Nashville SC (5-4-4, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Colorado Rapids (5-5-3, seventh in the Western Conference)
Commerce City, Colorado; Saturday, 9 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Colorado -110, Nashville SC +314, Draw +243; over/under is 2.5 goals
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Saturday:
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL
Liverpool's injury concerns have eased ahead of the final against Real Madrid in Paris, with midfielders Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara back in full training.
PARIS (AP) — Sadio Mané's last game for Liverpool could be on Saturday in the Champions League final against Real Madrid.
The Senegal international’s future was a hot topic on Friday when Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp held his pre-match news conference at Stade de France in Paris.
CHICAGO (AP) — Manchester City's Zack Steffen will miss the United States' four World Cup prep matches next month for what the team said was family reasons, and he was replaced on the roster Friday by D.C.'s Sean Johnson.
Major League Soccer
Hertha Berlin upheaval continues, survival brings no respite
Toronto faces the Chicago Fire in Eastern Conference action
Colorado Rapids take home losing streak into matchup against Nashville
New York Red Bulls face D.C. United in Eastern Conference action
Los Angeles FC faces the San Jose Earthquakes after shutout win
US women's soccer equal pay victory decades in the making
A look at agreements for US men's and women's soccer teams
English soccer player Jake Daniels says he is gay
Fotopolous' push helps get Bohon to Florida as soccer coach
NWSL embarks on 10th season, ready to move on from scandals
PARIS (AP) — For a player who doesn’t consider himself to be a striker, Mohamed Salah is the envy of many forwards with his scoring record for Liverpool.
“I don’t play No. 9, I play on the wing,” Salah said.
PARIS (AP) — The Cruyff Turn. The Makelele Role. It might be time to add the Henderson Shuffle to the soccer lexicon.
Especially if Liverpool wins the Champions League again on Saturday.
Jordan Henderson dancing a little jig before raising aloft a trophy has become a regular sight on podiums and in locker rooms on the club game’s biggest stage these days.
MADRID (AP) — In a Real Madrid squad filled with experienced players seeking their fifth European title, two talented young Brazilians will be getting their first shot at Champions League glory.
Vinícius Júnior and Rodrygo, a pair of 21-year-old forwards who arrived in Spain a year apart after being signed as teenage sensations in Brazil, had breakout seasons and will experience their first Champions League final on Saturday against Liverpool in suburban Paris.
FC Dallas (6-3-4, third in the Western Conference) vs. Orlando City SC (6-4-3, third in the Eastern Conference)
Orlando, Florida; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Orlando City SC +106, FC Dallas +243, Draw +255; over/under is 2.5 goals
New York City FC (7-3-2, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Minnesota United FC (5-5-3, seventh in the Western Conference)
Saint Paul, Minnesota; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: NYCFC +118, Minnesota United FC +214, Draw +258; over/under is 2.5 goals
Philadelphia Union (6-1-6, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. New England Revolution (4-5-3, ninth in the Eastern Conference)
Foxborough, Massachusetts; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: New England +106, Philadelphia +244, Draw +257; over/under is 2.5 goals
Houston Dynamo (5-5-3, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Real Salt Lake (6-3-4, third in the Western Conference)
Sandy, Utah; Saturday, 9:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Real Salt Lake +107, Houston +251, Draw +247; over/under is 2.5 goals
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (3-7-2, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Sporting Kansas City (3-7-4, 12th in the Western Conference)
Kansas City, Missouri; Saturday, 9 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Sporting Kansas City -135, Vancouver +355, Draw +279; over/under is 2.5 goals
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile hired Eduardo Berizzo as national team coach on Thursday as it seeks to recover from another disappointing performance in South American qualifying for the World Cup finals tournament.
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's exhibition against Iran at Vancouver, British Columbia, on June 5 was canceled on Thursday following criticism by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
“Over the past week, the untenable geopolitical situation of hosting Iran became significantly divisive, and in response, the match was canceled," the Canada Soccer Association said in a statement Thursday.
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — A flying museum in honor of soccer great Diego Maradona is set to take to the skies.
The “Tango D10S” plane was introduced Wednesday night before it flies around Argentina for fans of Maradona to visit on the ground.
American midfielder Brenden Aaronson will transfer to Leeds on July 1 following 1 1/2 seasons with Red Bull Salzburg.
Leeds said Thursday that it had agreed to a transfer with the Austrian club.
BERLIN (AP) — Western allies are considering whether to allow Russian oligarchs to buy their way out of sanctions and using the money to rebuild Ukraine, according to government officials familiar with the matter.
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Striker Julián Álvarez is making a dramatic exit from Argentina's River Plate before joining English Premier League champion Manchester City.
He became the first River Plate player to score six goals in an official match as River Plate routed Peruvian team Alianza Lima 8-1 Wednesday night in their final Group F game in this year's Copa Libertadores.
Standing by the bar in a small Stamford Bridge hospitality suite was a figure who had had not been spotted at the stadium in three years: Roman Abramovich.
Last November, the Chelsea owner was back in London at his English Premier League club to host the president of Israel.
PARIS (AP) — The French league has written to Spanish competition president Javier Tebas complaining about his attacks on Paris Saint-Germain's finances after Kylian Mbappé chose to stay with the team rather than join Real Madrid.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Portuguese government has given its authorization for the sale of Chelsea by Roman Abramovich, who needed approval because he is a Portuguese passport holder.
