Stories tagged: soccer
Thu., April 12, 2018, 8:27 a.m.
Italy Spotlight: Juventus president calls for removal of UEFA’s Pierluigi Collina
Juventus is still fuming over the penalty that resulted in its elimination from the Champions League. Club president Andrea Agnelli has called for the removal of UEFA chief refereeing officer …
Thu., April 12, 2018, 8:26 a.m.
Germany Spotlight: Leverkusen’s young team primed for UEFA Champions League return
Bayer Leverkusen is on course for a return to the Champions League. Leverkusen coach Heiko Herrlich has created a competitive team capable of free-flowing attacking soccer thanks to the continued …
Thu., April 12, 2018, 8:25 a.m.
France Spotlight: A positional switch has changed fortunes for Memphis Depay and Lyon
A positional switch has led to a change in fortune for Memphis Depay. The notoriously erratic Depay has hit top form in the past three games after being moved from …
Thu., April 12, 2018, 8:16 a.m.
Gianluigi Buffon slams referee after late penalty and red card
Gianluigi Buffon harshly complained against the referee for awarding a late penalty and sending him off in what was likely his final Champions League match on Wednesday. English referee Michael …
UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 3:32 p.m.
Late Cristiano Ronaldo penalty keeps Real Madrid alive in UEFA Champions League
Cristiano Ronaldo converted an injury-time penalty to keep Juventus from pulling off another stunning comeback in the quarterfinals of the Champions League as Read Madrid advanced despite a 3-1 home …
UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 2:43 p.m.
Bayern Munich reaches UEFA Champions League semifinals
Bayern Munich reached its sixth Champions League semifinal in seven seasons with a 0-0 draw against Sevilla in the second leg of their quarterfinal. The Bavarian powerhouse, which clinched its …
Wed., April 11, 2018, 1:36 p.m.
Around MLS: Tim Melia’s big day puts focus on KC’s defensive rebound
Tim Melia’s 10-save game has helped answer the critics who had suggested earlier this season that Sporting Kansas City was struggling on defense. Sporting now has two straight shutouts and …
Wed., April 11, 2018, 11:31 a.m.
LA Galaxy sign Norwegian striker Ola Kamara to 3-year deal
The LA Galaxy have signed striker Ola Kamara to a three-year contract. Kamara scored 34 goals in the previous two MLS seasons with the Columbus Crew. He joined the Galaxy …
Wed., April 11, 2018, 8:43 a.m.
Barcelona unable to find its stride in UEFA Champions League
The Champions League suddenly has become a tough challenge for Barcelona. The Spanish club thrived in nearly every competition it played in the last few years but has failed to …
Wed., April 11, 2018, 8:07 a.m.
Determined Edin Dzeko delivers a ‘Romantada’ over Barcelona
Edin Dzeko’s sheer will and brute force were the primary reasons behind Roma’s shocking elimination of Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals. The Bosnia and Herzegovina striker scored two goals …
Wed., April 11, 2018, 7:45 a.m.
On the Champions League: Juergen Klopp saw off Man City and thought Barca collapse was a joke
Juergen Klopp says he thought Barcelona’s collapse at Roma was a joke. Klopp had just secured Liverpool’s Champions League victory at Manchester City when he was informed of Barcelona’s 3-0 …
Wed., April 11, 2018, 7:23 a.m.
UEFA charges Pep Guardiola with improper conduct
Pep Guardiola has been charged by UEFA after he was sent from the dugout for verbally abusing the referee during Manchester City’s Champions League elimination by Liverpool. UEFA says Guardiola …
Tue., April 10, 2018, 10:41 p.m.
Toronto advances to CONCACAF Champions League final
Jonathan Osorio scored and Toronto FC advanced to the CONCACAF Champions League final, playing to a 1-1 tie against Club America of Mexico for a 4-2 aggregate victory.
UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 5:50 p.m.
North Central soccer heads into early-season test against Gonzaga Prep with plenty of momentum, optimism
The North Central boys soccer team appreciates the hard work that’s put them atop the Greater Spokane League standings.
