• Donnarumma, 17-year-old goalkeeper, called up to Italy squad

    ROME (AP) — AC Milan’s 17-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma received his first call up to Italy’s squad on Saturday.

    Updated: 5:39 am

  • Werder goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald misses a penalty shot by Bayern's Robert Lewandowski during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and SV Werder Bremen at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    Bayern thrashes Bremen 6-0 in Bundesliga opener

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Bayern Munich kicked off the Bundesliga season in spectacular fashion on Friday, thrashing Werder Bremen 6-0 with three goals from Robert Lewandowski.

  • U.S. Bank Stadium's huge doors opened for the first time Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Minneapolis.  The Minnesota Vikings' new stadium has been taken for a couple of test drives by soccer players and country music stars, but its biggest test yet arrives Sunday when the football team and its rabid fans finally arrive. (Rochelle Olson /Star Tribune via AP)

    New stadium still working out kinks for 1st Vikings game

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings’ new $1.1 billion stadium has been test-driven by soccer players, a country music superstar and an iconic heavy metal band. But the biggest test for U.S. Bank Stadium comes Sunday when the football team and its rabid fans finally arrive.

  • Dempsey to miss Sounders game due to irregular heartbeat

    TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Sounders and U.S. national team forward Clint Dempsey will miss Sunday’s MLS match against Portland as he undergoes evaluations for an irregular heartbeat.

  • Arsenal close to signing defender, striker

    LONDON (AP) — Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is close to ending his search for a central defender and striker, saying Friday the club is working on deals to sign Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia and Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna.

  • Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola looks out before the match against Stoke City during their English Premier League soccer match at The Bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, England, Saturday Aug. 20, 2016. (Nick Potts/ / PA via AP)

    Bravo’s debut for City could come against United

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Claudio Bravo’s debut for Manchester City is set to come in the most high-profile match of the English Premier League season: The Manchester derby.

  • FIFA ethics court wants Qatari election candidate banned

    GENEVA (AP) — A Qatari candidate for election to FIFA’s ruling council faces being banned from soccer for not telling the truth in an ethics investigation.

  • 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.

  • This is a Thursday, March 26, 2015, file photo of former France's soccer player Thierry Henry as he acknowledges applause prior to the international friendly soccer match between France and Brazil at the Stade de France, north of Paris. It was announced Friday Aug. 26, 2016, that Henry will be become an  assistant  to new Belgium national soccer team manager Roberto Martinez. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

    Les Bleus to Red Devils: Henry named assistant Belgium coach

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Former France striker Thierry Henry was appointed as an assistant to new Belgium coach Roberto Martinez on Friday as the talent-packed team seeks to shake off its underachiever tag.