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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.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 2:29 p.m.

English roundup: Man City completes 10-0 aggregate win in League Cup semis

Manchester City completed the formalities of its one-sided English League Cup semifinal against third-tier Burton Albion by winning the second leg 1-0 on Wednesday for a 10-0 victory on aggregate. …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 5:38 p.m.

Neymar faces anxious wait to determine extent of foot injury

Neymar limped off with a recurrence of a right-foot injury during Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-0 French Cup win against Strasbourg to cast doubt whether he will face Manchester United in the …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 1:57 p.m.

Chelsea signs Gonzalo Higuain on loan in bid to fix scoring problems

Gonzalo Higuain has joined Chelsea on loan from Juventus for the rest of the season, reuniting the Argentina striker with coach Maurizio Sarri. The 31-year-old Higuain scored 36 goals in …


Sounders open camp with notable absences

Osvaldo Alonso wasn’t on the roster for the first time in franchise history as the Seattle Sounders opened preseason camp. Clint Dempsey wasn’t there either. The process of saying farewell …


Christen Press scores and U.S. women down Spain 1-0

Christen Press scored in the 53rd minute and the U.S. national team rebounded from a rare loss with a 1-0 victory over Spain in Alicante on Tuesday. The United States …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 1:47 p.m.

Tim Howard says this MLS season will be his last

Colorado Rapids and former U.S. national team goalkeeper Tim Howard says this season will be his last in Major League Soccer. Howard made the announcement Tuesday on social media, a …


Injured Dele Alli out until March in latest blow to Tottenham

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been ruled out until March because of a hamstring problem, further limiting the Premier League team’s attacking options in a key period of the season. …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 2:24 p.m.

Cristiano Ronaldo pleads guilty to tax fraud at Madrid court

Cristiano Ronaldo has pleaded guilty to tax fraud and received a two-year suspended sentence. The Juventus forward was in court for about 45 minutes and signed an agreement which will …


Sounders land new jersey sponsor in online retailer Zulily

The Seattle Sounders have a new jersey sponsor after signing a multiyear deal with online retailer Zulily. The partnership was announced Thursday, along with Zulily’s deal to be the jersey …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 3:13 p.m.

MLS formally announces Austin expansion team for 2021

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber formally announced Austin will be an expansion franchise for the 2021 season. The move has been expected as Austin became the target for efforts …


MLS names Coach of the Year honor in memory of Sigi Schmid

Major League Soccer is renaming its annual Coach of the Year award to honor the late Sigi Schmid, the winningest coach in league history.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 5:26 p.m.

Norman Chad: Making sports better with New Year’s revolutions, not resolutions

We need change – radical change – and we need it now, so in 2019 please join Couch Slouch as we make Sports Nation a better place:


Dutch player, coach Frank de Boer takes over Atlanta United

Frank de Boer, who appeared in two World Cups for the Netherlands during an illustrious playing career and went on to capture four straight league titles as the coach at …


Michael Bradley on Gregg Berhalter’s 1st roster, Brad Guzan, Jozy Altidore left off

U.S. captain Michael Bradley was called for the team’s first training camp under coach Gregg Berhalter. But goalkeeper Brad Guzan and Jozy Altidore were omitted from a 27-man roster picked …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

Manchester United sacks manager Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho was fired by Manchester United on Tuesday, two days after English soccer’s biggest club reached a new low in its disappointing season by losing to Liverpool in the …


Business as usual in Champions League? Maybe not this season

Glance at the final standings in the group stage and it seems to be business as usual in this season’s Champions League. It is true that there seems to be …


Columbus Crew’s Zach Steffen to join Manchester City next summer

American goalkeeper Zack Steffen will transfer to Manchester City from the Columbus Crew in July.


Copa Libertadores saga ends as River Plate wins in Madrid

MADRID – Madrid turned into Buenos Aires for a night Sunday, with tens of thousands of Argentine fans transforming Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu into a stadium of their own. River …


United captures MLS Cup for Atlanta’s 1st title since ‘95

Finally, Atlanta has another team it can call champion. Josef Martinez and Franco Escobar scored goals, Brad Guzan came up with a couple of clutch saves and Atlanta United gave …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 3:07 p.m.

U.S. draws Sweden again for 2019 Women’s World Cup

The defending champion United States is grouped with Sweden again for the Women’s World Cup next summer in France. The top-ranked Americans are in the same group with the Swedes …


Atlanta goes for a rare sports title in MLS Cup final

A city that has known plenty of sporting heartbreak is one win away from a championship. Atlanta hasn’t won a major professional championship since the Braves captured the 1995 World …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 1:03 p.m.

Alex Morgan named U.S. Player of the Year

Alex Morgan has been named U.S. Soccer’s Player of the Year for a second time after leading the national team with 18 goals in 19 games and helping it earn …


Timbers beat Sporting KC 3-2 to earn MLS Cup trip

Diego Valeri scored a pair of goals, including one in stoppage time, and Portland beat Sporting Kansas City 3-2 on Thursday night to advance to MLS Cup for the second …