• Chelsea players celebrate after Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta, right, scored against West Brom during the English Premier League soccer match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at the Hawthorns, West Bromwich, England, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

    Pedro stars for Chelsea; Man City earns 3rd straight win

    LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Pedro Rodriguez was signed by Chelsea to inject some life into the English champions after their lackluster start to the season.

  • UEFA-backed league starts play in Crimea

    MOSCOW (AP) — A new UEFA-backed professional football league has started play in Crimea after the peninsula was annexed by Russia last year.

  • Iran coach says Guam visa hassles nothing to do with soccer

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Iran coach Carlos Queiroz says the frustrations faced by the tiny Pacific island of Guam in obtaining visas to travel to Tehran for a World Cup qualifier next month give just a glimpse of the problems long faced by his team in negotiating international soccer.

  • Vancouver Whitecaps' Cristian Techara, front left, Octavio Rivero, right, and Steven Beitashour celebrate Techara's goal against FC Dallas during the first half of an MLS soccer game Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Techera scores in 32nd, Whitecaps beat FC Dallas 1-0

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Cristian Techera scored in the 32nd minute in the Vancouver Whitecaps’ 1-0 victory over FC Dallas on Saturday night.

  • Montreal Impact's Donny Toia, right, challenges Philadelphia Union's Raymon Gaddis during the first half of a MLS soccer game, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Le Toux scores in 78th, Union beat Impact 1-0

    MONTREAL (AP) — Sebastien Le Toux scored in the 78th minute and the Philadelphia Union beat Montreal 1-0 on Saturday night to spoil Didier Drogba’s debut for the Impact.

  • Wondolowski sparks Earthquakes past East-leading United, 2-0

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Wondolowski scored his 12th goal of the season 4 minutes into the game and the San Jose Earthquakes beat Eastern Conference-leading D.C. United 2-0 on Saturday.

  • Toronto F.C.'s Sebastian Giovinco (10) fights for the ball against Orlando City F.C.'s Rafael Ramos during the first half of a MLS soccer game, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Toronto. (Jon Blacker/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Altidore scores twice, Toronto FC beats Orlando City 5-0

    TORONTO (AP) — Jozy Altidore scored twice and Sebastian Giovinco, Marky Delgado and Justin Morrow added goals in Toronto FC’s 5-0 victory over Orlando City on Saturday.

  • AFC Bournemouth's Callum Wilson, front, celebrates scoring his team's second goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match against West Ham at Upton Park, London, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. (Paul Harding/PA via AP)      UNITED KINGDOM OUT     -    NO SALES    -    NO ARCHIVES

    Frustration for Rooney’s Man U; Bournemouth gets 1st EPL win

    LONDON (AP) — As Wayne Rooney went a 10th game without scoring for Manchester United, an English striker did manage to score a hat trick on Saturday: Callum Wilson of Bournemouth.

  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter, right, poses with the cow Colombo that he received as gift from the city Obergoms during the 18th edition of the "Sepp Blatter Fussballturnier", in Ulrichen, Switzerland, Saturday, Aug, 22, 2015. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)

    Blatter gets cow, milks support at home charity event

    ULRICHEN, Switzerland (AP) — Sepp Blatter was given a cow but gave little away about FIFA business at his annual charity football tournament on Saturday.

  • Houston Dynamo midfielder Rasheed Olabiyi, left, fights for the ball with Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

    Melano pulls Portland to 2-2 draw against Houston

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It was a night of firsts for Lucas Melano.