Tue., April 10, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Becky Sauerbrunn reflective as U.S. sets sights on World Cup
Becky Sauerbrunn is back from the foot injury that kept her out of the US national team’s activities at the beginning of the year. She’s working on getting into game …
Tue., April 10, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Pep Guardiola sees red, falls short in UEFA Champions League again
Pep Guardiola’s wait for a third Champions League title goes on. He won the European Cup twice with Barcelona but failed at three attempts with Bayern Munich. At Manchester City, …
UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
Mohamed Salah lands knockout blow as Liverpool reaches CL semifinals
Liverpool reached the Champions League semifinals after recovering from conceding a goal inside two minutes against Manchester City to win 2-1 thanks to second-half strikes by Mohamed Salah and Roberto …
UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 3:57 p.m.
‘It seems untrue’: Roma stuns Barcelona in UEFA Champions League
Roma pulls off an extraordinary comeback with a 3-0 win over Barcelona to reach the Champions League semifinals and overturn a three-goal deficit from the first leg. The Giallorossi advanced …
Tue., April 10, 2018, 11:50 a.m.
Real Madrid has depleted defense for 2nd leg against Juventus
Scoring hasn’t been a problem for Real Madrid recently. But the European champions could have issues in defense when they host Juventus in the second leg of the Champions League …
Mon., April 9, 2018, 2:36 p.m.
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay agree on 2030 World Cup bid
Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay have agreed on 12 cities where they would like to host the centenary World Cup in 2030. Bidding is not due to open for another four …
Sun., April 8, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
MLS capsules: Orlando City scores 3 late goals to beat Timbers 3-2
Chris Mueller, Sacha Kljestan and Dom Dwyer scored in a late flurry to give Orlando City a stunning 3-2 victory over Portland in Orlando, Florida.
Sun., April 8, 2018, 5:48 p.m.
Carli Lloyd’s 100th international goal leads U.S. over Mexico 6-2
Carli Lloyd became the sixth American to score 100 international goals, putting the United States ahead as it rallied for a 6-2 win over Mexico in an exhibition Sunday.
Sat., April 7, 2018, 10:52 p.m.
MLS capsules: Atlanta United beats Los Angeles FC 5-0 for 4th straight win
ATLANTA – Miguel Almiron had two goals and one assist, helping Atlanta United beat Los Angeles FC 5-0 on Saturday for its fourth consecutive victory. Atlanta United defender Chris McCann …
UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
Sounders know they’ll need to speed things up to help ease their scoring woes
In a league that’s taking off, the Sounders seem to be slowing down.
Thu., April 5, 2018, 6:51 p.m.
Alex Morgan scores twice in 4-1 US win over Mexico
Alex Morgan scored twice and the U.S. women’s national team got three goals in the space of four minutes early in the second half to beat Mexico 4-1in the first …
UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 3:58 p.m.
Liverpool blows away Man City in 3-0 win in UCL quarterfinals
Liverpool blew away Manchester City with three goals in the first 31 minutes to secure a 3-0 first-leg win at a rocking Anfield and close in on a first UEFA …
UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
2 own goals help Barcelona beat Roma 4-1 in UCL quarterfinals
A pair of own goals by Daniele De Rossi and Kostas Manolas helped Barcelona beat Roma 4-1 in the opening leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Wednesday. Gerard Pique …
Tue., April 3, 2018, 8:12 p.m.
Toronto FC wins 1st leg of Champions League semifinal
Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore scored first-half goals and Toronto FC beat Mexico’s Club America 3-1 in the CONCACAF Champions League in the first leg of the semifinal on a …
Tue., April 3, 2018, 6:15 p.m.
Sounders’ Kelvin Leerdam regrets ‘stupid red card,’ says Seattle needs to channel aggression the right way
Sounders right back Kelvin Leerdam says he regrets taking a “stupid red card” on Saturday that left his team shorthanded the majority of a 1-0 loss to the Montreal Impact
UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Cristiano Ronaldo scores stunner as Real Madrid beats Juventus 3-0 in UEFA Champions League
Cristiano Ronaldo continues to make history as he helped Real Madrid to a 3-0 win at 10-man Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal, scoring a stunning …