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Liverpool’s victory at Levi’s among Saturday’s soccer highlights

Liverpool’s Divock Origi (27) scores past AC Milan’s Gabriel Paletta (29) during an International Champions Cup soccer match Saturday, July 30, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. Liverpool won 2-0.
Liverpool’s Divock Origi (27) scores past AC Milan’s Gabriel Paletta (29) during an International Champions Cup soccer match Saturday, July 30, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. Liverpool won 2-0. The Associated Press

Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino scored and Liverpool beat AC Milan 2-0 in an International Champions Cup exhibition game Saturday night at Levi’s Stadium.

Origi opened the scoring in the 59th minute off an assist from Alberto Moreno.

Firmino scored 14 minutes later on a sliding kick off a deflected pass from Sheyl Ojo.

Origi’s goal followed a first half in which Liverpool put heavy pressure on AC Milan. The Reds outshot AC Milan 5-2, had five corner kicks to their opponent’s one and had the only two blocks in the half.

Origi broke Liverpool’s scoreless streak of 104 minutes to start the tournament.

The tournament, which continues until Aug. 13, features 17 teams playing on four continents; 10 in the United States and Europe, three in China and four in Australia.

Jesuit High graduate Jahn traded

Adam Jahn, a Jesuit High School graduate who spent time with Republic FC in 2014 and this season, was traded from the San Jose Earthquakes to the Columbus Crew on Saturday.

“I love playing and I am glad to have an opportunity to be coming to a new club,” Jahn told the Crew.

Jahn scored two goals in eight games with Republic FC this season.

American Green records hat trick with German club

Julian Green has been trying to make Bayern Munich’s first team since signing a pro contract with the German soccer club three years ago.

The 21-year-old American made a strong case for himself Saturday, scoring a first-half hat trick as Bayern Munich routed Inter Milan 4-1 in an International Champions Cup at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

Green put Bayern Munich ahead in the seventh minute, right-footing a crossing shot from David Alaba into the bottom right corner. At the 30th minute, he punched a cross from Franck Ribery with his left foot into the net for a 3-0 lead. Five minutes later, Green right-footed a close-in crossing shot from Rafinha for a 4-0 halftime lead.

Ibrahimovic quickly scores first goal with Man U

Zlatan Ibrahimovic needed only 195 seconds on Saturday to score in his first game for Manchester United.

The 34-year-old Swedish forward met Antonio Valencia’s cross with an acrobatic scissor kick to score in the fourth minute against Turkish side Galatasaray – in front of a home crowd in Gothenburg, Sweden. United won the friendly match 5-2.

Ibrahimovic joined the 20-time English champions at the start of July on a one-year deal with an option for an additional year.

Revolution forward Davies battling cancer

The New England Revolution says forward Charlie Davies is in remission after receiving treatment for cancer.

The Revolution made the announcement in a statement Saturday. The former U.S. national team forward told team officials of his diagnosis for liposarcoma earlier this spring. The team said it has honored Davies’ wishes for privacy over the past few weeks to allow him to spend time with family and receive treatment.

Davies has appeared in eight games this season for the Revolution, scoring one goal. He has not appeared in a game for New England since April 27.

Davies has 17 caps for the U.S national team and was a member of the 2008 Olympic team.

Information compiled from The Associated Press, East Bay Times, Charlotte (N.C.) Observer and the Bee Sports staff by Noel Harris

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