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The Royals signed general manager Dayton Moore and manager Ned Yost to contract extensions.


FIFA ethics committee bans Jerome Valcke for 12 years

Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter’s long-time right-hand man, was banned from all soccer-related activity for 12 years Friday for misconduct during his term as FIFA secretary general.


Carli Lloyd of the U.S. is named FIFA world player of the year, and Jill Ellis is coach of the year

Carli Lloyd won soccer’s highest individual honor by being named FIFA’s women’s world player of the year and her coach, Jill Ellis, who was chosen FIFA’s top women’s coach for …


U.S. indicts 16 more in probe of world soccer corruption

As members of FIFA’s executive committee prepared to vote on reforming soccer’s scandal-plagued governing body, Swiss government agents swept into a luxury hotel before dawn for a second wave of …


Soccer notes: UEFA members back suspended Michel Platini in fight to clear name; U.S. women to play on Dec. 6

NYON, Switzerland – All 54 European soccer nations decided Thursday to back Michel Platini while the UEFA president fights to clear his name. Platini and FIFA President Sepp Blatter were …


In brief: Seattle Sounders lose defender Roman Torres to knee injury

Soccer: Sounders central defender Roman Torres will miss the rest of the MLS season after suffering a knee injury last weekend against San Jose. Seattle confirmed Torres is out for …


Mexico TV uses Donald Trump to heat soccer rivalry

One of Mexico’s leading television networks is using the words of Republican presidential aspirant Donald Trump to bump up the already heated rivalry between the U.S. and Mexico men’s national …


For U.S., roster spots up for grabs in match vs Peru

U.S. center back John Brooks plays in Germany’s top pro league and has even scored a winning goal in a World Cup match. Still, the ferociousness of the competition in …


Olimpia deals Sounders defeat

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – The Seattle Sounders lost their first 2015 CONCACAF Champions League match Wednesday, and they lost control of their own destiny as well. CD Olimpia’s Alberth Elis’ second-half …


Sounders expect rugged Round 2 in Honduras

Hard fouls and hard feelings accompanied CD Olimpia’s visit to Seattle last week, and Sounders FC assumes things will pick up where they left off Wednesday when the clubs conclude …


Tim Howard, DeMarcus Beasley called up to U.S. team for September games

Goalkeeper Tim Howard is back with the U.S. national team. The U.S. Soccer Federation announced Thursday that coach Jurgen Klinsmann had called up Howard and veteran defender DaMarcus Beasley for …


Sounders get goal and point in CCL opener

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Seattle Sounders had gone 433 minutes without a goal. Then one finally went in late Wednesday, and they made it count, opening CONCACAF Champions League with …


Mexico coach Miguel Herrera fired after claim he punched reporter

MEXICO CITY – Mexican national team coach Miguel Herrera was fired Tuesday following a television reporter’s claim that the man known as “El Piojo” punched him. The ouster came just …


Panama federation calls Gold Cup refereeing ’insulting’

PANAMA CITY – The Panamanian Football Federation has demanded the removal of CONCACAF’s referee selection panel after describing the officiating in the Gold Cup semifinal loss to Mexico as “insulting …


Andres Guardado’s penalty goals lift Mexico past Panama in Gold Cup

ATLANTA – Andres Guardado scored two goals on penalty kicks, including the tiebreaker in extra time, and six-time champion Mexico beat short-handed and angered Panama 2-1 in the Gold Cup …


Tim Howard ready to return to the U.S. national team

Goalkeeper Tim Howard is ready to make himself available for the United States national team again after taking a break since the 2014 World Cup. The 36-year-old Howard, who plays …


Jamaica stuns U.S. in Gold Cup semifinals

ATLANTA – The United States had everything on its side. History. A raucous home crowd. And, supposedly, the better team. None of it prevented Jamaica from handing the Americans their …


UPDATED: Wed., July 22, 2015, 6:58 p.m.

Jamaica stuns U.S. in Gold Cup semifinals

ATLANTA — The United States had everything on its side. History. A raucous home crowd. And, supposedly, the better team.


U.S., Mexico face tough opponents in Gold Cup semifinals

It has been 15 years since a CONCACAF Gold Cup final has been played without the United States or Mexico. And both countries will need big performances in today’s semifinals …


UPDATED: Sat., July 18, 2015, 7:03 p.m.

Clint Dempsey’s 3 goals lift U.S. over Cuba, into Gold Cup semis

BALTIMORE — Clint Dempsey walked away with the game ball for one of the few times in his career. With his first international hat trick, he boosted the United States …


U.S. Soccer Federation chief testifies at Senate hearing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Soccer Federation chief executive Dan Flynn said Wednesday he had no direct knowledge of bribery or kickbacks exchanged by FIFA officials but experienced moments of “discomfort” during …


Jurgen Klinsmann shakes up U.S. roster for Gold Cup knockout rounds

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jurgen Klinsmann spouted optimism after the United States played Panama to a 1-1 draw to wrap up the group stage of the Gold Cup, reasoning that …


Clint Dempsey scores twice, U.S. beats Honduras 2-1 to open Gold Cup

FRISCO, Texas – Clint Dempsey scored twice on headers in front his home state fans, and the United States opened defense of its CONCACAF Gold Cup title with a 2-1 …


U.S. women begin home World Cup celebrations with L.A. fan rally

Carli Lloyd looked out over the cheering mob of U.S. women’s national soccer team fans and raised an arm in triumph. “It feels great to wake up as a world …


England beats Germany 1-0 in extra time to finish 3rd

EDMONTON, Alberta – Fara Williams scored on a penalty kick in the 108th minute, helping England beat Germany 1-0 on Saturday for third place in the Women’s World Cup. It …


Early criticism of Jill Ellis turns to awe as U.S. reaches World Cup final

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Two weeks ago, Jill Ellis was anything but a genius. As her U.S. team struggled through group play at the Women’s World Cup, the coach was being …


Lionel Messi fails again with Argentina’s national team

Lionel Messi has come up short again in his attempt to succeed with Argentina’s national team. Messi looked nothing like the star that he is with Barcelona on Saturday, and …


Aussie coach has advice for defending Japan

EDMONTON, Alberta — Perhaps, Australia coach Alen Stajcic was on to something when he said, “We’re not the Netherlands,” in responding to question regarding how his team might defend against …


UPDATED: Sat., July 4, 2015, 10:01 p.m.

Will history repeat itself? The U.S. women hope not

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011. That was the day the United States lost to Japan in the Women’s World Cup title …


Copa America: Argentina, Chile trying to end title drought

Not just the Copa America will end when Argentina and Chile meet in the final today. So will decades of disappointment for the champion at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, …