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Revolution turn back Seattle Sounders with late flurry

Chris Tierney scored the tying goal in the 70th minute and Marko Perovic got the winner 3 minutes later to lead the New England Revolution to a 3-1 Major League …


Whitworth drops opener in soccer

Katelyn Kishkunas converted a penalty kick in the 66th minute Thursday to give 12th-ranked Wheaton a 2-1 women’s soccer win over Whitworth in the opening match of the Bob Baptista …


Hot Seattle Sounders put out Chicago Fire

SEATTLE – Whatever pregame pleasantries Freddie Ljungberg exchanged with his former Sounders FC teammates were quickly forgotten after the opening whistle. Making his first return to Seattle since being traded …


Cougs enter season among soccer’s elite

Matt Potter has a solid perspective on the impact, or lack thereof, that preseason rankings have on a team’s actual performance. But at the same time, Washington State University’s seventh-year …


Pittman heads Cougs to win

Tiara Pittman (Mt. Spokane) notched a goal in the 74th minute to earn Washington State its first victory of the season, 1-0 over the University of Utah at the Washington …


Players with disabilities get taste of soccer competition

On Aug. 14, approximately 190 soccer teams converged on the fields at Plantes Ferry Sports Complex for the Les Schwab Northwest Cup. Most of the players had competed in tournaments …


Players with disabilities get taste of soccer competition

On Saturday, approximately 190 soccer teams converged on the fields at Plantes Ferry Sports Complex for the Les Schwab Northwest Cup. Most of the players had competed in tournaments like …


Sounders’ MLS unbeaten streak at six after draw

CARSON, Calif. – The odds might have seemed stacked against Seattle Sounders FC. Playing in the same venue that housed its last competitive loss, Seattle played a Chivas USA team …


Sounders wary of complacency

Confidence can’t turn into complacency. That was the message from Sounders FC captain Kasey Keller. After disappointment and frustration consumed the first few months of the season, Seattle is finding …


Ching scores, but MLS all-stars fall flat against Manchester

HOUSTON – Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson thinks Major League Soccer has made dramatic progress in recent years. His team showed the best players in the MLS just how …


Zakuani paces Sounders

SEATTLE – Steve Zakuani scored twice in the first half and the Seattle Sounders FC won at home for the first time since June 5, 2-1 over the Colorado Rapids …


Soccer has something for everyone

When three out of six people in your household play or coach soccer, the World Cup becomes a very big deal. Consequently, at Casa Hval from June 11 to July …


Nkufo should be just what Sounders need

SEATTLE – Two minutes. That’s all it took for Blaise Nkufo to make an impact with his new side. Two minutes into his first appearance with Sounders FC, he slid …


Extra-time goal gives Spain long-awaited World Cup title

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – It was a night Spain will never forget. And one the Netherlands would do well not to remember. Sunday’s World Cup final was supposed to be …


Finalists learned from best

POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa – Netherlands great Johan Cruyff probably never expected the style of play he made synonymous with attacking soccer would pay off for Spain. Or that the Spaniards …


Netherlands, Spain in historic Cup final

JOHANNESBURG – The first World Cup in Africa appropriately presents something new: Spain or the Netherlands as a champion. The Spaniards and Dutch will meet Sunday at Soccer City after …


Finalists masters of the pass

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – For the climax of the World Cup, it is all coming down to the art of the perfect pass. The Spanish proved in Wednesday’s semifinal …


Ole! Ole! Spain tops Germany

DURBAN, South Africa – They pressured Germany the entire match and peppered its goalkeeper so many times a score seemed inevitable. Finally, with a mighty swing of his head that …


Spain tops Germany to gain final

Spain will play for the World Cup title for the very first time, thanks to Carles Puyol’s goal on a powerful header in the second half Wednesday night. The 1-0 …


World Cup semifinal has final feel to it

DURBAN, South Africa – The reigning European champion vs. the runner-up. One of the top scorers at this World Cup vs. No. 2 on the all-time list. The most dynamic …


Netherlands tops Uruguay in semis

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Arjen Robben emerged from the bottom of an Oranje mosh pit, mud on his brow and a smile on his face. For good measure, he …


Irmatov, Kassai to ref Cup semis

Ravshan Irmatov and Viktor Kassai will referee the World Cup semifinals, FIFA said on Monday. Uzbekistan’s Irmatov will take charge of the Netherlands-Uruguay match at Cape Town today for his …


Uruguay the upstart

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – The World Cup turned sour for South America in the quarterfinals. Only one team from the continent advanced – Uruguay, the least likely of all …


German side peaking at right time

JOHANNESBURG – Germany is the team to beat as the World Cup comes down to four contenders, with Spain, the Netherlands and Uruguay looking for a way to beat a …


Sounders fall to Buddle, Galaxy

MLS: Edson Buddle and Juninho scored to lead the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 3-1 victory over Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday night in Carson, Calif. Buddle and Landon Donovan …


Black Widows rally

Marissa Mykines and Tiara Pittman scored second-half goals and the Spokane Black Widows rallied to beat the Clovis Sidekicks 2-1 in Women’s Premier Soccer League action Saturday night at Joe …


Sounders hope for turnaround

On paper, this looks like a worst-case scenario for Seattle Sounders FC. A team struggling through the first half of its season, Seattle has to play in Los Angeles tonight …


Ghana can’t cash in

JOHANNESBURG – Nothing, it seemed, would go in for Ghana. Not the shot kicked away at the goal line. Not the block ruled a handball an instant later as extra …


Netherlands pulls shocker

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – Don’t call the Dutch underachievers anymore. Not after the way the Netherlands rallied to upset five-time champion Brazil 2-1 in the World Cup quarterfinals Friday.


Bradley wants to stay

NEW YORK – Bob Bradley said he’d be “honored” to remain the U.S. soccer coach, and he expects a decision in three to four weeks. Bradley told The Associated Press …