Stories tagged: soccer
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
Barcelona forward Luis Suarez out 4 weeks with right knee injury
Barcelona says striker Luis Suarez will be sidelined for four weeks. The announcement comes only days before the team is about to start the Spanish league season. Suarez will miss …
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Champions League roundup: Liverpool beats Hoffenheim 2-1, closes on Group Stage
Liverpool has spoiled Hoffenheim’s debut in European competition by winning 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League playoff. Trent Alexander-Arnold’s free kick and an own goal by Havard …
Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 7:38 p.m.
Cristiano Ronaldo banned for 5 games after pushing referee
Cristiano Ronaldo lost his cool, and now Real Madrid has lost its main man for five matches at the start of the Spanish season.
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
Neymar shines on PSG debut, says he’s ‘more alive than ever’
Declaring he was “more alive than ever,” Neymar did not disappoint on his debut for Paris Saint-Germain.
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 6:17 p.m.
Luis Silva helps Real Salt Lake run unbeaten streak to 6
Luis Silva scored with a sudden strike in the 64th minute to lift Real Salt Lake to a 1-0 victory over D.C. United on Sunday night in a match that …
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 11:44 p.m.
MLS capsules: Alberth Elis, Vicente Sanchez lift Dynamo past Quakes, into tie for first
Alberth Elis and Vicente Sanchez each had a goal and an assist, and the host Houston Dynamo blanked the San Jose Earthquakes 3-0 on Saturday night.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 7:45 p.m.
Clint Dempsey leads Sounders past Sporting KC 1-0
Clint Dempsey scored on a header in the 36th minute, and the Seattle Sounders stretched their unbeaten streak to eight games with a 1-0 victory against Sporting Kansas City on …
Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 7 p.m.
The champs are here: Seattle Sounders making summer surge out West
If the story of this Seattle Sounders season sounds familiar, that’s because it’s playing out in a very similar fashion to a year ago. Except Seattle’s turnaround this time started …
Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
Clint Dempsey scores 2 goals, Sounders beat Minnesota United 4-0
Clint Dempsey had two goals and one assists to help the Seattle Sounders beat Minnesota United 4-0 in the first meeting between the teams. Seattle is unbeaten in its last …
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 6:11 p.m.
Brian Schmetzer, Sounders express concern over ‘targeting’ of their offensive players
The Sounders are downright peeved with how some of their most skilled players have been targeted in recent weeks by opponents bent on slowing them down. “They’re targeting our players …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
Megan Rapinoe leads U.S.’ 3-0 rout of Japan in tournament finale
Although Australia wrapped up the inaugural Tournament of Nations title before the U.S. women stepped on the field, Megan Rapinoe and her teammates still gave their fans something to remember. …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 3:50 p.m.
Neymar’s move joins landmark deals in soccer history
From the likes of Johan Cruyff and Diego Maradona to today’s global soccer stars, here’s a look at some previous landmark football transfers following Neymar’s move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
PSG signing Neymar a PR coup for isolated Qatar
Neymar’s move to Paris Saint-Germain has obliterated world soccer’s transfer record in a major coup for the French club – and the tiny energy-rich emirate of Qatar. By signing the …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 1:01 p.m.
Neymar leaves Barcelona without its heir to Lionel Messi
Barcelona is facing an uncertain future without Lionel Messi’s heir apparent. Neymar flourished alongside Messi for four seasons, and everyone in Barcelona– executives, players, fans– counted on the 25-year-old Brazil …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
How soccer’s financial rules impact Neymar’s move to Paris
Rules aimed at preventing unfettered spending by European soccer clubs will not disrupt Neymar’s world-record transfer from Spain’s Barcelona to France’s Paris-Saint Germain in the coming days. Any consequences would …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 2:53 p.m.
Neymar signs 5-year deal with PSG in world-record transfer
Neymar has become the most expensive player in soccer history after completing his blockbuster transfer to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona for 222 million euros ($262 million). PSG activated the release …
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
Latest Sounders addition says he can play anywhere he has to in midfield
New Sounders midfielder Victor Rodriguez says he’s willing to play anywhere and learn new things, while coach Brian Schmetzer has had him watch video of fouls and other skilled playmakers …
Mon., July 31, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Christiano Ronaldo faces questioning over Spanish tax probe
Cristiano Ronaldo told a Spanish judge Monday that he has “never tried to avoid taxes.”
Sun., July 30, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Julie Ertz caps late U.S. comeback in 4-3 win over Brazil
Julie Ertz came in off the bench and scored in the 89th minute and the United States overcame a late two-goal deficit to beat Brazil 4-3 on Sunday night in …
Sat., July 29, 2017, 11 p.m.
MLS Capsules: Fredy Montero, Vancouver rout Dallas
Fredy Montero had two goals and an assist and Vancouver beat FC Dallas 4-0 on Saturday for its third victory in four matches.
Sat., July 29, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
Sounders, Galaxy play to 0-0 draw
Stefan Frei had four saves for his seventh shutout of the season and the Seattle Sounders played Los Angeles to a 0-0 draw Saturday night in coach Sigi Schmid’s return …
Fri., July 28, 2017, 5:04 p.m.
Seattle star Jordan Morris hopes to parlay Gold Cup confidence into strong Sounders finish
Mercer Island native Jordan Morris hopes his strong, assertive Gold Cup showing parlays into continued success with the Sounders, a team for which he’s scored only twice this season
Thu., July 27, 2017, 9:11 p.m.
Australian women beat U.S. 1-0 in Tournament of Nations
Tameka Butt scored in the 67th minute and Australia beat the United States for the first time in the 28-game series, 1-0 in the Tournament of Nations. The Matildas also …
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 2:19 p.m.
Bob Bradley named first coach of MLS expansion club LAFC
Bob Bradley will be the first coach of the Los Angeles Football Club, the MLS expansion franchise due to begin play next year. Bradley is the former coach of the …
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
Galaxy fire coach Curt Onalfo, re-hire former Sounder Sigi Schmid
The LA Galaxy have fired coach Curt Onalfo just 20 games into his first season in charge of the struggling club. Onalfo went 6-10-4 after being promoted from their developmental …
Thu., July 27, 2017, 12:44 a.m.
Jordan Morris adds Gold Cup to NCAA, MLS titles
In a span of 19 months, Jordan Morris has won an NCAA title in 2015 with Stanford, scoring the first two goals in a 4-0 rout of Clemson; won the …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Jordan Morris’ 88th-minute goal gives U.S. Gold Cup title
Jordan Morris scored a tiebreaking goal in the 88th minute, and the United States beat Jamaica 2-1 for its sixth CONCACAF Gold Cup title and first since 2013. Jozy Altidore’s …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 4:37 p.m.
Around MLS: Brooks Lennon enjoying his time stateside with Salt Lake
Rookie Brooks Lennon is on loan this year from Liverpool to Real Salt Lake. He’s worked hard to make the most of the opportunity, and is one of the young …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
U.S. kicking off tournament vs Australia, Brazil faces Japan
Brazil is set to face Japan in the opener of the Tournament of Nations in Seattle, which will be followed by the United States’ match against Australia. The women’s soccer …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Bruce Arena blends intense demands with humor to lead U.S.
With his quick wit off the field and demanding nature on it, U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena has instilled a calm and a swagger that the U.S. squad so …