• From left, Portland Timbers' Jack Jewsbury, Steven Taylor, Vytas Andriuskevicius (5), and Liam Ridgewell (24) celebrate after Andriuskevicius scored a goal against the Seattle Sounders in the first half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Timbers defeat rival Sounders 4-2

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland erased any lingering disappointment about last weekend’s loss to Seattle by soundly beating the Sounders this weekend.

  • Zardes to miss US World Cup qualifiers after MLS injury

    CHICAGO (AP) — Midfielder Gyasi Zardes will miss the United States’ upcoming World Cup qualifiers after he was injured during a Major League Soccer game.

  • Tottenham's Vincent Janssen, right, shoots during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane in London, Saturday Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

    Netherlands coach Danny Blind leaves Depay off squad

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Manchester United winger Memphis Depay was left out of the Netherlands squad on Friday for a friendly against Greece followed by its first World Cup qualifier against Sweden.

  • In this July 13, 2014 file photo Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger celebrates after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Schweinsteiger has ruled out a move to another European club and still hopes to play for Manchester United. The 32-year-old midfielder has struggled since joining United last season and has yet to play this campaign for new coach Jose Mourinho, who reportedly told him he was no longer needed and ordered him to train away from the first team. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

    3 Olympic silver medalists named in Germany squad

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Three of the Olympic silver-medal team were called up by Germany on Friday for the friendly against Finland and the World Cup qualifier against Norway.

  • Portugal starts World Cup qualifying without injured Ronaldo

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo will sit out Portugal’s first games since it won the European Championship as he continues his recovery from a knee injury sustained in that tournament’s final.

  • Lopetegui drops record-holder Casillas from Spain’s squad

    MADRID (AP) — New Spain coach Julen Lopetegui has dropped longtime captain Iker Casillas from the squad for the start of 2018 World Cup qualifying.

  • Deschamps selects 3 new faces; but no Evra or Sagna in squad

    PARIS (AP) — France coach Didier Deschamps selected three uncapped players on Wednesday for a friendly away to Italy and a World Cup qualifier in Belarus, while telling veteran left back Patrice Evra he needs to prove he can still keep performing at the highest level.