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Luka Modric, Marta win FIFA’s world player of year awards

Modric was voted FIFA’s best player in the 2017-18 season after winning the Champions League for the fourth time in five seasons with Real Madrid and leading Croatia to its …


Galaxy beat Sounders for Dominic Kinnear’s first win as interim coach

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 18th goal of the season and Los Angeles beat the Seattle Sounders 3-0 on Sunday for Dominic Kinnear’s first victory as the Galaxy’s interim coach.


Sounders to face a very different, desperate Galaxy side in critical late-season matchup

Sounders forward Will Bruin is likely to start up top in place of injured Raul Ruidiaz against his former coach Dominic Kinnear, now running the crumbling Los Angeles Galaxy. The …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

Jess McDonald’s 2 goals lead Courage to 3-0 win over the Thorns

Jess McDonald scored two goals and the North Carolina Courage won the National Women’s Soccer League championship with a 3-0 victory over the Portland Thorns on Saturday. The victory was …


Union ends Sounders’ win streak on Picault’s late goal, 1-0

Fafa Picault scored in the third minute of second-half stoppage time, helping the Philadelphia Union halt Seattle’s MLS-record nine-game winning streak by beating the Sounders 1-0. The Union won for …


Soccer: Zags women in scoreless draw while men lose 2-0

Gonzaga women play to 1-1 soccer draw while men lose 2-0


MLS Capsules: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores 500th worldwide goal; Galaxy fall

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 500th worldwide goal Saturday night in the Los Angeles Galaxy’s 5-3 loss to Toronto FC.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Sounders win 9th straight, beating Whitecaps 2-1

Raul Ruidiaz scored twice and the Seattle Sounders ran their club-record winning streak to nine games, beating the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 on Saturday night.


Casacadia Cup, 8-match win streak on line for Sounders in Vancouver

The Seattle Sounders beat up on the undermanned Vancouver Whitecaps in July to start what’s become a Major League Soccer-record eight-game winning streak. But the Whitecaps, with star midfielder Alphonso …


Tyler Adams scores 1st goal to give U.S. 1-0 win over Mexico

Tyler Adams scored his first international goal, four minutes after Angel Zaldivar was ejected for a studs-up tackle, and the United States rebounded from a poor first half for a …


Neymar leads Brazil past U.S. before sparse crowd

Neymar and Roberto Firmino scored first-half goals, and Brazil overwhelmed the United States 2-0 before a sparse crowd of 32,469 at MetLife Stadium. Firmino scored in the 11th minute off …


Sounders win 8th straight, rallying to beat Sporting KC 3-1

Raul Ruidiaz scored from the run of play, Nico Lodeiro converted a penalty kick and the Seattle Sounders took advantage of an own goal to beat Sporting Kansas City 3-1 …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Sounders face history, stellar Sporting KC as they go for record eighth straight win

The Sounders will aim for a league record eighth consecutive win in a single season Saturday as they face Sporting Kansas City, the squad they share that MLS mark with. …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 7:42 p.m.

What happened to the Sounders-Timbers rivalry, and how can it start to sizzle again?

The Sounders and Timbers meet Sunday in Portland in a rivalry that has suffered from roster churn and a lack of critical matchups. But longtime protagonist Osvaldo Alonso has regained …


Some well-paid veterans riding the bench as streaking Sounders now boast arguably their deepest team ever

The Sounders are now healthy and stacked with arguably the deepest lineup they’ve ever put on a field. And that’s made it tougher for even highly-paid veterans to see significant …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Sounders top depleted Galaxy 5-0 for record 6th straight win

Harry Shipp had a goal and an assist and the Seattle Sounders rolled past the depleted Los Angeles Galaxy 5-0 for their club-record sixth straight victory. Chad Marshall, Cristian Roldan …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Rivalry? Series? Whatever you call it, Sounders still need some wins to narrow all-time ledger with the L.A. Galaxy

Even without star forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Saturday, Sigi Schmid and the Los Angeles Galaxy still present a formidable challenge for a streaking Sounders team that has never had an …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 4:03 p.m.

Atletico beats Real Madrid 4-2 after extra time in UEFA Super Cup

Atletico Madrid finally got the better of Real Madrid on the European stage, scoring twice in extra time to win 4-2 in the UEFA Super Cup final on Wednesday without …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 2:20 p.m.

Austin makes move for new stadium to land MLS’ Crew

The Austin City Council has voted to move ahead with a plan for a new, privately funded stadium on city land sought by the owner of Major League Soccer’s Columbus …


Brazil great Ronaldo leaves hospital after bout with flu

Brazil soccer great Ronaldo says he has been discharged from a hospital in Ibiza, where he had been treated for flu since Friday.


Sounders edge FC Dallas 2-1 for fifth straight victory

Nicolas Lodeiro’s free-kick goal in the 63rd minute was the winner as the Seattle Sounders defeated FC Dallas 2-1 on Sunday night for their franchise-tying fifth straight victory.


Sounders to debut new left back Brad Smith earlier than expected Sunday against FC Dallas

Newly acquired Sounders left back Brad Smith could start Sunday against Western Conference leading FC Dallas as the Sounders look to extend their unbeaten streak to eight games. Smith’s immigration …


Boys rescued from cave, once stateless, get Thai citizenship

Three young soccer players and their coach, who were rescued with other teammates after almost three weeks in a flooded cave, were granted Thai citizenship on Wednesday.


Nicolas Lodeiro and Will Bruin score late, Sounders beat Minnesota 2-1

Nicolas Lodeiro and Will Bruin scored stoppage-time goals to give the Seattle Sounders a 2-1 victory over Minnesota United. After Minnesota United’s Miguel Ibarra was called for a handball, Lodeiro …


California college soccer player arrested in rape case

A soccer player at a California university was arrested Friday on a rape warrant is suspected in at least two other sexual assaults, said police who are trying to identify …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

To extend their streak, Sounders will have to contain Minnesota’s one-man wrecking crew

Colombian forward Darwin Quintero has nine goals and eight assists in 17 games already for a Minnesota United FC squad that has won four of its last six and represents …


U.S. women defeat Brazil 4-1 to clinch Tournament of Nations title

Julie Ertz, Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan scored second-half goals and the United States took control to beat Brazil 4-1 for the Tournament of Nations title. Heath’s curling goal in …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 1:09 p.m.

Leonardo Bonucci returns to Juventus, Gonzalo Higuain, Mattia Caldara join Milan

Leonardo Bonucci has sensationally returned to Juventus from AC Milan, with Gonzalo Higuain and Mattia Caldara moving the other way. Juventus says that Bonucci and Caldara are direct swaps with …


Juventus wins MLS All-Star Game on penalties after 1-1 draw

Josef Martinez thrilled another record crowd in Atlanta by scoring in the Major League Soccer All-Star Game, but Italian powerhouse Juventus prevailed on penalty kicks after the match ended in …


Sounders win 3rd straight knocking off New York City FC 3-1

Cristian Roldan, Gustav Svensson and Harry Shipp all scored their second goals of the season, and the resurgent Seattle Sounders ended New York City FC’s four-match win streak with a …