• In this Friday, May 29, 2015 file photo, FIFA president Sepp Blatter after his election as President, left is greeted by UEFA President Michel Platini, right, at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland.  Michel Platini has launched his campaign to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, aiming to give the scandal-hit governing body "the dignity and the position it deserves." Platini, the UEFA president and a FIFA vice president, wrote to member federations in Europe on Wednesday July 29, 2015 saying he will stand in the election and is counting on their support. (Patrick B. Kraemer/Keystone via AP, File)

    Asia football chief praises Platini as potential FIFA boss

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Michel Platini’s chances of becoming the new president of FIFA received a boost Thursday when the Asian Football Confederation chief praised him as “a unique candidate” and urged his member nations to unite behind a single candidate.

  • MLS All-Star forward David Villa, center, celebrates scoring a goal with teammates Graham Zusi, left, and Omar Gonzalez, right, against Tottenham Hotspur during the first half of the MLS All-Star soccer game, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Commerce City, Colo. The game is the 20th annual mid-season classic for the league. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Kaka helps MLS All Stars to 2-1 win over Tottenham

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Kaka scored on a penalty kick and set up David Villa’s goal minutes later in the first half to help the best players in Major League Soccer beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 on a blustery Wednesday night.

  • Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi reacts after scoring against Manchester United in the first half of an International Champions Cup soccer match on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

    Paris Saint-Germain beats Manchester United 2-0

    CHICAGO (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain claimed the International Champions Cup with a 2-0 victory over Manchester United on Wednesday night at Soldier Field.

  • Goalkeeper Jaime Penedo is leaving LA Galaxy after 2 years

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Goalkeeper Jaime Penedo says he is leaving the LA Galaxy after nearly two years with the defending MLS champions.

  • CONMEBOL outlines reforms after FIFA bribery scandal

    ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — The CONMEBOL soccer body will begin publishing the salary of its president and executive council members after being plunged into crisis by the FIFA bribery scandal.