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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 …


Fanendo Adi’s 80th-minute goal lifts Portland Timbers over Houston Dynamo 2-1

Fanendo Adi tapped in a short-range goal during the 80th minute and the Portland Timbers extended their MLS unbeaten streak to 14 matches, beating the Houston Dynamo 2-1 on Saturday …


Liverpool drubs Manchester United at Big House

Xherdan Shaqiri scored on a spectacular bicycle kick in the 82nd minute, capping a three-goal second half for Liverpool in a 4-1 victory over Manchester United on Saturday.


USOC dismisses Hope Solo’s complaint about U.S. Soccer

The U.S. Olympic Committee has dismissed a complaint by former U.S. women’s national team goalkeeper Hope Solo that accused the U.S. Soccer Federation of illegally favoring Major League Soccer.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

Peruvian forward Raul Ruidiaz gets 1st MLS goal, Sounders win

Raul Ruidiaz scored his first MLS goal in his first league start to help the Seattle Sounders beat the last-place San Jose Earthquakes 1-0. Seattle is unbeaten in its last …


Kylian Mbappe, Luka Modric on 10-man list for FIFA best player award

World Cup stars Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric will challenge the decade-long dominance of FIFA’s best player award by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Mbappe, the teenage star of France’s …


MLS Capsules: Atlanta’s Josef Martinez sets MLS record with 6th career hat trick

ATLANTA – Josef Martinez set an MLS record with his sixth career hat trick and Atlanta United rallied to beat D.C. United 3-1 on Saturday. Martinez has a league-leading 22 …


UPDATED: Sat., July 21, 2018, 8:28 p.m.

Nicolas Lodeiro scores twice, Sounders beat Whitecaps 2-0

Nicolas Lodeiro scored twice in the first half in the Seattle Sounders’ 2-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps. Seattle (5-9-5) extended its season-high unbeaten streak to four games (2-0-2).


Sounders release midfielder Magnus Wolff Eikrem after only six starts

Norwegian midfielder Magnus Wolff Eikrem had made only six starts and was often a healthy scratch or substitute for a Sounders team that had paid targeted allocation money (TAM) to …


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 4:13 p.m.

Sounders must quickly regain their home-field mojo ahead of showdown with rival Vancouver Whitcaps

The Sounders this season have largely given away bragging rights to having the league’s toughest home fortress in CenturyLink Field, with places like Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta now laying …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 2:49 p.m.

Alisson joins Liverpool as world’s most expensive goalie

Brazil goalkeeper Alisson has become the world’s most expensive goalkeeper after joining Liverpool from Roma. Roma said the deal for Brazil’s starting goalkeeper at the World Cup in Russia “could …


Condon: Minor-league soccer could come to Spokane with construction of downtown stadium

As the Spokane School Board weighs its options for asking voters to approve a new bond measure that would bring high school athletics downtown, Mayor David Condon is making the …


UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 11:11 a.m.

Fans flock to Geno’s for World Cup final

Try telling the 100 people packed into Geno’s Traditional Food and Ales at 8 a.m. on a Sunday that Spokane isn’t a soccer town. To the warm and inviting scent …


10-man Seattle Sounders hold off Atlanta United for 1-1 draw

Stefan Frei made a key save in the 70th minute and the 10-man Seattle Sounders held on for a 1-1 draw against MLS-leading Atlanta United on Sunday.


UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 5:36 p.m.

No refuge from politics but France’s World Cup victory a fitting climax

This year’s World Cup was never going to be a refuge from politics when it was being staged in Putin’s Russia, but the players did their best to keep the …


Savior or not, new Sounders striker Raul Ruidiaz cleared to debut Sunday

No designated player addition in Sounders history has faced the immediate pressure that will be on newly added striker Raul Ruidiaz on Sunday in Atlanta. He faces the challenge of …


Chelsea hires Maurizio Sarri as manager, replacing fired Antonio Conte

Chelsea hired Maurizio Sarri as its manager on a three-year contract Saturday, bringing in a headstrong coach known for his expansive, attacking approach to football and for revitalizing Napoli in …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 4:07 p.m.

England’s Gareth Southgate, Belgium’s Roberto Martinez tackle a game no one wants to play at FIFA World Cup

England’s Gareth Southgate and Belgium’s Roberto Martinez are working on a tricky coaching problem – how to motivate a team for a game no one wants to play? Southgate is …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 3:56 p.m.

Kylian Mbappe, France to face Luka Modric, Croatia for World Cup title

Kylian Mbappe has electrified the World Cup with his speed and youthful exuberance. Luka Modric has coolly controlled matches in Russia with his graceful play in the middle. Whether France …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

Sounders at the halfway point: Underperforming and looking for direction

With just 16 points at the halfway mark, the Sounders have run out of leeway when it comes to turning their season around. They need to figure out which players …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

England’s Harry Kane misses out on golden shot at World Cup title

Harry Kane will likely come home from the World Cup with the Golden Boot as the tournament’s top scorer and a burnished reputation as a feared forward.


Idaho hires Jeremy Clevenger as women’s soccer head coach

Jeremy Clevenger, who has more than 10 years of collegiate coaching experience, is set to take over the helm of the Idaho Vandals women’s soccer program, the school announced Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

Croatia in World Cup final for 1st time, beats England 2-1

Croatia is going to its first World Cup final. Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in the 109th minute to give the Croats a 2-1 victory over England. Croatia will …