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Korean plan among 9 possible bids for 2023 Women’s World Cup

FIFA says nine soccer federations are interested in hosting the 2023 Women’s World Cup. South Korea is exploring the prospect of a joint bid with North Korea. Brazil and South …


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

Seattle Sounders win 3rd straight to open season, 4-2 over Chicago Fire

Victor Rodriguez and Jordan Morris each had first-half goals and Seattle scored the opening three goals before holding off the Chicago Fire 4-2, the Sounders’ third straight victory to open …


Lionel Messi helps Barcelona beat Lyon 5-1 to reach CL quarters

Lionel Messi scored twice and set up two more goals as Barcelona beat Lyon 5-1 to reach the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday. After a 0-0 first-leg draw, Luis Suarez …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool wins 3-1 in Munich to knock Bayern out

Sadio Mane scored twice to send Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-1 win at Bayern Munich in the second leg of their last-16 tie on …


Man City routs Schalke 7-0, into Champions League quarters

A record-tying victory in the last 16 and a quarterfinal lineup lacking at least three of Europe’s top teams suggests this just might be Manchester City’s year in the Champions …


Ronaldo nets hat trick to send Juventus into CL quarters

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first ever hat trick for Juventus as the Italian side fought back from a first-leg defeat to Atletico Madrid to progress to the Champions League quarterfinals …


English soccer fan sentenced to 14 weeks for punching player at game

BIRMINGHAM, England – A Birmingham supporter was sentenced to 14 weeks in jail Monday after admitting to assaulting Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish during a match between two of English …


English soccer field invasions see players punched, pushed

Concerns about security at English soccer games grew Sunday after incidents at Birmingham City and Arsenal resulted in two supporters arrested for leaping out of their seats and attacking players.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 11:10 p.m.

Sounders ride early goals to 2-0 victory over Colorado

Kelvin Leerdam and Raul Ruidiaz scored in the first eight minutes in the Seattle Sounders’ 2-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night.


MLS roundup: Reto Ziegler, Bryan Acosta score to help FC Dallas beat LA Galaxy 2-0

Reto Ziegler and Bryan Acosta scored second-half goals and FC Dallas beat the LA Galaxy 2-0 on Saturday.


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 7:04 p.m.

Neymar lashes out after PSG’s Champions League loss to Manchester United

Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar has lashed out against a video assistant referee decision that opened the way for Manchester United to eliminate his French club from the Champions League. Neymar …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 5:26 p.m.

FIFA’s record finances reignites World Cup pay parity debate

FIFA is awash with cash four years since police raided the homes and offices of soccer officials in a scandal that threatened its existence. People with knowledge of FIFA’s finances …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 3:38 p.m.

Porto beats Roma 3-1 to reach Champions League quarterfinals

Alex Telles scored a penalty in extra time to send Porto into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-1 victory over Roma, to overturn a one-goal deficit from the first …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 3:56 p.m.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leads United to another late CL win as PSG falters

Marcus Rashford’s injury-time penalty sent Manchester United through to the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday, securing a 3-1 win at Paris Saint-Germain to overturn a two-goal deficit from the first …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 11:50 a.m.

AP Source: FIFA explores Kuwait, Oman as 2022 World Cup co-hosts

A person with knowledge of the situation says FIFA is exploring Oman and Kuwait becoming co-hosts of the 2022 World Cup if it is expanded beyond Qatar. Although Qatar won …


Champions League history a warning for Real Madrid

It’s not always so easy to get back to the top when a period of Champions League success ends. Real Madrid’s embarrassing 4-1 loss to Ajax on home turf sent …


Post-Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid facing tough reality check

Reality has finally caught up with Real Madrid in the post-Cristiano Ronaldo era. The club played it cool when the Portugal forward left by not making any major signings to …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 3:52 p.m.

Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris seal Tottenham’s progress in UEFA Champions League

Borussia Dortmund’s hopes of a miracle were denied by Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane as Tottenham reached the Champions League quarterfinals with a 1-0 win on Tuesday. Kane’s 49th-minute strike …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 3:45 p.m.

Real Madrid’s European reign ends with shock loss to Ajax

Ajax has stunned Real Madrid 4-1 at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, eliminating the three-time defending champion in the round of 16 of the Champions League. Madrid had reached at least the …


UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019, 8:34 p.m.

Commentary: First season-opening win for Sounders since 2015 could be harbinger

Not only do they have the talent to have the best record in the MLS, the Sounders have the talent to have their best record ever.


MLS roundup: Rapids, Timbers tie 3-3 in coldest match in MLS history

Andre Shinyashiki scored on a putback in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time in his MLS debut and the 10-man Colorado Rapids tied the Portland Timbers 3-3 on Saturday …


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 10:22 p.m.

Jordan Morris scores twice as Sounders topple FC Cincinnati 4-1

The debut of the newest MLS franchise was overshadowed by Morris’ return after missing the entire 2018 season due to a torn ACL in his right knee suffered while playing …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.

Jordan Morris ready to restart career sidetracked by injury as Sounders open season against Cincinnati

Twelve months after suffering a torn ACL in his right knee, nearly 18 months since he last played a full 90 minutes for either club or country, Jordan Morris has …


Chelsea routed 6-0 by Man City for biggest loss in 28 years

Chelsea was handed its heaviest loss in 28 years on Sunday when Manchester City routed Maurizio Sarri’s side 6-0 in the Premier League.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 10:13 p.m.

Slimmer, quicker Nouhou puts European rumors aside and focuses on improving for Sounders

Nouhou arrived in Sounders camp Tuesday after an offseason in Cameroon shedding 6 pounds and slimming his notably bulky physique to add speed to his game. He hopes to be …


U.S. Soccer welcomes VAR progress, urges Women’s World Cup approval

After urging FIFA to use video review at the Women’s World Cup, the head of American soccer has welcomed the progress being made on implementing VAR at the tournament. US …


Clubs, FIFA to test UEFA leader Aleksander Ceferin in new 4-year term

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin will get a new four-year term as the leader of European soccer’s governing body on Thursday as the only candidate. But the challenges for the lawyer …


Sebastian Lletget leads U.S. to 2nd straight win under Gregg Berhalter

Sebastian Lletget scored and assisted in his first game back at Avaya Stadium since the injury, leading the United States over Costa Rica 2-0 in an exhibition Saturday that made …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 4:17 p.m.

Seattle NWSL team relocates to Tacoma, adds investors

The Seattle Reign FC is relocating to Tacoma in time to play the 2019 season in a new home. The relocation is part of a larger partnership between the NWSL …


Landon Donovan signs with MASL’s San Diego Sockers

Former U.S. national team and MLS star Landon Donovan is coming out of retirement again, this time to play for the San Diego Sockers of the Major Arena Soccer League.