. All while displaying the versatility linking up attacks that has h...

By Rob Harris The Associated Press|

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  • Men's soccer

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    MEXICO CITY >> Michael Bradley scored a stunning early goal from about 40 yards and the U.S. hung on for a 1-1 tie against Mexico in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday night, gaining only its third point at Azteca Stadium as coach Bruce Arena changed seven starters and used a five-man defense to overcome the thin air and short recovery time. Bradley put the U.S. ahead in the sixth minute when he deflected a poor backpass by Mexican star Javier Hernandez and created his own...

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  • High School

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  • Women's soccer

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  • Soccer

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  • Soccer

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    The LA Galaxy Girls’ Academy training field at StubHub Center will be renovated with a $1 million investment, team officials announced Wednesday. A new-generation AstroTurf will be used to replace the existing synthetic rubber grounds at Field 7, and lighting structures will be upgraded through the summer. The changes will ready the facility for the inaugural season of the U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy League. “We’re excited to implement these...

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  • Los Angeles Galaxy

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    WASHINGTON >> Defender Ashley Cole deflected what seemed to be a sure goal in the final minute of stoppage time to preserve the Galaxy’s 0-0 draw at D.C. United’s on Saturday night. Cole dove to block Ian Harkes’ attempt from the center of the box, earning a hardy pat on the back from goalkeeper Jon Kempin as the ball went for a corner kick, which L.A. staved off the last-second attempt to earned a point on the road. Kempin made six saves for the...

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    Pulisic scores, gives U.S. 1-1 tie vs. Venezuela

    SANDY, Utah >> Christian Pulisic scored early in the second half, defender John Brooks limped off with a leg injury and the United States struggled at the start of a 1-1 exhibition tie against Venezuela on Saturday night, a warmup for a pair of World Cup qualifiers next week. Jose Manuel Velazquez put Venezuela ahead in the 29th minute, but the 18-year-old Pulisic tied it in the 61st with his fifth goal in 15 international appearances. Brooks, who missed a pair of March...

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