Stories tagged: soccer
TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017, 7:30 P.M.
Sounders return with Clint Dempsey cleared to practice
Just 45 days after winning the club’s first MLS Cup title, the Seattle Sounders returned to the practice field on Tuesday for the beginning of training camp.
MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017, 11:32 P.M.
Investors want MLS stadium on site of Chargers’ former home
With the NFL’s Chargers leaving for Los Angeles, a group of private investors unveiled plans Monday to bring an MLS team to San Diego and build a stadium that can …
MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017, 11:30 P.M.
Kellyn Acosta, Matt Hedges leave U.S. training camp because of injuries
Dallas midfielder Kellyn Acosta and defender Matt Hedges have been dropped from the U.S. national team training camp because of injuries, and Vancouver midfielder Kekuta Manneh has left to join …
SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017, 4:19 P.M.
Chapecoense survivors lift trophy 2 months after tragedy
The three surviving players of the air crash two months ago that killed 19 members of Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer club lifted the Copa Sudamericana trophy on Saturday in honor of …
FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 11:44 P.M.
Spokane Shadow to join national soccer league
Spokane is about to cast a larger shadow in the soccer world. Spokane’s top-tier club, the Shadow, are joining the National Premier Soccer League, the league announced this week.
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 9:49 P.M.
Jurgen Klinsmann believes U.S. Soccer made progress before his firing
Jurgen Klinsmann is proud of his half-decade in charge of the U.S. national team, and he believes he left successor Bruce Arena in a position to make the Americans even …
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 8:31 P.M.
Minnesota gets UCLA’s Danladi with MLS SuperDraft’s top pick, Sounders make two selections
Expansion Major League Soccer franchise Minnesota United has chosen UCLA forward Abu Danladi with the first overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft. United selected the Ghanaian prospect Friday, bypassing better-known …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 10:21 P.M.
FIFA risks quality of World Cup to bring more teams to party
During a 17-year FIFA presidency packed with madcap ideas and policy on the hoof, not even Sepp Blatter ultimately tinkered with the World Cup format. Blatter inherited a 32-team World …
TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017, 6:15 P.M.
U.S., Mexico could team up and meet FIFA’s World Cup need
The United States and Mexico could team up and meet FIFA’s need for the biggest-ever World Cup in 2026 being staged by the most host nations. Canada has also joined …
TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017, 6:05 P.M.
FIFA to expand World Cup to 48 teams in 2026
FIFA will expand the World Cup to 48 teams, adding 16 extra nations to the 2026 tournament that is likely to be held in North America. President Gianni Infantino’s favored …
TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017
Wake Forest’s Ian Harkes wins soccer’s Hermann Trophy
Wake Forest midfielder Ian Harkes has won the Hermann Trophy as the top male college soccer player in the United States. West Virginia defender Kadeisha Buchanan was the top woman.
MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2017, 10:30 P.M.
United draws Wigan in FA Cup 4th round
Defending champion Manchester United has drawn 2013 winner Wigan at Old Trafford in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2017, 10 P.M.
U.S. forward Carli Lloyd, Cristiano Ronaldo win FIFA best player awards
Carli Lloyd of the United States won her second FIFA’s best woman player award, even if an Olympic gold medal eluded her.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017, 1 A.M.
Spirit announce Crystal Dunn’s departure for Chelsea
Forward Crystal Dunn is leaving the Washington Spirit for Chelsea FC of the FA Women’s Super League.
FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016, 6:58 P.M.
Bob Bradley says Swansea owners panicked in firing him
Former U.S. coach Bob Bradley says Swansea’s owners “lost their nerve” and “didn’t have the strength” to stick with him. Bradley was fired after 11 matches in charge of the …
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 8:35 P.M.
American Bob Bradley out as EPL’s Swansea manager after less than 3 months
American coach Bob Bradley has been fired as Swansea manager, less than three months after taking charge at the English Premier League club. Swansea announced Bradley’s departure on Tuesday, a …
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 9:31 A.M.
Colombia probe finds jetliner ran out of fuel before crash
Colombian aviation authorities say a preliminary investigation has found that the plane that crashed with a Brazilian soccer team aboard had run out of fuel.
FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016, 5:45 P.M.
Sounders reshape roster by acquiring goal-scorer Will Bruin from Houston
The Sounders added their second player in as many days on Friday, acquiring forward Will Bruin from the Houston Dynamo for targeted allocation money and general allocation money.
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 11:53 P.M.
Sounders acquire Harry Shipp from Montreal
The Seattle Sounders have acquired midfielder Harry Shipp from the Montreal Impact in exchange for general allocation money. Seattle completed the deal with Montreal on Thursday as the Sounders begin …
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 6:44 P.M.
Jozy Altidore wins U.S. Player of Year award
Forward Jozy Altidore has won the U.S. Player of the Year Award for the second time, easily finishing ahead of Christian Pulisic and Michael Bradley in media voting.
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 6:38 P.M.
Hope Solo talks about future, fight for equal pay
Hope Solo says she hopes that someday she can return to the U.S. women’s national team, but in the meantime she vows to keep fighting for equal pay for the …
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 6:35 P.M.
American Bob Bradley judged on his words as well as results at EPL’s Swansea
It seems Bob Bradley is being judged on more than just results during his first coaching stint in the English Premier League. Swansea’s American manager knows he is under scrutiny …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 1 A.M.
U.S. forward Alex Morgan joins Lyon on 6-month deal
United States forward Alex Morgan has joined European champion Lyon from Orlando Pride on a six-month deal, with an option for her to play a further season.
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 5:30 A.M.
Incoming governor opposes St. Louis soccer stadium funding
Missouri Gov.-elect Eric Greitens said Monday he opposes taxpayer money to help build a new soccer stadium in St. Louis, calling the project “nothing more than welfare for millionaires.”
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 3:30 A.M.
FIFA ethics judges ban 2 Honduran officials for life
The FIFA ethics committee has banned two Honduras officials for life for taking bribes, as they await sentencing in the United States on soccer corruption charges.
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 2:30 A.M.
U.S. to play at Nashville, Tampa, Cleveland in Gold Cup
The United States opens the CONCACAF Gold Cup on July 8 at Nashville, Tennessee. It plays four days later at Tampa, Florida, and closes Group B play in the first …
MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016, 8:30 P.M.
UEFA to review rules banning political protests by fans
UEFA says it will review disciplinary rules and could allow more political protests by fans at stadiums.
MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016, 8 P.M.
Player to sue UConn over punishment for giving middle finger
A former UConn soccer player who lost her scholarship after giving the middle finger to a television camera plans to sue the school, calling her punishment excessive.
SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2016, 8:26 P.M.
Cristiano Ronaldo hat trick leads Real Madrid to Club World Cup title
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick on Sunday as European champion Real Madrid claimed its second Club World Cup title by beating Japanese side Kashima Antlers 4-2 after extra time. …
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 9:01 P.M.
MLS announces expansion process, including timeline and fees
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber announced plans Thursday for the league’s expansion to 28 teams, including a deadline for owners to apply and a new franchise fee. The fee …