MADRID (AP) — The last time Karim Benzema was in a Champions League final, it was in a supporting role to Cristiano Ronaldo.
He was just another forward on a Real Madrid team in which Ronaldo attracted most of the attention.
MANCHESTER, Britain (AP) _ Manchester United PLC (MANU) on Thursday reported a loss of $37.2 million in its fiscal third quarter.
The Manchester, Britain-based company said it had a loss of 23 cents per share.
LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — Czech Republic striker Patrik Schick has signed a contract extension through 2027 with German club Bayer Leverkusen following speculation he could opt for a transfer to the Premier League.
One is a chest-beating, arm-waving, emotionally fuelled leader whose team’s high-energy style is in his own image.
The other is unruffled, unflappable, so nonchalant he almost appears uncaring, transmitting calm all around him with his seen-it-all-done-it-all approach.
ROME (AP) — José Mourinho, the once self-proclaimed “Special One,” might be better described as a “Man of the People” now.
The Portuguese coach extended his perfect record in European finals to five titles by guiding Roma to the inaugural Europa Conference League trophy.
SYDNEY (AP) — Barcelona's first-ever match in Australia ended in a 3-2 victory over an A-League All-Star team on Wednesday with substitute Ansu Fati scoring the winning goal.
Before 70,174 spectators at the Olympic Stadium, Barcelona led 1-0 at halftime after Ousmane Dembele scored in the bottom right corner in the 34th minute.
While big brother Brenden Aaronson appears to be headed to the Premier League and possibly the World Cup, Paxten Aaronson is poised to break out on his own.
Paxten, 18, is a product of the Philadelphia Union's academy system, just like his brother.
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — José Mourinho had described Roma as “a giant club" lacking a trophy room to match the team's social dimension and passionate fan base.
Well, the Giallorossi claimed their first European title in more than six decades Wednesday to crown Mourinho’s first season coaching in the Italian capital.
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Dozens of soccer fans have been deported back to Italy following violent clashes in Tirana ahead of Wednesday’s Europa Conference League final, Albania’s deputy head of police said.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — NBC Sports averaged 507,000 viewers per match window for its Premier League coverage, making this the second-most watched season since the network began airing games in August 2013.
Leeds defender Diego Llorente will replace the injured Aymeric Laporte in Spain's squad for the Nations League, the Spanish soccer federation said Wednesday.
Laporte had been included in the initial list of 25 players selected for the four Nations League matches to be played in June but is nursing a right knee injury sustained with Manchester City.
CHICAGO (AP) — A young girl died Wednesday morning after Chicago firefighters responding to a fire at an apartment building on the city's South Side found her in a bedroom, a fire official said.
Firefighters who responded to calls about a heavy fire and someone possibly trapped in an apartment found the girl under debris in the second-floor unit of the apartment building in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood, said Larry Langford, a spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department.
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimović had surgery on his left knee on Wednesday and faces up to eight months on the sidelines — if he decides to continue his playing career.
Ibrahimović missed large portions of Milan’s title-winning campaign with injury.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara could be fit for the Champions League final against Real Madrid despite missing training on Wednesday because of injury.
The Spain international came off with an Achilles tendon injury in the 3-1 win over Wolverhampton on Sunday but Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said the problem “was not that bad.”
Mohamed Salah could easily have given the kind of diplomatic answer trotted out by most soccer players.
He just couldn’t.
Was there a preference, Salah was asked minutes after Liverpool reached the Champions League final three weeks ago, over which team he faced in the title match in suburban Paris?
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The Conference League tournament was designed to give smaller teams a chance to play continental soccer deeper into the European season.
It worked for much of the inaugural competition, but the bigger teams took over by the semifinals.
MADRID (AP) — Carlo Ancelotti is the only coach to win titles in the top five European soccer leagues, and is a victory away from a record-fourth Champions League trophy.
Still, not even Ancelotti is immune to pressure, especially ahead of a Champions League final.
LONDON (AP) — Roman Abramovich’s 19-year ownership of Chelsea is ending after the British government approved the sale of the Premier League club by the sanctioned Russian oligarch to a consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson said Tuesday that Josh Donaldson was clearly trying to rattle him when the New York Yankees third baseman referred to him as “Jackie,” a remark that led to Donaldson being suspended one game by Major League Baseball.
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian police on Tuesday reported at least 10 officers and two civilians injured in clashes with Dutch and Italian fans a day ahead of the Europa Conference League final between Dutch club Feyenoord and Italy’s Roma.
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain suspended the coach of its women's team on Tuesday, with the club saying it had been informed of “inappropriate behavior and remarks" made by Didier Ollé-Nicolle toward some of his players.
LONDON (AP) — The Premier League has approved the proposed sale of Chelsea to a consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly, although the British government still needs to sign off on the deal before it can be completed.
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Tens of thousands of soccer fans are expected to visit the Albanian capital of Tirana for the Europa Conference League final between Dutch club Feyenoord and Italian team Roma on Wednesday.
Within FIFA, Diego Guacci was the women’s soccer expert in South America chosen to help select candidates for its world player of the year award.
To teenage players in Argentina, he was the coach who allegedly exposed himself on a video call, sent sexually explicit messages and berated girls as young as 14 in the locker room with sexually threatening abuse after losing a match.
LONDON (AP) — The owners of Premier League club Tottenham plan to give the club a cash injection of up to 150 million pounds ($188 million), amid calls from manager Antonio Conte to reinforce the squad following qualification for the Champions League.